Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's Not Delivery...It's PIZZA CASSEROLE!

Soo...I saw this on Pinterest ( always) and just HAD to try it. I made it for dinner tonight and it definitely didn't disappoint.  When we were feasting on it's cheesy goodness my husband said "Mmm I can see the blog post about this now". I asked him what the name of the post should be and, after thinking for a few seconds, his little face lit up and he said "It's not delivery..." I immediately gave him a fist bump before he even finished. BRILLIANT! He's a keeper I say.  Anyways...having that said, here's the link to the recipe: are some pics!

 I only used 1 lb of beef instead of 1.5 lbs. It probably would've been better with more meat but it was still oh so delicious.

Just look at tastes as good as it looks!

Another thing I made this week I didn't think turned out that good. Matt, however, really liked them. They're called garlic chicken puffs.  Sounds yummy, right?? I think that I'd like them if I used normal bought chicken. I decided to use the Kirkland's pre-cooked canned chicken that I had in my cabinet. That was probably where the unusual taste was coming from. I'm going to try these again for sure. Here's the link if you'd like to take a gander:

At least they look cute, right??

Anyways, hope y'all had a wonderful week!! Stay tuned for more delicious goodies!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

You're Gunna LOVE This! Ranch Chicken

Tonight I made a quick dinner for Matt and myself. Of course it's a chicken recipe.  It's called Ranch Chicken and it was SO easy to make and SO delicious! Here's the link:

Here are some pics!

 One thing I love is Hawaiian Bread! It's so delicious and complements this dinner perfectly.

We eat broccoli ALL the time. It's one of our favorites and also complements this dinner nicely. 

That's all for now, folks!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Crispy Chicken with Creamy Italian Sauce and Bowtie Pasta

Here's a quick dinner post! I found this recipe on Pinterest (duh) and decided to give it a try tonight. I was going to just feed Matt, but it turned out that the recipe made way more than the 2 of us could handle. Matt's friend was stopping by for a little chat later on and I told him that he could eat too...then we invited his fiance because she was around the corner getting out of class and it turned into a dinner party! I know what you're what did you make?? I will tell you that it was DELICIOUS!!! I made Crispy Chicken with Creamy Italian Sauce and Bowtie yummy and the recipe is so easy!! This reminds me of the movie "Ratatouille" the words of the great Gusteau "Anyone can cook"!

Here's the link to the recipe: are some pics!!

There ya have it!! So easy and so delicious!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cheddar Chicken, Chicken Pillows, Mac n Cheese, Nutella Cookies & Stain-Free Clothes

So I've been trying a few dinner recipes that I've found on Pinterest lately and I've been very pleased with them so far! I looovvvveee chicken and they have so many different chicken recipes!! I. must. try. them. all.

First, I made cheddar baked chicken. I got the recipe here:

Of course their picture looks 230948 times better than mine...I need to learn how to photograph food better. Anyways, I'm sure mine was equally as delicious as theirs. It's cheese and chicken...2 of my favorite'd be very difficult to go wrong.

The next thing I made with my friend, Mary Lyn! She told me that when I reach my 3,000th pin on Pinterest she'd come over and we'd make something delicious (and preferably made out of cheese) to celebrate....of course, if you follow me on Pinterest you'd know that 3,000 was not a hard number for me to obtain. It only took a couple of days...I should have my own TV show called "3,000 Pins and Counting"...I bet it'd be a big hit.

Anyhoo, we made chicken pillows! Do I need to repeat that? CHICKEN PILLOWS! They were as fun to eat as they were to say. We also made some delicious mac n cheese and a salad and we finished it off with Nutella cookies.

Here's the link to the chicken pillow recipe:

The only thing we did differently was we didn't cook the chicken before we put it in the pillow. We didn't even notice that it said "cooked" chicken. So glad we didn't die of Salmonella later. Everything turned out perfectly cooked, though! Oh, and my friend decided to pour the excess butter over the pillows after they were dipped in bread crumbs...seemed like a legit idea to me...I didn't complain.

I made these again 2 days later because we had my parents, brother, and grandparents over for dinner and I thought they'd be a good idea. They were a big hit! My grandfather, Pepe, told me that they were my new specialty...I like having my very own specialty!

Just a disclaimer...I never said that anything I make is good for you so I wouldn't even try to rationalize it...just know that it's delicious!!

Here's the link to the mac n cheese recipe:

You should know first off before you even make it that it's going to be delicious because it came from and cheesecake...what could be better? Anyways, we put more milk in it than it said and just played it by ear...or eye.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so much cheesy goodness!!!!

Here are some pictures of our delicious meal!

Another disclaimer:  Ignore our lack of portion only live once!

See? We had a salad in there somewhere...kinda healthy, right? Sorry...forgetting my own rationalizing.

Speaking of no rationalizing...we also made Nutella cookies! These were alright. The recipe didn't have any wet ingredients in it besides the Nutella so they seemed a little dry to me. We did add a little vegitable oil (Mary Lyn's idea) which made them a little more pliable. They had a really good flavor, though...that is, if you like Nutella! Mary Lyn also added a little Ghiradelli chocolate chip for a little pizazz...and pizazz it was.

Hurray!! That is all on my "Get In My Belly" get in my belly it all did...and I was pleased. Where was I before Pinterest?
Speaking of Pinterest, I know this doesn't really go here but I discovered something amazing! A stain remover!!!!

Here's the link:

So, Matt left a blue ink pen in his jeans the other day and I didn't check the pockets before I threw the pair of pants into the washing machine with a huge load of clothes...I guess this was one of those things you learn the hard way. Of course it ruined my brand new shirt and a white camisole. Instead of using this stain remover before, I decided to wash those things again, which only made the stain set more and there was no hope for them. Sad day. I was ironing one of Matt's nicer dress shirts a few days later (a shirt that was in the same load as the pen) and realized that there was a huge stain on the cuff of the sleeve...I was pretty angry...not necessarily because their was a huge stain on the cuff, but because I had just finished ironing the whole shirt which turned out to be a waste of my life. Then a light bulb went off in my head! NOW IS MY CHANCE! I remembered seeing this on Pinterest and gave it a try. I mixed up the concoction, put it on the stain, then gave it a wash and my head almost blew up with excitement! YOU CAN'T EVEN TELL THERE WAS A STAIN!! Of course I forgot to get a before picture because I thought it was too good to be true, but I got an after picture. It was too exciting not to share with the world. Here's a picture of my ingredients and my cuff miracle!

P.S. I added baking soda to the mix because it was a pretty bad stain.

Thanks for reading! I hope yall have a wonderful week :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Glass Trays, Old Windows, Glass Cabinets, Button Initials, Organized Scarfs & Ribbon, &Cute Wreaths

This post is a large conglomeration of just what I've been doing lately....a little bit of organizing, decorating, redecorating, know...the usual.

First, this actually belongs in my last post about Christmas gifts, but I here it is!

When my parents got married they got this glass tray. It's been sitting in their dining room against the wall since they moved in (about 5 years ago) and I decided to steal it a while ago...well, with my momma's permission, of course. I re-created it then gave it to her for me an Indian-giver it you want but she loved it.

 I found this little frame at Michaels in the jewelry section

 I printed off this little picture of us on Microsoft Word and cut it out and Mod Podged it onto the frame...I also cut off that little circle thing on the far left that would be used to hang the frame on a necklace or something.

 I had this "C" hanging on my wall and I flipped it and traced it on some scrapbook paper and cut it out.

This is before I Mod Podged it and made it look a little more antique. I Mod Podged this paper contraption to the bottom of the glass so it showed through the glass. I then got brown and gold acrylic paint and painted it to my liking. When I was finished I covered the front and back in more Mod Podge and sanded it to make it look a little more rustic.

I glued the little frame to the front of the glass with a hot glue gun. I forgot to get a final picture because I put a little burlap scrap and used a staple gun to attach it to the top back of the frame so it can hang on the wall.

This next thing I actually did in October. I got this old window at Sheffield's Antique Mall in Collierville. I put a little brown paint on the frame to make it more rustic-looking and hung it above my kitchen table. I just love it!

The next thing I did was cover up the glass on our entertainment center in the living room. I was getting kinda sick of looking at the cable box and dvd player through the I took it upon myself to do something about it. My solution? SCRAPBOOK PAPER!! You can use it anywhere, I'm convinced. I got this blue and cream-colored paper at Michaels and measured it, cut it, and taped it inside the glass door so it shows through. When I get sick of it, all I have to do is rip it out! I like it so much more than before.

Next I made this button initial frame thing. I got the frame and burlap at Hobby Lobby. The buttons I got from my grandmother a few Christmases ago (I love buttons).  Here are some pictures!

I used Word Art on Microsoft Word and chose a font. I then made it bigger, printed it, then cut it out.

 I cut some burlap to fit in the frame and traced the "h" onto the burlap with a black Sharpie.

If you look closely you can see the mark.

I used white buttons to cover up all of the black outline to make the shape of an "h".

After I got it how I wanted, I hot glued each button to the burlap.

 Lastly, I painted the frame with brown, tan, red, apple green, and yellow acrylic paint. Once I got it how I wanted it, I covered it in Mod Podge, of course.

I had to take the glass out because the buttons made it too tall to fit in the glass. Once I was finished I hung it in my dining room! I had the perfect place for it.

Since I was on a burlap kick, I decided to re-mat one of our wedding photos that was also hanging in our dining room. I got some white burlap and green scrapbook paper, cut it, then used glue dots to keep everything in place.

 Here's a "before" picture of the mat (as it was decorated for Christmas

Next, here is how I organize my ribbon. I actually did this in the summer. It was so easy!! I got 2 dowels from Hobby Lobby that were like 50 cents a piece. I got my craft shelves and drilled 2 holes where I wanted to put the dowels and voila!! All you need is a drill (and, in my case, a husband who knows how to work it).

Next, I organized my scarves! My mother-in-law saw this on Pinterest and got me the supplies this weekend. She got the shower rings at the Dollar Tree...yes...this project costs $1. Well...I got 3 packages so it cost $3...but stil. So cheap!! Just put the curtain rings on a hanger and thread your scarves through and you're done! I made 2 because I love scarves and have a lot of them.

Lastly, yes we have come to an end, I made this front door decor. It couldnt've have been easier and it was also really cheap! I got the vine wreath at Michaels for $2.75 (it's originally $5 but I had a coupon that you can always find on their website or their awesome Iphone app), the letter was $3 from Michaels and I had everything this cost me less than $6

I painted this wooden "H" green then added white polka dots. When it was dry, I sanded it down a little.

I glued the "H" to the wreath with a hot glue gun then tied some cream-colored organza ribbon in a bow and hung it on my door. This project was so cheap and so easy and I think it turned out really cute!

That concludes my conglomeration of things. Sorry it was a little longer than normal. Happy crafting/organizing/decorating!