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I have been nesting quite a bit today and after my weekly grocery run I decided to get my messy pantry together. It is by far a work in progress but I’m quite proud of how far it has come and excited for where it is going.


I organized the bins based on labels very specific to my families needs. I got the super cute bins from (drum roll please) “The Dollar Store”! I got the labels from worldlabel blog


I will update you with my progress when I’m finished with the pantry remodel. My next goal is to put up a cute background like the one at Landee See Landee Do Blog




I made Southwest chili, teriyaki pork chop, Italian beef roast, Cheesy chicken and potato, and savory chicken with mushroomūüėč

I have been on a big Asian kick this week. Tonight I made this ginger salmon that was to die for!! You should try it and let me know how it tastes.

4 salmon filets
Asian veggie mix(your choice)
3tbsp. Olive oil
3 caps full of ginger

* these items to your own taste and flavor pallet*
Korean stir fry sauce
Soy sauce
Teriyaki sauce

1. Spray Pan with Pam and pour in olive oil
2. Turn burner to medium add salmon and all other spices and sauces
3. Let simmer turning fish when needed until the filets are done and flakey
4. Remove fish leaving sauce mixture in the heated pan
5. Add veggie mix to the pan and mingle it with the sauce adding more sauces if needed
6. Let veggies simmer until done then remove pan from the burner and enjoy!!





Yummy, Yum, Yum is all I can say about this recipe.  I happened upon it like I do most of our nightly meals(by accident).  And also, like most of the meals I post here this was super easy. 


4 Salmon Filets

1 red onion(chopped)

2 zucchini (sliced)

3/4 cups of teriyaki Sauce

Dash of salt and pepper to taste



I pre-make this and store it in a plastic bag inside our freezer until I am ready to cook it.  You can also make it fresh.  Coat a large non stick pan with Pam.  Turn the burner on medium high and pour in the teriyaki sauce.  Place in the salmon fillets then sprinkle them with the salt and pepper.  Sear the fish for about 4 minutes then pour in your veggies.  Let it cook rotating the ingredients around every 2 minutes or so until the fish is fully cooked and the veggies are tender.

FYI- if you are going to freeze it to cook later you would simply place all the ingredients into a freezer bag and when you are ready to cook it let it thaw out.  Place all the thawed ingredients into a pan that has been coated with Pam.


I love this meal. I marinate the chicken in Italian dressing then cover them in pepper, salt, Italian bread crumbs, and paprika.
I have a nuwave oven so I place the coated chicken breast in there with a pat of I can’t believe it’s not butter on top of each one. I let them cook for 17 minutes or so.
You can bake them in a regular oven but it will take longer.

This recipe happened by accident.  I had recently re-discovered my love for ceasar salad.  I had some chicken and wanted a creamy taste for dinner.  My creation exceeded my expectations of tastiness!

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into strips
4 cloves of fresh garlic
1 bag of frozen broccoli
1 bottle of Kraft creamy caesar dressing
Pam butter flavored non stick spray
3/4 cup of parmesan shredded cheese

1. Combine the chicken, 1/2 bottle of caesar dressing, garlic, and broccoli


2. Preheat oven at 325 degrees
3. Spray pan with Pam
4. Pour chicken mixture into the pan and  sprinkle on pepper to taste


5. Cook for 25 minutes
6. Remove pan garnish generously with a little more caesar dressing and sprinkle with parmesan cheese
7. Place back in the over to cook for another 10 minutes or so then sprinkle with salt


While away on vacation at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA I had the pleasure of staying at the Courtyard Marriott.  I highly recommend them but anyways I love cleaning as most of my friends know.  When the housekeeper came around with his tidy little cleaning cart I took a peek into it while he was working in the room across the hall from us.  In it was your normal cleaning technology but I was astonished to see how he was using the swiffer mop.  Instead of the costly swiffer mop pads he had a micro fiber cloth attached.  I thought this was cost saving and cool.  I have recently tried it at home on my own floors.  The micro-fiber totally attracts dust, hair, and what not just like the expensive swiffer cloths.  I use one cloth to sweep then I use another to mop.  When I mop I simply spray the floor with my favorite cleaner Fabuloso (lol) then I mop!!!!!!


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