The Strategic Retreat


The Best and Easiest Baked Jalapeño Poppers

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Plate of Jalapeno Poppers

My Jalapeño poppers are amazing. Let’s just get that out of the way. There’s no place for false modesty when dealing with not only the world’s best but damn near the world’s easiest Jalapeño poppers.

Recently, when I was making jalapeno poppers for the Super Bowl, I decided to peek in on a few other recipes to see if there was anything I could tweak. Just because you’re the best doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. Unfortunately, it turns out that the two top googled recipes were ridiculous. One read like the Read the rest

Best Baked Chicken, Easy and Fast

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Best Baked Chicken

I’ve been making a lot of chicken recently, it’s tasty, it’s inexpensive, it’s nutritious and, with my recipe, it’s fast and easy. After about 5 minutes of prep and 1 hour of cooking you’ll have yourself the centerpiece of a great meal.

The first thing to do is gather the supplies shown below.

Baked chicken supplies

Needed supplies are; a lemon, a pad of butter, salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, a little chili p and -of course- a chicken. I prefer to get a nice fat kambung chicken from the wet market but since I now live in San Jose for… Read the rest

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

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I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from my world’s best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe. Although I didn’t/don’t intend for The Strategic Retreat to be a recipe site I also can’t deny people the awesomeness that is my cooking. If you like cookie-type deserts you’ll love my delicious, savory, tasty and all around fantastic chocolate covered peanut butter balls. One thing that’s especially great about them, besides the taste, is that they don’t require any baking at all. I find this especially helpful when making a variety of treats around Christmas time since… Read the rest

World’s Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I don’t often cook, in fact I only really know how to make about a dozen things. That’s ok though since the foods I do make are top notch. At the apex of my culinary treasures are my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, they’re delicious, they’re soft, they’re chewy. In short, they are the best cookies in the world. If I were a shrewder man I’d keep the recipe to myself, open up a shop in the mall and put Mrs. Fields out of business. I’m not going to do that though; I don’t like malls, customer interaction or applying for… Read the rest