Kitchen Essentials For Wedding Registries And Beginner Cooks

Kitchen Essentials For Wedding Registries And Beginner Cooks

Kitchen Item Essentials:  I’m a bit of a foodie. No, it’s more than that. I’ll go ahead and admit it. I’m a food snob. I love good food and I will go to great lengths to get it. I’m the nut job who not only makes her own noodles from scratch for chicken noodle soup, […]

How To Build A Chicken Coop

How To Build A Chicken Coop

How To Build A Chicken Coop One of the things I really wanted to get when we moved to the country was chickens. I really wanted to have our own farm-fresh eggs and I was interested in raising chickens for meat as well. When we decided to get some laying hens, we went and looked […]

Bathroom Makeover: Before and After

Bathroom Makeover: Before and After

Bathroom Makeover: Before and After: My husband and I have spent the past several years remodeling our little house in the country that was damaged from cigarette smoke (I know, yuck). The main floor of the house had to be completely renovated, but it had a nice layout and it was well built so we […]

Instant Pot Chicken Pesto

Instant Pot Chicken Pesto

Instant Pot Chicken Pesto with Pasta So, I have a confession. You know how a couple of weeks ago I said that Jamie Oliver’s Chicken In Milk was my favorite roast chicken recipe ever? I’m sorry to say that I may have been wrong. My apologies. Not that it isn’t good. It’s great. But I’ve […]

Instant Pot Chicken In Milk

Instant Pot Chicken In Milk

 Instant Pot Chicken In Milk Let me just start by saying that Jamie Oliver’s Chicken In Milk Recipe is my all-time favorite roast chicken recipe.  I daresay, it may be the best of all time. Don’t just take my word for it, the folks over at The Kitchn happen to agree with me: http://www.thekitchn.com/jamie-oliver-chicken-in-milk-best-chicken-recipe-all-time-80388. I cook […]

Instant Pot Spaghetti And Meatballs

Instant Pot Spaghetti And Meatballs

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs I’ve worked pretty hard to perfect my spaghetti and meatball recipe. I have been toying around with several different delicious spaghetti sauce recipes for a long time, most of which were perfect for spaghetti bolognese, but weren’t quite what I was looking for in a spaghetti and meatball recipe. Then […]

French Country Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover On A Budget

French Country Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover On A Budget

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover On A Budget So, here’s a quick intro. Almost three years ago, my husband and I bought a home with heavy cigarette smoke damage. When I say heavy, I mean it. The walls were brown. The grout was stained in all the tile-work. We hoped that we could salvage the drywall […]

How To Eliminate Smoke Odors From A Home-Advice From A Homeowner

How To Eliminate Smoke Odors From A Home-Advice From A Homeowner

So there are a lot of different tutorials out there for eliminating cigarette smoke odors from a home. I know. I read them all. The thing is, a lot of them are giving short-term, quick-fix advice. If you read an article and it suggests using latex primer, run far away. If it says just to […]

That Time We Bought A Stinky House

That Time We Bought A Stinky House

-Tales From The Stinky House On The Prairie- Look at her? Isn’t she cute with her brick siding and little wrap around porch perfect for sipping coffee on? I sure thought so. In fact, I couldn’t figure out why this wasn’t the very first house that our real estate agent had taken us to, after […]