Sweet Chili Sauce

My husband and found this wonderful sauce at McDonalds that is for their chicken nuggets. One time we had an extra small container so I brought it home. We love it sooo much that one evening when I was making chicken wraps I decided to spread some of that dipping sauce on them. It was wonderful. After that I just had to find a way to make it because robbing McDonalds to get a bag of this dipping sauce  just wasn’t possible. So internet searching I went.

The sauce is sweet and has some after spice that rounds out whatever you are eating. I haven’t been able to make it sugar free but I was able to alter the original recipe (original recipe was too sweet for us) so it was more to our liking and more diabetic friendly by decreasing the sugar and replacing what was still in there with Splenda and also decreasing the corn syrup. Enjoy!!

5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon water
1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup light corn syrup
6 tablespoons Splenda
1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pinches ground cayenne pepper (or more depending on heat desired)

Combine vinegar and water in a small bowl. Whisk in cornstarch
Combine the cornstarch solution with the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir often until mixture comes to a full boil, cook for 1 minute, then turn off the heat and let the sauce cool, uncovered.  Sauce will thicken as it cools.

I found that when tasting before storing in refrigerator and with my finger it seemed very hot. I put it in frig to get cold and then put it on a warm chicken rollup and it was perfect. Wasn’t as hot as it was by itself.

Baked Ham and Cheese Egg Rolls

Ham and cheese in an egg roll? You’re probably thinking “this woman is crazy”.  Don’t knock it till you try it.  I had a bunch of left over coleslaw mix. You know those big bags you buy at Sam’s Club. I also had some pasta wraps left and decided to come up with something to use them. I’m a huge fan of hot ham and cheese subs (specifically from Annelio’s in Corning, NY) so this wasn’t a far stretch for me. I didn’t use normal ham but it would probably be good too if it was sliced very thin.  Let me know what you think and if you’ve tried anything else in your egg rolls.



I couldn’t do this blog without putting in my family favorite the Bagel-Eggel-Cheesel.  This is a wonderful breakfast sandwich or anytime sandwich. I don’t know where the name came from. I think it just happened one morning and it stuck.


English Muffin Bread Loaves

 My mother has been making this for many years. I have always loved it and when I first started cooking on my own this is one of the first things I had to make.  I had to find someone that drank coffee because that’s how mom did it and I hate coffee so didn’t have any coffee cans. This can be made in a bread pan but it’s so much better in a round coffee can. Makes it more like an english muffin. And it’s a great recipe for the kids to help with. It is quick, easy. When toasted and buttered you could eat the entire loaf.