Homemade Chicken Fingers



My girls ask for my Homemade Chicken fingers more than Chicken Nuggets from fast food places and let me tell you, that really warms my heart. They are quite simple to make and they are oven baked but have a crispy coating. This is not what I consider low fat but they are better than store bought or fast food bought.

I have adapted this recipe but can’t quite remember where. My mom owns hundreds of cookbooks ( no, that is not an exaggeration.) and it was from one of them.

Sauces for Chicken Tenders.

Homemade Honey Mustard Sauce (source All Recipes )


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Mix the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, honey, and lemon juice together in a bowl. Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight.

Pineapple BBQ Sauce ( source: BBQ Recipes )


  • 1/2 lg Onion, minced
  • 1/2 c crushed pineapple
  • 4    Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 c  Catsup
  • 1/3 c  Vinegar
  • 1/4 c  Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 c  Brown Sugar, packed
  • 3/4 c  Molasses
  • 1/2 ts Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tb Salt
  • 1/4 c  Tomato Paste
  • 2 tb Liquid Smoke
  • 1/3 ts Tabasco

Combine onion and garlic, in a 3-quart saucepan.    Saute’ until onion and garlic are translucent, approximately 10 minutes.   Add all remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil, then turn down to a medium simmer. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Run sauce through a medium strainer to remove onion and garlic bits if you prefer a smoother sauce.  Cool and enjoy.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing ( my favorite dipping sauce!! Source- All Recipes)


  • 6 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Rhine wine
  • 2 tbsp. Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (or, to taste)


Blend all ingredients (except blue cheese) in a blender until smooth. Stir in the crumbled blue cheese and mix well.

Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before serving. Use on salads, in casseroles, as a dip with chips, vegetables or torillas, as a dressing on sandwiches or anywhere you might use Ranch dressing.

If you try these recipes please comment and let us know!





Homemade Sugar Scrub



I have been hearing so much about homemade scrubs, etc that I finally decided to try one. I decided on the most simple one you could make. I hate the scent of lotions, etc so I chose one that had no scent. This Homemade Sugar Scrub is something anyone can make!  Here are the ingredients:

Whit Sugar

Brown Sugar

Olive Oil

Yep, just those three ingredients. I decided to start small since I wasn’t sure I would like this whole DIY thing. I did 2tbs of brown sugar, 1tbs of white sugar, and enough oil to just bond the mixture. Armed with my homemade sugar scrub and a wash cloth I headed for the bathroom. I wetted my face a little and then started to use the scrub. Problem #1; It smelled so good I had to try hard to not lick my face. There is nothing more unattractive than a women trying to lick the side of her face.

After beating down the demons that kept screaming “lick it, lick it.” I started to slowly rub the mixture all over my face. After everything was completely covered I let it sit for 5 minutes, constantly saying ” I will not lick, I will not lick” After the timer went off I entered the bathroom again and using warm water I gently cleansed the mixture away and WOW! My skin was so smooth and even looked a little brighter. That is when I encountered problem #2. My face felt sooo good that my neck felt so rough. Going in the kitchen I made the mixture again and did my neck which was considerable easier since there is no way I could lick my neck. After 5 minutes I rinsed again and was like WOW again, it was so smooth that the rest of my body felt like a gravel road. You guessed it I made a huge batch and hit the shower. I will never, ever buy another scrub again. This has made a believer out of me. Using this twice a month will save me money.

I can’t wait to try more DIY products. I will definitely be posting my results for you 😀

Edit* My friend Omneya recommended trying it on your feet. I did and they are silky smooth and touchable. Now I have to find someone to rub them so they can feel how touchable they are! Squee!


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Rebelle and Girls

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