Saturday, August 29, 2009

Barbeque Rubbed Chicken

I get several recipes emailed to me. This one came a long time ago but I just decided to try it. It turned out really good. I can't remember which email it came from and I deleted it already. Oops!

1tablespoon packed brown sugar
teaspoons paprika
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4teaspoon garlic salt
1/4teaspoon chili powder
4boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2cup barbecue sauce

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, paprika, cumin, garlic salt and chili powder. Rub both sides of chicken with seasoning mixture.
2.Place chicken in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 1 hour.
3.Serve chicken with barbecue sauce.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Healthy Hamburger Helper

I found this recipe on A Daily Dose of Dieting blog. It turned out so good I thought I would share.

1-1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
3/4 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon steak seasoning
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Chopped green onions, optional

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

3. Drain pasta; add to meat mixture.

4. Stir in the tomatoes, relish, mustard, ketchup, steak seasoning and seasoned salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

5. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions if desired.

This was so good. It was just like eating a cheeseburger but much better for you. The kids even liked it. You could even use ground turkey to make it even less fattening.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bed Canopy

I saw this on a blog and thought I could make that for Lindsay's room. I think theirs is cuter, but mine is not bad. Lindsay doesn't love it though. Maybe she will end up liking it. What do you think?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Candy Buckets

Just thought I would share the candy bucket I made. I think it turned out pretty good. I think that this is what I will be making for our Super Satruday too. I figure I can get lots of different candys and they can pick which one they would like. What do you think.

Here is the link where I learned how to do these. Candy Buckets.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Baked Swiss Cheese Chicken

I found this on my friend Rachel's blog. It was pretty good, but I didn't use swiss cheese. I used monteray jack because that is what I had.

6 chicken breast halves
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup chicken broth
6 slices swiss cheese
1 cup seasoned stuffing mix

Place chicken in a greased 9x13 pan. Combine soup and broth and pour over chicken. Top with cheese. Sprinkle with stuffing mix. Bake uncovered @350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with rice or potatoes.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More Washer Necklaces

I made a few more washer necklaces. These ones I think turned out a little better. I put a picture of a smaller washer like the ones I stamped and also of one next to my cell phone so you could see how big they are. What do you think?

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Perfect Oatmeal

I saw this recipe online. We had it for breakfast this morning and it was pretty good.

1 cup quick oats
2 cups apple juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup applesauce

1 cup blueberries
1 large banana
1/2 cup toasted coconut
skim milk

Cook oatmeal in apple juice in a pot over med heat for 7-8 minutes. Stir in applesauce, cinnamon, and butter. Prepare toppings and serve with oatmeal.

This was found on

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

More Washer Necklaces

So I decided to make a few more washer necklaces. I think they turned out pretty cute. I think I may experiment a little more with different papers. What do you think? Here is the link where I learned how to make them. Click Here.