Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Watcha Cookin’

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole by Damn Delicious

As always I tweaked the above recipe link a bit.


4 slices bacon chopped

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces ( When I make this again I will use 3 chicken breasts.)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp homemade ranch seasoning ( I used this → recipe)

8 ounces penne pasta (if I make this again I will stick to the rotini the recipe called for penne was a little to dense a pasta for this recipe I think.)

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese


Alfredo Sauce

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1 cup heavy cream ( I had none so I improvised with this → recipe)

1/4 cup grated parmesan

salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray at 9x9 pan.

To make Alfredo sauce I had to make up my homemade heavy cream recipe first and then set aside. Them heat up the butter over medium heat in a saucepan then add garlic and stir constantly til fragrant. Whisk in heavy cream until incorporated (about 1 to 2 minutes). Stir in parmesan until slightly thickened. If mixture is too thick add more heavy cream. Salt and pepper to taste and then set aside.

Heat skillet over medium heat and cook bacon until crisp. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of the fat from the bacon in the pan before you set aside the bacon on a paper towel lined plate. 

In a gallon ziploc bag add chicken, olive oil and ranch seasoning to bag. Then toss around till all chicken is coated. Add chicken to skillet with the 1 tbsp reserved bacon fat and cook through flipping once.

While the chicken is cooking put pasta on to cook per packaging and then drain.

Now its just assembly. Add pasta to pan, pour alfredo over top, then add bacon and chicken and top with cheeses. (I am going to mix them all together next time along with a little bit of the cheese then put the rest of the cheese on top so its more incorporated while cooking.)


Pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes until heated through and bubbly.


It was really good but I will change those few things I mentioned next time cause I think it will make it that much better.


So what are you cookin’? smiley hungry

Monday, October 17, 2016

October Ipsy Bag

make up monday new

This bag has got to be the cutest one I think they have ever done. I love it so much I wish I could order just the bag to give as gifts to my nieces!! It was designed by an artist named Valfre. Check out her site and use the code IPSY25 for 25% off. She has some super cute phone cases.


I got the Gimme Brow deluxe sample for trading in some points and I can not wait to try it because I have only heard good things.

The theme this month is Black Magic beauty spells.


I received:

Adesse New York polish in the shade Grand Central – Retails for $20  (IPSY20)

Ciate London Fierce Flicks Liner – I could not find the price because I believe this has not been released on their site yet. Their other liners retail anywhere between $18–20.

The Balm Hot Mama blush- Full size retails for $21 (IPSY20)

Trestique mini matte lip crayon in Belize Bordeaux – Full size retails for $28(IPSYFALLFUN30)

Pur-lisse daily lip nourisher with mango & shea butter. It smells like citrus leaning more to the oranges side more then anything. If you own pixi’s lip exfoliate or the organic pharmacy antioxidant lip balm it smells like those. Retails for $16 (ipsylipsy30)


I really like the color of the Trestique lip crayon but I am scared I am not gonna be a fan of the matte formula. Matte is just too drying on me unless it’s a comfort matte like urban decay’s.


I am so excited I got this blush from The Balm. I have been eyeing it for a while but could not bring myself to buy it because I have a bazillion peachy blushes.


I can not wait to try this nail polish. I mean just look at that duo chrome. I have my fingers and toes crossed that is as pretty on the nails as it is in this bottle.


Happy Monday Red lips

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Storm Bread

Guys everywhere was completely sold out of bread last week with our impending storm so I improvised just in case we needed more then the loaf in the freezer and all the canned biscuits and croissants I had already made..

I know panic much!!

Anyway I found this bread recipe and although it looks like a flying saucer it was very tasty and required nothing but flour, baking powder, salt, water or rice milk and a liquid fat of any kind so olive oil, melted butter, etc etc.

Yeast Free Bread


Definitely try it if your in a pinch.