These semi-handmade reindeer aprons are perfect for cookie decorating parties, holiday gifts, and all of your holiday baking at home.
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Girl Scout Cookies and wine, what could be better? You are welcome!
I always go into everything I do with great intentions. But still, I do crazy things sometimes like head to the farmer's market and buy an abundance of produce and fresh ingredients that I have every intention of actually using … while it's still fresh. Craziness. I'm never going to use it all. Ever. Because life happens. Cue an overflowing toilet, and clean up, that results in me not getting dinner cooked early enough before racing off to the kids extra curricular activities.
So I have had to learn a few tips and tricks along the way to ensure that I'm not letting anything go to waste.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Viva® Vantage®.
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Last week I attended an event with Viva® brand in beautiful Seal Beach where we were shown just how great this product is, the many uses for it and were provided with great tips to switch up our current routines.
And I've got lots of great ideas below for you to start your 7-day switch up.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of U.S. Cellular. The opinions and text are all mine.
I moved to the United States from Australia about 12 years ago and over the years I’ve been fortunate to travel to many states, for both work and pleasure. Not everyone has the opportunity to explore this great, big country of ours though. Did you know that 20% of Americans have never left their home state?
U.S. Cellular and Andrew Zimmern want to change that. “Big Country”, presented by U.S. Cellular, will seek out every day Americans, who for one reason or another have never truly had the chance to leave their home state, and take them on the trip of a lifetime! Throughout the five-episode series, host Andrew Zimmern (from Bizarre Foods – one of my favorite shows), along with U.S. Cellular, will guide those chosen through the open casting call (see details below) to see places and people they’ve only dreamed about and make their travel dreams a reality while keeping them connected to family and friends.
Disclosure: I’m sharing how I use Zep All Around Oxy Cleaner & Degreaser to get our kitchen super clean as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #ZepSocialstars
Yes, that’s right, bacon grease.
And where there’s bacon grease, there’s bacon.
So let me show you not only how to store bacon grease, but also what it can be used for, and how to clean it up.
Storing Bacon Grease
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Have you ever done a comparison shop to see how your local store brand stacks up against national brands? The cost is generally significantly less when purchasing store brands, but does the taste measure up?
I created a breakfast bagel comparing First Street products (from Smart & Final) with national brand products and I'm going to share my thoughts on the taste and cost.
In November I bought a ton of herb plants. I then went to Australia for a month and had forgotten to plant them so the pots sat by my front gate, just within reach of the sprinklers. And then I came home and still forgot to plant them. Every day as I walk up to my front door I would see those pots sitting there and plant after plant was slowly dying and every day I would tell myself that tomorrow I would finally plant what was still left. It's been 5 months since I purchased those pots of herbs. The only thing that was still thriving was the rosemary. I realized I was never going to get around to planting them, so I decided not to let them die like the rest of the herbs and I would freeze what was still there.
Freezing herbs is actually quite simple to do and the perfect way to store leftover herbs that you've purchased. I used to freeze them in water, but then realized I could really only use those in soups or stews. However by freezing them in olive oil, you can throw them straight into the pan for cooking meats, vegetables, or making a stir-fry.