Sunday, November 25, 2012

The BEST Carpet Stain Remover

So, we had our family coming over for Thanksgiving and I was crazily cleaning the whole house. I realized that there was some stains on the living room carpet from the dogs. Our little hand held carpet cleaner wasn't working so I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought "what the heck worth a shot". I mixed the ingredients and dipped my white hand towel into the mixture and started to rub the stains. Low and behold it WORKED!! All the stains came out. So, next I thought I wonder if it'll take out two other stains that have been there for months since we hadn't replaced our carpet cleaner yet and it took those out too!

Now, I'm sharing this stain remover mixture with you so you can have clean carpet too!

The BEST Carpet Stain Remover

1 Tablespoon Clear Dishwashing Liquid
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
2 Cups of Warm Water

Mix all ingredients together.

Using a white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution and blot until all the liquid is absorbed.

I don't have any pictures because I totally forgot to take a before and after. So, next time I use this recipe for a stain I will do a before and after.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cowboy Casserole

My mom used to make something like this when I was a kid so when I found the recipe on Pinterest I was super excited. I made some changes from the original recipe. We don't eat a lot of ground beef so I subbed for ground turkey as that's what we keep on hand. However, you could do half ground turkey and half ground beef.

Cowboy Casserole

1 1/2 Pounds Ground Turkey or Ground Hamburger
1 Medium Onion, chopped (I omitted this)
1 Bag Frozen Corn
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
1/2 Cup Milk
4 Tablespoons Sour Cream
1 Bag (30 oz) Frozen Tater Tots
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Garlic Salt

In a large skillet cook the onion until tender and translucent. Add the ground turkey and cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Add the frozen corn to the mixture to defrost. Drain the mixture and place into a large bowl and set aside.

In a small bowl combine the soup, milk and sour cream. Whisk until smooth. Add to ground turkey/corn mixture and stir to combine.

Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer half of the Crispy Crowns on the bottom, pour the ground turkey mixture over the top and then layer with the other half of the Crispy Crowns. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and crunchy.