Friday, October 5, 2012

Bacon Chicken Poppers

The other weekend we had plans to watch the Michigan vs. Notre Dame football game at our friends Holly and Brandon's house so naturally I wanted to make a snack that was healthy but still scrumptious all at the same time! I found these Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites and decided they were the perfect thing to make. With only three ingredients {well four if you count the tooth picks which I forgot...} these should be super easy and affordable.

The recipe calls for using toothpicks, which as I mentioned earlier I forgot.... This made the process of making these a lot more difficult.... Thankfully, I had skewers on hand from making shish kabobs a while back so I made those work. Because the bacon chicken poppers were so close together on the skewers, rather then being on their own individual tooth pick, it took much longer for these to cook in the oven. However, if you plan to make these, buy toothpicks and you'll be just fine! I served these with duck sauce and they were truly amazing! :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Parmesan Corn Muffins

I have never been a fan of corn bread, like at all. It's always dry and flaky, yuck…. Tom, however, loves corn bread so when I found this recipe for Parmesan Corn Muffins I figured I should give this whole corn bread thing one last try…. Verdict: I'm in love! These muffins were moist and cheesy with a splash of yummy corniness {if that’s even makes sense..}. 

They have another variation of these muffins containing bacon, onion and cheddar that I have to try! Look for the post soon!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Big Bag Heaven

Big purses are the best! I tend to carry everything and {not but} the kitchen sink in my purse so the bigger the better! A big leather bag is a definite Fall must-have. I like to wear them with super skinny jeans and big sweaters {like the first two pictures below} or you can work it like the Olsens!

[Pictures #1 and #2 taken from here; Picture #3 from here]

Below is a collage of BIG purses I've found on some of my favorite shopping websites which are super fabulous! Check 'em out!

1. Modern Deco Bag - Ruche [$52.99]
2. Wingate Satchel - Free People [$108]
3. Desert Bloom Bag - Ruche [$59.99]
4. Antik Leather Combined Bowling Bag - Zara [$89.90]
5. Samantha Tassel Satchel - Ruche [$54.99]
6. Bowling Bag with Metallic Ornament on Handles - Zara [$89.90]
7. Kimchi Blue Doctor Weekender Bag - Urban Outfitters [$99]
8. City Messenger Bag - Zara [$49.90]
9. Brompton Mini-Hobo - JCrew [$258]

I just bought #8 a couple days ago and I'm so ready for it to come in the mail!! Hope y'all have a great Tuesday! :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Grilled Chicken Florentine Pasta

Tom and I have this charming little porch at our new apartment which we love! However, it isn’t big enough for a huge grill so Tom’s parents bought us this awesome portable grill top which works flawlessly on our porch without taking up too much space! I found this Grilled Chicken Florentine Pasta in one of my Cooking Light issues and it sounded very tasty plus gave me {…. Tom} a reason to use the grill! I followed this recipe exactly down to every ingredient and direction. Best part about this pasta is that you get the whole creamy sauce effect without an exorbitant amount of calories. It was very good, not to-die-for but still super yummy!