Sunday, January 25, 2015

Problem: "Shredded Chicken" Solution: SLOW COOKER!

I never have shredded chicken sitting around.  I just never think about making it.  One meal a day, but then I fell upon this recipe and tried it out.  So happy I did, it just opened up so many more recipes to try.

Check out the recipe here!

SLOW COOKER Pulled Buffalo chicken Sandwich

Do you like buffalo wings?  Or spiciness in general? This recipe is for you.  It was definitely for me, I've had it at least 3 times since I've taken these pictures --- I just finally got around to sharing it.

Click the picture for the easy and delicious recipe.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Since we are in the middle of winter here in Michigan and Josh said he likes soup.  I decided to try and make homemade Broccoli Cheese Soup.

It was quite easy and satisfying, if I do say so myself.  I recommend you give it a try(click the picture for the recipe):

Friday, January 23, 2015

Newsflash: Cauliflower is a great replacement for noodles --- WHAT? Trust me.

Maybe I am late to the game, but I am saying it.  Cauliflower is a great side to replace high carb sides like potatoes or noodles.  

I'm working on being healthy, click here to read my experience with this delicious recipe!  Let's not forget --- it's a 30 minute meal!

Update to Crockpot Sticky Chicken

I was talking to a friend about this recipe and she wasn't impressed.  Once I asked a series of questions, I realized that I didn't share how I make the recipe - but what the original source says.   So now I've updated the recipe to reflect how I make it.

And I plan on sharing how I made/adjusted the recipes I share, going forward.  Sorry for any disappointment or confusion!

Crockpot/Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Healthy Treat

So, I'm in this 12 week weight loss challenge at work -- and today was the 2nd weekly weigh in...and I lost 6 lbs since last week!  I should admit that these were 6 lbs I had already lost before the holidays thanks to PIYO but then the little boys and I came down with sicknesses, then my in-laws visited and then I went back to work and forgot I vowed to be healthy and exercise....and I could probably continue with excuses.  So I will stop.  Did I mention I did 25 minutes on the elliptical today?

But I stuck to it as best as I could with the hectic schedule I have (Justin started school this past Monday).

So the reason I mention this, is that I tried a delicious new healthy treat from my favorite blogger Holly (Life in the Lofthouse).  She literally posted it yesterday on her blog, I bought the ingredients yesterday but then my night went completely opposite then I had planned - so I made them tonight.... and they were so delicious it motivated me to share about them the same night!

Side note: I just realized that she calls them Bites but I call them balls. No biggie, just wanted to make sure you were aware.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year!

Yep, I disappeared.  Hell it even crossed my mind --- "why the heck did I sign up to have a food blog?"  

Don't hate me.  *Deep sigh*  After having Caleb, I returned back to work with a husband in school and the holidays coming up which meant this gal was overwhelmed.   This ole' gal (did I mention I turned 30 in December - my new 20s) was not able to keep up with daily responsibilities so this was the first thing to be put on the back burner.  Ugh.  However, I knew I couldn't give up on it - I'm enjoying the different recipes I find.  So if I made something that wasn't on the blog, I took pictures of the ingredients and the final product.   The recipe below was convincing enough to kick start my motivation, it's a doozy.  You won't be disappointed.

(click picture)