Quick and Easy Chicken Casserole

Recipes are gold in the South. To share a recipe with someone other than family means you are pretty special. Enjoy this quick and easy chicken casserole, that has been in my family for years.


4 Chickens breasts

1 Package Pepperidge Farm Cornbread Stuffing Mix

1 Stick butter

1 Can cream of chicken soup

1 Can cream of celery or mushroom soup

1 Can milk (Measure with the soup can)

2 Cups chicken broth


1. Cook and debone the chicken breasts and spread evenly into casserole dish.

2. Mix soups and milk together. Pour over chicken.

3. Combine stuffing, butter, and broth. Place mixture over casserole.

4. Bake at 375 F degrees until brown.





Motivational Monday

Long time, no blog! Last week was full of testing recipes and DIY projects, which I will post in the coming weeks. For today, here is a little motivation from country singer Brad Paisley!

DIY Monogrammed Burlap Clipboard


Burlap and monograms? I’m all in.

Test your hand in making this cute and fun craft!


Unfinished Wooden Frame

Flat Burlap Canvas 8×10

Unfinished Wooden Letters in style of choice

Small Unfinished Wooden Buttons

3 Different Paint Colors

Paint Brush

Glue Gun and Gluesticks

Small Wooden Clothespin


1. Paint the frame, clothespin, letters, and buttons with the color of your choice. Set aside to dry.

2. Place the burlap canvas inside the frame, just as you would a picture.

3. Attached the letters to the top of the frame, using the glue gun. Then, glue the buttons to the bottom.

4. Glue the clothespin anywhere you would like on the burlap.


Source: Pinterest

St. Patrick’s Day Fun


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you are wearing green today, so you won’t get pinched. To celebrate this Irish holiday, I thought I would share two quick and easy recipes.

Shamrock Punch:


1 Carton of Lime Sherbet
1 2 Liter of Gingerale


1. Scope the carton of lime sherbet into glasses or a punch bowl.

2: Top with gingerale, allowing to slightly melt before serving.
Shamrock Pretzel Pops:


1 bag Mini Pretzels
1 bag Plain M&Ms (use only green ones)
1 bag Rolo candy
Cake/Cookie Pop Sticks
Green Ribbon
Parchment Paper


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Arrange 3 mini pretzels into the shape of a shamrock, with the bottoms grouped together. Repeat this step until your cookie sheet is full of pretzel shamrocks.

3. Place an unwrapped Rolo candy into the center of each pretzel shamrock so that the Rolo is touching all three pretzels.

4.  Put the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes or until the caramel gets soft. Remove from oven.

5. Immediately after you remove from oven, do 2 things at once: 1) Place an M&M on the top of the Rolo and 2) insert pop stick into the bottom of the Rolo. Press gently down on the Rolo candy, adjusting the pretzels so that they are still grouped close.

6. Let pops cool completely.

7. Once cool, tie a ribbon bow around the pop stick.


Sources: http://blog.jwillustrations.com/shamrock-pretzel-pops/


A Southern State of Mind


Raleigh, North Carolina 

Who’s hungry? Check out my favorite places to eat in the state capital.

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42nd St. Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

A perfect place to get some oysters and seafood!

Source: http://www.visitraleigh.com/listings/42nd-St-Oyster-Bar-Seafood-Grill/58234/?maxshow=10

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Andy’s Wings and Burgers

Want some down-home comfort food? Visit Andy’s! This restaurant is a great spot, located in the heart of the city.

Source: http://www.visitraleigh.com/listings/Andy-s-Wings-Burgers/60098/?maxshow=10

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Carolina Barbecue of Garner 

You can’t visit a Southern city without having some delicious BBQ. No matter what’s your BBQ style, one thing is for sure-this place is delicious.

Source: http://www.visitraleigh.com/listings/Carolina-Barbecue-of-Garner/66241/?maxshow=20

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Cappolla’s Pizza and Grill 

 Grab a slice of pizza and enjoy some Italian food, below the Mason Dixon line!

Source: http://www.cappollascary.com/home


Baker’s Dozen Donuts 

Anyone with a sweet tooth will love this spot! Visitors can feast upon tasty donuts, before touring around the city!

Source: http://www.yelp.com/biz/bakers-dozen-donuts-raleigh

A Southern State of Mind


Raleigh, North Carolina

 Spend some time in Raleigh and don’t forget to stop by these popular places!


NC State Capitol

Learn a little bit about the history of North Carolina’s government. This building is currently home to the office of the governor- Governor Pat McCrory.

Source: http://www.ncstatecapitol.org/


NC Museum of History 

Calling all history fans! This is a “don’t miss” stop where you can learn about the history of the Tarheel State.

Source: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g49463-d144856-Reviews-North_Carolina_Museum_of_History-Raleigh_North_Carolina.html

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Walnut Creek Amphitheater

Catch a show or listen to a concert at Raleigh’s amphiteater. A favorite spot to relax and unwind from the day.

Source: http://www.visitraleigh.com/listings/Walnut-Creek-Amphitheatre/59285/

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NC State University 

Anyone else a Wolfpack fan? Visit the campus of NC State University and join the Pack!

Source: https://www.ncsu.edu/

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Historic Yates Mill County Park

This wildlife park is perfect for a hike or just a picnic by the pond. The park features an 18th century water-powered mill that is still in operation.

Source: http://www.visitraleigh.com/listings/Historic-Yates-Mill-County-Park/59141/