Instant Pot One Hour Chicken and Dumplings

Posted January 25, 2016 By dealinanddishin

TweetAs part of my Adventures in the Kitchen series we met the Instant Pot. I’m in love with this guy. It has made meal time so much faster, and opened up dinner and lunch options! One of my Hubs favorite meals is Chicken and Dumplings. Notice I say it is his favorite. I love eating […]

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Adventures in the Kitchen: The Instant Pot

Posted January 24, 2016 By dealinanddishin

TweetI have been burned out and stressed out all December with things to do, and I have slacked off so bad with cooking. That then has been very visible in my appearance as well. Way too much eating out. You know sometimes it is the best option you have. I’m really trying now to get […]

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Girl Scouts Snack Badge Printable Recipe Cards

Posted January 9, 2016 By dealinanddishin

TweetWe are in our first year of Brownies, and have been working on some of the legacy badges. Some badges can be done in one meeting or field trip, but a couple have a lot more parts. Those two are the Painting and Snacks badges. Snacks will have us trying a sweet snack (we made […]

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Paper and Yarn Star Ornaments

Posted December 18, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetI needed a fairly simple and fast craft for 20 Girl Scouts (Second graders). Being close to Christmas I wanted something festive. There are some other cardboard and yarn ornament crafts, but they use circles. I wasn’t in love with the outcome. I got out my Slice cutter and noticed a I had a star […]

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Here Comes The Elf on The Shelf

Posted November 28, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Tweet I would say almost everyone knows what Elf on the Shelf is, but if not I will give a little explanation as I understand it. The Elf on the Shelf is a visitor of Santa’s that comes and stays with a family during the Christmas season. The elf reports back nightly to Santa of […]

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LEGO KidsFest 2016 Dates Released! #sp #LegoKidsFest

Posted November 13, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetAs a US Family Guide blogger I got to go and giveaway tickets to LEGO Fest St. Louis last year! It was a great time, and I really want to go again this June to the one in Louisville! Stay tuned… Heads Up!! These do sell out! Charlotte, NC: Feb. 19-21 (Charlotte Convention Center) Harrisburg, […]

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Tweet We are in our first year of Brownie Girl Scouts, and were working on the Girl Scout Way. This is perfect timing, because Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday is October 31st. I had given hints at the last meeting about what we were going to be celebrating at the next meeting.  The first hint was our sticker […]

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First Time Visit to the Ohio Renaissance Festival #review

Posted October 19, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetBack in July I had received an offer to receive tickets for my family to go the Ohio Renaissance Festival in exchange for sharing about the event and our experiences for US Family Guide. The Ohio Renaissance Festival is only open September 5- October 25 on Saturdays and Sundays. We just got back yesterday from […]

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Long Overdue Update

Posted October 12, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Tweet This is a very long overdue update. Last I wrote I was in a dark place with my Dad in the hospital, Mom needing a hysterectomy, and not sure what all was going to happen. He had Congestive Heart Failure from a lot of water retention (at least 6 lbs. came off during his […]

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Peter Pan Had The Right Idea

Posted July 20, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Tweet Being a grown up is hard. Hardest part is when you grow older so does everyone around you. This past year it has really hit home that my parents are getting older, and time is limited. Then this past week I have a Mom, who needs surgery (not life threatening), and now a Dad […]

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