January 26, 2015

Voyaging into better eating, trying to make sauteed carrots!

Trying to make healthier side dishes for the family - not tater tots or fries or bread for a side!  Let's try sauteed carrots maybe?

Will let you know if anyone (including me, hahaha) eats them!!


January 23, 2015

Recipe Review: Pioneer Woman Steak Fingers! OMG YUM!

So - in my quest to cook more I stumbled across this recipe for Pioneer Woman Steak Fingers!

I wasn't sure about them at first, seems like a lot of work!  But I gave it a whirl - they were good!  Not even good, great!  The hubby and the 2 sons declared them WINNERS, but the daughter not so much :-(

After making them about 6 times, she has come around (we are going with the taste it each time and if you still don't like it you don't have to eat it) - just like the getting-kids-to-eat guru said she would!

Couple of hints for when you cook them:


  • the breading of them does take a long time.  I'm usually running out of flour by the end and have needed to add extra + seasonings.
  • USE A CAST IRON Skillet!  This makes them so much better, really it does!
  • I cook with organic coconut oil (refined) and a little organic salted butter - I do not, however, add any plain salt to it and they are PLENTY salty.
Give them a try, they definitely (by now) get a thumbs up from our entire house!  And it's SO NICE to have a recipe that everyone in the house is happy to eat (there are very few of those nights!)!

ENJOY!

November 11, 2014

A new look!

Nothing fancy, but new!  Let's see how this looks and if I like it!


July 16, 2014

Craft subscription service for kids: Crafting our kids

All I can say is "wow!".  I signed my 7 year old up for a monthly craft subscription service to help with summer boredom - I had no idea I was getting crafts that are keepsakes!!

Her first box is the July box and came right on time - it has 2 crafts - all the supplies needed and great instructions.

The first is Americana wind socks made from solo cups and streamers - she loved it.

But the second one!!  It's an American flag made from paint stirrers!!  It's amazing and she did it all on her own!

Crafting our kids -  a service we will probably use year round!!


June 07, 2014

2013 gmc Yukon Denali mirror replacement

This post is because we couldn't find the info on the internet anywhere on how to replace a cracked mirror!  This would be the same for a Cadillac escalade or a Chevy Tahoe or suburban.  It has the turn signal lights and the blind zone sensor.

You have to push the old Mirror up really hard to get it off - you will have to smash it to bits.  Here are reference pics of the back of the mirror

You can see the only way it will come up is to jam a screw driver under it and push.

The lip around the motor at the top stops you from pulling it down as well as the 4 anchors.


December 05, 2013

Gift for child: age 6-10!!

Rainbow loom!!!!  The 2 smaller children love this!!  They have made at least a hundred bracelets!  Tyler puts 2 together and makes necklaces!  Jess is 6 and 1/2 and has no trouble using it and my almost 12 year old has also been caught using it to make a bracelet in his football team's colors!


November 25, 2013

Hello?? Been a while eh??

Wow it's been a while! Let's see if we can make use of these tools and get things started around here!!!  

Who's in??!! ME!

Thanksgiving is in 3 days, it's going to snow and I've got football to watch!  Since I last posted I've fallen into the football trap and I can't wait to tell you all about it!!