Spicey Shelf Makes Great Holiday Gift for Spice Addicts

A while back PR sent me the Spicey Shelf, I am sure you have seen the commercials? I know I have. I remember seeing the commercials and thinking “hmm I wonder if I can benefit from that”. You see, I am addicted to spices, I have a ridiculous amount of spices in this home and I use each of them on a regular! My favorite spices happen to be onion powder and garlic powder, however, I have been known to use some other options as well. As shown above, I didn’t use the Spicey Shelf in the way it depicts […]

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The Kitchen: Not Just a Place to Cook

If there’s one thing that can tear your youngsters away from their tablets, smartphones or video games, cooking might just be it. Children love working some culinary magic in the kitchen. It gives them a chance to get their hands dirty and, best of all, they can eat the results! Also, you get the chance to spend some quality time with your tots this way, and you can rest assured you’re providing them with some valuable life skills. There are certain classics that almost all children like to cook, including pizzas, chocolate brownies, and fairy cakes. However, if you’re looking […]

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What To Make With The Bread Ends from HomeMade Uncrustables #recipe #foodie

Recently I shared a blog post citing that you can make homemade uncrustables way cheaper than by purchasing the store boxed brand Uncrustables. Click here to see that recipe. Today I share with you what I made during my food experiment evening over the weekend using the bread ends leftover from the homemade uncrustables I made for the week. Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks Ingredients: Greased 13 x 9 pan with bread ends leftover from uncrustables creations covering the length of pan Garlic Powder Garlic Salt Approx 1 1/2 cups of your favorite flavor shredded cheese Butter/margarine How to Make:  Make […]

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{Review & Giveaway} Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces

My family received a wonderful package that included one each of the 6 varieties of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces along with a 6 quart programmable slow cooker.  The exciting news is that I get to host a giveaway for one person to win this same package, but first I want to share with you the details of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces in addition to sharing our thoughts based on taste testing the products. Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces sell for around $2.99 per pouch and are available in the following flavor choices, simply add your own meat – Tavern Style Pot […]

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Ground Hamburg and Cheese Grinders Recipe #recipe #foodie

The other day I wanted to find something to do with the pound of hamburg I had thawed out in the fridge, normally one would think of cheeseburgers or maybe making a form of chop suey (I call it goulash) out of it … but I wanted something different and I was craving a steak and cheese grinder …. that is when this recipe idea came to me and it was a HUGE hit in my house with the kiddos {well the 2 kiddos that actually TRY new foods} …. Ingredients: 1 lb ground hamburg Frying pan or skillet Garlic […]

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How to Make Poor Man’s Grilled Cheese

Have you ever been in a tight time frame but really wanted a grilled cheese? How about the kids, they are begging for grilled cheese for lunch but you just don’t feel like making it? Maybe you ran out of propane for your gas stove? Whatever the reason this is the BEST idea since sliced cheese! Poor Man’s Grilled Cheese Supplies Needed: Microwave Sliced American Cheese { 1-2 per sandwich} 2 pieces of bread per sandwich Toaster Garlic Powder {optional} How to Make Poor Man’s Grilled Cheese Toast two pieces of bread per sandwich, a light toasting is best. Place […]

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Horizon Organic Farm Visit

My sons and my father went along with me to a Vermont farm that is part of a chain of around 100 New England farms who provide Horizon Organic milk. We took a day to learn about how organic milk is made but first off we wanted to learn how the animals are taken care of, what having a farm is all about and simply enjoy some laughter and good times. The farm is called The Farmstead at Falls Hill in Tunbridge, VT, and is only about an hour or less drive from my home in NH. My father being […]

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Have Chicken Breast? Quick Bake Idea

As most of you know I am a busy work at home mother of three. I have a couple blogs, I write on ELM now and I have a business to run, so when it comes to dinners I am usually a boxed meal kind of Mom, however, I have learned that obviously these are not the best nutritious meals for my family. Note that I will never stop making boxed meals or pre-made meals ever but I am trying to do a bit more cooking. The only problem is that with cooking comes finding the time to cook while […]

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Meatballs, the new Appetizer?

I was able to recently review a cookbook featuring Casa Di Bertacchi Meatballs, however, these meatballs are only available at Sam’s which is not a place I have ever shopped and the closest one is too far away for me to travel since receiving the cookbook. I have had many car troubles. *sigh* I wonder if you all have tried Casa Di Bertacchi Meatballs? They sound like they would make a great appetizer and so I would love to feature a recipe that everyone should try to make with our without your children.  As a Mom who is trying out […]

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What Was I Thinking?

I thought I was being all cool when I decided no more boxed meals for this family, we are going to start eating more home cooked type of meals. I used to cook but that was before I had one child, then I cooked your basic pasta dishes and now I have three children so I just felt boxed meals of some sort were way faster than trying to cut up a bunch of veggies, meat and actually have to pay attention to what’s cooking along with three munchkins. This past week I went grocery shopping but before I did […]

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