Hibachi Style Chicken Fried Rice

I have a weakness for Hibachi restaurants.  I don’t think that I ever tire of them.  When the Monkey was a month old, we took the entire family to hibachi to celebrate the Big One’s 10th birthday.  Lots of fond memories and family celebrations have happened at hibachi restaurants.  I love getting fried rice when we go, and I’ve finally learned how to make at home hibachi style chicken fried rice that is just as tasty and satisfying as any I’ve eaten at a restaurant.  Plus, it is an easy weekday dinner idea and makes a ton, so the Big One’s gigantic appetite will be fully satisfied.

Love Hibachi Style Fried Rice? Make it at home-- it's so easy, serves an army and this hibachi style chicken fried rice recipe will be just as yummy!
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DIY Moisturizing Hand Soap for the Winter

A few months ago, I shared the “recipe” that I have been using for the DIY Homemade Handsoap that we’ve been using in our house.  However, I’m a person who is prone to developing extremely dry and cracked skin during the winter.  And crafting with glues and paints, and all of the messes that the little boys means that I wash my hands a lot, so they get dried out even easier.  When we started running out of our current batch of hand soap, I decided to make some more DIY moisturizing hand soap for the winter that had a greater proportion of enriching carrier oils.

Use Castile Soap and moisturizing carrier oils along with essential oils for scent to create an easy DIY Moisturizing Hand Soap for the winter to prevent drying and cracking hands.
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Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip

We aren’t big football people around here. Nope, we tend to watch basketball theses days.  However, football is pretty exciting around Atlanta this year since the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Superbowl.  The Big One has been talking about what he wants to do for the Big Game, and given the amount that he eats, ultimately that turns back to the menu.  I love warm Crab and Artichoke dip, particularly when I’m going out to eat.  However, I thought it would be a great and easy recipe to make for a tasty game day appetizer, so I worked on creating the perfect recipe for warm crab and artichoke dip.  It is so yummy that you can basically eat it out of the bowl with a spoon!

Looking for a delicious appetizer for a party or to snack on during the Big Game, try this scrumptious warm crab and artichoke dip. It takes about 15 minutes to make!
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Upcycled Transformer Logo Container

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My Monkey loves Transformers.  Well, not all the Rescue BotsTransformers, but he’s wild about , which are perfect for little hands.  Even the Peanut enjoys these Rescue Bots.  Well, we’ve got a lot of them, and one day the Monkey decided that he wanted to store them in this large plastic Animal Cracker Container.  And I’m willing to do anything that will encourage a 4- and 2-year-old to organize and pick up.  When he started putting them all into this container, I decided to make it a bit more in style for his cool Rescue Bots by using an image that I downloaded from the internet and uploading it into Cricut Design Space to create the Monkey’s very own Upcycled Transformer Logo Container.

Did you know that you can upload your own images into Cricut Design Space? Using Clipart that you can find online, take a basic plastic jug and turn it into a cool Transformer Logo Storage Container for Rescue Bots using the Cricut Explore line of cutting machines and vinyl. (Post Sponsored by Cricut.)

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Homemade Mongolian Beef Recipe

There’s a Chinese restaurant near our house that I have been going to for as long as I can remember. Come to think of it, I probably had a birthday party or two there when I was a young child. I love their Mongolian Beef, and even if I’m getting another favorite entree, we always get an order of it because the Mellow Man and the Big One love it too. Several months ago, the Mellow Man decided to learn how to make his own Mongolian Beef.  (As you may recall, he likes cooking too!)He’s perfected and finalized his recipe, and I think that it’s finally ready to share with you. I’m not sure that it’s quicker than take out, but we are now able to have tasty homemade Mongolian Beef any night of the week without having to wait for our take-out order.

Love getting Mongolian Beef when you go to your favorite Chinese Restaurant? You're gonna love this easy to make, super tasty homemade Mongolian Beef recipe! It's delicious.
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