Quick Patriotic Project

Here’s a quick and easy project that uses the red, white, and blue theme to add a Patriotic accent to your home. You’ll need: 1 Mason Jar Burlap Ribbon* Blue Ribbon with Stars Red, Ivory, and Blue Embroidery Thread Gorilla Glue Cut both ribbons to fit around jar.  Using the Gorilla glue, place some dots…

Healthy Man Salad

After making the Chi Chi Salad I realized that wasn’t going to cut it for lunch for my two favorite men who had been working all day.  To make the salad, I used spring mix as a base for the lettuce, this is a staple in my house, and I added small mounts of the Chi…

Chi Chi Salad

Chickpeas aka Chi chi, or garbanzo beans are one of the most versatile beans out there.  Whether you want to add them to salads, soups, or pasta they are great to have in the pantry.  The Chi Chi salad is inspired by the Italian deli’s antipasti counter, the bean salad is always on my shopping…

TTs Baked Garlic Salt Fries

I don’t make fries often so I was a little intimidated by the task, but I had some extra potatoes so I thought fries would be best to go with the left over peel and eat shrimp I had as well as corn on the cob.  I decided to salt them prior to cooking to…

Go Bananas!

Does baking intimidate you? With this Banana Crumb Muffin recipe you don’t have to be intimidated, it’s a great recipe for baker novices as well as veterans who are looking for an easy,  delectable muffin.  I’ve been using this recipe for over five years and it has been a fan favorite.  The muffins are between…

Fast Avocado Dressing

½ Avocado Juice from ½ Lemon 1 Tablespoon Mayo 1 Tablespoon Water 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar Salt and Pepper to Taste Put all ingredients in food processor (I use my Magic Bullet) and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more water if you would like it thinner. I used this dressing over a simple…

Don’t Be a Turkey…Jerky

When I think of beef jerky I think of a hefty tattooed covered biker with a red bandana and long blond hair, chowing down a Slim Jim outside 7/11 and giving me the hairy eyeball.  I don’t think of a healthy high protein snack that would be good for my diet.  So ignorance is bliss until you…