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Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July BBQ Chicken (Fast/Easy)

BBQ Chicken (Fast/Easy)
I love.....this BBQ Chicken....and so does everybody
else who has tried it.....I'm's really juicy &
delicious..... I really like to BBQ (when it's not hard
& it ends up tasting really good!) I tried a few different
ways of BBQ-ing chicken & this (for me) is the fastest
& easiest way to get Great Results.....

1) I start with a 4 lb. bag of Boneless/Skinless
Chicken breasts...

2) TIP....I fry it on the stove first before I BBQ....
I do 1/2 of the bag at a time....Put a little canola
in a HOT frying pan...(you'll use less oil that
way) spread it all around, then I sprinkle garlic
powder.....lite salt.... and pepper on both sides
of the chicken pieces.

TIP..(seer on both sides to keep the juices in....)
Let cook on med. heat til 3/4 done..

3) Put on plate and ....TIP....brush each piece
with a brush or two of oil (on each side) so the juices will
stay inside the chicken...(that was a Bobby Flay's TIP....)

4) Pre-Heat BBQ grill to around 350F-375F....(you
may want to do this before you start cooking the chicken
on the stove so it'll be ready to go when you are)

5) When the grill is ready....put chicken on.....
let cook for a minute or two (with cover of grill get that smokey flavor) and then flip
chicken over and cook on other side......then start
brushing a coat of BBQ sauce (I used Kraft Honey
BBQ sauce) on one side, grill for a few min. (always
shut the lid in between... to keep the smokey
flavor in the chicken) then the other.....

6) Then repeat (I did it 3 or 4 times) just for a min.
or 2 each time...til they have finished cooking.......
and look done......and enjoy!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Samoa Bars/Wed. Blog Hop

Don't you just LOVE Girl Scout Cookies?????? We
do & so when I found this recipe on a number of blogs,
(I found this on love to eat weblog) I knew I had to try it
out....It does taste just like them, so if you like
shortbread, coconut & caramel, drizzled
with chocolate...your going to love these...

***Note...These taste alot like the Samoa cookies
but much easier (with less steps) to do.

They are a GREAT DESSERT!!!They do take a bit of
time though because you need to let them cool in between
each step, but everybody says it's worth it.

Cookie base:
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter (softened)
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt

First, make the crust. Preheat oven to 350F.
Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. In a
large bowl, cream together sugar & butter,
until fluffy. Beat in egg & vanilla extract.

Working at a low speed, gradually beat in the
flour & salt until mixture is crumbly....(Mine
was more like a dough but I don't think it makes
that big a difference....)Pour dough mixture into
prepared pan & press firmly to make a even
layer. Bake for 15-20 min checking to see when
the middle is set & edges are lightly brown. Cool
completely before topping...

3 C. shredded coconut
1 pkg. 14oz. caramels (I used the Kraft brand)
1/4 salt
3 Tbsp. milk
1c. semisweet choc. chips (to drizzle on top)

Preheat oven to 300F. Spread coconut evenly
on a parchment-lined cookie sheet (I used a
Slipat liner) preferably a cookie sheet with sides.
Toast the coconut 15-20 min. stirring every 5 min,
until coconut is golden brown (mine only took
15 min....I have a hot oven....go by what your
oven does) Cool on cookie sheet. Set aside.

Unwrap the caramels & place in a lg. microwave-
safe bowl with the milk & salt. Cook on high
approx. 3-4 min (it took mine almost 3) stopping
to stir a few times to help caramel melt. When
smooth fold in coconut with spatula. Put dollops
of mixture all over shortbread base. DO THIS
COOL. Using a spatula spread topping to make an
even layer. Let topping set until cooled.

When cooled, cut bars (with sharp large knife) into
30 small bars or 15 larger bars. Once bars are cut,
melt chocolate into Sm. microwave-safe bowl. Heat
on high for about 30sec. intervals, stirring thoroughly
to prevent scorching. (SEE TIP) Drizzle the melted
chocolate on top of bars in diagonal lines.

TIP: Place a baggie in a cup & spoon melted
chocolate into baggie..
pick up baggie & snip a tiny
hole in the corner of the baggie. Drizzle a diagonal
design (on the cut bars).....Let chocolate completely
cool (even put them in the fridge if needed for a short
time) before storing in airtight container........Enjoy!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

4th of July Party Glasses

July 4th will be be before you know it. Are
you doing anything special for it to

This is what I came up with. Festive Glasses!
You know how much I love I just
chose a Font, took some Red, White, & Blue
vinyl & cut out Happy July 4th..

I love these fun glasses...they make
the event that much happier...B'days,
Anniversaries, Weddings..

What wonderful projects have you guys
been working on??? You all are so
inspiring. I hope you will stop by each
others projects with nice comments..

We all could use some nice feedback..
once in a while.

I'm waiting for the Blog Hop Link to be
up from where I get it..Something happened
with the person who usually puts it up
so I'll try again a little later to add the
Blog Hop.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Personalized Room Decals/Wed. Blog Hop

I am going to attempt once again to post.. Blogger has been
giving me problems with that.

I wanted to show you what I've been making lately...
This was for an order but I really like how cute it looks
on a little girl's door.

The colors are really interesting & fun. They go with
bedding called "Raspberry Swirl" which is such a
cute name.

It's just done out of Vinyl Matte cut out with machine
& dots added for the Lollipop Flowers. Fun..Fun..Fun
What have you been up to lately?? Can't wait to see..
If this is working correctly the Blog Hop will be Below..
Have fun & leave comments for everybody..

Monday, June 20, 2011

Update your Cake/Cupcake Carrier/Mon. Blog Hop

This is my newset idea I've been working on this week.
I love these. What a great way to update your Cake/
Cupcake Carrier than with your Name & dots in vinyl.

It's a practical idea as well..If you take some cupcakes to
a church function or soccer will know exactly
who's is yours..It's the Cute Flirty one with the polka dots.

What have you been doing this week?? I can't wait to look
at all your great things!!! Mondays' Blog Hop is Below...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Personalized Votives/Wed. Blog Hop

I love these Votive Candles..There are so
many ways you can use them..Wedding Favors

Birthday favors (as in the photo..16 & Sasha)
They are relatively inexpensive & they are so

This is what I've been making..Just cut out
your number in vinyl with your machine..
then you name & place on top of number on

Now let's see what you have been working
on lately..Blog Hop is below next photo..

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monogrammed Initial Glasses/Mon. Blog Hop

Summer is just about here..It's getting warmer
& there are going to be parties at home, by
the pool, beach you name it.

Celebrations are be with the people
we celebrate in our lives..our families & friends.

Make the celebration even more festive with
Monogrammed Initial Glasses plus dots. They
are so much fun to make..Do a monogram in the
font of your choice & colored dots & your ready
for partying.

I just designed my monogram & cut it out with
my vinyl cutter. So easy & I love how they
turned out!!

Now it's time to see what you have been working
on lately..Hope the Blogger will let me post it..

If it's working ok the Blog Hop will be below
the next photo..Have FUN..

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Really Cute Aluminum Water Bottles

Sorry I haven't been able to post stuff lately...
Blogger has given me & a lot of other people
major headaches. I hope I will be able to
post this.

Don't you love these neat Aluminum Water
Bottles??? I I decided to add a little
something to Personalize them..Names..Dots...
Initials..Football..They are so much fun.

I just made vinyl decal stickers & stuck
them on..easy peasy...My Fav is the one

I'm having trouble with the Blog Hop..I hope
Blogger will let me post it on my Blog..Wish
Me luck..If it did it'll be below..I don't think
it's going to let me.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Just Married Vinyl Decal/Wed. Blog Hop

Well it's that time fo year..Wedding Season. I have
been so busy with so many Wedding items in my ETSY
Shoppe. It's been fun but BUSY...

This Just Married Vinyl for the Big Day Newlyweds
Car is so popular. I make a lot of these for couples.
It's so easy & so much fun with your vinyl machine.

What have you guys been working on lately?? Join
the Blog Hop & show & tell..below..Have Fun..