Homemade Chicken Nuggets



Chicken nuggets were a staple in my life growing up, but by kids hate frozen chicken nuggets! I guess that it is kind of a blessing and a curse (a blessing because it isn’t good for them to eat such processed food, but a curse because it sure would be nice to throw some nuggets in the oven and have them ready in a matter of minutes). I saw this recipe a couple of years ago on local TV program, copied it down as fast as I could, and it ended up being a huge hit with my kids (and husband!)! And really, it is pretty quick to throw them together . . . once you try them, you’ll never go back.
{P.S. I sometimes will double the batch and freeze half of them so that I can pull them out on a busy night!}

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

3 cups corn flakes
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
pinch of pepper
1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup flour
2 large eggs, beaten

Directions:
-Cut chicken breasts into nugget-sized pieces. Set aside.
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.
-Put flakes in large plastic bag and crush to fine texture. Pour into medium-sized bowl. Add Parmesan cheese, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper to corn flakes.
-Place eggs in separate small bowl.
-Place flour in separate small bowl.
-To bread chicken, coat chicken piece in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in the egg, coat in corn flake mixture.
-Arrange chicken on prepared baking sheet til golden brown (about 12-15 minutes).

Looking for more chicken recipes? Here are a few of our favorites!
Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki Bowl
Slow Cooker Bacon Smothered Chicken
Classic Baked Garlic Chicken Recipe
Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Fajita Soup

You can now find the NUTRITION FACTS for all of Six Sisters’ Stuff’s recipes over on their new site, MY RECIPE MAGIC!

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there is a little “MAGIC” button below each picture.
Click on that to be taken to the recipe,
then click on the “NUTRITION” tab.
Not only will you see the nutrition facts, but you can also see the Weight Watchers Points
for each serving!

{You can check out that Grilled Pineapple Pork recipe and it’s nutrition info HERE.}

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Anthropologie Inspired Large Bead Chiffon Necklace

We shared this tutorial over at Pretty Life Anonymous last week . . . if you ever need help in the fashion department, that is the blog for you!! Those sisters are seriously so cute and have a GREAT eye for inexpensive fashion. Anyway, here is the tutorial we shared on their blog:
My inspiration came from this cute Anthropologie necklace that they were selling earlier this year.  I love, love, LOVE Anthropologie . . . but usually everything is out of our price range. However, this little necklace went on sale for $20, but even then I didn’t buy it because I knew that I could make it for less money. Way less money. Maybe even for free . . .


So here is what you need:

  • 5 to 7 chunky beads (I love the wood beads that Anthro used, but I was trying to make this using things around my house. I found these big beads on a necklace that my sister gave me.
  • Scrap piece of chiffon or sheer fabric (I was even thinking that you could make this necklace with some thick ribbon and it would be really cute too!)
  • Scissors



Step 1: I cut (well, actually I ripped because I liked the “unfinished edge” look) a piece of sheer fabric that was 3″ x 58″ long. I also ended up cutting off the selvage edge.


Step 2: Now you want to start with your middle bead and string it onto the piece of fabric. I realized that this sheer fabric is super hard to squeeze through a tiny bead hole, so I started looking around my house for something that I could use to push my fabric through. At first I found a skewer, but it was too fat to fit through the hole. And then . . . I found the perfect tool! This is one of the little tools that comes in an at-home hair highlighting kit (yes, I totally highlight my own hair . . . I am cheap like that!) to pull your hair through a cap. It worked perfectly!


Step 3: Once you string the bead on, tie a big loose knot on either side of it. In the Anthro original, I think that they tied a couple of knots between beads. You can do whatever you feel like. :)


Step 4:String a bead on either side of the first bead and tie more knots.


Step 5: I ended up only using 5 beads- you can use more if you would like to. Tie a knot after the last bead.


Step 6: Bring your two ends together and tie a bow (or tie a knot like I did).

Super easy – I finished the whole necklace in about 10 minutes!

Have a great day!
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Lemon Cool-Whip Crinkle Cookies


When I originally saw this recipe, I seriously didn’t think that it would work. Who would have thought that Cool-Whip could make such soft, light-weight cookies? This recipe is also incredibly versatile! I have made it using a Devil’s Food cake mix and they were equally delicious! I really think that you could substitute any flavor of cake mix and have it work just fine. I even used Lite Cool-Whip and they turned out awesome.
Side note: This dough is VERY sticky and hard to work with. Instead of using my hands to roll the cookie balls, I would scoop the dough using a spoon and plop it into a bowl of powdered sugar. From there I would use to spoon to roll it around in the sugar until it was totally coated, and then use my hands to make it a ball.
 
Recipe adapted from: Allrecipes
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. Beat together the whipped topping and eggs together. Add the lemon cake mix and continue to mix. Dough will be sticky.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls into a bowl of confectioners’ sugar and roll to coat. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets. Bake  for 9-11 minutes.  Cool on racks.
    Makes about 3 dozen cookies
    Here are more delicious cookies from Six Sisters:
    M&M Pudding Cookies
    Orange Creamsicle Cookies
    Santa Sugar Cookies
    Minty No Bake Cookies
    Caramel Oatmeal Cookies

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Mom’s Chicken and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups



My mom has been making these for as long as I can remember . . . they were one of my favorite meals growing up and now I have converted my kids to them. :)
I usually serve them with mashed potatoes and chicken gravy (pouring gravy over the roll-ups), but my kids love to eat them dipped in ketchup (yes, they definitely take after me. I am one of those people who loves ketchup with my ketchup! Ha ha!).
I know that everyone has their favorite roll-up or chicken pillow recipe . . . here is mine:

Mom’s Chicken and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
2 packages crescent rolls (in the fridge section of the store- my favorite are Pillsbury- the store-brands usually don’t roll-up as well!)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese (low fat works fine for these), softened
1-2 Tbsp chopped onion (depending on how much you like)
1 small can of mushrooms (you could also use fresh if you prefer those)
2 Tbsp margarine OR butter, melted
Directions:
Mix together cooked chicken, softened cream cheese, onion, mushrooms, and melted margarine.
Roll out your crescents, place a heaping spoonful of chicken mixture on wide-end of crescent and roll it up. Place on large cookie sheet (I use my largest jelly-roll pan). Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes (watch for the rolls to turn golden).
Makes 16 roll-ups.

Looking for more chicken recipes? Here are a few of our favorites!
Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki Bowl
Slow Cooker Bacon Smothered Chicken
Classic Baked Garlic Chicken Recipe
Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Fajita Soup

You can now find the NUTRITION FACTS for all of Six Sisters’ Stuff’s recipes over on their new site, MY RECIPE MAGIC!

Nutrition-Facts-on-Six-Sisters-Stuff

On Six Sisters’ Stuff (and many other bloggers’ sites),
there is a little “MAGIC” button below each picture.
Click on that to be taken to the recipe,
then click on the “NUTRITION” tab.
Not only will you see the nutrition facts, but you can also see the Weight Watchers Points
for each serving!

{You can check out that Grilled Pineapple Pork recipe and it’s nutrition info HERE.}

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Paparazzi Giveaway and an At-Home Job Opportunity!

I am so excited to introduce you to my friend, Brittney! I have known Brittney for years . . . she is seriously such a sweetheart and I am lucky to have her as a friend. Brittney and I are in the same boat . . . we are both stay-at-home moms who have made the sacrifice to be at home with our children at the expense of not having two incomes from working parents. I know that a lot of you are the same way. And it can be hard! However, Brittney recently introduced me to a company called Paparazzi. It is the perfect job for a stay-at-home mom or even a working mom who is looking to make a little bit of extra money (and with Christmas right around the corner, heaven knows we could all use some!). I know that there are a lot of companies out there who market their products to stay-at-home moms and I know for me, it’s a lot of pressure to go to my friend’s “parties” where they sell expensive items that I don’t have the money for. However, I love that all of Paparazzi’s items are $5. Only $5! Even on our one-person income, we can afford that! And with that, here is Brittney:
I am so pleased to have the opportunity to do a giveaway on Six Sisters Blog. Six Sisters Stuff is my favorite place to check when I need inspiration for dinner. I plan on being a frequent visitor for decorating ideas as soon as we close on our first real house next week.
Several weeks ago, I found myself in the middle of a dream come true. I was in a room full of jewelry and every piece was $5. It looked like the kind of accessories that cost $12.00 – $20.00 at the mall or Target. It was called Paparazzi and it was wonderful. I took a deep breath, gave myself a $30 limit and immediately went to work sifting through strikingly pretty necklaces, earrings, bracelets, hair clips and headbands. It very quickly became apparent that if I was going to stick to my spending limit, I was going to have to put several items back. So I did put a few back, and then conceded that I would spend $10 more than I had planned. I went home completely thrilled with my jewelry purchase.

Look how cute these earrings are! And yep- they are only $5!!!

Fast forward a couple of weeks to a summer fundraiser where I saw a sign advertising the same brand of $5 jewelry I had discovered earlier, and I made a beeline for the booth. As I got closer, I realized I knew the girl running it. As we caught up with each other, I found out one of the most exciting things going on in her life right now was her selling Paparazzi jewelry. She was making enough money to supplement her husband’s income and stay home with her baby boy. AND she had boxes of that beautiful $5 jewelry delivered to her doorstep on a regular basis.
I had never considered doing anything remotely similar to selling jewelry up to that point. I am a former 5th grade teacher who has tried to pull in a couple hundred dollars substitute teaching and tutoring a few days a month. But I did consider it all weekend… and the kicker was that my husband thought it was a fantastic idea. We couldn’t find anything wrong with it.
           

And so here I am. Let me tell you about my past week. Saturday morning I sat out under a gazebo tent in the front yard with my Paparazzi jewelry on display and made 62 sales with my little girl sitting next to me. Monday morning a woman who had visited my sale on Saturday and received multiple compliments on her jewelry called to see if she could come back and look at my inventory and made six more purchases. This morning before my daughter woke up, I went to a breakfast for budding business owners and sold 3 pieces of jewelry (pieces I had brought as examples for when I was introduced to the group) before 8:30 AM. I have a home sale tomorrow night and the night after that.   

   

Paparazzi thrives on open-house-style home sales. That’s where I was first introduced to the jewelry. What I love about the sales is how low pressure they are. People may walk in with a little bit of skepticism, but when they see the trendiness of the jewelry and how affordable it is, they are pleasantly surprised. Paparazzi sellers also can work as vendors at fairs, carnivals, and fundraisers. My first event was a rodeo in a small Idaho town.
My purpose in coming on here today is really just to let you know about this incredibly fun and exciting product. In addition to the giveaway, here is what I have to offer you:
For those in the Northern Utah area:
     

The opportunity to have a sale in your home. You earn at least three pieces of jewelry just for hosting a sale in your home… and possibly more. Contact me if you’re interested!

And for those in Northern Utah and the rest of the United States:
-       If you are looking for a way to pull in some extra money every month in a fun and pretty new and exciting way, and you can handle having a lovely box full of jewelry delivered to your porch every couple of weeks, I can get you started! I understand you may have several questions… and I am so happy to answer them. Please contact me. The Christmas season is coming and a GREAT time to

get started.

Best way to contact me? Send me an email! brittneycollado@gmail.com

What do I love most about selling Paparazzi jewelry? While the excitement I see from women who see the jewelry for the first time and how pleasantly surprised they are by the price is very rewarding, the best part for me is being able to stay home with my daughter AND make money in an enjoyable way all at the same time. I am in control of how busy I want to be with it.
GIVEAWAY TIME: 




Three Paparazzi items are up for grabs in this giveaway- a pair of earrings, a flower headband, and a necklace and earring set (these are some of the items that Paparazzi carries). That means 3 winners!! :) 

Here is how you enter:


1. Join Six Sister’s Stuff on Google Friend Connect (see that button that says “Join This Site” on the right side tool bar? Click on it!) and leave us a comment.
2. “Like” Six Sister’s Stuff on Facebook and leave us a comment.
3. “Like” Brittney’s Paparazzi Jewelry Facebook page and leave us a comment.

Giveaway starts today, August 29th and ends on Monday, September 5th. Winners will be chosen via random.org and announced on Tuesday, September 6th. 
Good luck!

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Monkey Muffins

I needed a quick breakfast we could to eat before we headed out to the lake on Saturday and these were perfect!  I made them the night before and reheated them the next morning before we left!  The best part is there is no mixing or stirring required!


(Recipe from The Pioneer Woman)
She also has step by step instructions that make it so easy to follow!

Ingredients

Leftover Bread Dough or Refrigerated Biscuit Dough, Cut Into Thirds. (I used biscuit dough and it turned out lovely and you don’t have to wait for it to rise!)
Butter
Sugar
Ground Cinnamon
Sweetened, Condensed Milk

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Add 1/2 teaspoon butter to muffin tins. Sprinkle in sugar and cinnamon.
Roll dough into walnut sized balls (or cut refrigerated biscuit dough into thirds). Place three into each muffin tin.
Top with 1/2 teaspoon butter. Sprinkle on more sugar and cinnamon.
Allow dough to rise, if applicable, or just go ahead and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
Remove from oven and immediately drizzle plenty of sweetened condensed milk over the top of each one. Be generous! Allow rolls to sit for a little while to absorb sweet, sticky milk.
Scoop out with a spoon and serve to hungry humans.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

I am one of those people who can’t resist cookie dough.  I cannot make a batch of cookies without eating a good baker’s dozen worth of cookie dough!  It is a terrible addiction.  I knew when I saw this recipe from Jewel Bakes that I had to try it out and boy was it worth it!


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip:

Ingredients:
½ c butter
¼ c brown sugar, slightly packed
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
8 oz. cream cheese , room temperature
½ c confectioners’ sugar
1 c mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
In a medium saucepan melt the butter and brown sugar. Whisk together over medium-high heat until sugar has dissolved, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract. Set aside and let cool, if you’re in a hurry stick in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
In the meantime cream together the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in the butter/sugar mixture. Beat on medium-high until the mixture is combined and not separated. It may take up to 5 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Recommended to Serve with Graham crackers, vanilla wafers, animal crackers.

(We served ours with strawberries, bananas, vanilla wafers and brownies bites. Yes, brownies bites dipped in cookie dough.  Pure bliss!)

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