Wednesday, February 25, 2009

recipe wednesday - fiesta lime chicken

fiesta lime chicken -- one of my all-time favorite recipes. it's a copycat from applebee's. it takes some time and you have to plan ahead (for the marinade) but it is completely worth it.
1 cup water
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce (or substitute: 1/3 cup soy sauce and 2 Tbsp brown sugar)
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp mesquite liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
4 chicken breasts
mexi-ranch dressing:
1/4 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp milk
2 tsp minced tomato (i omitted this)
1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp minced canned jalepeno slices (about 3-4)
1 tsp minced onion
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp tabasco pepper sauce
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp dill weed
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
dash ground black pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese blend
1. prepare marinade, combine all ingredients in bowl, add chicken, cover and chill for 2-3 hours.
2. make mexi-ranch dressing by combining all ingredients. mix well, until smooth, cover and chill.
3. preheat oven to high broil. preheat bbq/grill to high heat. cook breasts for 3-5 minutes per side or until done.
4. arrange cooked chicken in a baking pan, spread mexi-ranch dressing on chicken, with a 1/4 cup cheese on top. broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
5. serve chicken hot and over a bed of crushed tortilla chips.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Twist Tie and Wrap Dress

Here's the latest project ... a twist tie and wrap dress. This versatile dress can be worn in multiple ways ... I've only just shown three. It features an a-line skirt (30" from seam to hem) with a 12" band and 2 LONG straps. The band can be folded and pulled over the bust, or worn at the waist ... etc. The straps can be wrapped, twisted and tied however you can dream it.
It was in the shop for 2 hours and got 37 views and 3 hearts and then it sold.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

sneak peek ... new colors coming soon!

New colors coming soon ... pictured above is charcoal grey. We will also be offering a soft orange, a kelly green and a robin's egg blue. I'm soooo excited about all the changes coming to jocole. Hence all the not-posting on my blog.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

aidan loves to run in the sprinklers

in august when hannah and adam were visiting my parents aidan joined them while running around in the sprinklers. he had a great time ... and then even more fun after he pooped in his swim trunks and we had to hose him off.