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Leather Belt Ottoman Diy

I was inspired a few years ago with a chair that I saw in a artsy shop made with leather belts and so I started my own belt collection. Vintage leather belts are a dime a dozen at a lot of thrift stores. I pick them up when I see them. They don’t have to… Continue reading Leather Belt Ottoman Diy

Instant Pot Recipes · Recipes

Quick Easy Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth

Here is a recipe I make with the leftover carcass from a rotisserie chicken for bone broth. Ingredients; Rotisserie chicken leftover carcass 1/2 cup diced onions 1/2 cup diced carrots1/2 cup diced celery 2 garlic cloves1 T Italian seasoningPepper1 T chicken broth base8 cups waterOil Sauté veggies in oil on the sauté setting until tender.… Continue reading Quick Easy Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth

Dinner · Recipes

Fried Cabbage & Bacon Low Carb Side Dish

I’m always looking for new ideas for side dishes. Today I decided to try fried cabbage and bacon. We are grilling steaks and I wanted something different to go along side. Here’s what I used: 5 slices of bacon 1/2 yellow onion 1 tsp garlic1/2 head chopped cabbage SaltPepperPaprika There’s just two of us so… Continue reading Fried Cabbage & Bacon Low Carb Side Dish

Canning, Freezing and Preserving · Recipes

Dehydrated Frozen Vegetables DIY

I am interested in making those layered, meal in a mason jar soups to store in my pantry. I have been looking at some different recipes and the dehydrated veggies you can buy are expensive, so I decided to try making some myself. I bought some organic frozen mixed veggies from Aldi and let them… Continue reading Dehydrated Frozen Vegetables DIY

Instant Pot Recipes · Recipes

Homemade Almond Butter

I love almond butter and I make my own. I had some store bought not too long ago and it just wasn’t as good to me anymore. Homemade is so fresh tasting and it is not hard to make, it just takes a powerful blender and some patience. Here is how I make it. I… Continue reading Homemade Almond Butter

Canning, Freezing and Preserving · Recipes

I Canned Chicken In My Instant Pot Max

I have canned for years, but I’ve always canned foods that you could water bath can. If it involved a pressure cooker I was not interested. I guess I’ve always felt leery of using one. Well, I’ve been using my Instant Pot for sometime now, I’m very comfortable with it and I ended up recently… Continue reading I Canned Chicken In My Instant Pot Max

Canning, Freezing and Preserving · Instant Pot Recipes · Recipes

Instant Pot Turkey Stock from Carcass

Today I made Turkey Breast. We made the most delicious Turkey club sandwiches with it. I decided to make some stock with the carcass. I tried making it in the instant pot for the first time, it was so fast and easy and I didn’t have to babysit a simmering pot on the stove. I… Continue reading Instant Pot Turkey Stock from Carcass

Furniture · Furniture Restoration · Home Decor · Lake House Decor · Recipes

Removing Paint from Vintage Hardware/Cabinet Handles

Here is a quick tip to remove old paint from old vintage hardware. Use a crockpot that you don’t plan on using for food. Add hot water and a squirt of dish soap. Place hardware in crockpot. Turn on high for a couple of hours. Use tongs to remove hardware and place on a towel.… Continue reading Removing Paint from Vintage Hardware/Cabinet Handles

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100 year Old Antique Cabinet Restore/Refinish Before & After

My husband curb shopped this amazing antique cabinet. He knows I love to restore old furniture and thought I would like this piece...well...I LOVE it! We decided it would be a perfect piece for our mud room. We needed a place to put the things we grab on the way out the door. Hats, scarves,… Continue reading 100 year Old Antique Cabinet Restore/Refinish Before & After

Recipes · Working Pantry

Pantry Chicken Enchilada One Pot Meal

If Covid 19 has taught me anything, it is to have a stocked pantry! We all remember when the shelves in the grocery stores were empty and if there were anything available, there were limits on how much you could buy. That was a scary feeling to me and I'm sure to most of you.… Continue reading Pantry Chicken Enchilada One Pot Meal