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Before starting a natural remedy for a sore throat you need to know why your throat is hurting. Some causes need to be seen by a doctor. Even if you choose to treat the pain with a natural remedy you may need a medication to treat the cause.
The most common causes for a sore throat are viruses such as cold, flu, and occasionally mononucleosis. Also bacterial infections such as strep throat and tonsillitis can cause a sever sore throat. A sore throat caused by a virus is great to be treated with home remedies. However if you have a bacterial infection a doctor would need to prescribe an antibiotic to clear the cause of the sore throat.
Sometimes when dealing with a sore throat you may need to use natural remedies to treat a cough. Often the constant hacking can cause the sore throat. So the easiest way to treat the sore throat is to treat the cough.
If you only need to treat a sore throat then here are a few tips.
If your sore throat persists for more than 7 days see a doctor. Any time you use a new product in your body always talk to your doctor first.
Athlete’s foot is a type of rash located on the foot or both feet. Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that grows on or in the top layer of skin. This fungi typically grows best in warm and damp locations such as between the toes.
Athlete’s foot is contagious. You can get it from sharing shoes, showering in public showers without shoes, or walking barefoot in public places that may harbor athlete’s foot.
There are three different types of Athletes foot. Between the three almost every part of your foot can be infected, and in severe cases the toe nails can become infected. This can lead to cracking, pealing, discoloration, or even the nail coming off. However the most common part of the foot to become infected with this fungus is between the toes.
With all the symptoms of athlete’s foot you would think everyone who had it would know. Unfortunately many suffer from this condition and have no idea. Some even think the symptoms are normal parts of age, working on their feet, or just from walking around bare foot. While some things can cause it the symptoms should never be taken as normal. I want bore you with the details of what Athlete’s foot is since if you are here you probably already know what it is. However here are the symptoms if you are unsure.
Painful cracks between and on the bottom of the toes. Peeling blisters and skin. Toenails become yellow. Finally a warm or itchy feeling may be present.
While I am very PRO natural remedy you need to keep in mind that when all else fails see a doctor. It’s not recommended to use natural remedies for more than 3 weeks if there are no signs of improvement. Please see a doctor if symptoms do not improve within 3 weeks.
This is a favorite in my house. There is nothing like cheddar oozing out of a good hamburger when you bite into it. By putting the ingredients on the inside I have also found this eliminates a good bit of burger shrinkage. The patties actually balloon up as it cooks instead of shrinking.
A good bit of the ingredients are also things we always have at the house, and lets all be honest, there is nothing like a nice juicy homemade hamburger!
First of all I like to make sure everyone knows that I am in rural, southern USA. Prices are awesome compared to other parts of the country, however with frugal shopping you can find similar prices just about anywhere outside of the major cities in the USA.
I like buying my ground beef in bulk when I find a sale for $2.99 a pound at the grocery store. This time though I wanted to try out some 90/10 ground beef being sold at a locally owned discount food business. They get meats locally and I like the idea of knowing where my meat is processed. This turned out to be a good buy.
I know some people prefer using actual hamburger buns. Personally I think they are a huge waste of money. They usually get soggy just as quick as regular sliced bread, and I always feel like I can’t use them for anything else. Regular sliced bread though is $1.29 for store brand, I can toast it up with some garlic powder on it, and I can use the rest of the loaf for anything I want.
For most of my recipes I assume whoever will be cooking them has the basic seasonings around the house. As someone who cooks often I have an entire seasoning cabinet over my stove. For the basic seasonings I will not include them in costs or in the shopping list because I assume you already have them, and if you don’t you should if you plan on cooking at home on a regular basis.
Similarly I don’t add in “add on ingredients” such as lettuce on these type recipes. I hope that if you eat at home you have these things for other uses. I only included bread on this list because of how much would be needed to make 4 burgers. Why? Most people have bread in their home, but we need 8 slices to make 4 burgers, so in case you’ve used half your loaf you will need to replace it.
If I will be using a lot of one ingredient then it goes on the list to buy.
Every year I see post after post on social media talking about Hoppin’ John’s followed by the inevitable “What are Hoppin’ John’s” questions. Well Hoppin’ John’s in their true fashion are a southern, southeastern to be more exact, New Years traditional food. Personally, I like to eat it year round. It is filling, easy to make, and in true southern ways, it is greasy and bacony! The recipe changes depending on who you ask, however I was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and while I know the long, home made version of this, my recipe here will be the one you do if you don’t want to spend the day cooking. So let me start with saying, if you want to spend the night soaking peas, and an hour cooking rice be my guest. My New Year Day is better spent playing with the kids and shooting fireworks!
While this is a great New Year’s dish, it is a great meal year round.
Again, you can always cook your peas and rice the long home cooked way, the outcome may be ever so slightly better. On regular days when I cook this I will often use regular rice. I have only home cooked the peas once, and the outcome was so minimally better that I decided not to go that route again. This is a dish we cook at least once every couple of months. Tasty, filling, not all that healthy, but we could do worse! I hope you enjoy. If you aren’t use to southern greasy food, this may not be your thing, and that is ok! If you like southern bacon flavored dishes though, give it a try!
Please don’t say “oh no, you’re a great mom”. I’m not! It took me a while to come to this point, and for me to realize that I am OK with being a bad mother. My children have a roof, food, clothes, gadgets, toys, and are loved. I have come to the conclusion that I am OK with it just being that.
I created 3 amazing kids, but I am no longer going to pretend I am a great mom. I am someone who wanted children for selfish reasons. My children were all brought into this world so that I could create and be responsible for little people. My lack of family lead me to want to create my own family. Which I did. Now these beautiful little me children are my responsibility, which leads to why I am a bad mother!
Until recently I wanted to keep pushing towards being a better parent, to be the parent everyone pretends they are. Then I woke up this morning and said screw it! My kids are smart, healthy, and provided for! I have an 11 year old who is smart beyond my understanding. He’s a critical thinker of all things. He questions everything, and that is amazing! I have a 9 year old who can throw a football further than many grown men. No matter the sport he can conquer it like a natural. He puts me to shame every time he competes against me and I think that is pretty freaking cool! My baby is 4. She is so bright and creative that sometime I forget she is only 4. She’s been drawing little people since she was 1. She draws better than I do. On top of that she has conversations like an adult would. She is the little more amazing version of me!!
So why should I feel bad about being a crappy mom? My kids are cool!! So be NORMAL people! You can read a million studies about what is best for your children, but when it comes down to it if they are happy and healthy, maybe, just maybe, you aren’t that bad of a parent!
No matter how perfect you think your parenting is, reality is we all screw our kids up a little! We just do. You are no different than any of us “bad parents”, your kids might just be screwed up in a different way!
So I will take being a crappy mom, because trying or pretending to be a great mom is exhausting! If my kids will end up messed up either way, I might as well keep myself in the process and not fake it till I make it! After all, we are talking about little people with brains of their owns. As long as they are provided for and not abused they will make it!
I love my kids, they love me! That is all that really matters!
1 15.5 oz can kidney beans
1 15.5 oz can chili beans
1 Teaspoon Spike Onion Seasoning
1 Big 28 oz can of whole or diced tomatoes (2 cans of rotel can be substituted)
1 Large bell pepper any color
1 drained can sweet corn (or one cob cut)
1 large onion minced
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 pre-mixed packet of chili powder + 1 tsp chili powder
1 pound ground beef
Mince Onion and Garlic
Dice Bell Pepper Make sure you seed the pepper. Throw away or store seeds, but do not add the seeds to the recipe.
Add ground beef to a 5 quart pot and brown for 2 minutes.The ground beef should have produced some grease for the pan by now, so add onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Finish browning beef with the onion, garlic, and pepper.
Add all canned items with juices except the corn. Make sure you drain all juices from the canned corn.
Slowly stir in the seasoning packet, Spike Onion Seasoning, and chili powder.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes stirring every couple of minutes.
Serve with crackers, bread rolls, baked potatoes, cornbread, fritos, cheese, or yogurt.
This is a very basic chili recipe for nights when cooking from scratch or making a big meal simply isn’t an option.
As a stay at home mom I usually have time to make scratch meals, but since the kids have gotten older and we have more errands to run around to this has become a great quick fix. It’s also super cheap so when I am feeding 2 boys who eat like grown men it helps stretch the budget a bit more.
If you are looking for a good portable charging bank for your iPhone or iPod this is a great buy. When I got it I charged it out of the box for 8 hours before using it.
This plugs into the wall. It charges in the outlet easily. Then when you are ready to use it the outlet plug actually folds back into it so that you don’t have an ugly plug sticking out. The cord that attaches to your iphone is built in. So no worrying about losing it or having to look for another one. The cord actually folds into the charging bank when you are not using it. This is great for me because I probably have 10 of these cords but I always manage to lose them.
After an 8 hour charge it charged my phone in about an hour from 11 percent to 100 percent. Not bad at all. I really like using this when waiting for my kids to get out of school. Being in the car rider line for an hour is boring. So I usually play my phone the whole time. Quite often I forget to charge it to 100% before going to pick them up. So I just have it hooked up while waiting in the line.
On top of all that, this is small enough to fit in your back pocket. So if your kids or you like to play Pokemon Go or just spend a lot of time on your phone you can easily have this power bank on you so that you can charge anywhere!
We have a small homestead, with a huge garden. I cook every night using veggies from our garden. Slicing, dicing, shredding, are all things that take up more time than it should at dinner time, but we like to use our garden veggies. I was a little reluctant about trying out the Brieftons Food Chopper, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by it’s abilities.
I have to say that this is one of the best kitchen items I have ever owned!! Last night we diced onions, bell peppers, Jalapenos, lettuce, and tomatoes. We were having burritos so I wanted it finely chopped. It was so easy to use, my 5 year old daughter did all of the chopping and even shredded the cheese! Even better was that this thing has a draw sting pull like a lawnmower. So my 5 year old actually loved getting to help with it!
-You can chop just about everything in it!
-Chop, Shred, slice, you name it!
-The divider in the 2 side container does not leak through to the opposite side.
-Easy pull string does the chopping. Easy enough to pull even with arthritis.
-Cleans easy with minimal effort.
-Interchangeable top is easy to remove.
– A twin bowl with divider
– Lid with a pulling cord
– 2 chopping rotators
– 2 mixer attachments
– Julienne insert, slicer insert, shredder insert and grater insert
– Safety food holder
This thing is great. I have never had a chopper that I actually felt like helped more than it slowed me down. This is the first time I have ever had a chopper that I like. Most of them make you almost chop the item completely before you can ever even put something in it. So I love this Brieftons Food Chopper!