Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Reusable Swiffer

One thing that I always do to save a little money and also help the environment is use a reusable Swiffer.
You can order yours now 3 x $10 or 1 x $4.00.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My latest work

Easy Chow Mein

If you are looking for a quick, healthy dinner, then this recipe is for you.
This Chow Mein is easy to cook and it can be done in 30 minutes.  

  • Chow Mein
  • Meat, (pork, chicken, or shrimp)
  • Soy sauce, sesame oil flour, salt, pepper
  • Stir Fry
  • Olive oil

1. In a bowl, marinate the meat with  soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper.
2. In a pot cook the noodles according to the package directions.
3. In a wok, put 2tsp of olive oil, add the stir fry, cooked for around 6 to 8 minutes, add salt and pepper, mix it.  
4. Add the meat, mix it in with the stir fry.
5. Once the stir fry is finished, lower the heat and add it into the wok with the noodles. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Rotisserie Chicken

I think that most of you will agree with me on this one, the crock pot is amazing. It feels great when you come home and smell like you have been cooking all day but of course you haven't, but guess what your meal is ready thanks to your crock pot. Here is a simple but delicious recipe.

  • whole chicken
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lime 
  • olive oil


  1. Prepare your crock pot with aluminum foil. (see the picture below) 
  2. Mix all the spices with the olive oil and lime.
  3. Rub it on the chicken inside and out.
  4. Put the chicken in the crock pot for 4 to 6 hours.
  5. Enjoy it.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Oven Fried Chicken Strips

  • Chicken breast
  • Mayonnaise 
  • Panko 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Cut the chicken breast into strips and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a shallow plate put mayonnaise and in another one put Panko. 
  • Dip the chicken breast into the mayonnaise and then into the Panko. 
  • Place on the baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Inexpensive Organization

Today, I want to share some pics and hopefully theses ideas can work for you. 

I bought two magazine organizers to put my cutting boards, lids and cookie racks
With a little imagination I made a lot of space in my cabinet.

I purchased a inexpensive an over the door shoe organizer to store small items inside my kitchen pantry/closet. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

My .50cents curtain

A couple of days ago, my daughter told me that she couldn't sleep well because of the new light from our neighbor's house was shining into her bedroom. Of course, I wanted to fix the problem. I started looking for curtains, rods, brackets, and knobs, YIKES! How expensive they are. Seriously why do they have to be so expensive

Days of thinking in how to fix the problem, I started looking in Pinterest for ideas,  I found a lot of ideas. The best thing of finding those ideas is that I had everything in my house. I found an electrical conduit in the garage that hubby bought years ago, I think it was for some project, that he never did. I spray painted. The brackets, it was for another project, never used until now, whoops that was my fault. The fabric is from Joann's leftovers, you know the ones that they put in a shelf for less money. I bought it around 5 or 6 years ago, thinking of course, in other project but instead of doing the project it went straight to the "started-but-never-finished" bin.   

At this point you are asking "why .50 cents" :) .50 cents was what I paid for the knob, at Habitat for Humanity Restore. I love that place. Not only you can find crazy stuff but also because they are inexpensive. Oh I love that word. They were not meant for the curtain rod; those knobs were meant for cabinets but I glued them with hot glue to the "rod" 

With 0.50 cents and a little imagination, my daughter has a new curtain in her bedroom that would fix the light problem.  Hopefully she could sleep well all night long.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Crock-Pot Ribs

Do you like grilling? Do you like ribs? Well I like them too, but sometimes I am craving for ribs but I do not have the time to grill good ribs. So I found this easy way to cook ribs, without worries, in the crock-pot.


  1. Ribs
  2. Apple cider vinegar
  3. Paprika
  4. Cumin
  5. Chili powder
  6. Brown sugar
  7. Sazonador
  8. Salt and pepper


  1. Rub the ribs with salt, pepper, and sazonador.
  2. Mix apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, and cumin in a separate bowl.
  3. Pour the mix over the ribs.
  4. Cook in the crock-pot for 6 hours on low.

Crochet work for all ages

Little girl 
Boot Cuff


My friend Kathy modeling her crochet top

Nicky's dress

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Cup of Tea

If you are like me and drink tea everyday or almost everyday, then congratulations you are a tea lover. :) Nothing bad with that, right?

I love tea. I grew up drinking tea, back on the days when I was a little girl (only a couple years ago :) ) and living every now and them with my aunt, uncle (tia Maye and tio  Amado) and cousins. They didn't have money but they always had something to feed us. They always had lemongrass tea (hierbabuena).

So because it is a part of my culture, I always recommend tea for every sickness. I make ginger tea  for stomach aches, lemon balm tea for headaches or tooth aches,  cinnamon tea for cramps, for diarrhea lemongrass tea, and for colds lemon tea. I always going to recommend for you a cup of  tea.
Enjoy your cup of tea!
Lemongrass (hierbabuena)

Lemon Balm

Preparing medicine for a sore throat.  

Si tomas te todos los días, o casi todos los días , felicitaciones eres una amante del te. Nada malo con eso, verdad?

Creci tomando te,hace un par de anos cuando era tan solo una niña (no hace mucho tiempo de eso) recuerdo vivíamos  en casa de mi tía Maye, tío Amado, y primos, no teníamos dinero pero ellos siempre tenia hojas de alguna hierba para hacer te, la mas común y la que por lo regular tomábamos era te de hierbabuena, esto ya sea para desayuno o para cena.

Por esta razón y porque es parte de mi cultura siempre recomiendo tomar una taza de te, sea cuando estés enfermo/a o porque quieras disfrutar de algo saludable.  Recomiendo para los dolores de estomago te de gengibre, para los dolores de cabeza o muela te de bálsamo de limon, para los dolores menstruales, te de canela, para los resfriados te de limon.

Disfruta una taza de te.

Friday, January 30, 2015


I like to cook.  I like to add fresh herbs to all my dishes, stews or sauces.  The smell of a good dish is what opens my appetite and my husband's too.  You know Love comes from the kitchen :).  In my house, I grow my own herbs.  I have some in garden pots and others on the ground. They reproduce themselves and I do not have to water them all the time (I am bad at that), plus I do not have to go out and buy herbs all the time.

So the next time that you are in a nursery garden, think about how easy it is to save money growing your own herbs and making delicious dishes.
basil (albahaca)

green onions (cebollina) spanish basil (albahaca espanola) oregano,

Did you notice the eggshells?  Well, the eggshells provide calcium, a nutrient that all plants needs to grow, plus the eggshells discourage pests, for that reason instead of throwing the eggshells in the trash I throw them in my garden.


A mi me gusta cocinar. Me gusta agregarles especias frescas a todos mis platos.  Por algo dicen el amor entra por la cocina.:))) En mi casa yo trato de sembrar mis plantas aromáticas o especias, algunas están en pote otras directamente en tierra,  me gusta porque no tengo que estar regándoles agua diariamente y se reproducen a travez de sus propias semillas.  La próxima vez que vayas a comprar especias piensa en lo fácil que es en sembrarlas en tu propia casa, te ahorras tiempo y dinero.

Notaron las cascaras de huevo?  Yo tiro las cascaras de huevo porque estas contienen calcio un ingrediente importante para que las plantas crezcan, aparte que sirven para controlar los insectos que siempre quieren arruinar tus plantas.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Crocheting and knitting are also somethings that I enjoy. It helps me to relax, you know playing with needles hahaha.  I want to share my work with you; if there is something that you are interested in and want to buy or place an order, let me know. 

Tejer con una o dos agujas es algo que disfruto.  Me ayuda a relajarme, ya saben jugar con agujas.  Aquí quiero compartir mi trabajo, si les interesa algo  o quieren ordenar algo solo me dejan un mensaje.