Dinner Food & Drink Recipes

Cheese, Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

Ingredients
3 cups idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, approx. 1 lb
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 lb Velveeta cheese, diced
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb skinless smoked sausage ( Eckrich is my favorite brand)
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Arts & Crafts DIY

DIY Crafts: DIY Lampshade Cover

This lampshade cover is a wonderful idea. You see, it's attached to the lampshade via velcro. Easy to remove and clean if you have little kids who like to use their cheesy covered fingers to turn on the lamps, while grabbing the lampshade in the process. Oh wait, reliving that one, back to the craft.

Food & Drink Healthy Lunch Recipes

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken 5 Ways

I am a combination of a stay-at-home mom mixed with a 12-hour-shift-working nurse. I stay home with my kids on week days, and work 1-2 weekend days a week. Whether I am at home or working, I like having the option to have a quick and easy, but delicious lunch ready to go in minutes. One way to make my life much easier is to meal prep protein to have throughout the week. My only problem with meal prepping is that I hate to eat the same thing over and over every day. I have found an easy solution to have the best of both worlds.

Dinner Food & Drink Recipes

Guinness Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage With Bonus Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, which has me feeling all things Irish. It is nearly impossible to go out and drink bright green beers with small kiddos, so now we celebrate as a family with all the Irish eats. As an old Irish Proverb says, “laughter is brightest, where food is best,” and I couldn’t agree more. I’d much rather sit around the table eating a great meal with my family, opposed to a day out on the busy downtown streets. And this meal really is the best! I combined some Irish food favorites with Guinness to create a Guinness Braised Corned Beef With Cabbage recipe. Guinness has such a deep and rich flavor which pairs perfectly with corned beef!

Arts & Crafts DIY Food & Drink

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

I can’t really think of anything I enjoy more in the morning besides some wheat toast, butter & sweet strawberry freezer jam. My kiddo loves the jam on a sandwich with nutella. My grandma would make it all the time and it was a special treat growing up. It wasn’t until recently, after craving it, that I decided to look up the recipe. After reading pages and pages of different methods, I went with the easiest recipe that took the least amount of time. Did I mention it requires 4 things? The main thing here is Sure Jell Pectin. You can find it at any store but I actually found it at our Super Walmart.

Arts & Crafts DIY

DIY Glass Filler Lamp

 I had so much fun making this lamp! It took me no time at all once I had all of the materials I needed. The best thing about this lamp is that you can fill the glass with anything you want!! You can put photos inside, you could put starfish, rope, mercury glass balls….the options are endless! I chose rope because the lamp that inspired me had rope in it, but now I’m thinking I might just add a starfish as well. 

Arts & Crafts DIY

DIY Floor Pillow

 This DIY is another fairly simple one to make. These floor cushions are great for kiddos to use on movie night or when you are playing card games around the coffee table. They are nice for additional seating without breaking the bank.