Showing posts from September, 2014

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This has become a favorite in our house. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical the first time I made this. My husband's favorite dish is Chicken Parmesan. What was I thinking trying to pull off some impostor Chicken Parmesan casserole thing? We sat down at the table to eat. I announced I was trying a new spin on an old favorite. The Mister looked at me with excitement and just a pinch of skepticism.  I held my breath as he dove his fork into the casserole. Well?, I said. "This is great!" exclaimed the Mister and the rest is history. This delicious, quick and easy meal has become a go to. I  even cut a few calories by using lower fat or part skim cheese. Every little bit helps, right?

So take note, because this is going to be a winner in your house.

2-3 chicken breast cubed
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tbsp of olive oil
2 cups marinara sauce (this may vary depending on how much sauce you like and how much chicken you use)
Parmesan cheese (sprinkled to taste)
1 cup…

Life Hack- What to do with hanging blind cords???

{This is NOT a sponsored post, just my opinion, based on my experiences.}

We have a lot of windows in our house.  I love the natural light it gives, especially in our kitchen nook. This particular set of windows happens to be a favorite with the boys. The height of the window is just perfect for their peering little eyes. What stinks about these windows is that the blinds are typically open, which means the blind cords hang extra long. Long enough for a little boy to play with, tug on and try to pull off the wall! Not to mention, probably some sort of choking hazard.

In an effort to keep my blinds on the windows and the boys safe; I needed to find a solution fast. And I did! The good news is that it was a quick and cheap fix. Super cheap because I happen to have a package of Command Clear mini hooks on hand. If you haven't used Command hooks before, you're missing out! They're great because you don't have to put holes in your walls and they're easy to remove. I use…