Archive | March 2012

Picture Frames

Fun and whimsical do-it-yourself picture frames!

Check out Vintage Umbrella’s tutorial!

Scrappy Picture Frames




Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos

New Blog Alert (and recipe!)

Found a new blog and have added it to our blog list. Make sure you check out the MANY different recipes!

Six Sisters’ Stuff

We had the Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos for dinner last night and we (hubs & I) LOVED them….
I mean seriously what’s not to love about chicken, bacon and ranch all in one!

My Notes:
We used 3 boneless chicken breasts baked in a 375 degree oven (on a boiler pan) for 50 minutes. I then split the breasts in half, opened them up and cooked another 10-15 minutes. Once cooled I then cut the chicken into cubes however next time I will shred it.

We used regular medium cheddar cheese instead of Monterey Jack.

We used the entire package of Ranch dressing mix.

We used cream cheese not Neufchatel.

I think the addition of chopped, fresh tomatoes would be a great.

While I sprayed the tops of the tortillas with Pam Olive Oil spray I didn’t salt the top as I figured with the bacon and ranch dressing there was already enough salt. Spraying or oiling the tortillas with Pam or any other type of oil makes the tortillas crispy!

Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos


1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened (I used Neufchatel cheese)
12 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 cups cooked, shredded chicken (a rotisserie chicken works great for this!)
1 (1 oz) packet dry Ranch Dressing mix (here is a recipe for a homemade Ranch Dressing mix)
2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
3-4 Tablespoons green onion, chopped
20 (6-inch) flour tortillas
Non-stick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cover a large baking sheet (I use a cookie sheet) with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

Mix together cream cheese, chicken, bacon, cheese, and green onions. Add in about 1/2 of the dry Ranch dressing mix and taste- add more if you want more of a Ranch taste (I ended up using only 1/2 of the packet). Mix well. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into a flour tortilla and roll it up.

Place taquito seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat about 20 times (I had to use two baking sheets because all of my taquitos would not fit on one). Once finished, spray the tops of the taquitos with non-stick cooking spray (or you could lightly brush some olive oil on them) and sprinkle with salt (I like to use sea salt).

Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes (or until edges and tops are golden). Let cool for a couple of minutes. Serve with Ranch dressing or Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping (my husband also likes to dip them in “Salsa Ranch”- just mix equal parts salsa and Ranch dressing together).



Cherry Blossom Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hurray, Hurray….it’s the first of March!!!!
Only 19 more days until the official first day of spring!

Even though it’s cold and trying to snow I am so over winter.
I am so much over winter that I find myself looking at plants to see if they are starting to sprout!

To get you in the spring mood here is a tutorial on a new blog I came across: Warning Sugary Goodness.

Cherry Blossom Red Velvet Cupcakes with tutorial

When your done with that tutorial make sure you check out the other posts!