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Baked Chicken Fingers Recipe

Baked Chicken Fingers Recipe

Boneless chicken has been on sale for the last couple of weeks. This is a great recipe to use and make ahead a time and freeze. !

Baked Chicken Fingers Recipe

Kids love chicken fingers.  What’s not to love?  Moist white-meat chicken encased in a crunchy, crispy crust and dipped in your favorite sauce.  But, honestly, I can’t afford the fat and calories that go along with these little strips from heaven.  So, oven-frying the chicken is the way to go.

I have been using the same chicken breader for years, “House Autry” chicken breader.  This is what my mom uses for chicken, fish, pork, and green tomatoes, so this is what I use, too.  But, if you have a favorite brand, stick to that one. Baked chicken fingers aren’t as crispy as the deep-fried ones, but they are tasty (and much healthier.)  The great thing about this chicken recipe is that the measurements are“guesstimates.” Rule of thumb is to start with the lesser amount of breader, then add small amounts as you run low.  You can use any dressing or marinade you prefer or none at all.  However, marinating your chicken will result in a more tender and flavorful meat.Continue reading

Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Hash Recipe

Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Hash Recipe

Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Hash Recipe

If there is one kitchen tool I love using during the fall and winter time, it’s my slow cooker. There is something about coming home after a long days work to the smell of dinner cooking that makes me happy. Plus, who doesn’t love not having to cook when they get home!? My slow cooker get lots of use, and when I come up with a new recipe I want to make sure I share them with you. So if you are looking for a recipe that has great flavor, some spice, and super easy to make then I have the recipe for you! My Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Hash Recipe is the perfect easy and quick dinner idea that the whole family will love. Let’s check out how to make it:Continue reading

Its a great meal, Charlie Brown! Don’t Forget the Peanuts Gang Cupcakes!

Are you dippers? I mean true dippers who dip everything? We are a family of dippers. We love to dip everything and we love all kinds of dips. We love dips so much that my children have created their own. They call it “double dip” and have even had the recipe published in our church’s cookbook. Double Dip is made by mixing equal parts ranch dressing and ketchup.

Double Dip Recipe


2 Tbsp ketchup

2 Tbsp ranch dressing

Double Dip mix half ketchup with half ranch dressing


Put ketchup and ranch dressing in a small bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Double Dip all mixed together

The perfect dippers for double dip are Tyson® Chicken Strips. For protein powered snacking or easy finger food dinners we serve Tyson® Chicken Strips with Double Dip, barbecue sauce, and honey mustard. Paired with some cheesy broccoli and we have a very happily dipping family and a delicious meal. It’s a great meal, Charlie Brown!

Tyson Chicken Strips and dips and cheesy broccoli


We also love a reason to celebrate and the new Peanuts Movie is definitely a cause for celebration. The Peanuts Movie is available Only in Theaters and to celebrate we made Peanuts Gang cupcakes. Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, and Schroeder were our inspiration for these cupcakes.

Peanuts Gang Cupcakes featuring Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus , and Schroeder

How to make Peanuts Gang Cupcakes:


Your favorite cupcakes

yellow frosting

red frosting

blue frosting

dark blue frosting

brown frosting

black frosting


  1. Frost several cupcakes with a smooth layer of each of the following colors: yellow, blue, red, and dark blue.
  2. On the lighter blue cupcakes add mini chocolate chips to create polka dots t0 look like Sally’s dress. Note: Instead of blue you could also do pink frosting for Sally’s dress.
  3. On the yellow cupcakes, use a thin frosting tip to create a chevron stripe across the middle of the cupckae with brown frosting to look like Charlie Brown’s shirt.
  4. On both the red and dark blue cupcakes, add thin stripes using black frosting.

I think these cupcakes are just adorable. They were really easy to decorate. Watch the video to see exactly how I made each cupcake character.



Is your family excited for the new Peanuts movie? I know we certainly are especially as the holidays approach. It is a family tradition to watch all the Peanuts holiday specials. How will you celebrate the new movie? If you have a favorite dip, please share. My big and little dippers are always willing to try a new dip.

October 3, 2015

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Hot Ham And Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

hot ham and cheese sandwiches

You guys, I have a confession, I’m a reality TV addict. It’s true! And I’ve come to accept and embrace that. This week was the Big Brother finale, and every year I throw a wrap party for the end of the season. Hey, some people throw superbowl parties, I throw Big Brother parties, ha! But I digress, I told you that, to tell you about these amazing Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches that I made for the party. They are easy to make, tastes great, and are easy to feed a crowd. I assume you could use this same basic recipe for any lunch meat, but the ham has the best flavor. Hee is how to make them:Continue reading

August 12, 2015

Quick Chicken Pot Pie

Quick Chicken Pot Pie

Quick Chicken Pot Pie 2

Kids gone back to school yet? Need a quick and easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy?

The reason I love this Quick Chicken Pot Pie recipe is because it is quick, easy, taste amazing and I usually keep most of these ingredients on hand all the time. I can throw this recipe together in about 30 minutes and enjoy more time with my family! I usually double this recipe and make two pies and I freeze the other for a night that I’m really in a rush or if a friend is in need!Continue reading

One Pot Jambalaya With Turkey Sausage Recipe

One Pot Jambalaya With Turkey Sausage Recipe

One Pot Jambalaya With Turkey Sausage Recipe

School will be back in session before you know it, so that means it’s back to homework, after school activities, and sometimes a little crazy. I don’t know about you, but sometimes by the time I get home at night I’m not in the mood to make a 4 course meal. Any mama’s out there feel like that? Ha! So on those days I’m thankful that I have a few one pot meals recipes. One of my family’s favorite easy weeknight meals is my One Pot Jambalaya With Turkey Sausage Recipe!  It’s spicy, filling, and most importantly, it’s easy! Let’s check out how to make it:Continue reading

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