Halloween Treats That Are Sure to Satisfy All of Your Ghosts, Skeletons and Witches

Halloween is coming and y'all I love Halloween...you know why? Well, if you know anything about me, it's the candy!!! I love, love, love candy corn. Like eat bags of it all of September and October. And a Reese's pumpkin....o.m.g. just leave me alone with it because it requires 100% of my attention! You know you were a true trick-or-treater when you can remember suffering through that plastic mask with holes for the eyes, mouth, and nose with an elastic band on the back so your hair could get good and caught up in it.....and by the way, what genius put a little bitty horizontal line for your mouth when the whole point was to eat candy the whole night!?! And the costume was basically you, dressed in your regular clothes, with a plastic something (costume) wrapped and tied behind your back. Oh, good times.

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Keep Your Pantry Stocked With These Essentials

The holidays are coming and what better time to make sure that your pantry is stocked and you are ready to cook! I love the holidays and I so look forward to cooking for my family. What I don't like is getting my mind set on cooking something and not having everything I need to prepare it on hand. Or, in the middle of something, and not having what I need to prepare it. So, I have gathered a list of essentials that you should stock your pantry with you’ll be ready to get cooking!

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Garlic and Butter Chicken and Fettuccine

 
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So, I have another chicken recipe for you and it is DELICIOUS!! Another quick and easy recipe that you can use your boneless, skinless chicken breasts with, or any meat for that matter. My family loves it and it's even better the next day. We ate it for supper one night, and then again for lunch the next day and O.M.G., the fettuccine had time to sit in that butter and garlic all night long and it was heaven! So go ahead, try it and I promise that you will love it too!

I took boneless, skinless chicken breasts and washed them and seasoned them up with salt and pepper. 

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Then I started my butter and garlic sauce that only took literally about two minutes. Melt the butter, heat the garlic and add the brown sugar.

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I mean, ok I'm done.  I could just get some bread and be done with this whole thing!! Anyway, back to the actual recipe, take this sauce and pour it over your already seasoned chicken. Make sure cover every piece. I literally took a spoon and spooned it over each piece to make sure they all got some of that sauce on them and weren't left out.

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Look at that garlic on top of that chicken, and all of that sauce in the bottom of the pan. Ok, anyway, doesn't take much to distract me! Put the chicken in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on how much you have in there - my pan was pretty full). While this bakes, I started cooking my fettuccine....and suffered through the amazing smell.....but! Alas, it didn't take long before this chicken was cooked!!

And check out these pans….they are Copper Chef and I love them!!! I had seen all the hoop la about how they are non-stick….well they are non-stick. They are what they advertise!

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How pretty is that? I mean baked chicken goodness, with that garlic and butter. It's really a shame you can't smell through your computer! Anyway, to the finale! Y'all, look how pretty this is! Like too pretty to eat but NOT to pretty to eat! My family loved it, I used 3 pots and pans and it was even better the next day.  Win/win in my book! Please try this and let me know what you think!

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Happy Eating,

Jennifer

 

Easy Lemon Cookies

 
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Y'all, these are some of the best cookies ever and so simple to make, it should be a crime! Literally, 5 ingredients. And, I whipped these suckers out in no time. They don't last long around here either. Even better, you make them with a cake mix! Score! So, if you are looking for a delicious, easy and quick dessert...keep reading!

EASY LEMON COOKIES

Makes: 3 dozen cookies

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Ingredients:
  • 1 (18.25 oz) package lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon extract until well blended. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into a bowl of confectioners' sugar until they are lightly covered. Once they are covered, put them on an uncreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 6-7 minutes in a preheated oven. The bottoms may be a little brown and the insides should be chewy.

Voila! That is it. Literally, didn't even need a mixer. In this picture you can see that I made my cookies a little bigger and it made 1 dozen, so you can gauge how big you like them. I usually make them smaller and they are a little flatter, and I think I like them better that way! Bottom line, doesn't matter the size of the cookie, they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

P.S. You can also do this with a strawberry cake mix and they are delicious and pretty too!

P.S.S. I like to use these silicone baking mats, they keep your trays nice and pretty and you don’t have to use any cooking oil!

Happy Baking,

Jennifer