Spring Cleaning Tips (Monday it’s here!)

Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 09:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Yes, unfortunately we ALL need this. Let’s just do this so we can sit back and enjoy our clean and organized home…here are some links for amazing tips to help us all:

  • Spring Cleaning Tips – How to Deep Clean | House Beautiful… CLICK HERE! broom-1324469_1280
  • 8 Spring Cleaning Tips to Get It Done Faster | Reader’s Digest… CLICK HERE!
  • Spring Cleaning Checklist | HGTV…. CLICK HERE!
  • 7 Spring-Cleaning Tips | HGTV… CLICK HERE!
  • Best House Cleaning Tips for 2017 | Good Housekeeping… CLICK HERE!
  • Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home | Cleaning Your House… CLICK HERE!

 

Above image courtesy of Pixabay.comjackmac34

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Shamrock Shakes for St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Start the tradition now! Yum…
Prep- 10 m     Ready In - 10 m

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream sham shake
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract, or more to taste
  • 9 drops green food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, or to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream, or to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon green decorator sugar, or to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend ice cream, milk, mint extract, and food coloring together in a blender until smooth.
  2. Drizzle chocolate syrup around inside walls of 2 tall glasses; pour shake into glass. Top with whipped cream and green decorator sugar.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Julie Kimball Fitzgerald “This has become a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in our house. The kids love it, and so do I.”

This recipe is courtesy of and sole property of AllRecipes.com and Julie Kimball Fitzgerald

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Spring Herb Popovers (Carbs Yay!)

Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Popovers must be attempted at least once in life. And here we go…

Spring Herb Popovers 

Prep- 10 m    Ready In - 40 m

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup LAND O LAKES(R) Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, melted popovers
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature
  • 4 LAND O LAKES(R) Eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • LAND O LAKES(R) Butter with Canola Oil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush 12 popover cups with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Place pan in oven 5 minutes.
  2. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons butter, flour, milk, eggs, chives, dill and salt in bowl; mix well. Pour batter into preheated popover cups, filling about half full. Bake 25 minutes. (Do not open oven door during baking.)
  3. Remove from oven; poke top of each popover with sharp knife to release steam. Serve warm with Butter with Canola Oil, if desired.

Enjoy!

Recipe By:Land O’Lakes
“These crispy, warm popovers with fresh herbs will be a delicious addition to your next meal.”

This recipe and image are courtesy and sole property of Land O’Lakes and Allrecipes.com

 

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Don’t Forget – Spring Forward!

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

We’re here to help you remember Spring Forward this weekend!

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Mar 12, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Starts

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 12, 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

Get the World Clock app for IOS > click here!
Get the World Clock app for Android > click here!

The above image is courtesy of Pixabay.comobpia30 

 

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Barbecue Turkey Meatballs (Delicious)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

These meatballs are guilt-free and delicious! Take a look…

Barbecue Turkey Meatballs 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten   turkey meatballs
  • 1 (5.3 ounce) container VOSKOS(R) Nonfat Honey Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Marmalade Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade or apricot preserves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine egg, yogurt, bread crumbs, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add ground turkey; mix well.
  2. Shape turkey mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Add meatballs to warm Marmalade Barbecue Sauce (see below) in a large saucepan. Serve with pretzel sticks as picks.
  3. Marmalade Barbecue Sauce: Combine barbecue sauce and marmalade in a large saucepan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Serve with meatballs.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Voskos “VOSKOS® Nonfat Honey Greek Yogurt adds a hint of sweet to these lean meatballs dressed up with marmalade barbecue sauce. For easy shaping, use a small scoop to form the meatballs, then bake them off in the oven. To party with ease, transfer meatballs and sauce to a slow cooker set on warm or low heat setting to serve. Serve with crunchy pretzel sticks as a fun substitute for wooden picks.”

This recipe and image courtesy and property of AllRecipes.comVoskos

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Sticky Popcorn (Kids Love This)

Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Similar to rice crispy treats, delicious!

Ingredients:   popcorn

  • 10 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 10 cups popped popcorn

Directions:

  1. Combine marshmallows, butter, and brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth, 30 to 60 seconds.
  2. Place popcorn in a bowl and pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn; stir to coat.

Enjoy!

Recipe By: blossom
“This came from a friend and is now the most requested family night treat from my children. Like caramel corn only much faster and fun to eat!”

This recipe and image are courtesy of Allrecipes / Blossom 

 

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Taming Toddler Temper Tantrums

Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

I bet you can’t say that five times fast! So…I’ve done some research and pulled links from some informative sites that should help us all deal with our munchkins mini meltdowns. Take a look…

  • Taming Tempers – KidsHealth – Click here! baby-215867_640
  • 10 Ways to Tame Your Kid’s Tantrums – Parents – Click here!
  • Temper tantrums in toddlers: How to keep the peace – Mayo Clinic – Click here!
  • Toddler Temper Tantrums | What to Expect - whattoexpect.com – Click here!
  • How to Stop the Tantrums – Parents – Click here!
  • Preventing Temper Tantrums in Children: Strategies and Tips for Parents – Click here!
  • 9 Fast Ways to Stop Toddler Temper Tantrums – What to Expect – Click here!
  • Preventing tantrums – Supernanny – Click here!
  • Tantrums – How to Stop a Temper Tantrum When Kids Lose It – Click here! 

We hope these links can shed some light on this issue and help you to maintain your sanity. :)

The above image is courtesy of Pixabay.comPublicDomainPictures

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Triple Dipped Fried Chicken (OMG)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Okay, this is not low cal…but perfect for that cheat meal or special occasion!

Triple Dipped Fried Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic salt  chicken
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups beer or water
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

Prep: 30 m   Cook: 20 m    Ready In: 50 m

Directions:

  1. In one medium bowl, mix together 3 cups of flour, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon black pepper, paprika and poultry seasoning. In a separate bowl, stir together 1 1/3 cups flour, salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, egg yolks and beer. You may need to thin with additional beer if the batter is too thick.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Moisten each piece of chicken with a little water, then dip in the dry mix. Shake off excess and dip in the wet mix, then dip in the dry mix once more.
  3. Carefully place the chicken pieces in the hot oil. Fry for 15 to 18 minutes, or until well browned. Smaller pieces will not take as long. Large pieces may take longer. Remove and drain on paper towels before serving.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: QUIRKYIQ “This is the crispiest, spiciest, homemade fried chicken I have ever tasted! It is equally good served hot or cold and has been a picnic favorite in my family for years.”

This recipe and image are courtesy and property of AllRecipes.comQUIRKYIQ

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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn (Yes!)

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This one is truly delicious and super-easy!

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 (16 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels  corn
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  •  1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a slow cooker, combine corn, cream cheese, butter, milk, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cook on High for 2 to 4 hours, or on Low for 4 to 6 hours.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: DOTTE “Good and easy!”

This recipe is sole property and courtesy of AllRecipe.com and DOTTE

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Our Favorite Toddler Memes From The Last Month!

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

 

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably seen some of these “Toddler Logic”  memes we’re talking about. These are just too funny! We don’t own them nor do we create them, we are just lucky enough to find them and share a laugh (or two) with you!

Here they are in no specific order…

 

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meme 2

 

 

meme 4

 

 

meme 3

 

 

meme 5

We hope you had a good laugh at the expense of toddlers and their logic. :)

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