September 23, 2016

Lemon Chicken Bake Recipe


Lemon Chicken Bake Recipe

Ingredients:

Chicken breasts
Lemon
Gold Potatoes
1 Onion chopped
1 Green Pepper chopped
Olive Oil
Minced Garlic
Eggs
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Paprika
Sazon (or All Season)
Salt and Pepper
Optional: Chickpeas, black or kalamata olives

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place Eggs in muffin dish (so they don't wobble around, if you don't have a muffin pan just be careful they don't break) and bake for 10 minutes.
After the 10 minutes are up, carefully place eggs in ice cold water to stop the cooking

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Rub chicken with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper, Sazon, and paprika.
Place chicken breasts in center large baking dish.
Slice lemons into thin wheels and place on top of chicken breast
Chop potatoes into cubes and drizzle with olive oil and same seasonings.
Surround chicken with the potatoes, onions, peppers.
Sprinkle everything with minced garlic
Bake for 30 minutes
Check internal temp of chicken. Chicken is ready at an internal temperature of 165. If chicken is below 165 degrees, cook for another 5-10 minutes.

Eggs can be shelled then chopped or added to the dish whole.

Chickpeas, Olives and can also be added to this dish before baking.


September 13, 2016

Cooking with Kristy: Farmhouse Lasagna



This post was written by Guest Blogger: Kristy Stiers

When you’re hungry for lasagna you don't think about the history of the dish, you might think about the traditional layers of saucy meat creamy cheese and that top crunchy stringy cheese layer. That always has your mouth watering. Did you know that lasagna originated in Greece? Or that the first recorded recipe of lasagna from before the 1400's was written in Great Britain. It was Italy who ended up perfecting lasagna, and this is why most people commonly refer to lasagna as an Italian dish.

A quick stop on Pinterest or Google or any other search engine for and lasagna recipe, you'll find many different types from Mexican, vegetarian, even dessert lasagna. 

Most common ingredients of lasagna call for Italian sausage or marinara sauce that has been flavored with traditional Italian seasonings ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. Layered with a nice flat lasagna noodles. Around my house we love our lasagna with the right ratio of sauce too meat. The cheese has to be creamy and the noodles can't be gummy. It all has to be that perfect consistency. 


We call my recipe farmhouse lasagna because of the ingredients. We like to start off with our own canned tomatoes simmer it with the seasonings so it can cook down and before it can be assembled. We also use our own sausage that we make by hand and we make the creamy cheese layer out of cottage cheese and we use our homegrown eggs from our farm to make the best creamy consistency. 

Ingredients:
Two jars of whole tomatoes
6 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
About half an onion diced thin
1/2 tablespoon of fennel seed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground sausage
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
A little garlic salt
Pound cottage cheese
Three eggs
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 box no boil lasagna noodles. 



In a blender add one jar of the tomatoes and blend till they become juicy. Add that to a sauce pan that's on medium-low heat.  Repeat with the other jar, add onion, garlic, Italian seasonings and a tablespoon olive oil stir and let simmer for at least 40 minutes. 

In another skillet, Brown sausage in olive oil, fennel seed and sprinkle a little garlic salt on it. When the sausage is cooked add that to the sauce and stir lightly.

In the blender add cottage cheese, eggs and Parmesan cheese then sprinkle a little garlic salt blend till it becomes a creamy texture. 

In a baking dish pour a little of the marinara to the bottom. Add one layer of noodles or sauce on top of it drizzle the cottage cheese mixture and repeat till you get to the top and then you add the delicious mozzarella cheese and bake for about an hour till you see the sauces bubbly in the cheese is melted in a little bit crunchy on the top enjoy!

 

A little rant about organized sports.

Football season just started and I'm already sick of it. I cannot and will not understand why people get so enthusiastic and care so much about grown men in tights throwing a stupid ball around. There are many important things to care about and put your time and effort into. To me, football will never be one of those things.
There is so much money wasted in the NFL. Money that could be well spent for so many other things. Not lining the pockets of "athletes". It isn't just football either. What society deems as important compared to what I find important varies greatly. I want to see these people cheer for their kids when they graduate as loud as they cheer for their favorite player. I wonder how much time people spend helping in their communities, or helping their kids with homework compared to the amount of time watching these games on television. It grosses me out and that is just skimming the top layer. I am no saint and I have areas that I could approve upon, I know that, but these are my genuine feelings regarding this sport.
A lot of people tell me, well you work in the food service industry so when football season starts, it's like you are getting a raise! In most cases no. Those customers are called "campers" and they do not tip any more than a normal customer and stay much longer which prevents me from flipping a table to serve more guests. In most cases, their check averages are the same as a person going out to eat under normal circumstances. A human being can only consume so much food and beer. In my 15 years in the industry, I have never been tipped by a customer who has taken into consideration the amount of time they have spent at my table instead of the total of their check. 
 I suppose I should have written this post regarding the model of organized sports in general because it is not just football that grinds my gears. The institutionalized model of organized sports took a wrong turn somewhere and a monster has been created. I do not think that sports are bad, as they can be extremely beneficial however I think the way society views sports and the value we assign to it is very skewed.
There are players who get by on scholarships that are not receiving a real education. This has been a known fact for a while. As an alternative, I recommend spending the time and effort on peewee games. Teach kids involved in all sports real life lessons. Reward them for their sportsmanship with college scholarships so they can grow up and be whatever their heart desires. Put the money spent on athlete salaries back into the schools, and YES that means MUSIC AND THE ARTS. Subjects that matter, because there is only so much football can teach you and a whole universe of learning to be had otherwise. 
The amount of money that they receive is NOT OKAY, it is extravagant beyond what anyone deserves. It is NOT OKAY to think "oh well they donate some of their money". Pennies in comparison. 
Kaepernick has been in the new lately because he will not stand during the anthem and people want to boycott the NFL. Yet when players murder, rape and assault women their crimes are swept under the rug determined by how good of a player they are. Boycott the NFL because it is turning you into a couch person from Idiocracy (2006). "GET MAD" like Howard Beale from The Network  (1976) tell you to! Boycott the NFL because these players are suspended for a few games like a slap on the wrist. Get mad because these players are making more money than you will ever see in a lifetime because the system is skewed in their favor. Get mad because the television programs and sports anchors benefit when they distract you from what is going on in the real world. 
End rant.

September 12, 2016

Faith Collum Cosmetics: Crystal Chameleon Review

Crystal Chameleon by Faith Collum Cosmetics

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Faith Collum is a Certified Professional Makeup Artist and Licensed cosmetologist. She is also a wife, mother and beauty vlogger. Somehow, between juggling all of these things she has accomplished what some of us girls could only dream of... having our own cosmetic brand.

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Faith was nice enough to give me one of her palettes (my favorite of the 3 because I love bright colors) in exchange for a product review (I think I am the one that lucked out here guys, seriously)! So here goes...

This 15 color palette includes highly pigmented, soft, blendable, and super affordable compared to other more expensive brand name palettes. Some of the colors are matte and some shimmer. I like this mixture as I usually wear a form of shimmer everyday so the range is nice.

The bright colors are great for under eye liners if you like a little pop! This palette gives you a lot to play around with and creative freedom because of the range of colors.

Here is a view of all the colors of Crystal Chameleon along with a few close ups:

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What I like best about Faith Collum Cosmetics Crystal Chameleon palette is the fact that it does not crease and it lasts! I work at an inside/outside bar and grill in Florida and it can get super hot during the day and humid at night. With all the running around I do I can get pretty sweaty but this shadow is dependable and I do not have to worry about my makeup staying in place when I wear it.

 Here is an arm swatch I did to show off the pigmentation and beautiful brightness of the colors:

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As you can see, Faith leaves out nothing, as you can go for a natural look, bright and vibrant or dark and sultry smoky eye. The range of colors also means that it is the perfect palette to travel with since everything you could possibly need is all in one place!

If you are interested in speaking to Faith regarding this or one of her other palettes she is super nice and would love to talk to you!

You can contact Faith through Facebook and follow her YouTube Channel where she bestows upon us her amazing expertise on product reviews, makeup tutorials and beauty tips!

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August 22, 2016

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Set it & Forget it: Quick and Easy Crock Pot Meal

Pot Roast for Days!

      Crock Pot meals are my favorite because the prep time is minimal and the end result pays off with enough food for a day or two. You also have meat that is extremely tender and in some cases, falls right off the bone. Meal planning is not my strong suit, but I noticed that crock pot meals do make meal planning slightly easier. Once the meal is done it can be divvied up into containers and set in the fridge or freezer for a later date. So far my favorite thing to cook in my crock pot are roasts and stews. Here is the recipe for my latest hearty crock pot meal!

Ingredients:

Pot Roast 

Mushrooms

Onions

Carrots

Sweet Potatoes

 Minced Garlic

Olive Oil

Beef Bullion

 

Directions:

Chop all veggies. 

Smother meat in olive oil. 

Poke holes in meat with knife and insert garlic in holes

Place meat in crock pot.

Surround meat by veggies.

Cook on HIGH for 8 hours.

     Of course, normal potatoes can be substituted for the sweet potatoes. I used what I had in the fridge in this case. One of my favorite things to do while cooking is throwing together meals based on what weird ingredients I might have in the fridge. I don't really shop for food with a plan laid out for each day of the week and I usually just poke around my kitchen until creativity strikes. Most of the time I get lucky and it turns out delicious as this dish!