Monday, April 30, 2012

Baked Cinnamon and Sugar Pita Chips

My husband absolutely loves these! They smell amazing when they're baking and taste soo good warm. I'd recommend pairing these with Fruit Salsa, however they make an awesome snack by themselves. 

 Whatcha’ need:

·         About 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
·         Sugar and cinnamon mixture **
·         Butter (melted)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush tortilla with melted butter, sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top. 

Cut into chip sizes.
 Place on cookie sheet and bake for around 10 minutes. Repeat until tortillas are gone.

** I make my cinnamon and sugar mixture at home, but you can also buy it at the grocery store. If you’re making it at home, it’s kind of a guessing thing. 1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon makes a good starting point. 

Fruit Salsa Recipe

This recipe is awesome for BBQs or family gatherings. I recently took this to a playdate BBQ and it was a big hit. It's strawberry season here in the Low-country and we just we to a patch a few days ago and got some fresh ones. You can expect lots of strawberry recipes to come.  =) You can mix and match pretty much any fruit you want in this recipe. 

Whatcha’ need:

·         2 kiwis, peeled and diced
·         2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced
·         8 ounces raspberries or blackberries
·         16 ounces of strawberries (about 1 container) diced
·         2 tablespoons white sugar (more or less to taste)
·         1 tablespoon brown sugar (more or less to taste)
·         3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor (I used strawberry)

In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.  

*Be sure to eat fruit salsa the same day you make it, otherwise it tends to get runny*

I'd recommend serving with Baked Cinnamon & Sugar Pita Chips.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

A friend of mine mentioned the other day that she was making cheese and bacon stuffed chicken. Immediately I begged for the recipe, turns out she was frying it. I don't know about you, but I cannot fry chicken to save my life! So after a bit of tweaking to her recipe, this is what I ended up with. I must say, this is amazingly delicious!! And the best part, you most likely already have all the ingredients. =)

What do you need?

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Chicken breasts
  • Toothpicks
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
First take your chicken breast and cut it 3/4 the way in half, so it splits apart. Beat with a meat mallet until thin. Salt and Pepper.

*This part is kind of hard to explain. The above picture is after I've cut them in 1/2 and beat them. They are laying split apart.*

Fry two strips of bacon per chicken breast. So, since I was making three chicken breasts, I fried six strips of bacon. You can always add more if you want. =)

Pour a little bit of your favorite olive oil in the bottom of a baking dish. 

Put the chicken breast in the baking dish. Sprinkle a decent amount of cheese on 1/2 of the chicken, add the bacon strips then sprinkle some more cheese on top of the bacon. 

Fold the other 1/2 over the top and secure with toothpicks. Salt and Pepper.

Bake at 350 degrees for around 40 minutes or until done. About 5 minutes before you take it out of the over, sprinkle some more cheddar cheese on top. 

This extremely unhealthy, delicious meal is done! =) ENJOY.

Monday, April 2, 2012


It's that time again! It's already feeling like summer here in the south, and summer means lemonade! Personally, I love fresh lemons. The look, the smell, the taste, everything about them is good. So, naturally, I also love lemonade.


What you're going to need:

  • 4-6 fresh lemons (about 1 cup lemon juice)
  • 1 cup sugar (for simple syrup)
  • 1 cup water (for simple syrup)
  • 3-4 cups cold water
  • ice
*The trick to perfect lemonade is to dissolve the sugar in hot water!* 

Simple syrup -  Take 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar, place in small saucepan on stove. Heat until sugar is completely dissolved. What time your sugar is dissolving juice your lemons.

                                                              First gather your lemons.

Then slice them all in 1/2

Using your juicer extract 1 cup juice from the lemons.

I used a simple jo!e juicer. I bought from a local store. You can get one here

After you've juiced all the lemons and your simple syrup is finished, place 1 cup lemon juice, simple syrup and 3-4 cups water (to taste) in a pitcher. Add some ice and fresh lemon slices and you're good to go!