Monday, November 28, 2011

Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing

I made another recipe that I found on Pinterest.  I forgot to take a picture of it, but it looked similar to what the picture looks like below from Pinterest, which was originally pinned form HERE.  It was VERY easy to make, which is why I love crock pot recipes!

  I substituted the swiss cheese the recipe calls for with Mozzarella cheese because my husband isn't a fan of swiss.  I also used cream of chicken soup as opposed to mushroom soup because I don't care for mushrooms, and it turned out great.  It turned out really good, and made the house smell great while it was cooking!  I will definitely make this again, my family loved it! 

--4 boneless chicken breasts (frozen or thawed, either works.)
--4 slices swiss cheese
--1 can cream of mushroom soup (or cream of chicken)
--Splash of milk.
--1 box of Stove Top stuffing.
--Half stick of butter.

Okay, this one is a cake walk. You just gotta build it. Put chicken breasts on bottom, slice of cheese on each piece. Thin out the cream of chicken a bit with some milk, pour that over chicken & cheese. Then put the dry stuffing on top, and finish it off with a few pats of butter. Cook on low until the chicken is done, which will be about 5 hours.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Grilled Cheese and Avocado Sandwiches

I honestly don't know why it never occurred to me to try and make grilled cheese sandwiches a little tastier.  I've always just done the standard American cheese and sometimes added ham.  Well I am a huge lover of avocado.  If it has avocado on it, or in it... I'm sold.  I found this picture on pinterest and wanted to try it. 

My version was with honey wheat bread, avocado, mozerella cheese and instead of pepperoni which was used above mine had tomato.  The result?  Very tasty and very easy to make :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Crispy Cheddar Chicken

For dinner tonight, I tried out a new recipe from Pinterest.  I made Crispy Cheddar Chicken.  Basically it is chicken breast cut into pieces, dipped in milk, cheese, crushed ritz crackers, then baked.  Over the top, once complete, you pour a mixture of cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and butter.  

The chicken breasts I bought were huge.  Cutting them into three chunks like the recipe called for didn't really work for me.  I had more pieces of chicken, which was fine because the ingredients (milk, cheese, crackers) were more than enough.

I don't have a food processor, so I resorted to just crushing the ritz crackers in the sleeves themselves and that worked fine.  Here is a picture of what the chicken looked like, before baking.

The recipe says to cover the pan with foil and bake for 35 minutes, then to remove the foil and bake for another 10.  I don't know if it was because my chicken breasts were so thick, but it took a lot longer for this to bake than 45 minutes.  It was closer to 75 minutes for me.  I ended up leaving the foil off, and raising the heat 50 degrees for the additional 30 minutes.  This did the trick.  Here is what it looked like after baking.

All in all, the chicken was very good.  My 5 year old will only eat chicken nuggets or spaghettios (which drives me nuts) so I couldn't get her to try it, but my 9 year old loved it.  My husband liked it, and said he would eat it again.  It will be a great recipe to add to the collection to make again some time.  Here is a picture below with the sauce poured over the top. 

Here is the recipe from Pinterest, which was pinned from 

Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Time: 15 minute prep + 45 minutes baking

Yield: 7 servings

4 large chicken breasts
2 sleeves Ritz crackers
1/4 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1/2 C milk
3 C cheddar cheese, grated
1 t dried parsley

1   14 ounce can cream of chicken soup
2 T sour cream
2 T butter
1. Cut each chicken breast into 3 large chunks. 
2. In a small food processor grind up the ritz crackers. 
3. Pour the milk, cheese and cracker crumbs into 3 separate small pans. Toss the 1/4 t salt and 1/8 t pepper into the cracker crumbs and stir the mixture around to combine.
4. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk then the cheese and finally the cracker crumbs. 
5. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and lay the chicken inside the pan. 
6. Sprinkle the dried parsley over the chicken. 
7. Cover the pan with tin foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove the tin foil, bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the edges of the chicken are golden brown and crispy. 
8. Into a medium sized sauce pan combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and butter with a whisk. Stir it over medium high heat until the sauce is nice and hot. Serve over the chicken. 

If you try it, let us know!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I had an idea....

An idea came to me while scrolling through all the amazing crafts, beauty products, fashion inspirations, and mouth-watering recipes on Pinterest.  Wouldn't it be fun if we documented each craft, recipe or maybe a new fashion idea that we receive from the amazing Pinterest, and let readers know how it turned out?!

I'm Jennifer, and I'm NOT the craftiest person in the world, but that doesn't stop me from trying, so if I can make it... anyone can.  Then there is my best friend Melinda... that girl can make ANYTHING.  I am not even kidding.  That means, you will get two perspectives.  We have other friends that love Pinterest too, and I'm hoping they will join in on the fun and let us post their projects as well :)  Or maybe you have a project you tried out and you love the results and want to share it with everyone because you are so excited?!  Awesome!  Email us at and tell us all about it.

With Christmas fast approaching, I'm sure we will have lots to report in about!  So join us, as we feed our artistic sides with the crafters crack that is Pinterest :)