EAT | Quick & Easy Chicken Alfredo

Ahhhh pasta, am I right? I could eat pasta all day, every day! Any kind will do, but especially with Alfredo sauce because CHEESE. Here is how I make my special and easy Chicken Alfredo!

What you need:

  • two chicken breasts, diced and sautéed
  • 1 lb fettuccine pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • parmesan to top

Sauté chicken and remove from pan.

In a pot, boil pasta.

Add olive oil to your pan and sauté garlic until fragrant.

Add broth, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Bring up to a boil, add cream, parmesan, and chicken.

When pasta is cooked, add that to the sauce, and top with parsley.

Mix together and top with more parm.

Soo delicious, so creamy, just the perfect comfort food!

I hope you like it!

More pasta recipes here!

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | 100 Hour Brownie Fail

I had seen these brownies going around on the internet and I had to try them! They are brownies that take 100 hours to make, and were supposed to be amazing. Here is the link to the original recipe.

Spoiler alert, they were not. They were extremely disappointing and did not taste good at all. I figured I would share the experience anyway though!

This will be my last post of the year, and I thank you for sticking with me through 2020! Just like 2020 was a fail, so were these brownies, haha!

Here’s hoping to a better 2021 🙂

What you need:

    2 sticks unsalted butter
    2 tbsp espresso powder
    Coffee ice cube
    4 eggs
    2 1/4 cup sugar
    1 tbsp vanilla
    1/2 cup cocoa powder
    1 tbsp salt
    12 oz dark chocolate
    1 1/2 cup flour

First, place your two sticks of butter into a saucepan and melt them. We are making brown butter, so we need to cook it until it slightly browns.

I learned after making this recipe that I do not like brown butter. It is very strange to me how much the taste changes when you brown it.

Next we added in the espresso powder, stirred it around and then added a coffee ice cube to it that we had prepared earlier.

We had a bunch of chunks in the pan after this, so we had to run the mixture through a strainer a few times. Fail.

We set this aside and combined our eggs, sugar, and vanilla.

After that, we sifted in our cocoa powder, 1 more tbsp of the espresso powder, and salt.

We mixed this up and then added the brown butter mixture.

As soon as I smelled this mixture, I knew we weren’t going to like these brownies. Very coffee and salty smelling. However, we kept going.

We melted about a 1/3 of the chocolate and added that in.

Next, we added our flour and combined.

Next we chopped up another 1/3 of the chocolate and added that to the batter.

Alright, now it’s time to add it to our greased, 9×13 pan, and you guessed it, add the rest of the chopped chocolate.

Again, the smell was off with these brownies. They didn’t smell good like normal brownies.

I covered them with plastic wrap and we were supposed to let them sit in the fridge for 3 days.

So here’s how they looked after 3 days.

On the third day, you take them out of the fridge, and cook them at 350 degrees for 30 min. Here’s how they looked after that.

After they cook, you are supposed to immediately take them out of the oven, wrap in foil, and put them in the freezer for 30 min.

After the 30 min, take them out and leave in fridge for another 24 hours.

Here is the final product.

They actually look delicious, but the taste and texture was awful. The taste was of espresso and salt. They weren’t sweet, and the texture was like playdoh. These were such a fail and a huge disappointment!

Good thing I had these on hand to make for my kiddos who had waited 4 days for brownies!! Haha

I think maybe this waiting period would make a normal brownie recipe more moist and chocolatey, but in this case, it did not.

So sad that these didn’t turn out! What did I do wrong?! Would you try these?

Thanks for reading, and see you next year!

xx

Christmas Coffee!

If you are a coffee lover like I am, you probably enjoy seasonal coffee drinks! I love to make my coffee drinks at home, and I have a few drink recipes here on the blog. This recipe is my first Christmas drink! It is so simple and easy, and you add it straight into your ground coffee. I hope you like it!

Here’s how to make it!

  • What you need :
    • ground coffee of your choice
      2 tbsp brown sugar
      2 tsp cinnamon
      1/2 tsp cloves
      whipped cream to top

    Mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves together until well combined.

    Add one scoop of your ground coffee into your coffeemaker. I have the Ninja Coffee Bar and I have a reusable filter for it.

    Add only one teaspoon of your mixture straight into the filter with the grounds.

    Brew your coffee as normal! Wait until you SMELL this brewing. So good.

    Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

    This smells up the whole house and is Christmas in a cup! It is delicious without being overly sweet.

    I like to double or triple the recipe and keep it next to my coffee machine in an airtight container so that I can just scoop it in.

    I hope you like it!

    Thanks for reading xx

    EAT | Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

    Tis the season for COOKIES! I have shared a ton of cookie recipes here on my blog, and today I am sharing a delicious soft and chewy cinnamon sugar cookie. Snickerdoodles!

    What you need:

    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 3/4 cups flour
    • 2 tsp cream of tartar
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • Cinnamon sugar (for coating)

    Combine butter and sugar together until creamy.

    Add eggs and mix until smooth.

    In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda.

    Add slowly into wet mixture until soft dough forms.

    Roll into balls and coat with cinnamon sugar. My girls like to help with this part!

    Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

    These are delicious and go perfect with a hot cup of coffee!

    Enjoy them!

    More cookie recipes HERE!

    Thanks for reading xx

    EAT | Chicken Tortilla Soup

    There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup on a cold day. I have shared my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe, but today I am sharing my favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup! This soup is so good and has that delicious chicken taco flavor. The best part are the toppings you can add to it! Here’s how to make it.

    What you’ll need:

    • 2 cans of chicken or veggie broth
    • 1 can rotel
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 1 tbsp cumin
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 cup corn
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • 2 cups shredded chicken
    • Garnishes of your choice

    First off, combine the liquids together. Broth, rotel, and lime juice.

    Add the seasonings and bring up to a boil.

    Add in the corn and cilantro.

    Add your cooked and shredded chicken.

    Let it simmer for about an hour.

    Now it’s time to serve and garnish. There are so many things you could top this with. Tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream, avocado…

    It is so good. Especially the next day for leftovers!

    Enjoy!

    xx