Homemade Dill Pickles

Yesterday I made Dill Pickles!  Thankfully it was 40 degrees Celsius plus when Kim and I made them last time, even the air conditioning made no difference with the humidity.  Putting it mildly, it was unpleasant!  This time it was fairly mild out so it was actually fun to make them again!

We LOVE dill pickles.  I am not sure if it is the Polish in our background, but we just love them.  Both of my kids actually teethed on whole dill pickles.  I am not sure if it was just the pickle being cold or something in the brine but it worked every time lol.  Yes, sort of weird, but why fight what works… especially when it comes to teething!



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Fresh Strawberry Dump Cake

When I bought groceries Friday I bought some strawberries… not because I had any clue what I was going to do with them but because they just looked and smelled so good.  I suppose I could have just cut them and we could have had them like that maybe with some ice cream but we have our nephew up this weekend for a visit so I thought I would actually bake something with them.



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Asian Tonight via My Meals are on Wheels

Doesn’t this look delicious? Thank you My Meals are on Wheel for sharing such a delicious looking recipe!


I remember my years living up north and the wonderful Asian restaurants we had in our area. Missing those dishes, I have been tinkering with recipes and sauces to create some of the tastes I rememb… Source: Asian Tonight

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Mexican Pierogi Casserole

Mexican AND Pierogi? Doesn’t get much better than that!!

What's for Dinner Moms?

How much are we traveling this summer? Every single weekend, except for two,  from the beginning of June to the middle of September. The cat is even done with us being gone as you can see above. She sees the suitcases come out and she tries to climb in. We are not supposed to forget to take her with us again!

Because we are traveling so much I am not buying groceries as I normally do. I am using up every little scrap I can find in the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer to save money. My children and I were going through the freezer the other night and found some ground beef and a couple of boxes of pierogi. I knew we had some salsa in the pantry and cheddar cheese in the fridge. Mexican Pierogis it is!


Neither of my children were very thrilled at the thought of…

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Origami Bookmark With Tray Liner

How could I not reblog this when there are Minions involved?


Origami Bookmark With Tray Liner // Mono + Co

These origami papers are not what they seem.  The Minion themed tray liners from a popular fast food restaurant are too pretty to be recycled into paper pulp.

After trimming them to square sheets, I proceed to turn them into bookmarks.  Catching up with a novel or two is a great luxury during the school holiday, so these will definitely come in handy when left on the coffee or bedside table.

Origami Bookmark With Tray Liner // Mono + Co

I folded these bookmarks with instructions here, here, and here.

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