Butter Rice – The Best Rice Ever

If you are looking for the perfect rice recipe, butter rice to the rescue!

Butter Rice

Rice and beans, beans and rice. It’s the mantra of frugal families everywhere. Having a beans and rice diet simply means having a cheap meal, but a meal that is good for you and filling! Today, I am going to share my rice recipe that is the perfect addition to your meal rotation.

This recipe is perfect!! Perfect I tell you!! The texture is soft but not mushy, and the flavor is out of this world. I honestly had never heard of butter rice until Lauren shared it on her website Lauren’s Latest. Butter and rice are meant to be together like peas and carrots.

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5 of the Best Positive Parenting Books

No one told you there would be homework when it came to parenting, but with these 5 parenting books, you will feel like an expert in no time!

Parenting Books

They say kids don’t come with instruction manuals, but they kind of do. A simple Amazon search of “parenting books” yields 228,572 results. My local library: 1681 results! The resources for parents are out there. It’s the sorting through them that is daunting and, at times, discouraging. Today I am sharing 5 parenting books I absolutely love and highly recommend.

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How to Become a Better Home Cook

If you are looking to boost your cooking skills, here are 9 suggestions to help!

 Home Cook

Julia Child once said “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” This quote speaks to me because if you want to become a better cook, all you need to do is get in the kitchen and start cooking! I love to cook, and it is totally my love language. Growing up, I watched cooking shows on PBS, and when I went to college, I was so excited my dorm had Food Network!! I love cooking for others and how food brings people together.

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Perks of a Living in a Small House

Living in a small house can sometimes be frustrating, but in reality small houses are pretty awesome!!

small house

In today’s housing market, it seems like bigger is always better. That mentality is frustrating for those of us who live and love our small houses. We love our 1100 square foot home with about 920 square feet for living space. However, there certainly are some downfalls. You can always hear your kids. Always. And if you can’t, it spells trouble. With limited storage space, finding ways to organize your home can be a challenge. Cooking in a small kitchen can make some recipes impossible or daunting. And personal space in a small house can seem non-existent. But focusing on the negative gets you nowhere. In fact, there are some awesome perks about living in a small house.

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Peach Iced Tea

Peach iced tea: sweet and refreshing for hot summer days; comforting and rich on cold winter nights.

“What the hell is pop?” could be my most favoritest Daryl Dixon quote ever!! It’s soda people. SODA! Even though I grew up in the Midwest, I still call it soda, thanks to my husband.

Soda is delicious, but it isn’t the best cold drink for you. During the summer months you want a cold, refreshing cold drink. And sometimes you want something other than water. Iced tea to the rescue!!

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