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19 June, 2016

Chickpea salad with lemon and herbs

Chickpea salad with lemon and herbs
Posted in : Pre-prep, Salads on by : Nicole

I found this little easy, fabulous, praise worthy recipe while flipping through my neighbor’s bon apetit! I thought it looked interesting and really who doesn’t like a little garlic with their parm and evoo? This thing is fantastic! The garlic gives you a bite, the soft texture of the chick peas, the fresh basil! I have
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17 June, 2016

Ban the Drips

Ban the Drips
Posted in : Tips And Tricks on by : Nicole

One of things that I hate is a sticky or slick bottle or smudge on the bottom of my shelves… A few years ago I was introduced to the local EVOO store and ALL THE FLAVORS! OMG – I truely am addicted… I have some basics for cooking – Chipotle, Garlic and Butter – yup
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14 June, 2016

Carrots

Carrots
Posted in : Dog Stuff, Waste Not Want Not on by : Nicole

Carrots! You buy them, usually for just 1 or 2 to use in a recipe. I’ve got some options for how to deal with the rest of the bag, or if you like a good deal, get the 10 pound bag from costco and go to town! Freezing will leave them limp on defrost, but
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11 June, 2016

Fabric Softener – Crystals

Fabric Softener – Crystals
Posted in : DIY Cleaners on by : Nicole

This is one of the easiest DIY laundry recipes, you will ever find! For HE washing machines – add it to the detergent compartment with your regular detergent. 1 Tbl – 1/4 cup (determine the amount you need) For Regular Washing Machines – add it with the detergent to the bowl From my research (on
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8 June, 2016

Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad
Comments : 2 Posted in : Pre-prep, Salads, Veggies on by : Nicole

This is a fun little recipe that uses not too many ingredients and is refreshing on a hot day or with a hot dish! The easiest way to deal with the cucumbers is 2 fold. Option 1 is to use a food processor with a slicing blade – it definitely makes quick work of it,
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4 June, 2016

Cranberry Oat Dog Muffins

Cranberry Oat Dog Muffins
Posted in : Dog Stuff, Dog Treats on by : Nicole

Honestly you can eat these yourself, and i’ve had husband’s of friend mistakenly chow down on other treats meant for a furry friend to no harm, but they will be pretty bland and no sugar! (But he will say it sat nicely on his post food poisoning tummy!) I have fur babies. They have 2
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2 June, 2016

Spicy Flank

Spicy Flank
Comments : 2 Posted in : Flank Steak, Meat, Pre-prep on by : Nicole

This recipe is one of the oldest recipes from the marriage with my hubby. We love this recipe! We upped the heat from the original, about twice, and doubled the sauce to have enough for dipping the finished product.   Spicy Flank From Lazy Bear Foods | Main Dishes | American Print Dig-in Spicy Marinade,
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22 May, 2016

Jalapeños

Jalapeños
Posted in : Appetizers, Veggies, Waste Not Want Not on by : Nicole

I love jalapenos and hot peppers in my foods. I tend to over buy! I get excited! 19 cents a pound – yes please! I use as many as i can in my recipes and then…  bugger. I open the vegetable crisper and they are starting to get wrinkly…  ugh! I’ve got a couple options
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20 May, 2016

Spicy Shrimp in Coconut Sauce

Spicy Shrimp in Coconut Sauce
Posted in : Pre-prep, Seafood, Shrimp on by : Nicole

This is a family staple, and even if it isn’t pre-prepped, it isn’t a long cook time and can make a weekday meal seem amazing! I have the recipe entered with the sauce doubled, because we like sauce in this house! We also have the spice pretty high – so take care if you don’t
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13 May, 2016

Dog Treats – spent grain

Dog Treats – spent grain
Posted in : Dog Stuff, Dog Treats on by : Nicole

To glom onto my previous post regarding spent grain and what it is… I’m started using the spent grain in my dog treats. I spent an innordinate amount of time look up recipes, and deciding which would be best. Similar to the cranberry crunchies, this recipes is adaptable to whatever fruits, veggies etc you have
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