Monday, November 02, 2009

Wicked Chicken

I came across the recipe for Wicked Chicken while thumbing through the Occasions to Celebrate magazine Halloween 2009 edition. I told myself that this would be a nice recipe to try. As most recipes go I always do it my way. LOL.

ingredients:

olive oil
boneless skinless chicken breast
salt
pepper
minced shallots
white wine ( I used cooking white wine)
jar of sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
thyme
chicken broth
and 1 cup heavy whipping cream

I hardly ever use exact measurements when I am cooking so this is what I did...

place a little oil in a skillet and heat. Salt and pepper the chicken and place in warm skillet to brown on both sides. While you are doing that preheat your oven to 400 degrees. After your chicken is browned remove them to a baking dish. While they take a rest in the dish, mince up the shallots and cook them until they are soft, add the wine to the pan (about 1/2 cup)...cook until it reduces by 2/3. At this time add the tomatoes and thyme (maybe 1 tablespoons worth) - cook for 5 minutes. Add chicken broth (1 can should do it) and cook for another 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Slowly add the cream and bring to a simmer. Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake for 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in breast registers 170 degrees.

Serve warm...

I served mine with garlic mashed potatoes.... turned out very yummy!


I will try to come back soon and post more pictures to go along with this recipe. :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cake Balls

I recently came across a website called bakerella.com. She has so many amazing recipes on her site. I found the recipe for cake pops so fun I just had to give it a go!

I started with a chocolate cake that I crumbled up and mixed in room temperature cream of cheese icing.

I mixed it together so you could not see any white from the icing.

Next I used a cookie scoop and scooped out the cake mixture and placed it on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper.

I took the scoops of cake and rolled them into balls between my clean hands... this is so important...clean hands...LOL!
A nice sheet of naked cake balls

After all of the fun the balls had they were feeling very tired. I decided to place them in the fridge for a rest (over night to be exact)
After the balls woke in the morning they needed a nice warm bath. A nice vanilla bath will do the job :) I used a vanilla candy coating for the bath. I placed the chips in a microwaveable bowl and melted it at 30 second intervals.



In they go..one at a time.

Using a spoon I shook off the extra coating before placing them on a sheet covered in waxed paper.


After the candy coating had time to harden I decorated them with more melted candy coating colored blue.
They turned out to be very YUMMY. I am sure that this will be a treat that will be made many more times in my house.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

FREEBIE!!!

It has been awhile since I offered a freebie to you all. Today I am giving away a "Star" kit with the Fourth approaching in a couple of days. This kit is for personal use only. If you use it please send me an email showing me your work... I would really love to see it!

If you wanna share this kit, that is OK, just send them here to get it it.

Download here

A chance to Scrap!!!

So I took some time today to create a layout. This was for a challenge at Inspiration Lane - Mini Madness.




The kit was provided by Christie Lemmon... Rock with U.

The picture is of my oldest dd, Amanda. She was playing soldier at the STX lane.

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