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So..again..I have been away for awhile. Busy life. That is the usual excuse. Yes, life stays busy. ALWAYS :). But not the reason this time. I have been reading blogs for the last two years. Over that time, I have found so many inspirational bloggers. Bloggers that strive to make their house feel like home. So many great ideas and projects. In the last few months, I have noticed that some of my favorite bloggers have changed. Their writing, motivation…changed. Lately, four out of five posts seem to be sponsor giveaways or product reviews. That is strictly their choice. A blogger is free to blog about whatever he/she chooses. Call me selfish ;) but I enjoy seeing creative writing and ideas from my favorite bloggers. I decided to take those few off my favorites list and take a break from blogging myself. I wanted to take some time to see what I wanted to blog about. I don’t’ enjoy cooking as much as before. My new favorite thing is painting and redoing furniture. So, maybe I will go that route.
Maybe I will just write about random things.
Don’t expect to see me following the trends in blogging, have 5000 sponsored giveaways, or review products that nobody would like anyway. If I like something, I will share it because I like it. Not because I am paid to like it or because I think a project will give me X amount of page views.
I do appreciate everyone that continues to visit and see that I have not written a new post ;) Ha! I will be writing again soon.
Don’t be alarmed. This isn’t really me..HA! But I sure do feel like this chick.
The end of the fall semester is near.
It has been a long time since I have felt the pressure of final exams/papers, etc.
I miss blogging :( I hope to be back soon…maybe when my head stops spinning.
This post is a bit embarrassing for me to write. . Even though I haven’t lived there for 5 years, I am still a southern gal at heart. If you heard me speak, there would be no mistake. Believe me – people know! Most of you know cooking is relatively a new concept for me. Out of all the pans, dishes, gadgets, spoons, etc. in my kitchen, one thing has been missing.
This baby came home with me yesterday. Now, after G and I were first married, I had one. One that I didn’t know how to clean or store properly. Eventually, it got all rusty and yucky. Needless to say, I no longer have it. There are many types of cast iron cookware, but I think this skillet is the most versatile. Here are a few do’s and don’ts regarding cast iron.
Soak in water – It will rust.
Put in the dishwasher – Again, it will rust.
Boil water in the skillet/cookware – You guessed correctly, it will rust.
To remove burned-on food, scrub with coarse salt, and/or a nonmetal brush.
Every now and then, you can clean with mild dish soap.
Make sure to dry the skillet completely!
To prevent rust, dry the skillet and lightly coat the cooking surface with cooking oil.
Use a good pot holder or thick towel when touching the skillet. It gets very hot!
As you have read, I am not an expert on cast iron skillets. Just passing a few tips forward to you.
**Even though I love watching him cook, Emeril has no idea I bought this skillet. There are many companies out there that produce cast iron cookware. I am sure they all produce equally good food.***
Have a great weekend!
This has been the week from…well you can fill in the dots . I have two Target finds to share with you.
These bars are so delicious! Each box had a coupon for .50 which made them less than $2 per box.
Semi-healthy too . Grab a box next time you are at the store – if you love banana bread or cinnamon rolls.
This is a great deal for the gamers in you life. Buy the new Batman game, and get the blue ray movie free. Pretty good deal huh?
Have you found any new snacks or awesome deals lately?
**I was not paid by Target or anyone else for this ad. I just pass deals or favorites to y’all***
Today I am sharing recipe #2 from last week’s sneak peek – homemade caramel. I found the recipe on Pinterest forever ago, and even included it in a post. Major FAIL!
My version . I had to break it with a mallet.
My friend, Eleanor, shared a tip for homemade caramel with me yesterday . I will be back to share my next attempt. Fingers crossed for success.
Have a fantastic Hump Day!
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