Monday, September 15, 2014

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

It's getting colder, fall is upon is. I LOVE FALL! Fall is my most favorite season. I love the colors, the crunching of leaves, the warm clothes, everything! Another one of my most favorite things about fall is the soups! I have always been a soup fanatic, I LOVE SOUP! This crock pot chicken taco soup is delicious! Throw it all together in the morning and its perfectly done for dinner. Delish!

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

2-3 chicken breasts
1 can black beans - drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes- + 1 can water
1 can corn- drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans- drained and rinsed
2 T. Taco Seasoning
2 tsp. Salt
2 T. Dehydrated Onion
2 c. Chicken Broth (2 c. water and 2 tsp. chicken bouillon)
1 can refried beans (Optional)

Place all ingredients in a greased crock pot. Cook on LOW for 8 hours or High for 6. When done, shred the chicken in the soup with 2 forks. Ladle into bowls and garnish with sour cream, avocados, and salsa. 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Potato, Green Bean, Bacon Bowl

Are you hungry and need something fast? This savory lunch/dinner bowl is whipped up in just 10 minutes! Talk about your down home feel good food. This is my new "go to" fast fix for lunch. It has all the elements of a full meal in 1 bowl. DELICIOUS!

Potato, Green Bean, Bacon Bowl

2 pieces of turkey bacon- fried in 2 tsp. olive oil until crisp.

1 handful of fresh green beans (ends trimmed)- sauteed in 1 T. olive oil dashed with salt

1 small potato- (wash the skin then poke holes into the potato with a sharp knife) microwave on high for 4-5 minutes

Place all cooked ingredients in a bowl and dollop with sour cream. Dash with salt and pepper.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Crasin Cookies

Not only are these Milk Free, Gluten Free, and Sugar Free, these taste AMAZING! 
I was HUGELY skeptical of my mother-in-law who has been going 4 months without sugar when she gave me this recipe. For one, I LOVE sweets; I always have and always will. But of course, as everyone, I try to keep my sugar intake in check. 
My mother-in-law gave me this recipe and said it was a great subtly cookie that cut her sugar craving quick. I knew I had to try it. I made it, ate it, and loved it. Talk about a GREAT wholesome cookie! 
We've been eating these for BREAKFAST! Just 4-5 cookies gives you your "bowl of oatmeal" and fruit for the morning! Perfectly delicious. 
If you have any friends or family members with allergies, spread the word! These delicious cookies are GREAT!

Crasin Cookies

3 mashed ripe Bananas
1/3 c. Applesauce
2 1/4 c. Rolled Oats
(if these need to be Gluten Free, make sure you have gluten free oats, not all oats are gluten free)
1 Egg
1/2 c. Crasins
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and place by rounds on a cookie sheet. Press gently down on the batter round to slightly flatten. They won't change shape. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min. or until bottoms are golden brown.

These are a DELICIOUS breakfast! Who says you can't have cookies for breakfast?!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Tomatillo Salsa

Want to switch up your salsa routine? This is the blend for you! This gives an INCREDIBLE flavor to any mexi-dish you make. I made this for visiting family and they went CRAZY! It was gone in a matter of minutes. My husband actually asked if I put green food coloring in it. He was shocked that food had that intense of color. Fresh and flavorful. This is our new favorite, I'm sure it will be yours too.

Tomatillo Salsa

1/2 onion
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 green bell pepper seeded
5 large Tomatillos - husked and halved
1/4 bunch of cilantro
1/4 c. Distilled white vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. cumin

(Dice 2 roma tomatoes or 1 large tomato)

Place all ingredients (except the tomato) in a blender, food processor, or ninja and pulse until well blended. Fold in diced tomatoes. Serve with tortilla chips or garnish on tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tostadas, etc.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Toaster Waffles

Have you tried to make your own Toaster Waffles yet? Well if you haven't, you should! They're SO EASY! You make waffles, freeze them, pop them in the toaster and eat! So simple you'll wonder why you've been buying freezer waffles for so long! This is AWESOME for busy mornings when you don't have time to make waffles from scratch. Back to school breakfast here we come!

Make a BIG batch of your favorite waffle recipe. 

Break your waffles into whatever pattern your waffle iron is. (We have squares)

Place them in a plastic zip bag with parchment paper "separators" in between each waffle to prevent from sticking. 


Take a frozen waffle out and place in your toaster

Toast until crisp and warm

Swipe with peanut butter and honey or jam, and run out the door!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

2 Minute Antennaes

Costume or party favor, this is easy and awesome! Done in 2 minutes, seriously 2 minutes. With fuzzy pipe cleaners, pom poms and a head band. Come to think of it, you might have everything on hand right now! We were given the pipe cleaners and pom poms for free from They have awesome crafting supplies for kids. Is your child having a bug themed birthday party? Are you getting excited for Halloween? If you answered yes to any of those questions then these are the thing for you!

Step 1:
Take the fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners and wrap the ends around the headband 

Step 2:
Curl the fuzzy sticks/ pipe cleaners around your finger

Step 3:
Glue the pom poms to the end of the fuzzy sticks/ pipe cleaners

Place on your child's head for hours of enjoyment

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Monday, August 11, 2014


This is NOT a sponsored post. I just want EVERYONE out there to have this "sunburn savior" on hand! This SAVED MY SKIN! 

My thighs have not seen sun light for quite a while. We have a family reunion in a couple weeks and I thought it would be best to have a little color on my neon white legs, so everyone doesn't need sunglasses to look at me. Well, within the first 15 minutes of the hot sun, I was feeling a little heat. I thought, "oh I'll be fine, its just hot outside." Well I was wrong. WHOO WEE! I got a sunburn, a GOOOD sunburn! I didn't know what to do. I started going through my cabinets like a mad woman trying to find something would cool my scorched skin. Aloe always helped to cool but never kept me from peeling. I remembered using this on my sore muscles, (which is AWESOME by the way) and when my husband had a skin irritation and thought, why not on my sunburn?

Well it worked! My sunburn was gone in 2 days and I never peeled! I called and told them how amazing it was on my sunburn and ordered some more! I told them about my blog, and they said that if I told all my readers about it, and you order online, they'll send you a free Lip Doc! Just type in the comment bar
and they'll send you a FREE Lip Doc!
I got some when I ordered more and it is AMAZING! It has an SPF 15 and actually HEALS your dry lips! This is an AWESOME FREE-BEE! DON'T MISS OUT! 

*FYI -Order the Sports Doc not the Xtreme Sports Doc, the Xtreme doesn't have the oils that prevent peeling. 

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