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Friday, May 30, 2008

Chicken Salad Sandwich

This is Courtney Peacock's recipe as well - I know there were some other people that wanted these recipes so that is why I am posting them. This one is really yummy as well!

4 c. cooked chicken, diced or shredded
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 1/4 c. crushed pineapple, drained
2 Tbsp sugar, optional (if needed)
1 c. diced celery
1/3 c. yellow onion, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. mayonnaise
pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients well and serve.

Banana Bread

This is Courtney Peacock's AWESOME!!! Banana Bread Recipe:

1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter or margarine
2 eggs
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp soda
2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
shake of salt (I do about 10 shakes with my salt shaker)
1 c. chopped walnuts, optional

Grease and flour (or use cooking spray) 4-5 small or 2 large loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except nuts. Beat well. Add nuts. Pour into pans and bake small pans 40 minutes, large pans 45 minutes. (Better to overcook a few minutes than to undercook).

Monday, May 26, 2008

The BEST Waffles

-1 1/2 Cups flour
-3 tsp sugar
-2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-2 egg yolks, beaten
-1/3 Cup oil
-1 1/2 Cups milk
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 egg whites, beaten stiff

*Mix dry ingredients. Combine egg yolk, milk, and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients, add oil and mix well. Fold in egg whites. Cook in waffle cooker.
(We like to cook the waffles in a Belgium waffle maker, and top with sliced strawberries and whip cream)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Creamy Black Bean Chicken

Sorry there is no picture but this is an easy and really tasty recipe. The recipe is from my friend Laura Miner.

Creamy black bean salsa

2-4 boneless chicken breast
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup salsa*
1 can (15oz) corn, drained
1 can (15oz) black beans, washed & drained
1 pkg taco seasoning
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup cheese

*I don't like chunky salsa so I use taco sauce or enchillada sauce instead of salsa

Put all ingredients in slow cooker, except the sour cream and cheese. Let cook until chicken is done, 3-4 hours. After, top with sour cream and cheese. Serve with warm tortillas and Spanish rice. Yum

My spanish rice recipe

1 cup rice
1 tblsp oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce

Brown rice lightly in oil. Add other ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20-25 min

Padded Bath Mat

I stole this idea from a shower, but I thought it was a great and wanted to share it. This is prefect for putting your babies on after they get out of the bath - it's so soft!! I am not totally in love with this towel, but I couldn't find a little girl one that I liked so I just decided to go with a fun bath theme!

You will need:
A large bath towel (I found that Target and Kohl's had the best selection)
Matching thread
Matching DMC floss (found in the needlework area of JoAnn's)
Large bag of batting

Sew up both sides and the bottom of the towel, leaving a small opening to stuff in the batting. The towel moved alot on me when I was sewing so I started with the sides starting at the end and sewing toward the fold - this way you can't tell if it's a little off. I left an opening at the bottom in the middle. Once you have the batting in, stitch up the opening. Take the DMC floss and make "darts" throughout the towel by going down and coming up close to the same spot. Tie with a sqare knot and wahlah - you are done! (I just eyeballed where I did my darts and it isn't great so please don't look too close! )

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

For anyone with girls

I know Molly doesn't have a whole lot to work with yet, but I came across this blog and thought some of you cute moms out there might like it. It is all about hair styles for little girls. There are a lot of really cute ides and it made me very excited for Molly's hair to start growing. enjoy!!!


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Tuesday, May 6, 2008


This is a Kristie Crockett original with a little easier twist. Still the same great, yummy results.

1 jar Mrs. Richardson's caramel/butterscotch topping
12 oz. package chocolate chips (I like Guittards or Ghiradelli)
2 C. flour
2 C. oatmeal
1 1/2 C. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. butter (melted)

Combine flour, oatmeal, melted butter, brown sugar, soda and salt. Press 1/2 mixture into the bottom of greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 17 minutes at 325 degrees. Take out and layer chocolate chips and then the jar of caramel/butterscotch topping. Crumble the remaining crumbs over the topping and return to oven to bake for another 17 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 5 hours before serving. (If you put it in the fridge or somewhere cool, you won't need to let it sit as long.)