Sunday, January 24, 2010

The D word

It's true. And it's sad. Yep, I'm on a DIET, hence the lack of food related (or any, really) blog posts. I do have a bunch of posts I've been working on, but am waiting to find my camera cord to post (a bunch to me=3.)

In the meantime, while I eat this bran muffin, indulge your sweet tooth on this blog:


She makes the most beautiful cookies! Some version of macaron will be on my to-make list as soon as I shake this holiday weight ;)


Monday, January 18, 2010


I have a fabulous friend who is in lurve with the color mustard. So I decided to make her a mustard colored scarf!
It's still a work in progress, but here is a sneak peek at it's mustardy fabulousness

My friends mom is a knitter (I only crochet), and hearing that I was making M a scarf, she decided to make me one! I am in love with this scarf, and pretty jealous of her skills! It's absolutely perfect and soo soft. I plan to wear it often.

Chicken Provolone Roll Ups

I don't think I've mentioned much about my new favorite site, Tasty Kitchen. It's Pioneer Woman's version of (my previous favorite recipe site). Right now I prefer tasty kitchen because I'm not asked to become a paying member every time I search for a recipe. Sorry, allrecipes, but it gets annoying.

Anyways, I found this recipe for Chicken Provolone Roll Ups and decided to try it for it company. I have to say, it's amazing! It didn't turn out so pretty, so I was glad that our company cancelled (is that bad? I think it's bad.) but boy howdy is it delicious, and so easy!


  • 4 pieces Chicken Breast, Pounded Thin
  • 8 slices Provolone Cheese
  • 8 Tablespoons Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 8 teaspoons Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 1 bottle (8 Oz. Bottle) Italian Dressing

Preparation Instructions

Mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese together. Set aside. Put 2 slices of provolone cheese on each chicken breast. Roll breasts up jelly roll fashion; dip each in dressing, then in the bread crumb mixture. Place in a Pyrex dish sprayed with non-stick spray. If necessary, to keep the chicken from unrolling, place a toothpick in each chicken breast. Bake at 450 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bacon Jalapeno Bites

I created this recipe for a New Years dinner appetizer by altering Pioneer Woman's Jalapeno bacon thingies. It's very easy, but very tasty!

12 Jalapenos
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 Cup Mozzarella cheese, finely shredded
1/2 Cup provolone cheese, finely shredded
1 lb bacon, cut into thirds
1/2 teas onion powder
1/4 teas salt

Wash and halve Jalapenos, removed seeds and membrane. Dry on towel. Mix Cheeses and seasoning until well blended. Fill each Jalapeno half with cheese mixture. Wrap with a bacon strip and secure with a toothpick. (try to make them prettier than mine, I was experimenting to see which way the bacon worked best. Turned out to be when it was wrapped around the entire pepper and secured with toothpick!) Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until bacon is browned and cheese is browned and bubbly. Drain on paper towels for a few minutes before serving.

Happy New Year!