Friday, January 30, 2015

Blue (Week 4 of 52)


Something old something new, something borrowed something blue. Okay, so this is not a love story about getting married. I wanted to post about a pottery item my son made for me (I'm still trying to figure out what it is) anywho, with my only child turning twelve next month. I find my self getting a little sad about him getting older. Little sentimental items like this make me smile. I know once he's all grown I'm going to pull this item out and smile about the day he gave it to me. 

Do you save any of the stuff your children give to you?that they make at school?


I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Greek Antipasto Dip Recipe



So a couple of weeks ago I finally got my hands on a box of the new saltines rounds. I was pleasantly surprised that I had no idea these were on shelves and of course once I found out from Mimi. I was on a hunt. I was able to locate them at pretty much all of my stores. (Of course the price varied with each store)
I was in love with these crackers from the first bite. While taking a glance of the packaging, I noticed a dip recipe. I know me, and I know that it’s a 50/50 chance that once I want to try a recipe that I actually do. Well, to my surprise I had all of the ingredients at home except for the feta cheese which was cool.
Let me say that this recipe was delicious. The aroma in my home was amazing. The family didn’t try. However, I was able to nibble on this treat and save the rest for lunch. 



Recipe via 

Ingredients
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup chopped drained roasted red peppers
1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (did not have on hand, used p
1/2 small lemon, seeded
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
 PREMIUM Rounds Saltine Crackers - Rosemary & Olive Oil

Instructions
HEAT  oven to 350ºF.
MIX  cream cheese and garlic; spread onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate.
COVER  with peppers, onions and olives. Drizzle with oil; top with feta.
BAKE  10 to 12 min. or until heated through. Squeeze lemon over dip. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with crackers.


Friday, January 23, 2015

My Guilty Pleasure (week 3 of 52)


My guilty pleasure is trying new recipes. It's nothing like trying something at a restaurant and seeing if I could recreate it at home or just seeing a yummy recipe online that looks fun to try. My family is really support of this... Usually the only time a recipe does not come out right is when I do not follow the directions. 

Anywho, what's your guilty pleasure?







Friday, January 16, 2015

Morning...(Week 2 of 52)



Good Morning :)


During the week my mornings start with a cup of tea followed by me checking my emails and working off of my "To-Do" List. I would say that I am defiantly a morning person. I usually do not cook breakfast during the week for my family (sometimes on the weekend) I love homemade waffles. (Plus, I’m looking forward to using my new griddle for making pancakes) My daily goal is to get dinner done by noon and to do as much running around before my little guy gets home in order to be home to assist him with homework. 




How do you spend your mornings?

I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52



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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bathroom Love (Blame Pinterest)



Right now I’m drooling over the bathroom décor below and above (found on Pinterest). Growing up it was pretty much the norm having decorative curtains as shower curtains. However, sometimes I forget that I am a home owner and I can pretty much do anything I want to my home. I was minding my own business while on Pinterest and I found the picture above.

Our bathroom defiantly needs an overhaul. I’m thinking about painting the bathroom grey and having purple accents. I am defiantly not looking forward to painting the bathroom. However, it’s something that needs to be done.



I am also in love with the molding. It’s something about molding that adds the perfect touch to a room.


(How cute is this stone look?)

Anywho, I’m not sure when these plans will come together. I may purchase our make the shower curtains. The bathroom is on my Project list. 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sorullitos de Maíz-Cheese Sticks



Recipe adapted from : HERE
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ cup cornmeal
  • 6 oz shredded Edam or Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in salt, sugar and cornmeal. Return to heat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the dough does not stick to the pot. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Let sit for 5 minutes -or until you are able to handle the heat- and roll 1 tablespoon balls of dough into cigar shapes. In a large deep skillet, heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees. Cook Surullitos 4-6 at a time, making sure not to crowd the pan, until lightly golden brown. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and serve immediately.

The sauce is equally simple. Mix together 3 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon mayo, 1 minced garlic clove, and maybe a bit of Cayenne pepper (optional)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Who Are You? (Week 1 of 52)

 

I'm a mom, a Queen to a King, sister, aunt, friend, founder, and dreamer. I LOVE thrifting, baking, finding bargains and being frugal. I am a DIY enthusiast. I love empowering people. I enjoy hosting events with family and friends and I look forward to the holidays. I am a lover of all things creative and fabulous.  

Who Are You? I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky