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How to make BAKED CHICKEN NUGGETS a health dinner your kids will eat right up, #Chicken, #Healthy, #Baked, #recipeBaked Chicken Nuggets ~ How to make in 30 minutes or less!

My kids all love chicken nuggets, they love to dip them, eat em and ask for more.  I on the other hand have a hard time with most brands of chicken nuggets… so instead we make our own.  They are whole pieces of chicken, moist, full of flavor and only take a few minutes to make.  Prep and cooking time, you can be done in less than 30 minutes! Once you make these your kids will never asked for the boxed nuggets again.

 

How to make BAKED CHICKEN NUGGETS a health dinner your kids will eat right up, #Chicken, #Healthy, #Baked, #recipe

You will need:

 

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix (dry)
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 cube butter (melted)

 

 

How to make BAKED CHICKEN NUGGETS a health dinner your kids will eat right up, #Chicken, #Healthy, #Baked, #recipeCut your chicken breast in half (length wise) then cut into one inch cubes all the way down.  Three large chicken breast can be diced and ready to go in less than 60 seconds with this method.

How to make BAKED CHICKEN NUGGETS a health dinner your kids will eat right up, #Chicken, #Healthy, #Baked, #recipe Melt the cube of butter into a bowl and put cubed chicken into the butter.

In another bowl combine the crushed corn flakes, ranch dressing mix (dry) and parmesan cheese. Take the chicken cubes out of the butter and roll them into the corn flake mixture and set them on a baking sheet. If you like a thicker coating you can PRESS the chicken into to corn flakes and this will create a thicker crust.  Leave a little bit of room between the chicken for even cooking.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 16-18 minutes till chicken is cooked (cook to 170 degrees).  Enjoy!

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Baked Chicken Nuggets ~ How to make in 30 minutes or less! #Chicken #DinnerIdea

Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix dry
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 cube butter melted

Instructions

  1. Cut your chicken breast in half (length wise) then cut into one inch cubes all the way down. Three large chicken breast can be diced and ready to go in less than 60 seconds with this method.
  2. Melt the cube of butter into a bowl and put cubed chicken into the butter.
  3. In another bowl combine the crushed corn flakes, ranch dressing mix (dry) and parmesan cheese. Take the chicken cubes out of the butter and roll them into the corn flake mixture and set them on a baking sheet. If you like a thicker coating you can PRESS the chicken into to corn flakes and this will create a thicker crust. Leave a little bit of room between the chicken for even cooking. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 16-18 minutes till chicken is cooked (cook to 170 degrees). Enjoy!

 

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Green Tomato Recipe for Salsa Verde ~ What to do with Green Tomatoes

Green Tomato Salsa Verde, it is the EASIEST SALSA you will ever make! What to do with Green Tomatoes, Recipes for Green Tomatoes, Canning or Canned recipe

Green Tomato Salsa Verde Recipe

I was at the park with my friend last week and we were talking about our gardens. I told her that I had just got done canning red salsa but ran out of tomatoes.  She then told me about her Salsa Verde recipe that she makes with GREEN TOMATOES?  I had never heard of such a thing, but she assured me it was amazing and super easy to make.  I know I was skeptical about making Green Tomato Raspberry Jelly and that turned out amazing so I decided to try this new Salsa Verde recipe too.Green Tomato Salsa Verde, it is the EASIEST SALSA you will ever make! What to do with Green Tomatoes, Recipes for Green Tomatoes, Canning or Canned recipe, how to cut the tomatoes

To make this recipe you will need:

  • 10 lbs of green tomatoes (about 20 cups chopped)
  • 5-8 Jalapeno Peppers depends how hot you want it (take the seeds and ribs out)
  • 9 large bell peppers ( I used 6 red and 3 green, since that is what was in my garden)
  • 2 large yellow onions (or 3 medium)
  • 2 cups Cilantro (one LARGE bunch or two smaller ones)
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • Recipe makes 4 quarts or 12 pints

You will also need:

15 Quart stock pot

Blender or Food Processor  

You can freeze the salsa or can it (I recommend canning it) All you need is a water bath canner , Canning kitjars and lids and rings.

Green Tomato Salsa Verde, it is the EASIEST SALSA you will ever make! What to do with Green Tomatoes, Recipes for Green Tomatoes, Canning or Canned recipe

Start off by washing all your veggies.

Cut the green stem off the top of your tomatoes ( you can keep the skin on), quarter them and coarsely chop in blender or food processor.  If you want really chunky salsa you can chop by hand. But I love the how easy it is to toss them in the blender.  I was able to blend everything (tomatoes, peppers, onions cilantro). The peppers do need to have some liquid with them in order to chop, so I just added some of the tomato puree.

Combine chopped veggies (tomatoes, peppers, onions, cilantro, garlic) to a your large stock pot.  Add all other ingredients and mix well.

Turn heat to high, once it starts to boil turn to medium/ low so it can simmer.  Tomatoes will scorch if you  don’t stir them enough or if the temperature is too hot.

Once it reaches a boil, turn heat down to simmer and cook uncovered for 25 minutes, stir often.

While this cooking prepare your canning jars. Jars need to be warm and clean, (warm so when you put the hot salsa in them they don’t crack). I heat mine by putting them in the dishwasher on “sanitize” setting.

Pour the hot salsa into prepared jars,  a ladle and a canning funnel make this process much easier.  Fill jar, but leave  1/2 inch space at the top of the jar.

Use a clean towel to wipe down rims of the jars, put new lids (warm) and rings on top, and hand tighten the rings.

Place in water bath, with the water level covering the jars at least 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and boil set timer for 15 minutes for quarts or 10 minutes for pints.

 After timer goes off turn off  heat, let sit for 3-5 minutes before removing them. Remove jars from canner and allow to  cool to room temperature.   Check seals once cooled, they should be firm and no longer click. Any jars that did not seal need to be stored in the refrigerator. Should stay good up to 3 weeks.  Sealed jars will stay good for a year.

Green Tomato Salsa Verde, it is the EASIEST SALSA you will ever make! What to do with Green Tomatoes, Recipes for Green Tomatoes, Canning or Canned recipe

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Green Tomato Recipe for Salsa Verde ~ What to do with Green Tomatoes

Green Tomato Salsa Verde Recipe I was at the park with my friend last week and we were talking about our gardens. I told her that I had just got done canning red salsa but ran out of tomatoes.  She then told me about her Salsa Verde recipe that she makes with GREEN TOMATOES?  I had never heard of such a thing, but she assured me it was amazing and super easy to make.  I know I was skeptical about making Green Tomato Raspberry Jelly and that turned out amazing so I decided to try this new Salsa Verde recipe too.
Servings 5 quarts or 12 pints

Ingredients

  • To make this recipe you will need:
  • 10 lbs of green tomatoes about 20 cups chopped
  • 5-8 Jalapeno Peppers depends how hot you want it take the seeds and ribs out
  • 9 large bell peppers I used 6 red and 3 green, since that is what was in my garden
  • 2 large yellow onions or 3 medium
  • 2 cups Cilantro one LARGE bunch or two smaller ones
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • Recipe makes 4 quarts or 12 pints
  • You will also need:
  • 15 Quart stock pot
  • Blender
  • or
  • Food Processor
  • You can freeze the salsa or can it I recommend canning it All you need is a
  • water bath canner Canning kit ,jars and lids and rings.

Instructions

  1. Start off by washing all your veggies.
  2. Cut the green stem off the top of your tomatoes ( you can keep the skin on), quarter them and coarsely chop in blender or food processor.  If you want really chunky salsa you can chop by hand. But I love the how easy it is to toss them in the blender.  I was able to blend everything (tomatoes, peppers, onions cilantro). The peppers do need to have some liquid with them in order to chop, so I just added some of the tomato puree.
  3. Combine chopped veggies (tomatoes, peppers, onions, cilantro, garlic) to a your large stock pot.  Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  4. Turn heat to high, once it starts to boil turn to medium/ low so it can simmer.  Tomatoes will scorch if you  don't stir them enough or if the temperature is too hot.
  5. Once it reaches a boil, turn heat down to simmer and cook uncovered for 25 minutes, stir often.
  6. While this cooking prepare your canning jars. Jars need to be warm and clean, (warm so when you put the hot salsa in them they don't crack). I heat mine by putting them in the dishwasher on "sanitize" setting.
  7. Pour the hot salsa into prepared jars,  a ladle and a
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  9. l make this process much easier.  Fill jar, but leave  1/2 inch space at the top of the jar.
  10. Use a clean towel to wipe down rims of the jars, put new lids (warm) and rings on top, and hand tighten the rings.
  11. Place in water bath, with the water level covering the jars at least 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and boil set timer for 15 minutes for quarts or 10 minutes for pints.
  12. After timer goes off turn off  heat, let sit for 3-5 minutes before removing them. Remove jars from canner and allow to  cool to room temperature.   Check seals once cooled, they should be firm and no longer click. Any jars that did not seal need to be stored in the refrigerator. Should stay good up to 3 weeks.  Sealed jars will stay good for a year.
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Frozen Party Idea ~ Blue Jello Cake #Frozen

 

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FROZEN party ideas ~ Blue Jello Cake Recipe

If you have never had Jello cake then you have got to try it! It is so good, I know it sounds a little strange but just trust me… you will love it.  Bake your cake as normal (we just use the box mix because it is the easiest).  Allow your cake to cool, use a wooden spoon and poke holes into your cake.  Next take 2 small boxes of jello powder, mix them with 2  1/2 cups of hot water. Once they are well mixed pour the jello mixture over the cake, try to fill the holes if you can.

Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Before you serve it, frost with an 8 oz cool whip.

How to make Jello Cake, I know it sounds strange but it is SO GOOD and so moist, you will love it

 

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Frozen Party Idea ~ Blue Jello Cake #Frozen

Frozen Cake made into a JELLO Cake with whip cream
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Box White or Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Whip Cream 8oz tub
  • JELLO 2 boxes
  • 2 1/2 cups Hot Water

Instructions

  1. Bake your box cake as normal (we just use the box mix because it is the easiest). Allow your cake to cool, use a wooden spoon and poke holes into your cake. Next take 2 small boxes of jello powder, mix them with 2 1/2 cups of hot water. Once they are well mixed pour the jello mixture over the cake, try to fill the holes if you can.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Before you serve it, frost with an 8 oz cool whip.

 

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How to Make Your Own Bath Bomb

Bath Bomb with Essential Oils

 

Bath Bombs recipe with essential oilsThere is nothing, well almost nothing more relaxing than taking a long hot soak. My husband recently installed a jacuzzi tub in our master bath. At first I really didn’t think I would like it at all. I’m not that into baths. In fact my husband had to fill the tub for me and convinced me to get in. Taking a bath is one thing, but taking a bath with bubbles and with a bath bomb is just awesome. I’m pretty sure its the combination of the jacuzzi and the bath bomb, but it could’ve been the fact that the kids were somewhere else being taken care of by my hubby. Having no worries when you take a relaxing bath is in my opinion the best thing – total relaxment!

Recently I came across this awesome recipe on how to make your own bath bomb. Sure you can buy your own bath bombs. But do you really want something fizzing away under you and not knowing what is in it? Making your own is the safest bet to guarantee that there are no crazy chemicals in it that you need someone help you pronounce them. It also saves you a ton of money too! You can make natural and safe Bath Bombs for a small fraction of what you could buy them for! And it takes no time at all to make them, and just let them dry overnight to harden up is the only thing.

Save money and make your own Bath Bombs with your own fragrance from natural essential oils. With essential oils you can make a bath bomb for exactly what you need it for. make one for when you are sick, or a relaxing one that will help you sleep. You can even make one for a good pick me up with a clean crisp aroma. Make your own Bath Bomb ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Baking Soda for your skin and the bath water
  • 4 ounces Cream of Tartar
  • 4 ounces Corn Starch
  • 4 ounces Epsom Salts
  • 3/4 tsp. Water
  • 2 tsp. Essential Oil for scent ( Lavender )
  • 2 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • Food coloring if you want colored bombs (Purple)
  • A decoration, like dried flowers, non-toxic glitter, or sugar cake decorations.
  • A small mini muffin pan

Procedure:

Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (salt, baking soda, cornstarch and cream of tartar)

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In a separate small bowl, mix water, oil, and food coloring

Now go ahead and mix wet and dry

make your own bath bomb with essential oils

At this point, your mixture should resemble wet sand. Adding the food coloring helps you figure out if it’s well-mixed, an even color means a good mix. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add water a few drops at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Tightly pack it down into your mold

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Let dry 24 hours

I recommend not removing from the mold until the mixture is completely dry. However, depending on your mold shape, you may have success with early removal so you can reuse the molds more quickly. Cupcake and Flat shapes work great removing them from the mold early.

How to make Bath Bomb with essential oils easy recipe

 

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How to make your own Bath Bomb

How to make a great smelling Bath Bomb, that also moisturizes your skin with all natural coconut oil.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Baking Soda for your skin and the bath water
  • 4 ounces Cream of Tartar
  • 4 ounces Corn Starch
  • 4 ounces Epsom Salts
  • 3/4 tsp. Water
  • 2 tsp. Essential Oil for scent Lavender
  • 2 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • Food coloring if you want colored bombs Purple
  • A decoration like dried flowers, non-toxic glitter, or sugar cake decorations.
  • A small mini muffin pan

Instructions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (salt, baking soda, cornstarch and cream of tartar)
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix water, oil, and food coloring
  3. Now go ahead and mix wet and dry
  4. At this point, your mixture should resemble wet sand. Adding the food coloring helps you figure out if it’s well-mixed, an even color means a good mix. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add water a few drops at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Tightly pack it down into your mold
  6. Let it dry 24 hours
  7. I recommend not removing from the mold until the mixture is completely dry. However, depending on your mold shape, you may have success with early removal so you can reuse the molds more quickly. Cupcake and Flat shapes work great removing them from the mold early.

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