Steak Paprika Over Egg Noodles

Ohhhhhh… sometimes I hate our internet… I had already written this cute little post with pictures and everything only to have our internet glitch and lose EVERYTHING!

So here we go again…

Today was a bit extremely hectic and I really didn’t feel like cooking want to cook but the little humans who had been EXTREMELY loud and crazy today were really getting on my nerves and Mr. Awesome had only asked me a few times what we were having for dinner so I figured that I should probably go ahead and get dinner started.

(Those freezer meals I put together the other day were really tempting me but Mr. Awesome had already seen ‘steak’ on the menu so freezer meals were ruled out.)

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Even the dog was staring me down because she was ready for dinner…

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Diy Reusable Wipes

Do you feel guilty every time you grab that container of cleaning wipes from under the sink? I know I do, especially when it is so easy to make my own! Since we’ve gotten motivated to go further on our ‘chemical-free’ journey I have really been trying my best to eliminate nasty, toxic chemicals from our home in any way possible. These not only do that but they also save us a ton of money since we aren’t buying those expensive cleaning wipes anymore.

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Let’s Celebrate National Pancake Day!

Did you know that September 26th is National Pancake Day? Well, here are a few of our favorite recipes to celebrate: Continue reading “Let’s Celebrate National Pancake Day!”

Super Easy Baked Catfish

I made the best-baked catfish the other night and I just had to share it with y’all. We’ve been trying to eat healthier and this recipe will definitely be going on repeat. Continue reading “Super Easy Baked Catfish”

Top 10 Favorite Fall Recipes

Well, Fall is officially in the air and I am so ready for a little cool air and hopefully fewer mosquitos and love bugs… they are so bad right now. I’m also looking forward to a bonfire or two and a Weenie Roast of course! Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Fall Recipes”

Homemade Grain-free Pizza

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Perfect Stuffed Wraps

These are so easy to make and so good! Everyone can make their own wrap just the way they like it.

Perfect Stuffed Wraps

Ingredients:

  • Pita Bread or low carb tortilla
  • 4-6 oz. meat, cooked
  • Veggies:
    • avocado, chunked
    • lettuce, shredded
    • tomato, sliced
  • Condiments, as desired

Directions:

Warm your bread, if desired.

Load your bread with meat and veggies.

Add condiments, if desired.

Enjoy!


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Easy Alfredo Sauce

This is so easy to make and so much better for you than the store-bought stuff. I just used this recently to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole and it was so GOOD! This will definitely be our go-to recipe from here on out. Continue reading “Easy Alfredo Sauce”

Personal Pita Pizzas

These are so easy to make and so good! Everyone can make their own pizza just the way they like it. When paired with a nice Salad they make a great meal as well!

Personal Pita Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • Pita Bread or tortillas
  • Tomato Sauce, spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce or try Easy Alfredo Sauce for a white pizza sauce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Toppings of your choice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Heat the tortillas or pita bread on a cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes until slightly crisp.

Remove from oven and spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on top.

Top with shredded cheese.

Add additional toppings as desired.

Place in the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Enjoy!


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Homemade Vanilla Extract

So it’s still early (we haven’t even had breakfast yet) and I’ve pulled out the vodka already… don’t worry I’m not drinking it but I have another use for it.

Some of you know that I use vodka in our spider spray that we keep on hand to repel those creepy crawlers but it is also very helpful for many other things as well.

I don’t know if anyone else remembers seeing bottles of vanilla with the bean when you were growing up but I do and I can’t seem to find it anywhere so I’ll be finishing up my bottle to make some vanilla extract. I’ve had intentions to do this for a while but haven’t gotten around to it until I ran out of the vanilla I had. The price for real vanilla extract is crazy!

While this homemade stuff won’t be ready for at least a couple of months I’ll be able to refill it, again and again, to keep my supply going. I did order some Mexican vanilla extract to tide me over.

After some careful research, I’ve found that you can but Tahitian, Madagascar, and Mexican Vanilla Beans. A lot of people don’t seem to care for the Mexican as they have a more distinct flavor and many of the recipes I’ve found call for the Madagascar beans. I, however, bought these Tahitian beans to give them a try.

You can also buy different grades of beans with Grade A being the better quality but Grade B is a bit more budget friendly. I went with Grade A this time around but some people do prefer the flavor from the Grade B so I may try that the next time around. This is something you will have to play around with to suit your taste.

Below is the recipe I used. I made two bottles with the intentions of gifting one. I may go ahead and order some of the Madagascar beans to try as well so I can taste test them. Now I’ll always have a steady supply of vanilla for all of our yummy creations.

 

Homemade Vanilla Extract

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Pan Fried Green Beans

Sometimes we get in a rut when we are trying to eat healthier and we find ourselves eating everything steamed or broiled. Sometimes we are afraid to season or use any kind of fat but really all fats are not bad and our body does need them sometimes. This recipe is kind of a variation of my Oven Roasted Green Beans as I forgot to preheat the oven and didn’t want to take the time to do it one day. I think this method would probably work well with some asparagus or Brussel sprouts too.

Pan Fried Green Beans

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. of fresh, rinsed and dried or frozen green beans
  • 2 T. Olive oil, butter, or bacon drippings
  • 1 T. Red palm oil, (optional)
  • 1 t.  mineral salt (or try Lawry’s Garlic Salt)
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/3 c. thinly sliced onions, (optional)
  • 2-3 T. bacon crumbles (optional)

Directions:

Melt the butter or heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. (add the palm oil, if using)

Once heated add the beans and onions.

Sprinkle with seasonings and saute until slightly crispy and browned, stirring occasionally.

Sprinkle with bacon crumbles, if desired.

Serve.

We like to eat these along side of Super Yummy Caulitaters.


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Banana Cream Cake Recipe

This cake is so good! We had it with breakfast and everyone loved it. I still have a few pieces in the fridge for snack later… mmmmm.

I did add a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder and 3 T. of blackstrap molasses to the batter but I think it would still be awesome without that. The kids have requested a batch with chocolate chips the next time I make it.

You can even make a single serving in a mug! How great is that?

Source: Banana Cream Cake Recipe


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