Cauliflower Breadsticks

A few months ago, I started having to go gluten free for medical reasons. At first it wasn’t too big of a deal, but slowly it got very boring!!! I found I needed to always be looking for new recipes to keep me on track, and not miserable at the same time haha. I had tried these breadsticks before, but they did NOT go over well. The first recipe did not taste good, they feel apart, and it was not something I enjoyed eating. So I tried again. And again. And again.

Finally I found one that is good!!! Give it a try!!

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1 Head Cauliflower

2 Eggs (or 1/4 Cup Egg Whites)

1/2 Cup Mexican Cheese

1/ Cup Mozzarella Cheese

1 Tsp Italian Herb Seasoning (or more)

1/2 Tsp Salt

1/4 Tsp Pepper

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 3. Wash the cauliflower and cut it into small pieces. Place the pieces into a food processor and blend until its smooth, some bigger pieces are ok but most should be chopped up very thing to look like flower. Place the cauliflower into a 8×8 Baking Dish (or similar size) and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Once removed from the oven, let it sit until it is cool and crank up the oven to 450. Once the cauliflower is cooled off, you need to drain the liquid from it. I found this worked best by placing the cauliflower in the middle of a dish towel, and closing up the top, then squeezing. This got out about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of liquid so its a very important step! You can also place the cauliflower between two paper towels and push down to get the liquid out that way.

Once the liquid is out, place the cauliflower in a bowl, combine with 1/4 cup Mexican Cheese and 1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese, the eggs, seasoning, and salt and pepper. Mix until it is all combined. Spray a baking dish with olive oils spray, and put the mixture on to bake. I pressed mine down to combine it and make sure it didn’t fall apart. Just make sure its not too thin! Mine was about 1/4 inch thick. (note, I tried using wax paper and it got stuck PLUS the wax paper burned so be careful if you try that). Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove and top with the remaining cheese (less or more or none, totally up to you!) and bake for another 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Allow it to fully cool before trying to cut and serve! These are great by themselves, or with some dipping sauce! Enjoy!!

 

Dana

Try, Try, Try, AGAIN!

I Can’t Be Successful Working From Home……

I have heard this a million times, a million different ways, with a million reasons why. Many people have tried and failed and are scared to try again. They think they weren’t successful once, so they never will be. Or they think all companies are the same. But as we teach our children, “at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again”.  Some of the greatest people in history, are only known because they kept trying and did not let failure define them! Will you let it define you, or will you keep trying? I will always try as I want to pass that lesson on to my kids, keep trying!!!

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Why are some people successful working from home, and some are not? It boils down to a few things!

  • Your Work Ethic- some people do really good with motivating themselves, while others need people to constantly remind them to stay on track, and give them tasks to do. If you can motivate yourself, then you are already on the right track!
  • Your “WHY”- this is huge! “Why” do you want to work from home and be successful? I challenge each of you to sit down, really think about this, and then write it down. Stick it where you can see it each day and so you will be reminded “WHY” you need this and want it! For me, it’s a better future for my kids! I want to be able to pay for them to do activities, go to college, take vacations, and yet still be home for them each day. They motivate me and push me to be better!
  • Your Determination- this is another huge factor! I have heard every excuse, and I’ve made them myself!!! What keeps you going is NOT making excuses, but finding reasons to make it work! I’ve moved 5 times in the past 5 years, across states, and lost contact with so many people. I don’t know many people where I live now, so I’ve used social media to build my business! Where there is a will, there is a way to be successful!
  • Your Schedule- when working from home, you have to set your own schedule! For some people, this is easy. But for others, when it comes time to work, they don’t. But this is the key, to be successful, you have to WORK! You can’t post one thing on facebook each day and expect that to make you $1,000 a month. If that really worked, every one would do it!!! Some people do have a large following and can be successful that way, but for most people, we have to build relationships, we have to share our love for our job, we have to spend hours talking to people and showing them the great opportunity! If you are spending 5 minutes a day and not finding success, its time to really work!! Figure out what time you can work each day. For me, I get up before the kids and then I also stay up usually an hour or two after them. That is my work time! I write down during the day what needs to be done during that time, and I don’t relax until its accomplished. To build a successful business though, you need to WORK!
  • Your creativity- you need to find new ways to get a customer base, to grow your network, to reach people! Be creative! Ask other small business owners how they do it, try new things, and get outside your bubble! Take post cards around to local businesses, host a “networking” dinner for other business people In your area, go to events and get a booth, give a prize for referrals….there are so many options!!!

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I’ve been told I’m successful because I have a large network or a lot of friends or I got in at the start of the company. None of those are true haha. I’m successful because I put in the work! When I first started working from home, I was a senior in college and my kids were 1 and 2 ½. I got creative, I worked each day, I had success….and then I quit!!! That job was not for me, and it was a bad experience, but I didn’t let it get me down. I kept searching until I found the right job, and I tried again!!! For a few people, success comes easy, but for some, it takes years of hard work! But isn’t the hard work for a few years worth it to own your time???

 

Your success is determined by YOU! Do you have what it takes to keep going and never give up? I believe in you! After all, us Mom’s are some of the strongest people in the world. Keep going!!!!!

 

 

Dana

Easy BBQ Chicken

I am always on the hunt for a new recipe that is easy, healthy, affordable, and delicious! I love BBQ chicken, but how I normally make it (just baked in BBQ sauce) was not popular with my husband, so I began searching for new ideas and tweaked a few to fit my family! Here is how I now make my BBQ and everyone who tries it, loves it!

 

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4 Chicken Breasts

1 Bottle BBQ Sauce

1 Sweet Onion

1 Cup Low Fat Cheddar Cheese

 

 

Directions:

Marinate the chicken breasts in BBQ sauce (you can pour the sauce on them and cook, but I found that was too watery) in the fridge for a few hours. Once they are ready, put them in a 4×6 baking dish (bigger if you use more chicken) and cover with a small spoonful of the BBQ sauce on each. Not a lot, just a little or its too watery. Next, layer with a sliced onion. Last, add the shredded cheese evenly over the dish. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Enjoy!! These go great with baked potatoes by the way!

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Dana

Get PAID To Test Websites

More and more companies these days are turning to the World Wide Web as a way of finding new customers. It allows them a larger reach, plus its more convenient for the consumer! But before they go live, many companies like to have their website tested! They want to know if it’s user friendly, are the links working, are words spelled correctly. And to do this, they need people to test it for them!

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This is a great option for all us busy Mom’s who can’t commit to working set hours each day! Most of these tests take about 20 minutes so you can fit a few in before the kids wake up, and a few in the evening when they go to bed!

 

Most of these companies do require you have a computer with a microphone (they record you talking about the site as you test it), good internet connect, a paypal account for payment, and a few ask you have a web cam too.

 

Check out this list below of some companies I found who will hire you to test their sites for them! If you work for any of these, let us know in the comments what you think!!

 

 GET PAID TO TEST WEBSITES:

Userlytics- Earn $10 per testing websites (average time is 20 minutes). Must have a computer with good internet speed and have a paypal account.

http://www.userlytics.com/sitepublic/

 

UserTesting- Earn $10 per each test (average time is 10-20 minutes). Must have a computer with a microphone, be 18 years of age, and have the ability to speak your thoughts. Payment is through PayPal

http://www.usertesting.com/

 

YouEye- Earn money for participating in panels. You must be 18, be willing to share information and have a computer with a webcam and microphone.

https://www.youeye.com/participate/

 

WhatUsersDo – Earn $8 or more per test (average time is 10-20 minutes). Must have a computer with a microphone and internet access.

https://app.whatusersdo.com/apply

 

Userfeel.com- Test websites and talk about your thoughts on them into a microphone. Good testers can earn $100-$200 per week. Pay is by PayPal

To sign up as a Tester, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “become a tester”

http://www.userfeel.com/

 

Analysia- Test websites and surf the web and share what you think about them. Get paid $10 for 10-15 minutes of website testing.

http://www.analysia.com/user.asp

 

StartUpLift- Test websites and earn $5 and up per test. Payment is every Monday via PayPal. Must have a computer with internet and web browsers.

http://startuplift.com/get-paid-to-provide-feedback/

 

trymyUI- Test websites and apps, provide your honest feedback and earn $10 for each test.

http://www.trymyui.com/worker/signup

 

Enroll- Test websites and apps and help make the web a better place. Pay varies per job.

http://www.enrollapp.com/

 

TestingTime- Earn money testing digital products via Skype or in person with clients. Pay is $50 per test.

https://www.testingtime.com/testusers

 

Looking for more jobs you can do from home? Make sure to check out our Work From Home Directory for other great options!!

 

Dana