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Mrs V 4 day weekend right here. Nicolas down for a power nap, Daddy and Madi

Mrs V

Big Bear Lake, California

  • 17.02.2018 05:26
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4 day weekend right here. Nicolas down for a power nap, Daddy and Madie picking up dinner, and Mommy doing a quick tidy up plus this post! Saw this in a recent “The Week” magazine and found it helpful and intriguing. May be useful to some of y’all as well. What to do with used fireplace ashes: 1. De-skunk pets. A handful rubbed on Fido's coat neutralizes the lingering odor. 2. Hide stains on paving. This Old House technical editor Mark Powers absorbs wet paint spatters on cement by sprinkling ash directly on the spot; it blends in with a scuff of his boot, 3. Enrich compost. Before the organic compound get applied to soil, enhance its nutrients by sprinkling in a few ashes, says the host of radio's You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath. Adding too much, though, ruins the mix. 4. Block garden pests. Evenly spread your firewood ashes in garden beds; ash repels slugs and snails. 5. Melt ice. TOH building editor Tom Baker finds it adds traction and de-ices without hurting soil or concrete underneath. 6. Control pond algae. One tablespoon per 1,000 gallons adds enough potassiumm to strengthen other aquatic plants that compete with algae, slowing its growth, 7. Pump up tomatoes. For the calcium-loving plants, McGrath places 1/4 cup right in the hole when planting, 8. Clean glass fireplace doors. A damp sponge dipped in the dust scrubs away sooty residue. 9. Make soap. Soaking ashes in water makes lye, which can be mixed with animal fat and then boiled to produce soap. Salt makes it harden as it cools. 10. Shine silver. A paste of ash and water makes a dandy nontoxic metal polisher. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/10-uses-wood-ashes Please share more ideas if it’s not on the list. Thank you. Have a wonderful holiday weekend! 🥂#bigbearlake #ashes #fireplaceashes #helpful #madieskitchen @madieskitchen #womensdaymagazine #theweek #fireplace

Mrs V Being that it’s National “Don’t cry over spilled milk day,” I

Mrs V

  • 12.02.2018 06:55
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Being that it’s National “Don’t cry over spilled milk day,” I’ve been meaning to post something about this...so here it goes. This of course is not for everyone but figured it might be intriguing or useful to some. First of all, as a pumping and/or nursing mom you are delirious half the time for lack of sleep. We’ve all spilled the breast milk and most of us have cried. Especially when you go back to work and production is lacking. You can barely keep up. One time I let my husband put the milk away and he went to put the cap on it but knocked all the milk into the sink. Nearly 6 oz. I cried like a baby. When Madie was a baby, I was concerned when she had this greenish goop coming from her eyes. Of course it freaked us out. The doctor didn’t feel comfortable prescribing eye drops and suggested adding a little breast milk into her eyes in the morning and before bed. I’ve always saved bottles of BM in the freezer even after I stopped pumping. Just in case the kids got really sick. A few weeks back, Nicolas had the same goop coming from his eyes. We stopped giving him BM just after he turned 1. So it’s been a couple months. We decided to defrost a bottle, use a syringe and drop a little BM in each eye after his evening bath. Gave him the warm bottle to see if he’d drink it and sure enough he drank the whole thing. Defrosted more milk the next day and night, placed a little in his eyes and he drank all of the milk after. In less than 24 hours his eyes were 100% cleared up. I did some research on what other things you can use BM for and couldn’t believe the posts. Who knows how much is true. I’m a believer! So save extra milk in the freezer if you are pumping, even for months later after the baby moves onto other fluids. Great read: https://www.google.com/amp/amp.health.com/pregnancy/breast-milk-cures http://www.simplyrealmoms.com/posts/33-uses-for-breast-milk/ @madieskitchen #breastmilk #eyegoobers #babytalk #mommysmilk #babies #madieskitchen #healing

Mrs V Real rough week with baby boy being sick. Thankful I wasn’t travelin

Mrs V

  • 27.01.2018 08:43
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Real rough week with baby boy being sick. Thankful I wasn’t traveling for work and could be here to care for him. It’s times like this moment (video) that put the biggest smile on my face. We have a walker! Just love him to pieces. Nicolas James. Nico-Bus. Nicky-Nick. Neeky-Neex. Sweet-Boy. Baby-Boy-Boy. ❤️ @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #babyboy #mommysboy #walking #firststeps #gobabygo #precious #preciousmoments #onestepatatime

Mrs V Baby boy home sick. Mommy lost her voice. Tested me for strep but no..

Mrs V

  • 24.01.2018 09:07
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Baby boy home sick. Mommy lost her voice. Tested me for strep but no...just lost my voice. Oddest thing. Lots of hot tea with honey + fresh lemons off our tree daily. Squeezing work in and trying to squeeze as many of those baby cuddles in as well. Madie has been happy playing Dr. Madie. which is the cutest thing watching her take care of her favorite person. I’m going to forget she asked me for a sister today... Kids being sick is the worst. Makes me feel helpless when you can’t cure them as fast as you’d like to. Just thankful to not be traveling for work this week. It warms my heart to be here for him. Please share your favorite tea. Hot, cold, sun tea recipes. I love tea. Big fan of the green Jasmine tea or Earl Gray tea from Trader Joe’s. Also enjoy the complimentary bags of tea in hotel rooms from Tea Forte and Mighty Tea Leaf. Makes me try flavors I would never try. Madie loves hot tea. She had some chamomile decaffeinated with me before bed. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #teaforte #mightyleaf #mightyleaftea #hottea #traderjoes @traderjoes @mightyleaftea @teaforteofficial #brotherandsister #cuddle #sickbaby #honey #lemon ❤️

Madie's Kitchen Butterscotch Pecan Cake 🎂#butterscotchpecancake #madieskitchen

Madie's Kitchen

  • 16.01.2018 18:52
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Butterscotch Pecan Cake 🎂 #butterscotchpecancake #madieskitchen

Madie's Kitchen 1kg ++ Butterscotch Pecan Cake now availablePm untuk order#butters

Madie's Kitchen

  • 16.01.2018 18:41
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1kg ++ Butterscotch Pecan Cake now available Pm untuk order #butterscotchpecancake #madieskitchen #keksgpetani

Madie's Kitchen 1 kg Ganache Chocolate Cake#ganachechocolatecake #madieskitchen #k

Madie's Kitchen

  • 11.01.2018 16:50
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1 kg Ganache Chocolate Cake #ganachechocolatecake #madieskitchen #keksungaipetani

Madie's Kitchen Eggless Marble CakeKek Minyak Marble Tanpa TelurRasa yang moist & l

Madie's Kitchen

  • 10.01.2018 12:12
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Madie's Kitchen Eggless Marble CakeKek Minyak Marble Tanpa Telur#egglessmarblecake

Madie's Kitchen

  • 10.01.2018 12:10
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Eggless Marble Cake Kek Minyak Marble Tanpa Telur #egglessmarblecake #marblecake #madieskitchen #keksungaipetani

Madie's Kitchen Eggless Marble Cake Request by CustomerKek Marble Tanpa Menggunakan T

Madie's Kitchen

  • 09.01.2018 21:21
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Eggless Marble Cake Request by Customer Kek Marble Tanpa Menggunakan Telur Pm Madie untuk order 😉 #egglessmarblecake #marblecake #preparingbirthdayevent #madieskitchen #keksungaipetani

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  • 09.01.2018 20:21
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Madie's Kitchen Chocolate Birthday Cake Done for CustomerFrom Madie's Kitchen1/2 kg

Madie's Kitchen

  • 09.01.2018 16:46
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Madie's Kitchen Classic Span Cake untuk tempahan#classicspancake#baking#madieskitc

Madie's Kitchen

  • 09.01.2018 11:14
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Classic Span Cake untuk tempahan #classicspancake #baking #madieskitchen #keksungaipetani

Madie's Kitchen Done packaging ! Cashew Nut Brownies drizzle with caramel 🍯 #brow

Madie's Kitchen

  • 07.01.2018 14:18
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Done packaging ! Cashew Nut Brownies drizzle with caramel 🍯 #brownies #madieskitchen #keksungaipetani Pm 👉 017-4104990 untuk order

Madie's Kitchen Brownies with caramel topping 🍯RM 13#brownies #madieskitchen#k

Madie's Kitchen

  • 07.01.2018 14:06
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Brownies with caramel topping 🍯 RM 13 #brownies #madieskitchen #keksungaipetani

Mrs V At Eureka Burger there’s something for everyone! Delicious burgers,

Mrs V

Eureka Claremont

  • 07.01.2018 06:20
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At Eureka Burger there’s something for everyone! Delicious burgers, tons of drink options including JUSTIN Cabernet, and yummy corn dogs for the kids. If you love burgers, you must visit Eureka Burger. They are opening one in Vegas very soon. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen @eurekaclaremont @eureka_burger #hamburg #corndog #justinwinery @justinwine #kidfriendly #veggieburger #claremont #nomnomnom #carhartt @carhartt http://www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com/ #claremontvillage @claremontvillage

Madie's Kitchen Brownies 🍫Size 8 x 8#brownies #madieskitchen #keksungaipetani

Madie's Kitchen

  • 31.12.2017 18:56
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Brownies 🍫 Size 8 x 8 #brownies #madieskitchen #keksungaipetani

Mrs V Hot Toddy? Why yes...please... 🥃Whiskey and Bourbon can be a grea

Mrs V

  • 30.12.2017 07:38
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Hot Toddy? Why yes...please... 🥃 Whiskey and Bourbon can be a great decongestant — the alcohol dilates the blood vessels, making it easier for your mucus membranes to deal with the infection — and, combined with the herbal tea, squeeze of honey, lemon, and the warm steam emanating from the drink, you have the perfect concoction for helping to clear up your cold. So many people are fighting colds. A hot toddy is also perfect for those freezing cold nights. Sip one by the fire. I asked a friend of mine for the best recipe and was told to use 2 shots of your favorite bourbon, 1-2 tsp. of butter, heaping spoonful of brown sugar, about 8 oz of hot water, and a squeeze of fresh lemon. I tried it and it’s tasty but made one for our neighbor who was under the weather. He said it hit the spot! Always helps to have antique glassware. Makes it taste that much better. @madieskitchen @fijiwater #madieskitchen #hottoddy #hottoddies #cold #hot #bourbon #whiskey #babybourbon #hudsonbabybourbonwhiskey @hudsonwhiskey #itscoldoutside #sick #goodnight #sleeptight #winter Other great recipes: https://www.thespruce.com/hot-toddy-759692

Mrs V I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season. Yes, everywhere

Mrs V

  • 24.12.2017 06:42
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I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season. Yes, everywhere you go it’s madness. People forget how to drive, they are impatient, and always in a hurry. Sometimes you just have to stop, take a breath, and attempt something on your bucket list. For me...it was homemade empanadas! My husband likes them and we have close friends that make their own versions. I was able to ask Marta Mayorga Bergandi and Florencia Cademartori (thank you, gracias) for their expertise and I dove right in. Yesterday I took a vacation day to spend some time in the kitchen. Prepared the beef and dough, then today got the family on board to help put them together. Tried to find the Goya turnover pastry puff but had no luck so I made my own dough finding a highly rated recipe online. We had fun making them and we could literally eat all of them but saving them for our family Christmas Eve dinner. Wishing everyone a wonderful next couple days. Do something for yourself. Do something for someone else and try to rest. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #empanadas #laylitasrecipes @laylitasrecipes #homemadeempanadas #christmastime #familytime #bucketlist #holidays #slowdown ❤️ 🌲 https://www.laylita.com/recipes/how-to-make-empanada-dough/

Madie's Kitchen The rectangular size for❤ RM 10 ❤#japanesecottoncheesecake #ke

Madie's Kitchen

  • 23.12.2017 04:16
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The rectangular size for ❤ RM 10 ❤ #japanesecottoncheesecake #keksungaipetani #madieskitchen

Madie's Kitchen 🍰Japanese Cotton Cheesecake🍰 RM 10 vs RM 4#japanesecottonchee

Madie's Kitchen

  • 23.12.2017 04:11
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🍰Japanese Cotton Cheesecake🍰 RM 10 vs RM 4 #japanesecottoncheesecake #keksungaipetani #madieskitchen

Madie's Kitchen Choose your own cheesecake sizeAvailable size : 👉 mini love (s) =

Madie's Kitchen

  • 23.12.2017 04:10
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Choose your own cheesecake size Available size : 👉 mini love (s) = RM 4 👉 rectangular (m) = RM 10 👉 round cheesecake 1/2 kg = RM 28 Lets have some Japanese Cotton Cheesecake Whatsapp / Call 👉 017-4104990 #japanesecottoncheesecake #keksungaipetani #madieskitchen

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Madie's Kitchen

  • 21.12.2017 10:29
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"Japanese Cotton Cheesecake " 1/2 kg = RM 28 Come & grab it 🎂 #japanesecottoncheesecake #keksungaipetani #madieskitchen

Mrs V 1st annual potluck at the kids daycare last week. Was fortunate to not

Mrs V

  • 19.12.2017 09:07
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1st annual potluck at the kids daycare last week. Was fortunate to not be traveling. I decided to ask the kids in the class what they preferred and it was mostly requests like: a cake, cupcakes, Mac & Cheese, and candy. I decided to do a simple cupcake with Funfetti cake and cream cheese frosting. I had a ton of random sprinkles so I used a cookie cutter as a stencil. Didn’t come out that bad. The cupcakes were the first thing to go! Learned a lesson though. Make one color sprinkle so that the kids don’t fight over over the rainbow colored one. Also made Mac & Cheese. It’s been so busy for us but we still found time to get our tree. Funny that there’s a Christmas tree shortage this year. Never heard of that happening before. Hope Everyone is enjoying the holiday season. 🌲 @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #cupcakes #stencil #sprinkles #potluck #busy #ohchristmastree #creamcheesefrosting #daycare #workingmom

Madie's Kitchen Large Pandan Cheese Leleh8 x 8RM 25#pandancheeseleleh #keksungaip

Madie's Kitchen

  • 18.12.2017 17:16
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Large Pandan Cheese Leleh 8 x 8 RM 25 #pandancheeseleleh #keksungaipetani #madieskitchen

Madie's Kitchen Small Pandan Cheese LelehRM 6#pandancheeseleleh #keksungaipetani

Madie's Kitchen

  • 18.12.2017 17:15
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Small Pandan Cheese Leleh RM 6 #pandancheeseleleh #keksungaipetani #madieskitchen

Madie's Kitchen Mini Pandan Cheese LelehRM 1.80#pandancheeseleleh #keksungaipetani

Madie's Kitchen

  • 18.12.2017 17:14
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Mini Pandan Cheese Leleh RM 1.80 #pandancheeseleleh #keksungaipetani #madieskitchen

Mrs V We want to wish everyone a wonderful fun-filled Christmas and New Year

Mrs V

  • 15.12.2017 18:14
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We want to wish everyone a wonderful fun-filled Christmas and New Year. Big hugs and love to all! ❤️ don’t know about y’all, but life with 2 + work, is plain crazy. We love it but...WOW 😬 @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #merrychristmas #christmascards #bigbear @bigbearfun #lifewithtwo #familyoffour #sorrysanta #cookiesandmilk #happynewyear

Mrs V A follow-up to Sunday’s post about homemade pasta noodles, a meat sa

Mrs V

  • 14.12.2017 08:32
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A follow-up to Sunday’s post about homemade pasta noodles, a meat sauce and meatballs. It went well. We are happy with the outcome and hope to make it all again soon! Homemade Spaghetti Sauce: Remove casing from sausages In a large stock pot drizzle a little olive oil. On medium heat, add 1 pound of mild sausage and 1/2 pound of ground beef until lightly browned. Add in 5 chopped garlic cloves and 1/4 cup chopped onion until soft. Add in the following to the pot: - 28 oz. can peeled crushed tomatoes - 15 oz. can tomato sauce - 6 oz. can tomato paste - juice from 1/2 of one Lemon - 1/4 cup of red wine - 4 fresh basil leaves chopped - 1/2 tsp. sugar - 1/2 tsp. Ground pepper - 1 tsp. Kosher salt or more to taste - 1 tsp. Italian seasoning - 1/2 tsp. Dried or fresh parsley - 1/2 tsp. Garlic powder or Garlic gnarni Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 20 minutes. We transferred our sauce to the crockpot and cooked on low for a few hours. It tastes amazing. And 3 nights later we had it leftover. It was even better. On Sunday Madie and Nico each had a few helpings. You know it’s good when the kids want more. For the homemade noodles we used flour and eggs. Will add salt to noodles next time. http://madieskitchen.com/2013/03/meatballs/ @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #homemade #pasta #pastamaker #italiansausage #meatballs #teamwork #familyfun #sundayfunday @crockpot #delicious #kidapproved @garlicfestivalfoods

Mrs V We are attempting a new homemade sauce and hopefully making our own pa

Mrs V

  • 10.12.2017 23:19
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We are attempting a new homemade sauce and hopefully making our own pasta noodles! What are your favorite sauce ingredients? This recipe will be a little of everything. Keep you posted on how it goes. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #italiansausage #spaghetti #garlic #meatballs #homemade #italian #sundayfunday @bajaunited2017 #crushedredpepper #tomato

Mrs V First of all...thank you to my dear friend Chuck Rhodes for sending a

Mrs V

  • 09.12.2017 09:25
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First of all...thank you to my dear friend Chuck Rhodes for sending a surprise box of salt rising bread and a cookbook. As many of you know, I am all about learning new things. When I have the time, I will attempt a recipe if it seems intriguing. I was on the road a few days this week and it made my day to come home to a box of goodies. Have you had or heard of salt rising bread? If so, what are your thoughts? Salt Rising Bread. ... It is tricky, but worth the effort for one who loves that very different, pungent smell of salt-rising bread. The cornmeal used for the starter must contain the inner germ of the corn and a constant warm temperature must be maintained." It is unique. It won’t be for everyone. If you’d like to try it, please stop by. This morning Madie and I had it toasted crispy with a little butter and a couple dips into homemade cranberry sauce. Next we plan to make grilled cheese out of the bread. Keep you posted on our feelings on it. I do want to attempt to make it from scratch. What a challenge it will be... ❤️ http://risingcreekbakery.com/ @madieskitchen #madieskitchen @chuckrhodes1 #saltrisingbread #risingcreekbakery #trynewthings #homemadebread #unique @risingcreekbakery

Mrs V When your children’s daycare asks for a Christmas ornament for the k

Mrs V

  • 05.12.2017 18:48
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When your children’s daycare asks for a Christmas ornament for the kids to go on the school tree that represents the kids. And that we won’t be getting the ornaments back... We immediately thought pine cones. They are all over our house and because we love Big Bear so much. Madie made this pine cone turkey at school last year which has been on her nightstand. Figured I could write their names, add some twine, and save some money. It definitely represents them. Homemade creative fun. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #ornaments #christmasdecorations #christmastree #daycare #siblings #homemade #creative #workingmom #lovemykids #pinecone #bigbear @bigbearfun

Mrs V Is it Thursday yet? Don’t know about anyone else, but this Mama is e

Mrs V

  • 22.11.2017 08:09
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Is it Thursday yet? Don’t know about anyone else, but this Mama is exhausted! I should have posted this last month. James is out with his Taco Tuesday family tonight and while playing with the kids I realized we never shared the cake that was made for James. We made it over the weekend and delivered it to Taco Tuesday on October 24th. 3-layer Funfetti cake, cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. Used ice cream cones, YORK peppermint patties to help keep the frosting intact, and food coloring gel mixed in with cream cheese frosting to make the pretend ice cream in the cones. Ziploc bags to pipe the icing. Super quick and easy. Simple and sweet. Kids loved it and let’s face it; that’s all that matters. @madieskitchen #creamcheesefrosting #icecream #birthdaycake #funfetti #yorkpeppermintpatties #madieskitchen http://madieskitchen.com/2014/03/best-cream-cheese-frosting/

Mrs V Happy Friday! I’ve made this broccoli soup twice now. I love it and

Mrs V

  • 18.11.2017 08:14
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Happy Friday! I’ve made this broccoli soup twice now. I love it and both kids actually like it. I needed to use a couple heads of broccoli so I found this recipe online. It’s a copycat recipe from Panera Breads broccoli cheddar soup. Never had theirs but figured I would give it a shot. It’s easy, delicious, doesn’t require too many ingredients and actually quite healthy. We used lactose free whole milk so it’s a lactose free soup. You can use regular milk if you’d like. I tried it without celery, carrots and cheddar as well. And it’s good that way too. Leftover also tastes good. Get creative. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/235874/copycat-panera-broccoli-cheddar-soup/ Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 onion, chopped 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups milk 2 cups chicken stock 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 2 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Set aside. Whisk 1/4 cup melted butter and flour together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook until flour loses it's granular texture, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk if necessary to keep the flour from burning, 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually pour milk into flour mixture while whisking constantly. Stir chicken stock into milk mixture. Bring to a simmer; cook until flour taste is gone and mixture is thickened, about 20 minutes. Add broccoli, carrots, sauteed onion, and celery; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir Cheddar cheese into vegetable mixture until cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #brocoli #brocolicheddarsoup #panerabread @panerabread @homemadesoupclub #homemadesoup #winter #lactosefree @lactosefreeme_

Mrs V When your neighbor delivers 20 persimmons to your doorstep....you Goog

Mrs V

  • 13.11.2017 08:45
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When your neighbor delivers 20 persimmons to your doorstep....you Google “Persimmon Jelly.” I washed them, cut into one, and ate it. Tasted sweet so I decided to spend Sunday afternoon prepping and making homemade jelly. It turned into a family affair. And guess what? Super easy and it tastes good. Subtle, lightly Sweet, and perfect on toast with a little butter. Used this recipe but modified. - 17 persimmons - cut or peel the outer skin off - cut into wedges - purée in blender until smooth - in a large saucepan on medium heat cook the puréed persimmons with 2 cups of sugar on boil constantly stirring for 15 minutes - 1.5 lemons: add the juice to purée - in a separate bowl mix 4 tbsp. of water and 2 tbsp. of cornstarch fully - pour cornstarch mixture into the persimmon purée and boil/stir for another 15 minutes - put into canning jars - deliver in a picnic basket to your neighbors. Especially the one that gave you the fruit. - refrigerate and serve on toast the next morning or store in the freezer until ready to use. *if you like apricot or peach jam, you will enjoy this! https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/easy-persimmon-jam-recipe/ @madieskitchen #persimmon #persimmons #jelly #homemadejelly #fallactivities #familyfun #neighborlove #picnicbasket #madieskitchen #canning #canningjars #yummy #toastandjam

Mrs V Beautiful day in Barstow today. Parked off Stoddard, did some fun sing

Mrs V

Slash X Ranch Cafe

  • 11.11.2017 03:21
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Beautiful day in Barstow today. Parked off Stoddard, did some fun single track, one too many whoops and landed at Slash X for a snack. Hubby and I just needed a day to ride. It was the best way to spend a vacation day! Weather was 73 and sunny. I feel so out of shape but better to just jump right in. Looking forward to many more rides. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #slashx #slashxranch #slashxcafe #barstow #stoddardwells #vacationday #mommydaddytime #dualsport #dualsportwomen @california_dual_sport_riders #whoops #singletrack #metime

Mrs V More like “Nico’s Kitchen.” Spent some time with baby boy making

Mrs V

  • 07.11.2017 08:44
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More like “Nico’s Kitchen.” Spent some time with baby boy making his smash cake and birthday cake for our family gathering over the weekend. Hard to believe Nicolas will be one on the 9th. I decided to go with a tractor theme in honor of my dad. My folks couldn’t be here but they were here in spirit. They were able to watch him smash the cake by using FaceTime. Them in Ohio and us in California. Technology these days! For the cake I pulled a little from the butter cake and a little batter from the chocolate cake to make little mini cakes. Food coloring gel to mix into the homemade cream cheese frosting. Kit Kat bars for the fence. Crushed Oreos for the dirt. And special piping tips to create the grass. I’ve just had all these things so I didn’t have to buy anything to design the cake which was nice. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #babyboy #smashcake #tractor #johndeere #oreo #kitkat #tractorcake #mommasboy #creamcheese #homemadefrosting #firstbirthday #yummy http://madieskitchen.com/2014/03/best-cream-cheese-frosting/

Mrs V Wishing everyone a very safe and fun Halloween tomorrow. We get so muc

Mrs V

  • 31.10.2017 07:26
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Wishing everyone a very safe and fun Halloween tomorrow. We get so much candy from different events each year that we decided to go with puzzles and glow in the dark tattoos for Madie’s classmates. She drew a little something on each note and chose which of her friends got which puzzle. It was cute to hear why she thought each friend should get each puzzle. Happy Halloween! What’s your favorite candy? Mine is Caramello! @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #halloween #candy #caramello #puzzle #glowinthedarktattoo #3yearsold #creative #prek

Mrs V Family time, tuna melts, and fall weather. #madieskitchen @madieskitch

Mrs V

Visit Big Bear

  • 28.10.2017 21:21
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Family time, tuna melts, and fall weather. #madieskitchen @madieskitchen #tunamelt #goldenrod #ipa #pinecone #bigbearlake #fall #autumn #outdoors #lunchisready

Mrs V Hello. It’s been a while. What a week we’ve had. James and I took

Mrs V

Potato Mountain

  • 21.10.2017 20:35
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Hello. It’s been a while. What a week we’ve had. James and I took turns taking sick days to be home with Madie. She’s spent a good 7 days straight fighting bronchitis and an ear infection. As a parent it is the worst feeling not being able to fix your child’s pain right away. She’s been strong through it all. But it’s also been a struggle. Many nights without sleep isn’t good for anyone. Glad I wasn’t tracing away for work! We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now let’s hope the rest of us stay healthy. Fall has been beautiful here. Finding fun activities on there weekends, watching the kids grow closer, hikes, and finally getting some fruits/veggies on our trees. After planting them a year ago, it is an exciting time! Well worth the wait. The trees were our birthday, anniversary and Christmas gift to each other last year. Just sad we didn’t do it years ago. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend everyone. Planning to have a few good posts for y’all as the holidays near. Please share your fall/winter activities with links and/or Photos, recipes! Thank you. 🍂🍎🥑🍯🍾 @madieskitchen @surferboy.1977 #smudgepot #fall #bigbear #airplane #cableairport #hiking #weekendfun #siblings #sickkids #produce #homemade #madieskitchen

Mrs V Wanted a little sweet treat after the week I've had. Worked since Sund

Mrs V

  • 07.10.2017 06:49
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Wanted a little sweet treat after the week I've had. Worked since Sunday and soooo ready for the weekend. Decided to get creative with what we had at home. Sliced up a fresh peach, heated the peaches and some salted caramel, and poured it over lactose free vanilla ice cream. Everyone enjoyed it and yes the ice cream tastes like the real deal. Have a wonderful weekend! Had to throw a Steve Miller song... https://g.co/kgs/fRmF7M #madieskitchen @madieskitchen #peaches #stevemillerband #lactosefree @lactosefreeme_ #saltedcaramel @breyers @smuckersbrand #dessert #fall

Mrs V Good morning! I hope everyone is ready for Fall. It's officially here

Mrs V

  • 01.10.2017 21:05
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Good morning! I hope everyone is ready for Fall. It's officially here in So Cal which is nice. Last night after the kids were asleep I started packing for my 3 day business trip. I thought of some of you who may or may not have kids. Who may or may not travel for work. Who may or may not be pumping milk on your business trips to bring back to your little ones. Doesn't matter if you are male or female; I just thought this post would help some of y'all. Plan, prep, and get a running start! What this means to me: Make a list. What to do prior to leaving for your trip, what to pack. My list always has the chores I like to check off before I leave (vacuum, sweep/mop, prep meals, laundry) and what items I need to pack. With my OCD I always feel better knowing the house is clean before I walk out the door. I like to think ahead of time on what my travel day will look like. What time I need to leave by, or what time to call a car service to pick me up. Set an alarm so that you know you need to get in the shower by that time, then reset your alarm to either call your Uber/Taxi or what time you should be walking out the door. I try to pack snacks that I'm accustomed to so that I can wake up and have what I need. Of course my vitamins, tea, and fruit/bars for energy food. If you are pumping, bring enough storage bags/bottles, zip-Loc bags for ice, ice pack, scrub brush, etc. And as much as you can get done the night prior the better. Especially if you have kids and you have to leave on a weekend. Which today as I arrive at the airport my heart hurts knowing I have one less day with them but I know they are in the best of hands while I'm away. Plus it helps knowing we are able to work hard and save for their future. 💕 Feel free to share some of your ideas to help make your travel days easier. I made the easiest crock pot meal that will feed the family while I'm away. If you haven't tried it I highly recommend the Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan! @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #chickenparm #chickenparmesan #mealprep #travel #breastpump #breastfeeding #packing #traveling #travelingmom #businesswoman @fijiwater http://madieskitchen.com/2012/06/crock-pot-chicken-parmesan

Mrs V When it's 103 degrees after school, you find things to do before and a

Mrs V

  • 29.08.2017 16:52
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When it's 103 degrees after school, you find things to do before and after dinner. No outside evening stroll for us last night. But the slime project was well worth the wait. I had tucked the ingredients in the pantry for that perfect moment. Thank you Elmer's for the recipe. I found all of the items at Target. Thanks to Amanda Lewis Gutierrez for your help! Recipe by Elmers: Elmer's Recipe for Large Colored Slime Need more slime in your life? Create your own larger sized colorful slime using a few common household ingredients. It's super easy and kid friendly! skill level: easy to moderate supplies needed: 1 tbsp of baking soda 2 tbsp of contact lens solution 7.625 fl oz Elmer’s White school glue Large bowl and mixing spoon Your choice of food coloring instructions: 1. Pour out the entire contents of a 7.625oz of Elmer’s school glue into a bowl. 2. Add 1 tbsp of baking soda and mix thoroughly. 3. After mixing, add your choice of food coloring. 4. Mix and/or add more food coloring until you get the color you want. 5. Add 2 tbsp of contact lens solution. 6. Mix until mixture gets harder to mix and slime begins to form. We used our hands to mix it up. It took about 5 minutes or longer. Be patient. 7. Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands. 8. If needed, add ¼ tbsp of contact lens solution to make the slime less sticky. *Adult supervision is required; This project is not appropriate for children under the age of 3 years. Always wash your hands before and after making and playing with slime. Warning: If large quantities of contact lens solution are accidentally ingested (greater than a tablespoon), get medical attention immediately. http://www.elmers.com/projects/project/elmers-large-recipe-slime #madieskitchen @madieskitchen @beene_as_in_beene #slime #elmersglue #elmersslime #toddlers #toddlerfun #bakingsoda #contactlenssolution #project #fun #daddysgirl #daddydaughtertime #foodcoloring #hotday

Mrs V Most of you already know this about me...I love antiques. And of cours

Mrs V

Big Bear Lake, California

  • 26.08.2017 21:08
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Most of you already know this about me...I love antiques. And of course...memories! Since I was a little girl my mom and family were always into the old vintage things. And we all still are. The old postcards too. This one is from 1944! One thing that drives me crazy are the price tags that are stuck on frames or stuck on anything. A trick we use to remove the stickiness, is Desolvit. Pour the smallest amount on a paper towel. Rub it over the sticky spot you removed the price tag from and then with glass cleaner such as Windex on another paper towel to clean it spotless. Another tidbit is where to buy frames. I'm all about the Marshall's and TJ Maxx's of the world for frames. I don't go often but when I do, I grab a few frames. Also perfect gifting options to always have on hand. Now time for the Big Bear Air Show! http://www.de-solv-it.com/ #madieskitchen @madieskitchen @bigbear_trailriders @bigbearlake @desolvit #memoriesforlife #bigbear #photos #frame #pictures

Mrs V James had a few nights away for a guys trip to the river. He got back

Mrs V

  • 22.08.2017 07:42
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James had a few nights away for a guys trip to the river. He got back last night and had requested today off from work, so it only made sense for me to put my work on hold for an hour so that we could make our own solar eclipse viewers and drive over to show Madie. Her school didn't have anything planned so we surprised her by pulling her out of class, showing her the eclipse and popping her back into class. She showed the kids her cereal box and I showed them a few photos on my phone. Even though she probably won't remember, it felt good to be a part of it with her. Oh! And my Land Cruiser hit 260,000 miles today. Felt like a pretty big milestone to share. Hope everyone enjoys the rest of summer. Life is quite busy with us. Non-stop! @madieskitchen #solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #solareclipseviewer #cheerios #cerealbox #3yearsold #landcruiser #toyota #stickfigure #activities #toddler #ilovemybaby #madieskitchen

Mrs V http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-winery-restaurant-2017/the-re

Mrs V

The Restaurant at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

  • 12.08.2017 18:59
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http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-winery-restaurant-2017/the-restaurant-at-justin-vineyards-winery-paso-robles-calif/ - Please vote for The Restaurant at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery. All you have to do is vote. No personal info required. And if you haven't been there, it should really be on your bucket list. Thank you. 🍷#justinwinery #therestaurantatjustin #justinvineyards #wine #usatoday #pasorobles #paso #madieskitchen

Mrs V We are told time and time again how fast these years will go by. Madel

Mrs V

  • 05.08.2017 23:07
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We are told time and time again how fast these years will go by. Madeline turned 3 on Sunday. We spent time with our family in Solana Beach. She road in on her belly on a surfboard for the first time with her aunt Carrie Troxell, she just took 2 weeks of parent and me swim lessons, jumped off a diving board by herself last night and is getting more and more used to sharing the attention with her little brother. Ages 2 and 3 are a roller coaster but she has her sweet moments. She loves to cuddle, tells us she loves us all the time, wants as many bedtime stories as possible, and has the best memory. She remembers everything! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer. The first two photos are ages 1 and 2. The bottom last two are photos I took this week. ❤️#madieskitchen #3yearsold #solanabeach @madieskitchen @nancybustle #swimlessons

Mrs V Well I missed National Tequila Day. So here's a belated post. We were

Mrs V

  • 25.07.2017 17:18
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Well I missed National Tequila Day. So here's a belated post. We were going camping with our new dual-sport club a few years back, and heard it was one of the clubs member’s birthdays. Instead of baking a cake, I decided to make these margarita shooters the day prior so that we could celebrate with Jell-O shots! These came out so good and everyone enjoyed them. Yields: 24-30 Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Ingredients: 1 box (3.9oz.) Strawberry (real, not generic) Jell-O 3 green baskets of fresh strawberries from the farm (about 24-30 strawberries) 8 ounces tequila, preferably reposado or blanco (1 cup) 6 ounce Cointreau (3/4 cup) Kosher Salt for garnish 1 lime, cut into small triangles and cut a slit to fit onto side of strawberry Strawberry Preparation: Cut the bottoms of the strawberry flat to get them to stand upright. When you do so, make sure that you do not cut off so much that there is a hole at the bottom. Use a huller or apple corer to empty out the strawberry. Once the strawberries have been emptied, use a towel to pat the outside of the strawberries dry. Check each strawberry and make sure there is not a hole in the bottom before you start filling. Jell-O Instructions: Boil one cup of hot water in a saucepan, then add in Jell-O powder and whisk until powder is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Set aside. Measure out 1/4 cup of cold water and set aside. Combine tequila and Cointreau, in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add liquor mixture to cold water and stir to combine. Then add cold liqueur mixture to hot Jell-O mixture and stir to combine. Pour final Jell-O mix into strawberries and chill overnight. Fill your strawberries as high as possible, as the Jell-O will sink a bit in the middle. These are best made the night before and served the next day. Dip your finger in water or use a moistened brush to wet the edge of the strawberries, dip and rotate the strawberries in salt to rim. Garnish with cut lime triangles to finish. http://madieskitchen.com/2013/03/strawberry-margarita-jell-o-shots/ @madieskitchen @lauriemontee @acasper805 #jelloshots #strawberry #tequila #nationaltequiladay #madieskitchen #birthday #jello

Mrs V Thank you to everyone for the sweet Facebook messages, text messages,

Mrs V

  • 15.07.2017 20:00
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Thank you to everyone for the sweet Facebook messages, text messages, voicemails, and wonderful surprise treats. I started the morning with a visit at daycare by my best friend Jen Roybal Logan who brought me a delicious carrot cake from the bundt shop, a platter full of yummy homemade oatmeal raisin cookies from Katlyn Peters, a delivery ordered from Keith Burke and Amanda Burke of the freshest chocolate dipped fruits from the Edibles company, an amazing delivery of gifts from my mom and dad (not just gifts for me but for each of us) and the icing on the cupcakes...Cheryl Wyers Wallace made these absolutely beautiful cupcakes. Some with lactose free butter cream. Love the talent behind these. And a nice lunch with my mother in law. Oh...and my alternator went out on my 94 LC as I was leaving daycare so hubby came and gave me a jump. Taking the weekend to get a new battery and dropping it at the shop before I head out on a TX work trip this week. Never a dull moment. Love to all. Thank you again. Looking forward to a dinner date with James tonight. The first date without a kid or being pregnant we've had in a few years. 💕#madieskitchen @madieskitchen @jenjlogan101 @burka_durka @i.love.superman82

Mrs V When it's been 105 for multiple days straight, you get creative! Forts

Mrs V

  • 10.07.2017 02:19
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When it's been 105 for multiple days straight, you get creative! Forts in the living room. We put on the movie Frozen for the 1st time and it took all day to get through it. She liked it though. Thanks Jen Roybal Logan for letting us borrow it. Madie and I hit Target at 8am before the heat wave. A couple things on this subject. Target! It's become very convenient for us. They nearly have everything. Where you can get gifts, kids swim shoes, groceries, and toiletries in one place. I've always had the Target Red card. You get 5% every purchase when you use it and free shipping for online purchases. I just started using the Cartwheel App. Yes you have to scan each item but it does give you a nice little discount when you check out. I love saving money. Madie saw the Frozen popsicles and asked to have them. At first I said no. Then realized I didn't have any homemade popsicles made and these just happened to be "mini" popsicles. 15 calories each. 3g carbs. It also gave me the idea to make mini ones next time. At Target now with discounts you can get 20 popsicles for about $3.50. Nicolas turned 8 months today and he's majorly teething so he indulged in a popsicle as well. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #homemadebabyfood #8monthsold #frozen #popsicles #forts #target @target @targetcartwheeldeals http://madieskitchen.com/2013/06/strawberry-paletas-popsicles/

Mrs V With these 100 degree days quickly approaching, we are trying to find

Mrs V

  • 07.07.2017 05:45
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With these 100 degree days quickly approaching, we are trying to find meals that don't require using the oven. We found this delicious yogurt lactose free cheese at Sprouts that was perfect for a light charcuterie appetizer before dinner. Also got tons of produce: cucumbers, grapes, 🍓, and watermelon. Please post some of your favorite summertime meal ideas. Crock pot and BBQ welcomed as well. #madieskitchen @madieskitchen #fruit #charcuterie #lactosefree #sprouts @lactosefreeme_ #salami #cheese #cashews #ritzcrackers

Mrs V For all the Momma's and daddy's looking to make homemade stews for you

Mrs V

  • 02.07.2017 20:32
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For all the Momma's and daddy's looking to make homemade stews for your infants/toddlers, it's really simple. Each week I use a different poultry, carb, and veggie. No seasonings necessary. Boil until soft, blend with enough of the boiled water to get the thickness you want. Chicken, steak, pork, ground beef, ground turkey. Yams, sweet potato, russet potato, Yukon gold, tomato. Peas, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, string beans, garlic, onion, squash. Nicolas has liked every combination so far. We've still not made one with pork. This was a meatball style soup. Ground beef, peas, potato, garlic, and shallots. Don't be afraid to get creative! ❤️#madieskitchen #homemadebabyfood #meatball #soup #nutribullet #meatstew @madieskitchen #peas

Mrs V I've been craving halibut for some time now. After a quick trip to Cos

Mrs V

  • 25.06.2017 01:25
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I've been craving halibut for some time now. After a quick trip to Costco with Madie last weekend, we decided to grill the fresh Atlantic halibut we picked up spur of the moment. Yes it was pricey but we already had all the ingredients so it was really a dinner for 3 for less than $30. Found this recipe on HEB and altered it a bit. Pat halibut with paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spray a large piece of foil with cooking spray and grill the halibut on the foil. BBQ until internal temp is around 135. In a large pan sauté garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, capers, white wine, and 2 tbsp of butter. Once it's at a boil, add in a pinch of dill and remove from heat. Only flipped fish once. Enjoy halibut with French fries or over white rice. Spoon the lemon caper sauce over the fish. And heaven is what you get! https://www.heb.com/recipe/recipe-item/grilled-halibut-with-lemon-butter-caper-sauce/1398728864312 #madieskitchen @madieskitchen #halibut #capers #bbq #whitewine #pineridgewinery #costco #lemon #grilling #fathersday #fish

Mrs V With the Big Bear Run beginning this weekend, it seemed like a good ti

Mrs V

Big Bear Lake, California

  • 24.06.2017 03:07
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With the Big Bear Run beginning this weekend, it seemed like a good time to post some images from my latest magazine purchase. I may have a problem. You will see a few more of these posts with articles on Big Bear and LAB2V. Today's post comes from the September 1967 issue of American Motorcycling. A one page article on the 4th Annual Big Bear Run. Good luck to all the riders this weekend. Hubby and I lack babysitting options for our near 3 year old and near 8 month old. Have a great time! @bigbear_trailriders @jnicholson1966 @madieskitchen #bigbear #bigbearrun #madieskitchen #americanmotorcycling #vintage #1967 #dualsport

Mrs V https://youtu.be/_GUgKcdmb4k - got up for my usual 2am pump and saw th

Mrs V

  • 20.06.2017 16:09
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https://youtu.be/_GUgKcdmb4k - got up for my usual 2am pump and saw this commercial just as I was turning on the Television. Smart folks over at Yoplait. Our fave is the lactose free French Vanilla. Yum! https://www.yoplait.com/product/regular-lactose-free-french-vanilla #yoplait #yogurt #frenchvanilla #lactosefree #mom #fitmom #nursing #formula @madieskitchen #madieskitchen

Mrs V Friendly reminder that Father's Day is this Sunday. I had Madie draw i

Mrs V

  • 16.06.2017 03:13
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Friendly reminder that Father's Day is this Sunday. I had Madie draw in the card for her Dad, printed some photos, ordered an assortment of highly rated cigars, got him a 1956 issue of Cycle magazine, and homemade his favorite salsa. All a work in progress over the last couple months. For my dad I sent a special gift and card since he's in Ohio. Sometimes it's hard to get creative when we are so busy. I think a simple card is plenty but when you have a husband that does so much for his family, especially when I travel so much for work. It's important for me to show him how much he means to our family. Truly blessed. Wishing everyone a nice Father's Day weekend before the next couple days get away from me. #madieskitchen @madieskitchen #bigbear #cyclemagazine #cigarcom #fathersday #salsa #homemade #bestdad #cigars @bigbear_trailriders

Mrs V One hour meal prep for our family of 4. While Nico was down for a 5:30

Mrs V

  • 09.06.2017 05:59
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One hour meal prep for our family of 4. While Nico was down for a 5:30pm power nap and Madie was outside helping her dad install headlights on the T100 before sun went down, I was able to prepare puréed pears, puréed stew (chicken, Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, orange bell pepper, and Yukon gold potatoes), puréed butternut squash, garlic chicken, sautéed mushrooms, and roasted crispy wedge potatoes. Dinner is served! And lots of leftovers. And somebody wanted to help. "Help" meaning try all of Nico's food before he does. Now time to clean up and take the kids for an evening stroll around the cul-de-sac. ❤️ have a great night y'all. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #7monthsold #homemadebabyfood #butternutsquash #pureedfood #pear #chicken #stew #mushrooms

Mrs V What a week. We took our first real vacation of the year and the first

Mrs V

Big Bear Lake, California

  • 03.06.2017 17:10
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What a week. We took our first real vacation of the year and the first few days Madie had a bad cold. Then James caught what she had. Now Nicolas and I are just expecting to get it. We ate two meals out and made all other meals at the cabin. Which always saves so much money. One night I just made a very simple spaghetti dinner with Texas toast and James grilled Italian sausage. Nico loves marinara sauce so I decided to put the pasta in the food processor to see how soft and small I could get the bites. It worked! Doesn't sound so appetizing but he ate all of it. Nico turns 7 months next week. He's eating really well and only waking up early in the mornings if he needs his diaper changed. Let's go back to the Texas toast part. I usually don't buy prepackaged frozen bread but it was emergency food in the cabin freezer and was expiring soon. I was GOOD. Toast in a pan or on the BBQ. With that said, this one time we had a pretty amazing burger up in Kennedy Meadows on Texas Toast. Highly recommend this unhealthy burger. See website for images and recipes. http://madieskitchen.com/2012/09/jimmy-melt/ @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #bigbear #bigbearlake #spaghetti #7monthsold #cabin #spring #foodprosessor #babyboy #texastoast #italiansausage

Mrs V #vacation #bigbearlake #snowsummit #spring #may #moon #sunset #bigbear

Mrs V

Visit Big Bear

  • 31.05.2017 06:28
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#vacation #bigbearlake #snowsummit #spring #may #moon #sunset #bigbear @madieskitchen #madieskitchen

Mrs V Tostada is a Spanish word meaning

Mrs V

Visit Big Bear

  • 30.05.2017 06:49
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Tostada is a Spanish word meaning "toasted". In Mexico and other parts of Latin America, it is the name of various local dishes which are toasted or use a toasted ingredient as the main base of their preparation. My mom used to make tostadas a lot when we were kids. I probably haven't had one in 20+ years. But I remember really enjoying them. This week I made Nicolas a ground turkey stew so I decided to use the leftover ground turkey to make taco meat. Also had some older corn tortillas that were expiring soon so I had the idea to make tostadas with organic refried beans, white rice, lettuce, ground turkey meat with a little taco seasoning, avocado, and tomatillo salsa. Fried the tortillas until crispy in olive oil. Pat oil off on paper towels. You can always add cheese, sour cream, guacamole, leave it vegetarian, etc. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #tostadas #vegetarian #amysorganic #turkey #corntortilla #mexicanfood #avocado #kidfriendly

Mrs V 20 years ago I graduated high school. Wow!Originally Class of 98 and a

Mrs V

Chaffey College

  • 25.05.2017 07:49
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20 years ago I graduated high school. Wow!Originally Class of 98 and after zero period classes, summer school, work experience and a 4.0 GPA, I was able to graduate a year early. Class of 97! I was 16 and knew if I took summer off, I would postpone college. I decided to try Chaffey Community College and continued to work two jobs. My first semester was the summer session. The school offered a lot and it's a nice campus. I recently received a mailer by snail mail from Chaffey. They now have a program that offers free tuition to 10th and 11th graders. You will only pay for the textbooks and fees. Not quite sure what the "fees" are. I always bought used books. Just wanted to share this in case anyone locally would be interested. @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #communitycollege #chaffeycollege #ranchocucamonga ##10thgrade #11thgrade #gotoschool #collegelife #freecollege http://www.chaffey.edu/

Richele Madie tumutulong ka ba talaga?! Gagawa tayong ng bilog para sa ginataa

Richele

Quarry Bay 鰂魚涌

  • 21.05.2017 08:49
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Madie tumutulong ka ba talaga?! Gagawa tayong ng bilog para sa ginataang bilu- bilo at hindii flat! Hindi yan clay anak!😅😂😬 #madieskitchen #madiesworld #sundaybelike

Mrs V Good morning Friends! Hope everyone is off to a nice weekend. Now that

Mrs V

  • 20.05.2017 17:51
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Good morning Friends! Hope everyone is off to a nice weekend. Now that Nico is 6 months he's been cleared by the doctor to go from 100% mommy's milk to mommy's milk and puréed foods. With Madie's doctor they suggested a different veggie every week and then add in meat later. Nicolas's doctor is the complete opposite. Go for the meat right away he says! Make him stews. So the first week I did it with chicken and this weekend I've prepped a steak stew. I leave on business to SC tomorrow so I'm trying to make sure he has a few options to hold him over until I get back. He loves the stew. I heated up in a pot of boiling water: steak, broccoli, onion, potatoes, and carrots until soft enough to run all of it through the NutriBullet. Add the meat and veggies and slowly add in the water until puréed enough. He's a fan, and that's all that matters. Madie never had store bought baby food. It will be my goal with him as well. Healthy baby, Happy life! #madieskitchen #veggies #stew #steak #6monthsold #nutribullet #puree #babyboy @madieskitchen #homemadebabyfood #beefstew

Mrs V May 20th. 13th Annual Palms to Pines. Hosted by @ocdualies and raising

Mrs V

  • 16.05.2017 16:29
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May 20th. 13th Annual Palms to Pines. Hosted by @ocdualies and raising money for the @pbtf_events Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Starting out of Banning to Idyllwild and everything in between. Sign up on http://www.dualies.com #dualsport #dualsportwomen #dirtbikes #charity #livegiveride #ocdualies #adventure #gobigorgohome ❤️#madieskitchen

Mrs V Taking a 6 month old and a near 3 year old camping for the weekend is

Mrs V

Slash X Ranch Cafe

  • 14.05.2017 20:44
  • 2

Taking a 6 month old and a near 3 year old camping for the weekend is no joke. While continuing to do your normal tasks as a mom: feeding, changing diapers, helping your daughter on and off the toilet, pumping and making meals...you now do it in a very confined space. Our days of just the two of us riding our dirt bikes all day, enjoying a cold beer after our ride, and sitting by the fire pit all night have come to a red light. It's now been replaced by our kids who need our undivided attention. It's time to train them to ride dirt bikes so we can ride together as a family one day. This morning I took the slightly burned ham and egg croissant and while holding Nico I set it down so I could sit outside on a folding chair. Madie walks over and says "Happy Mother's Day" while dumping a shovel full of dirt on my breakfast. I wanted to laugh, I wanted to cry. But instead got up, walked inside, and heated up another croissant, minus the egg and ham. Now driving home from our camping weekend and our kids sound asleep, I am reminded that others are having far worse days than dirt dumped on their breakfast. I want to wish everyone a wonderful Mother's Day but I also want to wish a good day to everyone who has lost their Mom, everyone who can never be a mom, and also to those that are pregnant and will soon be a mom. Take the time to just smile. And if you have time, watch this video my mother in law shared. It's the truth! 💕 Mom Nancy Bustle I love you. Happy Mother's Day. We appreciate you everyday. #madieskitchen #camping #dirtbikes #babyboy #toddler #slashx #mothersday https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MWcJZ210AaM&feature=youtu.be

Mrs V A MUST try Crock Pot recipe. I've said it many times. We made it yeste

Mrs V

  • 04.05.2017 16:49
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A MUST try Crock Pot recipe. I've said it many times. We made it yesterday morning. Started before school so it could cook on low for 10+ hours. It takes about 14 minutes to prep or less. Thank you to Ashli McClary who shared this with me years back. I've probably made it 20 times by now. It tastes even better days later. Still having trouble finding the Original Archer Farms sauce so we tried this Hatch Valley 505 and loved it! Some of these are old photos but I wanted to give you an idea of how delicious it looks. We've also always used a pork butt and went with a shoulder this time. Yum! @madieskitchen #madieskitchen #easyrecipes #crockpot #porkshoulder #porkbutt #hatchvalley #chilevende http://madieskitchen.com/2011/12/chili-verde-tacos/

Mrs V So many pot roast recipes out there but I have to admit we are huge fa

Mrs V

  • 13.04.2017 17:30
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So many pot roast recipes out there but I have to admit we are huge fans of this one. Easy, fast clean up and delicious! You can prep this in 20 minutes. We threw in a cup of baby carrots, chopped up one Russet potatoes, and 1/4 cup of yellow onion. 🎈🎤🎈🍼 (Madie typed those). We use a half packet of the dry onion soup mix. Slow cook for 10 hours or use her recipe below. Madie thought her half eaten apple needed to go in it. We removed it before cooking. A must try! Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Prep 40 m Cook 9 h Ready In 9 h 40 m Recipe By:Marie Thomas "Moist and juicy pot roast done in a slow cooker with carrots, onion and potatoes." Ingredients 4 pounds chuck roast salt and pepper to taste 1 packet dry onion soup mix 1 cup water 3 carrots, chopped 1 onion, chopped 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 stalk celery, chopped Directions Season the roast with salt and pepper to taste. Brown on all sides in a large skillet over high heat, about 4 minutes per side. Place the roast in the slow cooker and add the soup mix, water, carrots, onion, potatoes, and celery. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/16346/maries-easy-slow-cooker-pot-roast/ #madieskitchen #potroast #mariespotroast #crockpot #toddler #toddlerfun #roast

Mrs V Link to some of the photos we have so far:pix.sfly.com/g65e4vP2 Than

Mrs V

San Bernardino Mountains

  • 11.04.2017 16:20
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Link to some of the photos we have so far: pix.sfly.com/g65e4vP2 Thank you to all our sponsors and for coming out to our 25th Dual Sport Ride for Kids on Saturday. We raised $53,213! I personally raised a little over $4,500 which puts my grand total over $43,000 individually over the last 5 years. ❤️ Hope to see you again next year. #pediatricbraintumorfoundation #dualsport #madieskitchen #dualsportwomen #hondacrf230l #honda #troylee #troyleedesigns #amadistrict37 #rideforkids #california_dual_sport_riders #dualsportlife

Mrs V Big shout out and thank you to Travis and the TBT Racing team for dona

Mrs V

  • 04.04.2017 23:25
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Big shout out and thank you to Travis and the TBT Racing team for donating a a gift certificate for the raffle good towards a full suspension, revalve and rebuild. Value: $450! This will be part of my raffle on Saturday. Join us on the ride! All details below: http://pbtf.convio.net/site/TR/2017RideforKids/General?px=1263848&pg=personal&fr_id=2838#.WOQAJUpHaEf www.tbtracing.com #tbtracing #travisflateau #madieskitchen #rideforkids #district37 #glenhelenraceway #pediatricbraintumorfoundation #dualsport

Mrs V When your friends build an outdoor bar and then leave town. #shenaniga

Mrs V

  • 02.04.2017 05:09
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When your friends build an outdoor bar and then leave town. #shenanigans #outdoorbar #neighbors #madieskitchen #bff #loveyou

Mrs V I'm at a business conference in Boston and every year it takes place a

Mrs V

  • 30.03.2017 14:42
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I'm at a business conference in Boston and every year it takes place around late March. I always ask one of the buyers what he gave up this year for Lent. One year he gave up alcohol. He never did that again. Well this time I really liked his answer. Instead of giving something up, he wants to do positive acts of kindness. He mentioned not wanting to make it about buying things for others, but more about gestures. He asked some of my ideas. I had some on the spot but after putting some extra thought into it, I came up with a few more. Please share additional ones you may have; as this is something we don't do often enough. Do for others, give back, give compliments, and take care of "you." ❤ #madieskitchen #giveback #donate #lent #lent2017 #love