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Archives for January 2015

Serving the Perfect Steak: Expert Tips

Everybody loves a good steak dinner; it can be one of the most delicious and luxurious dishes around. The only problem is, most people don’t cook their steak properly. Steak is one of the most expensive meats, so cooking it any old how is doing it an injustice. It could be so much more delicious if people just took their time to research how to cook steak!  Here are some of my pet hates … [Read more...]

5 Foolproof Ways To Entertain Kids On Long Car Ride

Traveling with your kids usually goes one of two ways. It can be smooth and relatively stress-free, or all hell can break loose. Long car journeys are especially hard. There isn’t much room and the person driving the vehicle has to remain focused. Too much fighting or distraction can be dangerous for everyone. Sometimes there are ways to ensure a less bumpy ride on your travels and day trips. I’ve … [Read more...]

Escape the Cold (Travel Giveaway)

*This post may contain affiliate links*   Welcome to the Escape the Cold Flash Giveaway Event, hosted by Dixieland Reviews and Co-Hosted by Golden State Mom, Southern Mom Loves, Nelle Creations, Susie QPons, Giveaway Bandit, Imperfect Women, Mom at 40, Libby's Library, and Swanky Point of View This event is sponsored by Our World Travel where you can get cash back on … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Chicken Pho- Vietnamese Soup {Recipe}

    When the weather cools down, the first soup I think of to make is Phở or pho.  Phở is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of delicious broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs and vegetables, and meat. I love it with chicken, but beef is amazing too! Check out my recipe, add your own favorite Asian flavors and enjoy! Chicken Pho- Vietnamese … [Read more...]