Friday, January 25, 2013

Warm, Cozy and Yummy. . . . . .

brrrrrrrrrrr. . . . . .
it's been just a bit chilly outside, hasn't it?
even down here in south florida,
although nothing like up north.
and frankly, i like this chilly weather.
we don't get much of it you know, so we have to take advantage!
like, pull on a sweater, wear some cute boots, make some hearty
comfort food.
stuff like that.

but i know what a cold winter is like,
really, i do!
so i've put together a few things to warm you up a bit.
i hope:)

to start with, i hope you're all bundled up in a cozy blanket
maybe reading a book by a
roaring fire!

maybe you're on the computer,
doing a little online shopping or looking at all the fashion sites.

gosh, i'd move north just to wear these cute clothes!
or maybe not:)
but i still love the clothes!

don't you just LOVE this button purse and the cute booties?
i do:)

it's a good time to cuddle someone. . . . .
or something you love:)
go ahead, say it. . . . . .awwwwwww!

now, we can't forget something warm to drink.
hot cocoa is always a good choice.
especially hot cocoa with marshmallows.
especially hot cocoa with chocolate chip marshmallow eyes:)

my favorite warm drink happens to be a drink at starbucks.
but my girls figured out how to make it without buying some pricey flavored syrup
and whatever else they use.
the drink i'm talking about is a 
warm caramel apple drink.
and it is soooooo good!
it's super easy.
simply heat up a mug or pan of apple juice.
stir in caramel topping you would use for ice cream, to taste.
garnish with a bit of whipped cream and caramel on top.

ok, i don't know if i've mentioned this or not,
but we are trying to eat a bit healthier around here.
so when i saw this recipe for stuffed peppers without rice on table for two blog,
i knew we had to try it.
last night, jordan made a batch.

and let me tell you,
these are SOOOO good!
light comfort food.
quick and easy.
not bad, huh?
you have got to try these!

Easy Stuffed Peppers
1/2 pound ground beef or turkey
1/2 large sweet onion, diced
1 cup frozen corn
1 Tbs or so taco seasoning
3 large bell peppers, seeded and halved
1 cup shredded cheese (i used two kinds...cheddar jack and pepper jack)
olive oil

~on a large baking sheet, place your pepper halves on them and drizzle olive oil all over them.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the peppers are bubbling up a bit and translucent around the edges.
~While peppers are baking, saute onions in a tsp or so of olive oil until soft.
Add in the ground beef or turkey and cook till browned.
Mix in the taco seasoning.  Stir, then add in the corn.
~Cook for 5 min. more then remove from the heat.
~Place the (cooled) pepper halves in a casserole dish, then spoon the filling into the peppers.
Trust me, it's okay if you stuff them a bit much:)
~Sprinkle cheese on top of the filling, then place it under the broiler till cheese is melted and bubbly.
~Serve immediately.
***Makes 6 pepper halves. . . . .but these are soooooo good and light tasting,
you should plan on doubling the recipe.
I would give ANYTHING to have leftovers for lunch today:)

well, are you getting warm yet?
need more help???
here is one more....
Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki

 1lb chicken, 1c chicken broth, 1/2c terriyaki or soy sauce,
 1/3c brown sugar, 3minced garlic cloves... 
Optional... a can of drained pineapple, peppers
There was no cooking "time",
but if you use a crockpot, it's either on low for 6-8hrs. or high for 3-4 hrs.
(hope i got that right:)
if you like, serve over brown rice and add sesame seeds.

well, i've rambled long enough, right?
let me leave you with a thought for your day. . . . .

happy friday!!!


  1. said Cozy Blanket. Cute pictures.

  2. Great pictures- Love the one of the baby and the puppies! I can't eat peppers but the crockpot recipe sounds delicious-one I just copied to try- Have a great night- xo Diana

    1. Thanks Diana! I'm always nervous about posting recipes but figured these were too easy and good for me to screw up. lol

  3. guys even got snow?! We are getting more as I type this. Love the recipes and can't wait to try them both. I am always looking for new crockpot recipes, as a single mom it is practically my best friend ;-)

    Hope all is well for you my dear. God bless!

    1. Trudy!!!!! I miss you and it's all my fault! Do u still have a blog? I hope you like the recipes:). Stay warm and be well. And give your little guy an extra snuggle:)
      Hugs, Suzanne


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