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Hello again! I hope you are well.  With the crazy weather we are all having it is hard to stay healthy.  My allergies are in full attack mode.  The pollen is insane here.  I wash the jeep off in the morning before I head to work and when I leave to come home, it is covered again.  YUCK!! But I guess that is one thing we have to face while Spring is trying to make its introduction.  I have to say all of my plants are starting to push their little heads through the soil.  It is very exciting.

So today as I was running errands and cleaning house, I remembered that I had nothing figured out for dinner.  So I thawed some chicken tenders and added some Italian dressing for flavor.   I sat and pondered on a new idea for an easy and delicious recipe.  So here you have it!

Chicken Alfredo Crescent Bake

5 chicken tenders marinated in your favorite seasons

1 palm full of shredded parm cheese.

1 tsp Mrs. Dash onion herb season.

2 packs of crescent rolls.

1 cup of Alfredo Sauce.

Salt & pepper to taste.

Shredded cheese for the top.

Bake chicken at 350 for 25 -30 mins until cooked.

Let cool.

In a small bowl add Alfredo sauce, Mrs. Dash, a heaping palm full of shredded Parm cheese, (S & P to taste(optional)

Shred chicken and add to mixture.

Mix well

Take 1 can of crescent rolls and separate them into 4 rectangles. You can make 2 pockets from 1 can.

Make sure to pinch the seams together so the sauce does not leak out.

Put a heaping amount of mixture in the center.

Place the second rectangle on top and pinch and roll the edges to seal the pocket.

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top

Bake at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown on top.

Steamed Green Beans

Put Green Beans in pan on med heat.

Add some olive oil and stir to coat all the beans.

Add S & P to taste.

Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes.

When they begin to sizzle, add a little water to the bottom and cover.

This will steam the beans.

Keep stirring occasionally so they do not burn.

When the beans turn to a deep green color and are still crisp they are done.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

These were sooooo yummy! Flakey and crispy with just enough filling!!!! It was a good experiment.

Hope you like this one. I know we ate them up.

Until Then,

Wende

 

P/S

I found some of the best cheese today at Sam’s Club.


I can not find it all the time at just any store. But If you like cheese and you want to try something new, head out to Sam’s or Super Target and look for these.

They have a variety so don’t just try one.  Try them all.

The brand is Kerry Gold. One is a Gouda and the other a White Cheddar.

DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Hi!

I am so happy to be back and so soon.  I had a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  I hope you did as well. The weather has been absolutely perfect the past week and it has gotten me in the crafty spirit.  I cleaned house all day yesterday and I am going to start in the yard this afternoon as soon as I get back from the Vet’s office. I have to take Clare, my eldest 4 legged daughter, in for a visit. See she is prone to split toenails. OUCH! This has happened many times but it is usually her front dew claws. This time it is her back foot and it is 2 claws at one time.  She is limping and she is not comfortable when she sits or lays down.  I hope that our wonderful Vet can make her feel better and soon. It makes me cringe when she limps around the house. She is a sad, sad, little girl.

Oh, I have a fun little craft project to share with you today!! This project is so easy and you can use it for any occasion or holiday. I have used it for male or female friends and family! Perfect right?

So the perfect craft is. . . Personalized magnets.  It’s fun, easy, and a great idea for your kids to give to friends for gifts!

Here we go.

Magazines.  I save many of my magazines each month and make magnets just so I have them on hand for any occasion.

Magnets. I have round and square. You can get these at any hobby or craft store.

Glass beads. I have found these at the Dollar Tree, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and sometimes Wal-Mart. Make sure that they are CLEAR!

Sometimes they have this iridescent sheen on them and they do not work well!

I have all shapes and sizes. It is up to you which ones you want to use.

Glue. I use two different kinds, tacky glue, and Amazing E-6000.  They seem to work the best.

A pen or marker.

Scissors.

Take a bead and look through a magazine.  When you find a word, design or print that you like, place the bead on top of it and see if it will fit.

(Note that your beads will not all be shaped exactly the same. If one bead does not fit, try another!)

When you find a bead that fits, take your pen and trace the outline of the bead.

Cut the design out.
Place a drop of glue in the center of the cut out.

Place your bead flat side down on your design and lightly press from the center.

This will help the glue to spread evenly to the outer edge of the bead. Make sure the design is in the center of the bead and smooth the edge with your finger to make sure that the glue is smooth.

Place the bead flat side up to dry. This takes a few hours to dry!

When the glue is completely dry, add another drop of glue to the center of the flat side and place a magnet in the center of it.

Press lightly so the glue spreads evenly. I like to make sure the glue is thick around the edge of the magnet.

This ensures a strong hold!

Let the glue dry completely.

And you are done!

See I told you it was easy!  I like to cut out all of my shapes, designs and words and then glue all of them at one time. That way all the magnets are finished at the same time.

I have given these little gifts to children, a Bride to Be, my Husband and as  house-warming gifts. . . the list goes on.  I am just happy to share it with you.

Let me know how you plan to gift this fun craft!

Until Then,

Wende

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Greetings from “The Office” Bar in

Ocean Springs, Mississippi!

Great place to enjoy a Pint!

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Top O the Mornin to you!

I just want to post a little something sweet for the Holiday.  Stephen and I are going to stay with some friends and par take in the holiday fun.  I will have photos Friday to share. But for now I will leave you with this great recipe.

BAILEY’S IRISH CREAM CUPCAKES


2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temp.

2 cups granulated sugar

2 large eggs, room temp

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups Bailey’s

2/3 cup water

2 tablespoons milk

4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Insert 24 liners into a cupcake pan. I used mini cups too!

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes with a stand mixer.

Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.

In a separate bowl, combine the liqueur, water and milk. Mix well.

In third bowl, thoroughly combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, alternating with the liqueur mixture. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.

(I decided to add cocoa to the mix! Although tasty. . . I should have left well enough alone!!!)

Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for about 25 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.

BAILEY’S IRISH CREAM BUTTER CREAM FROSTING

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons (maybe more) Bailey’s Irish Cream

Cream the butter on high for about 3 minutes.

Add the Bailey’s and mix thoroughly.

Slowly add the powdered sugar until well blended.

If necessary, add more Bailey’s to thin or more sugar to thicken it to desired texture.

Let Cupcakes cool before adding frosting.

ENJOY!

 

I also want to show you the painting that I did.  I have it hanging in my kitchen! I am proud! Hope you like it.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Until Then,

Wende

 

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Well the last 3 and most important days of Mardi Gras are upon us.  Tomorrow (Sunday March 6) is Joe Cain Day and then we finish off Tuesday March 8 with Fat Tuesday. The party of all parties! Anything goes and nothing is too much!  It might come as a surprise to most but Mobile, Alabama is the birth place of Mardi Gras, NOT New Orleans! If you have any interest in the actual history you can follow this link.

While I was born and raised in Mobile and with Mardi Gras, I will be sitting this year out.  I have so much work and cleaning to do on my days off and I want to get some baking under my belt.  I have a really simple dessert that I made for you.  It is a no bake pie that is delicious and simple.  Peanut Butter Pie with chocolate chips of course. UMMMMMMMMMMMMMM my stomach is growling just thinking about it.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie


8 oz cream cheese
(1) 16-oz tub Whip Topping room temp
(1) cup peanut butter
1 Tablespoon Kahlua
8 oz powdered sugar
3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
(1) Oreo pie shell

Mix cream cheese, peanut butter, Kahlua and powdered sugar together.

Add cool whip and blend well.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour into pie shell.

Pile it high in the middle.

Keep refrigerated & serve with whip cream.

You can cut a piece, put it in the blender with some milk and a small scoop of vanilla ice cream and blend and it makes the best shake!!

I’m just sayin!!

Enjoy.

So for all of you revellers out there. . .

Laissez les bons temps roulez!

Let the good times roll!

 

Until Then,

Wende

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