Help for Trash Can Liners That Won’t Stay Put

My trash can liner refuses to stay put but I don’t want to spend big bucks on a fancy trash can that has a built-in feature to hold the trash bag firmly in place, like this one for $40 at Wal-mart. Don’t get me wrong – I might like to have one, depending on how much trouble it is, but I don’t want to pay for it.  My trash can was about $5 at Wal-mart and that price suits me fine. But I … [Read more...]

Fixer Upper Week 73 – Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

I don’t know how he did it, but David got a LOT of stuff done on the master bathroom this past weekend. His completed task list included: Install tile on shower walls. Install tile on floor. Install tile on toilet and sink wall. Install tile trim baseboards. Install decorative tile on toilet and sink wall. Install shower handle. Grout tile. Permanently install toilet. Can … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 161) & Cooking Tips, Too

table setting

This week's menu was a win-win.  We had a combination of old and new and everything was a success.  I don't have many weeks like that! Monday Leftovers Tuesday Potato, Spinach & Cheese Frittata (NEW) Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (NEW) Notes:  My mom and step dad were stopping by around dinnertime and bringing Mr. Goodcents for them and me.  David was at the gym and would be eating when … [Read more...]

Fish Tacos & GF Tortillas

Fish Tacos & GF Tortillas

Fish Tacos. Everybody has their own way of making them and this is mine. Fish Tacos Ingredients: 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 3-4 tilapia filets (or other fish of choice) 2 cups frozen sweet corn kernels 1 red pepper, diced Directions: Mix the chili powder and cumin together in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over both sides of the fish filets. In a large … [Read more...]

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (GF)

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins 2

In my quest for gluten free and low fodmap yeast breads, I have failed.  I haven’t given up yet, but I decided to start searching out quick bread recipes, too.  My first effort, this recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (GF), was a HUGE success. Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups gluten-free flour ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup maple syrup 1 mashed banana or … [Read more...]

A Few Kitchen Tips to Keep You Safe

A few Kitchen Tips to Keep You Safe

Some of these tips are from personal experience and some are from personal fears!  In case you didn’t know, I’m terrified of fire so I’m really, really careful around my gas stove.  In fact, I’m so scared of fire that I rarely burn candles.  The only time I use them is if there’s a power outage and I have no choice. And in case you’re wondering, I’ve never had a bad experience with fire so I don’t … [Read more...]

How I Color Code in My Planner

How I Color Code in My Planner

I don’t color code in my planner – well, not in the traditional sense.  I’ve attempted to color code in the traditional manner but it hasn’t gone well, for several reasons. It slows me down. I rarely have the right pens handy. I don’t want to carry a bunch of pens with me just so I can color code. I don’t think I care. My modified color coding technique is a bit different.  I use a … [Read more...]