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LinkyMain2-04  Happy Friday everyone! We are enjoying all those who are linky up with us weekly! We love seeing all the fun stuff you bloggers have been creating. Let’s get started on our picks from last week!

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Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 
Spring Jello Mold Wreath by Shaken Together
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Jenny from Bloom Designs || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 
 
Pink and Yellow Triangle Clay Necklace by Urban Sleek Blonde
 
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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 
Our Daughter’s Bedroom Nursery Reveal by 2Perfection Decor
 
 

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Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 

 

 
 
DIY Wood Play Desserts by Plenty of Paprika
 
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

 

Sedge Stitch Dishcloth by 5 Little Monsters

 

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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 

 

 
Vinyl Mirror Inspiration by The Crafty Blog Stalker 
 
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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook 
 
 
 
Quick Note Teacher Gift by Liz on Call 
 
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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 
DIY Stenciled Nautical Beach Tote by Vingtage Zest
 

 

Post your favorite link from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

 

Rules for Friday Finds:
1. Link to a specific post on your blog
2. Limit 3 Links per person
3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party
4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale
5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!)
6. Link back to this blog with a text link.
7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.

 

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Friday Finds Linky Party

LinkyMain2-04  It’s Friday! You know what that means! Take a look at our wonderful picks from last week and start linking up!

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds
Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos by All She Cooks
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Jenny from Bloom Designs || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 
 
Califlower Potato Soup by Amy’s Cooking Adventure
 
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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 
Doily Embroideries by 5 Little Monsters
 
 

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Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 
Chore Chart Printable by Delineate Your Dwelling
 
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

 

Hand Painted Mini Cactus by Salt and Pepper Moms

 

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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 

 

 
Roasted Asparagus by My Name is Snickerdoodle 
 
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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook 
 
 
 
Easy Chocolate Nutella Tart by Shaken Together Life 
 
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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
 
 
 
Free Printable Girly Notecards by Pitter and Glink
 

 

Post your favorite link from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

 

Rules for Friday Finds:
1. Link to a specific post on your blog
2. Limit 3 Links per person
3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party
4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale
5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!)
6. Link back to this blog with a text link.
7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.

 

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Friday Finds Linky Party

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Well, it’s Friday again and you know what that means! It’s the Friday Finds Linky Party! What a great party last week! Picking our favorites wasn’t easy, but here goes…

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Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Spring Snack Kabobs from Reasons to Skip the Housework
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Jenny from Bloom Designs || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes from Cupcake Diaries
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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Garden Wreath from Crafty Commons

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Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Removable Pillow Cover from Do It With Heart
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

 

Banana Sugar Cookie Bars from Shaken Together

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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook
Easy Pinwheel Baby Quilt by Gluesticks
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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Abstract Diamond Art from Delineate Your Dwelling
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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Repurposed Aluminum Can Earrings by Jewelry Making Journal

 

Post your favorite link from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

Rules for Friday Finds:
1. Link to a specific post on your blog
2. Limit 3 Links per person
3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party
4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale
5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!)
6. Link back to this blog with a text link.
7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.

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Friday Finds Linky Party

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Well, it’s Friday again (thank goodness!) and you know what that means…time for the Friday Finds Linky Party! We had so much fun looking through your creations last week and can’t wait to see what awesomeness you’ve been working on. Let’s get this party started!
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Friday Finds Linky Party

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It’s time for another fun Friday Finds Linky Party and we can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Same thing as last week, add your latest creations to the link up below for a chance to be featured on all 8 blogs. While you’re at it, visit a few other blogs to share the love! Let’s get this party started!
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Friday Finds Linky Party

 

LinkyMain2-04Welcome to another installment of Friday Frinds – we seriously love seeing what you come up with each week and can’t wait for what you’ll have in store for us this week! Here’s our picks from last week’s Friday Finds:Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

 

Spring Garden Pudding Cups from Shaken Together Life
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Jenny from Bloom Designs || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Decorative Triangle Tray from My Love 2 Create
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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Lucky Charm Treats from A Pumpkin and A Princess
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Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Falafel Burgers from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Dyed Minion Easter Eggs from A Pumpkin and A Princess
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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook
Beaded Wall Mirror from Delineate Your Dwelling
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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Chocolate Caramel Chip Marshmallow Cupcakes from Honey and Birch
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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Wood Piece Basket from Vintage Zest
 
Now on to this week! Make sure you link back to this blog so you can be featured next week and follow our Pinterest Board and social media channels to see if we feature your posts!


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Cheesecake Factory’s Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

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Cheesecake Factory’s Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

 
 I saw this recipe and I have to admit that I had never had this dish at the Cheesecake Factory. 
It looked to die for, so we made it one night for dinner and my world is forever changed.

Wowzers.

Another hit recipe.
This quickly turned into my new favorite recipe.
I am seriously obsessed with it.
AND as a side note, I just went to Cheesecake Factory 2 weeks ago and ordered this dish….
and I wasn’t a fan!
It was way too spicy at the restaurant, but the way my dish came out…there was only a slight hint of heat.
Now that’s NEVER happened! 

 

You will need:
 
2 chicken breasts
1 box penne pasta
1 lemon
2 tbs. honey
olive oil
2-4 Tbs from 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
 
yellow bell pepper
red bell pepper
4- 6 cloves fresh garlic
2 more Tbs honey
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup frozen peas
1 bunch fresh asparagus
cilantro
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
 
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (for the asparagus)
Take your lemon and roll it with your hand against a hard surface in order to get the juices released.
Cut your lemon in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into your bowl.
Add 2 tbs. of honey, a pinch of salt and pepper.
Mix until well blended. 
Next, chop your yellow and red peppers. 
 
Then, cut your 2 chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
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Place chicken into a ziplock bag and add the lemon and honey mixture.
 Set aside until later.
 
Now for the asparagus. Break off the end pieces & cut them into small pieces.
Place cut asparagus into a bowl and add 1 tbs. of olive oil, a pinch of salt, and pepper & mix together.
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On a cooking sheet, spread the asparagus evenly.  Put this into your preheated oven.  
 

Then, in a large frying pan heat 1 tbs of butter and 1 tbs of olive oil.  

Add the chicken along with the marinade to the hot pan.  Spread the chicken pieces out in the bottom of the pan to cook evenly.  If your stove was on high, you can turn it down to medium to cook chicken.  Do not turn the chicken until it has cooked well on first side because you want the honey to caramelize and turn golden brown (without burning though).
Check on the asparagus, turning it to roast it evenly on both sides.  When it is done remove it. Set aside for later.
In another large pot, fill with water and add salt.  Bring to a good boil before adding your penne pasta.
 
When the chicken is golden brown on both sides remove from the pan and place in a dish to set aside.
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 Make sure you get all the yummy juices, and don’t wash your pan yet.
Chop your garlic.  
Using the same pan you cooked the chicken in, heat 1 tbs. of butter and 1 tbs. of olive oil.
Scrape all of the golden chicken and honey juices from the bottom of the pan and mix thoroughly.
Then add your garlic.   Now the water should be boiling, add the penne to the pot.
The garlic should be soft, now add 1 tbs. of honey.  
 Add red and then yellow to the pan. Saute for about a minute.
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Add about 3/4 cup of frozen peas. Stir together and cook for about 2 more minutes.  Then add your cooked chicken that you set aside earlier.  Make sure you get all the yummy juices from the bowl!!!
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Now for the can of chipotle peppers.  You’re not going to actually use the pepper, just the sauce.  
This is where the “kick” comes from so according to your liking of spiciness modify accordingly.  
If you add 3-4 tbs. it will be pretty spicy.  
I suggest that you add 1-2 and then taste before you add more.
Add 2 cups of heavy whipping cream slowly mixing it well.
Sprinkle in 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese.
 Stir in and cook for about 5 minutes in order to let the sauce reduce and thicken.
Check the penne to see if it’s ready.
When the pasta is cooked to your liking drain, but do not rinse.  This allows the sauce to adhere more readily to the pasta.
Add penne to the pan and stir.
Add the previously roasted asparagus and stir.
 Chop your cilantro and sprinkle over the top and serve.  
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Cheesecake Factory's Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta
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Ingredients
  1. 2 chicken breasts
  2. 1 box penne pasta
  3. 1 lemon
  4. 2 tbs. honey
  5. olive oil
  6. 2-4 Tbs from 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  7. yellow bell pepper
  8. red bell pepper
  9. 4- 6 cloves fresh garlic
  10. 2 more Tbs honey
  11. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  12. 3/4 cup frozen peas
  13. 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  14. cilantro
  15. 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (for the asparagus)
  2. Take your lemon and roll it with your hand against a hard surface in order to get the juices released.Cut your lemon in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into your bowl.
  3. Add 2 tbs. of honey, a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix until well blended.
  4. Next, chop your yellow and red peppers.
  5. Then, cut your 2 chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
  6. Place chicken into a ziplock bag and add the lemon and honey mixture.Set aside until later.
  7. Now for the asparagus. Break off the end pieces & cut them into small pieces. Place cut asparagus into a bowl and add 1 tbs. of olive oil, a pinch of salt, and pepper & mix together.
  8. On a cooking sheet, spread the asparagus evenly. Put this into your preheated oven.
  9. Then, in a large frying pan heat 1 tbs of butter and 1 tbs of olive oil.
  10. Add the chicken along with the marinade to the hot pan. Spread the chicken pieces out in the bottom of the pan to cook evenly. If your stove was on high, you can turn it down to medium to cook chicken. Do not turn the chicken until it has cooked well on first side because you want the honey to caramelize and turn golden brown (without burning though).
  11. Check on the asparagus, turning it to roast it evenly on both sides. When it is done remove it. Set aside for later.
  12. In another large pot, fill with water and add salt. Bring to a good boil before adding your penne pasta.
  13. When the chicken is golden brown on both sides remove from the pan and place in a dish to set aside.Make sure you get all the yummy juices, and don't wash your pan yet.
  14. Chop your garlic.
  15. Using the same pan you cooked the chicken in, heat 1 tbs. of butter and 1 tbs. of olive oil.
  16. Scrape all of the golden chicken and honey juices from the bottom of the pan and mix thoroughly.
  17. Then add your garlic. Now the water should be boiling, add the penne to the pot.
  18. The garlic should be soft, now add 1 tbs. of honey.
  19. Add red and then yellow to the pan. Saute for about a minute.
  20. Add about 3/4 cup of frozen peas. Stir together and cook for about 2 more minutes. Then add your cooked chicken that you set aside earlier. Make sure you get all the yummy juices from the bowl!
  21. Now for the can of chipotle peppers. You're not going to actually use the pepper, just the sauce.
  22. This is where the "kick" comes from so according to your liking of spiciness modify accordingly.
  23. If you add 3-4 tbs. it will be pretty spicy. I suggest that you add 1-2 and then taste before you add more.
  24. Add 2 cups of heavy whipping cream slowly mixing it well.
  25. Sprinkle in 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese.
  26. Stir in and cook for about 5 minutes in order to let the sauce reduce and thicken. Check the penne to see if it's ready.
  27. When the pasta is cooked to your liking drain, but do not rinse. This allows the sauce to adhere more readily to the pasta.
  28. Add penne to the pan and stir. Add the previously roasted asparagus and stir.
  29. Chop your cilantro and sprinkle over the top and serve.
Adapted from deedeelovesrecipes.blogspot.com
Adapted from deedeelovesrecipes.blogspot.com
Cooking with Crystal http://www.cookingwithcrystal.net/
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