Saturday, May 29, 2010

Recipe review!


It is that time again! Time to review my latest recipes. In case you do not know why I do this every month or so, I do it so that when people search my blog, they can easily find the recipes they are looking for :)



















































With all of these recipes listed, you HAVE to be able to find something to make! Happy cooking!
PS- the picture is of a grilled corned beef sandwich! Check out the link to the corned beef spread to make yourself one of these :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Greek Chicken recipe (the verdict), Chocolate microwave cake recipe and caramel apple recipe!



Last night, we ate the "Greek Chicken" I made in the crockpot. I have to say it was good! My husband and son say the same thing! Second helpings did go around. Next time, I think I will add just a bit more olive oil over the top to add more fluid to the mix. It will help bring a bit more moisture to the dish.

So, all in all, we give it a thumbs up and the title of, "A keeper"!


Today, I have a special recipe to share with you! Remember about a week ago when I posted that I made a chocolate cake in a mug in the microwave? The post was entitled,"Chocolate Cake now!"

Well, today I have the recipe to share with you! Yey!



I'm talkin' cake in about 5 minutes here! This is a perfect dessert recipe to try out this Memorial Day weekend! No oven required (that will heat up the house).


In addition to these great recipes, I have one more I would like to share! Do you enjoy caramel apples? If so, you no longer need to wait until the fall to have some. You can make your own! Here it is: Caramel Apple recipe



If you like the red candy apples...that recipe is coming soon!!!!






Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Greek chicken recipe!



I woke up this morning and decided to go searching through my, "Fix it and Forget it" Crockpot cookbook for a new recipe to try.


I decided first that I wanted to use chicken, so I then went searching...


I found a recipe entitled, "Greek Chicken" and decided it was easy enough and sounded good enough to try. Above is a picture of what it looked like after I got it layered into the crockpot! Yum! I have to say that it does smell good as it cooks.

Here is the recipe if you would like to try it too:


Greek Chicken


4-6 potatoes quartered (I cut mine in chunks)


2-3 pounds chicken pieces (I used 2 ponds of boneless, thin chicken breasts)


2 large onions, quartered (I cut mine a little smaller)


1 whole bulb of garlic, minced (I used minced garlic in a jar, 2 tsp)


3 tsp dried oregano


1 tsp salt


1/2 tsp pepper


1 tbsp olive oil




Place potaotes into the bottom of the slow cooker.


Add chicken, onions and garlic.


Sprinkle with seasonings.


Top with olive oil.


Cover. Cook on high 5-6 hours, or on low 9-10 hours.




I will have to let you know how this turns out!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Cocoa taost?


When I was a little girl, I was a very picky eater. When I was not feeling well or when I would not eat anything else, my mom used to make me cinnamon toast. It was simple really...she would make toast, butter it and then add cinnamon sugar over the top.


To this day, I still make cinnamon toast! I make it for myself and for my son. Sometimes we eat it when we want a sweet snack.


Tonight, my son was wanting something sweet and he asked for the cinnamon toast. I remembered I came up with a cocoa sugar recipe several months ago and offered him to try it on his toast in the place of the cinnamon sugar.

He tried it and said he liked it just as much if not better than the cinnamon sugar toast!


So, tonight, we came up with a new creation...cocoa sugar toast!
For the cinnamon sugar and cocoa sugar recipes, just click on the highlighted links above :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Christmas ornaments!


I know, you may be thinking, "It's too early to think about Christmas". But, truly, it's not! If you are like me and enjoy making gifts to give for Christmas, now is a GREAT time to get started with those projects.


You can use the 40% off coupons that Michaels Arts and Crafts, AC Moore and Joann Fabrics put out in the Sunday or mid-week paper each week and get your supplies at a discount. If you do not get the paper, you can go online to their websites and print off the coupons as well.


Then, by time November rolls around, you will have all of your projects complete and you can really enjoy the Christmas season.
For tons of gift craft ideas, you can visit: National Christmas Examiner
Like the picture on this post? Check out how to make your own: Making Christmas Ornaments
Picture Christmas Ornaments - great to make with children!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chocolate cake now!



A good friend of mine mailed me some recipes she thought I would like. Wasn't that so sweet and thoughful of her??? :)


One of the recipes was for making one serving of chocolate cake in a mug, in the microwave. The claim was that you can have chocolate cake, ready to eat, in 5 minutes. A little sceptical, I decided to try it out.


I did doctor up the recipe just a little bit and I have to say, it was pretty good! It was moist and the recipe made just enough to make my sweet tooth happy!

Here are 2 pictures of this cake. One is a picture of the batter before cooking and the other is of the finished cake (before I topped it with hot fudge).


I do plan to post the recipe soon :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reeses peanut butter lovers candy!



I am a lover of peanut butter! So, today my son and I saw that Reese's has out a new version of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.


In the past, we tried the White Chocolate version, the Dark Chocolate Version and even the inside out version. But, this new version is the best by far! (To us anyway)


I even took a couple of pictures of this sweet goodness to share with you! I have also thought about writing an article about it for Examiner.com...that is how much of an impact it has made on me :)


So, if you are out and about and you see this New Peanut Butter Lovers Reese's Candy bar, I suggest you give it a try!


Let me know what you think :)
If you would like to make your own peanut butter and chocolate candy, try these recipes:

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day, moms! Isn't it great how we get to be celebrated this weekend? I have to say, I am enjoying it a lot!

My son made me a special card (I always enjoy those) and my hubby took me shopping for new shirts. Tommorrow, Sunday, after Church I will choose where we go out to eat too! Ahhhh...basking in the fun :)


I have another wonderful surprise...this very blog has been featured in an article on Woman's Day.com!!! I am so excited! (If I use one more exclamation point in this post, I am going to scream...haha)

Here is the link to the article: Desperation Dinners

Scroll through to the 2nd recipe for chili and THAT IS ME! =D


I would like to thank Mrs. Majors and Woman's Day for this opportunity. I am so thankful, I can not express it in words.

I would also like to thank Mr. Parikh. Thank you for always thinking to send me Woman's Day links to add to my articles. You are always so thoughtful :)


Have a wonderful Mother's Day, everyone. Thank you bunches for following my blog and leaving your thoughtful comments for me :) May God bless you all for being such a blessing to me :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Quick dinner recipe: Meatloaf



"Oh, mom, meatloaf again?" What mom hasn't heard that line a time or two? We all have our own response...mine being, "Be thankful we have food to eat!"

I do try to variate my meatloaf recipe once in a while to make the family happy. However, I do have my basic...quick get dinner on the table meatloaf recipe.

It is super easy to put together and only takes 45 minutes to bake in the oven. Do you have a unique meatloaf recipe to share? If so, please respond to this post :)


Easy Meatloaf Recipe (my husband likes to eat his meatloaf as a sandwich)


For a cheesy meatloaf recipe, try: Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe (often times, I will make this recipe and bake it in the oven)

Crockpot chili recipe


Most people think that crockpot cooking is best for winter months, making stews and soups for those cold days and nights. However, summertime is a great time to utilize your crockpot! They do not heat up the house when you are trying to cool it off, as ovens often do. They also save on electricity!


Here is a recipe for our family's favorite chili. I came up with it several years ago and now we enjoy at least once a month!

Here are some other crockpot recipes that may interest you as well:
For a complete list of my Crockpot recipes, from sausage dip to hot chocolate, click here.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Grapes!


Something about Spring makes me desire to eat green grapes. Seedless of course :) So, lately I have been eating them pretty much daily!


About a week ago, I was running low and I ran to Target to get more. Their selection of green grapes was pretty impressive, I must say. If you look at the picture above, you will see 2 green grapes. The small one is from Walmart, it is your average sized grape. The other is from Target and it is far beyond your average sized grape. That grape is one of the biggest grapes I have EVER seen! It measured just about 1 1/2 inches tall!


Not only were they large, but they were sweet and juicy. All in all, I have to say that was probably the best bunch of grapes I have ever purchesed.

Im just sayin'......
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