25 March 2011

Projects in the works

My daughter, over at Klazane blogged about our seed tape project here.
The tutorial is here.

I like to try new things with projects and have been thinking about making seed tape (or maybe not calling it tape) for carrots and radishes in Square Foot Gardening format.... it's a work in progress.

Another project is the below afghan. I haven't gotten very far and as soon as it warms up it will be put on hold. I've been very excited about planting a garden. But so far we still have snow... so I crochet :)
With thoughts of spring so come thoughts of spring cleaning. I found a great website well over a year ago and am signed up for their daily emailing of new tips. You can see great spring cleaning tips at Tipnut.com.

16 March 2011

Chicken Capri

I love this dinner!
I love making Chicken Capri. It's an easy dinner to make too.

  • 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese (Part Skim)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 4 slices reduced-fat mozzarella cheese 

1 In a small bowl mash Ricotta Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Salt, Pepper, Oregano& Parsley together until well blended.
2 Toss the chicken with the garlic powder and brown in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes per side.
3 When done remove to a shallow casserole dish to cool slightly.
4 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
5 Spoon 1 Heaping serving spoon of Ricotta mixture onto each chicken breast and top with 1 tablespoons of Crushed Tomatoes.
6 Place one slice of mozzarella cheese on each one and place in the top rack of the oven.
7 Bake for 20 minutes until a meat thermometer registers 170 deg. farenheit

13 March 2011

Homemade Salad Dressing

I started making everything in our house onion free. We had to do this after realizing my husband's sensitivity to onions. Salad dressing is easier to make than I thought. I guess I came from the generation that that everything came out of a package or box. I'm glad I'm not passing that down to my girls. :)

If you check out All Recipes you will see there are plenty of things you can add to an Italian Dressing. The basics are this:
3parts oil to 1 part vinegar, a little less water than vinegar and spices.
For ours we use apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and the spices you can see above with a little crushed red pepper that isn't labeled.
Enjoy :)

12 March 2011

Italian Hoagie/Sandwich

These are great when you are in a hurry to get the family fed.

In northeast PA Nation Rolls are the bomb. They don't have a website but you can check out a review here.
Simply this sandwich is:
National Roll
Ham Capicola
Sandwich Pepperoni
Genoa Salami
Mild Banana Peppers
Italian Dressing

11 March 2011

Homemade Wholewheat Pitas

Homemade Pitas are really a great treat. I have a few links for some great websites that explain best how to make these :)
Brown Eyed Baker's Pitas
Simple Daily Recipe's Pitas
Farmgirl Fare's Pitas
Tammy Recipes Pitas
Enjoy :)


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