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Chicken Salad Tomato Cups

Chicken Salad Tomato Cups

This is beautiful way to present at the dinner table. Supper delicious and look great.

Smoked Salmon dip

Smoked Salmon dip

Ingredients 4 oz smoked salmon – bought mine at Fred Meyer 8 oz softened Cream cheese 1/2 cup of Mayo 1/4 cup Sour cream 1 tbsp Capers 1 tsp chopped Dill 1 tsp Lemon juice 2 Garlic cloves salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp 

Pantry Organizing

Pantry Organizing

Sharing my before and after also all pantry containers used.

Before & After

I like to think of my pantry as a supper market. If i can see everything clearly i am more likely to use it. I use pantry as a resource of what to cook for the family. If my pantry is messy i am clueless what to cook and it stresses me out. Here are some tips how to keep your pantry clean longer and organized.

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Pantry Tips.

  • Divide everything in sections and in separate bins. For example all pasta in one, all the baking stuff in another such as ( nuts, chocolate chips, flours, baking powder, baking sods, cocoa powder in another, etc.
  • Things that are used the most keep closer to your reach.
  • Set the entire bottom row for your kids. filled with snack, juice boxes, etc. if they have it right in front of them easily accessible the chance of them digging through the entire pantry and making a mess are slim.
  • Don’t buy too much! remember everything has an expiration date and if not being used is going to waste, and that is all money down the drain. My rule get four of everything, Four cans of beans, four cans of diced tomatoes, four cans of peas. four different pasta, four different pasta sauces.
  • Don’t buy too much snacks and chips, they go stale. I have a small bin for snack and i will only buy as much as it fits in that bin. and also keeping a great variety of healthy and guilty pleasure snacks. Keep water near snacks chances are if they are grabbing snacks they will choose water to go with it.
  • Keep everything in clear containers, when you see it clearly you are more likely to use it.
  • Keep potatoes. onions and tomatoes in the pantry. Keeping them away from sunlight prevents them from going bad faster. Tomatoes turn watery and flavorless in the refrigerator this is why you will never see tomatoes sold in the refrigerator at the store.
  • Organize your pantry weekly.
  • keep a check list what are we out of. easier to keep track and take to the store as a shopping list, prevents you from forgetting something or buying things you don’t need

Check local Burlington, Tjmaxx, Ross, Home Goods for better deals first.

Purchased these stackable bins at Target

Also sold at Walmart and Target.

Purchased at Walmart keep Almond Four and Powdered Sugar in these.
Candy, Cookie, Popcorn jars
Cereal Containers
Storing water in large basket
Favorite Cleaning Products

Favorite Cleaning Products

Appliance Cleaners Love Therapy Products especially their stainless steal cleaner absolutely my favorite! A must have in my cleaning supplies. If you have a Glass Cooktop this a great cleaner and polisher to remove any deep stains Here is another great glass Cooktop cleaner that 

Whole Wheat and Flax Seed Dinner Rolls

Whole Wheat and Flax Seed Dinner Rolls

These are supper soft, light and delicious dinner rolls. Recipe inspired by: Taste of Home COOKBOOK. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1/3 cups whole wheat ( not supper refined) 3 Tbsp. Flax seeds 1 1/2 Tsp. Salt 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon 1/3 cups Honey 1/4 

Dulce De Leche in an Instant Pot

Dulce De Leche in an Instant Pot

Place Three condensed milk cans into an instant pot with wrapper removed on top of a metal rack. Fill instant pot with water covering the cans and seal with a lid. Click on selection pressure cook High and change the time to 23 min. It can take a while to heat until the timer starts, don’t panic! Once time is up release the air as you normally would or leave it alone till it does it on its own. remove the cans from the pot and set aside to cool. When cooled you can open the lid and use it.

Russian Royal Cake

Russian Royal Cake

Supper Moist delicious large Party cake! Recipe includes cake decorating tips. Links to All the Items and Tools: Ingredients: Chocolate cake layers: 1 Stick – Butter (softened) 1 Cup – Sugar 3 Eggs 1 cup – Flour 1/2 Cup – Sour Cream 1 Tsp – 

Pomegranate Lamb Shank

Pomegranate Lamb Shank

Fall off the bone tender and Juicy Lamb Shank

Custard and Coconut Buns

Custard and Coconut Buns

Sweet and delicious buns filled with vanilla custard and topped with shredded coconut.

Biscoff Iced box Cake

Biscoff Iced box Cake

The perfect dessert for those who don’t like baking as much. This cake doesn’t require any baking, perfect dessert to serve at Thanksgiving dinner.

Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake

Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake

We love anything that has to do with chocolate and hazelnuts. Those two make the perfect combo, Don’t you think? This cake is not as complicated to make as it seems but it does require lots of patience and time. There are few steps that require waiting time for everything to cool and set. But let me tell you it is so worth the wait.

The recipes i made an 8 inch cake, but you are free to use a different baking pan size if you would like. I am using two 8 inch pans one for the chocolate cake and mousse layers and second one for white chocolate mousse so i wouldn’t have to wait for my hazelnut mousse to set before pouring in my white chocolate mousse and than when they both set i just flip the white chocolate layer on top of the hazelnut layer which does require some care and patience. You can always just make it in one pan just make sure to wait for the chocolate mousse to set before making the white chocolate mouse to and pour.

To make it easier for some people i included the recipe for a 10 inch spring form pan. This way you don’t have to worry about dropping the top layer when transferring it to the top.

A total hit a cake everyone will Love!

Tea Sangria

Tea Sangria

Delicious Refreshing Drink with no Alcohol

Beef and Barley Stew in an Instant Pot

Beef and Barley Stew in an Instant Pot

Made in an I instant pot

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Delicious way to make cheesy Brazilian bread at home

Beef Short Ribs in an Instant Pot

Beef Short Ribs in an Instant Pot

Dinner made easy with these easy Asian flavors beef short ribs