Monday, October 27, 2014

A Little Fall Decorating

I love fall decorating! I don't have a ton of decorations but honestly I like the clean look better.



Saturday, October 25, 2014

DIY Donuts

Super easy donuts.


2 cans Pillsbury canned biscuits.

Vegetable oil

Powdered sugar


I dont really measure anything. Just put some oil in a med size sauce pan. Heat the oil until it looks hot. Make a hole in your biscuit and drop into oil. You want it to look a golden brown color on both sides. Once browned put donut on paper towels. To make icing use about a cup of powdered sugar with about a tablespoon of milk. You can make it how you want really. Dip your donuts in the icing and your done.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Foundation Review

My poor face has pregnancy mask. I hate it and feel so ugly with it. The problem is with breastfeeding I can not use any skin care products. So the next best thing is to cover it up with makeup. I was determined to find a foundation that would cover but not look thick. Mac foundation that I tried did not cover the brown spots any better then my Covergirl foundation. I tried a lot on that day and the only one that covered was Kat Von D Lockit Tattoo Foundation. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now. My opinion is it is perfect. It doesn't feel "tacky" or "cakey" it just looks flawless. A little goes a long way so my bottle should last a long time. I got mine at Sephora for $34.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This smoothie is so good. I love the taste of it and believe it or not dad and two boys love it too. Super easy to make and it fills you up.


1 banana

1/2 cup ice

1 cup milk

Spoonful of peanut butter

I package of chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essentials

Put all this in your blender and blend!




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.


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