In 2013 I shared a lot of the recipes I’ve seen on Pinterest mainly, tried out, and mostly loved!
Here are the Top 5 viewed in 2013:
Have you tried any of these? Did you like it?
2013 has been another amazing year for my family. It went by way too quick as we watched our family grow, chase kids around and live day to day life. I hope you are ready for a long review, full of links, pictures, and a whole lotta cute kids!
April Travis and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary with dinner out and no kids! And Zachary turned 11 with a super fun pirate themed birthday party! And I shared my thoughts on being done having kids.
Now we are ready to ring in the New Year and see what 2014 has in store for us!
I’m always excited when I get to do a review for something that I like, but might not actually buy for myself. And this was exactly that.
When I had the opportunity to review Mia Mariu’s new fragrance collection I was pretty excited. I had gotten a sample once before and I really liked it. So to get a full size bottle of Magia, a sweet and girlie fragrance, I was a happy girl!
The full size bottle smelled just as great at the sample and I’m excited to give one of Mia Mariu’s fragrances away to one of my readers!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
This was the very first real meal that I learned to make. I remember making them for my boyfriend before we went our winter formal in high school. (I guess I was feeling domestic to make him a homemade meal)
It doesn’t really get much easier either.
1 pkg of 8 count tortillas
1 lb of hamburger
1 can of tomato soup
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of Fiesta nacho cheese soup
2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
-Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×13 pan
-Brown hamburger, drain any fat. add taco seasoning. (stir)
-Add all three cans of soup, heat through. (You don’t need to more than just warm it)
-Use some of the soup mixture and spread it on the bottom of the greased pan. You don’t need a lot, just enough to lightly cover it.
-Take a tortilla and add some of the soup mixture then sprinkle with cheese. Roll up and place in pan.
-Repeat with the rest of the shells.
-Save enough of the soup mixture to cover the top of the filled tortillas, sprinkle top with cheese.
-Spray a piece of tin foil so the cheese doesn’t stick and cover your enchiladas.
-Place in oven and cook for 25 minutes.
And you’re done! Eat up while it’s hot!
There are so many things you can do to make this your own by adding ingredients! But give this basic recipe a try and you’ll see how good it is!
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always loved the magical time of Christmas.
I remember coming out of my room, still dark in the house but lit up from the shine of the tree, seeing presents overflowing the floor and knowing Santa had been to our house.
Now, years later, that feeling hasn’t changed as I watch the excitement on the faces of my own kiddos. I love watching them open each gift, and the reaction it brings. There is no better joy than the smile on their little faces.
In no particular order, my Top Ten favorite things about the Christmas season.
1. Watching the kids open gifts.
2. Giving to others to make their day special.
3. The glowing tree
4. Looking at the Christmas lights around town
5. Going to see Santa
6. Spending time with family
7. A table full of delicious food to fill our bellies.
8. Staying in jammies and playing with our new toys
9. Watching the parade on tv
10. Christmas music
1 lb. ground beef
29 oz can tomato sauce
8 oz pkg. lasagna noodles, uncooked
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1.) Spray the inside of the crock-pot with cooking spray
2.) Brown the ground beef
3.) Stir the tomato sauce in with the ground beef
4.) Spread 1/4 of the meat sauce on the bottom of the crock-pot
5.) Arrange 1/3 of the uncooked noodles over the sauce (I broke them into pieces to make them fit better)
6.) Combine the cheeses in a bowl. Spoon 1/3 of the cheeses over the noodles.
7.) Repeat these layers twice
8.) Top with remaining sauce
9.) Cover and cook on low for 4hrs
10.) Let the lasagna stand in the crock-pot with the lid off for at least 10 minutes
One thing Creating Through Life said about this recipe was that she will put this on high while she gets ready for work and then puts it on warm before she leaves and it’s perfect when she gets home. I cooked it as directed for 4 hours and my noodles were still a little hard, and the outsides were started to burn a little, so the next time I make it I will adjust it a little.
But it was delicious! (And I actually made it again last night!) YUM! Hope you’ll give it a try!
Recipe from Creating Through Life
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