We are a very patriotic family and love a good 4th of July party. My husband served in the Navy for 20 years and that alone will give any family great pride for our country. But both of our families are extremely patriotic as well and we were both influenced by that growing up. We also try very hard to instill that in our son. He learned to salute the flag at a very early age and his favorite part of school is saying the Pledge of Allegiance. We are having a few neighbors over ... Read More about 4th of July Party – Patriotic Food and Decor Ideas
One of the challenges I faced after getting our baby chicks is the issue of having a chick brooder heat lamp inside our home. They can be quite dangerous. My neighbors use their garage but we do not have a garage (or a barn) so our only option is keeping the chick brooder inside. And even in a garage or barn, the heat lamp can be quite dangerous! I spent many hours researching alternative options. If you know you are going to be raising baby chicks every spring there are a few good ... Read More about Chick Brooder Heat lamp Alternative
I came across this recipe a few weeks ago on the NY Times cooking website. We love it! It's a simple recipe that is packed with flavor. You saute the Brussels sprouts in the drippings from the sausage (I also recommend trying them sauteed in bacon grease too - AMAZING!). Tossing the Brussels sprouts and Italian sausage with red onion (pickled with red wine vinegar) helps keep the flavor of the dish light and not too rich. This recipe is great for a quick weeknight dinner! If you ... Read More about Brussels Sprouts and Italian Sausage
The other day I wanted to do something different for lunch (different for my family at least!). I was going through my pantry and fridge and realized that I had everything to make a delicious batch of sheet pan nachos. I think I made this weekly when I was in college. The only thing that takes time while prepping is browning the meat so it's very easy to whip up as an appetizer or snack for hungry tummies. ... Read More about Sheet Pan Nachos
We are a family that loves hot and crispy chicken tenders. Everyone does right?? The crunch, the salt, and all the dips. Be still my heart. :) And the trendy air fryer has made it easier to get a lovely fried chicken tender without all of the grease and fat. ... Read More about Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
For some, the Coronavirus pandemic is creating chaos and boredom from being stuck at home. (Believe me - I get that!!) But for others, it is inspiring creativity, family time and some form of homesteading. One of the biggest trends right now is backyard chickens and DIY chicken coops. ... Read More about Backyard Chicken Coops – Free plans!
I am obsessed with English muffins. I love making ANY hot sandwich with them but they are also amazing with plain ol' butter or some cream cheese. There's nothing like smelling an English muffin cooking in the toaster. Simply heaven. But I'm also trying to lose a bit of weight. Enter 90 Second Bread..... ... Read More about Low Carb Keto 90 Second Bread
This delicious sweet beer bread recipe uses only 6 ingredients - and all kitchen staples! ... Read More about Sweet Beer Bread – No yeast!
I am sure you are well aware but thanks to the Coronavirus, we have a temporary shortage on several household products that we use every day. Most items are back in stock but the one thing I still cannot find is hand soap. It's not readily available online either. My solution.... make your own! If you've got empty foaming hand soap dispensers and dish soap you can easily make your own! That's all it takes (and water). ... Read More about DIY Foaming Hand Soap
It's February and Valentine's Day is around the corner! Nothing like waiting until the last minute but I wanted to share these cute Silly Straw Valentine cards. ... Read More about Silly Straw Valentine Cards – FREE printables! – Valentine’s Day Crazy Straw Card