Sep 12, 2009

Easy Bourbon Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce


    1. Heat oil in a large skillet.
    2. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.
    3. Remove chicken.
    4. Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium Heat until well mixed and dissolved.
    5. Add chicken and bring to a hard boil.
    6. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
    7. Serve and enjoy!

    Sep 7, 2009

    Social Networking

    OK so I have to admit, I started using Blogger, Twitter and Facebook for the purpose of getting awareness of our Etsy shop out in the open. But now I find myself hooked. Yes, just like the rest of us I'm sure, I thought anyone who uses these social networking sites must have no life. But here I am, I hold a full time job, have a two hour commute to and from work, I take the few hours left at the end of the day to make jewelry to sell on Etsy, I exercise, make baked goods for my family to sell at their place of business, cook, clean and have the typical reminders for bills to pay and appointments to keep. The list goes on, but still, I have to make it to the computer not just to upload pictures for new jewelry to list, but also to tweet, blog and Facebook until its time to go to bed. I find myself intrigued by comments and blog post from people I don't know and who don't know me.

    While times are ever changing and there is always a new "thing" out there that everyone is doing or talking about. I have learned not to judge before you are in a position to realize.