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I'm in love with Pinterest and have been spending way too much time pinning items for over a year now. While I've probably wasted a lot of time pinning things I will never do or try, I have tried a number of recipes and found really some really great ones. Last night I made one of Adam's all time favorite pinterest finds-Grilled Spicy Honey Chicken! The recipe that I make is almost an exact copy from HERE, the girl who ate everything's website. The only real difference is that she uses chicken thighs and I use boneless breast. It is so easy and not fattening. The best part is it takes very little time and yet adds a ton of flavor to chicken.

Start by making a rub with the following spices...

2 teaspoons granulated garlic (you can sub 1 teaspoon garlic powder here)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

Other ingredients include
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon cider vinegar

Mix the spices together well with a spoon. Trim any excessive fat off your chicken and rub lightly with olive oil. It won't take a lot of olive oil just enough to wet the chicken. Add the spices to both sides of the chicken and rub it in well. I usually wait to start the grill until after I've put the rub on just to give it a little time to set on the chicken. Cook the chicken thoroughly on the grill (10 minutes a side for our grill). While the chicken is cooking, put 1/2 cup of honey and 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar in a bowl and heat in the microwave to thin out the honey (about 15-20 seconds). When the chicken is done cooking coat each side of the chicken with the honey/cider mixture just before removing from the grill and then enjoy! It's delicious! Not too spicy and anything but bland grilled chicken. I haven't figured up the calories, but considering honey is the only real ingredient with any amount of calories, you know it isn't much. I've used this rub on four chicken breasts, but it's a stretch. It's perfect for three so I suggest if you have more to double the recipe.

Since I was making one of Adam's favorites I decided to make another one of his favorite recipes- Cheddar Biscuits. These are all over pinterest with various people having made their own versions of Red Lobster's famous biscuits. The first time I made them from they were good, but not quite right. Eventually, I perfected them and added an ingredient at the end that makes all the difference. 

Here's what you need..

2 cups Bisquick biscuit mix
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
Garlic Salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix biscuit mix, milk, and cheddar cheese until soft dough forms; beat vigorously for 30 seconds. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. My batch made 11 biscuits, but depending on the size it could be more or less.

While your biscuits are cooking, melt butter in a cup and add garlic powder and dried parsley. As soon as the biscuits come out of the oven brush butter generously on each one and sprinkle with garlic salt. Garlic salt is the secret weapon here and really makes them taste like the real thing. Enjoy immediately!

I use whole milk in most of my cooking, because it's the only milk I keep on hand (for Landon) and because it really makes a big difference in taste. I calculated that my biscuits were 161 calories a piece. Not great, but not horrible. They are worth it and you could cut down on some of the calories by using fat free milk and less fattening butter and cheese. I choose to just deal with the calories and enjoy every bit of the two I allow myself to have. Add some veggies and you have a great dinner that the Husband will love. Bon Appetite!

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