Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I love a great crockpot meal for dinner. Its so easy! You prepare in the morning and dinner is ready when everyone gets home from work, school and sports. Here is my favorite pot roast slow cooker recipe. Enjoy!
4 lbs. roast sliced to your preference (beef tenderloin recommended)
2 small cans Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 bag of baby carrots
1 lb. whole baby potatoes
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 1/4 cups water
Mix soup, onion mix and water. Place roast, potatoes and carrots in Crockpot and cover with soup mixture. Cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 8 hours. So easy and delicious!
Monday, February 27, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Loving my peach leopard Current Elliot Denim. If you know me, Im not a big fan of denim. I don't why. I guess its just much more comfortable for me to wear shorts, skirts, sweats or dresses. But when I do find a great pair that actually fit me, I indulge. Get 'em here.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
If you can't tell, I've been in the strawberry mood. I LOVE strawberries.....any excuse to eat them...and with goat cheese and french bread!? Delish!
1 cup strawberries
1 tsp. sugar
1 French sliced baguette
4 oz. goat cheese
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup minced basil leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small bowl; toss to combine. Let the berries set. Spread a thin layer of goat cheese on top of baguette slice. Top each slice with strawberry mixture. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Top each slice with basil leaves and cracked paper, to taste.
Monday, February 20, 2012
As you all know, I LOVE paper. All kinds of paper..........craft paper, wrapping paper, etc. You name it..........I LOVE it. I also love a creatively wrapped gift. I appreciate those kinds of things. Here are some fun ways to wrap gifts with some scraps of anything. I try not to waste too much paper, ribbon, or flowery things, so I always keep them and what a great way to use all of it. I even know of some creative cool person that wraps gifts from old birthday or holiday cards. LOVE it! Happy Scrap Wrappin'!!
Friday, February 17, 2012
Having kids, you don't have much time to get ready, rather do your hair. I love a natural do anyhow. Wavy hair works for me. Just wanted to share my two current hair product favs.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
here. Below: Circus Troupe Paper available here.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Happy Valentines Day! Celebrate with one of my most favorite desserts....Strawberry Shortcake.
2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tub Cool Whip
3/4 oz. box of vanilla jello pudding (make as directed)
Combine strawberries and sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, cut shortening into flour until crumbly. In a small bowl, beat egg; add buttermilk. Stir into flour mixture until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead three to four times. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with a 1 inch round biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned; cool slightly. Mix jello pudding and cool whip in small bowl.
Split biscuits lengthwise; top with strawberries and pudding mixture. Replace biscuit tops; top with more strawberries and pudding mixture or cool whip as desired. Serve immediately.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Just a few of my current under thing favorites.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Im already feeling like grill cooking. Although the weather is not quite outdoor BBQ weather, how about some indoor grilling with Le Creuset?!?! Try this.
Lemon and Honey Chicken with Apricot Compote, Asparagus and Grilled Bruschetta
(Cooked with the Le Creuset Square skillet grill)
2 tbls. lemon pepper
1 whole chicken cut in 8 pieces or 2 lb. chicken breasts
2 cups honey
salt and pepper to taste
1 each red, green and yellow pepper
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup apricots
1 bunch asparagus
1 baguette sliced
1 cup canola oil
For the Chicken:
Combine lemon pepper, 1 cup honey and salt and pepper to taste. Rub honey mixture generously on chicken. Place onto pre-heated skilled and grill for 10-12 minutes on medium-high heat. Turn over and repeat. Set aside.
For the Asparagus:
Place asparagus on preheated grill with 2 tablespoons canola oil and salt and pepper to taste. Cool 8 minutes turning asparagus constantly. Set aside.
For Apricot Compote:
On the preheated grill place each whole pepper with two tablespoons of canola oil and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 6 minutes, turning constantly or until charred. Set aside and cool. Once cool, chop peppers, apricots and chives into a small dice. Combine small diced onion, 1 cup honey and salt and pepper to taste. Combine onion and apricot mixtures in a bowl and set aside.
For the Bruschetta:
Generously coat the 4 baguette slices with salt, pepper and canola oil. Grill on medium-high heat until toasted as desired.
Place the chicken on a plate and spoon apricot compote on top. Add the asparagus and grilled baguette along side the chicken. Serve and enjoy!
Monday, February 6, 2012
There is about a week to go until Valentine's day. Thought this was a quick and cost effective way to create some Valentines. Get the color swatches from your local hardware/paint store and some cute little stamps and ink from your craft store and voila you have some homemade Valentines. I heart you! xoxo!
Friday, February 3, 2012
If your looking for high-end contemporary or simply just want to splurge on a great pair of jeans, Billy's is your go to boutique........especially if your just that valley girl and can't make it to the city for these finds. Billy's carries some of my favorite contemporary brands such as, Alexander Wang, Rag and Bone, Phillip Lim, Elizabeth and James, Helmut Lang and much more. Check out their new site. Happy shopping'!! PS......Don't forget to check out their most talked about Super Bowl sale this Sunday!! 50-75% off. Open 10-3pm this Sunday!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
So most of you know how much I love to watch my oldest son, Dominic play baseball. Its been such a pleasure to watch him grow as a player. He absolutely loves to play all sports, but baseball is his #1. He plays on a year round travel team, The Commandos. They actually had a pretty good fall travel season. They entered 7 tournaments. Overall record 22-5. They were 4 time Tournament Champions and 2 time Runner-up. What I enjoy most of youth sports is not the record, but the friends he has made. Thank you Commandos for all the good times!! For some laughs....had to post our Runner-Up prize at one of the tournaments.
Dear Tournament Director,
Did you really think it was necessary to plaster Runner-Up (rather "Your the loser!!") on the back of the shirts? Just wondering.
Love, Baseball Mom