Honey Soy Sauce Chicken


Honey soy sauce chicken drumsticks are tasty and simple to make, another great dish for those busy weekdays.

Original recipe


Honey Soy Sauce Chicken
Adapted from Just One Cookbook

Yield: 1 1/2 lbs chicken drumsticks

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine OR sake OR dry sherry


  1. Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Place honey, soy sauce, and alcohol in a gallon Ziploc bag.  Seal the bag and scrunch it around to mix the seasonings.
  3. Prick the chicken thoroughly with a fork.
  4. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and rub it in.
  5. Place chicken in Ziploc bag and seal, squeezing out the air.
  6. Rub the bag around to coat the chicken with the marinade.  Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  7. Preheat oven to 400ºF.  Line a rimmed baking sheet or baking pan with aluminum foil.
  8. Arrange chicken drumsticks, skin side up, on baking sheet or pan.  Pour marinade over them.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes.

Easy Baked Fish


Here’s a great recipe for those times you’re just too tired to cook but have to do it anyway.

Original recipe


Easy Baked Fish
Adapted from All Recipes

Yield: 4 servings

  • 24 oz total of salmon steaks, salmon fillets, or catfish fillets
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine honey, mustard, lemon juice, and pepper.
  2. Spread the mixture over the fish.  (You can marinate overnight if you wish.)
  3. Arrange fish in a large baking dish or on a large baking sheet.
  4. Preheat oven to 325ºF.  (The fish can marinate for a little while as the oven preheats.)
  5. Bake 20 minutes, or until fish easily flakes with a fork.

Cream of Mushroom Drumsticks


Here’s a simple, tasty recipe for those days when you’re overwhelmed and exhausted and just want dinner without having to work (much) for it.


Cream of Mushroom Drumsticks

Yield: 8-10 drumsticks

  • 8-10 chicken drumsticks
  • Half (10.5-oz) can cream of mushroom


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Smear cream of mushroom on drumsticks.
  3. Arrange drumsticks in large baking pan.
  4. Bake 40 minutes.

Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steak


Here is a rib-eye steak recipe for those special occasions when you want a celebratory dinner!

Original recipe


Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steak
From Food Network

Yield: 1 steak

  • 1 boneless rib eye steak, 1 1/2 inches thick
  • Canola oil, to coat
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Place a 10-to-12-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven and heat the oven to 500ºF.  Bring the steak to room temperature.
  2. When the oven reaches temperature, remove the skillet and place on the range over high heat for 5 minutes. Coat the steak lightly with oil and sprinkle both sides with a generous pinch of salt. Grind on black pepper.
  3. Immediately place the steak in the middle of the hot, dry skillet. Cook 30 seconds without moving. Turn with tongs and cook another 30 seconds, then put the pan straight into the oven for 2 minutes. Flip the steak and cook for another 2 minutes. (This time is for medium-rare steak. If you prefer medium, add a minute to both of the oven turns.)
  4. Remove the steak from the skillet, cover loosely with foil, and rest for 2 minutes. Serve whole or slice thin and fan onto plate.