spicy* chicken & squash sautee

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 T salt (or more to taste)
2 chicken breasts, cubed
6-10 garlic cloves, diced
1/2 onion, chopped or sliced
2 tomatoes, diced small
2 large squash, sliced thin
1/2 cup+ boiling water
*Optional: 1 green pepper, chopped (remove seeds, unless you like the extra spicy kick)

Heat oil in a large wok until very hot. Add salt before adding diced chicken. Sautee chicken until cooked thru, then add garlic & onions. Cook on med-high heat 5 min. Add diced tomatoes and simmer until cooked down into a tomato sauce. Add water (and some salt) if you want more sauce. Taste the broth to get the right saltiness, before you finally add squash & green peppers to simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until tender. We sometimes let the chicken simmer longer to make it tender. This is easy to prepare quickly - and can be altered for spiciness, and stretched for visitors! We serve it over white rice.
glory to Zoram - who whipped this up with the random stuff in my fridge.

EZ pizza dough

Makes enough for two med sized pizzas. Double it if you want extra dough!

3 cups flour
2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup water
2 teaspoons instant yeast
seasonings: black pepper, sage, basil, etc (to taste)

Stir dry ingredients, including yeast. Add water and olive oil and combine well. Knead everything into a ball. Lightly oil the dough and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise 1-2 hours. It should double in size. Later dump onto a floured counter, and divide into balls for your pizzas. Roll out to your desired thickness and place on a baking sheet that is sprinkled with cornmeal. Add toppings and bake for about 10-15 minutes until crisp & blistered.


2 cups flour
2 T sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1.5 c milk
1/4 cup oil/melted shortening

Optional: cinnamon, dash of lemon juice, chocolate chips, banana chunks, blueberries, raisins!

Combine the dry ingredients and mix well. Beat eggs, and add milk & oil in separate bowl. Combine and mix well. If more milk is needed - add some more until you get the right consistency. We usually add 1/4-1/2 cup more! Do no beat, but just stir until combined well. Cook on a hot griddle, flipping when bubbly. Makes about 15 3-inch pancakes. If you can perfect this recipe, you might earn the title of "Pancake King" like Justin holds in our home. :)

You can easily morph this recipe into waffles by separating the egg yolks/whites - keeping the yolks with the milk mixture. Beat the egg whites and fold in at the end. :)
glory to Wyc International Cookbook, and a few tips from Poppa Joe!