This post may include affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I’ll earn a small fee at no extra cost to you.Make delicious fried rice and use up leftover meat and vegetables. Plus this secret ingredient adds the restaurant flavor you love! Fried rice is a family favorite, and it’s so easy to make. We call this “Loaded” Fried Rice because it’s loaded full of meats and veggies. It’s a
Garden fun for toddlers is easy. They love being outside and simply playing in the dirt. Once your kids get a little older, a mud puddle and bucket doesn’t have the same appeal. Kids and teens will have fun with these clever ideas for growing and creating out in nature. Here are 7 ideas to get you and your kids out of the house and having fun in the garden!
New to bread making? This is the easiest homemade bread recipe ever. 4 simple ingredients and no kneading–bake in a dutch oven or loaf pan. Yum! Just like any family with kids, we go through a lot of bread. Sandwiches! Toast! More sandwiches! And then the entire loaf is gone. While we love my sandwich bread and French toast made with cinnamon-swirl bread, sometimes a heartier loaf is in order.
This natural, all-purpose cleaner works great in the kitchen, bathroom, kids’ rooms, and more. Skip the toxic chemical cleaners and make your own! No need to try 409 different cleaner recipes–this one is fantastik! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Are you tired of coughing and choking when cleaning the kitchen…bathroom…shower? I sure was. It seemed like every chemical cleaner I bought made my eyes burn. I couldn’t use them in
These 20 from-scratch recipes for boxed or canned foods are easy to make, delicious, and less expensive than their packaged versions. Make these copycat recipes and enjoy eating without added chemicals or preservatives. As a newlywed, all I knew how to make was boxed or packaged food. Rice-a-Roni, Hamburger Helper, and Wheat Thins were on our shopping list nearly every week. After a surprise layoff at the company we both
Growing potatoes in containers is the easiest way to get a huge harvest. Learn potato planting tips and what size container you need for growing potatoes. Thank you to Smart Pot® for sponsoring this post. I’ve mentioned that I got most of my gardening knowledge from Grandpa. He often grew potatoes in his large garden, but I never saw him grow them in containers. (I suppose when you have 10
Whether you’re preserving the environment, worried about shortages, or are simply planning for a camping trip–here are 5 natural alternatives to toilet paper. Have you ever considered ditching toilet paper in your home? Believe it or not, there are many things you can use instead of toilet paper. Some of these replacements for toilet paper are easy to find and use, and a couple are more extreme. We’ve used some,
You can grow cucumbers in a container garden! Here are the six types of cucumber that will thrive and produce a huge harvest in pots or containers. Cucumbers are a great vegetable for beginning gardeners to grow in containers. They come in different sizes and colors–from tiny baby cucumbers to round lemon cucumbers. With a small trellis or tomato cage for support, you can easily grow lots of delicious cucumbers
This fragrant, homemade sugar scrub gently exfoliates while it moisturizes your skin. It’s all natural and costs pennies to make with pantry ingredients. We were zipping through Target the other day, and Little Peanut (age 8) was gushing over the stinky bath products. She loves their bright colors and yummy smells, but I don’t like her putting lots of chemical products on her body. So when she spotted a tiny
Here’s a list of the best essential oil diffusers, which diffusers to avoid, and how to use your diffuser. Includes information on the best diffusers for large rooms, fun diffusers for kids, and more. Everybody loves a clean-smelling home, and most of us grew up using aerosol sprays, gels, or plug-ins to make sure everything smells fresh. What we didn’t know then (but are learning now) is that many air
Chard is a beautiful and prolific vegetable that is easy to grow. Learn everything you need to know about planting, growing, and harvesting chard with this comprehensive guide. Ok folks, let’s be honest. Chard is a commitment. Not because it is hard to grow–quite the opposite. It grows vigorously, provides a continuous harvest, and can even survive the winter in mild climates. But if you are the only person in
You can grow green beans, snap beans, or wax beans even if you don’t have a lot of space! Here are the 8 varieties of bean that will thrive and produce a huge harvest in pots or containers. If you’ve ever seen a tall trellis full of green beans, you may think there’s no way you could grow them in a pot. I have good news for you! Green beans