Sunday, April 24, 2016

DIY Deck Baby Gate

Kevin made these for our deck. O has her own baby jail lol!

Chicken and Rice Soup

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This was amazing! My husband couldn't stop talking about it! It was creamy with amazing flavor and very filling.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

DIY Sun Hat Toggles

I absolutely hate that sun hats 2T and above do not have a chin strap! It blows off when they swing, run, swim, etc. Whoever decided a 2 year old doesn't need a chin strap is an idiot. That is all.

So I decided to add my own.

This is what you need for one hat.
1 shoe lace, cut in half
1 toggle
Sewing machine
White thread

You sew a half a shoe lace on each side of the hat. Lace through the toggle clip. Knot the shoe laces together so the toggle won't come off (it is a choking hazard if it comes off).

It only took me 15 minutes for all the hats and they will stay in place!

PS sorry for the blurry picture but toddlers don't sit still haha.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Blender Cleaner: Truth or Spoof

2 cups of boiling water and the juice of one lime, blend for 2 minutes, and your blender will sparkle.

I thought this was a bunch of bologna however this is a TRUTH!

It took the film right off my blender! It looks like new! I wish I took a before picture!

DIY Onion Soup Mix

1/2 cup dried minced onion
7 Tbsp beef bouillon, crushed
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper

Shake to combine.

5 Tbsp is one packet. It will last 6 months in a tightly sealed container.

I love this bc is gluten free! I use it for my roast in a crock pot recipe.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Italian Salmon Foil Packet

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I followed this exactly but omitted the lemon juice. It was amazing! Easy to cook and clean up. Not to mention it is crazy healthy! We will be making this again. Delicious!

Healthy Wendy's Frosty: Truth or Spoof

This is a SPOOF! This does not taste anything like a Wendy's Frosty. It is very mediocre. I was disappointed bc I was expecting this amazing frosty. Not on my list to do again.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hamburger Seasoning

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Tis the season of grilling is upon us! I'm super excited to do our traditional week of grilling! We grill everything the entire week!

Here is a burger staining that is amazing! I never seasoned my burgers before but now I'm doing it every time! So yummy!

Also, instead of buns I used pineapple for a gluten free option!

Thai Peanut Chicken

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This was good but in my opinion expensive to make due to the odd ingredients. It's a different taste and texture than we are used to but once your palate gets used to it, it is very delicious.

I served ours over jasmine rice.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

GF Twist on Black Bean Quesadillas

Here is the quesadilla recipe I usually use bit since I've been trying to go gluten free I tried something different. Instead of making a quesadilla for me I put some in a corn taco shell and microwaved it 30 seconds. It turned out so yummy! Best thing is I didn't get sick after!

I omitted the corn and cilantro and added 2/3 a cup of salsa, too!

Skinny Chicken Parmesan

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This is going on our list for fast, easy and healthy dinners. It was delicious and filing but light. We really enjoyed it served with salad and a roll. Delicious!

Cardboard Car

So we upcycled an amazon box to make a car for O to play with.

Box + Duck Tape + Sharpies = Inexpensive  Fun + Mom Win

Friday, April 1, 2016

Sweet Potato Chips

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Super yummy! Bonus is O LOVED them! Mommy win!

I cooked mine for 1 hour 25 minutes.