Friday, October 17, 2014

Baked Apple Pudding

I have been making this little dessert since my oldest was a baby. The boys know when Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown comes on they are going to enjoy some Apple Pudding. This recipe is from

2 c. Apples

1/2 tsp. lemon juice

3/4 c. Sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

3 tbsp. butter

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 c. Milk

1 c. Flour


1/2 c. Sugar

1 tbsp. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Dash of salt

1 c. Boiling water

Slice 2 cups of apples, put in 8x8 buttered pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Cream sugar, salt, and butter. Add baking powder, milk, and flour (alternately). Turn batter over apples. Mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg and salt. Turn over top of batter. Pour 1 cup boiling water over all. Do not stir. Bake at 475 degrees for 40-45 minutes


Doesn't look pretty but it is really good!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What's for Dinner?

It is finally starting to feel like fall. I made the best chicken tortilla soup yesterday. I just had to share!


2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Small onion diced

Carrot peeled and chopped

Celery stick diced

1 red bell pepper diced

1 clove garlic minced

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 quart chicken stalk

1 cup water

1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes

1 cup half and half

Shredded cooked chicken

Shredded cheese (optional)

Sour cream (optional)

Avocado (optional)


Heat oil in dutch oven or large pot until hot. Add carrots, onion, celery, and red pepper. Stir the veggies until soft. Add salt and pepper to season.

Add garlic and all the spices. Cook for about 2 minutes. Then add water, chicken stock, and canned tomatoes. Simmer for about 20 minutes. I also added salt and pepper to season.

Bring the soup to a boil and add about 7 tortillas that are cut into strips. Stir until the tortillas thicken the soup. Simmer for about 40 minutes.

Before serving add half and half and fried tortilla strips

Tortilla strips are easy to make. Cut about 7 tortillas into strips. Heat some oil in a skillet about 350 degrees and add the strips. Cook until golden brown.

Garnish with anything you want!



I used the recipe from The Chow but it is not exact. I changed some stuff.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What I'm Burning

I bought this candle not thinking I would really like it. I am not one for a really sweet smell but this scent is very mild. This candle is from Yankee called Campfire Treat. It has a light smell of wood and marshmallow. It's not a strong smell so if your looking for something that is really strong this wouldn't be for you.



Monday, October 13, 2014

DIY Lip Scrub

Lush has lip scrub and I always want to buy it. For some reason I am to cheap to purchase it. I made my own using pretty much the same products.



1 tablespoon of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

A couple of drops of vanilla

A drop of honey

Mix all together and put in a container with lid. Scrub your lips gently with the mixture. Safe enough to eat!



Friday, October 3, 2014

September Favorites

Can you believe September is over with? I have just a few favorites this month.


My mom bought me this Benefit Porefessional and I love this stuff. My pores disappear with this stuff!

Revelon lip stains are just like Tarte lip products but half the price. They have that minty feeling.

Maybelline under eye cream is my favorite. I just started using this stuff in the beginning of September and I am sold. It doesn't show my fine lines.


Ole Henrikson truth serum feels so nice on my face. Honestly I have not noticed a huge difference but I love the way it smells and feels.


Oh my goodness I have a slight problem with okra chips. I love love them.

So there you have it my September favorites. Stay tuned to see if I get my kids to do their favorites!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dresser is Done


I have been putting this dresser for 4 months now. My poor boys have been using a butter knife to open their drawers. I wanted to get really cool drawer pulls but we have been spending our money on more important things. Drawer pulls are not cheap! My youngest boy was done using the butter knife so off to Dollar Tree I went. The rope was the only thing that I really could use. For $1 we now have drawer pulls. I really like them. Of course the expensive drawer pulls would look better but we now i can put away the butter knife.



The horrible drawer pulls before.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Candles

My favorite candle smell is fall scents. I love candles that smell warm and cozy.


Some of my favorite scents



These are all from Bath and Body Works


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