Thursday, September 22, 2011

Who LOVES chicken!

If you love chicken as much as me, then head on over to for a chance to win some free chicken!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Figuring it out

I have been trying to figure out who I am and what I enjoy doing. I know that I am a mom, a wife, and a student, but what things am I good at?  I used to love to craft and could make any project with no problems. Now, it seems that I can't really make anything just off the top of my head. I have to look up ideas and sit there for a while. I have gotten into baking and I think it's my passion. I love to bake and try new recipes. I am always looking up new things, watching cooking and baking shows, and seeing what I can do next. If I could bake and get paid for it, I would be in heaven! I am so relieved to have actually figured out what I really enjoy and something that I am good at. Baking and cooking is something that I really enjoy and do to get away from everything. It's what I like to do in my free time other than shopping. : ) My family doesn't seem to have a problem with it either. I do admit that not all of my recipes are good or come out perfect, but I enjoy trying at least.  So, what I am telling you is that... watch out! You're going to get a lot more recipes on here. Some of them are new and some of them I have been using for a couple years, but just now adding.

Hope you all are enjoying the recipes. Let me know any input that you may have.

Alfredo Sauce

I found this recipe a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. It is such an easy recipe and tastes amazing. This is one of my husband's favorite recipes. He always looks forward to it when I make it and we fight over left overs. This recipe make a lot of sauce which is nice because my husband is a big eater and as I previously said we love the leftovers. I did not tweak this recipe at all. I didn't find a need for it. I found this recipe on If you try this recipe, please comment back and let me know what you think and if you would change anything about it.

What you need: 

1/2 cup butter 

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

2 teaspoons garlic powder 
2 cups milk 
6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese 
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long. Toss with hot pasta to serve.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


These past couple of weeks have been very hectic and flying by before I can even realize what day it is. I started school again this week. I wasn't sure how it was going to go, especially since it's been so crazy lately. I was kind of worried about it to be truthful. I have so much going on and when I have a chance to sit down and do nothing, I would like to take it. Jeff takes two classes on top of his work schedule and knew that I would be the one to put off their school in order to get stuff done or to take care of Maddie. BUT I SURVIVED!!!!! well.. you know the first week. It's a start! I can only do a week at a time. I did have to stay up a little later each night in order to get the reading done. This week I also had my first Thirty-one party. Well.. not really. I had it set for September 2nd and then realized that we had plans already. I, then, moved it to the 9th. Little did I realize, the base was throwing a luau. So, everyone that I had invited already had planned to go to that. One friend did come over and order and then we all headed to the luau. Yesterday, we hung out at the house and worked on school work. Today, we stayed around the house and worked on more school work. Do you see a pattern???
This week will probably be another busy week with speech, playgroups, homework, and homework.

Anyway, if anyone is interested in looking at thirty-one products, you can go to

Until next time, have fun and be safe! 

Apple Pie Fold over

I got this recipe off of This is a really simply and tasty treat. It was really good and the perfect size for a desert! This recipe is definitely a keeper in our house hold. 



1 1/2 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (1 1/2 medium)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts
1 egg


1 In 2-quart saucepan, mix apples, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of the water and the lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender. 2 In small bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar and salt. Gradually stir into apple mixture, cooking and stirring until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool 15 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, heat oven to 375°F. Let pie crust pouch stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. 4 Remove pie crust from pouch; unroll crust on ungreased cookie sheet. Spoon cooled fruit mixture evenly onto half of crust to within 1/2 inch of edge. 5 In small bowl, beat egg and 1 tablespoon water; brush over edge of crust. Fold untopped half of crust over apple mixture; firmly press edge to seal. Flute edge; cut small slits in several places in top crust. Brush top with remaining egg mixture. 6 Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve warm or cool.
Tart apples, such as Granny Smith or McIntosh, make flavorful pies. Braeburn or Gala apples provide good texture and a slightly sweeter flavor.

french bread rolls

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups bread flour


  1. In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces, and form into round balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). 
  4. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.  
I got this recipe from All Recipes. This bread recipe wasn't as good as the other recipe I posted previously in my opinion. Maybe it was because it wasn't as sweet as I normally like it to be. If you try it, let me know what you think. :)