Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Inside Out Chicken Pot Pie

Can you smell it? Leaves changing, the cold air, pumpkins growing...fall.  Ok ok maybe not for all of you but here in Wisconsin we just had a 63* day but it is now high of 84 today so it isn't really fall yet but let me tell you I took advantage of that 63 day.  Opened my windows , cleaned, baked and make a fall dinner.

So instead of making my big chicken pot pie I made it more kid friendly and it went over great.
This creamy delicious filling goes great over some fresh biscuits and if you don't have those make some toast, that is how I do my left overs.


Follow my recipe for the filling in this link

Pair with biscuits or mashed potatoes.

Monday, August 22, 2016

My Life Monday #2

Books, books, and more books that is all I see.  Starting next Monday on the 29th I will be starting college, college at 30, it scares the living sheep out of me.  Saying I am nervous is an understatement I am not even excited.  All I can think of is that I have 9 classes homework, housework, shopping, kids activities, sports, kids homework, cooking dinner and more.  I am stressed to the max and I know I will be able to get a routine down but I am allowed to be stressed for right now.

I have been a stay at home mom for a little over 8 years now and going back into the work force excites me.  I have loved staying home with all my girls and watching them grow but now it is my turn that they will all be in school soon that I get to help out more with the financial burden that weighs on hubsters shoulders.  He has done such an amazing job and I just want to help and me helping is getting a degree that will pay more than any other job.  I have done it before but it didn't help pay the bills like it needed to, it helped pay for gas and day care and in the end that is why I ended up being a stay at home mom.

I am going for professional administrative, I just want to get into the front desk at a hospital, court house or social serves.  I just hope something opens up in 2 years.

So in a week I will officially be a college student/wifey/mother/stay at home mother. Wish me luck, I will need it.

Oh and sorry for no posts this last week. My brother and his family (family of 6) came to stay with me for 5 days!  It was so exciting and it was such a blast and in between all that was my oldest daughters 11th birthday and her birthday party.  There will posts to look out for soon and I will be also holding an school breakfast week.

All 10 cousins and Nana's house

The emoji birthday party

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

My life Monday

So less than a week ago we had to put down our Ralphie.  It was a first time for me as a pet owner and our family did not take it well.

He was our cuddle buddy, the one who would find anything to lay on just to get attention especially the kids home work.

It is the little butt head things they did you miss like he was horrible with the little box he would just never wipe his feet so I was sweeping us 3 times a day and now the floor is always clean.  He loved bread and chips and always had to lock the cabinets and and place the bread in the fridge and I am still locking the cabinets and placing the bread in the fridge because it is what we do even though we don't have to do it anymore.  No more scratching of the wooden door frames, no more sitting at the dinner table waiting for everyone to eat and then trying to sneak food off plates.  He was sassy but he was the best boy ever and we miss him every day but I am so glad he isn't sick or is not is pain anymore. 

We love you Ralphie

Welch's Grape Juice Review

This post is sponsored by Welch's grape juice and bzzagent, I this content for free for trying purposes.  

So with the bzzagent I got a chance to review and taste an amazing Welch's grape juice.  My family and I were already pretty fond of the grape juice already especially there is no sugar added.

The taste is amazing and the health benefits are even more amazing 

Here are some examples:
  1. 100% Grape Juice can help support heart health
  2. Concord grapes have a lot of the same heart health benefits as red wine (you hear that wine drinkers?)
  3. It promotes healthy circulation 
So there you have it it taste great and fresh off the vine and there are great healthy benefits if you cannot drink wine or don't like wine. 

So drink your grape juice it is a perfect thing to bring to the beach, shopping, gym, or just drink it for breakfast, whatever floats your boat.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Lemon Loaf

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My favorite flavor ever is Lemon.  Lemon pie, lemon chicken, lemon cookies, lemon bread....everything lemon is great.  I was in the mood to bake and the kids wanted a snack and I have made so many cookies and brownies every week I decided to make them something different and they loved it. This bread is great to make for the summer time and will be a hit no matter where you bring it or leave it.  The sweet hint of lemon in the bread with a lemon glaze will win anyone over.


1 Stick butter, softened to room temp 
1 Cup of sugar
2 eggs
4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 1/2 Cup flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Milk

1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
3 Tablespoon Lemon  Juice


Preheat oven to 350*
Mix butter and sugar together until blended, add in eggs one at a time and mix until well blended, stir in lemon juice.  In separate bowl slightly mix flour, baking powder and salt and mix well into lemon batter, slowly mix in milk until mixed well.

grease and flour bread loaf pan and pour in batter.  Bake for 45 mins or until knife comes out clean.

When bread is done take a tooth pick and place prick the  hot bread multiple times and add in 1/2 cup of the glaze over the bread and let sit and sink into the bread until cool.  When cool add on the rest of your glaze.

Mix sugar and juice together and let sit until ready to use.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

One of of favorite meals on a slider! As you can see my recipe is made a tiny bit healthier and that just meaning there is no breading on the chicken but trust me with it having so much flavor you won't even miss it.  Sometimes my daughters will go on my Pinterest board and blog and look through it and yell at me because "mom you haven't made this since taking this photo!"  The life of a food blogger there are so many recipes I forget about haha so when they pointed out a Parmesan recipe I thought about making it a new way.  So here we have it.

2 lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
1 Cup Pizza Sauce
6 slices Motzerella Cheese *In halfs*
1 Packet of Rolls *12 count*
3 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese *divided*
1 Tablespoon Thyme
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven 350*

Place 1 Tablespoon of Parmesan Cheese,thyme,garlic, salt and pepper all over chicken and cook in pan until done.  

Place bottom of buns into a 9x13 pan

Place chicken onto sliced opened rolls add a spoonful of pizza sauce and a half a square of mozzarella cheese. 

Place all tops on and sprinkle the last two Tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on tops of buns.  Place into oven for 20 minutes.

Serve right away

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

It has been about 95* the last few days in Wisconsin and we have been enjoying it from the inside with our new Air Conditioner.  So I tested it by cooking something in the oven and when I say it didn't get hotter in here that made me so excited so now I can bake more. Now that my kitchen is cleaned and bellies are full we are off to go night swimming at the beach. 

This is such a great meal easy, fast meal that you can just throw together.  Something so simple is so amazing, flavorful and will make you, your husband, kids and great aunt want it again and again.  This also makes a great freezer meal, just cut up, bag it and freeze.  So enjoy the simple sweet pleasures of the earth.


1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Zucchini 
1/2 Cup Sweet Peppers 
1/2 onion
1/2 Cup baby tomatoes 
3 Chicken Breasts
1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Salt and Pepper


Preheat oven 400*

Chop up chicken and veggies into chunks and place onto sheet pan.
Put olive oil onto mixture and mix well.  Spread all seasonings over chicken and veggies and mix well again.  
Bake for 30 minutes
Serve alone or with rice.