Happy Easter!

I had fun decorating for Easter this year, using Grogu (The Child) from Disney’s The Mandalorian as my inspiration. My whole family loves the series and especially Grogu, because, let’s face it, he is ADORABLE! He sometimes gets into trouble on the show when eggs are involved, ha ha, one of his favorite snacks, so I used that as my decorating inspiration.

The Rae Dunn Egg Hunting and Good Egg (Bad Egg is on the other side of this two sided mug) are perfect to house some eggs collected from The Dollar Tree.

Grogu is stealing an egg for a quick snack 🥚😂

I hope you have a Happy Easter!

XOXO,

Carla

Easy, Crispy, Seasoned Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

No need to heat up your kitchen for an hour to bake up crispy skinned, seasoned, baked potatoes! Use your air fryer to get the same results for half the time. No microwaved baked potato can compare to baked, crispy skinned potatoes.

Easy, crispy, seasoned air fryer baked potatoes… Yum!

https://youtu.be/xg_ReYKwQLw

You need:

  • Scrubbed clean russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Parsley flakes
  • Coarse sea salt
  • black pepper, if desired

Instructions:

Preheat your air fryer while you prep your potatoes. Wash and scrub potatoes clean with a vegetable brush. Dry potatoes and pierce with a sharp knife or fork.

In a bowl, toss potatoes in olive oil, garlic powder, coarse sea salt, and parsley flakes (and black pepper, if desired). Make sure your potatoes are coated well and add them to your preheated air fryer. Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until fork tender. Larger potatoes may need more time.

Watch my how-to video.

Easy, Crispy, Seasoned Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

No need to heat up your kitchen for an hour to bake up crispy skinned, seasoned, baked potatoes! Use your air fryer to get the same results for half the time. No microwaved baked potato can compare to baked, crispy skinned potatoes.

Easy, crispy, seasoned air fryer baked potatoes… Yum!

https://youtu.be/xg_ReYKwQLw

You need:

  • Scrubbed clean russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Parsley flakes
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Black pepper, if desired

Instructions:

Preheat your air fryer while you prep your potatoes. Wash and scrub potatoes clean with a vegetable brush. Dry potatoes and pierce with a sharp knife or fork.

In a bowl, toss potatoes in olive oil, garlic powder, coarse sea salt, and parsley flakes (and black pepper, if desired). Make sure your potatoes are coated well with the olive oil and spices and add them to your preheated air fryer. Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees for 30 minutes (mine were done at 32 minutes), or until fork tender. Larger potatoes may need more time.

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Thanks for watching!

Carla XOXO

Dollar Tree Haul

Check out my latest Dollar Tree finds.

https://youtu.be/SruKgyyvdbU

Dollar Tree Haul

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Until next time

Carla XOXO

Ninja Foodi Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Prepare the most delicious loaded baked potato soup, cooked in 7 minutes with the Ninja Foodi!

This soup turned out so delicious and reminds me so much of the yummy Loaded Baked Potato Soup that Houlihan’s serves. (Served? I don’t know if Houlihan’s is still in business, they aren’t in my area anymore.) It cooked up so fast, only 7 minutes on high pressure in the Ninja Foodi! I suggest you make some today to enjoy a tasty, hearty bowl of soup on a cold day. YUM!

https://youtu.be/nvuSFDqZb2E

Loaded Baked Potato Soup (with optional bacon added for any meat eaters)
Loaded Baked Potato Soup (the vegetarian version, served with no bacon topping).

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Carla XOXO

Delicious Lentil Soup in the Ninja Foodi

Made using dried lentils, vegetable stock, and fresh veggies, have delicious, savory, healthy, homemade lentil soup cooked in just 15 minutes!

https://youtu.be/jK1KtpmF6JU

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Carla XOXO

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Delivery Drivers Thank You Basket

Show appreciation to your delivery drivers with a basket of treats.

https://youtu.be/gCSmrf_J67g

Delivery drivers thank you basket.

Delivery drivers such as USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Amazon work so hard all year long, but especially this time of year. The hours are long, they work several days in a hour with no break because they know people are counting on them to receive mail and packages from loved ones.

This is all too familiar to me because my husband is a mail carrier. He enjoys serving his customers. Every year however, just after Thanksgiving, I barely see my husband, as his job needs him. The hours are long and exhausting, to be honest, I don’t know how he does it! His job is very physical. He has a walking route and walks approximately 12 to 14 miles a day. Much more in December because the volumes are beyond high. While every December has been challenging, this year the volumes have been non-stop due to Covid. Add the election ballots in, and now the holidays and you have the trifecta of mail volumes and packages.

There are a couple of customers on my husband’s route that leave snacks and drinks out for him. He appreciates it so much! I have always wanted to do the same for the people that deliver mail and packages to us, but was never organized enough to do it, ha ha! I finally got my act together and made up a basket of thank you treats and some drinks to say thank you for the delivery people that work so hard!

Here’s what I put together:

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Make up a basket for your delivery person, they will appreciate it in these crazy times!

Happy Holidays! 🎄🎄🎄

Carla XOXO

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats, with Golden Grahams, Butterscotch, and Reese’s Pieces

Kickin’ the original Rice Krispie Treats up a couple notches by adding in some peanut butter, then topping them with some Golden Grahams Cereal, some melted Butterscotch Chips, and some mini Reese’s Pieces candies. Ummmm, can you say YUM?!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Jif)
  • 1 bag of mini Marshmallows
  • 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Golden Grahams Cereal (about a cup)
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Reese’s Pieces Baking Candy Pieces

Prepare an 8×8 brownie pan by lining it with parchment paper. (Or generously spray with Pam Spray.) Melt the butter in a large pot on medium low heat. Add in the mini marshmallows and stir until almost melted. Add in 1/2 cup of peanut butter, reserving the other half. Add in 5 1/2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal, stir to combine. Then swirl in the remaining 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

Pour into the parchment lined pan. Use the back of a large spoon to firmly press the mixture into the pan. Top with Golden Grahams Cereal. Push cereal into top of bars. Next, add Butterscotch Chips and place in a low 200 degree oven until Butterscotch Chips are melted and spreadable. Spread the Butterscotch Chips over the Golden Grahams Cereal. Next, add the mini Reese’s Pieces candies and press them into the Melted Butterscotch Chips.

Let the bars cool, pull them out by the parchment paper, remove the parchment paper, and slice them into squares. Stack them neatly on a platter of your choice and they are ready for serving! Any leftovers, keep them in a sealed container to retain their freshness. Enjoy!

Here is my YouTube Video on how to make these yummy treats! Please feel free to comment, share, save, and Subscribe to my channel for future videos.

See you next time! Carla XOXO

Yummy, Refreshing Tzaziki Dip

Use up your fresh garden cucumbers to make this quick and easy Tzaziki cucumber dip! Great paired with pitas, veggies, seafood, and meat, this dip is super versatile and delicious!

https://youtu.be/vnexkzIuN2Y

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Until next time!

Carla XOXO