Chicken and Napa Cabbage Fried Pot Stickers

I love fried wontons but my store never carries wonton wrappers.  I don’t think these are a traditional pot sticker because these are fried and not steamed. But since I use pot sticker wrappers that’s the name i’ll use for now.  Its a very simple recipe with spices most people may have on hand. Enjoy!

Chicken and Napa Cabbage Fried Pot Stickers

1- 12 oz. package pot sticker wrappers

1- 12 oz. package Asian Slaw, if you cant find this Napa cabbage sliced for coleslaw can be used

3 green onions, sliced

4 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 pound ground chicken

oil for frying


In a large fry pan, cook ground chicken until cooked through.

add cabbage, green onion, soy sauce and spices.  Cook until cabbage wilts.

Remove from stove.

In a fry pan, add oil, About 1/2 cup and heat to 350 degrees.

open pot sticker package and add about 1 tablespoon of mix to pot sticker wrapper, wet wrapper edge with water and crimp to close.  (see Photo).  Continue until all are filled

Add pot stickers to pan carefully, so you don’t have oil splash on you. About 4-6 at a time.  Cook until golden brown on both sides.  After they are cooked, place on a paper towel lined pan to remove excess oil.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.  I enjoy sweet and sour sauce with these.



Lemon Drop Cake

This winter we had a storm and I was looking in my pantry to find ingredients for dessert.  I had a can of lemon pie filling and not much else so I decided to adjust a cherry drop cake recipe into a lemon drop cake recipe.  It was delicious.  I hope you give it a try.

Lemon Drop Cake

You will need:
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cup granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 can lemon pie filling

Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
Cream, softened butter, sugar and eggs
Add extract, flour and baking powder, mix until smooth, batter will be thick
Turn batter out into a 9X13 greased pan, smooth out into pan
Spoon filling by dropping onto batter, DO NOT DUMP FILLING , your cake will not turn out right.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, start off checking at 40, cake is done when you place toothpick in cake section, not filling section comes out clean, and top is golden brown.

Filling will sink during baking.
Let cool.
For decoration you can sift confectioner sugar on top of cake, slice and serve.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

I love making chocolate candy because its no bake and easy to make year round.  This is a year round treat and you can use different sprinkles to make them match holidays.



4 cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup butter melted

3 tablespoons milk

12 ounce package milk chocolate chips

1 tablespoon Shortening

Sprinkles, optional


Mix powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter, mix well

Add milk and mix to incorporate

Form dough in a ball

Place in fridge or freezer to set up, (about 15 minutes worked well for me)

In a microwave safe bowl add chocolate chips and shortening, microwave 30 seconds mix, repeat until the chocolate is melted, do not melt to long or you will ruin the chocolate.

Dip ball,  in the melted chocolate and place on waxed paper until hardened. (If using sprinkles, place on the peanut butter balls before they harden so the sprinkles stick)





Tortilla Wrap Appetizers

CINCO DE MAYO is just around the corner!!! These are great appetizers for the occasion or really anytime. Have a great CINCO DE MAYO!!!!


 You will need:

1 package of 10 flour tortillas

1 package taco cheese

Green onions, (I use 1 or 2, it depends if your guests like a lot of onion)

Sour cream, (I use less fat, or no fat)

10 slices Ham, (you could use turkey also)

Toothpicks, about 50 if you slice each in 5



Slightly warm the tortillas in the microwave, the whole pack for about 10 seconds.

Spread the sour cream over the tortilla, stop at about ½ inch from the edge

Place a slice of ham in the middle of tortilla, flat

Add green onion and cheese, not too much of either or it will spill out.

Roll up the tortilla.  (see pic for finished product)

Place toothpicks in to the size appetizers you choose, I usually have 5 per tortilla.

Now slice in 5, or your choosing.  Place in fridge until ready to use, Cover with plastic wrap, the onion is a very strong smell.

I have made these a day ahead and they were fine.




What We Do In The Shadows TV Show

I loved the Movie What We Do In The Shadows and was excited to hear there would be a show based off the movie on FX channel. It’s a great show, the humor is just like the movie and it has you cracking up. I have recommended it to other people and they loved it off the bat.  You should definitely watch it.  Still not sure?  Watch a trailer below. (the trailer uses adult language)


Taco Pizza

My family likes taco pizza, but they never liked the cream cheese layer.  I made a simple taco pizza that is good for your picky eaters.

Taco Pizza

1 Pillsbury thin pizza crust

1 jar taco sauce

lettuce, chopped

1 pound ground beef, fully cooked

8 ounces shredded taco cheese


bake pizza crust per instructions

while crust is baking, cook ground beef, cook until done, drain the fat.

When crust is done add 1/2 the cheese to the top.  now add ground beef, lettuce and the remaining cheese on top, drizzle taco sauce on top.  Slice and enjoy!!