Alton Brown’s Rice Krispy Treats

Alton Brown’s Rice Krispy Treats

Quarantine 2020 has now lasted longer than anyone expected.  It’s hard to know what’s open, what’s closed, what’s allowed, and what even makes sense anymore.  Pandemic fatigue seems to have overtaken much common sense in the world.  It is still a little scary to venture out for us here at Just Be Slower.  But I digress and am here today with a good old review on some quarantine cooking, Alton Brown’s Rice Krispy Treats.  Let’s get to it! Cooking in…

Read More Read More

Quarantine As A Noncustodial Mother

Quarantine As A Noncustodial Mother

The 2020 pandemic and resulting quarantine cascaded its side effects through all our homes.  While many followed mandatory orders to shelter in place, it caused a colossal question to families with children who share their time between homes.  Even as quarantine is coming to an end, the parental tug of war is still going strong for many.  Seeing a variety of outcomes for families, I thought I’d recount my experience from quarantine as a noncustodial mother. Noncustodial Motherhood From previous…

Read More Read More

How To Make Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter

How To Make Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series is near and dear to our hearts.  For many of us super fans, we long to receive our Hogwarts letter, learn magic, and feast in the Great Hall.  To live in a world of wonder making lifelong friends along the way.  From the moment Harry first enjoyed treats on the Hogwarts Express, even wizarding food has intrigued us.  Thanks to The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, now we can!  Today we used this awesome book to show…

Read More Read More

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

You know how some foods just taste better homemade?  A restaurant or store may have a great version, but if and when you have the time, homemade is even better.  When it came to ranch dressing for us though, the restaurant versions always seemed far better than anything at home.  Well, thanks to the 2020 quarantine, we finally had enough and aimed for perfecting homemade ranch dressing for ourselves once and for all. In this house we love ranch.  Ranch…

Read More Read More

What I’m Thankful For During Quarantine

What I’m Thankful For During Quarantine

Quarantine may be winding down for some, but for us we are still under #stayhome orders for a while. The ongoing nature of social isolation can be overbearing. Recently when we were anticipating a lift of these stay home orders, I wrote about what I was looking forward to after quarantine. However, I found myself wistfully thinking about what I’d miss at the same time. So today I’m here to document what I’m thankful for during quarantine. Just Be Slower…

Read More Read More

Disney’s Dole Whip

Disney’s Dole Whip

For as long as I know of, one of the top treats at Disneyland has been Disney’s Dole Whip. A refreshing, tropically-flavored frozen treat served right outside the Enchanted Tiki Room. Disney’s website had previously shared some of their insider recipes, but the big ticket snacks hit the blog during the 2020 pandemic quarantine and everyone went wild, ourselves included. Disney’s Dole Whip has enough of a reputation without me sitting here trying to build it up some more, so…

Read More Read More

Disney’s PCH Grill French Toast

Disney’s PCH Grill French Toast

2020 has been quite the year so far. With everyone needing a little inspirational touch of magic during the #stayhome movement Disney Parks stepped up to the plate. Not the baseball kind of plate, the dining kind of plate, which we all certainly love Disney for. They posted recipes of some of their park favorites during quarantine and we tried one! Just in time for an at-home Mother’s Day, here is Disney’s PCH Grill Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana French Toast….

Read More Read More

What I’m Looking Forward To After Quarantine

What I’m Looking Forward To After Quarantine

As the Covid-19 pandemic is still raging throughout the world, many of us find ourselves still sheltering safely at home. While there are some places beginning to open back up to “normal” that isn’t the case where we are. Often throughout this quarantine I found myself wishing things were different or wanting so badly to go to some places I love. So, if for no other purpose than to keep myself busy and out of the pantry for a bit,…

Read More Read More

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Mild springtime weather has come to a screeching halt in our neck of the woods. Scorching hot temperatures outside, and sunshine forecast for days are all music to my ears. The perfect time has come for some good BBQ. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets are a simple way to put a full delicious meal on the table. As we are still in midst of the coronavirus quarantine, there are plenty of us doing much more home cooking than normal. And…

Read More Read More

Mix Your Own Taco Seasoning

Mix Your Own Taco Seasoning

Nearly ten years ago I was big into healthy and simple food swaps. These books were my lifeline back then. I was a pretty busy individual working full time, going to school full time, and I had a baby. Fair enough to call it three full time jobs. There wasn’t much time to commit to exercising so instead I was obsessed with quick healthy food swaps to counter my lack of exercising. One swap I ran across was prepackaged taco…

Read More Read More