Super Easy Personal Pizzas

If it’s easy and has to do with cooking, then it’s loved by me.  When it’s loved by the kidlets, it’s a bonus!  Pizza should be a no brainer then.  Even when I take the time to make pizza crust (which really is easier then it sounds), pizza is an easy meal.  And when I go all out and make personal size crusts and let them make their own, I become the Mom Hero…at least for that day.  I found an even easier way to make personal pizzas.  Other then lining up the ingredients and oven duty, I don’t have to put any effort in it at all.  Can’t get easier then that! (…except maybe ordering a pizza in…but then I stress about the cost…and having to open the door during a bad hair day…) Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Bread

I don’t consider myself a baker, but apparently a couple of my great uncles were professional bakers.  There have been many times over the years that I’ve wished to have their knowledge and expertise when it’s come to making bread!  My family has been wonderful at eating my trials and errors…no matter how funky the bread has looked.

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Pina Colada Slushie

Homemade…Bestmade.  I fell in love with a local fast food’s summer pina colada slushie.  But neither my pocketbook, nor my tummy would let me indulge as I would love to.  So I did the next best thing…I figured out how to make it at home.  Definitely cheaper…and without all the additives that send my insides on a unpleasant roller coaster ride.  My sis asked me to share…so this one is for you “Youngest Sis”. Continue reading

Ants

“Ants are found on all continents except Antarctica, and only a few large islands such as Greenland, Iceland, parts of Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands lack native ant species.Ants occupy a wide range of ecological niches, and are able to exploit a wide range of food resources either as direct or indirect herbivores, predators and scavengers. Most species are omnivorous generalists but a few are specialist feeders…More than 12,000 species are currently known (with upper estimates of about 22,000)…” quoted from Wikipedia. Continue reading

Burn Healer

uhand A few weeks ago, GadgetMan took the 3 older kidlets on a Ward camping trip.  I wasn’t feeling up to it and kept the younger ones home with me to give the older ones a break and some time with daddy.  The directions weren’t accurate on time so they didn’t get there until after dark, got rained on, the tent leaked while they slept, and they got thoroughly dirty the next day….a typical camping trip.  CareBear made a friend out of a former “enemy” and got teased for hanging out with a boy.  KnightJester and GadgetJunior got their teeth rattled on the dune buggy rides and climbed every rock and log in the area.  I think they all had a blast.  At least they all got some fresh air and freedom.

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Breathe Easy Candle Tarts

uhand I’m pleasantly surprised at how well these homemade essential oil candle tarts are working.  I was hopeful of course, and all my research indicated that it should work at least as well as the store plug in vapor things.  But I’m always a little cautious with my hopes about things like this.  Often things are really “too good to be true”. Continue reading

Birthday Cake with Pudding Frosting

uhand Before I share, I’d like to take a minute and remember why Dust Bunnies find sanctuary in my house.  I am in no way a “Domestic Diva”!  To be honest…I just don’t have the talent, skills or patience to be another Martha Stewart…or a “Molly Mormon”.  I love my family and will do almost everything for them…and I do find satisfaction in a job well done…and peace and joy in a well kept home.  But with 6 kidlets there isn’t enough time to be perfect…and I honestly don’t like being in the kitchen or scrubbing floors. Continue reading

Homemade Yogurt

uhand I’m not an expert.  In fact, not too long ago I was really nervous about trying to make homemade yogurt.  We like yogurt, but the store bought ones are expensive…especially with all of us.  Those kinds of expenses are the first ones to go when the budget tightens.  But as a mom…I know how important the probiotics in the yogurt are for little tummies.  The problems with 3 of my kidlets’ tummies improves dramatically if they get yogurt at least 3 times a week.  So I looked into trying to make yogurt on my own…I have some friends who said it was really easy and completely worth it.  I have to admit that I was more then a little nervous.  How could it possibly be so easy?  It’s supposed to be hard, right?  That’s why we buy it at the store…right?  Besides…what if I mess up? Continue reading