About Me

My photo
Hi there! I'm a mom of 3 boys and happily married to my husband for the past 13 yrs! I work full time and try and take care of everything home related as well- basically I'm tired and loving life! I love to try new things- especially cooking! I love the outdoors, music, old movies, church, and my family!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dinner rush made easy

I tried this recipe a few weeks ago and the best part besides it being tasty, healthy, and easy... I already had everything at home in my kitchen! Best news ever, for any mom at dinner time and you don't know what to make.

Alyssa @ http://therecipecritic.com  helped me with this nice one pan (sweet not as many dishes) meal for my family the other night;  Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini.

What a perfect match- Chicken and zucchini! Two foods I love. Now I know what you're thinking... you got your boys to eat zucchini... no I did not. BUT, I did make it a little more of a kid friendly dinner. If you've read my blog... I tweak recipes all the time to fit my family and if you're new, WELCOME! and I tweak recipes all the time or I give you ideas on how to tweak them. So, on to my tweaking:

First: you can easily make this gluten free by using gluten free flour and you could always use panko crumbs instead of the bread crumbs. What's the difference you ask? Not much except for panko is made from white bread and bread crumbs are made from a variety of breads. The texture is also a different and panko has pretty much no taste so make sure you have Italian seasoning in your cupboard if you plan on making this. Panko also absorbs less oil than bread crumbs making it a little more crunchy and crispy.

Second, the zucchini: This is a side for most people because it is a veggie, but... it is a "good" carb. So if you are doing a cleaner eating than no worries about this next tweak, you've got your carbs covered for the night. My kids, don't eat much of the zucchini other than the 2 bites that is required of them. So this meal paired nicely with penne noodles tossed in a light Alfredo sauce (for me that night it, came out of a jar- nothing super fancy)

So far we have our entree, veggie side, and pasta. Pretty complete meal but it's always nice to serve an "Italian" dinner with garlic bread (from the freezer, because that's how I roll lol- get it? roll) anyway.....

If you're kids aren't big on the zucchini, add a salad or some cooked carrots, or a baked sweet potato. Any of those would go great with this meal.

Hope you all try this recipe and enjoy it!

For the full recipe please visit the link below the picture.

                                                 Photo credit: www.therecipecritic.com  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Newest Tries

Happy New Year! The holidays were crazy, fun, and over... I would like to thank my family for putting up with my mom crazy. There was lots of food, family, service, and new recipes to try- all my FAVORITE things.

Here are some that I recently tried and I WILL be making again!

The first one comes from a favorite of mine @Averiecoooks: I had bought a large carton of blueberries and was going to make muffins for the family but my husband said he couldn't eat them until the weekend for his "cheat day". So like anybody now a days, I went to Pinterest for some inspiration for "clean/skinny" muffin recipes. Averie saved me again! My family loved them! Husband wanted to take them to work and my oldest crazy ate 3 for breakfast!



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk (Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk or another milk may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil (liquid-state coconut oil may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 0% fat but other Greek yogurt or sour cream may be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh blueberries tossed in 2 tablespoons flour (helps prevent sinking)
Alisha's tweaks: I don't think I would change a thing! why change a good thing.

My other choose new recipe comes from a women I feel as if we probably have a lot in common
@lifewith4boys- Kathleen.
Our church meetings got moved to late afternoon so it's crock pot Sundays this year. Did you know you could make BREAD in your slow cooker?! Kathleen nailed it! this yummy, easy, time efficient recipe is bread to my butter. lol get it ;)


No tweaks needed for this recipe either- when you find a good one you keep it! Plus it's only 6 ingredients! Now you could use wheat flour to make a nice honey wheat bread- I might just be trying that this weekend.

3 cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp or 1 packet Yeast
2 tbsp Sugar or Honey
2 tbsp Oil
1 cup warm (not hot!) Water

                   *my bread fell because I moved it to soon to check the bottom- so be careful of that.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to drop me a line :)