Monday, January 16, 2012

A Night of New Recipes

Last night, Joshua and I decided that we were going to try out a couple of recipes that I came across on We had been talking about doing this for weeks, so it was finally time to just try something.

By the way, is a wonderful way to figure out what to make for dinner - they have this neat 'form' thing that you type in up to three ingredients that you have (or would like to use) and you decide what you want to make (Appetizer, Main Dish, Drink, Dessert, etc).. Then you hit 'Get Recipes' and it shows a list of all sorts of recipes that include the ingredients that you chose!! This 'form' thing is one of the main reasons that I use their site so often to find great recipes!

The Appetizer:

what you need

Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
lb. ground beef, cooked, drained
cup chopped tomato
Tbsp. PLANTERS Slivered Almonds
Tbsp. raisins (WE DID NOT USE THESE)
cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
medium jalapeño peppers

make it

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Heat dressing in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add meat, tomatoes, almonds and raisins; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; drain excess liquid. Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese; set aside.
CUT each pepper in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Place peppers on foil-covered baking sheet. Fill each with about 1 Tbsp. of the meat mixture.
BAKE 10 minutes; sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

These Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers were absolutely delicious! They were so easy to make and even better to eat! We will definitely be making these again soon.

The Main Dish:

what you need

 boneless skinless chicken thighs (1 lb.), pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed, chopped
cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked, crumbled
pkt. SHAKE 'N BAKE Extra Crispy Seasoned Coating Mix

make it

HEAT oven to 400ºF.
PLACE chicken, smooth-sides down, on work surface; top with broccoli, cheese and bacon.
ROLL up each chicken thigh tightly, starting at one short end; secure with wooden toothpicks. Roll in coating mix until evenly coated. Place, seam-sides down, in single layer in shallow foil-lined pan.
BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF). Remove and discard toothpicks before serving.

These were fantastic! I don't know why I didn't think of doing something like this sooner. I mean, we LOVE broccoli, cheddar, and chicken - why not roll it all into one great bundle?!

This post is not sponsored in any way. I wrote this up to show that offers great, easy recipes for everyone.

Fire & Ice

Written by Sherri Hicks

The day before Christmas I turned on the news. Through my, I was brought to a touching story. When I was watching the nightly news, I was so saddened to hear a story of an entire apartment building that had burned to the ground from faulty electrical wiring. Many families were not only displaced by this tragedy, but they lost everything they owned in the blaze. What struck me the most was an interview with a single, young mother. She stood in front of the news cameras in tears as she told her story. She had worked several jobs at once over the past year to save up enough money to buy each of her kids a bicycle. She had skimped and saved, often giving up the small luxury of a meal out or a coffee so that she could put away enough money for her children’s gifts. To no fault of her own, her entire world of material possessions was gone in the blink of an eye. And even as she stood there crying, she continued to praise God that she and her children made it out of the blaze alive. With nothing more than the clothes on her back, this woman remained resolute in her acknowledgement of what is truly important in life. It’s nothing material within the four walls that we all call home. It is only those things with beating hearts that truly matter.

This is a sponsored guest post, brought to you by DirectSTARTV. The opinions in the post belong to Sherri Hicks and may differ from yours or mine.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 Review

Do you ever wish that you could shop the way that you wanted? Now, I'm not talking about wearing what you want or going to the stores that you want - I'm talking about saving money, comparing products, and searching products all at the same time. At, you can do just that - "Shopping Your Way!" is a product search and comparison site. As if that weren't helpful enough, they even have a list of coupons that can be used on their site!

Being that my family just recently moved into our new apartment, I love checking out all of the goodies for decorating! On, I searched for French Country Bar Stool and up popped a ton of results, I was then able to compare and even able to look through the coupon page to see what price range would best suit me, along with the cutest bar stool! I also looked through many different Floral Bath Towelsby the way, I happen to LOVE bath towels, and did the exact same thing!

But maybe you're not like me, maybe you would prefer something more for outdoors. Are you looking for replacement tires for gorilla carts? Because at, they have those, as well! is a site that I will definitely be checking back in with to find great savings and easy comparisons, simply.

This is a sponsored post, brought to you by However, all opinions are 100% my own.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

About Me

First things first, my name is Jerrica and I am the author of Something To Talk About! I have found that blogging creates a new world for me, full of friends and a heaping amount of information. I started this blog back in July of 2009, looking for giveaways and freebies, and I found an enjoyable new passion - who would have thought it?

I am a 21 year-old, Stay At Home Mom. However, before I was a mom, I was an Assistant Manager at a local shoe store. I enjoyed my job - the people coming and going, the constant 'on-the-go' feel of retail, all of it. I am a people person, to the core. Although things are totally different now that I am a SAHM, I am incredibly happy with myself and my life.

I live in Dayton, Tennessee, a small town where you can count on seeing the same people at Walmart atleast twice a month, rather you know them or not. My husband and I moved here, from an even smaller town - just over the mountain - when we had our first daughter. We now have a small apartment and are figuring our way through this Big Bad World.

I have been married to my husband since March 12, 2011. I met Joshua when I was a Senior in high school ; he helped me deliver stuff to students & teaches one day and we've had a connection ever since. He is the backbone in our marriage and believes in all that I do, even when I doubt myself. He is even the reason that I have taken on new crafting ideas.

We have one daughter - Aliya - who was born in July of 2011. I never knew how much love I had in me until I was given the opportunity to give it to this precious little girl. Now that she is here, it is hard to imagine a time before her. She is an incredibly fast learner and I await all that she has in store for me as her Mom.

We also have a puppy - Emma Lou. She is a terrier-mix and is full of energy. Just give her the chance and she will run circles around you. She tries to play with our daughter (which is too young to 'play' just yet) and is ever-so-gentle with her.
My blog is a combination of personal posts, product/service reviews, recipes, and many things in between. I do not blog to a particular demographic - this allows many different opnions, personalities, and conversations to come about on my site.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What is wrong with me..?

Okay, so I recently realized that my blog has went from personal posts with some reviews/giveaways mixed in, into review/giveaways posts with some personal posts mixed in..! I know why, I still do not have internet at our new apartment yet, so I only have limited computer time.. but regardless, I need to get my blog back in order..

Important things -

Aliya is now 5 months old (as of December 26, 2011)!! She is growing so quickly! At her last doctor appointment (in November), she was weighing 13.8 pounds and was 21.5 inches long! It's insane how quickly she's grown!
She is now rolling - basically circles through our living room! Today, she scooted herself, backwards (ohhhh, it was sooooo cute!!) for the very first time! She loves to stand, with some assistance.
She is an incredibly, happy baby! I'm tellin' ya, she's almost always got a smile on that cute little face of hers. We have been truly blessed with such a wonderful baby girl!

Joshua and I are doing great. We're still getting adjusted to our apartment. We have hit a rough spot, financially, due to him being laid off recently, but we're staying positive and hoping for something new to open up soon.

I will be working on getting more family posts on here again, along with recipes and such. It'll just take some time and computer work.. Golly, I sure do miss having internet.