Friday, April 18, 2014

Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Yesterday was my son Sten’s birthday. My “baby” turned 15! How did THAT happen?!? I love what Gwyn wrote on Facebook yesterday: “I used to tell my son he could celebrate birthdays and have parties he just wasn’t allowed to get older.” LOL. Unfortunately, that’s just not working Gwyn! Whether I like it or not, he is becoming a wonderful young man, and I couldn’t be prouder. :-)

The reason for this story is that since we spent most of yesterday involved in birthday celebrations, I didn’t get the post I planned on today done. So instead I did a little digging in my library of pictures and posts and realized I had a gem of a recipe ready to post that I never did!

I really have no idea why I just told you that long story….so maybe it would just be best if I got on with the recipe. :-)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

How To Turn Cheap Steak Into Tender, Juicy Steak!

Tenderizing Steak

Today I am going to share a very juicy secret with you…and if you are a steak-lover you are going to want to pay attention!

Learning this trick can save you major bucks on your grocery bill because it allows you to easily turn cheap cuts of meats into tender, juicy meals, for a fraction of the cost!

So what IS the simple secret to make an inexpensive cut of steak come out tender and juicy? SALT YOUR STEAKS for at least one hour prior to grilling!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar From Scraps!

Apple Scraps Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of my absolute favorite natural products! And I must not be alone because this post I did in September on 28 Health and Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar has been extremely popular. It’s been pinned more than 16,000 times!!

I love to use ACV in homemade beauty products (like this toner,) for cleaning, or for an added boost of nutrition in lots of different recipes. You can even make homemade insect repellant & a natural remedy for dry, itchy skin using ACV!

I usually buy Bragg’s Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar but when I saw this recipe for a DIY version of ACV from Diana at These Two Hands I had to give it a try!

The next time you are making an apple pie or just have some apple scraps lying around….you might want to give it a try too!

DIY “Polaroid” Picture Banner

DIY Polaroid Banner

I love the look of the classic “polaroid” instant print photos and I love decorating with banners! Happily, I found a really cute project that combines the two! I decided to hang it in my office, but it would also be great for a birthday, bridal or baby shower, graduation, or just about any kind of celebration! Featuring photos is always fun!

Since I didn’t want to shell out $100 for a Polaroid camera, I decided to come up with my own “instant photos” for a fraction of the cost. As you can see, they are a slightly smaller version of the original instant photo, but I actually like that about them. :-)

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