Journey toward happiness

January 31, 2010

New Camera

Filed under: EtsyBlogger Team, Fun, Garden Girl Creations, NC Triad Etsians — Tags: , — Tara @ 6:17 pm

My honey bought me a new camera today. I love it! Can’t wait for the 2 hour charge to complete so I can start playing with it!!

Olympus FE-4010 12MP Digital Camera (Gray)

Watch out! I will be taking lots of pics again.



January 26, 2010

Tuesday’s Teaspoon

Filed under: Tuesday's Teaspoon — Tags: , — Tara @ 1:10 pm

Just wanted to share a cool blog that I have been reading called A Year of Slow Cooking. The author took on a challenge to cook every meal for one year using only a slow cooker. There are 365+ recipes for your crockpot. Check it out and try one of these tasty recipes!


January 13, 2010

Rosemary-Dijon Pork Chops & Oven Potatoes

Filed under: recipes — Tags: , , — Tara @ 11:37 am

Last night I tried a new recipe that I received in an email from Kraft foods. It has less than 500 calories but tastes great! It makes it so much easier to eat healthier when the food tastes amazing! When I opened the box of Shake n’ Bake, I noticed that the recipe is on the back of the box. It is so yummy. You have to give this a try!!

I ended up roasting the carrots along with the potatoes. They came out sweet and  delicious.

Rosemary-Dijon Pork Chops & Oven Potatoes Dinner

Rosemary-Dijon Pork Chops & Oven Potatoes Dinner

What You Need!

1 lb. potatoes (about 3 small), cut into 1-inch chunks
1/4 cup  KRAFT Light House Italian Dressing
4 bone-in pork chops (1-1/2 lb.), 1/2 inch thick
4 tsp.  GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
1/2 cup SHAKE ‘N BAKE Original Pork Seasoned Coating Mix
1/4 tsp.  dried rosemary leaves, crushed
2 cups hot cooked baby carrots

Make It!

 HEAT oven to 375°F. Toss potatoes with dressing in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 7 min., stirring after 4 min.

SPREAD chops with mustard. Mix coating mix and rosemary in shallow dish. Add chops; turn over to evenly coat both sides of each chop. Place in center of foil-lined 15x10x1-inch pan; surround with potatoes.

BAKE 30 min. or until chops are done (160°F) and potatoes are tender. Serve with carrots.

Here is the link to 10 other healthy meals from

Enjoy and have a great day!


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