Recipe for the Perfect French Toast!


French toast is one of those things EVERYONE knows how to make, and everyone has their own way of making it.  I always thought my grandma made the best french toast, because she used fresh Italian bread, eggs and a splash of milk.  I make it similar to hers, but I have added a couple of ingredients over the years.  This is how I make mine.


  • Eggs (6 eggs make approx. 6 slices of french toast)
  • Splash of milk
  • Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
  • Bread (I prefer thicker, Italian bread)
  • Oil (I prefer Coconut oil)

Mix your eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon together in a bowl.


Heat enough oil in your pan to fully coat the bottom.

Dip your bread in the egg mixture, about 5 seconds on each side.  Some people like to soak their bread a little more, but I find it makes it more soggy.


Fry until it is golden brown on both sides.


I just like syrup on my french toast, but if you like butter, fruit, or powdered sugar, you can add that too!

My boyfriend calls this the “Perfect French Toast”.   We love the hint of cinnamon in the french toast, and the vanilla gives it a subtle sweeter flavor.

If my grandma were still around, I think she would approve ;)

I know there are a million variations of French Toast – comment below what your secret recipe is!

Product Review: Screen Joy Microfiber Cloths


Like most homes these days, we are a very “techy” household.  We have 3 personal computers, 4 monitors (yes, one uses double monitors), 3 laptops, 2 Kindle Fires, 2 Smart phones, and I’m sure I’m forgetting others.   Keeping our electronics clean is quite the task.  So when I had the opportunity to review these Screen Joy Microfiber Cloths, I was more than willing!

I received a 3-pack of these Screen Joy Microfiber Cloths.  They are 12″x12″ in size.


My laptop screen is the worst thing at keeping clean.  I work on my laptop every single night from the couch.  I eat in front of my laptop, I have 5 (shedding) dogs who are ALWAYS laying on my lap while I’m working, and my laptop just really gets nasty.



The instructions on the package state to spray your solution on the cloth, but I wasn’t exactly sure which solution they were referring to, so I had some of my own and used that.


It really did work really well!   This is my cleaned laptop screen after I used the Screen Joy clothes.  The dots you see in the picture are from my digital camera.  I coudn’t get a clear picture of my laptop screen for the life of me!


I also used this on our Smartphones.   This was my before picture (and we do clean these daily!).


Can you see the difference?

These cloths cleaned our phones wonderfully.


And our Kindles!


I love that you can hand wash these cloths and use them hundreds of times over, unlike other cloths on the market.  And they are easy to bring with you wherever you go.

You can purchase a 3-pack of these cloths on Amazon for just $7.99 with free Prime shipping!  Follow IX Better Home on Facebook too!

Disclaimer: I received free product to review, but all comments and opinions are my own. I only recommend products I believe are good for my readers.

How to make an inside-out grilled cheese sandwich!



Tonight I just did NOT feel like making a big meal.  I was busy all day and wanted something quick.  Grilled cheese!  (Or as my grandma used to say, “toasted cheese”)!

I made Chris an inside-out grilled cheese sandwich tonight.

First, I melt my butter in the pan instead of spreading cold butter on a slice of bread.  How annoying is spreading cold butter on bread when it tears the bread?


As usual, put your first slice of bread down, then add your cheese of choice, and place the other slice of bread on top.


Looks good so far, right?


Here’s where it gets good.  Once the first side is perfectly toasted, add some shredded cheese on top.


When the bottom slice is fully toasted, give it a flip.


Do the same thing on this side.  Add your shredded cheese and give it a quick flip.  You do not need to toast it on either side with the shredded cheese for more than 10-15 seconds.   When you are done, you have hot melted gooey cheese on the inside, and crispy cheese on the outside.

If you are a cheese lover, you will be in cheese paradise.


Review of Stewart’s Freeze Dried Dog Food Patties! #StewartRawNaturals #Review


Our dogs have been in seventh heaven with all of these awesome treats they’ve gotten to review!  I’m almost a little jealous, haha!

Back in October, we reviewed a tub of Stewart ProTreats.  They LOVED them.  Well, this week they got to review another awesome Stewart’s product.  This is their new Freeze Dried Patties!  They come in chicken or beef, and we received the freeze dried chicken patties.   They come in boxes of Small, Medium or Large sized patties, and we received the Small patties, which is just perfect for our little dogs!   The patties are heart-shaped, which I think is an adorable added touch.

They are very lightweight treats, due to being freeze dried, but they must be absolutely delicious, because our dogs go bonkers over these!

Chicken, Ground Chicken Bone, Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzard, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Broccoli, Lettuce, Egg, Ground Flaxseed, Inulin, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Blueberry, Cranberry, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Whole Ginger, Whole Parsley, Whole Garlic, Montmorillonite Clay, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (as preservative), Vitamin D Supplement.

When I went to open them up, as ALWAYS, Miss Molly was front and center.  She thinks everything is just for her.


Oooh, what did mommy get me this time?


I took the inside bag out of the box, and she completely claimed them as hers.  Mind you, we have 6 dogs.  But Molly thinks they are just hers.


Mine. All mine.

This was her response when I told her she had to SHARE.  She gave me the ol’ stink-eye!


SHARE is a bad word!


And when that tactic didn’t work, she opted for the sad-puppy-dog face.  Nice try, Molly.


How can you make me share when I look at you with these sad eyes?

Now, these are the small patties, and for the average Chihuahua they are pretty good sized!  But for Molly?  I swear, this beastly dog could swallow them whole!  And she could care less if she takes my hand with it.


At least Noah is a gentle boy!


And then there’s our little 5-lb Cody.  His eyes are bigger than his body, and the patties were almost bigger than his whole head!


Maxi always has to smell everything for about 10 minutes before he actually eats it (you will see what I mean in the video below).  But he loves these!



I do believe that is a smile.  A very happy smile, indeed.


Our Annabelle is a weird one.  She is very finicky about most foods, and will snub her nose at the weirdest things.  But anything from Stewart’s?  She’ll kill you for it.


Want to see our dogs eating these in action?  Check out my video below.  They go cray-cray over Stewart’s Freeze Dried patties!

I’ve never had a single complaint about Stewart products.  They are all made with human grade ingredients, and are made in the USA, which is so important!  If you want to know where you can buy Stewart products, click here and enter your zip code! Your dogs will thank you for it!

Disclaimer: I received a free product to review, but all comments and opinions are my own. I only recommend products I think would be good for my readers.

Check out some more of my pet product reviews!

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