Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Help No Kid Hungry


I have always had a heart for those in need....its been that way since I was young.  I remember my heart breaking when I saw a man digging in the trash for food, when I was on a Girl Scout trip.  I watched as my mom and another mom went and bought the guy a meal. He was very happy. My parents have always taught me, to help others in need.  I helped at a shelter when I was a teen and my heart again broke when I saw how many kids were there. Yet, honestly they were so polite. They said please, thank you....Siblings helping each other. They may not have much including food, but they have each other.  

Now, I am the owner and blogger of this food blog, and I joined up with No Kid Hungry. I have always thought I know that those in Foreign countries are starving, but I wondered who was doing something about those in America who are?!  I was excited to join in No Kid Hungry bloggers. It was my way of helping get rid of Child hunger. It makes me happy when my kids see a No Kid Hungry commercial and they say " Momma you help kids with them too." They are so proud of me.

I know as a mom I do what I can to make sure that my kids go to bed with a full belly. I hate that many kids are going to bed not knowing when their next meal will come.  As a mom and a Food blogger my goal is to make sure that no children go to bed hungry.  There are many ways you can help.

1. Donate to my fundraiser...All money goes to No Kid Hungry. For ever 1 dollar TEN meals will be donated. Click here to donate
2. Find Summer Meals in your area and volunteer. You can text FOOD to 877-877

3. Pledge to STOP Child Hunger! Go to Take the Pledge

Monday, July 27, 2015

Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party

Its that time again!!! Simple Supper Tuesday!!! Make sure you come link up and maybe I'll feature you next week. Glad you could join us for this Simple Supper Linky Party. I look forward to seeing what you all have to show.

I am happy to be co-hosting with 2 other fantastic bloggers....

Cindy Hun Whats For Dinner

Nettie Moore Or Less Cooking Blog


The Party Rules

1.Please link up Crock Pot and/or EASY recipes only (simple desserts are also welcome) 
2.Please link back to THIS post on Hun... What's for Dinner? 
3.Please use link to direct recipe, not to your home page. 
4.Please visit others and leave comments if a recipe catches your eye 
5.Any post that DOES NOT contain a recipe or food tutorial, will be deleted.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Coconut Almond Granola


My daughter loves Granola in her yogurt. We had been buying her the yogurt that comes with granola but the flavors were limited. So I thought " Hey I can make the granola, and she can use them with whatever flavor she wants". So today I bring you Coconut Almond Granola :-)

Coconut Almond Granola

4 C Old Fashioned Oats
1 C Coconut
1/2 C chopped toasted almonds
1 C Honey
1/4 C Brown Sugar
2 T Oil 

In a bowl combine your oats, coconut, and almonds. Set it aside. In another bowl whisk your honey, brown sugar and oil. Pour it into the dry ingredients. Mix till its fully combined. Take a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper. Pour your mixture onto the cookie sheet and spread it. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes till its golden. Take it out and let it cool. Once its cool you can break it up and it will keep for 2 weeks. This makes a lot of granola.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Honey Lime Chipolte Boneless Pork Ribs



Honey Lime Chipolte Boneless Pork Ribs

2 packages of boneless Pork Ribs
 Sauce:
1 C Honey
1/2 C Water
4-5 T of Lime Juice
1-2 T of Chipolte Seasoning

In a sauce pan put your honey water, lime juice and seasoning. Heat it to a boiling, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat and cook for about 15 minutes. Then let it sit. Chop your ribs in to squares if you want and put it in a pan. I cooked it in a dutch oven. Pour the sauce over it. Cook at 350 covered for 3 hours. Uncover and cook for an hour. ENJOY!

9 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy.

Hello Everyone,
This is a new type of post for me :-)This blog post was inspired by American Recall Center, a site dedicated to sharing health information and recalls. This month they are advocating for healthy pregnancies which influenced me to share my 9 health tips for pregnancy.
 I have two girls so I definitely have some tips that I have learned.  I hope this helps you.

*ALL tips are my own, and what worked best for me.  Do what is best for you, and remember to always ask your Dr.  These are my own opinion.****

 I am the mom of two girls, and they are amazing little girls. However, each of my pregnancies with them was completely different.  My oldest I had morning sickness eight of the nine months I was pregnant with her. I struggled to eat food period, without having to run somewhere. I discovered a couple things that helped me greatly! Here are a couple morning sickness tips:

1. Put dry cereal, or saltines next to your bed, and eat it before you get up. I'm not really sure why but it works great. 
2.  Eat small frequent meals!  It will help you in the long run! 
3.  Stay away from a lot of Acidic meals! I'm going to be completely honest with you, and tell you that while it may taste great going in, it won't feel good coming out. Hey its the truth! LOL 
4. Lemon! No I'm not saying go suck on a lemon but sucking on lemon drops will help ease the morning sickness. 
5. They make these morning sickness lollipops. At first I wasn't so sure about them but they work. 

“There are medications to ease morning sickness. I just recommend being cautious when taking them. I have heard of some having horrible side effects, such as birth defects- Zofran being one.

Another thing I struggled with both girls, and no one told me about was restless leg syndrome. I had it bad with both girls, so much that I'd cry.  No one could give me anything to stop it so I figured stuff out on my own.
1. Walk...and I don't just mean down the side walk...I mean blocks. It helps so much.  It didn't matter what time it was, I went on a walk. It helped ease it, and walking is great for pregnant women. 
2. Warm NOT HOT baths! Soak in it. The warm will help ease the restless leg syndrome. 

Exercise is VERY good for you when your pregnant. Walking is the best one I found. It helps your pelvis. I would walk around the block, to stores etc.  I walked a lot with both pregnancies and I believe it helped me a lot. 

Also the best thing I can tell any pregnant woman is that each pregnancy is different. If you have more then one kid, do not expect the same type of pregnancy. My oldest I was sick 8 of the 9 months I was pg with her. The second kid, I had zero morning sickness.  Everyone is different but be in charge of your pregnancy. Take it day by day and as hard as it may feel sometimes, enjoy it.

Do not be afraid to talk to your Dr about things that are bothering you! You may think they might be trivial but they really are not. Find a Dr you trust, and feel comfortable with. That will help you because they will be the ones in the hospital room with you. You need to feel at peace with them and how they will handle labor.

Kids are a gift! Enjoy your pregnancy, and I hope that these tips help you!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party

Its that time again!!! Simple Supper Tuesday!!! Make sure you come link up and maybe I'll feature you next week. Glad you could join us for this Simple Supper Linky Party. I look forward to seeing what you all have to show.

I am happy to be co-hosting with 2 other fantastic bloggers....

Cindy Hun Whats For Dinner

Nettie Moore Or Less Cooking Blog


The Party Rules

1.Please link up Crock Pot and/or EASY recipes only (simple desserts are also welcome) 
2.Please link back to THIS post on Hun... What's for Dinner? 
3.Please use link to direct recipe, not to your home page. 
4.Please visit others and leave comments if a recipe catches your eye 
5.Any post that DOES NOT contain a recipe or food tutorial, will be deleted.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pantry Casserole



I had planned to make Shredded BBQ Chicken sandwiches last night but I was missing a few ingredients and money was tight. So, I had a package of chicken strips I needed to cook...I went to my pantry to see what I had on hand. I then put together this casserole! I call it Pantry Casserole.  The whole family loved it. Everyone had more then one helping. We had zero leftovers! 

Pantry Casserole
Chicken strips cooked in 2 T of butter
(the boneless skinless ones)
1 Box of Chicken Rice A Roni
(cooked according to instructions)
1/4 C Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 C French Fried Onions

When you have your chicken cooked, and your rice a roni cooked, you will then combine the two together. Then Add your cream of chicken soup. Stir till combined.  Add your french fried onions. Put in a casserole dish. Top with french fried onions. Next take your biscuit dough strips and form a lattice on top of the casserole. Brush with butter and sprinkle salt.  Cook till the chicken mixture is bubbly and the biscuit dough is cooked and golden. Eat and enjoy!