Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chicken Alfredo Pesto Pasta~ Tasty Tuesday

This is a great, light and easy dinner the whole family will love!

What You Need:

1/2 lb. angel hair pasta, uncooked
2 tsp. oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups milk
1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
1 large red pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp. pesto

Make It:

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 7 min. or until done.

STIR in milk and cream cheese spread; cook 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended. Add peppers, Parmesan and pesto; stir. Cook 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta. Add to cream cheese sauce; toss to coat.

Today I'm linking up with these great blogs, check them out and join the fun!

Not Just a Housewife
Sugar Bee Crafts
A Diamond in the Stuff

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fashion Wednesday

Well It's been a while since I have done fashion Wednesday. It seemed that after having emergency surgery I didn't really get dressed in clothes that were presentable for a while but now I'm back to work and getting dressed every day! So here are a few photo's of what I wore this past week.

Pink lace top- Old Navy
Shorts- Old Navy

Mustard colored dress- Nordstrom
shoes- Macy's

Navy dress- Target
Belt- Local Boutique
shoes- Steve Madden shop

Today I'm linking up with these blog parties, come join the fun!

The Pleated Poppy
No Model Lady
Momma Go Round

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Frosted Peanut Marshmellow Crispy Squares~ Tasty Tuesday

These have always been my all time favorite treat! With school back in session what a better way to treat your kids after a long day at school than with one of these squares.

What You Need:

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 pkg. (10 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
1/2 cup PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter
5 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup PLANTERS Salted Peanuts
1 cup BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
1 cup butterscotch chips

Make It:

MICROWAVE butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1-1/2 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring after 45 sec.

STIR in peanut butter until blended. Add cereal and nuts; mix well. Press onto bottom of greased 13x9-inch pan.

MICROWAVE remaining ingredients in small microwaveable bowl 1 to 1-1/2 min. or until completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 30 sec. Pour over cereal mixture; spread to cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate mixture is firm.

Today I'm joining these great blogs, check them out for some great inspiration!

Not Just a Housewife
Sugar Bee CraftsA Diamond in the Stuff

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Apple Walnut Chicken Bake~ Tasty Tuesday

We are back in full swing with school and work which means dinner menu's. This is a very yummy yet fast recipe that the whole family loves! I hope everyone at your house loves it as well!

What You Need:
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 large apple, chopped
1 cup PLANTERS Walnut Pieces, toasted
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup KRAFT Honey Dijon Dressing, divided
6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.)
1/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Make It:
HEAT oven to 375ºF.

PREPARE stuffing in large saucepan as directed on package. Add apples, nuts, raisins and 1/4 cup dressing; mix lightly.

SPOON into 13x9-inch baking dish; top with chicken. Brush chicken with remaining dressing. Cover loosely with foil.

BAKE 35 min. Top chicken with cheese; bake 10 to 15 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF).

Today I'm joining these great blog parties, check them out!

Not Just a Housewife
Sugar Bee Crafts
A Diamond in the Stuff

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Back to School!

Well, its official my summer vacation is over and its back to reality, work! I do consider myself very lucky that I have such a wonderful and rewarding job, it does make going back much easier! I am very excited to meet all my new students, I love the first day of school photo's, new outfits, and all the fun that a new year brings!

I'm however sad to see my days at home with my little peanut come to an end. This has been one of the best summers at home with her. She is at such a fun age and I love our special time together. Today is a big day for her as well she will be going to her new school for a meet and greet, luckily I have such a wonderful mother who will be taking her. I can't believe my little baby will be starting PK on Wednesday, time has flown by! She will always be my little peanut!

So as you can see today will be a lot of fun first's for our family, stay tuned for a recap of today's events!

Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, August 12, 2011

S'more Cupcake~ yummy!!

I love s'mores and it seems ever since our bon-fire on the beach I have been craving them like crazy. I stumbled upon this great recipe at Just Drink a Coke. Thank goodness she shared this yummy recipe from Chef in Training! This is on my "To Do" list for this weekend for sure. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water and my tummy grumble. Check out Chef in Training, you won't be disappointed!

Happy Friday and hopefully a weekend full of yummy baking!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

An Outfit for Peanut!

I just love the way this little skirt and matching bow turned out! It was super easy to make and I think she looks adorable!

Today I'm linking up with these great blog parties:

Brandy's Crafts: Gluesticks
Paisley Passions: Thrilling Thursday
Somewhat Simple: Strut Your Stuff
A Glimpse Inside
Fireflies and Jellybeans: Show off your Stuff

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

BBQ Chicken Salad~ Tastey Tuesday

My summer is almost over and I will have to get back into the swing of work again. I love a nice fresh salad anytime especially after working a long day, I want something yummy and fast. This is one of my favorites!

What You Need:
3-4 Boneless, skinless Grilled Chicken Breast(Cut into strips)
1/2 cups KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
8 cups torn salad greens
1 large tomato, cut into wedges
1 cup croutons
1/4 cup KRAFT Ranch Dressing

Make It:

After grilling the chicken place chicken and barbecue sauce in a large skillet on
medium-high heat 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

COMBINE remaining ingredients in large bowl; top with chicken.

Today I joining these great blog parties:

Not Just a Housewife
Sugar Bee Crafts
A Diamond in the Stuff