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Taste it Tuesday: Super simple and yummy slow cooker chicken tacos

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Super simple and yummy slow cooker chicken tacos

Super simple and yummy slow cooker chicken tacos

Super simple and yummy slow cooker chicken tacos

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Super simple and yummy slow cooker chicken tacos
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1, so easy!
• Time: I did a major short cut and just used a rotisserie chicken, so basically the crock pot was just to warm everything up together and incorporate all of the goodness 😉 so really it only took me about 40 min 😉
• Would I do it again? most definitely! We love Mexican food in our house and have it at least twice per week, so this was a HIT!
• What I would do differently: see above, and I would do it that way again- why not!
Don’t you just love how much sour cream I put on mine…oh yes I did that 🙂
• Items used: super easy and delicious recipe from:   Tasty Kitchen    Head on over to her site for all of the details, you will like it!

Have you done any recipes from Pinterest lately? What’s worked or not worked for you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
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Karie J

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day 144: cooking it up/super yummy baked creamy chicken taquitos, a definite keeper!

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• Project: day 144: cooking it up/super yummy baked creamy chicken taquitos, a definite keeper!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 (really, it was a 1, even for me!)
• Would I do it again? oh yes, and I already have! I made it once for Hayden’s teacher Abby who just had a baby without the onions and cilantro, and then again for us with!
• What I would do differently: We modified them a bit for Abby’s family, but I tried one and it was still good! We like a bit more heat, so we kept it the same for us, and it was SO good!
• Items used: for this amazing recipe head to: http://www.chef-in-training.com/2012/02/baked-creamy-chicken-taquitos/
Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 122: cooking it up/ simple, but yummy pork chops with kale and polenta

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Karie J 🙂

day 99: cooking it up/ homemade super easy (and yummy) chicken noodle soup for my sick baby

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Source: allrecipes.com via Karie on Pinterest

 

 

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• Project: day 99: cooking it up/ homemade super easy (and yummy) chicken noodle soup for my sick baby
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1. We have a sick one at home, so what better to make her feel better than homemade chicken noodle soup! As you can see, she completely downed it. So we’ll see if it helps, but it sure was yummy!!!
• Would I do it again? Yes! This soup really was too easy not to do, let alone good!
• What I would do differently: we added garlic (3 cloves) to the celery and onions after they were cooking for half the time.
• Items used: recipe from: allrecipes.com : http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quick-and-easy-chicken-noodle-soup/detail.aspx

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 1/2 pound chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups egg noodles
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion and celery in butter until just tender, 5 minutes. Pour in chicken and vegetable broths and stir in chicken, noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes before serving.

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 95: cooking it up/ chicken and mushroom pasta bake with roasted asparagus, SO good!

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Project: day 95: cooking it up/ chicken and mushroom pasta bake with roasted asparagus, SO good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (I am so bad with the timing of everything, but it still turned out great!)
• Would I do it again? oh yes! This is a definite keeper. It is a very rustic Italian dish with comforting flavors and crisp asparagus to round it out!
• What I would do differently: we substituted regular spagetti for whole wheat spagettie, which was excellent, as well as substitued Parmeseam for Peccorino Romano since we had it on hand. We also did not use the whole package of spagetti- about 3/4 ths. You could easily steep rosemary in the cream for an additional layer of flavor as well as substitue the chicken for a vegetarian option.
• Items used: amazing recepie from Jamie Oliver: http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/recipes/pasta-recipes/chicken-mushroom-pasta-bake-spaghett-1

ingredients

• 1 oz /a small handful of dried porcini mushrooms
• olive oil
• 4 chicken thighs, preferably higher welfare, boned, skinned and cut into bite-sized pieces
• sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced
• 2 handfuls of mixed fresh mushrooms, cleaned and torn
• 1 cup white wine
1lb dried spaghetti
• 2 ½ cups double cream
• 7oz• Parmesan cheese, grated
• a sprig of fresh basil, leaves picked
extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Put your porcini mushrooms in a bowl and pour over just enough boiling water to cover them (approx. 2/3 cup). Put to one side to soak for a few minutes. Heat a saucepan big enough to hold all the ingredients, and pour in a splash of olive oil. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and brown them gently in the oil. Strain the porcini, reserving the soaking water, and add them to the pan with the garlic and fresh mushrooms. Add the wine, with the strained porcini soaking water, and turn the heat down. Simmer gently until the chicken pieces are cooked through and the wine has reduced a little.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions and drain well. Add the cream to the pan of chicken, then bring to the boil and turn the heat off. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the drained spaghetti to the creamy chicken sauce and toss well. Add three-quarters of the Parmesan and all of the basil and stir well. Transfer to an ovenproof baking dish or non-stick pan, sprinkle with half the remaining cheese and bake in the oven until golden brown, bubbling and crisp. Divide between your plates, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese before serving.

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 16: fashionable momma/ holiday/ Christmas outfit!

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FROM PINTEREST (a combination of these two):

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  • Project: day 16: fashionable momma/ holiday/ Christmas outfit!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was perfect for a nice holiday dinner out!
  • What I would do differently: nothing really, I was comfortable and even ate a lot of yummy food!
  • Items used: black blazer: Gap, blouse: CaBi, jeans: Joe’s, shoes: Vincent Camuto, clutch: Forever 21, bracelets and earrings: Forever 21 and Stella & Dot

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂