Tuesday, June 23, 2009

okay, i really am doing this one!!!

How freakin' cute is this onesie!! Here is my one problem with this. I would get so bummed if after I actually finished a craft to see my darling boy just barf all over it.
Oh well, totally worth it to see him look so dashing!
Check out the tutorial on Nap Time Crafting.

P.S. I've really been getting my stalk on. Check out all the new links!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

sneaky momma

Need some blog tips??? This nice Momma gives free tutorials on how to make your blog look super swanky. Personally, I've always wondered how to make buttons, and how to get that cute signature on the end of your post. SO when I get a free second to actually do it..........we'll see if I can! (Even with detailed instructions I'm a techno moron.) Check her blog out here.

Thank you sneaky Momma!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Family Fav

I've made this recipe twice now, and it is ALWAYS a huge hit. It's extremely easy, and a real crowd pleaser. You'll want to put it in your pot luck rotation!!

** I did not add the bacon though. But, I wonder how a couple of thinly sliced purple onions would be? Yum, next time.

Recipe: Rachael Ray’s Barbecue Chicken Pizza

2009 April 14
by ournewkitchen

One morning — and I can’t remember when, but it was recently — Gina and I happened to be watching Rachael Ray’s talk show and she had a couple of women on competing in some sort of recipe contest. One lady was putting her white chicken chili up against the other’s barbecue chicken pizza.

Both of the recipes looked simple to make and tasty to eat so we grabbed them from the Rachael Ray web site. Since it’s too warm here for chili we decided to put the pizza into this week’s list of recipes. Tuesday night it got the call.

Our verdict, not bad. Gina said that as certain as she was that she wasn’t going to like it, she actually thought it was good. I did too. It didn’t taste like pizza, but a saucy barbecue chicken sandwich. That’s not a bad thing.

The ingredient list was short the way we made it. Crescent rolls for the crust. Sauce for the well, sauce. Pre-cooked chicken strips to go on top. Some real bacon bits from a jar and then a bag of cheese.

In terms of simplicity, putting this together couldn’t be much easier. The hardest part was baking the crust. Just do that according to package directions. Top the pizza with the sauce, chicken, bacon, and cheese. Stick it under the broiler for three or four minutes until the cheese melts and browns. Remove. Cut. Eat.

Here is an official list of what you’ll need and what you’ll need to do with it. The official Rachael Ray recipe is a bit different. This is our take. This is what it looks like before.



  • 2 tubes of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce
  • 2 packages of pre-cooked chicken strips, chopped
  • real bacon bits
  • 2 cups 2% milk cheddar cheese


  • Roll the crescent rolls out onto a cookie sheet. Pinch the sheets together. Bake about 10 minutes on 375 degrees until golden brown.
  • Spread the sauce over dough. Add chicken, bacon, and cheese.
  • Place under broiler for three or four minutes until cheese is melted and slightly browned.

And this is what it looked like after on my plate. Hate to say it, but I had a third piece.


We both were happy with the way the rolls worked as the crust. We went with the reduced fat crescent rolls and saved calories there. The cheese was also low fat so we saved there too.

After we ate we talked about a couple of ways to tweak the toppings. The only thing we didn’t get was the satisfaction of eating pizza. But we did enjoy this and there are plenty of leftovers. I have a feeling that variations on this recipe could be making some appearances here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

u create

Feeling the need to get your craft on?

Head over to U-Create. She compiles a bunch of DIY projects into one blog.
Make sure you have a minute to browse though, you'll want to see them all!

I'm lovin' this one! I wanna do it! (you know what that means though.......garage city)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

mom jeans

Sometimes the truth hurts.


Sorry you have to follow the link, I can't figure out how to post Hulu on Blogger.
But it's worth the click!

Monday, June 1, 2009

white chocolate marshmallow popcorn

I volunteered to bring something to an "all things pink" baby shower the other day. While thinking of the many possibilities I remembered seeing this popcorn off of the "Hot Garlic" blog. Surprise surprise..........I had all of the ingredients! I may not have had anything to cook my family for dinner that night, but I had everything for the seriously yummy
White Chocolate and Marshmallow Popcorn.

I can't even tell you what a hit this was, I even heard people talking
about it the next day!
It's a perfect thing to bring to a party and
it's super easy!

Here are my own personal tips when making this recipe:
1. I usually melt chocolate on the stove, but when combining
marshmallows and chocolate I recommend the microwave!
2. Spray your large mixing bowl with Pam before hand
(clean-up was real sticky!)
3. Pick out all of the unpopped kernals that you can.
They are no fun to bite down on!
4. Drizzle melted milk chocolate over the top, it's just pretty.
I forgot to take a picture of mine, oops!