Thursday, January 20, 2022

Easy Crockpot Barbecue Chicken (Multiple ways to serve)

 Hi friends! I'm back today with another easy crockpot recipe that we love to make. It makes life a lot easier to be able to throw some things in the crockpot around lunchtime, leave it cooking all day and have a delicious hot meal ready to enjoy for dinner. I especially enjoy a good chicken recipe, because you can really prep a healthy meal. 

Today I'm sharing an easy barbecue chicken that's a favorite of ours. My favorite part about this recipe is that there are multiple ways to serve it. You can leave the chicken breasts as is and serve with a side of whole grain rice and broccoli. After cooked, you can also shred the chicken, serve on a bun (I'll show my favorite healthier option below), serve on a bed of lettuce as a salad or serve on King Hawaiian rolls as sliders for a get-together. I also love freezing what we have left over in small amounts to pull out for lunches. Really, so many options for this one! Let's get started :) Oh and if you like to see visuals, like I do, I'll be sharing a reel featuring this recipe to my Instagram

What You'll Need:

2 lbs. of boneless chicken breast (For a faster prep, if you for sure want to shred the chicken, use shredded rotisserie chicken, and cut the cook time in half as you'll only need to cook in the flavors).

Salt & Pepper to desired amount

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 cup of barbecue sauce (my favorite is sweet baby rays)

1/4 cup of Italian dressing

1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

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Instructions:

1. Place chicken breasts in crockpot (I always add a liner for easier cleanup)

2. Sprinkle on desired salt and pepper

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Next, mix up the sauce!

3. In separate bowl, mix brown sugar, barbecue sauce, Italian dressing and Worcestershire sauce

4. Pour mixture over chicken

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5. Cook on high for 4-5 hours. Once cooked, use a fork to separate and shred the chicken breasts, then allow to cook for 15 or so more minutes.  

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6. Multiple serving options :)

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Enjoy! If y'all try this recipe out, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Tag me on IG @racheltimmerman

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Monday, January 17, 2022

All things pink - New Spring Arrivals

 Once we hit January and the dead of winter, I start to dream of spring - never fails! It's crazy to think a month ago, I was full-on winter cozy Christmas mode. Now I'm like bring on the sunshine and warm weather! Last year, we took a warm weather trip to Florida last February, and goodness was it good for the soul! We were talking about how good it was for us and wanted to do it again this year. So with that being said, I've been doing LOTS of searching for all the best new spring arrivals. From swimsuits to all the bright happy colors, sandals to sundresses. And it's without a doubt that the color I hunt down the most is my favorite of all...PINK! The good news is that if pink isn't your favorite, most of these pieces come in other color choices. 

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Did y'all notice that CUTE pink midi length t-shirt dress above? Well I'm so excited to see that they've just brought back this one for another year. Last year, I got the same one in both a camo and stripe print. They quickly became two of my go-to dresses for spring and summer. Super cute on, great fit, and the perfect throw-on-and-go, doesn't require much styling kinda dress :) I styled both colors below:

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What about you? Are you starting to crave all things spring? Thanks for stopping by, friends!

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Valentine Outfits for Women & Girls

 In all honesty, I used to not be a huge fan of Valentine's Day. It wasn't until my friend Jaclyn and sister Hannah gave me a Valentine's Day themed baby shower when i was pregnant with Madeline that it took on a whole new meaning for me. Hearts and all the sweet pink things make me think of my Madeline. And every since becoming her mama, she's always been my little Valentine :)

I LOVE a sweet heart print and wearing hearts + decorating for the holiday makes me happy. I've also found that getting into all the fun Valentine things has helped me shake off the Christmas blues. Today I've rounded up some adorable heart sweaters for women, Valentine pieces for girls and and twinning options for mommy and me:

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Sweaters: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11
Accessories: Earrings 1 and 2 // Headband // Shoes // Necklace

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1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16

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1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

Which is your favorite? Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Workout Chic Finds

 Hi friends and happy Tuesday! I'm slowly working on getting back into a good routine. I feel like last week was a 2022 trial run haha and this week is officially a fresh start. Anyone else? One of those is getting back into a good workout routine. I'm notorious for setting this goal first part of the year but have difficulty keeping it up. Last year was my longest stretch with this goal yet! I worked out consistently up until about October and only because I was having some back issues. Oh and then, hello, holidays (bring on the candy, baking and all the sweets). I really do want to get back into a consistent routine. Last week I did workout fine out of the last seven days, hit my water drinking goals each day and have been getting back into healthy food choices. It honestly feels great and I believe only takes that first step of deciding you're going to jump into it. 

All of that being said, I decided to roundup some chic workout finds. I mean, if you're going to do it, why not look cute, right? Last year I discovered Old Navy's athletic leggings, and they quickly became my favorite ever! I used to love the Zella line at Nordstrom, but honestly Old Navy is even better and less expensive. Their leggings come in several length options (I always wear the petite lengths being 5'2). They have sports to mix and match with the colors and prints. I also have found some great workout tops to pair with them. Oh and huge bonus, they have some girls sizes to match! Madeline LOVES her workout sets and will wear them to jumprope (she's constantly trying to set new records for herself haha), play, etc. So, I've rounded up some workout inspo today to share with y'all today! See it all below:

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Mini Look: Top // Leggings // Bra // Sneakers // Jumprope

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Top Row: 1 // 2
Second Row: 1 // 2 // 3
Third Row: 1 // 2
Bottom: 1 // 2 // 3

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Top // Bra // Leggings // Bottle // Kettlebell // Jumprope // Wrist Weights // Sneakers: 1 // 2

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Leopard Workout Mat // Kettlebells: 1 / 2 // Jumprope Set // Dumbbells: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 // Bottles // Wrist Weights // Fan // Silicone Apple Watch Band

Which is your favorite? Thanks for stopping by y'all :)

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Easy Crockpot Cubed Steak

 Hi friends and happy Thursday! I'm back with an easy dinner idea to share with y'all. Last year (it feels so weird saying that haha), I attempted to start a series (in my efforts to simplify life) of sharing easy crockpot dinners. It's such a relief to be able to throw something together in a crockpot and let it cook all day. And speaking of, this one will make your home smell AMAZING as it cooks all day. Anyways, I'm going to try sharing more of these in 2022. As I build up some recipe content to share, my plan is to share them every other Thursday. If you missed my first one, you can check out our sweet & sour meatballs here. Today I'm excited to share another go-to recipe in our rotation: easy crockpot cubed steak. It's so easy, and the simple ingredients will make your mouth water. It's definitely one of those you can throw together, let cook for the day and not worry about. I'll also be sharing the steps over on my IG in a reel, if y'all want to check that out :)

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Here's what you'll need:
- 6 cubed steaks 
- half a teaspoon of pepper
- generous amount of garlic salt (or desired amount)
- 1 peeled onion sliced into rings
- could also add bell peppers and/or mushrooms would be great as well
- 1 can of cream of chicken soup
- 1 can of cream of celery soup
- half a can of water
- 1 packet of Lipton onion soup mix
- 1/4 a teaspoon of pepper for the soup mixture

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Step One: Place three of the cubed steaks in the crockpot (you add it in layers)
Step two: Coat the steaks in garlic salt
Step Three: Sprinkle with pepper (I do half a tsp. each layer)
Step Four: Layer on sliced onions (and/or bell peppers, mushrooms, etc.)

*Then add your next layer of steaks and repeat above steps*

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Step Five: In a small mixing bowl, combine both cream of chicken and cream of celery soups
Step Six: Add half a can of water
Step Seven: Sprinkle in 1/4 a teaspoon of pepper
Step Eight: Mix together and pour over steaks in crockpot

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Step Nine: My favorite step, top with the Lipton Onion Soup Mix 

Once steps are completed, set your crockpot to low and cook for six hours. 

It really is so yummy and as I mentioned above, smells WONDERFUL! I like to serve it with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. 

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If y'all try it out, I'd love to hear how you like it (Tag me on IG: @racheltimmerman) :)

Enjoy!

If you're doing a grocery pickup, here's what I grabbed:

Thursday, December 30, 2021

New Years Eve Charcuterie Board

 Hi friends! I still can't believe this year is almost over, but I have to say...I don't know about you, but I'm feeling (20) 22 :) Hannah and I worked on another super fun board to share with y'all, just in time for NYE! But honestly, whatever festivity you have into the new year, this board would be perfect! It contains lots of fun things: sweet & savory, fortune cookies, cookies, espresso coffee beans (for staying up to ring in the new year haha), Hershey (midnight) kisses, Rolo candies, cheeses and more! I also found this bomb strawberry champagne jam that pairs perfectly with the Brie cheese (I don't recommend eating it alone). So, pairing the jam with the brie is ideal! I'll show details of the board, and below the photos, there will be a list of everything we used on the board. I'll also link the number dishes (would be great for birthdays and anniversaries as well), our large board, etc. And if you're a visual learner like I am, check out my Instagram for a step-by-step reel of this board. 

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Brie Cheese (Black icing for clock feature)
Mini black and white cookies 
Prosciutto Panino fingers
NYE Rock Candy
Strawberry Champagne Jam (best paired with the Brie)
Black olives 
Rolo Candies
Hershey Milk Chocolate (Midnight 😉) Kisses
White cheddar cheese
Chocolate covered espresso beans
Fortune cookies
Cracker assortment
Sparkly 2022 Decor (not edible)
Edible glitter   


If you try it out, please tag me on IG (@racheltimmerman) :) I'd love to see! Wishing y'all a wonderful New Year!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Christmas Baking Board + Ten Christmas Baking Ideas

 Hi friends and happy Tuesday! Today I have a board that's a little different from the usual charcuterie I share. Last week, Hannah, Madeline and I got together for some baking. After all of our baking was completed and cooled, we decided to arrange it all onto a wood board, to create a spectacular display of our festive baking creations. It turned out SO cute!! I think this is a great idea if you're needing to take a dessert to an event. I always LOVE doing some Christmas baking. I'm always in charge of the desserts in my family, so I usually will bring an assortment of Christmas baked goods to our Christmas Eve celebration. Arranging them all onto a board makes for a beautiful display, yet still carries on that cozy Christmas baking feel. If you're more or a visual learner like I am, check out my Instagram for a reel showing a how-to for this board.

If you want to fine the list of everything we baked on this board, keep scrolling down for each sweet + the link or directions needed.

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Rice Krispie Treats

Four Cups of Large Marshmallows 
Half a Stick of Butter
Four Squares of Vanilla Candy Coating
Six Cups of Rice Krispie Cereal

The measurements listed above are for a single batch, but I always double to have a little more to go around. First, microwave the first ingredients for two minutes. Take the mixture out and give it a stir. Tip: spray your spatula down with bakers joy, butter or some other nonstick spray to keep the mixture from sticking to the spatula. Microwave for one and a half more minutes. Stir in cereal. Press into a greased dish (I always use a 9/12 pyrex dish). Add sprinkles, if desired. Let cool. Enjoy :)

Molasses Cookies

I used this recipe! They were SO yummy and everyone approved of them. My dad is a molasses cookie connoisseur, and he said he could have eaten the whole batch. I do love my molasses cookies to have a nice spice to them, so when I bake these again,  I may add a dash more ginger and cinnamon. 

Fudge

Three Cups of Sugar
One and a Half sticks of Butter
2/3 Cup of Evaporated Milk
16oz of Chocolate Chips (Mostly milk chocolate with a dash of semi-sweet)
Small Jar of Marshmallow Fluff
One Tsp. of Vanilla Flavoring
One Tsp. of Almond Flavoring
Nuts (optional)

This fudge recipe is hands-down awesome!!! I think it's because of the marshmallow cream. To make, Bring the evaporated milk, butter and sugar to a boil over the stove, in a medium saucepan. Stir continuously and continue to stir for 3-4 minutes after boiling. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate chips until melted. Add vanilla, Almond and Marshmallow Cream. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour into a greased pan and let cool before cutting. 

Fruitcake Cookies

Hannah used this recipe! If you're a fruitcake-lover, these cookies are a must. They're a perfectly festive presentation as well. 

Reeses Cup Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, or buy some slice-and-bake for an easier option
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups 

Grease a muffin tin and add roughly a tablespoon sized scoop of dough to each. Bake as directed for the dough. While baking, unwrap each reeses candy piece. Immediately upon taking cookies out of over, press a candy piece into cookie. Allow to cool, then use a spoon to gently scoop each cookie out. Best if refrigerated, IMO :)

Snowball Cookies

These were probably my favorite out of everything we made! I used this recipe. I did add a a teaspoon of almond extract to mine, and I'm SO glad I did! That extra flavor was big! I was also able to buy my chopped pecans already toasted. I think having them toasted does make a huge difference as well. 

Christmas Trash Snack Mix

Two bags of white chocolate chips OR ten squares of white vanilla candy coating
One 16oz bag of mini pretzels
A few handfuls of M&Ms (red & green make for a festive presentation), Marshmallows, Peanuts and Chex Cereal (or whatever yummy edition you'd like to add).  

Melt Candy coating (or chocolate chips) in microwave safe bowl. In a large ziplock bag, pour in cereals, most of the M&Ms, pretzels and peanuts. Zip up the bag and shake well. Open bag and pour in melted candy coating (or white chocolate chips).  Zip bag once again and shake very well until mixture is coated. Spread out on parchment paper to cool. Top with remainder of M&Ms. 

Christmas Crack

These are so easy and yummy! Hannah used this recipe. Highly recommend!

Santa Hat Brownies

3 M's Brownie Recipe (if you don't have time to make brownies from scratch, I love this mix):

2 sticks of softened butter
4 Tablespoons of Cocoa powder
2 Cups of sugar
1 1/4 Cups of All Purpose Flour
4 Large Eggs
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon of Almond Extract

Mix butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each. Add in flour and cocoa. Add in flavors. Bake at 350˚ for 25 minutes. 

After completely cooled, use a circular cutter to make circles out of brownies (I used the 1.5 inch scallop cutter from this set).

Cream Cheese Frosting:

One Stick of Butter (Room temp.)
One Bar of Cream Cheese (Room Temp.)
One Box of Powdered Sugar
One Teaspoon of Vanilla

Mix first three ingredients. Add Vanilla. Place in a piping bag.

Right before serving brownies, slice off the stem and tip of a strawberry. Place on top of circular brownie bite. Pipe around base of strawberry with cream cheese. Top off the tip of strawberry with cream cheese for a pom pom look. 

Haystacks

One Package of Butterscotch Chips
1/2 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
One Ten Ounce Bag of Chow Mein Noodles

Melt Butterscotch chips in microwave for 30 seconds, stir and place back in for a few seconds if not melted. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add in chow mein noodles and mix well. Drop heaping tablespoon amounts onto parchment paper and allow to cool (best if overnight). 


If y'all try any of these out or put together your own Christmas baking board, please tag me on IG (@racheltimmerman). I'd love to see :)

 

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