Stuffed Peppers

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Last night I tried out a new recipe for stuffed peppers so I thought I would share it with everyone.
They were yummy, however, next time I think I will alter the recipe to make them a little less "crumbly". I will share an updated recipe as soon as I try it!


  • 1lb ground turkey (you can also use ground beef if you want)
  • Red or green peppers (I used 2 of each)
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 onion, diced (I bought the pre-chopped package found near the salads in the grocery store)
  • Shredded cheese
Start by chopping the tops off the peppers. Clean out insides of peppers, removing any seeds and rinsing. Set aside.

Cook ground turkey. Add taco seasoning, water (following directions from the taco seasoning packet), onions, beans, and corn. Bring to boil and simmer.

 The ingredients above say 1 can of beans, 1 can corn, and 1 onion diced but I just added as much as I felt was good. I ended up not using the whole can of beans or corn, more like 3/4 of the can. Feel free to use as much or as little as you feel on this step.

Place peppers in a dish and fill with meat mixture. I put the remaining mixture around the sides to help hold the peppers upright so they don't tip over.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and top with cheese. Place back in oven for another 5 minutes.

Serve up and enjoy!

Again, this recipe is very crumbly once you cut the pepper open to eat. Stay tuned for an update to make this meal easier to eat!


Fabulous Finds!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring is here and I am ready to change up my living room decor to reflect the brighter days! 
Since I'm really a neutral kick right now, I decided I want to go with very mellow neutral colors with very small accents of color.
Ultimately, I want to paint the living room walls (a project for down the road) a light grey keeping the ceiling, beams, and window frames/shades white. All our big furniture is dark wood and the couch and coffee table are a tan, staying with the neutral.
I am keeping the color story to tans, whites, greys, and for some color, a soft coral. Again, I'm keeping the coral to a minimum by just using it in a pillow or 2 and possibly 1-2 other decorative accents.
Here are a few inspiration pics I found on Pinterest:

I made a trip over to HomeGoods to see what I could find. As usual, I found several great items!! I love that store!

This fun vase was the perfect accent for the mantel, next to the TV, only $12.99.
(Flowers are from Michaels)

These tan and white curtains brighten up the whole room. 
I think they were around $24.99.

Coral accent pillows provide the perfect punch of color mixed in with all the neutrals.
$19.99 each.

Finally, I found this vintage looking stationary box to sit on the coffee table where we can hide remotes, pens, etc. 

I still have a few more things I need to pick up to complete the room but this was a great start!
Stay tuned for an update on the completed spring look!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!


Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I got the sudden urge to bake  recently and decided to pull out an old recipe that I used to make, delicious chocolate kahlua cake! (You'd never know I had a wedding dress to fit into in 2 months with that one huh!?)
It rich and moist even after a couple days. Yum, yum, yum!

**Something to keep in mind- This cake takes a long time to cook so you may want to start this before dinner so there is plenty of time to cook and cool completely**


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup kahlua
  • Chocolate chips, as much as you desire!
Kahlua Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • about 4 tablespoons (you can use more depending on what consistency you want) kahlua

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the first 6 ingredients together, leaving out the chocolate chips.

Once well mixed, fold in chocolate chips. You can use as little or as many chocolate chips you want, it's totally up to YOU!

Pour batter into a greased bundt pan.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Cool in pan or 10 minutes.
Flip it over and place on cooling rack to cool completely.

Mix together ingredients for glaze.

Pour glaze over cake. You can either cut individual slices and glaze OR glaze the whole thing, then slice, your choice! In my case, I sliced then glazed.

I personally LOVE this cake a bit warm so I heated slices in the microwave for a few seconds before putting glaze on and serving.