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Recipe: Cheesy Crockpot Mexican Chicken

I got another delicious recipe from the beautiful Ruthie Hart…  She doesn’t disappoint and we obviously have similar taste!  🙂  Try this, I promise you’ll love it and it’s the easiest yet tastiest thing ever!  We served it in a warm tortilla burrito style and the boys were happy we had leftovers for lunch the next day!!!  Thanks, girly!!!  🙂 xo




Cheesy Crockpot Mexican Chicken

4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts (raw)
1 16oz jar of salsa
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 8oz. block of cream cheese
1. Put all ingredients MINUS the cream cheese into the crock pot and mix well
2. Cook on low for 6 hours stirring occasionally and shredded chicken as it cooks
3. 30 minutes before you are ready to eat, drop the block of cream cheese into the crock pot. It will melt pretty quickly but make sure you stir it all in
Serve warm in tortillas or over tortilla chips. Enjoy!
I forgot to take pictures after I served it because we gobbled it so fast!  LOL 😉

6 Ways To Build Up Our Husbands



Last night I noticed a little water on the kitchen floor by the sink, which is par for the course considering that most days Nathaniel spills far more than he drinks. But when I noticed a bulging box of Cascade under the sink this afternoon and another puddle of water beneath my feet I knew we had a leak somewhere that had to be fixed.It wasn’t too serious, but enough of a drip that I stood on towels to wash dishes and changed my socks once or twice.The sound of Michael tinkering in the kitchen after dinner was music to my ears. I wondered if he might be too tired or too busy to get to it this evening, but since we both know that water can cause permanent damage if it’s left to soak, he wanted to get it repaired right away.Looking at the scriptures I’m reminded of yet another damaging drip–a contentious woman.

A continual dripping on a very rainy day
And a contentious woman are alike;
~ Proverbs 27:15

Contention appears in a number of ways including opposing, nagging, arguing, challenging, belittling, and competing. And why do we do it? Because somehow we think that by nagging him we’re encouraging our husbands to be a better person.

It seems to makes sense at the time, but the truth is that many of our husbands–and many wives for that matter–have fragile egos that should be handled with care and respect.

In the same way that a leaky faucet can cause permanent damage, our words if left unchecked can damage our relationships and cause cause resentment to grow. I can’t imagine what the state of my kitchen would be if we let that faucet leak for 10 years, but in some marriages that’s what’s happening. Sometimes the damage appears surmountable. Giving up–they walk away.

If this problem is going on in our marriage, we need to get in there and immediately start to make changes that work to build up our husbands rather than tearing them down. Certainly it takes the work of two people to form a strong marriage bond, butmy advice to you is that we concentrate on our share of the work and leave them to do theirs.

Here are six ways we can start building up our husbands today:

  1. Listen to what he has to say so that you will recognize what’s on his heart.
  2. Make an effort to be as cheerful as you were when you were engaged to be married.
  3. Ignore his faults and focus on his strong points by taking note of them.
  4. Compliment him for the way that he looks and the good things that he does like working hard for the family.
  5. See him for who he is, not who you want him to be.
  6. Be slow to anger. Relay your frustration with love, respect, and a cool head.



Blog post taken from Time Warp Wife

Scripture Sunday

Recipe: Apple Crescents

I decided to attempt dessert the other night by searching around the fridge for things and it was the weekend and time to go grocery shopping so we didn’t have a whole lot to work with… I got crafty and came up with a simple yet delicious treat that my boys have now asked me for every single day this week… INCLUDING MY HUSBAND!! Needless to say, it was a winner and I’ll be making them again today!  They are nothing fancy or pretty, but they are a delight! 🙂


Laura’s Apple Crescents

1 can of crescent rolls
1 large apple (any kind you have)
butter, unsalted

Grab two triangles of the crescent rolls and smoosh the dotted lines together to form into one rectangular crescent.
Do this until you have used them all forming four total rectangles.
Dice up your  apple into small pieces and distribute them evenly into the center of each crescent rectangle.
I already have a container of cinnamon and sugar mixed so I sprinkled it on top of each pile of apples and then added a dash of just cinnamon on top of that.
Next I cut a slice of butter and put it on top of the apple and pinched the corners and top together so all of the goodness is tucked inside
Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15, depending on your oven!


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Recipe: ‘Overnight’ Baked French Toast

I made this delicious treat for dinner on Tuesday night and it was a HUGE hit!!  It’s obviously a breakfast or a brunch dish but we love breakfast for dinner in our family so instead of putting it together in the evening and let it sit in the fridge all night, I put it together in the morning before work and voila, it was ready to pop in the oven to bake when I got home!  Next time I think I’m going to make a delicious bananas foster sauce to pour over it (per my hubby’s request) 🙂  So here you go…  You’re welcome in advance!!  This is one recipe that will stay in your index!!


‘Overnight’ Baked French Toast

Butter for greasing the baking dish
4 cups of milk
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more for serving
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large loaf challah bread

Grease a 13×9 inch baking dish with butter
Place milk, eggs, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl and whisk to mix well.  Set milk mixture aside.
Arrange half of the slices of bread in the prepared baking dish, cutting the bread so that it fits in a solid layer.  Pour half of the milk mixture over the bread.
repeat, creating a second layer of bread and then pouring the rest of the milk mixture on top.  Lightly press the bread down into the liquid.
Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (8-12 hours)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Uncover the baking dish and bake the french toast (uncovered) until it is puffed and golden, 30-35 minutes.
Let it sit for 5 minutes to firm up and then cut into squares and serve hot with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and/or confectioners sugar.





Just some pictures… :)

Just a few pictures we’ve taken in the past week or two…  We are such a goofy family and always have so much fun together!  🙂  And notice how in every picture Coop has to make silly face…  smh















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