Wine or Whine. Which one?
March 31, 2010
Wine or Whine. Which one?
March 29, 2010
It is called Lemon Rose Bird Swing Necklace - handmade! The bird is adorable, and I like the touch of the yellow rose. I would feel a tad guilty buying it for myself, but ho hum. Why not?!
I am a bit dismayed, as my pictures are extremely tiny! Nonetheless, as long as the item itself is bigger than a postage stamp, I am a happy camper!
March 26, 2010
4 extra large shrimp, peeled and veins removed
5 Samoas Girl Scout cookies, finely chopped
2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
2 cups flour
1 cup coconut flakes
4 egg whites
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 lime for garnish
Vegetable or peanut oil for frying
Toss coconut flakes with bread crumbs, cayenne pepper and chopped Samoas Girl Scout cookies.Dredge shrimp through flour, followed by egg whites and Samoas Girl Scout cookies mixture.Fry shrimp in vegetable oil at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.
Garnish with coconut flakes and lime wedges.
1 package mixed salad greens
6 ounces fully cooked chicken breast strips
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup dried mandarin oranges
1/2 cup Berry Munch salad topping (see recipe below)
Balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
For salad topping:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
11/2 cups pecans
10 Thank U Berry Munch cookies, broken into 1/2-inch pieces
Place salad greens in a serving bowl, scatter toppings on salad and serve with salad dressing.To make salad topping: In a four-cup bowl, stir together honey, oil and orange rind. Add pecans and stir to coat. Add cookie pieces and stir to coat. Spread mixture evenly in greased jelly roll pan or on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Cool.
Serve with Ciabatta bread. Salad topping is tasty on any salad, and is also a great addition to any trail mix.
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law. (and eat lots of cookies!)
**Thanks to Natalie Dee for the amusing Girl Scout cartoon**
March 19, 2010
It's that time of the year again! Spring. Birds are churping. Flowers are a'bloomin. Bees are buzzing.
More importantly, I am finding many reasons to brighten and freshen up our house. This mug may fill that void in the early morning for me :)
Found at Sur La Table (one of my favorite websites to "window"shop), the mug is very much affordable as it is cute.
If you know me, and know my cabinet, you will be familiar with my fondness of mugs. They are spilling out of our cabinet! So much, that Mr. "accidently" dropped one. I am onto him and his ways!
Ed Hardy designed a Sparrow mug that very much resembles the tattoo I would have liked to get in college....now I feel it isn't me. But perhaps someone I was.
I love this design because I really like the heart on the end of the tail - it for whatever reason reminds me of the Queen of Hearts (by FAR my favorite character in Alice in Wonderland).
Ed Hardy is a concept I don't quite understand - as the brand seems to have taken over the every market, from wines to window stickers. It really is quite amazing. Again, not so much my style - but I do like this drinking cup.
Lastly, my love for mugs and birds have co-mingled and created this website:
There are so many items on here, that if I had the walls, I would decorate from top to bottom. My favorite artist on this site is Karen Anderson. I like that she uses nature to create nature/inspiring whimsy items.
March 18, 2010
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March 16, 2010
March 10, 2010
Dream a Little Dream - I haven't seen this movie in years. But I remember it better a romance comedy - something I am a sucker for. A little elder/young soul body switch-a-roo? I may have to rent it and take a watch again.
March 08, 2010
March 04, 2010
I didn't realize that in England, they have a Pancake Day. I am apparently 20 days too late! To celebrate (late) I found these recipes for pancakes that simply make my mouth water.
Strawberry Puff Pancake
|1/4||cup butter or margarine|
|1||cup Original Bisquick® mix|
|1||to 2 cans (21 oz each) strawberry pie filling|
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|1.||Heat oven to 400°F. Generously grease 13x9-inch|
(3-quart) glass baking dish or pan. In 2-quart
saucepan, heat water and butter to
boiling. Reduce heat to low. Add baking
mix all at once; stir vigorously about 1 minute
or until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.
|2.||With spoon, beat in eggs, 2 at a time, until|
dough is smooth and glossy after each addition.
Spread in pan (do not spread up sides).
|3.||Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until puffed|
and dry in center. Immediately after baking,
spread pie filling over pancake. Cut
into rectangles. Serve immediately.
Apple Sausage Pancakes Recipe
- 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 cup pancake mix
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup shredded peeled apple
- CIDER SYRUP:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter