Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Salad Mix

Hello! Today I am going to share my recipe for a my Spring Salad Mix. This recipe was inspired by a dish my dad got at a restaurant on a business trip. I suggest paring this dish with the Girard's Raspberry Dressing or Ken's Fat Free Raspberry Pecan Salad Dressing










Ingredients 
Spring Salad
Fresh Mixed Berries (I Used blueberries, Black Raspberries and Red Raspberries)
1 Cup of Walnut Pieces

Directions 
I usually put the salad in a bowl add the berries and walnuts on top. This salad is very easy to make and a big crowd pleaser!


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Top 5 Best Remedies for Cold

Today I am sharing my best best remedies for a cold. When I uses these items when I have a cold it seems to help me get better sooner.  Remember these are my suggestions and I am in no means a doctor, so please consult a professional before trying any of my remedies. Here are my best remedies for cold that have helped me feel better.
The first product that I loved was the Celestial Seasoning Sleepytime Sinus Soother Tea. This product relay seemed to help with my congestion while helping me increase my fluids. This does have a licorice taste so if your not into that you could try Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra Tea for a more calmer tasting tea. The next product I love is my Puffs Plus Lotion Tissues.When you are constantly using tissues you are thankful for tissues with lotion.
My next favorites are Blistex Lip Protectant Ointment and Gold Bond Lotion . My skin has been so dry lately that I was so happy that I had these in my room. I feel like when my skin is well moisturizer I tend to feel better and less dehydrated.  My final product that has helped me was Ramen. For some reason Ramen tastes the best when I am sick. I hope you enjoyed this post and please leave a comment below telling me what helps you when you are sick.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Planning a Menu on a Budget

This year my family is focused on clean eating and incorporating more whole grains and vegetables into our diet. When deciding to change our lifestyle we realized that the majority of our problems came from not knowing what to fix for dinner and not having that items on hand in the house to cook. As a result we would fix pre-made junk food or go out to eat. In order to fix this problem we decided to create a dinner menu for the week and plan a weekly grocery shop.



When planing a menu we are going to stick to this proportions of food
  • 1/4 Plate of Protein
  • 1/4 Plate of Starch
  • 1/2 Plate of Vegetable (made up of two vegetables)
  • Fruit (we use it as our dessert)   
When writing this plan out it seemed easy, but when it came to planing a menu on a budget it was hard to fill the requirement that I just listed. When I plan the menu for the week, I look at my local adds to see what was on sale. For example this week chicken, carrots, celery and onions were on sale. So I planed two soups and a chicken dish for the week. This easily made 3 meals for the week plus leftovers. I then substitute either no salt added caned beans and vegetables throughout the week to fill out my menu. Also when making my menu out and I look at manufactures websites to see if they have a coupons for the product that I need. For example I found a coupon on the Swansons Broth Website for one dollar off 2 broths. This made my 2 soup dishes for the week even cheaper to make.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Boken Garbage Disposal

Here is another 10 second montage that I had to do for my video class. This is not real and I was not hurt in the making of the montage. Enjoy!

Apples Featuring Tim

I created this video for my video I class. In this assignment We had to make a 10 second montage. I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

10 Best Vegetable Combinations

Hello! This year my family is focused on clean eating and incorporating more whole grains and vegetables into our diet. When deciding to change our lifestyle we are wanting to have 1/4 plate of meat, 1/4 plate of starch and 1/2 a plate of vegetables to make up our dinner. 
This seems easy enough when written down, but when it comes to planning a menu and adding a different variety of vegetables to our diet without the meals becoming boring it is hard. So today I am sharing my go to list of vegetables and grains with you. One item that I want to try is  Garlic Olive Oil. I have not tried this brand, but is has a great review and it would add great flavor to veggies. Please share in the comments bellow what is your favorite veggie combination. 
Vegetables and Grains To Buy
Frozen Spinach
Canned Green Beans (Canned No Salt Added)
Fresh Carrots
Fresh Celery 
Sugar Snap Peas (Frozen)
Brussel Sprouts (Frozen)
Fresh Broccoli
Tomatoes (Canned No Salt Added) 
Zucchini
Peppers
Asparagus (Frozen)
Corn (Frozen)
Garlic
Onions
Quinoa
Brown Rice
Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (White or Red only Once a Week)
Black Beans (Canned No Salt Added)
Lentils
Starch and Veggie Combinations  
Broccoli, Carrots with Garlic Infused Olive Oil 
Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas and Blacks Beans with Butter
Carrots, Zucchini, Green Beans with Rosemary Butter Sauce
Broccoli, Carrots,Peppers with Garlic Infused Olive Oil
Roasted Broccoli with Cherry Tomatoes
Brussel Sprouts and Squash with Thyme
Potatoes, Carrots and Onions
Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Potatoes
Mixed Veg Bake
Honey Roasted Carrots

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How To Frost A Cupcake Like A Professional

I get asked how to frost a cupcake whenever I bring a batch anywhere! Creating professional handmade cupcakes are simply easy. The secret to getting a professional look is to use Wilton tip 1M. This tip is what stores and bakeries use to create the frosting on their cupcakes.












Directions 
Insert a tip 1M into a cake decorating bag and fill it with frosting. Now frost a circle around the             edge of the cupcake.





Now you will want to do two more continuous circles so there is no cake showing.




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