Tomato & Basil Cream Sauce {Over Pan Fried Chicken}

So, let's talk about chicken... my never ending love for chicken... take a peek at my recipes, I think it's prettyyy obvious. It's not a problem... just a minor obsession :)

But what's not to love? Chicken is delicious, cheap and SO versatile. Win, win, win!

Now, let's talk about my love for sauces... cream sauces to be exact. Oh, yesss! I cannot get enough.
I'm addicted and I'm okay with that. More than okay with that.

Chicken PLUS cream sauce EQUALS heaven on the tip of your fork! Word to your mother, this recipe will rock your taste buds... and you will love me forever and ever. Amen.

Cross my heart XX

So I guess you'll be wanting that recipe now, huh? 

I won't be stingy;)

1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 TBS butter
1 can 10 oz diced tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh, minced basil
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan  cheese

 Heat skillet over medium high heat. In separate bowls, place milk and bread crumbs inside (one in each bowl!)
  Coat the chicken in milk, and then coat with the crumbs. Place chicken in skillet with only half of the butter. Cook for about five minutes, add the remaining butter and then flip chicken. Cook for another five minutes or until the chicken is done. 
Once the chicken is done, remove it from the skillet (but don't rinse that skillet out, you will need it for the sauce!)
Next add the broth to skillet and bring to boil over medium heat, take a spatula and scrape up all the yummy bits from the pan(they only add yummy flavor!) Stir in the cream and tomatoes and boil for about 1 minute. Turn the heat down to low and add the parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. Stir the sauce over low heat until completely heated through. Now pour that liquid gold over your chicken and ENJOY!

Seriously, my mouth is just watering remembering how amazingly awesome this dish was. The creamy, rich sauce combined with the savory fried chicken was, in a word, perfect

Now go forth and cook{this recipe right here!}


Sweet & Spicy Glazed Pork Chops

Little sweet, little spice, whole lotta flavor!! This dish was amazing and has now become my absolute favorite way to make pork chops. My husband, Adam, is usually not a fan of chops... until THIS dish! He could not get over how well the spices worked together and how savory the meat was.

If you are a fan of pork chops, you must make this dish! And if you aren't a fan, maybe this will bring you over to the pork side!

4 thick cut pork chops
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp paprkia
1/2 tsp black pepper
4-5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 TBS olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and dry spices (this does NOT include worcestershire sauce.) Once combined, rub the sugar/spice mixture on both sides of all 4 chops, make sure to use up all of the mixture to ensure a good glaze. In a large skillet, heat up 2 TBS of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the heat is hot, carefully place the pork chops in the skillet and cook 5 mins PER side. Once chops are nicely browned, transfer them onto a foil lined baking sheet and pop them in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove the pork chops and serve!!



Jay's Warriors!

I want to take a break today from writing about food or my personal family and talk to you about a young man, age 20, who has been battling cancer for 7 years. His name is Jay Rogers and he is truly amazing.

Jay has never wavered in his faith and love for Christ, even in the midst of more struggle than most of us have ever known. Jay has touched many lives, bringing thousands together in prayer and support. 

Jay is no longer in the hospital, but back at home spending time with his loved ones as this chapter of his story comes to an end. He isn't waking up as often now, but he has been able to let those around him know that he isn't in pain. I am a firm believer that this world is merely a waiting place, there is more love, joy and happiness waiting beyond this life for Jay. His story is not ending... it has only just begun.

Jay's family has set up a Facebook page that has brought thousands of supporters together for Jay. He enjoys the kind words, the encouragement and the prayers. I am asking all of my readers to stop by and let him know that your thoughts and prayers are with him and that he has your support. Let Jay know that the readers of My Sweet Little Steiner Family are Jay's Warriors!

You can find the page here

Jay has also written a book about his journey, you can buy it here!


Milk & Cookies

My oldest son Noah recently spent a week at his "Marmie's" house (his grandmother) and I missed him terribly! So on my way to pick him up, I swung by the store to pick up a few special items.

Noah and I share a common love.... the love for milk and cookies! We both like to dip our cookie into the milk first, I mean it is, after all, the RIGHT way to eat a cookie!

Anyways, we had the sweetest little Mommy and Son date...

It was a Milk & Cookies date, with one super handsome little man :)

He LOVED it and so did I.

I hope we made a memory that he will always cherish... I know I will!


Safari Park

Last weekend, Adam and I took the boys to the local Safari Park. We had initially planned to take them to the pumpkin patch, but we got rained out :( Later on in the evening the rain cleared up, so we made a change of plans... and we had a BLAST.

Noah loves animals, so needless to say he was tickled.

 He was a little excited!
 He'd already spotted some animals

 Out came Jerry the giraffe!
 Sticking out his tongue
 Noah LoVeD Jerry!
 He was a little unsure about feeding him...
 But he did it!!
 He was so proud!
 Sweet Drew, just kicked back and bundled up
 He's precious!
 They are so silly

 Hugs :)
 Noah helping Daddy out through the 'Drive Park'

 He was a happy camper!
Can ya tell?!

I hadn't expected to enjoy it so much myself, but it was definitely a neat experience!