Recipe for Orange Chicken Rice Bowl


This is a yummy Kraft Foods recipe for Orange Chicken that my family LOVED! I changed it up just a bit to make it more moist 'cause the original recipe was a bit dry for my liking. Ingredients 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 cup Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing 1 cup orange juice 3 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables 3 cups cooked white rice 1/4 cup chopped Peanuts DIRECTIONS: Cook chicken in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until … [Read more...]

Healthy Eating Habits

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Chubby babies are the best! (Pictures from Jessica Downey Photo) All 4 of my kids have started out pretty small, ranging from 5.13lbs to 6.13lbs. But by 3 months, they are some of the chunkiest babies you've ever seen! And I love every {squishy} piece of them. A friend of mine who coached high school football told us when Ethan was a baby he wanted to recruit him when he was older because he was "durable." That's one way to put it! I love the "durability" of a chubby baby, but I'm … [Read more...]

Paint a Horizontal Striped Rug for the Bathroom


Here is another project I made for my kid's bathroom re-do. I bought 2 plain white rugs from IKEA for $1.99 each and simply added some painted stripes to make them fun! Here is how I did it: First, tape off your rug using painters tape. I started by adding a strip of tape to the center of the rug then working my way out so I can make sure the angle of the diagonal was what I wanted. 2. Mix your paint with some water. This will make sure your paint gets into the fibers of the rug easier, … [Read more...]

Royal Icing Cupcake Garnishes

royal icing techniques

In my last guest post we talked about baking and frosting cupcakes!  Today, we're going to combine all of your royal icing (recipe) experience with those simple cupcake techniques to make some royal icing cupcake garnishes. People might think you got these from the nearest fancy bakery.  But nope, you made them yourself! (Well, you're about to...) You can make your own templates on the computer or just by tracing some basic shapes. Then you place a piece of parchment over the template … [Read more...]

Monster Repellent

monster repellent

I'll be honest, the bedtime routine in my house usually runs pretty smoothly, but one bedtime-related "issue" we do struggle with is that our kids come into our room in the middle of the night and climb into bed with us because they are scared. I don't like sharing my bed, but I also don't like knowing my kids are scared, so  they are usually welcome in my bed 'til their toes start tapping on my ribs or their sprawled out bodies invade my personal space, in which case blankets and pillows and … [Read more...]