Caramelized Coffee Spiced Chicken & Giveaway ~ Rachel

Greetings everyone!

I’m still alive, I promise. I can’t seem to get a leg up on much of anything these days so until I do, my postings might be a little sparse. To hold you over to the next post, I’m posting a couple of our wedding photos, an awesome recipe, and a giveaway! Can you beat that???

First, a few wedding pictures (click on them to get the bigger version):

Photo by Stephanie Spencer Photography

Photo by Stephanie Spencer Photography

Photo by Stephanie Spencer Photography

Photo by Stephanie Spencer Photography

Second, an awesome recipe:

You’ve probably heard me mention my most favorite store, Savory Spice Shop? Well, a couple of weeks ago we stopped in to see if they had espresso powder. I was making fancy brownies in our new “all edges” brownie pan and the recipe called for espresso powder, which I couldn’t find in any grocery store. Apparently, it simply enhances the chocolate flavor and does not mess up the recipe if you don’t have it. ANYWAYS…Savory Spice didn’t have espresso powder but they had a couple of new spice blends with coffee in them. One of them was the Baker’s Brew Coffee Spice and it was suggested that we use that in place of the espresso powder. Well…we did and the brownies were awesome…and we also picked up the recipe for Caramelized Coffee Spiced Chicken.

I made that the other night, substituting boneless skinless chicken breasts for thighs, and served it over some jasmine rice. In the words of Dave, dinner was <expletive> awesome….he wants to put the glaze on everything. Which brings me to…

Third, a giveaway:

I’m going to hold a giveaway to try and bring back my readers from the post-less abyss I banned them to (at least in terms of our blog here). The winner will receive a 4oz. bottle of the Baker’s Brew Coffee Spice and a 4oz. bottle of a spice or spice blend of their choice! All from Savory Spice Shop! All you have to do is go to the Savory Spice Shop website, drool over all the awesome spices and recipes, pick one or two of your favorites, and leave a comment here telling me what you picked and why! Leave your comment by Thursday, December 22nd at 5pm and I’ll pick a winner on Friday the 23rd! I can’t promise you’ll get the spices before 2012 but I won’t make you wait too long.

Now…back to reality….I’m hitting up my first Weight Watchers meeting in months tomorrow morning….weigh-in ain’t gonna be pretty!

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  • Rebecca H  On December 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Welcome back! I love your wedding pictures! It looks like you had a lot of fun. 🙂

    Ok wow that spice shop has some amazing blends! I can’t wait to visit once I’m back on the east coast next year. I think my favorite is Cherry Creek Seafood Seasoning Blend. It looks quite yummy.

  • Shelley B  On December 9, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Your wedding pictures are fantastic and your (and Dave’s) sense of humor comes through – love the “bird” picture (and that one made me do a double-take!).

    Sweet of you to do a giveaway! I’d pick the Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar – wouldn’t that be interesting to try in my granola instead of regular brown sugar?!?

  • biz319  On December 9, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    You look beautiful Rachel!! I would love to get my hands on some Jamaica jerk seasoning! 😀

  • leslie  On December 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Beautiful pictures and great giveaway. I’d love to try the Asian style sprinkle. It has all the flavors I love.

  • marsial2010  On December 11, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Rachel, just wanted to send my congratulations to you and Dave on your marriage. While Dave looks very nice, he will have to take a back seat to you because you look GORGEOUS!!! Your dress is beautiful! Wishing you much happiness throughout your next 50 or 60 years (or more) together.

  • Amy  On December 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Heh. I wish I had thought to check Savory for Espresso powder when I was looking for it a while back. I ended up using instant coffee for my recipe instead. The pictures are beautiful! It looks like you two had an amazing day.


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