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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
5 things that pretty much explain me: *I love to bake *I am not short but "fun size" *A new pair of shoes always helps *My family is a part of me *I am the oldest of 5 (So I like to be in charge) ALSO: Everything is better and worse when you turn 30 BUT I am SO glad my 20's are over!

Thursday, August 29, 2013



The other day I got my moms old Crock-Pot and Quick Cooking cookbook out. I found a
recipe I have never tried before and it was awesome so I thought I would share.



Crock-pot Chicken

6-8 chicken breasts, boneless/skinless

12-16 pieces bacon

Salt, pepper, garlic salt, (any other season you want to try)

2 cans cream of mushroom

1 cup sour cream 


Cut chicken pieces in half and wrap raw piece of bacon around each piece and
secure with toothpick. Season as desired. When all wrapped, place in baking
dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins. (Meat wont be done) Transfer to
crockpot. Mix soup and sour cream together and pour over chicken. Cook on low
for 4-6 hrs. Serve over rice.


*tonight I did high for 2 hrs and low for 3hrs and served with rice pilaf from
2 nights ago


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tuscan Kale Salad

In my quest to get Cameron to eat healthier I tried a couple new recipes for lunch today. Here is one I was for sure he wouldnt like BUT he did! Yay! 

(stole picture from google, mine pictures just dont turn out very well)

Tuscan Kale Salad
(from Becky Sauro)

4-6 cups of loosely packed kale (Italian Black) mid ribs removed
Juice one Lemon (2-3 Tbls)
3-4 Tbls Olive Oil
2-4 cloves mashed garlic
Salt and pepper
1- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
2/3 cups grated cheese Pecorino Toscano, Asiago or Parmesan. (I used Asisgo/Parmesan mix)
1/2 cup freshly made bread crumbs from toasted bread

1-Whisk together:
lemon juice
olive oil
salt and pepper
red pepper flakes

2-Pour over Kale, then add cheese and toss

3-Let sit at least 5 mins, add bread crumbs and toss. Add more cheese on top if desire.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Baking is the new boredom buster

Chocolate cupcakes + peppermint marshmallows=yummy!

Ok I stole these pictures (my pictures don't turn out very pretty) but I made a regular devils food chocolate cupcake recipe but added 3-5 mini peppermint marshmallows to each cup and a several chocolate chips before I baked them (just the regular box directions). Then frosted them with chocolate frosting (cream cheese frosting would also be tasty). They turned out super yummy! The marshmallows expand so use less batter or bigger cupcake tins. It just added a hint of peppermint.
This is something I do when I am bored and in the mood for baking.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Whats too short?

I need a change...a big one. Can I pull any of these off? I need suggestions....please :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
-E. M. Forster