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Alice Springs Chicken

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On one of my many visits to Amy’s Finer Things I came across this recipe. Oh I couldn’t wait to try it! Chicken, Bacon, Cheese!!! YES Please!! All of my favorite things in one pan… Add a pizza to the pan and I would have had everything I loved in one.  HAHAHHA!
 
When I first realized that this recipe has a honey mustard sauce I was a little leery. I like honey mustard, but I wasn’t sure I liked it THAT much, but I decided to give it a try anyway, and wow am I happy I did!!
 
This recipe is very easy to make. Dinner was literally done in less than 1 hour. I followed the directions exactly the way they are listed with no problems at all.
Dinner was phenomenal. I can’t tell you how many compliments I received. We had this at a get together of a few friends and it was a HIT!
 
The honey mustard, chicken, bacon, and cheese combination works incredibly well together. The chicken was tender enough to not need a knife, and the flavor was the die for. If you want to make a really good impression as a cook, and you are someone who likes honey mustard this is a recipe for you!!
 
 Ingredients: 
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness (each breast was 6oz. for me)
  • Seasoning salt
  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half 
  • ¼ cup regular mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Directions: 
  1. Sprinkle and rub the chicken breasts with seasoning salt.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp.  Remove bacon. Do not discard grease. Sauté chicken in the bacon grease for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned.  Move chicken to a 9×13 pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the mustard, honey, mayo and dried onion flakes.  Apply the honey mustard to each breast, then layer with mushrooms, bacon, and shredded cheese.
  4. Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is done. 

Perennial Essentials Eco friendly silicone mats Review!

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In the past when I have needed a small cutting mat I would typically end up cutting what was needed at that moment on a plate because I was too lazy to wash a large cutting board or cutting mat. I have ruined my share of plates doing that! With the Perennial Essentials Eco friendly silicone mats that problem has been solved! Their fantastic mats are small enough to get the job done and are a quick and easy wash. You no longer have to waste a large mat for a small job.

I love the Perennial Essentials Eco friendly silicone mats for so many reason. First they are small or as I like to say … just right. They are perfect for cutting up a piece of fruit or a few vegetables or even a single piece of meat or fish. They are very durable and easy to cut on! I love that! They are light weight and easy to store and they are flexible enough so you can easily dump what you are chopping into a pot.

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I also love that the Perennial Essentials Eco friendly silicone mats are made of ecofriendly materials, they look amazing, and each mat has a picture on it to indicate what you should be using it for. You never want to use the same mats to cut up meat that you use to cut up vegetables. These mats allow you to always remember what you should be using your mats for. No more kitchen accidents!

You cannot go wrong with the Perennial Essentials Eco friendly silicone mats they are perfect for just about any job in the kitchen, they look great, they are very durable, yet flexible! I love everything there is about the Perennial Essentials Eco friendly silicone mats and I have no doubt you will too!!

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Holi In The Kitchen Silicone Spatula Set of Two Review #HoliKitchen

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The Holi in the Kitchen Silicone Spatula Set is a fantastic set of spatulas that are not only well made and easy to use but they come is a beautiful color … almost a robin’s egg blue … I love them!

I love the fact that the Holi in the Kitchen Silicone Spatula Set is so great for scraping out bowls it gives just enough but not too much which would make it unusable. I also love the fact that the spatula is nice and strong. I have some other ones I have been using for a few weeks then suddenly they broke trying to get batter out of a bowl. With the Holi in the Kitchen Silicone Spatula Set that doesn’t seem to be an issue! They work beautifully and make a wonderful presentation too!

The Holi in the Kitchen Silicone Spatula Set are 100% food grade silicone – FDA approved and BPA free – Heat resistant up to 500°F – Strong internal Stainless Steel Core Tech. If you are going to buy silicone spatulas it’s a must to make sure that they are BPA free and it’s just a bonus that they are nice and heat resistant!

The Holi in the Kitchen Silicone Spatula Set are versatile kitchen tool for mixing, folding, serving, spreading, scraping and flipping. Flexible head, one round angle and one right angle for decorating, baking, preparing all kind of meals, hot or raw and most stickiest or delicate food.

PLUS! You are going to love this!! The Holi in the Kitchen Silicone Spatula Set are Dishwasher safe – Easy-to-clean – Stain and odor resistant so your spatula remind clean and never affect the flavor of your food!

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Menu Plan Monday May 25-31, 2015

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I hope you all are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Guess what! Memorial Day = Summer! I love summer because of the summer activities, but I hate all the heat! You pay the price here in Texas for wonderful winters. I suppose you have to take the good with the bad.

We are having brisket, roasted potatoes and asparagus salad today! It’s going to be a delicious dinner! I hope are all doing well and having a super holiday weekend!

Here is our Menu Plan for the week! What’s on your menu?

Menu Plan Main Course Vegetables Side Dish
Monday   Brisket  Asparagus Salad  Roasted Potatoes
Tuesday  Super Fluffy Pancakes  Warm Berry Compote  Bacon and Eggs
Wednesday  Chef Salads
Thursday  Avocado Bacon Sandwiches  Fries
Friday  Out of Town
Saturday  Out of Town
Sunday  Out of Town
 For More Menu Planning Ideas Visit www.OrgJunkie.com or Check Out Our Previous Menu Plans.

Organic Green Tea Matcha Review USDA Organic Review.


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Matcha Organics – Matcha Culinary Green Tea Powder is an amazing go to for smoothies, lattes, baking and a way to burn fat! It can also work as a great weight loss supplement. Matcha has been known to give you extra energy throughout the day too. Who doesn’t need more energy?

I love using Matcha especially to recreate my favorite coffee house frap drink! I love do it yourself drinks at home because they are a great way to save a lot of money plus you know exactly what is going into your drink. I highly recommend organic Matcha. I think it’s important to insure quality and freshness Matcha Organics – Matcha Culinary Green Tea Powder fits the bill!

Matcha Organics – Matcha Culinary Green Tea Powder is one of the best Matcha powders I have ever had. It’s nice and fresh and perfect for all you Matcha needs. I love adding Matcha to banana bread. First off the bread comes out green which is a cool freaky look. It also has a fantastic tea and banana flavor.  I love it and so does my family! They don’t even know they are eating something extra healthy!

Matcha Organics – Matcha Culinary Green Tea Powder is a healthy additive to smoothies too! I love a good green smoothie, strawberries, pineapple, spinach, and Matcha! Delicious! You can even add a little vanilla yogurt for a little sweetness!

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Here are more reasons to love Matcha:

ENERGY, MEMORY AND FOCUS ENHANCER

Matcha has an organic Amino Acid called L-Theanine which enhances mental clarity and focus for up to 6 hours. One bowl of Match can give you that all natural clean energy you’re looking for, without the jitter effect of coffee. The clean focus you get is excellent for intense studying or high focus jobs.

FAT BLOCKER / BURNER

Matcha is an all-natural metabolism booster that aids to burning fat up to 4X faster than average. Unlike other diet supplements, Matcha has no negative side-effects like hot flashes, increased heart rate or high blood pressure. It’s best to drink Matcha 15 – 30 min before a workout to enhance fat burning.

LOWERS CHOLESTEROL

One bowl a day keeps the doctor away. Drinking this USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea, on a regular basis, will lower the levels of LDL (Bad) cholesterol while raising the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. This brand of tea is an excellent dieting supplement for your everyday nutrition.

HEALTHIER THAN BREWED GREEN TEA

USDA Organic Matcha green tea powder has over 1300 antioxidants in it, which is 137X more antioxidants than traditional brewed green tea. Traditional green tea is just brewed from the leaf, with Matcha you are consuming the entire green tea leaf. This dramatically increases the amount of natural antioxidants and L-Theanine you consume.

BIG SAVINGS!

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Boson Sport Jump Rope Review

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As I have told you all before my husband and I are trying to get our act together when it comes to dropping a few pounds. One thing we are doing is increasing our cardio. I thought the perfect and most portable way to increase your cardio is with a jump rope. I recently had the chance to try out the Boson Sport Jump Rope and I must admit I am sold on it! I love it to be exact!

The Boson Sport Jump Rope is perfect because you can cut it down to the exact size you need so that it fits you perfectly. You don’t have to worry about it being too short or in my case too long. I am very short so finding a rope that will work well for me is a task. The guess work is out with the Boson Sport Jump Rope because the instructions are awesome so you won’t cut your rope too long or too short. They tell you exactly how to customize it for your own size.

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This is a durable rope that will clearly be around for a long time. It works for exactly what I need it to and the handles feel great while I am using it. I really like it and will probably be buying another one so that my husband can cut it to his perfect size. He towers over me so sharing a jump rope is out of the question! He is a bit jealous of my rope!

You just can’t beat an adjustable rope that fits you perfectly with nice soft handles that don’t irritate your skin. You can lose weight and have fun at the same time. What more can you ask me. Admittedly… at first I couldn’t do very many jumps. It was pretty sad, BUT the good news each day that I use the Boson Sport Jump Rope I am adding more and more. This is exciting to me because it’s progress! We all have to start some place right? I have no doubt you will love the Boson Sport Jump Rope too! For more information visit Amazon.com

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Kitchen Frontier Premium Lemon Squeezer + $1 Squeezer Giveaway!!

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My husband and I have been working hard to get our lives together. We need to drop a few pounds. We are not getting any younger if you know what I mean. One thing we have been doing is doubling and tripling our water intake.

I read that you need to take your weight and divide it by two then that number is the amount of ounces of water you should be drinking daily. I don’t care how much you weigh that is a lot of water.It’s not always easy to get water down for me so I have been making spa water.

Since taking up this new adventure I never have problems getting water down. Using the Kitchen frontier lemon squeezer I have had a much easier time. I squeeze, lemons, limes, and small oranges into my water. Then slice up extras and keep refilling my water bottle throughout the day. The Kitchen frontier lemon squeezer is a brilliant invention because it’s very large meaning you can squeeze just about any size citrus and get the maximum amount of juice out of it. I love my large home juicer but in all honesty most days I don’t want to have to go through all the hassle of getting it out, using it, and then washing everything… no thank you!

The Kitchen frontier lemon squeezer saves me a ton of time. I can get all the water I need for the day made the night before, then stick it back in the refrigerator and let it set over night. The next day I have amazing bottles of water that makes me feel refreshed and happy.

Right now you can get your own Kitchen frontier lemon squeezer for $1! It’s very limited so if you are interested act now!

  • *Living the Thrifty Life Exclusive* – Kitchen Frontier  – 10 Lemon Squeezers Giveaway $1 (Reg. $19.99)
    Click here, enter your email to get the coupon code.
  • Click here, add to cart.
  • Enter the coupon to get it for $1. If it doesn’t work it means the deal is finished.
  • Shipping is FREE for Amazon Prime members. Otherwise it’s not free

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Galleany Manual Ceramic Coffee Grinder Review #GalleanyGrinder


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My husband and I love having the Galleany Manual Ceramic Coffee Mill we received. It’s small, easy to use and affordable. If you have limited space in your kitchen and want a quality product for a reasonable price the Galleany Manual Ceramic Coffee Mill
is the coffee mill for you!

There is nothing better than grinding your own coffee beans. The smell is indescribable and the freshness is unbeatable. This is my very first coffee grinder and I have to admit I didn’t know what I was missing until I tried out the Galleany Manual Ceramic Coffee Mill. Fresh ground coffee is incredible different than a bag of coffee that has been sitting on the shelf for months. I love having fresh coffee brewing. Not only is the smell amazing the flavor is wonderful too. I don’t see myself going back to pre-ground coffee in the future.

If you love coffee and want to take your home brewing to the next level, then get hold of this Manual Coffee Grinder today and say hello! To taste of freshly ground coffee!

There are a few factors to consider when purchasing a hand mill, such as, size, weight, capacity…. though probably the most important factor to consider is how will the mill will fit in your hand. Grinding on a hand mill requires a sturdy grip, and you will want to maintain good leverage for the few minutes it will take to grind the beans. Consider a mill that you can comfortably grasp in your hand, Manual mills are suitable for a drip, espresso and the finer side of a French Press Grind.

Manual Coffee Grinder –Mill is a great coffee grinder with AWESOME features, Uniform Grind Size, brewing from fine espresso to coarse French press, Polished stainless steel, Adjustable Grind Sizes – adjust with black knobe and Acrylic window to measure coffee grinded. Enjoy the taste of f freshly ground coffee with Manual Coffee Grinder –Mill.

Why You Should Buy Manual coffee Grinder – Mill?

  • If you are one of those persons who cannot start day with having a great cup of coffee then in this case best manual coffee grinder -Mill is a sort of product that you cannot do without. Many people start to get more and more interested in this type for many reasons. Some like it because it is so traditional and can be used when camping or trailing. However, below are more reasons manual coffee grinder –mill are considered as so vital in brewing fantastic coffee.

On the spot Grinding for Freshness

  • If seeds of caffeine are well roasted and all feasible precautions are taken throughout the process of manual grinding, then the end result will be always a spectacular aromatic cup of cappuccino. That also means that the ground packages which most of the folks buy for weeks from beverage outlets do not often provide the paramount outcome because of the lack of freshness of grounds. Thereby it is always great to grind beans right on the spot. This way everything will be nice and fresh and the product of such grinds would be simply lip smacking.

Burr Mechanism

  • Another incomparable advantage of utilizing these manual grinders is that virtually it comes with burr mechanism, so actually what is the big deal about such mechanism which is placed in non-automatic grinder? Well factually it is an extremely handy feature since it allows its users to grind seeds in amazingly uniform size which is nearly impracticable to achieve with the help of blade grinders. In fact, in case of these non-automatic grinders the users are also able to adjust various specifications of grinders depending on their preferences and specific taste so that they can make the best out of it!

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212 Fitness Resistance Band Set Review #DeluxeResistanceBands


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My husband and I have started a new weight loss journey. We are taking it one day at a time and fixing one vice at a time. I am done with soda and my husband is working his way to being done. The other thing we are tackling right now is getting in our exercise.

I think one thing people fail to realize is that it doesn’t cost much to get a good workout in and you don’t have to join a gym to do so. With just a few pieces of portable items you can be ready to go at any time. We have been using the 212 Fitness Resistance Band Set and are both in love with them. They are portable which means when we travel we just stick them in our luggage, and they are versatile because you can use them for arms, or legs. We also love the fact that each color is a different weight resistance. Meaning you might start off at a lighter weight but in no time you can progress and move up the ladder.

I saw some similar resistance bands in our local sporting goods store but the price was pretty steep. To top it off each piece was sold individually meaning it can get pricey FAST. The 212 Fitness Resistance Band Set is perfect for any fitness level and for just about any budget. There is no need to join a gym when a few pieces of inexpensive equipment can do the trick.

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Semi-Homemade Bacon Italian Dressing

The directions for this recipe certainly can’t get any easier. Place in a blender and blend. We were looking for a quick and easy salad dressing to have on our salads last night. I have gotten a little tired of the same old stuff so I decided to add a few ingredients together and see what I came up with. This dressing turned out great! It has a nice tangy flavor and it has bacon what more could you want?
 
Ingredients:
  • ½ Cup fat free Italian dressing (I used Kraft Zesty Fat Free)
  • 2 tbsp. low fat mayonnaise (I used Dukes Light)
  • 2 tbsp. bacon bits (I used Hormel)
Directions:
  1. Simple and Easy Add above ingredients to the blender
  2. Blend to a smooth consistency
  3. Serve at room temperature. 

Number of Servings: 6 (2 tbsp. per serving)

Nutritional Information:
  • 35 calories per serving
  • 2 carbs 
  • 2 grams of fat 
  • 1 protein
  • 1 sugar
*Nutritional information found on www.myfitnesspal.com this information will vary based on the products you use.*