Tuesday, October 26, 2010

26 things I would like to try before I turn 27

Today is my 26th birthday!

I have decided that I will post 26 recipes I want to try before I turn 27.

  1. Chocolate Covered Ritz Peanut Butter Cookies
  2. Harry Potter Butterbeer  (My Post)
  3. Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes
  4. Strawberry Lemon Granita
  5. No knead bread
  6. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies
  7. Cake doughnuts
  8. Egg Bagel
  9. Bowtie Lasagna
  10. Nutella Mousse
  11. Stuffed Pretzels
  12. Brown Sugar Streusel Bundt
  13. Fresh Salsa (My Post)
  14. Blueberry Pomegranate Popsicles
  15. Butterfinger Icecream
  16. Blueberry Boy Bait
  17. Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
  18. Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
  19. Snickerdoodle Blondies
  20. Garlic Knots
  21. Frosted Lemon Poppyseed Cookies
  22. PW's Cinnamon Rolls
  23. Peanut Butter Biscotti
  24. Nutella Cookies
  25. Fried Pickles
  26. Chicken Noodle Soup
I didn't take the time to put them in the order I will make them (mainly because I don't know what that order will be)

But I know that since Harry Potter comes out really soon - that will be one of the first things made! 

Better makes sure I keep up my running - there aren't a ton of healthy things on that list!! Local friends - get your forks and spoons ready!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers



Well, I am finally able to sit down and blog. I was super productive today so I don’t feel guilty sitting and writing.

So these chicken fingers are one of our new favorites. They are semi healthy too! I adapted this from Annie's Eats

[Printable Recipe]


1/4 C. salt

1 package of chicken strips

1/4 C. flour

1 stick of butter

2 C. crushed corn flakes

Seasonings – garlic powder, season salt and pepper


Dissolve salt in 1 qt cold water in a gallon size zip top bag.

Add chicken and refrigerate for 30 mins. (don’t skip this step – we did the first time and it wasn’t very good)

Dry chicken 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Place a baking rack over a cookie sheet.

Put flour on a paper plate and add garlic powder, season salt and a pepper. (I didn’t measure – I just shook a little onto the flour)


Melt the butter and allow to cool a little

Crush the cornflakes and put on the other paper plates


Dip the chicken into the flour, then the butter then coat with the corn flakes



Place on baking rack.


Bake for 15-20 mins until the chicken is cooked through.


These are really good and are semi healthy. I am pretty sure you could switch out butter for an egg wash and it would be even more healthy.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A month?!

Oh man! I suck.

It has been a whole month.

I have a folder full of things to share, I just need to take the time out and share them. Soon. Very soon.

Honestly I can't wait til after November 5 so  I can share the yummiest pumpkin cake with cinnamon cream cheese icing with you. But I am not making it again until Nov for Carol's wedding. I didn't take pics during my trail because I didn't know if it was a winner.

So tell me, do you want me to give you a dessert recipe next, or one of the yummy dinners I have made recently?

You tell me, and I will provide. Swear.