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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What did you have for dinner?