Cinnamon Sandbox

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Cinnamon in the Sandbox— Did anyone else know this????

Now that its getting warmer, the kids are going to want to play in the sandbox.

Cinnamon in the Sandbox keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants… but I never thought of this! Brilliant! I’ve also heard it will keep the cats out.

 

Original Post found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/skinnyfiberfriends/?group_id=0

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Homemade Pizza Balls!

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♥ PIZZA BALLS ♥

Ingredients:

3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 ct)
60 pepperoni slices (2 per biscuit)
Block of cheese (Colby/Monterey Jack or Chedder)
1 beaten egg
Parmesan Cheese
Italian Seasoning
Garlic Powder
1 jar pizza sauce

Directions:

Slice cheese into approx. 28 squares. Flatten each biscuit and stack pepperoni and cheese on top (Like in the picture) Gather edges of biscuit and secure on top of the roll. Line rolls in greased 9×13 pan Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 18 to 20 mins. Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping. ENJOY!!

 

Original post found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gettingskinnywithcourtney/

Potato Bites!

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Have left over mashed potatoes???? Make these yummy
Loaded Potato Bites
*Makes 18-24 bites depending on size

Ingredients:
– 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
– 2 tablespoons of flour
– 2/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
– 3 strips bacon
– 1/3 cup scallions, chopped
– 1 egg
– 1 ¼ – 1 ½ cups Italian bread crumbs
– Oil for frying
– Salt and Pepper
– Ranch or Honey Mustard for dipping

Directions:

1. Take potatoes out of the fridge and let sit for a few minutes to take the chill off a bit. Meanwhile shred the cheese, chop scallions, and cook bacon then dice finely. Add potatoes and flour to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine well, then add cheese, bacon, and scallions. Take about a heaping tablespoon of mixture and roll with hands into a small ball. It if doesn’t hold its shape, add a little more flour to make the potatoes sturdy. Repeat until done.

2. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan – or use your fryer – over medium/medium high heat to about 350-375 degrees. Whisk egg into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in an additional bowl. Dip each ball in egg and then roll in bread crumbs until fully coated. Set aside on a sheet pan.

TIP: Alternatively Bake in the oven until golden brown at 350-375 degrees for a lower fat option

3. Test oil with one ball. The oil should bubble when potato is in oil and ball should take about 1-2 minutes to brown and cook through. (If takes longer the oil needs to be hotter, if it browned too quickly on the outside and the inside is still cold, the temperature needs to be lower.) Once oil is ready, add potato balls in small batches and fry for 1-2 minutes – it will depend on size. Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper lined plate to allow excess oil to drain off. Repeat until done.

4. Allow to cool for a minute or two and serve with dipping sauce.

Original post found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/skinnynow/

Homemade Mosquito Trap!

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This is just awesome!

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:
Items needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

HOW:
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control. Or put out new one.

Original found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/loosingtogether

WELCOME!

A soon-to-be mother, a former nanny, former preschool teacher and always craft lover, this blog was built to keep my sanity and organize all those cool ideas I see floating everywhere, as well as those I learned in my preschool teaching days!

If you have a cool idea, please share it! Mom’s of the world unite!! 😀