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So I logged into Pinterest this morning and immediately saw a pin about homemade Red Lobster biscuits. It looked easy, and I had all the ingredients, so i asked myself “Why Not??”

This is the link to the original recipe i used, but I changed it a little as I went…. http://www.emilysacra.com/2011/09/recipe-red-lobster-biscuits.html

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup baking or biscuit mix
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (I personally love the Kraft/Philadelphia cream cheese 3 cheddar)
1/2 cup milk
garlic powder to taste (meaning I don’t measure garlic, in my house there is no such thing as too much garlic)
1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning (I love pampered chef’s version)
1/2 teaspoon oregano powder (because that’s what i had on hand)
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt

I preheated my oven to 400°, and I sprayed my cookie sheet with Baker’s Joy.

I mixed the baking mix, cheese, and milk in a bowl, adding the garlic powder to taste, and I sprinkled in some of the italian seasoning as well. I stirred until it was all mixed and sticky. I divided the dough into 6 biscuits (yes they were HUGE) and baked mine for about 12 minutes. They got that nice brown crunch on the edges.

While they were baking I put the butter into a 1/2 cup measuring cup and softened it in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Then I mixed in the garlic salt, italian seasoning and oregano, making a nice little slurry. (And yummy. my DD decided she wanted to eat it)

Once the biscuits were done I took a nice and punched a few holes in the top of each one, and spooned my slurry mix over each biscuit. (In my head the holes made the butter soak in more, I don’t know if that was true or not)

They were immediately gobbled up by my daughters and I, and we decided were are going to make them again tonight for dinner….

I have no reason to ever go to Red Lobster again…..MMMMM

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Headbands galore

Posted: June 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

My newest creations have been a multitude of headbands…complete with great big gaudy beautiful flowers!!  

 

What do you think?

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So it’s been a while since I made the homemade soap. I still have most of the original batch for the following reasons:
I)My husband HATES it. If there is a next time, i will try a different soap then the Fels Naptha, and add some of those Downy boost scentball thingies.
2) My husband’s black work clothes had little unmelted fels naptha balls on them. I guess i need to grind the soap a little smaller.
3)Going back to the using different soap, it doesn’t smell good.

So there it is! We came, we tried, we probably won’t do it again… If it’s not easy, y husband won’t use it, and I do not wash his work clothes. So I guess the laundry soap tycoons will forever get our hard earned money!

Homemade Laundry Soap

Posted: March 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

One of my friends started making homemade laundry soap last year, and I kept thinking “Hey, I should do that!”  The only problem is that it seemed like a lot of work, and the ease of Tide Pods is just way to hard to resist (but they are SO expensive.)  So about a month ago I bought all the stuff, and finally sat down to do it tonight.  (Nothing like procrastination, right?)

 

I found this recipe to try:

http://www.diynatural.com/homemade-laundry-detergent-soap/

 

I used fels naptha for the soap…..

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So Sierra had some massive diarrhea this week at daycare.  The clothes have been tied up in a bag sitting in the truck for a few days.  I figure this will be the perfect test to see if this stuff really works right?

It’s in the wash right now….. update to come…..

~Peppered Bacon Breadtwirls!

Posted: January 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Does is get any better than this?

I saw this amazing post about

~Peppered Bacon Breadtwirls!

@ http://www.ohbiteit.com/2012/12/peppered-bacon-breadtwirls.html

on Facebook, and decided we must try it!

It was quick, easy and oh so yummy!! Sierra gives her grin of approval too!

A Perfect Saturday…..

Posted: April 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I haven’t been feeling well lately, and today was no exception.  But it’s my darling step-daughter’s weekend, and we needed to get out and have some fun.

So we headed to the Beebe Sale barn to “check out the critters”……

  We watched this guy wrestle a hog…..

Wonder what they were talking bout???

Then we found some lunch, went to Wal-mart, came home, chilled for a bit and had dinner!

Didn’t the Strawberry Shortcake look AMAZING??? (it was BTW)

Sunset finish….

So easy, so basic, but I am so proud 🙂

My sister saw this fabulous “DDLM” fabric I picked up for 50% off.  I have been using it to make my DD an adorable outfit that has yet to be finished ( I have never been good at planning out projects, and this following a whole template thing is kicking my butt).  When she saw it she said it would make a great bandana she could where at our family’s Cinco De Mayo party (aka Bernita Hanson Davis Day) that I don’t get to go to because I live 2000 miles away.  So being the awesome sister I am I jumped up and made her this way cool bandana….

Pretty easy, I cut out the main fabric and backing by measuring it against a store bought bandana. (I actually made it a little bigger because bandanas never fit my head).

I pinned the fabric with the ‘right sides’ together (see I know the lingo now :), and sewed almost all the way around.  I used pinking shears to trim the excess from the edges(very carefully) and pulled the fabric right side out through the small opening that I left.  I used a ruler to poke in all the corners to make the edges square again.

I ironed the seams flat, carefully folding under the section I had left open so my top stitch will close it for me.

My sewing machine has a bunch of seriously cute stitches, so given the seniorita theme here, I used the flower stitch to top stitch all the way around.  And AyeAyeAye! a beautiful Day of the Dead bandana worthy of any Cinco De Mayo festival.  Or if you are like me, any day of the year!

At least my craftiness can be represented at the party!