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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.

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! Enjoy, Tiffanee Disclosure: I was given the Digital Meat Thermometer by Cave Tools.  I was not

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.   I t 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 wa

Something New On the Grill to Beat the Heat

The hot temperatures this summer have been brutal.  The last thing I want to do when I get home at night is cook something and make the house hotter.  We have been grilling quite a bit, but getting tired of the usual things.  That and I am learning to grill so I tend to lose meat between the grates once in a while which is so disappointing.  That is why I was so excited to try out the BBQ Grill Pan by Cave Tools. I decided I wanted to try something a little different on the grill, so I decided to make cheeseburger sliders. I lined a 9x13 pan with tinfoil and pressed 2 pounds of hamburger evenly in to the pan.  I covered it and put it in the fridge for a few hours. Later on when I was ready to grill.  I picked it up out of the pan an put it on the BBQ Grill Pan . I turned turned the heat down to medium/low shut the grill and let it cook for a bit. I then came back, picked it up by the tinfoil and turned it over directly on to the grill pan. After it was cooked I added

Shredding Meat with Ease

My son is getting married next week to an amazing girl.  I am so excited for them!  I am in charge of the wedding dinner and trying to figure out everything when you've got to travel 14 hours and put it on remotely has been a bit of a challenge.  Thankfully, I have amazing family who are jumping in to help me out.  My plan is to cook the meat here, freeze it and take it with me to warm up once I get there.  I made 10 pounds of Honey Lime Chicken in the crock pot.  I had to make 3 different batches.  That is a lot of chicken to shred.  Luckily, I had something to help me out. Cave Tools - Meat Claws They really did make it quick and easy to shred the chicken. They are easy to grip and feel comfortable in your hands.  One of my favorite things was using them to pull the chicken out of the crock pot with.  They made the task so simple and with less mess. Beautifully shredded chicken. Cave Tools is offering you a 15% discount on the Meat Claws Use the code MEATCLAW15

Crazy for Canvas and a Giveaway

Over the Christmas holiday while all my kids were here, we had family pictures taken and I couldn't wait to get one up on the wall.  I love to get my favorite photos printed up on canvas.  I think it makes the picture look amazing and classy.   So I was excited when  Canvas Factory asked me to do a review.  In moments I had taken a picture from my phone and created my masterpiece.   I absolutely LOVE it!! At  Canvas Factory  they make it easy to get just what you are looking for.  There are lots of sizes, options available. I loved how simple it was to get this picture to fit on the canvas.   It is beautifully wrapped and the back is covered. I love that the shipping is no more than $9.95 and it came quickly. It was a great experience and I am thrilled with my canvas.   Now the great part.  Canvas Factory is giving one lucky reader a free canvas.  To enter just follow the directions below.  The giveaway is only open to US and Canada residents. Winner will be c

Happy Super Bowl Sunday

This year I switched up from the usual Super Bowl food I normally make.  I went a little crazy with football shaped foods.  My daughters are saying if our guests don’t get here soon all of our food will be football shaped.  I did make some Zuppa Toscana soup and garlic cheese waffle biscuits to add to the flair.  Here’s a little preview of our simple Super Bowl eats.     Here's to a great game!  Enjoy and Go Eagles!                                  Tiffanee