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Sunday, December 30, 2012

mangia mondays 95: crockpot fiesta chicken

howdy, ya'll!
welcome to
a blog hop i co-host each week with
lisa from shine your light.

this week,
i'm sharing one of the easiest meals ever:
crockpot fiesta chicken

8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
{i used frozen!}
8 oz cream cheese
16 oz salsa
{i used green chile salsa}
1, 15 oz can black beans
12 oz chopped onions
{i used a bag of the "works-already-done-for-you" frozen onions!}
1, 15 oz can whole kernel corn
dash of ancho chile powder
dash of chipotle chile powder

1. put everything in the crockpot. cook on low for 8 hours. DONE!
{seriously, i loved how easy this was!}


we served ours over wild rice
& it was AWESOME.
the leftover "sauce" would be great over broccoli,
with potatoes, hamburger meat & cheese...
or with some bread for dipping
{i know from experience... don't judge}.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

mangia mondays 94: last minute foodie gift guide

hiya, friends!
happy holidays &
merry-almost-christmas!
welcome to
a blog hop i co-host each week
with my dear blog-friend, the amazing
lisa from shine your light!

are you in a bind?
still looking for that
*a*w*e*s*o*m*e*
last minute foodie gift?!
i'm here to help!

check out my
on pinterest!


if you're willing to brave
the madness that is christmas eve shopping,
there are neat things to get at
OR
if you want to do some online shopping
(my favorite!)
there are some wonderful food & drink clubs
that i've pinned!

these gifts are great year-round,
& i'll continue to pin awesome gadgets i find!

and now, this sweet baby of mine
wishes you a very merry christmas!


now it's your turn -
link up those recipes & food posts!

how mangia mondays work:
. add a link to your recipe or food post & visit some others who have linked up before you .
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until next time,
dowlings out!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

mangia mondays 92: christmas cookies

howdy, folks!
welcome to
a blog hop i co-host
with the sweet-as-sugar-cookies
lisa from shine your light!

this week i'm sharing my
christmas cookies

for cookies:
1 1/3 C shortening
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 TBS + 2 tsp milk
4 C all-purpose flour
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1. using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer, cream together the shortening, sugar, lemon zest & vanilla.

2. add the eggs and milk to the sugar & mix well.

3. sift together the flour, baking powder & salt. add to the liquid ingredients & mix just to combine.

4. divide the dough in half, wrap & chill for 1 hour.

5. preheat oven to 375 f.

6. roll out to 1/4" thickness on a well-floured surface. use cookie cutters to cut the desired shapes. place on parchment lined sheet pans & bake 6-8 minutes. remove from sheet & cool on a wire rack.

for royal icing:
2 lbs. powdered sugar
1.5 oz. meringue powder
8 oz. cool water

1. use an electric mixer with a whip attachment to mix ingredients until shiny, thick & fluffy. store covered when not in use as it will dry out almost immediately.

helpful decorating tips:
- i used #1 & #2 tips from wilton... even the 2's were a little large!
- have things handy: a damp paper towel, toothpicks, a place to set your decorated cookies, etc.
- have fun & go nuts! :D


first, this is my grandma's sugar cookie recipe.
it rocks.
i love decorating cookies
& can't wait to do it again when my mom gets here in a week!
:D
i think i'll go for more traditional colors next time.
santa will appreciate it. ;)

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dowlings out!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

mangia mondays 91: christmas pinspiration

howdy, ya'll!
welcome to
a blog hop i co-host each week
with the ever-so-lovely
lisa from shine your light!

can you believe it's already december?!
i'm so excited for christmas
& all of the goodies the season brings!
next week i'll be posting my decorated sugar cookies,
so this week, i'm sharing my 
christmas cookie pinspiration








i can't wait to decorate! :D

now it's your turn -
link up those recipes & food posts!

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until next time,
dowlings out!