Saffron Chicken Skillet

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Saffron is a spice that I have never cooked with until recently. I've had saffron chicken before, but I have never attempted to make my own version. What I created may not be a true saffron chicken, but it worked for us. It tastes amazing and the best part is, you can make it all in one skillet! I can have this saffron chicken skillet ready to serve in about 30 minutes. Quick and easy dinner, with little clean up. What you will need: 3 boneless. skinless chicken breasts; diced 2 Tbsp. oil salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp. each) 1 medium onion; chopped 1 cup frozen peas 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1 Tsp. saffron 1 cup Uncle Ben's Roasted Chicken & Wild rice (the 10 minute rice) In a large skillet add in oil and brown the diced chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Add the saffron to the chicken stock and set aside. Once the chicken is browned, add in the peas and onions and saute with the chicken for about 7 minutes or until the onions are … [Continue reading]

Spring Film

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Shot with a Canon Av-1 - 50mm f/1.8 and a 24mm f/3.5 Film: Fujifilm - 400ASA Locations: Osoyoos, BC : Princeton, BC : Vancouver, BC … [Continue reading]

Swedish Meatballs

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When I was pregnant with Graham, Chris and I would take weekly trips to Ikea for dinner. This was at a time where James was not a picky eater - and would happily chow down on mashed potatoes and their Swedish meatballs. So, when the craving hit for Swedish meatballs, I went to work. I really had no idea what made these meatballs Swedish, and I still don't, but I took a page from Jocooks.com and tweaked her recipe a little, to what I had in my own kitchen. The end result - everyone in the house loved them. I will making these again! What you will need: Meatballs: 2 slices of whole wheat bread; ripped into small bits 1/3 cup milk 1 medium onion; diced small 2 Tbsp. butter 1 lb ground pork 1 lb ground beef 2 egg yolks 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. oil Gravy: 6 Tbsp. butter 1/3 cup flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 4 cups beef stock 1/2 cup heavy cream Take the bread and place in a small dish. Add the milk and … [Continue reading]

Twenty Nine Weeks of Snapshot Sunday

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Hello! and welcome to week twenty nine of Snapshot Sunday. I am officially in vacation mode. We are spending some much needed time away - at our happy place. If you would like to follow along on our vacation, you can check me out on Instagram!  There I will be posting a whole bunch of photos! This week was kind of all over the place. I was ridiculously busy getting work done. Not just blog work, but house work as well. I had to clean. and get laundry done. Chris and I had a mid week date night - and you know how it is. Life can get crazy! I am missing Saturday's photo - so it will be in the bunch next week, once I get home. Here we are, twenty nine weeks of Snapshot Sunday. 07/19/15 The things kids find entertaining.. then again, if I had a sheet of bubble wrap, I would be doing the same thing! This little guy sat there for a good 20 minutes.   07/20/15 Saffron Chicken Skillet - coming this week!   07/21/15 I did something I have … [Continue reading]

Classic or Bold? What’s your Club House Flavour?

What's your Club House Flavour

When it comes to my cooking style, I would say I'm a little bit bold, but I throw in a little classic twist. Buttered, salted popcorn? No way - in our house I serve candied almond chipotle popcorn. … [Continue reading]

Sweet Tea

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I can remember the first time I ever tasted sweet tea. I was 13, sitting in a Georgia truck stop with my Dad. It was one of those all you can eat buffet places. It was stupidly hot, and muggy (I mean … [Continue reading]

Homemade Red Sauce

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I've attempted this sauce once before and it was an epic fail. I'm not a huge fan of red sauces anyways, so I usually buy the jarred stuff. I had a bunch of tomatoes that I needed to use up, so I … [Continue reading]

Twenty Eight Weeks

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Another week down - July is flying by! Next week there may or may not be a week twenty nine. But I will try my best to get something up. I will be in vacation mode come Saturday, and I am totally … [Continue reading]

Mom’s Macaroni Salad

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I am not a fan of store bought macaroni salad. To be perfectly honest, it grosses me out - blah! I'm actually not a huge fan of it in general with one exception... my mother's macaroni salad. Now that … [Continue reading]

Wordless Wednesday: Vintage Black and White

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You know I can't truly do a Wordless Wednesday - I always have something to say. This small collection puts a smile on my face. I decided to keep a theme going with the edits - a vintage black and … [Continue reading]