Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chicken Bacon Alfredo

  Okay, I am not one to follow recipes... I tend to change every recipe I use.  I can't take credit, though, for any meal or dessert ever turning out good. I was never able to cook. Ever. In fact, when my wonderful husband and I got married, I couldn't even make grilled cheese!! I am not exaggerating! I just couldn't do it. My husband  taught me how to make grilled cheese. So, to whom goes the credit for me to be able to put a delicious, home cooked meal on the dinner table every night?....

 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. This became my life verse. The Lord gave me wisdom to be able to create delicious healthy meals for my family. 

So, this recipe is a perfect example of God's wonderful wisdom He has given me in the kitchen!


1 lb chicken breast or tenders, cooked, chopped
1 lb bacon, cooked and broken in pieces
1 pkg cream cheese
2 cups soup base or chicken broth
16oz pasta cooked, drained
(melt 1/2 stick of butter over pasta)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tsp garlic
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp chives
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesean cheese

Here I have my noodles cooking, bacon already cooked and crumbled, and in the skillet I have chicken, cooked, chopped and seasoned with garlic. I added the onions and sauteed for a few minutes. I then added the cream cheese and stirred it till cream cheese was completely melted. 

Like this.....

Then I added the soup base to the chicken mixture.

Next I added the parsley and chives. Then poured mixture over pasta and mix well.
Now add cheeses and bacon!
 This turned out so good..... everyone enjoyed it!
I even broke my low carb diet to have seconds ;)

I hope you enjoy this meal as much as we did!


When Life Gives You Pumpkins.... Do Something With Them!!!

..... And that's exactly what I will be doing! 

It's that time of year when pumpkins are everywhere! They are used as decorations, carved for the yummy treat awaiting inside, and the grocery store shelves are full of products filled with PUMPKIN!!!!

Sssoooo..... I thought it would be perfect to do a series on things to do with pumpkin!! In our house, we love pumpkin! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin butter, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, pumpkins smoothies..... OK,you get my point! Oh, and pumpkin cheesecake! Couldn't forget that one!

This Saturday I will be going to my local farmers market to load up on the orange yummies! (As I have done for the past 5 years. Yeah, it's a bit of a tradition!)  I will then post on how to cook the pumpkins and get them ready to use in an endless list of wonderful edibles!! 

Did I mention pumpkin milkshakes?!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Walk Through Real Life....

Welcome to my blog! I hope to inspire and encourage you as I share with you real life recipes, gardening, healthy living tips, and the busy, crazy and sometimes quiet days as a stay at home mom of 6!!

I will do my best to post real to life ideas, so visit often!