Kitchen 101 Archive

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DIY Febreze

DIY Febreze  One pregnancy symptom I have had with each of my pregnancies is heightened smell.  With the other four pregnancies, aside from Hotness farts, the heightened smell symptom was not too bothersome.  This pregnancy my boys are older.  Holy hell . . . older boys are smelly!  And the foot odor

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Baked Tacos and Self-Care

Baked Tacos and Self-Care The day starts off with Boy #1 going on a play date.  Boy #2 is not happy about this. “He will probably get to play video games. That’s not fair because it is not the weekend!” I hate f’ing video games!! The constant arguing over what game to play together,

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How To Clean a Dishwasher

How To Clean A Dishwasher In the past I have noticed a little dirt and grime present in my dishwasher, so I would clean the dishwasher using the latest Pinterest method (a cup of vinegar on the top rack and baking soda on the floor).  Last week, if you were to open

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Mom Mode

A toddler, a preschooler, and/or a kindergartener may have trouble with transitioning from one activity to another.  A care giver or teacher is supposed to support the child by making the transition gradual and less abrupt.  Well, what happens when a grown woman has a difficult time transitioning from mother to wife

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Butternut Squash Cooked in a Slow Cooker

If I could give one piece of advice to a new mom, it would not be about breastfeeding, formula, sleep solutions, parenting styles, vaccines, etc. My advice, befriend as many mothers as you can. I am not saying grab a friend as arm candy, rather, invest in relationships with a diverse group

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Schooled by Hotness: Braising a pork butt

In my magic world every Saturday afternoon would involve cooking lessons. I would stand close to my husband, so lovingly, as he demonstrated a cooking technique in the kitchen I was unfamiliar with, while our boys played so peacefully outside in our lush green grass. Snap back to reality. Before Hotness and

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Kale Cups

So I LOVE kale! My secret is out. I like it raw in a salad, sautéed with onion and garlic, roasted and made into chips, the list goes. Daily I throw kale into smoothies I make for the boys and I. However, blending kale so it is fully incorporated into the smoothie