Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Crisp Onion Potatoes

you will need:
6-8 Potatoes (depending on size) I like reds
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Onion soup mix


Preheat oven to 425 degrees*

Cut up potatoes into small wedges toss into a bowl big enough to mix them in. Add the mayonnaise and a packet of onion soup mix. Stir to coat potatoes. Spray an 9*13 pan or spread out on cookie sheet bake for 35 minutes or until done to desired crispness.

* I made chicken to go with these that needed to be baked at 375 degrees so Cooked them about ten minutes longer at the lower temperature.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Kid Friendly Pumpkin Decorating

Painting pumpkins

Grandma grew mini pumpkins so we got bunch here is the kind we used these would be fun projects to do on any kind though

This is the paint I used I would recommend something more waterproof if going to keep pumpkin outside this however is easy to clean up!

Having fun painting

Finished pumpkins

*A tooth pick worked best for stacking the pumpkins together

Melting crayons to decorate

Both of my kids loved this project

As the crayons melt add more colors. We used an embossing heat tool to melt them. Maybe a hair dryer would work also? If you try it let me know!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Brownie Mix Oatmeal Cookies

You will need:

*brownie mix
* 1 cup oatmeal
* 3/4 cup flour

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie mix according to directions add oatmeal and flour mix well. Put spoonfuls on un-greased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

Pizza Sandwich

French loaf
pizza sauce

For a quick meal add your pizza toppings on the french bread loaf and wrap in tin foil and cook in oven at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kids Halloween Craft

My little one and I had fun with this Halloween spider and ghost craft yesterday.

You will need:
Popsicle sticks
googly eyes
black/white paint
black pipe cleaners
Elmer's glue
Maybe some tape
card stock or fridge magnet

I cut my card stock to the width I wanted the spider/ghost to be.* We then glued the Popsicle sticks on to the card stock and let the paint dry. Once paint was dry we glued on the googly eyes, then glued on the legs we used 2 to pipe cleaner each cut into froths. Glue on the legs.( I ended up taping them because my little crafter got too much glue and it never dried so I wiped off and taped them on. with clear packing tape. I then cut another piece of the black pipe cleaner about the same size of the legs. and made a loop on the back so that the spider could be hung up. 

*For the ghost I used an magnet and glued it on that instead of the card stock. It was one of those advertisement ones that comes on the phone book.

And an Elmo one because my little Elmo fan wanted to make Elmo. Elmo's nose is a Gatorade bottle cap.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Kitty Peanut butter Sandwich

This cute sandwich was a big hit here with my little one today.

Peanut butter
Apples (nose and ears)
Peanut butter chips (nose)
Reese’s pieces (eyes)
Pretzel sticks 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti

Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti

Preheat Oven 375 degrees

4-6 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 package of Ritz crackers
2 Tbsp. of flour
Garlic powder
Italian seasoning
Shredded parmesan cheese
Shredded mozzarella cheese
 1 jar of Marinara sauce or pasta sauce
1 package of spaghetti noodles

If chicken is frozen thaw enough to get breading to stick to it.  In a gallon size zip lock crush the Ritz crackers add flour and some garlic powder and Italian seasoning and a small handful of the parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.  Put chicken in bag and shake to coat.  Spray a 9*13 baking dish and bake for 40 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.  Remove from oven and cover top of each piece with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Cook five minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Turn oven to broil and brown the cheese a bit.  Cook your spaghetti noodles according to package directions. In a sauce pan add your pasta sauce, some Garlic powder, and Italian seasoning and warm on medium heat. Serve sprinkle with more parmesan for garnish and flavor.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Quick Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

1 cup warm water
1pkg yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp from jar)
*mix until yeast is dissolved
1 tsp sugar
1tsp salt
2 Tbsp. melted butter or oil
2.5 Cups flour
Garlic powder (optional) (to taste not measured)
Italian seasoning (optional) (to taste not measured)

Mix and knead ( I knead it right in the bowl to keep the counter clean) let sit 5 minutes, roll out on greased pizza pan (I use a 16" pan.) Add toppings and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. 

This recipe is also great for a quick frenchbread recipe or quick rolls. Only makes about 6 rolls so I usually double it if I am making rolls.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Easy Garlic Italian bread and pizza dough

Easy Garlic Italian bread and pizza dough
Oven: 425 degrees

1 cup warm water
1pkg yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp from jar)
*mix until yeast is dissolved
1 tsp sugar
1tsp salt
2 Tbsp. melted butter or oil
2.5 Cups flour
Garlic powder (to taste not measured)
Italian seasoning (to taste not measured)
Mix and knead ( I knead it right in the bowl to keep the counter clean) let sit 5 minutes shape into loaf cook or let rise for 15 or so minutes on warming oven bake for 15-20 minutes, rub with butter while still warm slice and serve.

* can also be used as pizza dough instead of shaping into loaf roll out on greased pizza pan and add toppings and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How to make a thorw pillow

Step 1: Lay out fabric place pillow on fabric and cut around the pillow. This will be the front piece o the pillow. I cut close around the pillow not leaving a seam allowance I want the pillow to fit in tight.

Step 2: Cut the back piece lay your front one on fabric and cut a piece that is close to 2 of the front side. Cut that piece in half

Step 3: Lay the front piece right side up on ironing surface and the two back pieces on top of it with right sides touching

Step 4: fold back the overlapping parts of fabric they stil should over lap but you now be able to see some of the front side. Iron it down good especial the edges.

Step 5: Pin in place 

Step 6: sew all around the pillow

Step 7: Remove pins

Step 8: Turn right side out

Step 9: stuf pillow in

and now you are done you have a thow pillow with a removable cover for easy washing!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Plastic Pool Storage Tip

With a cheap plastic over door hook (got this one from Dollar Tree) and an shower curtain hook and a small hole put in the pool ring you can hang/store your plastic pool.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

I am now featuring a page of my some of my favorite photos. This is becoming kinda random but that is how I roll.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese softed
1 tsp milk
Cream together

1 1/2 Cups Heavy whip cream
Whip until thickened

2/3 Cup brown sugar
1tsp vanilla
dash of salt

Wacky Cake (chocolate Cake)

Wacky cake

350 degrees
30 minutes

3 Cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 Tbs baking cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs vinegar
3/4 Cups oil
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt

Sift together dry ingredients. Add vanilla, vinegar, water and salt. Mix well with fork. Pour into 9*13 baking dish and bake.

for Cream cheese frosting recipe click here : Cream Cheese Frosting

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Construction Cake

Cat Constructon Cake

*I used a from scratch chocolate cake to make the square cake and the cupcakes and cream cheese frosting I made (recipes for those to follow soon.)
*Brown food coloring
*Candy rocks
*Toy dump trucks

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Easy Italian dressing Pasta Salad

Wacky mac noodles
Green onions
Red pepper
Chedder cheese
Any other veggies you have/like in salad
Italian dressing
Fresh parmesan cheese

Cook noodles according to package directions, drain and rinse with cool water. Put in large bowl dice tomato, green onions, red pepper, cheese and any other veggies add to bowl add mayonnaise I used maybe 1/4 a cup * add Italian dressing (maybe 1/4 cup) Mix all together garnish with parmesan cheese serve right away or chill it is a better if it has time to chill.

*this was a recipe I did not measure but just added and mixed as I went along so does not have exact measurements use your judgement on what looks right or go according to taste.

Add chicken to make it meal

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Easy Paw Patrol cupcakes

to makes these Paw Patrol Cupcakes I used:

Mega M&Ms (in this case I used Spree and Rolos as my local store did not have the mega M&MS)

mini M&Ms

Blue frosting

Paw Patrol Wrapping Paper

I coverd my cake plate with the wrapping paper to make a cute simple display for the cupcakes.

#paw patrol cupcakes #easy paw patrol cupcakes

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The new blog is going to have tips as well. As a stay at home mom I am constantly bending over to pick things up. I like to try to get a work out in but this is a good way to get a little extra in without really doing anything.

Today’s tip: Instead of bending over to pick something up do a squat

Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Blog

I am going to start blogging again with a new blog approach. While some people like to read a long thing about the history or whatever while searching for a recipe or tutorial I would rather just read the recipe or the how to. So my new blog will be recipes and tutorials that are to the point. My Comfort pads will also be for sale under the shop tab.