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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Off The Beaten Path...





I'm straying a bit off the beaten path today because I think everyone has been hit hard by the rising costs of groceries.  Has anyone else noticed that each trip to the grocery store yields half of the product for twice the cost??  OK, maybe that is an exaggeration, but seriously...it is getting to be ridiculous.  


In my research, I ran across an interesting website called Budget Bytes.  It truly is quite amazing what this writer has been able to accomplish by spending a great deal of time putting together this terrific website to assist others with their grocery budgets.  



I love the fact that the writer has put together not only the recipes, but also a "Go To" site where one can find the best deals in the area and you can even create a Recipe Box where you can keep your favorites.  A lot of the research usually done by us has already been done by Budget Bytes.  Go ahead and check it out...I find it to be quite the interesting website. 



The site even calculates how much it will cost you to make each dish!



There is absolutely no compensation or product samples involved in this endorsement.  I am simply calling it as I see it.  I think it is a very well developed site with a ton of information.  



The good news is that it has the potential to save you money!!


Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken 
via Skinnytaste.com

  • 24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast
  • 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  • 15 oz can black beans
  • 8 oz frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • salt to taste
    Combine chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crockpot.  Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top.  

    Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred.  Return the chicken to slow cooker and stir.  Adjust salt and seasoning to taste.   Serve over rice or tortillas and your favorite toppings.




    The tag line on Budget Bytes says it all...



    "My stomach is full and my wallet is too!!"


    **copyright goes to skinnytaste.com and budgetbytes.com**
    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Dress Up for Whitley: The Beemer Edition







    In honor of our friend, Whitley, who is missed very much...Dory is having a tribute day for her!

    Today, we are featuring Beemer in his tux!

    Saturday, May 21, 2016
    Friday, May 20, 2016

    Flower Friday: Featuring the MarbleCam App!





    Most of y'all know that I am a huge fan of photography apps from the Apple App Store and today I an showing off one of my favorites...the Marble Cam!



    It lends kind of a fun, artsy flair to basic flower photography!











    So, tell me...do you like the Marble Cam effect?

    Hope you all have a fabulous Flower Friday and a great weekend!

    We are joining Dory for the Flower Friday Blog Hop!


    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    23 Years!



    May 18th is our Anniversary and this year we celebrate 23 years!  I do not know WHERE the time goes??

      We were in need of a couple more of those Anti Gravity Chairs for the cottage so...we picked up a couple more!

    They are Miss Chloe's MOST favorite chair!  

    We all have to admit...they are very comfortable.  Last year, one of us ended up sitting in a regular chair because Chloe always wanted to sit in one of the gravity chairs...so now she has her own!  :)



    A friend of ours owns Red Fedele's Brook House Restaurant so we headed on over there for dinner.  They have the absolute BEST Veal French and ShrimpFra Diavolo!

    Another favorite of ours is the Calamari Appetizer!





    The Carrot Cake is very good also!


    Today, we join Ruckus the Eskie for the Thoughtless Thursday Blog Hop!


    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Juicing for Dogs! Who Knew??



    As most of you know, I am a Pinterest Addict.  While perusing the other day, I ran across a pin about a blog where the woman was talking about Juicing for her DOG!

    Of course, I had to cruise right on over to her blog:  http://www.lovelygreens.com/2014/07/juicing-for-dogs-and-you-too.html and check out what she had to say!  This is a very interesting recipe and one I will try for the girls, but I am not sure if they will eat it or not.  I am NOT in to juicing in any way, shape, or form...but my daughter occasionally does it so I will pass this info on to her. 

    If you try it on your dogs...let me know...I'd love to hear if your dogs liked it!


    The Green Energizer
    you may have to double up if you want to make one for you and your dog.

    ¼ medium pineapple (I remove the skin and cut it into medium pieces)
    1 large handful of spinach (see tips section)
    ¼ medium cucumber
    ½ medium courgette/zucchini
    1 medium carrot
    15 sugar snap peas
    1 small handful ice cubes (for the human version, not the dogs)


    Apparently, this recipe comes from another blogger's website which is listed below.  Thank you both.  Credit goes to both bloggers, as well as Pinterest for allowing us to share such fabulous recipes and ideas with each other!!


    Alex Kennedy is the owner of Doggielicious, an online store dedicated to dogs. She makes all sorts of products ranging from birthday cakes for dogs to some very tasty everyday treats. Her websites are www.doggielicioustreats.com and her blog where you can get her recipes, tips and news is www.doggielicious-blog.com.