Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nacho Platter TTT #4

I hope everyone had a great Memorial day!!

 Welcome to my 4th

Totally Tasty Tuesday!


Here is the easiest party dip to bring to any occasion.

1 8oz package of cream cheese (softened)
1 Cup salsa
1 Cup shredded cheese
1 Cup chopped lettuce
Green onion

Mix the cream cheese and the salsa together until smooth and spread on the bottom of your serving tray.


Sprinkle the lettuce and cheese on first!


Add the additional toppings!  You can alter it to your own likings, with every topping you love!!


Serve with chips and enjoy!!!!

What do you like to bring to your holiday parties?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Basic H Post

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to let everyone know that Mandi from Finding Home just did a Basic H review for me and I thought that you might like to check it out.  She has some great before and after pictures that she shared! Here are just a few.




Check out here full story here and let her know what you think and also get a chance to get to win your own free sample!

Would you like to do a Basic H review?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Simple Salads

I sent this out a few weeks ago but I thought it would be great for today! Totally Tasty Tuesday!!

Welcome to my 3rd

Totally Tasty Tuesday!


One thing that I love to eat is salad, anytime day or night! I love to mix it up and put whatever we have in the kitchen into my salads.

I always make sure to eat protein at each meal time, for this particular meal I put meat and cheese on my salad.

015 Whenever I go to my local deli I always ask them if they have meat or cheese ends. You get a great variety for a great price.004 The lunchmeat is 0.99 per lb005And the cheese is 2.49 per lb  008 I choose the meat and cheese that taste best for this particular salad.012 I cut it up.013 And I add it to my salad and enjoy!


How do you like to prepare your salads?

I am always looking for new things to put on my salad and I love trying new things.

Let me know and I will try it out and post about it!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Totally Tasty Tuesday #2

Welcome to my 2nd
Totally Tasty
Tuesday Party!!!


Thank you to everyone who linked up last week, we had some totally delicious looking food!
Mark you calendars because here is the list of the cooking categories for the upcoming Totally Tasty Tuesday parties in May:

May – 10 General, anything you want to share
May – 17 Simple Salads
May – 24 Chocolate Lovers
May – 31 Appetizers

I don’t know about you but I love rice pudding! One of the main reasons why I started Totally Tasty Tuesday was to share recipes when you find one worth keeping.  This one is defiantly a keeper!

Creamy Rice Pudding
All you will need is:
  • 3/4 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine 1 1/2 cups cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk and beaten egg. Cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla.  

Serve warm and enjoy!


Have you ever had rice pudding?

If so did you like it?

My Live Writer is down! :(

Hi everyone!I hope you all had  a great weekend! 

I am sorry to say that my Live Writer is not working and it isn't letting me publish my Totally Tasty Tuesday Post. Please stay tuned so when it is up and running again we can have our party!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is the one day a year that mothers should get all of the praise that they deserve!!  A mother is not just care giver but everything from a cook, cleaner, babysitter, chauffeur est..  A mother’s job is never!

Here is my mother (from Parents of Dozen)


I thought I would share this poem with you, I thought you might like it as much as I did!

What Is a Mother?

A mother is someone to shelter and guide us,
To love us, whatever we do,
With a warm understanding and infinite patience,
And wonderful gentleness, too.

How often a mother means swift reassurance
In soothing our small, childish fears,
How tenderly mothers watch over their children
And treasure them all through the years!

The heart of a mother is full of forgiveness
For any mistake, big or small,
And generous always in helping her family
Whose needs she has placed above all.

A mother can utter a word of compassion
And make all our cares fall away,
She can brighten a home with the sound of her laughter
And make life delightful and gay.

A mother possesses incredible wisdom
And wonderful insight and skill -
In each human heart is that one special corner
Which only a mother can fill!

- Katherine Nelson Davis


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Very First Totally Tasty Tuesday Party!!!!

Hello and welcome

to my very 1st

Totally Tasty

Tuesday Party!!!



For as far back as I can remember every time I would go to my grandmas she would always have an amazing meal made and waiting for us!  I have always wanted to be a great cook like her. She turned every meal time into family memories.  Not only was she an amazing cook but cooking to her was more than just food, it was a work of art!

I share the same passion as she does and I love trying new things.  That is why I started Totally Tasty Tuesdays, I want to try all of your family recipes as well as share all of mine. 

Each week we are going to have a type of food that we will be sharing! Check back and see the details for up coming weeks.

Today you can share your favorite dish, desert or what ever you would like to share.


Here is my recipe for this week!

Lemon Bars!!! 100

Here is what you will need!


  • 2 C Flour
  • 1 C Butter
  • 1/2 C Powder Sugar
  • 4 Eggs (beaten very light for a long time)
  • 2 C White Sugar
  • 4 T Flour
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • 4 T Lemon Juice
  • Small Amount of Lemon Rind

Mix 2 cups flour with butter and powder sugar with a pastry blender. Poor and pat into the bottom of a 9” x 13” pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile beat eggs until very light, it is important to beat a long time! Add reaming flour sugar and baking powder!
Shred lemons rinds and mix both rinds and juice with liquid mixture!

Poor on hot crust and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Let cool then cut and sprinkle on powder sugar! Enjoy!!!!

This is the perfect treat for any occasion!

Have you ever had a lemon bar?
What is your favorite sweet treat?

Now comes the fun part!!!

Link up and share your favorite recipes!! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Shoe Shelf!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

This past weekend was beautiful!! I had to take advantage of the amazing weather and get some stuff done outside. One of them being making and painting new shelves for my shoe shelf!

Some of you might remember when I moved into my little sisters room!

Well my shoe collection has grown a little bit since then and I needed to add a few more shelves!

Brandon (From Simplee Green) had some extra selves in his basement that he was going to be getting rid of, so I asked him to if I could have them. Being the great guy that he is, of course he said yes!

First I checked to make sure that they were the same depth! They were! :)


Then I drew a line where it needed to be cut!

Here comes the easy part!!! I had my dad cut the wood for me LOL!

Once the selves were all cut…


I wiped them down with my favorite organic cleaner Shaklee Basic H.

Using the all purpose cleaner!

Next I primed the shelves!

I like to use Kilz primer.

Once the primer was dry, I painted the shelves white with Behr paint!

Make sure the shelves are completely dry before putting the selves on the shelf!
I used some of our shelf hooks to add the additional shelves! 


Now I can fit all of my shoes on my shelf… for now!


What do you think?

How do you organize your shoes? 

Post a link and I would love to check it out!!


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