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Another Chewy.com Success!

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**This is a sponsored post. I received product in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own**


I love Chewy.com! I don't think we have found a product that isn't high quality! This month's is no exception. This month's choice was Greenies Pumpkin Spice Flavor Chews. As you can see in the picture, the pups love them. These smell heavenly and definitely make a difference in the doggy breath situation. The pups don't know that they are getting their teeth cleaned; they think they're just getting treats. These are just the right size too. Not so big that they get too full, and not too little where they feel cheated. There are other flavors of Greenies, but this flavor I thought was appropriate for fall. Everything has to be pumpkin spice now doesn't it? Why leave the pups out? Go check out these treats here and grab some for your pup!

Masterpan!

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**I received product in exchange for my 100% honest review. All opinions are my own.**

This is so exciting! Introducing the MasterPan! Cook up to three different things all at the same time in the same pan! Isn't that fabulous?
I received one of each of their products to try out. There is the 3 section skillet, shown here, the 2 section skillet and the deep grill. I'm in love with all three products. They are made from 100% die cast aluminum so they conduct heat evenly and are nonstick. And we even tried bacon on these, which always sticks and had no problems. They are covered with Xylan which is PFOA free and chemical free so you are safe cooking. These are very sturdily built; I'm really impressed with the craftmanship. All three have a grill section, which is fabulous. (Obviously the deep grill is all grill section) There is also a heavy glass lid that fits all three that came with them (NOrmally sold separately) and I really like that too. Nice and thick, with a handl…

Chicken and Squash!

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In our garden, we have an abundance of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squash! Most of this has been eaten or canned in one way or another. I came up with this recipe the other night to use up some of the squash and it was a hit. It's extremely simple to prepare with little clean up if you use Reynold's wrap to line your pan. Plus it's a one pan recipe! Bonus!

4 thin sliced chicken breasts
2 medium yellow squash
Butter
Garlic salt
Pepper

Line your pan with Reynold's wrap and place the chicken in the pan. Sprinkle each side of the chicken with the garlic salt and pepper. Cut the squash into medium chunks and place around the chicken. Dot the tops of the chicken each with 2 pats of butter. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until chicken is done. Everything will come out buttery and delicious!

Changes...

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There have been a lot of changes around this house this week. The biggest being that I do not have any more dogs around here. If you follow my Facebook page or Instagram, you know that we made the extremely hard decision Monday to have our beloved Kojack put down. He was 16 years old, we think, and was having trouble getting up and down here lately. I thought it was his hips but the vet thought it was arthritis in his back fusing the vertebrae together. Either way, he was in pain. And we couldn't keep him that way. He was also losing weight for no reason, which the dr said could be systems shutting down slowly. Me and the girls went to the vet with him and loved on him until the last breath. In my life, I've never had a dog as long as we had Kojack and he was such a sweet, kind soul.

Another change is Bolt went to go live with Izzie. Where we live, the dogs had become mostly outside dogs and he was unhappy. It wasn't fair to him to live on a chain, but we couldn't hav…

I Made Pop Tarts!

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These are my homemade Pop Tarts! I found the original recipe on Sally's Baking Addiction but I tweaked it.

Canning!

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I know I just posted about salsa, but with our bumper crop of tomatoes, I have ventured into the canning arena. I have canned strawberry jam in the past, but this is my first time canning salsa. Now, there are the websites that tell you that you need to buy a canner and rack and such. I have never owned those. And have still canned with good results. Here's how I did it--
To begin, you must clean your jars, lids and rings. That is key. Everything must be clean, clean, clean so you get a good seal on the jar to protect your food! To prep the jars, I boil them for about 10 minutes with the rings. The lids I wash in hot soapy water. Then place on a clean dish  towel until you're ready to use. Make sure your jars are upside down so nothing can get in them while waiting. Now you make your salsa! This is the recipe I used, which I took a little bit of the fresh salsa recipe that I had shared here and a little bit from two other canning salsa recipes that I had found. I mixed them a…

Fresh Salsa!

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As you know, Hunny has been gardening up a storm and we have a bumper crop of tomatoes this year. He asked me the other day to come up with a salsa recipe and to try making it. So, I found one on Simply Recipes that is so easy to make and tasted delicious! I used the cayenne peppers that Hunny grew, but only put in one, so I was told that was not enough heat for him. What I love about making your own salsa is that you can tailor it to your tastes and make it hotter or milder, whichever you prefer! Plus, you know exactly what is in it since you are making it yourself. Here's the recipe-

2-3 medium sized fresh tomatoes (from 1 lb to 1 1/2 lb), stems removed1/2 red onion2 serrano chiles or 1 jalapeƱo chile (stems, ribs, seeds removed), less or more to taste (Like I said I used cayenne peppers. I liked it with one, but the next batch is having 4!) Juice of one lime1/2 cup chopped cilantroSalt and pepper to tastePinch of dried oregano (crumble in your fingers before adding), more to ta…