Monday, March 23, 2015

Hamburger Pie

This may sound like a weird dish but it is one of my family's favorites. We use grass fed, organic ground beef and a farm fresh egg to ensure the best quality.  I like to make several at a time and freeze two or three.  When I’m ready to make them later I just let them thaw first, then bake as usual.  You can use any biscuit recipe or try Kristin’s Kitchen biscuits made with organic ingredients.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cool way to Reuse Plastic bags

A quick Google search proves there are lots of ways to reuse your plastic grocery sacks.  From using them as trash bags, to things as creative as melting them to make jewelry, why throw them away?  If you are like me, even though you might have reusable cloth grocery sacks, you still end up with piles of those plastic bags from the times you left your bags at home or in the car.  Here is a fun way I came up with to use them as "wet bags" for things like diapers and swim suits.  I do eventually throw them away but at least they get one more good use out of them!

So gather all your plastic bags and your empty diaper wipe containers and check it out.  I've put together pictures to show each step.  It's simply folding up your bags and placing them in your container.  I was able to get 10 bags in my old Huggies container.

And there you have it!  Perfect for throwing in your diaper bag.  Or maybe your car for trash...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Pizza Pinwheels

When you are looking for a quick party snack, these are perfect!  A few weeks ago we were invited to a party and everyone was to bring something to munch on.  Living in the mountains, we try to use what we have on hand instead of making the drive to the grocery store 40 minutes round trip out of the way.  I pretty much always keep pizza ingredients on hand.  My business sells pizza crust mix - which is available here, by the way, at my Esty Shop!  And I have learned to keep a steady supply of cheese and hand canned pizza sauce.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dark Chocolate... Enchilada Sauce!

Hmm...  When I first heard about putting dark chocolate in my enchilada sauce I cringed.  It sounded disgusting.  I mean, I love chocolate.  I mean I really, really, LOVE chocolate!  And I've become accustom to yummy, good-quality, dark chocolate.  It's the best.  But in my enchiladas?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Video Posts Down

Until I can get my hands on a reliable computer (mine has been fixed to save data but is NOT reliable anymore) I will have to stop posting video blog posts.  I'm very sad as I have lots of ideas but no way to edit at this time.  I will resume as soon as I can afford to invest in a new computer!  Stay tuned for my regular Monday posts as it seems for now I am still able to upload pics.  Oh technology!  Why do you hate me?!  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chinese Noodles AKA Alkaline Noodles

Last week I posted my tutorial on how to make Chicken Bouillon Powder from scratch.  This is the second part of that post as promised.  In this post, I will show you how I made Ramen Noodles.  You can use these noodles to make your own Ramen Noodle jars that just require adding water.  Or you can use them in any Asian inspired noodle dish.  We really enjoyed them as a Lo Mein meal.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Video Post: DIY Natural Diaper Wipe Solution

A few weeks back I posted a blog entry about making your own cloth diaper wipes.  You can check it out HERE.  This is a follow up post letting you all know what I do for diaper wipe solution.  There are lots of recipes out there on different types of solution.  It is a really forgiving kind of thing to make.  You basically can't do it wrong.  I put in whatever goodies I have on hand usually. You can find the recipe inspiration for this post HERE for specifics.

Check it out.  Us grown ups are jealous of the pampering our little girls tush gets. Just sayin!