Herb Crusted Chicken with Tomato Cream Sauce

Herb Crusted Chicken with Tomato Cream Sauce


I am incredibly excited to share today’s recipe with you all!  When I saw this recipe over at my friend Aimee’s blog, I knew I had to make it!  I am part Italian, my maiden name is Venezia.  My great grandparents came to the United States from Italy.  I can’t say that this dish is an authentic Italian dish, but it’s definitely similar to Americanized Italian, like Olive Garden.  We loved this dinner and will most definitely be making it again!

 

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Ham and Cheese Pasta Bake

Ham & Cheese Pasta Bake

Easter is coming up in just a few short days and you might end up having leftover ham.  Well, this dinner is perfect for that, and I freaking scarfed it down.  It's delicious!  Last year we made Grilled Ham & Pineapple Kabobs for Easter, which you can also use leftover ham in.  Alternately, you can try my Ham & Broccoli Braid or Cheesy Potatoes & Ham Casserole with your leftover ham.  Cheese and ham go really well together. ;)   … [Continue reading...]

KitchenAid Mixer GIVEAWAY!

5QT KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway April 14th - 18th, 2014

It's always a good day when there's a giveaway involved!  I am not going to lie, I have two mixers in my home.  My Kitchenaid and my Bosch.  I use them for different things.  My KitchenAid is perfect for frostings, cake batters, whipped cream and other small batches of dough.  My Bosch is the only thing I use for breads and I love making big batches of cookie dough in it, but they are both amazing kitchen appliances!    Today I am teaming up with several of my blogging besties, and together, we are giving away one KitchenAid 5QT mixer!!!   … [Continue reading...]

How to Prevent Apple Slices from Browning

How to Prevent Apple Slices from Browning

Hello everyone!  I am especially excited if you are visiting me for the first time today after seeing my segment on Studio5.  WELCOME!  A link to my Coconut Cream Fruit Dip recipe can be found at the bottom of this post.   Today I am sharing 3 different ways to keep your apple slices from browning, and you might be surprised as to which method works the best.  This was kind of fun experiment for me.  I actually did it twice because my kids wouldn't stop eating all the apples before I could finish snapping my photos!  Haha.  I wanted to make sure you had a good time lapse and could see the change in the apples after a good amount of time has gone by.  Each side-by-side photo below is … [Continue reading...]

Honey Almond Coconut Granola

Honey Almond Coconut Granola

My friend Yvonne from Tried and Tasty recently posted a recipe for Honey Almond Granola, and when I saw that I had most of the ingredients on hand, I knew I had to make it, with a little twist of my own of course.  I have been playing around with coconut oil lately and I am really surprised with how much I like it!  You can use it to replace butter, shortening or oil in both sweet and savory dishes.  It's solid, like shortening, and melts easily.  The flavor is ever so lightly sweet and it works great in buttercream icing too.  I used it in my Root Beer Float Cookies about a week and a half ago and it was the best tasting buttercream I have ever had, and I am not too fond of buttercream, so … [Continue reading...]