Monday, September 24, 2012

Slow-cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 5  hours 45mins

Servings: 6 servings(for us it servers more then that. I also have three younger girls)

What you will need:

1 onion, sliced

1 carrot, sliced

1 stalk  celery, sliced

1-1/2 lb.  boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces

1/3 cup  packed brown sugar

1/3 cup  KRAFT Classic CATALINA Dressing

1/4 cup  soy sauce

1 tsp.  grated gingerroot

1 Tbsp.  cornstarch

1 can  (8 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained, liquid reserved

1 each green and red pepper, cut into strips

3 cups  hot cooked long-grain white rice
Make it
PLACE onions, carrots and celery in slow cooker; top with chicken.
MIX sugar, dressing, soy sauce and ginger; pour over chicken. Cover with lid.
COOK on LOW 4 to 5 hours, increasing heat to HIGH for the last 30 min.
STIR cornstarch into reserved pineapple liquid. Add to slow cooker with pineapple and peppers; stir. Cook, covered, 30 min. or until sauce is thickened. Serve over rice.  

I like to make rice with mine. My girls like it with noodles. 

I got this recipe from Kraft Foods. I get an email set to me every know and then with recipes. 
Here is the link: Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken
This way you can get a better print out. 

If you have any questions, comments or have tried it. Share what you think. I would love to hear them. :)

Happy Cooking!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Knotted Hair Bun

Knotted Hair Bun

I like this one. But I do think
my hair needs to be a bit logner
to really get it too look better. If I 
decide to wear it down. Like she 
says in the video. 

It was really easy and fast to do. 
I also only used four bobby pins. Which
for me I usually have to use more then that. 
I am going to wear this tomorrow at 
Scrap Fest. :)

Knotted Hair Bun - Link 

It is a great updo for summer, wedding, or just a 
day you want your hair out of your way.

Happy Styling!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cheri's Sweet Creations

You have to stop by Cheri's Sweet Creations
She has yummy treats, lunch and much more.

We go every week for lunch. She has specials every 
know and then. There are sub's, wraps, salads, 
string cheese, fruit cups and much more. 

We can never leave with out a cookie or another 

She also makes big cookies. My 5 year old had one for her birthday and 
the kids loved it. There was nothing left to bring home. 

We got my Dad one for his birthday. They are so yummy. 

Cheri's Sweet Creations has yummy cakes.

Come and Check out there Candy Bouquets

So stop by Cheri's Sweet Creations when you are in the 
Fargo-Moorhead area.

Have permission from Chere's Sweet Creations to use her photo's. 
Then you Cheri and see you soon.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Triple Crown

Triple Crown

 This was really easy to do and I it was comfy all day long. 
This is a great summer updo, so pretty for a wedding or 
special occasion.


I love her tutorials.

Here is what it looked like when I was done. 

If you don't know how to do a french or Dutch braid. 
Please follow this link and she will help you out. 

I need to move the braids over a bit and I did not have any 
of those small clear ponytails left. So I had to use 
my girls small color ponytails. I used back with the hope 
it would hide a bit better. 

I took out the bobby pins for the night and left in the braids.
I love the look braids give when they are taken out. So this is what 
I did with my hair today(Sept 6, 2012). 

I just stuck it up with a clip and then
add a cute scarf I had. 

Happy Styling!

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 2.5 hours
Servings: 6 (but I personally think it could be more. We are a family of 5 and have lots of left overs)


4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubeed
2 (16 ounces) jars Alfredo pasta sauce
4 slices Swiss cheese
3 TBLS grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste 

In the crock of a slow cooker, stir together the chicken cubs and Alfredo sauce. Cover, and cook on Low for 2 hours. Add Parmesan cheese and Swiss cheese; cover and cook for another 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir before serving. 

I like to serve them on Egg Noodles and have french bread with it. 

I got this from
Here you can print out the recipe if you would like to. 

What Love about these recipes are you can put in the number of people you need it for and it will change everything over for you. 

Here are some pictures of my girls enjoying there dinner.

  Happy Cooking!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Remarkable Fudge

Remarkable Fudge

This is my and my family's favorite fudge. I got this recipe
from my Mom. 

Remarkable Fudge

4  Cups sugar
2  5 1/3 ounce cans evaporated milk
1  Cup butter or margarine
1  12 - ounce package (2 cups) semisweet Chocolate pieces 
1  7- ounce jar marshmallow creme
1  teaspoon vanilla

Butter the sides of heavy 3-quart saucepan. In it combine sugar, evaporated milk, 
and butter or margarine. Cook and stir over medium heat till mixture comes to a 
boiling. Cook to 236 degrees (soft-ball stage), about 12 mins, stirring freequently
(mixture should boil gently over entire surface). Remove from heat. Add remaining
ingredients; stir till combined adn chocolate is melted. Turn into a buttered 9x9x2-inch
or 13x9x9-inch pan. Score into squares while warm; cut when firm. If fudge is soft, chill.
Makes about 3 1/2 pounds.

This is how I open my evaporated milk cans.  My 
girls always love to do this part.

 I melt the butter first. Then once it is all melted. I add the 
sugar and evaporated milk to it.

Once it comes to a boil I put the timer on if you don't have 
a candy thermometer. They cam out to about the same. 
I did have to this time do it a bit longer but since I had 
the candy thermometer I went to what it says. 
I have done it before with the timer and it turns out 
just right.

 The fun part of adding the chocolate and marshmallow


   Happy Cooking!

Round Placemats & Coasters

Round Placemats & Coasters
My 8 year old asked if we could start using placemats
at dinner time. So we went onto the internet and found 
a pattern she liked. We then went out and she got to pick
the color of yarn she wanted.  
She picked a beautiful green and pink and pink yarn. 
I worked on them for  a few weeks. Did them in between orders 
and my free time.  
Here is where I got the link:

Here are a few pictures of our placemats

Hint: I did do an extra round at the end. I did a slip stitch
all around it. I thought it made for a cleaner look. 

For the Coasters I just did the first five rounds on the pattern. 
I then did a one single crochet in one stitch and then two 
single crochets in the next all the way round. Then in the 
last row I did a slip stitch all the way around. 

They were really easy to make and can't wait to tackle a new
placemat pattern soon. 

 If you can't knit and would like these Placemats &/or Coasters. 
Come and visit me me 
at one of the following places of your choice. 
or you can email me at
Happy Knitting!