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The great chicken experiment

Okay do I have your attention???😂🤪🤣

So I had been craving buffalo chicken for a while and with the superbowl approaching I decided I would try to make some so then I thought what if i made a bbq version and then i thought of all the things you can do with it😍

Our first dish is

Buffalo chicken and bbq chicken taquitos

Buffalo chicken after shreaded and mixed into the buffalo sauce(this one is a bit on the spicy side… so yummy, I just disnt want you to be shocked since this makes a lot of shreaded chicken)

The BBQ chicken after it was shreaded up and stirred into the bbq sauce

Recipe buffalo chicken

  • 5 Chicken breast
  • 1 12 oz jar of Frank’s red hot
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Place chicken in crock pot
  2. Pour 3/4 bottle red hot sauce over chicken
  3. Put ranch mix on top
  4. Turn crock pot on high 4 hours
  5. Turn crock pot off
  6. Open and place remaining hot sauce on top
  7. Place butter on top
  8. Shred chicken
  9. Enjoy

Keep refrigerated for 3 days or freeze

***this makes a lot of chicken so may want to freeze part and use part***

Recipe bbq chicken

  • 2 lbs chicken… we used breast
  • 1.5 cups sweet baby Ray’s bbq sauce of course you can use your favorite
  • Brown sugar
  • Italian seasoning packet
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Onion flakes

Directions

  1. Place chicken in crock pot
  2. Mix up ingredients
  3. Pour over chicken
  4. Cook on high for 3 hours
  5. Turn crock pot off
  6. Open crock pot
  7. Shread chicken
  8. Enjoy

Keep refrigerated for 3 days or freeze

***this makes a lot of chicken so may want to freeze part and use part***

Directions for Taquitos

  1. Take the chicken out of fridge if frozen you will want to thaw (made both types so you would need 16 flour tortillas 2 spoons and 2 pans)
  2. Take medium flour tortillas and warm slightly in microwave so they can be worked with without tearing.
  3. Place 2 spoonfuls of chicken mixture on one edge of tortilla top with cheese, roll up tight
  4. Place in 9×13 baking dish
  5. Repeat 8 times
  6. Top taquitos with cheese
  7. Bake in 350 degree oven until tortillas are light brown cheese is bubbly and middle are warm
  8. Serve hot with

*Buffalo chicken- shredded lettuce and ranch dressing

*Bbq chicken-coleslaw

We also served sour cream and chips and salsa

It was a big hit and everyone said make them again… these would be perfect for a potluck or a party.

Are you going to try this recipe

Let me know below in the comments

Happy Thursday

Do I draw my own images?

A question that is often asked is

Do I draw all of my own images? The answer to that is no I sure do not

I am not nor have I ever claimed to be an artist😊 in fact my stick figures have curves so 😂🤣🤪

Anywho I love stickers and I love creating sticker kits which takes some creativity…

You know what else I love? That I can support another small business with my small business❤

Most of my art currently comes from a super talented Etsian artist with pretty graphik, I do have a few others but I mainly use clipart from pretty graphik and I link to her shop in all my listings that include her art!

So by purchasing from our little shop you are basically helping 2 small businesses dreams come true❤

Happy planning

Danielle

New release Thursday

Aaaaaaahhhhh!!!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!!

Okay so from the time I was ity bity I loved Thursday… everything about the day just made me happy(maybe I am weird but hey it makes me happy🤣)

I decided that since the shop is going to start doing $2 for Tuesday and I would be releasing new items on Tuesday that I should do my main release for Thursday… yes I think so😊

So every Thursday be watching IG, FB, and here for all the details of the new release and at 6:00PM ET head over to ETSY to shop the new releases

This week I am beyond excited because I LOVE the clipart inside of the kit… unicorns and who doesnt love unicorns 🦄😍🦄❤

Oh my word you have to have this kit for your planner…. does this not make you think of spring? 😍

Happy Planning

Danielle

Super weekend

I dont think I have ever been more excited for a superbowl game🏈🏈🏈

I have just the sticker kits you need no matter who you are rooting for these stickers are going to be the MVP pf your planner🏆

I am going to start a series called plan with me and I will post photos here of how I am planning out my week creatively🎉

You can shop here

Have a happy and safe weekend!!!

Leave a little sparkle where you go

So many years when I opened my ETSY store, I really didnt have a plan(which could be a good reason why it never made it off the ground, well past a jump🤣)

I opened my shop in March of 2008 oh my goodness 11 years ago this year and over the past 11 years I have been a little bit of everything in my shop.

I started put selling handmade greeting cards, after my family begged me to do so😊 then I began dabbling in hand crafted jewelry, my favorite being these neat glass tiles with Japanese foil papers(oh so pretty) I was making accessories for the everyday woman

One order of glass tiles had scrabble tiles and I thought it was a mistake but I researched it and sure enough it was a thing😮

I made mine different with a screwed in bail leaving the entire letter exposed, I sold several never consistent but yes I sold some

So then came stickers and man oh man that was a game changer… I have always loved stickers, paper, pens, sparkle, crafting so why not?

I

decided that since I have landed my dream job as a medical coder, auditor, compliance specialist, still a college teacher, I have achieved my masters degree and credentialed as much as I want I am going all in with my ETSY shop!!!

What does that mean?

Everyday working my day job coming home to work in the creative corner gives me a creative release!

I am determined to make my shop a success this year💖

I am continually researching the market and adding new fun things to the shop

My newest addition are these super cute planner charms and clips

Have a creative day

Homemade tomato soup in a flash

With the instant pot you can have homemade tomato soup really quick!!!

Ingredients

  1. Large box tomato sauce(like chicken broth comes in only its tomato sauce)
  2. Large can of pureed tomatoes
  3. 1 medium onion diced
  4. 4 Clove of garlic
  5. 4 cups of chicken broth
  6. .5 cup heavy cream
  7. 1 cup parmesan
  8. Mozzarella to garnish
  9. Pesto to top soup(really gives the soup a tangy taste😊)completely optional if you dont like pesto leave this off
  10. Seasoning: salt and pepper to taste, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper(more for spicy soup)
  11. 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Directions

  1. Turn instant pot on to saute with olive oil
  2. Put onion and garlic in the pot cook until clear and tender
  3. Add chicken broth and seasonings
  4. Add tomato sauce and puree
  5. Stir
  6. Put lid on and set to pressure cook 5 minutes
  7. Let naturally release for 15 minutes
  8. Manually release the rest about 5 minutes
  9. When the pressure pin is down open instant pot
  10. Add .5 cup of heavy cream stir cream into bubbly soup
  11. Add 1 cup parmesan cheese, stir melting into soup
  12. Serve immediately with garlic bread, grilled cheese, or whatever you like
  13. For a little switch I love to add cheese tortellini
  14. Place a .5 cup if cooked cheese tortellini in bottom of bowl
  15. Ladle soup over the tortellini
  16. Garnish with mozzarella cheese and pesto for a yummy treat

Enjoy your yummy tomato soup in a flash with your instant pot and ingredients from your pantry

Did you try this recipe? Let me know below

Putting a spinning leftover tacos

I love eating tacos left over, and can several days after the original dinner without complaint.

But when you are just craving something different here is a neat idea that ended up being really good!!!

Taco roll ups

Ingredients

  1. Left over taco meat
  2. Left over beans
  3. Left over rice
  4. Tube of crescent rolls
  5. Cheese(I used spicy pepper jack and Mexican cheese blend)
  6. Sour cream
  7. Queso
  8. Quacamole
  9. Salsa
  10. Lettuce
  11. Tomato
  12. Green onion

Directions

  1. Open the Crescent rolls onto wax paper
  2. Separate rolls into triangles
  3. Spread sour cream on crescent roll
  4. Place a spoon full of meat, beans, cheese, rice
  5. Fold up sides of roll and roll up
  6. Place on greased cookie sheet
  7. Bake in 350 degree oven 15 minutes or until golden brown
  8. Take out of oven and top with queso, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion and any other topping

Try this next time you have left over tacos for a completely different flavor