Pizza Day!

I love watching food shows competitions and when they have one where pizza throwers are on it, well that just delights me to no end. I watch them with dreams of being one myself.
Guess what? I’m not a pizza thrower. But in this video, I do make my own no yeast pizza crust for the first time ever.
Below the video are the written instructions so you too can make your own pizza dough..


1 1/3 cup All purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup low-fat Milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 Chicken thighs deboned and cut into small pieces
1 jar Alfredo sauce
Parmesan cheese
*optional crushed olives. (it’s what I had in the pantry)



In a bowl mix the first three ingredients together.  Add the milk and olive oil. Form into ball. Knead the dough 10 times. Cover with a bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes.

In the video, I took this time to cook my chicken.

I used a leg quarter, cut off the leg and cooked it separately (you know just in case this pizza didn’t turn out well). I deboned the thigh and cut the chicken into small pieces. Season this with your fave seasonings. Now cook it.

*FYI- save the bones and such in a freezer bag for making stock later.

Once the pizza crust is ready, spread the crust with as much Alfredo sauce as you would like. Add the cooked chicken, crushed olives, and Parmesan cheese.

Put back into the oven until sauce is heated through. Serve and enjoy!

pizza 2

whole pizza
To quote Tiffany,”It doesn’t have to look good to taste good, and it tastes Good”



Grilled Cheese Day!!!

You don’t need an excuse to enjoy grilled cheese but since it’s National Grilled Cheese Day why not do it right with a Garlic Grilled Cheese Panini and Grilled Cheese Croutons for the tomato soup you’ll be making.

Watch my video below and fall in love with grilled cheese sandwiches all over again.

Aww the Cheese Pull

It’s National Pet Day!!!!

Here is how our River spent National Pet Day


Post pics and or videos of your pets below..

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My Thai Noodles and Grape BBQ Ribs

It’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! Who doesn’t love a good pb&j sandwich?

I love toasting my bread then making my sandwich. I love all  types of  jams, jelly’s, and spreads of all kinds.  As for peanut butter I prefer the creamy and even sometimes the whipped kind.

Now for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day I didn’t want to just make a sandwich and post it.. For those who are disappointed here you go.


I wanted to do something different for PB&J Day.

I made Thai Noodles with Peanut sauce and Grape Jelly BBQ sauce over short ribs.

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This is how I PB&J Day!

Grape Jelly BBQ Sauce

1/4 cup of your favorite Barbeque Sauce

2 tablespoons Ketchup

1 teaspoon Minced Garlic

1 teaspoon Chili Lime Hot Sauce

2 tablespoons Molasses

2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce

2 cups Grape Jelly

salt and pepper to taste

In a med. size sauce pan mix all of the above ingredients. Cook on med heat until well warmed.

Heat oven to 350 and lay short ribs on a sheet pan. Pour half of the grape jelly bbq sauce over the ribs and cook until done, about 35-40 minutes.

In the meantime….

In another sauce pan let’s make the peanut sauce for the noodles..

1/4 cup Honey

1/4 cup Peanut Butter of your choice. I used creamy peanut butter.

1/4 cup Soy Sauce

3 cloves Garlic minced

3 teaspoon ground Ginger

1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar

1 tablespoon Sesame Oil

1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional

In another med. sized sauce pan mix all the above ingredients until everything is saucy.  In a large post start the water for noodles. I used Fettuccini noodles. While the water is heating up add 2 cups of frozen mixed veggies. Once the water starts to boil add the noodles. Cook the noodles according to package directions. Don’t worry about the veggies they will continue to cook with the noodles. Once the noodles are done, drain the noodles and veggies being careful not to lose any of the veggies. Put everything back into the large pot you cooked the noodles in and pour the Peanut Butter Sauce over the noodles and veggies. Mix well.

Once the ribs are cooked pour the remaining Grape Jelly BBQ Sauce over the cooked ribs.. Serve  and enjoy.

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This is how I PB&J Day!

Thai noodles in Peanut Butter Sauce with Grape Jelly BBQ Sauce Short Ribs, This is my things 2 do,,, make it your things 2 do too.

Comment below if you tried this recipe. Post pics of your meal. I can’t wait to see them.




Easter Baskets On a Dime

I was able to get these wonderful Easter Baskets On a Dime.

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All 4 baskets came to a total of $20

Why spend $20 per basket at department stores when you can go to the dollar store purchase what you know your children will enjoy for considerably less than that.

I love making things very personal for my grandchildren and in these baskets, I crocheted bunnies holding an egg. Each child gets a bunny in their favorite color holding a different color egg.


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The directions for this adorable bunny is on a wonderful website. Scroll down until you see Valentin. No worries when you see the instructions are written in French. There is an English translation as well.

I made this bunny holding a heart for my wife for Valentines Day. I got such a good response from her that I just had to make them holding eggs for the grandkids for Easter.


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My granddaughters favorite color is Rainbow.

What I love the most about making my own baskets is that I can put in it what I know my grandchildren will love. For instance my granddaughters favorite color is rainbow. Can you even imagine? So for her, I made a rainbow bunny.


After you’ve filled the baskets with all the goodies you’ve bought (spending very little on them), wrap the whole thing up in basket bags. Again purchased at the dollar store.  This makes the whole present look like the baskets purchased at the department store that cost so much.

Not counting the yarn for the bunnies because as you know a knitter or crocheter is never without yarn, I spent $20 for all 4 baskets. I can’t wait for them to see it all!!

Comment below or better yet post a picture of the baskets you’ve made for your little ones for Easter… Happy Easter everyone.

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Valentines For Two

It’s not always about the chocolate.

Enjoy a romantic Valentines Surf and Turf that is not only easy to do but fun to do as well. Decorate the table using items you have around the house.

In my short YouTube video I showed a Valentines Surf and Turf dinner along with the DIY decorations for this special day.

So easy you can even do it in your Pajama bottoms. 

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Valentines Wreath From Dollar Store Items.

 Quick and easy Napkin Holders

Roll and Dough Napkin Holder
How to make an easy napkin holder with items you already have around the house.
Gather your supplies.
Gather your supplies.
napkin ring
Cut the roll into desired size, hot glue to the salt dough heart.

Surf and Turf Meal

1 Ribeye cooked the way you like it

Parmesan crusted Shrimp about 30 to 40 medium size

Gnocchi with Roasted Tomatoes

Homemade Compound Butter 

Wine and water a few decorations and you have yourself a Romantic Meal that is within your budget.

Surf and Turf (1)

Make some easy 2 do decorations

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I hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day as much as we will..

Make this your thing 2 do too.

3 Steps For making Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

3 Steps For making Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

This year I wanted to make and give Christmas presents to my family and friends.

This recipe and  the others that are linked to this one can be made for any occasion. Today I’m using the 3 Steps For making Brown Sugar Lip Scrub for my neighbors and daughters for Christmas gifts.

Kissable Lips

Lip scrubs are not only sweet tasting they are great for your lips. They rub the dead cells off your lips making them smooth and kissable.

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So let’s get started.


1 part Honey

1 part Coconut oil

1 part Brown Sugar

Clear Empty Jars



Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Spoon the Brown Sugar Lip Scrub mixture into clean well sanitized jars.

I used empty baby food jars that I cleaned out and them sanitized them by adding them into a pot of boiling water.


I keep my jar of Brown Sugar Lip Scrub on the bathroom counter and use it daily. I love how my lips feel after I use this scrub.

I taped  ChapStick  to the side of the jar as an added gift.

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub
Brown Sugar Lip Scrub






Shrimp Carbonara

I love a good Carbonara and I love Shrimp so why not put them together?!!

Do I really need to say anything else? lol.

If you love Carbonara but have never made it yourself, let me tell you now it is so very easy to make.

Another plus to Carbonara is that it’s quick. When I say quickly how does having dinner cooked and your sitting down to eat all in 20 minutes sound to you?

Take a look at this video:



1 pound Bacon cut up into small pieces
1 pound Shrimp seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
1 pound Angel Hair Pasta
2 large Eggs
1 cup Parmesan Cheese


Cook bacon until done. Do not drain off bacon fat. Add the seasoned Shrimp and stir.
While the shrimp cooks make the sauce.
In a large bowl whisk eggs and add the cheese. Continue to whisk. Add lots of cracked pepper. I use close to a tablespoon.
Add the noodles right from the pot into the pan with the shrimp and bacon. Stir it around. Now add all of this to the bowl with the sauce you made. If it seems too thick add some of the pasta water to the bowl.
Stir everything and serve. No need to worry that you’re eating raw eggs. The cooked pasta mix will cook the eggs, not scrambled but cooked.

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Shrimp Carbonara, it was mythings2do. Make this your thing 2 do too.


Weight Watchers Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Cake cake cake… We all love cake, right?  But sadly cake loves us as well.. It loves us so much that it likes to hang around a bit. Around the hips, etc. So when I asked my daughter what I should make for National Pineapple Cake Day, she asked if I could find a Weight Watchers Recipe.

Being the awesome mom that I am (if I do say so myself and I do.. lol) I searched the web and found one for her. This recipe is dedicated to my baby girl.


The only alteration I made was the original recipe calls for a 20 oz can of crushed pineapples.  After making the first one and noticing that all the pineapples sink to the bottom, I thought well if you want to go to the bottom I’ll just make one where it begins on the bottom. So I substituted with a 20 ounce can of sliced pineapples.

Plus doing it that way took me back to the days of when my mom made Upside Down Pineapple Cake.


The only two things you must have are Angel food cake mix that is a one-step cake mix. Just add water will be on the front of the box, and 20 ounce can of pineapples in 100% juice.  Oh, and did I mention it’s only 7 Freestyle Smart Points!!

Enough talking let’s roll the video!!!

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