Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Crock Pot Chicken Potato Soup

Cook Time:
Serves: 12 (1 Cup Serving Size)
Calories: 308
Nutrition Info: Here
  • 1.75-2lbs chicken thighs
  •  32 oz chicken broth
  • 3 lbs yellow potatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 T garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 T parsley
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 package natures ranchers no sugar bacon
  • 1 package natures ranchers no sugar bacon
  • Add chicken thighs, broth, potatoes, onion, and spices to crock pot.  Cook on high for 1 hour then cook on low for 5 hours (or until chicken is "fall off the bone" tender.
  • Cook bacon in oven at 425 until crispy
  • While bacon is cooking mash the crock pot ingredients (mash potatoes and this will shred the chicken).  
  • Top with crumbled bacon bits


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Instant Pot Chili - Beans, Beef, Lentils and Veggies

Cook Time:
Serves: 16
Calories: 252 Per Serving
Nutrition Info: Here
  • 16 oz dried black beans
  • 16 oz dried kidney beans
  • 16 oz dried lentils
  • 1 Pound Hamburger Meat
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 6 Medium Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • chopped avocado chunks
  • chopped green onions
Vegan Cashew Sour Cream:
  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews (cashews soaked in water overnight)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons water
  • splash apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Add dried black beans and kidney beans to InstantPot.  Add 8 cups water. Pressure cook on high for 25 minutes or until tender. Set aside when done in another dish.
  •  While beans cook, cut up bell peppers, tomatoes and onion.
  • Add the hamburger meat, vegetables, lentils and spices to InstantPot.  Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 the beans to InstantPot and pressure cook for another 10 minutes.  Other half of beans can be saved for another use.
Vegan Cashew Sour Cream
  • Blend all the ingredients for cashew sour cream in a high speed blender (I use a NutriBullet or Food Processor) until smooth, for about 30 seconds, scraping blender once halfway in between.
  • Serve on chili with your favorite toppings (avocado, chopped green onions).
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dining Room Buffet Table Free Find - It's finished!

I am very excited that the buffet table for the dining room is finally painted!!  Okay so first we handy hubby did a light sanding, primed and we handy hubby actually sprayed the whole thing.  Spraying was a HUGE lifesaver.  Can't imagine having to paint all this detail by hand!

I left the hardware the original color.  I went back and forth on this, but I really think it gives it more of an Old Worldly look.

And since everyone loves a good before and after...

Can you believe someone gave this away?? 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kitchen Frame Wall

So, I've been working on a frame wall in the kitchen.  I'm sure I will be tweaking this for months to come, but here is what I have so far!

I didn't want the frames or pictures to be too matchy matchy or two symmetrical.  It took me about 30 minutes from start to finish.  Much easier than trying to get frames in a straight line!  I'm liking this!  I layed them out on the floor and started hammering away!

I found a mixture of prints from books, family photos, scrapbook paper, and printables.

This is one of my favorite printables from Danielle Oakey Interiors!  So cute!

Word Wednesday - Perseverence!

Better late than never!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

We Make a Great Pair!!

I wanted to do a little something for the little man's friends for Valentine's day.  I found this super cute idea from Eighteen25! I love that it's practical and everyone can always use more socks!  :)

Here are a couple pics of how mine turned out:

This was another great idea from ThirtyHandmadeDays.  So cute!