Friday, June 20, 2014

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Monday, December 23, 2013

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Friday, October 25, 2013

2 Step Easy Balsamic Chicken

This week has been super hectic! I mean crazy busy! I feel like I haven't had a moment to sit down and just breath! The kids and they're activities are non stop, then they have been recovering from the colds that they had and then the baby was sick too! but she's much better now just recovering too.  Anyhow with the preface how I have had zero time this week I threw this together.  I actually did this on a Monday night and that happens to be our most hectic evening of the week!!  A helpful note for this chicken is to MAKE EXTRA! the leftovers are simply delicious for the next day!
Happy eating from my kitchen to yours! 

What You Need:

4 chicken breast

salt and pepper to taste 

1 bottle of balsamic vinaigrette dressing (I used Kens Dressing for mine)

How to:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place your chicken in a deep baking dish.   While your oven is pre-heating take a minute to season your chicken with salt and pepper.  Then pour the entire bottle of dressing over your chicken.  Cover with tin foil allowing the sides to be partially exposed. cook for 45 minutes or until your chicken reaches an internal temperature of  170 degrees Fahrenheit.  Pour reaming balsamic liquid that, you will find on the bottom of your baking dish on top of the chicken for additional yumminess. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Asian Beef

This weekend was a abnormal one.  Typically we like to go out and do some outdoor activities, but this weekend we were not able to due to the girls not feeling well, and my son was recovering from his cold as well.  So we capitalized on the weekend and made it a lazy one.  We decided to have two movie night! which is out of the ordinary for us.  We watched the Croods which is such a cute movie! and we watched Epic and we all passed out so I can't give you the appropriate ratings lol.  But while we were home bound I whipped up this Asian beef, it's super easy and really tasty enjoy!  
From my kitchen to yours Happy Eating!  

Adapted from: All Recipes

What You Need:

1 ( 1 1/2- to 2-pound) flank steak
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons honey
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger
3 scallions, thinly sliced

How To:

Place the plastic bag in a large bowl and then add the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and oil to the bag. Whisk in the honey, garlic, ginger and scallions. Add the steak to the bag, flipping it to coat it in the marinade, and then seal the plastic bag.
Place the steak in the fridge and marinate for about 2-4 hours the longer the better though.
When ready to cook, remove the steak from the fridge and preheat your cooking surface (grill or stove top grill pan). Remove the steak from the marinade.  Boil  the leftover liquid on medium for about 5-10 minutes.  Sear the steak on each side for about 4 minutes each side. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes and then slice it against the grain and serve. Once the marinade has finished boiling add it on top of the steak for added flavor. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Easy Cheesy Bacon Rounds

Yesterday was amazing,actually this past week was incredible! it was hectic as usual, with the kids and their activities. Both kids are in dance, my daughter is in tap and ballet, and my son recently tried out for hip hop and he loved it so there is our Monday nights and then on Tuesday nights we have boy scouts meetings and of course school but all in all it was fantastic. Yesterday we went to Sweet Frogs which is a frozen yogurt place by us, this is where I take the kids every Friday,  that's of course they do not have any behavior issues in school for that (and yes I bribe them with that! :) and it works!).  Anyhow, last night we had family movie night we watched the movie Epic and my husband was the only one who lasted through it!  the baby was already fast asleep before the movie, so he only had to carry my daughter ,son and me to bed! he said that he looked over and Jasmine and I were in a cocoon on the couch together snuggling and my son was snuggling with pups.  But then this morning we all committed that we would finish it and quite frankly we just haven't been able to get around to it yet.  For family movie night I wanted to make a really yummy snack for us and I made these yummy cheesy bacon rounds, so if you like potato skins you are gonna love these and the best part it really doesn't take a lot of work like regular potato skins, because they cook in about 30-40 minutes!  From my kitchen to your's Happy Eating!  

Adapted from: All Recipes 

What You Need:

4 baking potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices

1/4 cup melted butter

8 slices bacon - cooked and crumbled

8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup chopped green onions

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  2. Brush both side of potato slices with butter; place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides, turning once.
  3. When potatoes are ready, top with bacon, cheese, and green onion; continue baking until the cheese has melted

NOTE:  If your are in a hurry you can also use bacon bits for this recipe as well!