Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chicken Noodle Soup {Sass in the Kitchen}

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 cups cooked chicken
(I usually boil 2-3 chicken breasts for about 20 min or use a rotisserie chicken and pick off as much meat as you would like in your soup)
2 quarts chicken broth
1 medium white onion chopped
3 carrots peeled and sliced
3 celery stalks sliced
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon parsley 
1 bag of egg noodles or kluski egg noodles
(Most of the time I use kluski noodles)
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over med high heat, melt butter and add in chopped onion, carrot and celery. Cook veggies until onions are softened and a bit translucent. Add in poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Next add the chicken broth and cooked chicken. Once chicken broth comes to a boil add in your noodles and cook for as long as they say on the package. If you are using kluski noodles, you may not use the whole bag. I usually use the whole bag of just regular egg noodles but it depends on what your family likes.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lunchbox love

My girls went back to school last week and the only request my middle daughter had was that she bring her own lunch.  I try to pack their lunches the night before and spend a little time on them. My oldest really doesn't care about having what I call lunch love but my 6 yr old just absolutely loves it.  I packed her a sandwich and some chips for the first day of school but I didn't stop there.

 Take a look at the sandwich I made.  I drew on the bread with edible markers and I am sure she was the talk of lunch when her friends saw this.  I also wrote on the outside of her chip bag.  It's the little things that matter the most for kids.  My daughter came home that day and raved about how her friends were all jealous of her lunch and that she loved me very much for the awesome lunch.

I guess it is all about "the little things".

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Garlic Parmasean Chicken Wings

Garlic Parmsasean Wings 

4 Pounds Chicken wings and drummies 
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup of parmasean cheese 
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
2 tablespoons of parsley
1 large gallon size zip lock bag 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Bake chicken wings for 35-45 min.  Prepare in a plastic zip lock bag the bread crumbs, parm cheese, garlic powder and parsley.  Once wings cool down for about 10 min add the wings to the plastic bag and toss around until all wings are coated.  Spread wings on a cookie sheet and toast under the broiler for about 1-2 min.  Keep a close eye on them at this point.  Take out and let cool for 5 min before serving.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pico de Gallo and fresh guacamole

I absolutely love fresh food.  There is nothing better than fruits and vegetables and I take full advantage of that in the summer time.  I guess my 6 yr old daughter has the same feelings because she was really excited when I took her to the fruit/veggie stand this past Saturday.  When we walked in I told her to grab some of her favorite fruits and then when I asked her what she wanted me to make for dinner all she said was please please make your guacamole.  In her words my guacamole is "to die for".  This makes me laugh because she is only six but I guess she gets her love for food from her momma.  I use my homemade pico de gallo in my guacamole recipe so I have posted both.  I hope you enjoy as much as my daughter does!

Pico De Gallo 
6-8 ripe tomatoes chopped (I used a mixture of garden and roma)
1 red onion chopped
A bunch of cilantro (you can use more or less, whatever tickles your fancy)
1 jalepeno diced 
2-3 cloves of garlic minced very fine 
1 lime squeezed
salt and pepper to taste

3 avacados roughly chopped
4 tablespoons of pico de gallo 
1 lime squeezed
salt and pepper to taste

Friday, August 5, 2011

What's new?

I know I haven't been around as much lately and for that I apologize but I have some exciting news and a few new things for you.  I can't tell just yet but soon enough I will be able to share the news.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Easy Fourth of July treat to make with your kids


If your looking for an easy treat to make with your kids for the holiday weekend, look no further.  This only requires few items and some you may already have.   Kids love ice cream and sprinkles and I don' t know about your kids but mine love to make things with me in the kitchen.  
Items you will need: 
  • mini ice cream sandwiches
  • popsicle sticks
  • patriotic sprinkles
  • patriotic cupcake liners 

To find the complete recipe and where I found this wonderful treat.  Go HERE!
Family Fun is a great resource for activities and crafts for your kids

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tasty Tilapia in a Pouch {Sass in the Kitchen}

Tasty Tilapia in a Pouch

Do you need a quick go to meal that is light and refreshing?? I happen to love fish in the summertime and this meal is so simple and delicious. I can usually whip this up pretty quickly and even my kids enjoy eating it. If you love fish, you should definitely 
give this one a try. 

Yes, this is what it looks like when it comes out of the pouch but trust me it tastes better than it looks!!

  • 2 pieces of parchment paper
  • 4 pieces of tilapia
  • 6 tbsp of butter
  • 2 pinches of pepper
  • 2 pinches of salt (I use kosher)
  • 2 large yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 large lemon (sliced thin)
  • 1 tbsp of chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of parsley
  • 1 tsp of lemon pepper seasoning

Start by slicing your potatoes in thin slices. Put them in a pot of water and bring to a boil. After 4-5 minutes, drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water to cool them down. Now you are going to put the pouch together.
Take a piece of parchment paper and put a good layer of potatoes, then top it with a couple pats of butter. Sprinkle with chives and garlic powder. Next, put 2 pieces of tilapia on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning, salt, pepper and parsley and top with 3 slices of lemon. You can also put another pat or 2 of butter on top of your fish if you like a lot and aren’t worrying about calories. I like to take the leftover lemon and squeeze the juice on top.
Fold the pouch up and seal it by folding the paper down. Put in the oven at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes {Sass in the Kitchen}

 Let me start by saying that these pictures aren't the prettiest but what can you do when your 6 yr old breaks your camera?  I recently made these for my co-workers for May birthdays celebration and they were a hit!!!  I doubled the recipe and served them in a crock pot to keep them warm.  
Warning!!!  These are NOT low calorie by any means but they are comfort food at it's finest.  Hope you enjoy!!

3lbs of Yukon gold potatoes
1 stick of salted butter
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup of buttermilk
1 tbsp of minced garlic or more if your into that sort of thing
1 tbsp of kosher salt
1 tbsp of pepper (I used a combination of white pepper and black pepper) 

Start by peeling potatoes and roughly chopping them.  Add them to a pot of water and bring to a boil.  Boil until fork tender.  Remove and strain.  Warm milk, buttermilk and butter.  Add potatoes, milk, buttermilk, salt and pepper and butter to a bowl or stand mixer and whip until fluffy.  Serve hot. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Opinions please.......

What would you like to see more of on my blog? 

Caterpillar Cake

I try to replicate just about anything into a cake.  I was recently given a task of doing a birthday cake for  a 3 yr old that was just like her favorite stuffed animal.  I love the way it turned out.

Here is the stuffed animal

Here is the cake

What do you think???

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's been forever......

I know it's been a long time since I posted but just know that I am not gone, I have been in the middle of a move and it has turned things upside down for a while.  I am working on a new project though and I can't wait to share it with you!!!  Stay tuned!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Valentine's Day table.....a little late

I recently won a contest on one of the blogs I follow and she happens to be one of my favs!!!  Give it up for Genevieve of Celebrate2da...The Superchick Way!!!  She sent me a box full of goodies and I got to set the table up for my girls for Valentine's Day.  What could be better???  My girls love being the guinea pigs for  anything I create.  You can see the items I received in my box by going to the original post, HERE!!!

I found an old sheet of my daughter's that kind of went with the Valentine's theme and then I went to town setting up all the stuff I had received.  I also made some marshmallow pops that were covered in dark chocolate and crushed pretzels and took the easy way out and bought some heart shaped donuts from our local Walmart to set up on the table.  The girls were very excited and pleased with how everything turned out.  What do you think??

Marshmallow Pops
(dark chocolate w/ crushed pretzel)

Super Thanks to all the lovely ladies who contributed to this giveaway!!!
(gift tags)
(table runner) 
(cups and straws) 
(Marshmallows and cookies) 
(Favor boxes) 
(cupcake flags) 
(Kandy Kones or Kinky Kones) 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Laura Winslow is sharing the LOVE again.........

 Laura Winslow Photography is having another huge giveaway!!!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My daughter is a Rock Star!!

My daughter turned 6 a couple of weeks ago and she picked a party that was very fun!  Bella came to me and said she wanted a Hannah Montana party and I love themed parties but sometimes I feel as if characters like Hannah Montana get used a little too much.  I talked to my daughter and we agreed that a Rock Star birthday would be appropriate with some Hannah Montana mixed in.

I recently saw a blog post from Hostess with the Mostess where a valentine's party was being featured and it included a rock - n - roll sign that said: "Love Rocks!" and I instantly knew it would be wonderful for my party.  I emailed Piggy Bank Parties and requested a custom banner to say:  Bella Rocks!.  They got back to me right away and that was the start of the party.

I decided to make cake pops, popcorn, marshmallow pops and a guitar cake but I also decided it would be nice to serve rock candy, pop rocks and sixlets.  The kids had a great time filling their chinese take out boxes with the special treats and the box already had 80's sunglasses, roll on body glitter, lip gloss, temporary tatoos and some chocolate candies in it.

The kids played dress up with several shoes and clothes that I provided.  They actually had so much fun doing this that we didn't get to play any other games.
Needless to say, this party ROCKED!!

I can't believe I forgot to put the cupcakes out on  the right to make my table complete.  Maybe I will find a pic that someone took.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bubble gum takes me back to childhood

My niece absolutely loves gum, or "bum" as she calls it.  I couldn't wait to make this cake for her for her 2nd birthday.  Do you love it as much as I do? 

I think she definitely enjoyed this cake, before we could get any more good photos she was already eating all the silver fondant off the cake.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My new design

I can't wait to show you what I am currently working on.  I got a call from my little brother and he and his wife wanted a cute cake for their daughter's 2nd birthday.  Here is a little sneak peek of what the theme is.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Peanut Butter Bliss

Chocolate Cupcakes

1 box of triple chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup of vegetable or canola oil
1 pkg of instant chocolate pudding
1 cup of water
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Fluffed Frosting

1 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoons of butter (I used salted and softened)
8 oz cream cheese
1 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup of whipped cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons of whole milk
Garnish: crushed peanut butter cups

Preheat oven to 350.  Fill cupcake tins with liners.  Break 4 eggs into mixing bowl, mix and gradually add in oil.  Once emulsified add in pudding mix.  Continue mixing adding in your water and alternating it with your cake mix.  Beat on high for at least 2 minutes.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Pour into liners a little over halfway (I use an ice cream scoop to help do the trick)  Bake at 350 for 16-17 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, mix together peanut butter, butter, cream cheese until well incorporated.  Add in vanilla and mix.  Slowly incorporate sugar until a frosting like consistency.  Add in sugar and beat on med high, add in milk gradually as needed.  Fold in whipped cream.

Frost cupcakes!!  I used the Wilton Decorator Pro I got for Christmas, it did a nice job.  I was impressed!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Winter One-derland

I was recently approached by a friend of mine Robin (from TuTu Chic Bebe) who actually helped make my daughter's first birthday outfit.  She wanted to throw her  daughter  a first birthday that she wouldn't forget and she wanted me to design the cake.  We threw some ideas back and forth and finally agreed that she would be doing a winter one-derland theme.  She would be doing shades of pink with accents of silver and white and snowflakes would be the focal point.  Think very girly!!  I broke out the disco dust and fondant and had a ball.  This is the cake I came up with along with 25 cake pops to match

                                                                  **cake pops**