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Vintage Style Glass Milk Bottles

On a recent trip to the Laguna Beach area in Southern California, my sister and I happened upon these amazing milk bottles! We were in an expensive and beautiful market called Gelson's.  In the dairy department they had a display of all varieties of milk, chocolate milk and egg nog ('tis the season).  On one side of the bottles there is the Broguiere's cow logo (sometimes in blue) and the quote "Milk So Fresh...The Cow Doesn't Know It's Missing".  The reverse side has all different designs.  They ranged from $3.75-$5.75, chocolate being the priciest and most delicious! These are my favorites: These are "green" bottles, you pay a deposit when you buy them and then rinse and return.  Check out this Christmas one from last year that just happened to be in circulation when I was at the market! I'm not sure what Read more [...]

Recycle and Reuse Bulk Packaging

     We live a few blocks from Costco which is a dangerous place to be!  We frequent the mega store like it is a corner market.  We buy a lot in bulk since huge seems to be the only size Costco sells.         Last year we got a popcorn machine as a family Christmas present.  This turned out be be a perfect gift for our movie loving family.  Shortly after Christmas we had to put the popper up high in the pantry because we were popping corn 2X a day (not good for any of our figures)!  Now it is a once or twice a week popcorn fest.  With all that popcorn being consumed we stock up on the kernals at Costco.  They happen to come in the greatest packaging!      These are the perfect container to recycle and reuse! I place the whole container under a slow drip of hot water and the label peels right off.   Read more [...]

Grocery Shopping the Easy Way

     A few years ago I decided there had to be a better way to go grocery shopping.  I was tiered of trying to read a scribbled scrap of paper and walking from one end of the store to the other only to realize that I had to go back to the begininning because I forgot something.  So, I took matters into my own hands.          I made a grocery shopping list.  I organized it based on the store I shopped at most.  Each section is broken out by isle or catagory.  I filled in the list with the items I buy most.      I also made a section for listing out the dinners I planned to have that week.        Now when I am getting ready to go to the grocery store I first grab a highlighter and mark all of the items I need to purchase for each of the planned meals.  Then I read each of the items on the Read more [...]

Momma’s Hot Chocolate

'Tis the weather, at least around here, for some yummy Hot Cocoa.   As soon as the first snowfalls my kids are hitting me up for some cocoa in our Cocomotion machine.  Tell me you have one of these, if not run out and get one!  They usually carry them at Costco in the winter, but Target and Walmart have them too for around $20.  It heats and whips the hot chocolate to perfection. OK, now that we all have a Cocomotion machine, lets make some cocoa.   Meet my friend Kara from Talkin' Chow Playin' House. Kara is an amazing chef, yep its official, she went to culinary school!  She says to put away the Swiss Miss (yuck!) and make room for her family recipe (mmm). Pin It Kara's Momma's Hot Chocolate 1/2 gallon whole milk 2 cans evaporated milk 1/4-1/2 cup dry, unsweetened cocoa 1/2-1 cup granulated Read more [...]