Saturday, January 31
Thursday, January 29
Tuesday, January 27
Sunday, January 25
Friday, January 23
Thursday, January 22
Don't you always just drool over the cakes you see on TV or in bakeries? They are always so beautifully decorated and look like mini sculptures. You just know they are a chocolate lovers equivalent to Red Bull...they come with 4o million fillings and twice as many frosting choices. You sink your teeth into them with relish...then discover...its not as good as grandmas. Then you regret selling your first born child to afford the upscale bakery cake.
Monday, January 19
Sunday, January 18
Saturday, January 17
Share Our Strength has launched a brand new campaign to raise funds to help end childhood hunger. "Operation No Kid Hungry" responds to President-elect Obama's call to action to end childhood hunger by 2015.
Share Our Strength has partnered with AT&T to offer two great ways that you can support and participate in "Operation No Kid Hungry":
1.Donate by text: Text "SHARE" to 20222 on your mobile device to donate $5. AT&T will match all text donations up to $100,000. Help us meet this challenge grant! Find out more at http://strength.org/get_involved/text_donation/
2.Hold a food drive: Beginning January 19th, a national day of community service, help feed those in need by holding your own community food drive.
Visit http://Strength.org to find a food bank and a list of the most needed nutritious foods. For more information about "Operation No Kid Hungry" and how you can help end childhood hunger, visit Share Our Strength's website: http://strength.org.
Friday, January 16
Then of course I have to browse for new roosters. I found this print called "The Happy Rooster" over at BeiLeXian. Isn't it just full of awesome and win! It would be perfect for my kitchen.
Thursday, January 15
Tuesday, January 13
Monday- Fajitas and rice
Friday, January 9
I think its finally winter here in the South. I say this because I finally closed my windows this week and had to turn on the heat. Granted it hasn't kicked on much, but at least we have to put on jackets or sweaters before we venture outside. With the kids back in school I like to have something warm and comforting when they walk in the door. Since they get home during my smallest crumb snatchers nap time...they walk unless its raining enough to sweep them away.
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sweetened whipped cream
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
4 cinnamon sticks for added kick and novelty
Combine milk and chocolate sauce in 1-quart microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 5 minutes or until hot.
Stir in ground cinnamon.
Pour into 4 large mugs; garnish with whipped cream, morsels and cinnamon sticks.
Tuesday, January 6
Sunday, January 4
Dredge a chicken breast in the flour and shake off any excess. Then dip the chicken piece into the egg/milk mixture and then dredge in the Italian breadcrumb mixture. Shake off any of the excess breading and place to a baking dish. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
In a large skillet, pour your frying oil until it is 1/2 of an inch deep. Heat over medium heat. Once the oil is heated (sprinkle a tiny drop of water into the oil, if the drop sizzles it is heated, if the oil pops turn down the heat). Fry two breast at a time until golden brown on both sides. Place on paper towels to drain off excess oil.
In a large baking dish, brushed with a small amount of olive oil, pour 1 jar of marinara sauce and cover the bottom of the baking dish. Arrange chicken over the sauce, side by side making sure not to overlap. Sprinkle the Italian shredded cheese over the chicken. The cover with remaining jar of sauce. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes or until your sauce is bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle your mozzarella cheese on top. Place back into the oven just enough for the cheese to melt and slightly brown.
Serve with your favorite pasta, bread sticks and salad.