***UPDATE – See this post about our new eating habits. (7/10/11)
If two things are awesome and you put them together, it equals maximum awesomeness. Macaroni and cheese…….pizza. Glory! Put them together and it must equal wedded bliss. And it was, oh my it was! I should start pairing more things together. If I like both things, then it should work out, right? Peanut butter and banana, cereal and yogurt, ham and cheese, green beans and ketchup. Ok, something just came to mind that cancelled out that previous thought. Two things you like separately DO NOT always work out together. Once I tried to make Shrimp Pot Pie. Let me just tell you now, that was not my brightest moment in the kitchen. I still have nightmares about that dish. Now that I’ve sufficiently gagged you, let’s make an easy ground beef recipe that proves two awesome things CAN go together and be even more awesome – Mac and Cheese Pizza! [Read more…]
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I was asked to do some recipes for ground beef that were easy and quick. So, I’m taking this week and dedicating it to ground beef. Beef! It’s what’s for dinner! Where’s the beef? This is sort of a Stacy original. I used a recipe from Taste of Home as a base, and went from there. I didn’t have all the ingredients that it called for, so I improvised……I didn’t follow the recipe. Don’t shoot me or turn me in to Martha Stewart. If you shoot me, you may end up in prison WITH Martha Stewart. You can do so many things with ground beef. I grew up on a cattle farm, so we’ve always had beef in abundance. I’ve never had to buy it at the store, but I hear it’s pretty cheap as far as meat is concerned. So, let’s make a cheap meal shall we? [Read more…]
Meet Ruth and Rebecca. They’re expert laundry soap makers. Why are you seeing their photo? Well, because I tried making some laundry soap at home and it was a total dud. I mean, it was the duddiest of the duds. I got mad. This should be something I can do, right? Well, my soap chunked up and became almost un-stirrable. It was sad. I was sad. I was mostly mad though. I hate when I mess something up. So, I contacted Rebecca because I knew she made her own laundry detergent with her mom. I asked if I could come over and take photos to find out what I was doing wrong. Well, I wasn’t adding the same amounts of stuff that they were. Turns out that not everything you read on the internet is true. GASP! Sorry Al Gore. So, here is the story of the soap – the right way. [Read more…]
Well, it’s that time of year when pumpkins abound! I just love them. They’re so pretty…..and tasty! Barry loves pumpkin pie (gag attack!) and I like putting pumpkin puree in breads, cookies, and stews.
It can get pretty expensive if you use a lot of pumpkin puree – unless you make it yourself. Then it becomes pretty cheap. Y’all know I like to keep things cheap! And I also like to teach y’all how to do things for yourself.
Which is why today, I’m sharing all about how to make your own pumpkin puree!
*****We’ve adapted this recipe to fit our Whole Foods lifestyle by using coconut oil and sucanat.*****
I love fall! It means festivals…….festivals mean Kettle Corn! I might be a tad bit obsessed with Kettle Corn. Sure, I go to see the crafts and decorations, but if they weren’t there I’d still go just to get Kettle Corn. Whew! I don’t like to share it either. My husband might get a few bites there and there, but if he’s not careful I might just bite his hand off. There’s just something about the sweet/salty mixture and the crunch of the popcorn that just makes me wanna dance! You’re craving it right now because I said crunchy aren’t you? At the last festival I went to, I got the biggest bag available….yes, I ate it all myself. Over the course of a few days though because I learned in the past that if you eat too much at once you’ll get a tummy ache. Too much = entire bag. I thought to myself, “Self, YOU could make your own Kettle Corn!” Then I could have it all year long! This was something I was definitely going to try, so I came home and found the recipe on the internet. Verdict? There is DEFINITELY a learning curve. We burned some on our first batch, so we made another pot full while I ate the burned ones. Hey! They had sugar on them so they weren’t THAT bad. Hopefully I’ve made all the mistakes that can be made, so that you can make it without mishap. I’m just here to help. Let’s make a pot, shall we? [Read more…]
My husband turned the big 3-0 this week! Because of this monumental birthday, I wanted to cook him something special. Something that would really stand out and say “Hey! My wife loves me!” So, I chose his favorite meal – crab legs. This is where the comedy routine begins. I have never cooked crab legs before. They were a food that Barry only ate at the Fog Harbor or the Eagle Cafe restaurants. They were intimidating and scary looking to me. But then I saw this picture and determined that I could do it myself. I mean, look at them all pretty and beautiful with the lemon. Surely I could do that! So, off I went to Kroger. [Read more…]
Managing a home is hard. It just is.
Wash the laundry! Cook the food! Oh wait, it has to be healthy food! And natural laundry detergent! And we should get to church on time! And I should be making sure my children are well rounded citizens and volunteering weekly at the soup kitchen!
Sometimes the enormity of it overwhelms you – and you FEEL like a failure.
But here’s the thing…feelings don’t mean jack squat.
You CAN’T manage your home based on your feelings – otherwise dinner will always consist of chocolate and coffee and no one will ever have clean socks.
You manage your home based on what you KNOW, not what you FEEL.
You CAN manage your home without it managing you – you just need simple solutions and tips for how to do it, because we all know, if it’s not easy, you won’t do it.
That’s where I come in.
Hi, I’m Stacy. And my goal is to help you take your home from chaos to calm. I’ve lived in chaos and it’s a recipe for a lobotomy. Using our simple tools and methods here at Humorous Homemaking, I want to share tips, tricks, and solutions to make managing your home an easier process!
You will find things that serve you – not vice versa. Easy ideas for you to implement – because if things aren’t easy, we won’t do them.
In the midst of all of this, I also have a passion for helping work at home moms to get their home under control AND THEN take their business by the horns so they can rock that too. It’s not I can be a mom OR a lady boss. It’s AND. You can be a mom AND be a lady boss.
I’m here to show you how.
I’m bringing the FUN back to FUN-damentals!
Okay, okay…if you want a bit more formal of a bio, here is what people say about me:
Stacy is a Homemaking and Business Mom Mentor, the author of two cookbooks, creator of multiple e-courses, and comedian extraordinaire. Her first priority is her husband and her children – family first. She presses on each day because her calling is to teach, train, and mentor other ladies to have their dreams. She believes if it’s not easy, you won’t do it – because she’s lived it. She’ll bring YOU the awesome so that you can get your home back into control and watch your business soar. For tips and easy strategies, you can follow her on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.