Monday, April 30, 2012

Chicken Asparagus Roll (Sundried Tomato)

So i tried this tonight and it was yummy!!!!!

Pre-Heat Oven 375

i used 2 thick chicken cutlet breasts sliced in half
Sundried Tomato Tapenade (I made it from here)
Olive Oil
Parmesan Cheese

I heated up Oil and Garlic and fried ONE side of the chicken ONLY.
I then wrapped up the asparagus and some tapenade, sprinkled it with cheese and rolled it together with toothpicks.

cook for 15-20 minutes


Crayon Thing

Easy to do and cheap, but i was not thrilled with the star shape...

120 crayons - $6.97 (Walmart)
Star shape bowl - $1.00 (Dollar Tree)
Hot glue gun - $1.00 (Dollar Tree)
Bag of glue sticks - $1.00 (Dollar Tree)

Each star i used 60 crayons and maybe 2-3 glue sticks

i put in the center a $1.00 sunflower (Dollar Tree) that moves with sunlight

I am going to look for something round, so i will update!

Mini Chicken Pot Pies Cupcakes

very simple and easy to do:

Pre-heat oven to 400

A cup or so of cooked chicken cubed
Chedder Cheese
Cream of Chicken soup
Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
Mixed Frozen Vegis

Dump in bowl and mix

i missed a picture or two, so i will use the one the original recipe has:

take each biscuit and smash into cupcake pan

Fill it up with the mixture

Bake for 15-20 min and this is what i got

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Magic Jelly Beans

So this is a really cute idea that i saw posted and knew i had to do it with my kids...

So i went out and bought lollipops & jelly beans

my husband filled a pot with soil (next year i am using potting soil, no bugs, instead of dirt)

I gave my kids the Jelly Beans wrapped up

Told them to plant them

They watered them, I then put the pot outside and told them that the beans will magically grow into something but we won't know until tomorrow morning...

this morning i opened the front door to find....

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sunflower Peeps Easter Cake

So this is my attempt at making a cake from scratch and then decorating it to look like a sunflower.

Marshmallow Peeps (yellow)
Chocolate Chips

Yellow Cake Recipe:
  • ·      2 cups *cake flour*
  • ·      2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ·      ½ teaspoon salt
  • ·      ½ cup butter, softened
  • ·      1 cup of sugar
  • ·      3 large eggs, room temperature
  • ·      2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • ·      ¾ cups of milk

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. (i didn't have round pans so i made them square and then cut the cake, which is why i added the green peeps)

In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Add vanilla and mix until completely combines.
Slowly add flour alternately with milk.
At end of addition batter should be smooth.
Divide between 2 pans.

Bake Yellow Cake Recipe for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert onto a rack and cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting Recipe:
  • ·      ½ cup shortening
  • ·      ½ cup butter, softened
  • ·      1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ·      4 cups confectioner sugar
  • ·      1 cup cocoa powder
  • ·      3-4 tablespoons of milk (I added more until i felt the consistency was right)

*Cake Flour* Recipe:
If you’re like me you probably do not have cake flour on hand, so I used this simple recipe.
  • ·      2 tablespoons of corn starch
  • ·      Less than a cup of all-purpose flour

Take 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and place it in a 1 cup measuring cup and fill the rest to with all-purpose flour to equal a cup of cake flour


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sundried Tomato Tapenade

I had a whole bunch of Sundried tomatoes that i didn't know what to do with so i searched on line, and found this recipe:


My version of it, and what excites me the most is i used the Magic Bullet (its been stored away since 2003)

handful of sun dried tomatoes
capers to taste
italian seasoning (a sprinkle or two)
olive oil
red wine vinegar
3 garlic cloves

put everything in the bullet and this is what it looks like and tastes SOOOOO YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!

tee-shirt basket

so this was supposed to be a rug.. but all i had eft were site tee shirts and i am not happy with how the center came out.  i do plan on redoing this project with colorful shirts.. and hopefully it will be a rug this time..

the ORIGINAL BLOG can be found here..