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Good Cookin Ezine, March. 2013 --Giveaway Winner Announcement And Recipes!
March 01, 2013

Winner Announcement
And Recipes


In This Issue:

  1. Quote of the month
  2. Winners of the giveaway
  3. Recipes of the month
  4. New YouTube Videos


"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." ~Harriet Van Horne

Happy March everyone. It's time to announce the winners of my newsletter subscribers giveaway. Yeah!

Remember? This is where I asked you to leave your comment on my Facebook page about what you are doing to improve your health this year.

Several of you responded and now I am naming the winners. But first I want to say that you all have great things that you are doing and it was difficult to choose. So the only way to do it was to basically draw names from a hat.

Let's have a drum roll please...

  1. Linda Teninty
  2. Jessica Bird Luckhaupt
  3. Ruth Ann Pearsons
  4. Veronica Marie Teran

Congratulations to you all!

Please send me your contact/mailing address and I will be sending each of you 2 Vemma Bode protein shakes and a DVD with Chris and Heidi Powell's Top 10 Diet Tips.

Use this link to send me your mailing information:

Send me your mailing address here so I can send you your prize.

Here is a quote to help keep you inspired on the road to health:

"Every small step that we take in the right direction is the beginning of something amazing... So put your best foot forward and start stepping.

What step will you make TODAY?"

Recipes of the Month

Teriyaki Chicken


  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. cold water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 12 skinless chicken thighs

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

Combine the cornstarch, water, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic,ginger and pepper in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sauce bubbles and thickens and then set aside.

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with Pam spray or lightly grease. Place the chicken in the dish. Brush the chicken on all sides with the sauce.

Bake in the oven and baste with the sauce about every 10 minutes. Turn the chicken over after 30 minutes and continue basting every 10 minutes. Cook until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

This should take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes total depending on how big the chicken pieces are.

Rice Pilaf with Peas

  • 8 bacon slices, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 10 ounce packages frozen green peas
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pepper to taste

Cook the bacon in a 12 inch frying pan over medium low heat. When cooked, place the bacon, using a slotted spoon, on a paper towel covered plate.

Clean out the pan and add the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 3 minutes more.

Add the rice, frozen peas, chicken broth, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until rice is tender.

Add the bacon and stir to combine and serve.

Foil Wrapped Chicken Dinner

The beauty of this dish is that it's easy clean up. No pans to wash and the food tastes great. I make these a lot. You can also substitue other types of meat including fish.

This will serve as many as you need. Just make as many foil wraps as you need. As a guide, you will want approximately 1/3 lb of chicken per person and 1/4 lb of vegetables per person.

Feel free to use vegetables of your choice. Below is an example of what I use.


  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 3 slices of yellow onion
  • 1 carrot cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 small potato, thinly sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 sliced mushroom
  • drizzle of olive oil, about 1 tsp.
  • drizzle of balsamic vinegar About 1 tsp.
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • heavy duty foil

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. or BBQ set to high.

Tear about a 14 inch wide piece of foil for each packet. Give yourself plenty of room.

In a bowl add the chicken, seasonings,liquids and vegetables and toss to coat. Arrange the vegetables first on the foil in an area of about 5 inch by 7 inch. Then place the chicken on top of the vegetables. Make sure to scrape out all the spices and oil into the foil packet. Add salt and pepper overall.

Fold the foil over length wise first and seal the two ends together tight. Then crimp up the ends to seal the meal inside.

If you are baking this in the oven, place the oven rack in the lower part of the oven. Place foil packs on a baking sheet with a lip in case some of the juices leak out.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes and then check the foil packet. Be careful of the hot steam when you open the packet.

You can BBQ these too if you want. I leave a burner or two off in the middle of the BBQ so as to create more of an oven effect with indirect heat. Again this should take 15 to 20 minutes to cook.

You can eat this right out of the foil packet (works great if you are camping) or pour your food into a plate.

New YouTube Videos

Every month I create new cooking videos on my YouTube channel to help people learn how to make different recipes. Here are the 6 new videos for January 2013 in case you missed them.

How To Make A Pork Tenderloin With A Rosemary Garlic Rub

Cowboy Cookies My Niece Leslie joined me in making this delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Deviled Eggs This is so delicious and easy! Check out the ingredients in this.

Creamy and Decadent Chocolate Pudding This is so delicious and easy. You'll never go back to packaged chocolate pudding again.

How To Get The Seeds Out Of A Pomegranate. This is the easiest way ever to get those seeds out. Then I show you how to make a delicious smoothie with the pomegranate seeds. Yum!

Chinese Chicken Fried Rice Try this when you are in the mood for some Chinese food. With chicken, it's a complete meal.

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Talk soon,
Rockin Robin

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