Glimpses of Christmas

December 31, 2011

Christmas Eve at my parents' house

Harry enjoying one of his *many* new toys

My new toy, a Michael Kors watch.

Goodies for B to take to work, poppy seed bread & rolo cookies

Jolly Holiday Lights

Dinner at the Radish

All of the lovely cards we received

Under our Christmas tree

B's fave gift, Templeton Rye

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings

December 19, 2011

I found THE BEST chicken and dumplings recipe on Pinterest. It is also extremely easy and made in a crock pot. We tried this a couple of Sundays ago and it's our new favorite. 

Add your chicken breasts (I used 3), butter, cream of chicken soup, and chicken broth to the crock pot. I seasoned everything with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on High for 4-6 hours. (I cooked mine for 6)

Cut up 5 flaky refrigerated biscuits into 8 pieces each. 

Remove the chicken breasts and shred the meat. 

Add your biscuit pieces and shredded chicken back into the crock pot and stir. Cook on High for another 30 minutes.

Serve it up! This is the perfect winter comfort food.

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings, adapted from Polish the Stars
{Print this recipe!}

1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (3-5)
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 cans (10.5 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
5 large, flaky refrigerated biscuits
Garlic powder, salt, and pepper to season (no measurements, I just eyeballed it)

Place chicken in crock pot and top with butter. Add cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on High for 4-6 hours.

Remove chicken from crock pot and use a fork to shred. Return chicken to the crock pot. Cut each uncooked biscuit into 8 pieces and stir into the chicken mixture. Continue to cook on High for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Holiday Gift Guide

December 10, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things....and some good ideas if you're not done shopping!

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Weighted Kitchen Tools, they never touch the counter!
{Bloomingdale's, $39.99}


EAT napkin cute are these?
{One Sydney Road, $48.00}

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Touch gloves, you can still use your iPhone with your gloves on! I love the red ones.
{Echo Design, $68.00}

Starbucks 24oz Cold Cup, great for water, etc at work. 
{Starbucks, $14.95}

Sparkle Animal Scarf

Sparkle Animal Scarf, I have a similar one in silver. Love it.
{Ann Taylor Loft, $44.50}

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For the guy in your life, a reindeer antler bottle opener. B is obsessed with this. 
{Anthropologie, $28.00}

Monogrammed Phone Cover iphone blackberry samsung
Monogrammed iPhone covers...all kinds of colors and options!
{Tiny Tulip, $46.50}

Kenneth Jay Lane Green Austrian Crystal Teardrop Earrings
LOVE these earrings, anyone watch Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Kyle wore these earrings ALL the time the 1st season . These are a more affordable option.
{Kenneth Jay Lane, $150.00}

Christmas Decorations 2011

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