Monday, December 17, 2018

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

This is one of those recipes that I had forgotten about.  It was a dish my roommate made our first year of college and for many years it was a staple at all the family gatherings.  Somehow it got lost in the shuffle of things.  I decided this year to bring it back and I was not disappointed.  It was delicious.
Broccoli Cheese Casserole

2 lbs broccoli
1 lb Velveeta cheese
6 Tbsp milk
2 sleeves of Ritz Crackers
1/2 cup butter, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Steam or cook the broccoli.  Drain and place in a 9 x13 baking dish. 

Crush the Ritz Crackers and mix with the melted butter.  Set aside.

Cut the cheese into cubes. Place in a saucepan add the milk and heat on medium heat stirring constantly until it is melted.  Add the cheese to the broccoli. 
Add 1/2 of the cracker mixture and mix it all together. 
 Top with the remaining cracker mixture and bake for 45 minutes until heated through.

*I halved the recipe this time since there was only three of us eating.

I am glad I found this recipe again!!  So delicious.  I think it was even better the next day reheated.


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Cooking Meat to the Correct Temperature the Easy Way

Prime Rib has been a tradition that I cook once a year at Christmas.  Each year I have had to careful use my math skill to figure out how much time to cook it in order to get it done just right.  Well this year will be different thanks to the Cave Tools Quick Read Digital Cooking Thermometer.
It is so cool.  

I got excited and wanted to try it out.  I used the thermometer on a roast in the crock pot.
I had never used a meat thermometer before and it was so easy. It is a beautiful stainless steel, small enough to fit in your pocket and has 4-6 second read times.
It would make an great gift.

Cave Tools is offering you a discount of 15% use the code: LH58KB66
You can purchase it over at Cave Tools here
or at Amazon here

I am so excited to try it out on my Christmas Prime Rib.this year 
No painful math this year and looking forward to perfectly done meat!


Disclosure: I was given the Digital Meat Thermometer by Cave Tools.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Breaking the Bottled Water Addiction a Natural Way

My 17 year old daughter is what one could consider a "water snob".  Water is her drink of choice which I am very happy about, but she will only drink bottled water.  If we don't have bottled water she refuses to drink water...up until now.  We have been using a copper pitcher.
A copper pitcher creates a naturally alkaline water.  It infuses the water with the many health benefits that copper has to offer and the copper pitcher is also naturally self-sterilizing.

I was skeptical at first and I was surprised how intrigued my daughter was.  I think she was really out to see if she could prove that the water in the copper pitcher would not taste good.  I was shocked to see her constantly filling up her glass and refilling the pitcher.  I think it tastes great and proof is how much she drinks it.  

It has broken the bottled water addiction.  It is a win win situation.  Hence saving me money and less waste.  Her sister is also following suit and lots more water is being consumed at my house.  We are in love with this pitcher!
If you want to read more about the benefits of drinking water from a copper pitcher or find out how to order one check out  The pitchers are handcrafted and beautiful!

Now I am off to hydrate!

Disclosure: I was given the Copper PItcher by Shantiva.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.


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