Sweet and spicy cucumbers

Both my daughter and I love cucumbers and pickles. So when I stumbled upon this recipe for sweet and spicy cucumbers, I knew I was going to have to try them!

They are quite easy to make and are a great healthy snack.
You start out by peeling, halving and slicing the cucumbers. I halved the recipe as I only had 1 and 3/4 cucumbers.

The slices are placed in a colander over a bowl. They are then sprinkled with salt, stirred and put in the fridge for an hour.

While the cucumbers sit in the fridge, the sauce is made. The vinegar, water, sugar and red pepper flakes are boiled and then simmered until reduced.

Once the sauce is done, it is removed from the heat and the red onions are added.

After an hour, the cucumbers are taken out and patted dry. The sauce is added and stirred in.

Then, the cucumbers are done!
These were a tasty snack! My daughter also loved them!

Honey sriracha glazed chicken

For dinner tonight, we tried honey sriracha glazed chicken. I bought a bottle of sriracha last week for the first time because I’ve heard so many people talk about it. On Pinterest, I just typed sriracha in and it came up with a bunch of different pins, most being recipes. This recipe sounded delicious.

After I prepped my ingredients, I took my wok out (and dusted it off!), heated it up, put some oil in and started cooking the chicken.

The recipe called for a bag of frozen veggies, but I like my veggies fresh, for the most part. I added carrots, red pepper and green pepper. The only frozen veggie I added was green beans, since my daughter loves them.

The sauce called for 1/4 cup sriracha, which seemed like a lot to me. A note in the recipe said that if it was too spicy, you could add more teriyaki sauce, but of course I had just enough teriyaki for the recipe… So with that being said, I added less sriracha.


The final product was pretty tasty but a bit too spicy. My husbands suggestion was that the sriracha should be on the side. That way each person can control how much or little they want. Noted.

What did you have for dinner?