Monday, September 28, 2009

Coming Soon.....

Okay, so I saw these adorable flower hair bows on someone's etsy shop and had to try to recreate them. I must have tried nine or ten different methods, but I think I finally came close. Now that I have it figured out, I'll be adding a tutorial on how to make them very soon. I just had to share a quick pic because they are so darling. They're made of fabric, not the creative possibilities are endless! I'll be making more this week, so stay tuned for the tutorial:)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Yummy Goodness!

Oh, my! This recipe was SO good! My husband works out every day at the gym. While running on the treadmill, he spotted this recipe on the Food Network. He immediately looked it up online when he got home that day. It only made 4 servings and I was very disappointed that we had no leftovers for the next day:( Next time I make this, we'll double the recipe! It seriously tasted like something you could order from a fancy Italian restaurant. Enough rambling, here's the recipe:

Italian Baked Chicken & Pastina- by Giada De Laurentiis

1 cup small pasta (we used elbow macaroni)
cooking spray
1/2 cup cubed chicken breast
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain. Meanwhile cook chicken in sprayed skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until the onions are soft and the chicken is cooked through. Put chicken mixture into bowl and add drained, cooked pasta. Add canned tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Place the mixture in a buttered 8 by 8 dish. In a small bowl mix together the bread crumbs and the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the top of the pasta mixture. Dot the top with small bits of butter. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.