Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing

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I’m honestly a fan of making my own dressing or stuffing with Bell’s Seasoning and slightly stale artisan bread, but that type of stuffing isn’t something that I’m up for on the typical week night. Particularly after the holiday season.  However, pre-packaged stuffing and dressing can be an awesome addition to your slow cooker when you want some of the flavors of a holiday dinner without all of the work that comes with cooking turkey.  This recipe for slow cooker chicken and dressing could be made with turkey, if you really were craving those Thanksgiving flavors.  However, it also works as a great, easy slow cooker meal when you are looking for something easy to make for you family.Looking for an easy dinner idea that has the flavors of Thanksgiving without all of the work? Try this easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing Recipe!
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Relaxing Homemade Bath Salts

Last year as a Teacher Appreciation gift, I made a homemade sugar scrub, and then one year I made lavender sachets.  This year, I decided to make some relaxing homemade bath salts.  I’ve made a few versions of bath salts before, but this year I used dried lavender as a primary ingredient.  I’m pleased with how these turned out, and the jars that I found at Target along with the personalized gift tags I made with my Cricut Explore Air, really made me proud of how the jar of homemade bath salts turned out.  If you’d like to make some for yourself, here’s how.

Have you ever made your own Bath Salts? With a few ingredients, including your favorite essential oils, you can make a jar full of relaxing homemade bath salts that are wonderful to give as a homemade gift!

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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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