Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Happy 2nd Birthday Zeus!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blogger on Android

Just testing out Blogger on my Samsung Epic. Pretty neat posting capabilities. Maybe this will help me keep up on my blogging :-)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mom's Rice Pudding

I decided at the last minute, this evening, that it just wasn't officially Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas season without my mom's famous rice pudding, so I'm making it as we speak, or as I type. And for those of you not fortunate enough to have my mom's super secret (lol) recipe of microwave rice pudding, I have decided to include it in my blog tonight. So everyone enjoy my mom's rice pudding, may she be up in heaven watching down on us tonight :)

Mom's Rice Pudding

1 cup water
½ cup rice
dash salt

Boil in microwave until liquid is absorbed. Approximately 8 minutes or so.


1 quart milk
1/4 cup butter

Cook in microwave on Medium setting until almost all liquid is absorbed. Approximately 45 minutes or so.

Beat together

2 eggs
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Fold into rice mixture

Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture on top and serve warm.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Review of Chocolate Glazed Donut K-Cup

Originally submitted at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Chocolate Glazed Donut is a combo that’s hard to resist. A fresh chocolate donut, topped with a sweet, sugar glaze, dunked into your mug. All coffee. No crumbs. Each box contains 24 K-Cups®.

Not quite what I expected

By Cassi from Lyons, KS on 10/28/2010


2out of 5

Pros: Not Bitter, Pleasing Aroma, Balanced Acidity

Cons: Thin Or Watery Mouthfeel/Body, Unpleasant Flavor, Unpleasant Aftertaste

Best Uses: Single-Cup/Pods

Describe Yourself: Foodie, Coffee Connoisseur

I ordered this coffee with high expectations. I love chocolate flavored coffees. But this just wasn't what I was looking for. The aroma is wonderful, but the flavor just isn't quite right. It's just off slightly. I found the glazed part of the flavor overpowered the chocolate and overpowered the coffee flavor. I think the most predominant flavor is the glazed part and that's just not what I was looking for.


My Review of K-Cup FT Pumpkin Spice

Originally submitted at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

A delicious coffee enhanced by the creamy pumpkin spice flavors of autumn. (This product is not organic certified)

Great change of pace for this season

By Cassi from Lyons, KS on 10/28/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Not Bitter, Attractive Mouthfeel/Body, Pleasing Roast, Exceptional/Interesting Flavor, Pleasing Aroma, Balanced Acidity, Smooth Taste

Best Uses: Single-Cup/Pods

Describe Yourself: Foodie, Coffee Connoisseur

This coffee really helped me get into the fall season. I was looking for a change of pace from my usual mocha coffee & this flavor was it!! While brewing in the Keurig the aroma is so inviting, that delicious Pumpkin Pie scent fills my kitchen. And then the flavor was amazing as well. I highly recommend this coffee to anyone who enjoys pumpkin pie!! And I highly recommend Green Mountain as a company to order coffee from!!


My Review of K-Cup VT Country Blend

Originally submitted at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Vermont Country Blend is a mixture of light and dark beans. The result is coffee that is sweet, rich and aromatic, with a pleasant lingering finish. This coffee is one of our most popular blends.

Wonderful coffee to start my mornings

By Cassi from Lyons, KS on 10/28/2010


4out of 5

Pros: Pleasing Roast, Balanced Acidity, Not Bitter, Smooth Taste, Exceptional/Interesting Flavor, Attractive Mouthfeel/Body

Cons: Unappealing Or Flat Aroma

Best Uses: Single-Cup/Pods

Describe Yourself: Coffee Connoisseur, Foodie

This coffee is excellent to drink every morning. My only complaint is the aroma doesn't really match the flavor to me. Usually if I like the flavor of the coffee then I love the aroma, but it just doesn't match for some reason. But that's not going to keep me from drinking it!! I am enjoying this coffee very much!!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Homemade Fabric Softener - Cheap/Easy/Better than store bought

I made my own fabric softener with the help of Frugal Living Now. It was super easy, cheap, and supposedly it works better than the store bought stuff. My daughters will be doing laundry tomorrow so I will update you all on how well it works. But for now I thought I'd copy and paste the recipe for all of my readers :)

Homemade Fabric Softener Recipe

Making your own homemade fabric softener is easy and will save you money on laundry supplies. It is also environmentally friendly, and non-allergenic. I have noticed that a lot of people I know are sensitive to commercial fabric softeners, so I decided to find a recipe to make my own fabric softener so that I could still have soft, fresh-smelling laundry without the expense and chemical scent that goes along with using the commercial products. I found this one - it uses readily available, inexpensive ingredients; is easy to make; and leaves the laundry soft and fresh-smelling.

An added bonus of this fabric softener is that you can use it to soften and freshen your towels - if you try this with commercial fabric softeners, you will find that your towels are not as absorbant any more. This is because the commercial products contain silicone which coats the fabrics so that they feel softer without actually being softer.

Fabric Softener Recipe

Makes about a gallon of fabric softener
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 6 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 8 cups water
  • 10-12 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)
    (Click on Mountain Rose Herbs ad at the bottom of this page to order essential oil)
  • a plastic gallon jug with a lid (an empty vinegar jug works well)
  1. Mix the baking soda and water in a large, deep mxing bowl or pot
  2. Stir it until the baking soda is disolved
  3. Slowly add the vinegar, one cup at a time. The mixture will fizz up, so stir it carefully until all the bubbles are gone before adding the next cup of vinegar.
  4. Add the essential oil and stir.
  5. Wait a few minutes for it to go "flat" before pouring the mixture into the empty jug. If you put it into the jug and cover it while it is still fizzy, the mixture will expand and may blow the lid off!
  6. To use, shake the bottle and add 1 cup softener to the final rinse water

Once again, Thanks to Frugal Living Now for the wonderful recipe!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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