I have been trying to get away from using a lot of premade or processed foods and mixes like the already made seasoning packets, or soup/dressing mixes. I also recently started making my own chicken broth in the Crock Pot. Making your own broth is SO easy and not very involved--unless you want it that way---and the best part about it is you can really make it however you want! All you need is some chicken parts--or a whole chicken if you'd like--some veggies and a few ... Read More about Homemade Chicken Broth–in the Crock Pot
Have you looked closely at your oven lately? Is it need of a good scrubbing? Do you hate using store bought oven cleaner, or smelling that burning smell when you use the self clean option? Here's an easy tutorial on how to clean your oven using 3 simple household ingredients. I'll be honest with you, I'm not one to pay attention to my oven when I am baking something. It's not because I don't care, it's just not something I really think about. With that being said, ... Read More about How to Clean Your Oven Using 3 Household Ingredients
An otherwise ugly and outdated coffee table gets a fresh new look with a little bit of elbow grease and some paint! Finally! The coffee table makeover is complete! I had some set backs that prevented me from completing it as quickly as I thought. Who would have thought I would have to wait for it to warm up in TEXAS to be able to finish painting? I certainly didn't! But after 3 weeks I finally have a finished product to show you. Because I tend to ... Read More about Coffee Table Makeover–the Finished Product
Learning how to keep cilantro fresh in the fridge isn't hard. Follow these simple steps and your leafy herbs and vegetables can stay fresh for up to 3 weeks! If you're like me, you love any kind of Mexican cuisine. Especially homemade guacamole and Salsa! And you can't have either of those without fresh Cilantro. Unfortunately Cilantro is such a sensitive little herb that I haven't perfected growing it yet. Luckily here in Texas there is an abundance of the stuff at the grocery store--and ... Read More about How to Keep Cilantro Fresh in the Fridge
Happy New year everyone! We had a pretty uneventful NYE that ended up with both of us in bed by 10:30. Couldn't even stay up long enough to see the our former time zone ring in the new year. Oh well, such is adult life right? We had a very cheese themed meal for dinner last night. We still had a frozen stuffed crust pizza in the freezer and along with that I made a Cheeseball and some Cheesy Breadsticks from a recipe I found on Pinterest and this awesome blog. They were super easy to make and ... Read More about Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!