Monday, July 9, 2012

Chicken Pasta Salad

I like to cook and try new things. It brings me joy but we all have our favorite dishes that we ate growing up that just make us feel like we are right at home. This is one of those for me. I absolutely love this salad recipe. It makes me think of summer and BBQ's. So here it is I hope you enjoy!

Chicken Pasta Salad

1 package bowtie pasta
1 package tricolor spiral pasta
4 chicken breasts, cooked and cut
1 can kidney beans
2-6 strips of bacon , cooked and crumbles
2 bunches broccoli
1/2 red onion
1/2 bag frozen peas


1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 TBSP poppy seeds
1/2 c red wine vinegar
1/2 c sugar
1 c canola oil 

Put all the salad ingredients into a large bowl and pour desired amount of pre-stirred dressing on top .

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Book Review

I read this book awhile back for a book club and really enjoyed it. The basis of this book comes from a true story where the two girls in the story were in a terrible car accident, one survived and the other didn't. The book takes you through the emotions of the family members involved and shows how they all made it through such a horrific ordeal. I recommend this book but this book is not lighthearted so just take that into consideration before starting.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Anniversary Chicken

I have a husband who loves to eat meat! I like it too but not nearly as much! He really likes it when I make his recipe so I am sharing it with you today with that I found on iheartnaptime and made my own adaptions.

Anniversary Chicken


2 tablespons olive oil
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 c teriyaki basting sauce
1/2 c Ranch style salad dressing
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 to 4 strips of bacon per chicken breast


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts, and saute 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.
Place browned chicken breasts in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Brush with teriyaki sauce, then spoon on salad dressing. Sprinkle with cheese and slices of bacon. You may not end up using all the dressing. 
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear. 

To make the potatoes in this picture I just peeled and sliced the potatoes, put them into a  baking dish and added some onion and cheese. I cooked it for about an hour in the oven at 350 degrees and they were done.  

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Valentine Shirt

I just hate it when you wear a cute shirt and get a stain on it that won't come out. So what do you recreate. For this project I just cut a heart out of felt fabric and used some embroidery thread to add along the edges. Then I used liquid stitch and put it on the shirt. Simple, Easy, Cute!