Monday, July 16, 2012

Man Pleasing Chicken

I've been in Utah for the past few weeks on vacation, and let me tell you I've sure enjoyed it! Tonight was my last night and so my sister and I joined forces and made dinner. She introduced me to this awesome chicken recipe that she originally found on Pintrest. It was easy to make but oh so yummy! The sauce is reminiscent of McDonalds spicy mustard sauce for their chicken FAVORITE sauce!!

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, or 6 skinless boneless  thighs
1 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 maple syrup (the real stuff)
2 TBSP rice wine vinegar
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 450. Mix mustard, syrup and rice wine vinegar in bowl. Salt and pepper chicken. Dip chicken pieces into mustard mixture and place on a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, flip chicken over and pour over remaining sauce. Cook for another 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Easy Peasy!! 

Mustard mixture before stirring
Salt and pepper chicken
Dip into mixture
Completely covering chicken in sauce
Place on foil lined baking sheet
Made Caprese salad to go along with dinner 
Ready for oven
Ready to eat


Adapted from Busy But Healthy

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Candy Bar Cake

 I made this darling cake for my daughter's 16th birthday. She loves chocolate AND candy so a Candy Bar Cake was the perfect choice. It was incredibly easy and since I made it in the middle of the night last night you are not getting any how to pics...sorry!

1 box chocolate cake mix, made according to directions and baked in 9 in pans
1 1/2 tubs of chocolate frosting or homemade stuff 
8 or 9 packages Kit Kat candy bars
4 packages Reeces Peanut Butter Cups
1 large bag M&M's

Bake cake according to directions in 9 inch pans, cool. Place frosting on the top of one of the cakes and add unwrapped Reeces Peanut Butter Cups, add second layer of cake. Liberally frost sides and top of cake. Take Kit Kat bars and break into 2 pieces increments. Gently stick them onto side of cake. (make sure cake isn't taller than kit kats, if so trim top of cake) Pour one bag of M&M's onto top of cake. Wrap ribbon around cake and tie a bow. Place in fridge until ready to serve.

Serves 12

Inside of cake
Birthday girl!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

My baby girl turned 16 today and so I made her a special breakfast, cinnamon roll waffles. They were super easy to make and Olivia and her girlfriends gobbled them up. You've got to give these a try! They taste just like the cinnamon rolls but take under 2 minutes to cook. I don't think I'll ever bake store bought rolls again, this is just way too simple!

Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
1 tsp Karo Syrup
1/2 tsp Water
Waffle Iron

Heat waffle iron, place 4 cinnamon rolls in waffle machine. Close and cook until done. While cooking take the packaged frosting and add karo syrup and water, mix. Drizzle frosting over the top of cooked waffles.


Spray waffle pan and place rolls on iron

Mix frosting, water and karo syrup for drizzling purposes

Ready to take out

So yummy!!