Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I am sorry!

I am so sorry guys, for the lack of posts lately. I have the flu, and feel really really bad! As soon as I am feeling half way human again, I will be back posting up a storm!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Recipe Of The Week! Yummy Sesame Chicken Fingers!

                                     Recipe of The Week!

I have decided to start posting a weekly recipe section in my blog. I am always looking to expand on recipes that I have yet to try, or even share some tried and true favorites of mine.

Today I want to share: Yummy Sesame Chicken Fingers. Super easy to make, and very very yummmmmmy!!!

- YOUR FAVORITE HONEY-MUSTARD SAUCE! Use whichever brand you like, or make your own:
- 2 tablespoon mustard ( whole grain)
- 6 tablespoon honey
- a small pinch of brown sugar 

- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 pound boneless skinless Chicken Breast
- (Sliced into 2x1/2" strips)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
-  2 tablespoons of orange juice. 
- minced garlic to taste

Sesame seeds replace traditional batter for these yummmy crunchy appetizers. Makes abought 20 pieces or so. In a small bowl blend mustard and honey for sauce, or use your fave brand. Set aside. In shallow pan combine sesame seeds and Parmasan, garlic & orange juice; roll chicken pieces in sesame mixture. Heat olive oil in oven proof heavey-bottomed nonstick skillet or saute pan until just below the smoking point. Add chicken strips and brown on both sides over medium heat; do not scorch. Place chicken strips on cookie sheet and bake in preheated 425* oven 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.  Serve with the  honey mustard sauce! 

These taste amazing, and are so super simple to make.  Let me know when you try out the recipe, I know you will be happy with it!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Bakers Clay Shamrocks!

Bakers Clay Shamrocks:
I was searching for some fun and easy St. Patrick's Day crafts, and came across this bakers clay shamrock idea. I wanted to post this before I make them, so you can make some to, and we can share our pictures together when we are all done.


  • 1 1/2cups warm water
  • green food coloring
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • IF YOU WANT TO MAKE Silly & Fun Shamrock's with the kids You NEED:
  • green pipe cleaner
  • googley eyes
  • different colors craft foam
  • glue gun, etc!
Mix water and salt, stir until dissolved,(add food coloring to water). Add flour and knead for 5 minutes. Roll out dough - about 1/4in. thick. You can cut shamrock shapes with cookie cutter or a pattern, or roll and shape them by hand like I intend to do. Put on cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until hard. Let them cool completely. Cut mouths and noses out of craft foam,you can also craft hats for them out of craft foam, cut pipe cleaner in half and make bows to glue on the stem. they are very cute and fun this way especially if you are planning to make these with kids. Variation: You can also simply paint the baked clay with green paint to add more color, and decorate with sparkles, etc! You can add and decorate these however you see fit. I will be making my classic style, without the googley eyes etc. I will be using different shades of green with acrylic paint. I will also be making a special one for me and David with our initials painted on the middle! Have fun with this,and please share yours with us to! You have any St. Patrick's Day craft ideas you would like to share, or possibly even guest write it on my blog, please feel free to comment or email me anytime! 

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Joss & Main!

So I got a very interesting Email today, and checked out a new site: Joss & Main. It's an exclusive private sale site that CSNStores recently launched. It offers exclusive sales on top brands and designers for the home at up to 70% off retail. Sales only last 72 hours, but new ones are launched daily and all are backed by the high levels of customer service and quality that you’ve grown to value from CSN.  Pictured above is one of the awesome things they have for sale at Joss & Main! I so have to get me the Sous Living: Halve Glass Jar Bookends! I would so use them as shown with the fishies! ;)

Also For each person that joins through you and makes a purchase using your personal link they give you when you join the site,  you’ll receive a $15 credit to use yourself on Joss & Main! There’s no limit on the amount of credit you can receive.  How cool is that?  So if I were you, I would so take advantage of this amazing offer, as well as they have super amazing deals for you to check out! What are you waiting for???