May 15, 2013
I still can’t believe my mom wouldn’t let me go.
I was 16 and all my friends were getting these amazing make overs. Their mothers would take them to the mall, they’d have their hair and make up done and then their glamour shot session would begin. After a few days, (remember it was an archaic time before anything was digital…gasp) my friends would bring in these gorgeous pictures featuring their amazing transformation and I SO wanted that done for me.
But my moms said,”No.”
Well, now I get my chance.
Introducing” simple sausage ball meets glamour shots.
Don’t you think that this good ole stand bye screamed for a little glamming up?
May 2, 2013
When people ask how it’s possible to get dinner prepped in 10 minutes, they always assume that meals must come from a quick fix solution like boxed meals or canned food. While I definitely will use canned items in some of my recipes, like our favorite Dump and Run Taco Soup, there are many other tips and tricks.
After spending nearly two months detoxing of all sugars and carbs in my diet, no, it was not one bit fun, but it yielded amazing results, I’m slowly adding back in my favorite foods, but also attempting to keep more whole foods in our diet.
Many people think that quick and easy meals can’t be done, while including healthy meal options.
This Homemade Teriyaki Sauce is a great example of keeping it healthy and a wonderful option for adding great flavor to my lean chicken, brown rice and stir fry veggies.
When I make homemade sauces, I am guaranteed of what is in it and I can make it for a fraction of the cost. I know it’s not laden with chemicals, nor too sweet for our taste. The majority of Asian sauces, at least the way I make them up, consists of soy sauce, garlic and ginger. This is no exception, but personal preference plays a big part in determining just how you like it.
As you learn to play with flavor profiles, you will feel more comfortable with variations. For instance, the main recipe below has beef broth as a base, but you could easily substitute rice wine and some pineapple juice and then adjust the amounts.
Please raise your hand if your children continually bypass the last third of a bag of tortilla chips for the fresh bag? What’s with that? Is there something inherently wrong with chips at the bottom of the bag? Obviously, my children think so because last week I found FOUR, yes, I’m admitting this knowing full [...]
With five children, four of them teenagers (3 big boys), feeding this crew dinner, and actually filling their bellies so they aren’t reaching for a cereal bowl at 10pm, is a full time job. Rarely does it work (the not reaching for cereal part), so I have kind of given up on that, but one [...]
The phone rings at 5:00 and it’s your husband informing you that his sales team is coming home for dinner. They are in town for this last evening, and this is the only opening they have available. Your mouth starts foaming, your hands sweat profusely, and the thought of getting the house in order, let [...]