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Amerisleep AS3 Reviews

  My Amerisleep AS3 Unboxing Video (Surprise, my voice is ridiculous!) If I can (just barely) do it, you can totally tackle a bed-in-a-box by yourself. Updated 10/15/22 Amerisleep's AS5 was recently featured as the 'Best Soft Mattress in a Box' by Good Housekeeping , with the panel of reviewers noting: Pressure relief for side sleepers Taller than other boxed mattresses Good customer service    Amerisleep Mattress Reviews  We've been happy Amerisleep customers since purchasing our first AS3 mattress more than 9 years ago. Now we also have an AS2 and an AS4 (the AS3 is still our favorite). Born with chronic insomnia  (even as a baby - my family insists I was a nightmare), the struggle to improve my sleep is my life. My husband, the overly-analytical mechanical engineer, was initially skeptical of a mail-order mattress, but he was quickly won over. 2012: Wine glass test, sans wine. I was fairly confident our brand-new mattress would pass with f

Goat Cheese Dip Recipe - Great for Parties, Sandwiches, & Salads

My husband's parents recently gifted us a fancy assortment of cheese from a goat farm near their home. Soon after, a certain someone said he hates goat cheese and wanted nothing to do with it. More for me! I turned the goat cheese into dip, which I served with tortilla chips and buttery crackers. That same someone who hates goat cheese? Yeah, he pigged out on the dip. Later, when I combined the leftover dip with milk to create a flavorful dressing, the goat cheese hater enjoyed a gigantic salad covered in it. Oh, and this same person who would never, ever eat goat cheese may have also made himself a sandwich on two different occasions, substituting my goat cheese dip in place of mayonnaise both times. So, you know... You're not fooling anyone, Sexy Nerd! Anyone expecting this to taste like 'fondue au Chocolat' is going to be surprised. Goat Cheese Dip Recipe Original Recipe Source: Farm Bell Recipes at Chickens in the Road Combine t

Recipe Blogs (Reader-Favorite Recipes)

Readers have spoken! With everything from breakfasts to desserts, these are the most popular, reader-favorite blog recipes. The Instant Pot recipes and Cake Mix recipes are particularly well-loved. Recipe Blogs 16 Reader-Favorite Recipes (Sweet Treats) Most people would probably put this list after the savory recipes. On this blog, however, we are firm believers in eating dessert first. 1. 3-Minute Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream 2. Cake Mix Pancakes 3. Cranberry Oatmeal with Quinoa (Instant Pot recipe) 4.  Cake Mix Cookie Bars 5. Cake Mix Custard  (blender recipe) 6. Chocolate Pudding with Coconut Milk and Coffee 7. Foolproof Lemon Curd 8. Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake (egg-free) 9. Pumpkin Ice Cream 10. 3-Minute S'Mores 11. Pretzel S'Mores (no campfire needed) 12. Baked Lemon Ricotta Donuts 13. Ooey Gooey Rum Cake 14.  7 Canned Cinnamon Roll Hacks 15. Sweet Carrot Pancakes with Marshmallow Creme 16. Dutch Baby   17.

Avocado and Egg Salad Recipe

Avocado and Egg Salad Recipe Perfect for summer BBQs and for company. We recently served this at a dinner party (1/2 an avocado per guest) to rave reviews. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 diced avocado (2 if you want to be fancy and serve this inside the shell) 1 can of diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning 1/3 cup feta cheese Diced red onion (just a sprinkling, unless you really love the taste of raw onion!) 2 hard boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise (I use low fat with olive oil) 1/4 cup sour cream (I use nonfat) Generous sprinkling each of Dill , Paprika , Garlic Powder , and Oregano 20 crumbled crackers (Add right before serving)  How to Make Avocado and Egg Salad This recipe is so easy peasy, let's learn it through pictures. You're really just throwing everything together in a big bowl. We aren't the only ones around here who looove avocado. This photo shows "sliced", not "diced". Tsk, tsk! You'll want to squeeze ou

Old Amsterdam Cheese

Old Amsterdam Cheese FAQs, Recipes, & Wine Pairings - Gouda 101 for Cheese Simpletons Old Amsterdam is an aged Gouda cheese made of cow’s milk. Compared to a younger Gouda, it has a harder texture, more deepened color, and an intense, buttery flavor with the slightest sweetness. If you're a cheese simpleton like me, you might see this post and wonder What does Gouda taste like? It has a strong, rich flavor. I think the best way to describe it is that Gouda tastes fancy. (Yes, fancy!)  Have you ever made a sandwich, only to have your slice of cheddar add pointless, wasted calories because you can't taste it among all the other ingredients? This isn't a problem with a bold slice of Old Amsterdam Gouda. It also pairs well with simple ingredients, such as fruit, chocolate, and nuts, elevating a lackluster grouping of ingredients into something special. What sells it for me is the fact that Old Amsterdam Gouda can take an everyday food and dazzle it up. A g

Lamb Soup with Noodles

Here in the New Mexico mountains, we're been snowed in the last few days. Even our 4WD truck could barely make it down our street - it was spinning and sliding the entire way!  It was perfectly fine once it escaped our neighborhood, as someone had actually done their job and plowed the streets outside our neighborhood, rather than simply allowing the snow from multiple storms to keep piling up, like inside our neighborhood. Not that I'm bitter, of course. We are at the height of a wonderful culinary time of year - soup season! With the weather so frigidly ridiculous outside, you can't beat a hot bowl of flavorful soup to warm you up. How frigidly ridiculous? SN asked me the other day how cold I thought it had gotten overnight and I guessed 2 degrees. No , he insisted. It got down to 1.8 degrees. *rolls eyes* Lamb Soup with Noodles Guest Post from Amber at Le Meh Ingredients: 4 med. tomatoes 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. lean lamb, cut into 1 inch st

Cornmeal Waffles for Dinner - Topped with Homemade Chili

Oh. My. Goodness. Forget what you were planning to make for dinner tonight. Pasta? Steak? This is better. Chicken and waffles?? THIS IS BETTER. We're taking "breakfast for dinner" to the next level. The savory level. Not only is this recipe scrumptious, these chili-covered cornmeal waffles seem like the kind of meal that you slaved over all day long, though they're actually quick and easy. Sexy Nerd is impressed whenever he comes home to this dinner. Sucker. Start by making the chili, which needs to simmer. Homemade, Easy Peasy Chili Recipe Serves 3 Ingredients: 1 can diced tomatoes with green chili (Do not drain.) 1 can white, black, or pinto beans (Do not drain.) 1/4 C creamed corn (Yes, creamed. This will add just the right touch of sweetness.) 1 C cooked ground meat 1 diced bell pepper 1 diced onion 1 diced garlic clove 1 bay leaf 1/2 Tbsp cumin 1/2 Tbsp chili powder 1/2 C water salt, black pepper, cilantro, and red chili flakes

Collard Greens Instant Pot Recipe

Mmmm, I'm eating the best lunch right now. It looks so indulgent, doesn't it? Side note: The beautiful table this plate is on? SN made it! I mean, not the trunk of the olive tree, obviously, but the rest of it. I really need to update my site with more New Home blog posts. He has been busy! Surprise - it's (almost) healthy! I cooked up a big batch of collard greens in the Instant Pot (lots of great IP collard green recipes online, plus my own below). You can also make them the conventional way, but I love that I can just throw everything in the Instant Pot and forget about it. Spread the cooked collards in the bottom of a baking dish, top with a layer of cottage cheese, then a layer of mozzarella, and finally top everything with slices of pepperoni. Broil it for a few minutes.  Collard Greens Instant Pot Recipe Southerners will probably cringe at my bastardized collard greens. Everyone else? Enjoy! Collard pizza lasagna? SO GOOD! Collard Greens Instan