Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Homemade Chicken Pad Thai

My family and I love.. i mean LOVE Thai food and so when i found this recipe on pinterest, i had to try it!! I have made it a few times and have modified it to make it a little bit more tasty! This is seriously one of the yummiest homemade pad thai recipes i have ever had! Its very similar to what you would get in a restaurant! If you love Thai food you will love this!!


  • 2 Chicken Breasts, sliced 
  • 16 oz pkg Rice Noodles (I use the brand "Taste of Thai")
  • 4 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • Juice from 2 Limes, plus wedges for serving 
  • 6 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Asian Chili Paste
  • 3 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 5 Green Onions, green and white parts, chopped and s
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small bunch Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Roasted and Salted Peanuts, chopped
  • Soak Noodles according to pkg instructions, Drain
  • In bowl, whisk together brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, asian chili paste and 1 tsp oil
  • In large skillet heat 1 tsp oil over high heat
  • Add WHITE parts of green onion and garlic and cook, stirring constantly. When cooked add Beaten Eggs and cook, scraping eggs with a spatula until eggs are almost set. Place on plate.
  • Cook Chicken in 1 tsp oil in large pan. 
  • Add noodles, green onion GREEN parts, Sauce, Peanuts and Cilantro. Cook, Stir constantly, until noodles are soft and sauce is cooked into noodles. Add cooked Egg mixture to noodles and toss to coat... breaking the eggs up.
  • Serve with lime wedge and top with more peanuts, if desired. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Glitter Pumpkin

I found this Idea on Pinterest and I just had to try it with my daughter!! It was SO much fun and she had a blast decorating her pretty little pumpkin!!

This is a very simple craft for kids! All you will need for this project is a Pumpkin, Glitter (your choice of color) and Mod Podge. First you are going to cover the entire pumpkin (except the bottom and stem) with mod podge, a pretty good amount. Next have your kid go to town with the glitter!! SO much fun and it turns out great!!! Try doing this with your kids this year! I promise they will love it!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Worlds BEST Cinnamon Rolls!

These from-scratch Cinnamon rolls are SO delicious! No calorie counting allowed!

Mix together in a large bowl:
1 cup very warm water
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
Wisk with fork until combined. Then add:
1 TBS dry yeast. Wisk again until mixed.
Let sit until bubbly/foamy (approx. 10 minutes). Then add in:
2 cups flour (I like to use bread flour, but its not nesesary)
1/3 cup warm melted margarine
1 beaten egg
Stir with fork until a smooth batter is formed and continue to add flour to form a soft dough (about 1-2 cups). Let dough raise until double in size, and then gently turn out on a lightly floured counter top and roll into a rectangle about 1/2" thick.

Spread a thin layer of softened margarine (you will need about 1/2 stick) over the surface, making sure to go all the way to the edge. Then sprinkle dump on the brown sugar. It needs to be thick so keep spreading until you cannot see through to the dough. Again, spread all the way to the edge. Follow with a heavy sprinkle of cinnamon.

Roll fairly tightly and pinch edges of dough to seal. Use dental floss to cut rolls about 1 1/2" thick. Place in a completely greased 9x13 pan (I like to use Crisco, works WAY better than cooking spray). Let raise until more than double in size*****

*****Quick-rise method
Preheat your oven to its very lowest setting (usually 150-170ish degrees). Once preheated, turn the oven OFF. Put your rolls in the oven and set your timer for 20-30 minutes and they will be nice and fluffy when they are done! Then remove from oven and pre-heat to your baking temp of 350. Bake until golden brown, about 10-12, minutes but WATCH them! Ovens vary!

FROSTING! The best part, yes?
Completely melt 1 stick of margarine. You want your butter HOTT
Add (by 1/2 cup fulls) about 2-2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, stirring, until thick. Then add:
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBS maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Wisk together until smooth. If too thick, add milk in small quantities. If too thin, add more powdered sugar.

Drizzle over hot rolls! ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Fall Everyone!!! October is finally here and i am going to start the month off right by making these delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!! I got this recipe from my sister-in-law for my bridal shower and i am SO glad she shared it with me!!! These are seriously the most delicious cookies ever... I just had to share this with all over you :)
 **WARNING** these are dangerously addictive! 

- 1 cup Shortening
- 2 cups White Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 (15 oz) can Pumpkin Puree
- 4 cups Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 pinch Ground Nutmeg
- 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in Eggs one at a time. Stir in the Vanilla and Pumpkin until well blended. Combine in separate bowl Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon and Nutmeg; Stir into the Pumpkin mixture. Mix until blended well. Then add the Chocolate Chips. Stir in the Walnuts if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
4. Enjoy 

Tips:: I use Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips so there is more chocolate throughout each cookie

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Want to make simple delicious cookies that your kids can help decorate?! Then stop your search here cause you have found it!! This is the most simple cookie ever. Just make Chocolate Chip Cookies (your favorite recipe) or buy already made cookie dough. Cook the cookies. When they are cooled flip the cookie upside down, add frosting (store bought or home made), top with another cookie and there you have it! My daughter and i decorated the tops of them to make it more fun for her!! SUPER easy and yes.. they are delicious!!

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