Kitchen Tip Thursdays: Food and Grilling Safety

Happy Thursday Everyone! As you are enjoying your time outdoors please be mindful to keep yourself safe. Here are some kitchen tips to help you with grilling outdoors and ways to keep your food edible.

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5 Misconceptions of Cerebral Palsy

“Hello my name is Kimberlee, and I have Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy.” The shock factor on people’s faces when I say this is priceless.

A recent conversation with some blogger friends of mine had me thinking about my life with Cerebral Palsy. There were some comments made about how I live my life and how they didn’t know people with Cerebral Palsy could live a productive life. None of these comments were rude, they just gave me a chance to tell them that life with Cerebral Palsy can be fulfilling.  Continue reading


Hello August

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Hey Everyone!! We made it to August which means summer is almost over (I’m not happy about this.) But it also my birthday month, so that gives me something to be excited about. Since it’s my birthday month I am going share some of my favorite things and lessons that I have learned this past year.

It's my birthday month

It’s my birthday month

 

Things I learned:

– It’s okay to make mistakes, just learn from them.
– As you move forward in life your circle gets smaller
– No, is a complete sentence. No explanation is needed.
– Take care of you first and don’t apologize for it.
– Take some time to enjoy you.
– Date yourself.
– Being different is a great thing.
– Read a variety of books.
– Take a social media break.

Things I love about myself

– I’m happy with my body type, it took me years to get to this point.
– Cerebral Palsy doesn’t define who I am, but it has become my superpower.
– My facial expressions will tell you how I really feel.
– I’m addicted to books.
– I travel a lot.
– I’m spoiled and I know it.
– I love the bond I have with my family. I talk to my parents and siblings a few times a day.
– I married my best friend.
– I am quick to take a trip or go to an event by myself.
– I’m really passionate about writing.

One thing that sticks out about this, is that I don’t know how to cook for just two people! This is crazy. I will cook a meal and have enough for at least 5-6 people. I really need to make smaller portions, especially now when it’s just my husband and I eating the food. This is something that I’ll have to tackle soon.

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Taste Test Tuesday: Nana’s Apple Cake

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. This week’s Taste Test Tuesday is from Tastefully Simple. It’s considered a fan favorite. It’s Nana’s Apple Cake.

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Nana’s Apple Cake

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Did you have guests pop over for a visit? Need a treat for your child’s classroom? Or maybe you just want a quick dessert to go with tonight’s dinner. Nana’s Apple Cake Mix is just the thing for you. Made with just chopped apples and eggs, this sweet cinnamon-spiced cake in ready in just under an hour.

If you don’t have any apples on hand, applesauce, pears, peaches, canned pumpkin, pineapples, and mandarin oranges work too. You can add walnuts to give it a crunch. Nana’s Apple Cake is a great choice for brunch or even just a snack. It’s a kosher product and makes about 9 servings.

You can check out my website for more recipes.  Thanks for stopping by today and sure to grab a piece of Nana’s Apple Cake before you leave.


Kitchen Tip Thursdays: Organizing Your Kitchen

Organizing your kitchen can seem like a huge ordeal. Some people even think they have to go out and buy additional storage units, baskets, and containers; when you can just use what you already have.

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  • Mount your potholders on your cabinet doors using plastic hooks.
  • Mount your aprons on a hook on a nearby wall, no more digging them out a drawer.
  • Store your dishes by usage. Everyday use, place those on bottom shelves within easy reach. Special occasion dishes put those in the cabinets on top.
  • Group all of your bake-ware together.
  • Store pots and pans as close to the stove as possible makes them easier to reach when cooking.
  • Keep storage bags and wrapping materials together for easy cleanup.
  • Store all of your lids in the same place.
  • Use dividers in drawers as placeholders for utensils.
  • Short on space, stash some items in wicker baskets or decorative mixing bowls on the counter.
  • Organize your pantry via category: seasonings, canned goods, dry mixes, etc.
  • If possible, use an over the door hanger to store small items like snack bars, decorative sugars, cupcake liners, etc.
  • Mount the kitchen phone, reminders, and papers to the wall instead of placing them on the counter.

These are just some tips to help you get organized in the kitchen. We’ll be sure to keep adding to this list.