Mar 312015
 

The after bath, crazy hair photo shoot!

Zander’s not feeling well. He picked up some nasty bug that’s going around. Since I’m sick too, with something different oddly enough, I decided to post a few pics while I’m banished to the basement. Being banished to the basement isn’t so bad. I got to play around with pictures!

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Mar 302015
 

My mother has been particularly industrious recently and she gave me permission to post a few of her projects!

I’m always amazed at what my mother can do with sewing (and everything else for that matter), but I just LOVE these storage boxes she made out of old jeans. What a fantastic way to get rid of clutter and make things look neat and organized without using a bunch of boring plastic storage boxes.

The¬†pockets are not only cute, but also functional! The wallet wear adds so much character. It makes me want to snoop to see what’s in that particular pocket.

This almost makes me want to break out my sewing machine… almost. I’d have a lot to learn before attempting something like this. I think I’ll stick to crochet for now.

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One Pot Goulash

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Mar 272015
 

It’s been chilly here the last few days, so I decided some goulash would hit the spot. It’s a great chilly weather food and with the one pot instructions, it’s easy!

Every time I make this recipe it’s a little different than the time before. Sometimes I add chili powder, cayenne pepper and/or cumin if I’m wanting a little more spice. Parsley often makes it into the pot and I’ve even tossed in some kale for something different.

My husband doesn’t care for most peppers, so I have to find different ways to make up for the missing flavor. It’s a little bland with out the peppers, but easy to spice up and make your own.

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Mar 162015
 

Good served warm or cooled or cold. Rich flavor and great with ice cream. I had a hard time sharing! 

Not everyone likes nuts, so I covered half with chopped pecans instead of mixing them in and it was good both ways.

Although I made these around Christmas, the deep golden color reminded me of autumn. I think I’m going to have to make some again in the fall.

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Mar 092015
 

This recipe is out of the book that came with my Hamilton Beach bread machine. The outer crust is crunchy like french bread from the store and it makes wonderful sandwiches. My favorite would have to be thin cut pastrami with provolone, lightly toasted. Sometimes I add sliced dill pickles or olives after toasting. Yum!

I think it goes well with Tortellini and Ham, One Pan Alfredo and I’ve even used it with Italian Pork Sandwiches instead of hard rolls.

Cut thick and use to make French bread pizza!

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Mar 022015
 

Very quick and yummy cluster recipe.

I use leftover nuts and chocolate from holiday baking to make these and sometimes they’re gone faster than everything else.

Makes a great addition to holiday candies and makes a great gift for the nut lover with a sweet tooth. Sometimes I add mini M&M’s to add a little color, so they look more festive. Dried fruit and your favorite nut mixes instead of plain peanuts are good, too!

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