Sunday, January 24, 2016

Homemade Iced Coffee

Want coffee shop iced coffee? Don't have? Don't want to spend $3-$5 on and iced coffee? Here is a DIY Iced Coffee with your own stuff!

 Here is what you will need:

Glass with ice

Fill up with coffee half way or more if you want a stronger coffee taste.

Add Creamer and sugar. (I'd add it with the hot coffee in another glass so it mixes better.. this took awhile to get mixed)

Then fill with milk to the top and ENJOY!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Screw You Erin Condren!!! AND your life planners!

NO NO NO!! I'm just teasing.. I love Erin Condren and her life planners.. infact I want one SOOOOO bad!! But with my husband being laid off work I can't justify buying one for myself. I mean I'm obsessed and want one so bad.. I've been watching unboxings and people who share their planning tips on YouTube.. So I went to Wal-mart and bought a cheap-O planner and stickers and made my own for under $10 bucks! Its not as cute and only 1/8th of the thickness of Erin's but it will work.. Maybe next year this is what I'll ask for for Christmas from my parents!.. so anywho this is my "Livin' Generic" version...

You'll Need:

A cheap planner
Letter Stickers

I'm so generic that A on the very end is a V and part of an X hahaha there was only one A in the pack of stickers.. I couldn't being myself to pay another $0.97 for another pack of letters for ONE letter lol

Then I just bought some cute Washi tape to help mark my planner!

And some felt tip pens to make me feel like I had the Erin Condren's pens lol

So there you have it my Generic version of Erin Condren.. it will work I guess!
I think it's pretty cute!

Mini Pizzas

Mini Pizzas

You'll need:

Can of biscuits
Pizza Sauce
Any Toppings

Step one: First preheat your oven according to the biscuit package.. then flatted out each biscuit like this

Step 2:

Add pizza sauce, toppings of your likings and cheese. We used sausage, pepperonis and mushrooms.

Then put in your preheated oven for whatever the biscuit package says.. ours was 10 min.

The voila you'll have your mini pizzas!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Zombie Soccer Play - How to - Halloween Costume

Zombie Soccer Player

For the Shirt You'll need:

1 white t-shirt
1 old soccer ball
black marker
scotch tape
piece of paper
Iron-on number(s)
Hot Glue Gun
Fake Blood

I used scotch tape to make guide lines for my stripes for the "Adidas Soccer Jersey" then color them in with your black Marker then remove tape.. then repeat on other side

Then take a piece of paper and draw the adidas symbol then slide it under the shirt for your guide.

Then Iron on a number

Cut a soccer ball in half and just get the outter foam shell of the ball then hot glue the crap out of it lol once you think its one secure.. Hot glue some more!

Then add your fake blood...

 There you have it.. your Zombie Soccer player... It was pretty easy and we got TONS of compliments on it...

For the Make-up I bought temporary tattoos that were scabs, open wounds that they had in the Halloween section at Wal-Mart. The white is just white face paint for a vampire/zombie and then used fake blood and black face makeup

Easy, Fast way to clean your Electric Griddle..

I LOVE my griddle but I hate the clean up after I use it.. I have the family size that won't fit in the sink and it doesn't have the removable plates like my George Foreman. If you're like me you don't get to the dishes until after dinner.. or let's be honest the next day or two (Guilty!) Then you have that nasty griddle sitting there.. The other night we cooked Deer Burgers on the griddle.. we do get some fat put in them so its more like ground beef.. There was grease, burger residue and even melted cheese on the griddle.. I didn't get to the dishes until the next day and thought UGH I hate cleaning this thing.. then something made me think of an easier way to clean it..

First fill up your sink with hot soapy water..

Turn your griddle back on.. yup.. back on.. Just a low setting.. I think mine was in between 200°-250° once the cold hard grease turns back to hot liquid use a good plastic spatula or the one that comes with the griddle and scrape all that stuff down into the grease catcher.. it comes off so easy.. THEN shut the griddle off and take your dish cloth with hot soapy water and ring it out onto the griddle.. its gonna smoke steam like a mutha' but don't freak out lol then take the rag and wipe pushing all the water into the grease catcher (I'm sure there is a more classier word for that)  rinse your rag and repeat then after its all clean rinse with a dish cloth of just water.. It made the cleaning so much easier..

So there ya have it.. my version of how to clean your griddle!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lasagna Roll Ups

Lasagna Roll Ups

You will need:
2lb of Hamburger (I used deer burger)
1 Box of Lasagna noodles
Ricotta Cheese
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Spaghetti Sauce (I used a jar and half another of Prego)
Salt and Pepper (optional)

Before I started to brown the meat I put a pot of water on to boil...

Brown the meat- Drain. (I think next time I will put dry onion flakes in it)
After you drain it while it is still hot add ricotta cheese (as much as you would like) Next time I will add some spaghetti sauce to it as well. I didnt this time and I wished I had..

Boil your noodles

PREHEAT your oven to 350°

After the noodles are done leave them in the pan they are in, take them to the sink and pour some of the hot water out while letting cold water run into the pan until most of the hot water is out.. leave the noodles in water at all times so they dont stick together. Pull one noodle out one at a time, running your hand down it carefully to get the excess water off.. Lay on a cookies sheet and put the meat/cheese mixture on the noodle then top with Mozz cheese and I added salt and pepper.. Like I said I will be adding Spag sauce into the noodles next time.. so I recommend it this time lol 

Then roll the noodles slowly towards you..

Place into a 9x13 buttered (or sprayed) baking dish.. I found that 12 would fit nicely into the dish..
Top with Spaghetti sauce and more Mozzarella cheese
Place into oven at 350° for 20-25 minutes

I of course didn't get a picture of the Spag sauce on top OR the finished product but you can use your imagination ;)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Not so Crock Pot Sausage & cheese Tortellini

This is supposed to be a crock pot recipe but I went to the store too late so I put it on the stove..

You'll need:

1 bag of Cheese Tortellini (Thawed - if you do it on the stove)
2 cans of diced tomatoes with Basil/Oregano 
1lb of Hot sausage
1 - 32oz Chicken Broth
1- 8oz cream cheese (softened)

1. Sit out cream cheese to soften.
2. Brown your sausage. Drain.
3. Mix everything, except the cream cheese, in a pot and put it on the stove on Med. 
4. Once its hot cut the cream cheese into chunks and put in the pot. Stir.
5. Cover and cook on Med for about 30 minutes stirring every so often.
6. Turn off the heat and Remove the lid and let it sit for about 30-45 minutes. This will allow for the sauce to thicken up. 

This was a total hit with my guys!!