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Month: July 2017

Recipe Review: Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe Review: Chocolate Chip Muffins

My kids really like those packets of muffin mix that you can get for just under a dollar and all you have to do is add 1/2 cup of milk. I know they are not healthy (as most muffins are not), but buy them every now and then and make them at night to surprise the kids with the following morning. The other day Zach asked if I could make some muffins for them, I didn’t have any packets of…

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Make Your Own Alfredo Sauce

Make Your Own Alfredo Sauce

I LOVE Alfredo. Jarred sauce cannot compare to making your own sauce, actually jarred sauce does not even taste like Alfredo sauce. This recipe is easy, uses no special ingredients, and still tastes great. Alfredo Sauce Ingredients: Desired amount of cooked pasta 1/2 Cup butter 1.5 Cups heavy cream salt and pepper to taste dash of garlic 1 1/4 Cups Parmesan cheese (or 3/4 cup Parmesan and 1/2 cup Romano cheese) How To Prepare: Melt butter in the bottom of…

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Recipe Review: Old Fashion Sweet Potato Pie

Recipe Review: Old Fashion Sweet Potato Pie

I really have a pet peeve with modern day recipes/recipe books, and it’s that when I go to make a pumpkin pie it says to use one can of canned pumpkin. This goes for most recipes, modern day recipes do not tell you how to make it using the actual raw product, but how to make it using a store bought already processed product. As someone who cans and does a lot of baking from scratch this is a real…

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Brownie And Her Babies

Brownie And Her Babies

Brownie And Her Babies It has been 3 weeks already. The babies have been enjoying a lot of outside time. They even free ranged all day on Wednesday. Their free range time depends on Brownie, some days she tries to take them to places they can not be, but Wednesday she was content keeping them in the yard. I changed out their poultry waterer for a black dish that the babies can play in. I am not sure that Brownie…

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DIY: Fajita Seasoning

DIY: Fajita Seasoning

Season Your Own Fajitas I will confess that first time I ever had fajitas I thought for sure there was no way I was going to like them. Since Andi and I were guests at a friends house, we sucked it up and ate them. They were DELICIOUS! So I tried to make them at home, I had picked up the basic concept watching my friend make them. We sat down to dinner that night expecting a repeat and they…

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Tips To Make Summer Driving Easier

Tips To Make Summer Driving Easier

Tips To Make Summer Driving Easier With the warmer weather, a lot of us are probably seeing more time spent in the car. When the weather starts to improve, there are a few things I do to make extended drives and impromptu excursions more enjoyable (and cheaper). It helps to be prepared for summer driving. Keep a pack of plastic cups in your car. I like to keep mine under the driver’s seat, I can reach them then if I…

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Day Trip: Watkins Glen State Park

Day Trip: Watkins Glen State Park

Friday we went to Watkins Glen State Park for the day, well more like evening, the kids had hair appointments and then we had to run some errands before going. I had coordinated food with my mom and we meet up there for dinner. Watkins Glen has two pools. They have their very large “adult” pool, which has a diving end, with 3 diving boards, and a general end that goes up to 5′ 8ish”. There is a smaller “kiddie”…

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Why I Stopped Stressing Over My Weight

Why I Stopped Stressing Over My Weight

Weight for me has been a roller coaster ride. I have had my highs, and I have had my very, very lows. I was bullied in high school, and I would say that up until 11th grade I was normal weight, but that is when the bullying got bad. That is when I had classmates tell me they did not want me to read their papers, and former friends stopped talking to me, because I was not cool, or so…

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Recipe Review: Chickpea Brownies

Recipe Review: Chickpea Brownies

Chickpea Brownies I like chickpeas. I like them on salads, I like them tossed with a little olive oil, garlic, and parsley, I like them as hummus (and so don’t the kids). I am always looking for “healthy” desserts, so I was like why not? My Thoughts: Well it turns out that chickpea brownies are nothing like brownies. They have a different texture. They taste not like any brownie I have ever had and more like peanut butter chickpeas. A…

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Day Trip: When Things Go Wrong

Day Trip: When Things Go Wrong

Last week, we took a day trip to Saratoga Springs, NY. Andi is originally from that area, and I worked up there a few summers when in college. I love the area. I love the horses (of course), the things to do, the memories, the scenery, just everything about it. I had it all planned out. We had a schedule of things to do, a rough time frame for when we had to meet people. I got everyone’s cloths and…

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