Air Fryer Easy Peasy Donuts with Kid

Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury Canned Biscuits
  • Pam Spray
  • Icing Sugar
  • Milk or Cream
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sprinkles or any decorations your kid likes

It’s pretty self explanatory from the pictures shown above.

Just shape the pillsbury biscuits to look like a donut. Spray the air fryer tray and the donuts with some pam spray. Bake it at 375 for 6 to 8 minutes. Make the donut glaze by combining icing sugar with a little milk or cream. Spread the glaze all over donuts and it’s time to DECORATE!!!! πŸ˜€

Check out our video & have some laughs!


Instant Pot Vortex Plus Rotisserie Chicken

Ta Da!!! My Delicious Rotisserie Roast Chicken

I have always disliked making a whole Chicken. Despite my best friend telling me it’s the easiest thing she does in her home, I still don’t like making it. But the few times that I have made a whole Chicken, I have done it using our oven and I always either undercook or overcook the chicken to death πŸ˜€

But it was so easy to use my Vortex Plus to do this that I am pretty certain that this is going to start being a Regular in our household. And for whatever reason, Vortex Plus just makes me feel like a little girl who just got an Easy Bake Oven toy as a present LOL.

I must have somewhat feel intimidated about using it cos hubby got this for me as a Christmas gift and while I have used it to make Chicken Wings (which are fabulous by the way) and cookies, I haven’t touched the Rotisserie function at all.

Well, let me assure you that my initial fear is definitely unwarranted. The rotisserie function is so easy peasy to use. If a Lazy Mommy like me can use it and succeed on her first try, so can you πŸ˜€

This Bad Ass Vortex Plus is definitely not going anywhere!!! I love it! πŸ™‚

When I have the time, I would make my own seasoning for the chicken but a mom’s gonna do what she’s gonna do and sometimes, there just isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done – well, not for me anyway cos you know, Netflix is important too for my sanity LOL…so ermmmm definitely no shame in using shortcuts lol

So a few lazy mommy tips for this recipe. To save time, I use onion soup mix as my dry rub for the chicken. Also, I know every recipe always calls for adding the food after the oven has been pre-heated but honestly, I don’t find it such a significant difference for some dishes so I just skip that part and just add the food. For the Vortex Plus, the 40 mins only starts after it’s been pre-heated anyway. Another thing – if you are concerned about if the chicken is fully cooked, temp of fully cooked chicken breast is 165 and cooked thigh meat should be 185. But 40 mins definitely did it for my 3 pound chicken. It was cooked fully but also super moist.

Ingredients:

  • Whole Chicken (must be Under 4 Pounds. I used a 3 pound bird)
  • 1 Packet of Onion Soup Mix
  • 3 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • Dash of white pepper
  • Dash of black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the onion soup mix with the melted butter
  2. Pat the chicken dry & make sure the cavity of chicken is clean. Remove any gizzards & tie the chicken with kitchen string. I was lazy and just bought a chicken that was already tied up.
  3. Rub the onion soup mix seasoning all around the whole chicken, including the cavity
  4. Everyone does it differently. For me, I find it easier to insert the left rotisserie fork to the rotisserie rod first. Then I insert the rod through the chicken cavity. Lastly, I insert the right fork to the rod and Ta Da! It is now ready to go into the Vortex Plus (dun be intimidated by my written instructions. Just watch the video. I promise you the video shows how i do it and it’s actually quite easy)
  5. Some users wait till the Vortex Plus is pre-heated before adding the chicken. I honestly just add the chicken right in, close the door before I start pre-heating the Vortex Plus. I find no significant difference in it but you do what you prefer πŸ˜€
  6. 40 minutes at 375 F and I eagerly remove my chicken. Yum!
  7. To ensure you get a super moist chicken, rest the chicken for 10 minutes. This is important.
  8. Enjoy! πŸ˜€

Enjoy the video & let me know how it turns out for you or share with me your favorite Roast Chicken recipe!

All I know is that my son, my hubby & grandpa all gave this Roast Chicken the Thumbs Up! 😎 😎 😎 That make this Lazy Mommy soooo very happy


Air Fryer Crab Stick Chips

Welcoming the Year of the Rat

If I have not said this yet, I love love love my Air Fryer πŸ™‚ . With Chinese New Year approaching, I’m trying to find recipes I can replicate easily in Canada & it isn’t always easy. With Christmas, I wake up every day feeling festive like everyone else because Christmas is a much bigger event than Chinese New Year in my town. Chinese New Year really isn’t widely celebrated in my town so it can feel harder to be the only one getting excited about it. Thankfully, my Instant Vortex Plus is helping me get excited Cos there are so many Chinese New Year stuff that I can easily replicate using this one appliance πŸ™‚

Anyhow, this took me 2 packets of crab sticks. Make sure you buy the rectangular ones.

In Singapore, they sell this during Chinese New Year and they are deep fried so it is pretty labour intensive which also meant they sell it pretty expensive but this air fryer version taste as good, uses way less oil and is so easy to make. I made all these in 4 batches in my air fryer and each batch took about 20 mins at 320 fahrenheit. While it was cooking, I just used the time to make my wontons.

Before
After

It is Yum Yum in my tum tum πŸ˜€


Instant Vortex Plus Chinese New Year Baking – Green Pea Cookies

One of my favourite Chinese New Year Cookie

Green Pea Cookie, I feel is one of those very understated cookie. If Chinese New Year Cookies were a group of friends, Green Pea would be the wallflower, Pineapple Cookies would be my popular & vivacious friends and Me, I am definitely the Walnut Cookie, the Nutty & Klutzy one in the group haha πŸ˜›

Ryan is definitely a NUTTY Walnut Cookie like his mommy too πŸ˜€ lol

Lol anyhow, while Green Pea Cookie is very often overlooked compared to her more flashy friends, she is so so yummy. And it’s the type of cookie that the more you eat, the more you want more.

And it is a very easy recipe. Oh well maybe not my first round Cos the first time I made it, I had to wash the peas, dry them, roast and then grind them πŸ˜₯ . Definitely not this Lazy Mommy idea of a lazy way to bake lol.

I might be lazy but I’m definitely determined when it comes to finding lazy ways to bake quality food. So this time, I had this bright idea and it actually worked!!!! πŸ˜‰

Instead of fresh peas, I used these green pea snacks 😎 & they work perfectly! πŸ˜€ . Just make sure you are using the plain flavored ones and not the Wasabi Spicy ones lol. Otherwise, be prepared for a very spicy cookie hahaa..

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Ground Green Peas
  • 1.5 Cup Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Icing Sugar
  • 100 gram Vegetable Oil
  • 1 beaten Egg Yolk to glaze the top of cookies

Instructions

  • Combine top 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl until well mixed into a dough
  • If too dry, add a bit more oil gradually
  • If too oily, add a bit more flour gradually
  • I find this recipe very forgiving
  • Glaze the top of cookies
  • Bake in Vortex Plus for 12 mins
  • Switch the trays midway
  • When it’s done, let it cool before storing it. This would stay well in freezer as well.
Before going into Vortex Plus

They were soooo yummy πŸ˜€

Enjoy!


Instant Vortex Plus Asian Chicken Wings

Yahoo! Finally it’s the weekend & I get to try out my Christmas Gift from my hubby – the Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer πŸ˜€ & I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. They got me at Deep Fried Juicy Chicken Wings LOL

So while it’s called an Air Fryer, IT BOASTS a total of 7 functions!! Well, I hope the other 6 functions lives up to the Air Fryer function I used tonight :D. Only time and a lot of cooking will tell πŸ˜€

With this appliance, you can Air Fry, Roast, Bake, Broil, Reheat, Dehydrate and Rotisserie cook your food…I don’t know how other Vortex Plus users feel but I kinda feel like this is my adult version of the Easy-Bake Oven LOL. Oh well, i must be missing my childhood πŸ˜€

Anyhow, I got this at Christmas and when i did the initial testing as per the instruction manual, i was really disappointed at how loud the appliance was. And I was actually having thoughts about returning the product. I am so glad though that I decided to give it a try first because I can tell you this!!

This Bad Ass Vortex Plus is not going anywhere!!! I love it! πŸ™‚

So let me tell you about these Chicken Wings. I love love love Chicken Wings! But I am quite picky about my Chicken Wings. My favorite chicken wings are from a food stall in Singapore Ghim Moh Market. You know that I’m a serious fan when the owners of the food stall knows me hahaha..

Since moving to Canada many years ago, I have found other good chicken wings but never found one that could rival my favorite in Singapore. So, I can’t believe that the first wings I made using my Vortex Plus tonight actually reminds me of my favorite wings in Singapore. So much so that I ate 3 chicken wings after 9:00pm…Oops I dun even want to think about how many calories that is but whatever. Clean eating can come another day lol.

It’s a really easy recipe too πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

  • Whole Chicken Wings
  • 2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • Less than a tsp of oil (to grease the 2 grill plates slightly)

Instructions:

  1. Marinate the chicken wings in all the ingredients except oil and leave it in fridge for 2 hours for better tasting chicken wings
  2. Note that I had enough marinate for 14 wings but the Vortex Plus could only hold 10 whole chicken wings comfortably
  3. Start the Air Fryer function at 380 F or 193 C and set time to 30 minutes
  4. Once it beeps and signals to “Add Food”, insert your 2 grill trays with the wings in. You can see in video I didn’t use oven mitts at this stage but I highly suggest you wearing one every time you insert a tray in cos it just takes a second of carelessness to get yourself burned
  5. Midway through, it will signal you to switch the trays
  6. Switch the 2 trays and close the oven (MAKE SURE YOU USE OVEN MITTS!!)
  7. 30 minutes of waiting is over and I eagerly get my wings out!!
  8. REMEMBER THE OVEN MITTS! I can’t emphasize that enough.
  9. Enjoy! πŸ˜€

Enjoy the video and the wings & let me know how it turns out for you or share with me your favorite chicken wing recipe!

I know my 2 favorite men gave them the Thumbs Up! 😎 😎 😎 That make this Lazy Mommy soooo very happy