Monday, October 26, 2009

Well, stuff mah peppahs!

Good Monday morning, everyone! I am just wondering....have you entered the recipe contest yet? You have til October 31st to submit your favorite dish...and enter for a $25 gift certificate to The Odd Sparrow, so what do you have to lose?

Remember that tomorrow is Tuesday Treasures at Shabby Lane Shops. You will love the selection from our shops offered this week for our special Warm & Cozy Holiday Home theme. I don't know about you, but I think this is going to be the best Tuesday Treasures theme ever! When I think of the Christmas season, I get warm fuzzies thinking about the coziness of home. Please join The Odd Sparrow at this awesome shopping event and don't forget, there is a discount code at the top of the Tuesday Treasures page especially for you!!!

Here's another awesome recipe I wanted to share from my contest! Once again it is brought to you by Francie of The Scented Cottage. I tried this last week and it was awesome....a perfect dish for your cool fall days. The green peppers are loaded with vitamin C to help keep away colds too!

Stuffed Bell Peppers

4 or 5 bell peppers
1 lb ground beef
1 sm. can corn
1 sm. onion, diced
1 sm. can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cup tomato sauce (Ragu works great)
salt and pepper to taste

Cut tops off pepper, clean out and wash. You can dice pepper tops and add to mixture or freeze them to use later.Combine diced tomatoes and tomato sauce together with 1/4 cup water.Lightly brown ground meat. Add corn, diced tomatoes, diced onion ( diced peppers if desired). Add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce mixture to ingredients and stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste.In bottom of crock pot add rest of tomato sauce. Fill peppers with ground meat mixture, any left over mixture place in crock pot with tomato sauce then place filled peppers on top, cover and cook on low approx 6 hours. Baste peppers occasionally with tomato sauce .

You can add a little rice with the meat mixture if you like...that's what I did. Also, I served this will buttered noodles and a tossed salad. It will warm you from the inside out on a chilly fall day, so give it a try.

Next time I hope to share with you a great recipe I just tried for chicken. I think you are going to love this one too!!!

Have a great Monday, and I'll see you over at The Odd Sparrow!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Are you ready to do the Texas Two Step?

Ok, pics yet of this! I am making this recipe tonight for dinner. Think I might just use the crock pot since I will be going out for a bit... I'll let you know how it turns out, but it is sure to be yummy! This wonderful recipe was submitted to our recipe contest by my dear friend, Francie Thornton of The Scented Cottage.

Texas Two Step Chicken

3 cups salsa
6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
6 cups hot cooked rice
1 sm can crushed pineapple or chunks (if you like pineapple and your preference)

In a medium mixing bowl, combine salsa, sugar and mustard. Place chicken in a 2-quart, shallow glass baking dish. Pour sauce mixture over chicken, turning to coat all sides.Cover and let marinate 4 to 6 hours.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Remove cover from chicken; bake for 20 minutes or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.

Serve with rice and pineapple.


ALSO...TOMORROW IS TUESDAY TREASURES AT The Odd Sparrow and Shabby Lane Shops. Our theme this week is Around the Holiday Table. Please join us and shop, shop, shop as we prepare for a great holiday season.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Time to Nest...and WIN!!!

It is that time of year again and we are celebrating with a Fall recipe contest! Don't you just love to cook and bake during the cooler weather? It just has a way of making a house a home.

This is how it works:

Please submit your favorite fall recipe to my email address at: You will be entered in a contest to receive a gift certificate to in the amount of $25.00!!! Recipes must be submitted to my email on or before 10/31/2009. Winner will be announced the week of Thanksgiving. Recipes will be featured each week between now and Thanksgiving right here.

Now isn't that worth submitting a recipe for? I can't wait to see what you all send in...and I'll be trying them out too!

Scented Pinecone Sachets

Scented Pinecone Sachets