Bleachable Moment – Getting That Stubborn Coffee Stain Out!

clorox bleachable moment

We have a house full of coffee drinkers around here and one of the things that chaps my hide is the stained coffee cups.  If it was just us who drank out of them, I guess it's one thing but if someone were to come over and want a cup of coffee, I'd have cups that look like they've never been cleaned!  Embarrassing!  Thankfully, with a tiny bit of … [Read more...]

Bissell Deep Cleaner Premier Review


Over time, carpet tends to feel matted and look dingy. Vacuuming removes dirt and debris but as time wears on, the carpet gradually loses its shine and finish. When we moved in this house, the carpets were pretty bad so in order for our carpets to look decent, we have to deep clean them regularly.   The Bissell Deep Cleaner Premier is a carpet … [Read more...]

Mrs. Meyer Cleaned My Home

mrs. meyers

One of the things I love about kids going back to school, is being able to clean my home and it actually staying clean longer.  Funny how that is huh?  Well for two weeks, I've been letting Mrs. Meyer clean my home.  Okay, not actually a person came and cleaned my home.  I'll be honest, I hadn't ever heard of Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products before … [Read more...]

Truett’s Room


I already shared some of the projects I did for Truett's room with the huge DIY Magnetic Chalkboard and today I'm sharing his room with some furniture pieces added. The first thing I did was go through his room and toss everything that was broken.   Because I needed to maximize space, especially since he didn't even have a dresser, I prowled for … [Read more...]

FAGE Yogurt – Diabetic and Gluten Free Friendly


Yogurt is something that, I feel, you have to acquire a taste for.  I have always despised yogurt until recently.  Because of it's many health benefits, I'm learning to like it.  Then, I was told, by the owner of this ranch, Amy, who is a very sweet woman I might add, about  FAGE, a Greek yogurt. She said it was delicious and that I MUST get my … [Read more...]

Baked Squash Casserole

Baked Squash Casserole

I'm actually not a fan of squash but everyone I know loves it.  I try to cook it often for my family and for the cowboys but get tired of the same ol' fried squash.  I decided this time around to try some baked squash.  I fed the cowboys today and must have done something right with the recipe because the entire casserole dish was empty!  Makes me … [Read more...]

Entertaining with Southern Living at HOME Decor


Have you noticed some of the platters I've been using in my photos? They are from Southern Living at HOME.  I have to say, I was quite surprised by the beauty and quality of these pieces.  I've never had much for entertaining purposes and while these can be used anytime, I enjoy bringing them out for my photos or when company is over. You'll be … [Read more...]

Breaded Boneless Pork Chops

Breaded Boneless Pork Chops

Another meal here on the ranch, only 5 more days to go.  I NEVER cook pork chops or chicken for cowboys.  We get our beef furnished with our job so I might as well use that right?  But I needed a break from beef and decided to cook pork chops. Now of course, I had to fry them.  I mean, I'm feeding a bunch of hungry cowboys and they don't want … [Read more...]

The Best Dinner Rolls – Soft, Sweet Bread!


These dinner rolls are one of the easiest and most delicious bread recipes I have.  I first learned how to make dinner rolls from one of our previous employer's wife, on the Fulton Quien Sabe Ranch.  She was a great cook and made many things from scratch but boy could she make a bread recipe now!  She always had to make double because each cowboy … [Read more...]

2yr All You Subscription for $17.99

All You Magazine

That's approximately $.75 an issue!   What a huge savings people and I have to tell ya, I've become addicted to the All You magazine!  And no, I'm not just saying that because I was in it either.  Not only does it have a HUGE amount of coupons in it, it's full of money saving ideas and ways to live better without the cost. Some of April's hot … [Read more...]

Beef, It's What's for Dinner

the healthy beef cookbook

What a week huh!  I shared three beef recipes with you; Beef Spring Rolls with Carrots and Cilantro, Steaks with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese & Frizzled Shallots, and Asian Beef & Broccoli With Noodles.  All three were fantastic and even though I hit a couple of bumps with ingredients (cause of my very small town), it all turned out good and they … [Read more...]

Asian Beef & Broccoli With Noodles

asian beef broccoli with noodles

Asian stir fry, never been a fan until now!!!  I have to say that this was my favorite recipe out of all the beef ones I did this week.  I didn't know what to expect using the ramen noodles but was very happy with this dish!  And it wasn't just me either, the entire family  loved it.  I'm telling you, I have hard time getting my oldest to eat … [Read more...]

Steaks with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese & Frizzled Shallots

steaks with mushrooms blue cheese frizzled shallots

Not as healthy as the Beef Rolls but using lean cuts of beef does make a difference.  If you're not sure on what qualifies as a lean cut of beef, check out the lean beef section at Beef, it's what's for dinner.  They have a handy wallet card for download so that you can carry with when you go to pick out your cuts of beef. I had a few problems … [Read more...]

Paula Deen’s The Deen Family Cookbook TSV at QVC

Today only, you can get Paula Deen's The Deen Family Cookbook for $16.58! It's QVC's Today Special Value and only lasts one day at that price. NOT a member? Signing up is EASY! If you do, you'll get a $10 credit! (for new members only) Let me know if you sign up for the first time! Would love to welcome you to the QVC family:)  If you want to know … [Read more...]

Paula Deen's The Deen Family Cookbook TSV at QVC


Today only, you can get Paula Deen's The Deen Family Cookbook for $16.58! It's QVC's Today Special Value and only lasts one day at that price. NOT a member? Signing up is EASY! If you do, you'll get a $10 credit! (for new members only) Let me know if you sign up for the first time! Would love to welcome you to the QVC family:)  If you want to know … [Read more...]

Beef Spring Rolls with Carrots and Cilantro

Beef Spring Rolls with Carrots and Cilantro

As a cowboy's wife, we tend to eat a lot of beef (it's furnished with our job) so trying to create healthier meals out of beef is important to me.  This week, I'll be bringing you three healthier beef recipes thanks to 'Beef, It's What's for Dinner'. Today's recipe was fun to make and very quick.  It was also quite a shock to see my oldest son … [Read more...]

Taste of Home Talks Casseroles and Includes My Shrimp Stroganoff Dish!


Remember my Shrimp Stroganoff Casserole? Well, it's in the April issue of Taste of Home! I found out a while back that it was going to be in there and was so excited! I was told it had been made in several of the Taste of Home testing kitchens and they were giving it thumbs up all around, which made me feel very good. Casseroles really are … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes Recipe – Basics

old fashion homemade pancakes

We are breakfast eaters around here so I can't really afford to buy premade stuff like those bags full of pancakes or boxes of waffles.  It's much cheaper to make my own from scratch and I have to say, much better tasting in my opinion.  They are very simple to make and even had my toddler help throw some powdered sugar on top for fun!  We eat … [Read more...]

Hot Fudge Cake that Melts in Your Mouth

Hot Fudge Cake

And makes your eyes roll back into your head. Yep, this hot fudge cake is that good. Add some Vanilla Bean Ice cream and you're in heaven!  My girl Tara shared this recipe and now I'm passing it on to you.  If you don't know Deal Seeking Mom, you need to.  She's beautiful, smart, and is always smiling & giving off such positive … [Read more...]

Must Have Staples to Add Flavor and Cut Costs


You might be surprised to know that there was a time when we had to send our kids off to their grandparent's due to lack of food and money.  It was hard and I never want to revisit that time again but it did teach me something.  It taught me to stock up on the most important & most eaten things and everything else comes after.  It also taught … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Turnovers with Canned Biscuits

apple turnovers

Just bringing you easy and affordable recipes these days huh!  To make these Apple Turnovers from scratch would be divine but since many of us don't have the time, I found a shortcut from the coolest cookbook ever, 101 Things to Do with Canned Biscuits!  These only take a few minutes to prepare and about the same amount of time to cook. I love … [Read more...]

A Side of Hashbrown Casserole with Fresh Chives

Side of hashbrown casserole with fresh chives

Sounds slightly fancy but it's actually VERY easy to make and really not fancy at  Casseroles are making a comeback which is not a surprise with our current economic situation so when I can find a good casserole that is cost friendly and easy, I run with it full speed ahead. This recipe calls for frozen diced hash browns in a bag but … [Read more...]

Pork Roast with Apples and Pears


A fantastic way to use up leftover crockpot pork roast! Simple, tasty and sure to warm up any tummy that's thinking, "Come on already...isn't winter over yet? It's time to move onto pasta salads and grilled chicken!!!" Ingredients 1 lb leftover pork roast 1 granny smith apple 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup apple juice 1/4 cup syrup or … [Read more...]

Homemade Organic Ragu Italiano Spaghetti


Please welcome my guest poster Amanda! I LOVE spaghetti! I seriously could eat it every other night! Here is my favorite way to make it fresh and organically! This recipe is for a family of 11, so adjust to your family size. INGREDIENTS 2 16oz boxes of Spaghetti Noodles 2# Natural Beef Dash Italian Seasonings Stock Pan Wok Pan Food … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Pasta with Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese


I know first hand how some people tend to react to shrimp and cheese but there are some tasty dishes out there including this one with one of my favorites types of cheese, Parmesan. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound large raw shrimp, shelled and deveined 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1-1/2 cups onions, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (16 ounces) diced … [Read more...]

Addressing the Reader Feedback from Survey


Well, I must say that I should have put on my big girl panties before reading the feedback.  I knew there was going to be criticism and all but geez.  There were a lot of great compliments too and I appreciate all of it, just wasn't quite prepared to hear some of it I guess.  I know that this is MY blog and it needs to make me happy first but since … [Read more...]

Hot Coupons – Diet Dr. Pepper, Kellogg's, Dannon, Quaker Oats and more!

There are some hot new coupons to print and some others that are still available. Many of these reach their print limit in a hurry so be fast and get what you want before they're gone. Some that I see right now are: ~$1/2 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes ~$1/1 Quaker Oats Granola Bars ~$.75/1 6-pack of Dannon ~Buy 1 get 1 free of Welch's … [Read more...]