• Recipes

    Beans & Chicken Stew

    l  What You’ll Need: – 1 pound pinto beans rinsed and drained – 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – 6 cups water – 2 carrots, peeled and sliced – 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning – Garlic Salt to taste – 1 teaspoon onion powder What You’ll Do: 1. Place the rinsed pinto beans, raw chicken breast, and sliced carrots in the crockpot. 2. Add Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and onion powder. 3. Pour the 7 cups of water into the crockpot, covering the ingredients. 4. Cover the crockpot with its lid and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or until the beans are tender 5- Once chicken is full cooked…

  • Holiday,  Recipes

    Creamy Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad

    I love a fruit salad in the Summer!! This recipe only takes minutes to make. It’s beautiful to serve on the Fourth of July or Memorial Day! And of course DELISH! Here’s how to make it!  What You’ll Need: 1 block cream cheese (room temperature) 8oz cool whip  2 teaspoons vanilla  1.5 cup powdered sugar  16oz marshmallows  1 pound blueberries  1.5 pounds of strawberries (cut)  Pecans (for garninish) What You’ll Do: Beat cream cheese, cool whip, vanilla and powder sugar until smooth. Fold in marshmallows. Gently fold in fruit.  Reserve a bit of the fruit to garnish the top! Or use pecans. Or be like me and use both! 

  • Homemaking,  Items I Love,  Lifestyle,  Recipes

    Elevate Your Coffee Experience with the Concierge Espresso Maker

    In a world where coffee has become an important part of our daily lives, the quest for the perfect cup has become quite the goal. One innovation that has captured the attention of coffee enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike is the Concierge Espresso Maker. (We found on YouTube during the search for an at home coffee maker) This sophisticated appliance is sure to glam up your coffee experience, offering convenience, precision, and the ability to create barista-quality espresso from the comfort of your own home. Here’s why it deserves a place in every coffee lover’s kitchen. LINKED Concierge Espresso Maker The Concierge Espresso Maker is designed with convenience in mind. Imagine…

  • Holiday,  Recipes

    Easy Fall Punch

    The air is crisp! All of the fun festive things are beginning and will continue for the months to come! Halloween costumes, festive recipes, bags of candy and the holidays being right around the corner are all so exciting but they do cost money! You can save money by shopping Great Value at Walmart. This is a great way to make cozy fall recipes while staying on budget!  You can find the Great Value brand at Walmart. A lot of times I’ll order what I need online and pick it up at the store a few hours later. I don’t even have to get out of my car. AMAZING when…

  • DIY,  Holiday,  Homemaking,  Recipes

    Char-BOO-Terie On a Budget

    I love good food in the fall time! I put together this festive Char-BOO-terie board for my family! It made for a WONDERFUL dinner! This would also be great for any gathering!! I did this entire board a budget. I shopped mostly Great Value brand at Walmart. Everything came from Walmart. It is 100% possible to make food fun during this season and still stay on budget. Just be creative while shopping Walmart brands!You can even order online and pick up which gives more time for creating and being festive! Speaking of time, none of this took much time at all! For example, the mummy dogs are just hot dogs wrapped…

  • Recipes

    Grazing Table

    Have you ever created a grazing table? Oh my goodness, it’s SO FUN! My sister and I are both due with our babies in February! We did a gender reveal together at my house. I wanted everyone to feel comfortable together and what better way to do that than a grazing table!? What was on the grazing table: Chicken salad Croissant Variety of sliced cheese Salami Prosciutto Pepperoni Carrots Broccoli Snack peppers Strawberries Blueberries Cherries Red grapes Cucumbers Pineapple Mixed nuts Sea salt chocolate caramels Chocolate covered almonds Olives Pretzel sticks Mini  cupcakes Crackers Honey Preserves Ranch dip To garnish: Kale Rosemary I was shocked! All of it was truly…

  • Recipes

    Tomato Pie Recipe

    What You’ll Need: 4 Ripe Tomatoes  Salt to Taste Garlic Salt to Taste Ready to go Pie Crust  1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan 1/2 Cup Sour Cream Pepper to Taste  1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce (we used Louisiana) What You’ll D0: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Lay out pie crust in a greased 9″ pie pan Slice tomatoes 1/4 inch thick Pat tomatoes dry with napkins or paper towels Sprinkle garlic salt over tomatoes Flip over, pat dry other side and add salt (The salt will also help dry out the tomatoes!) In a bowl combine mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, sour cream, pepper and hot…

  • Recipes

    Chicken Spaghetti

    This recipe is a family classic on my dad’s side. Every time we would visit my Poppa and Nonna growing up they would have this chicken spaghetti cooking. Nothing like the smell of chicken spaghetti on the stovetop! Here’s my (slightly different) take on my Poppa’s classic. What You’ll Need: 1 stick of butter  2 cans diced tomatoes  1/2 cup green bell pepper  1/2 tsp onion powder  1/4 tsp garlic powder  1 tsp parsley flakes  1 jar sliced mushrooms  2lb boiled & shredded chicken  (About) 2 cups chicken broth (personally I use the broth that I boiled the chicken in)  1/2 tsp salt  What You’ll Do: Add all ingredients in…

  • Homemaking,  Recipes

    Tamale Pie

    What you need: 1lb ground beef cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning 1 can corn 1 can black beans 1 can petite tomatoes 1 cup cheese cornbread What You’ll Do: Cook ground beef, drain and season with taco seasoning. Basically just like you would if you were making tacos. Then place ground beef in a sprayed 12″ cast iron skillet. Next drain your beans, corn and tomatoes and add them on top of the ground beef. Add 1.5 cups of grated cheddar cheese next. Next mis a batch of cornbread following the instructions on the cornbread packaging. Pour the cornbread mixture on top of the layers and bake! Bake the…

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    Easy Lemon Pie

    Who doesn’t love a sweet lemon pie? Right?? That creamy tart goodness is so yummy!  My sister and her family were coming over and I wanted to serve a dessert without spending too much time prepping! So I through together this easy lemon pie. No baking! It was a hit for sure!  All You Need: 2 blocks cream cheese (room temperature)  8oz Cool Whip  3.4oz instant lemon pudding mix  1 table spoon of vanilla  1  graham cracker crust Lemon Zest (for garnishing) What You’ll Do: In a mixer, blend cream cheese, cool whip, lemon pudding mix, and vanilla. Blend until very smooth!!  Add mixture to graham cracker crust. Garnish with…

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