Archive for Kitchen Stuff

Chicken with Mushroom Cream Sauce – Made in a cast iron Skillet

In search of new receipies to try, I came across this one from Pinterest. This receipe calls for chicken breast but I followed the instructions using bone in chicken thighs. This resulted in undercooked chicken in a delcious cream sauce. I then came across this other recipe which called for a more basic cream […]

One Pot Chicken and Cheddar Broccoli

Pressure Cooker Meatloaf and Potatoes

A faster way to make meatloaf! While watching an infomercial for an electric pressure cooker, I came across some really cook recipes but was skeptical as to how they would turn out. This recipe for pressure cooker meatloaf may become my new method of cooking. I used a cake pan that fit into the pressure […]

Crispy Cheddar Chicken

I discovered this recipe on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try it out. It was a success in that it was a hit with hubby and mom. However, I would amend the recipe so that egg is used instead of milk, to hold the cheese and crumbs. I followed the receipe to the letter and found […]

Villa Solita – The JP Baby Station

April 2015 – Starting phase – After JP was born, we had to make space for his feeding items such as bottles and formula. It sounds like such a short list but in reality is it bottles, nipples, collars, caps something to sterilize the bottles, bottle warmer, formula, electric water kettle (optional), and some sort […]

Lotus Chandelier | Solita Family Heirloom

Home fashion and decor trends come and go. But there are some items which make it through relocations and make their way into our lives and hearts forever. This page is a gallery of our most cherished home items. Many of these have been repurposed or as we like to say it, “reincarnated” into something […]

Gift from Paul and Janet Sands

Guess what we got! While visiting us, we got a special gift from Paul and Janet. It was actually an item off of our wishlist, a large stand up freezer for our garage. Every time we went into the appliance section of our MANY trips to Home Depot and Lowe’s, we always went past a […]

Pinterest Board : 2nd Floor – Our Chocolate Kitchen

The inspiration of our kitchen comes from our love of chocolate. We want a kitchen that has the colors of chocolate. The stainless steel applianceswill help to lighten up the space, while the pendant lights will provide touch of glamour chic BLING BLING! Here are some shots from my Pinterest Board where we have collected […]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken – Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce

  While at the grocery store one day, I came across a new item on display. It was the Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce Collection. Since there was a special deal for two, I grabbed the Moroccan Chicken and the Applewood Pulled Pork. Thanks to the good shelf life, I was able to use the Moroccan […]

Sunset Wine Club – Rhiannon Red Wine Blend – Paired with Red Wine and Onion Braised Brisket

  Background Another delicious Sunset Wine Pairing Dinner! After a successful first attempt with the Ancient Peaks Merlot – Spiced Lamb Chop Meal , we set out for another pairing meal, this time using the Rhiannon Red Wine Blend. The wine came with a recipe card pairing suggestion which included (Click on names for full recipe […]



Slow Cooker Chicken & Vegetables

Back Story Whole chicken can be a healthy, deliciousl and economical food when prepared correctly. I was exploring healthy options for  whole chicken and came across a recipe for Baked Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe – This recipe inspired a casual yet special Sunday night chicken dinner with friends. The original plan was to follow the recipe, […]

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe –

This is a fantastic recipe for those cold days when you want a hot home cooked meal but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. For a 5 1/2 lb Pot Roast, the recipe suggests 8 hours for the slow cooking time. It is a great “set it and forget it” recipe. […]

Braised Beef with Caramelized Onion and Greens Chiffonade – Clean Eating Magazine Recipe

Inspired by a recipe from Clean Eating Magazine, this was one of our first receipes made in the Cast Iron Dutch Oven. We use this same method for making a pork and turnip braise and also Braised Lamb Shanks.

Solita Makes Lamb Shanks – Cast Iron Dutch Oven

While reviewing some old videos, we came across the clips of the time we made Braised Lamb Shanks. This recipe was inspired by a similar one we saw in a Clean Eating magazine. This recipe is simple and requires very few ingredients.  This is a low and slow recipe with a total cooking time of […]

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