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earrings and an easy recipe (that tastes hard!)

May 20th | older posts

Here are a few pairs of fun earrings. If you’d like a pair, either post a comment or email me and I will mark it sold. I’m shipping a batch of orders tomorrow and I can send it out then if you’d like! I’m going to do free shipping on these items!

Silver-plated filigree with a cream freshwater pearl. Filgree is about 1″ square. These have a great vintage feel! SOLD


So fun! This stone is strawberry quartz hung from a large sterling link. Total length of earring is about 2″ $15


This pair has copper filigree with five bronze freshwater pearls dangling from each earring. Fun and chunky–great with jeans or a sundress! SOLD


I love this pair for summer-large open mother of pearl shell hangs from a silver freshwater pearl. Length from ear is about 2.5″ SOLD

Okay here’s my favorite EASY recipe. It’s definitely a favorite from my childhood. It might sound wierd, but give it a chance!

Savory Cranberry Chicken

In a bowl mix together–One can WHOLE cranberry sauce, one packet Lipton onion soup mix and, one bottle of french dressing.
Pour over 8-10 frozen chicken tenders. (i put olive oil in the bottom of my baking dish to keep the chicken tender). Bake until cooked through (about 30-40 minutes. Serve with rice, salad and rolls.
Also a great crock pot dish!!

Leave us comment and tell us your favorite easy recipe!

17 Responses

  1. michele says:

    I can testify that this cranberry chicken recipe is AMAZING! Love it with white rice. Everytime I make it people think it is soooo good (except for Greg, but what does he like?)

  2. lisa says:

    Were there any buttons nearby when he tried it? For those of you who don’t know Greg–he doesn’t like buttons :)

  3. Ellen says:

    Yes, cranberry chicken is good. We should start a spin-off blog for easy recipes that taste hard. BBQ pork, Yoshida’s tritip…

  4. Kristen Borland says:

    i totally want to try this one. thanks for posting a recipe. i get in such rutts (sp?), and i totally want easy recipes.

  5. erika says:

    Thank You! What a good sport. I’m shameless, I know. BUT, I think it’s only fair to have you over to try the recipe. (At least we know it’s something you like if I make it correctly.) And Brianna, you come on over too now that I know you share my dinner anxiety :)

  6. Brianna Heldt says:

    I’m there Erika! Glad to know I’m not the only nervous chef out there!

  7. Karyn says:

    Lisa and Chrissy,
    The cranberry chicken recipe reminds me of our old recipe club days. I’ve made that dish many times since. I always looked forward to our meetings at Starbucks. Love to you both!

  8. Brianna Heldt says:

    Kevin and I really enjoy Thai food (any ethnic food really.) Trader Joe’s carries a few different types of Thai sauce–green curry, yellow curry, and red curry. I just stir-fry cut up raw chicken breast and broccoli, then add a jar of sauce and simmer it awhile. I serve it over white rice. Such an easy, flavorful meal!!! (I’m going to try that chicken recipe!)

  9. Ellen says:

    Brianna–thanks for that easy thai recipe. I’m going to try that! Here’s one for you. Yoshida’s gourmet sauce (sold in the BBQ aisle) and a tritip roast. Put about the roast and about an inch of Yoshida’s in the crockpot. Yum!

  10. lindsey says:

    pulled pork sandwiches: crock pot meal, get 2 pork tenderloins (i get mine at costco), and one bottle bbq sauce (try not to go too sweet, it can be overpowering). put meat and sauce in pot in the morning and cook on low until dinner time. the pork with just fall apart. scoop onto french rolls. easy peasy!

  11. erika says:

    I love all the recipes!

    I know Pot Pie might be a little too “home cooking” for many, but the whole recipe is made from a can and a frozen pie crust, so we like it.

    Combine in bowl…
    2 cans mixed veggies(I use Veg All brand)
    1 can cooked chicken
    1 can cream of mushroom soup

    Fit one half of a store bought frozen pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan (most come with this already)

    Pour vegetable mixture into pie crust.

    Top with remaining half of pie crust, and crimp edges to seal. Prick top with a fork.(This is easier to do when the pie has been in oven for just a little bit of time and the crust is softer.)

    Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or so.

    Lindsey, want to come over for pulled pork sandwiches?

  12. Carrie Borsgard says:

    totally bummed that those first fillagree earrings got snatched up. If they hadn’t I would have been all over them! oh well, maybe next time…

  13. Brianna Heldt says:

    Ellen that sounds yummy! I’m going to try that next time I get to the store!

    Lindsey, I LOVE pulled pork sandwiches. (Anything you can make in a crockpot is so nice and convenient! And Erika, I really like homemade potpies. Where in the store is canned cooked chicken?)

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’ve got a slightly different version of this recipe. Instead of French dressing, try it with a bottle of Russian dressing. It’s really good! I’m no cook and had someone tell me it tasted gourmet! We call it “Russian Chicken”.

    June Bowlin – Who just wanted to thank Lisa for the awesome Mother’s Day necklace she made for my mom but decided she had to offer her russian chicken recipe too!

  15. Lara says:

    I really like the idea of creating a joint blog that we can post recipes on. I also love easy dinners that taste restraunt quality. I have some recipes I’d like to share.

  16. lisa Lara Ellen says:

    June, that version sounds yummy, I’ll have to try it! So glad you liked the necklace!!

  17. This recipe is from my mom who got it from my aunt. (It’s probably out there on the internet somewhere.) It seriously takes 3-5 minutes to pull everything out of your pantry and refrigerator and put them in the crockpot. When you come home, make the rice and your husband will swear you spent a lot more time on it. Mix leftovers with rice and enjoy for the next few days. It’s gets even better!

    Southwestern Chicken in Crockpot

    1 can corn, drained
    1 can beans (black, canellini, kidney), drained
    4 chicken breasts, tenders or fillets, thawed
    about 1.5 cups salsa

    Combine corn, beans and 1/2 cup salsa in bottom of crockpot. Place chicken on top and pour remaining salsa over chicken.

    Cook on high 3-4 hours or on low 7-8 hours.
    Serve over rice and top with a dollop of Daisy (sour cream). Delicious!!!

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