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Showing posts from September, 2013

Blueberries and Cream Bread

This summer I had the luxury of going to a Blueberry Farm and picking my own blueberries.  The best part is they let you eat all you want while you are picking.  The bushes were loaded and they were delicious.  We ended up picking 11 pounds of blueberries.  We are enjoying them in all sorts of things.  This bread is one of those items.  It was delicious and the cream cheese layer gave it the added touch to put your flavor buds over the edge.  I took it to a work potluck and did not bring any home!! Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread from Anecdotes & Applecores  BREAD: 1/2 cups butter (1 stick, softened) 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon vanilla  2 whole eggs 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cups milk 2 cups blueberries 1 Tablespoon flour FILLING: 8 ounces cream cheese (softened) 1/2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 whole egg 1 teaspoon vanilla  GLAZE: 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon butter (melted) 1 teaspoon milk 1/2 tea

Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

OK this is one of those recipes that is so good your mouth starts to water just thinking about it.  It was simple easy and oh so delicious!! One of the best things I have eaten in awhile!! Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from The Girl Who Ate Everything 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 14 chicken tenders) 1 1/2 cups Caesar dressing  3/4 cup Parmesan, shredded 1 tablespoon dried parsley 2 teaspoons pepper 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded Hamburger buns Put chicken breasts in a single layer in the bottom of the crock pot.  Season with a little salt and pepper. Pour 1-2 cups water into the crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred.. Drain water from crock pot. Return chicken to the crock pot and stir in Caesar dressing, Parmesan, parsley, and pepper. Cook on low for 30 minutes. Spoon mixture on  buns and top with romaine. It was a hit! This is all we had for leftovers.  I made the girls sandwiches with it for lunch

Learning with the VTech Innotab 3 Learning Tablet and a Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I was asked if I would be willing to try out the VTech Innotab 3 Learning Tablet. My youngest daughter was so excited and could not wait to receive it.  Luckily it did not disappoint.  It is a trendy fun learning device. She enjoys the drawing and coloring feature. It has  educational games,creative activities and reading skills while emphasizing fun, all in a compact tablet at an affordable price, making it a great first learning tablet for kids!  The camera is really cool and she can download and play her music on it. She was excited about the E Reader, which will help her with her reading progress. We received a free game download when we registered the device. She picked out a fun spelling game. So far she has really enjoyed it and I love that it is so kid friendly and durable.   VTech® InnoTab 3®   Learning Tablet ·         The InnoTab® 3 combines educational games, creative activities and reading skills in a child-friendly, multi-function,

Using My Creative Side....On a Nerf Party!!

A few months ago I had the privilege to work with an amazing and creative blogger, Erin over at Making Memories with Your Kids  asked if I would help her design some things for a birthday party she was throwing for her son.  Of course I couldn't pass up that opportunity it was like working with a celebrity!! It was a lot of fun and the party looked like it turned out INCREDIBLE!! First there was the invitation. The water bottle label and the party badges. This great idea for the badges came from  My Party Passion .   It is a totally amazing party, right down to the refreshments.  Go check it out here  and all the other creative things she has!! It was a true honor to work with her!! Thanks ERIN!!

Sweet Lime Chicken

I needed a quick marinade for some chicken the other day and wanted something a little different, so I experimented and it turned out so delicious!! It was a huge hit. My only issue is I should of made more.  We had no leftovers and they would have made great versatile lunches! Sweet Lime Chicken 4-6 Chicken Breasts (I used 18 chicken tenders) 1/2 cup lime juice 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper  Put chicken in a resealable bag .Mix the lime juice, sugar salt and pepper together.  Pour over the chicken, seal up the bag and refrigerate. Let the chicken marinade for 2+ hours.  Then grill, bake or pan fry. My new favorite!! 

7UP Biscuits

Do you ever need a quick bread to add to a meal and one that tastes good.  This is the perfect thing.  The addition of the 7UP makes them light.  A nice quick, easy delicious addition to any meal!! 7UP Biscuits 2 cups Bisquick mix 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup 7UP 1/4 cup melted butter *I doubled the recipe and it made 20 biscuits Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, cut sour cream into Bisquick mix and then add the 7UP.  Mix until you have a really soft dough. Sprinkle working surface (and your hands) with additional Bisquick and pat the dough down.  Don't knead the dough, just pat it to about 1/2" to 3/4 " thick.  Melt butter and pour into the bottom of  your pan.  Cut into circles (approximately 10). Place biscuits in your pan   Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until golden brown.  Keep an eye on them the last few minutes of cooking. Viola! Biscuits simple and fast! Hubby said the leftovers made great breakfast biscuits!!