Thursday, September 17, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Collection

2020 sure has been a crazy year. During the shelter in place orders my cooking and gardening really exploded. What else is there to do when you lose your job and can't go anywhere? You learn to cook new things! I will be posting pictures and links to recipes that I have been making since March 2020. One of my new favorite gadgets is my Air Fryer!
I got over my fear of cooking Indian Food and I even learned to try new things. During the first part of SIP I wanted to make a new thing every day. After about 2 months that got really hard and I found myself craving some of the new stuff I discovered making. One of the first things that I made in mid March that wast totally new was the French Onion Noodle Soup From Bon Apetit. It was perfect for the dreary early spring days.

Monday, October 5, 2015

DIY Dollar Store Candy Corn Tree

I love fall and I start decorating for Halloween the day after Labor Day!This year I decided to make my first candy corn tree. I had a leftover cone shape from the dollar store but you can use styrofoam forms from the craft store.
I used Brach's Candy Corn and Brach's Autumn mix, the cone and a low temperature glue gun. The temperature of the glue gun is key because if it is too hot then it melts the candy.
It took less than an hour to make and super easy! I love the way it looks with my Halloween display!

Monday, January 27, 2014

LoveFeast Shop HeartGram Set Giveaway

For those of you who follow me on Facebook or Instagram, it is no secret that I have a thing for Velvet Pumpkins from LoveFeast Table  I have 3 different sets for different seasons. I use them to decorate my table and  they look stunning on my white fireplace.

In case your are unfamiliar with them, LoveFeast Shop offers unique and beautifully hand-handcrafted and artistic pieces for gifts and home decor.

I am so excited to say that I have teamed up with them for a Valentine's Day Giveaway! They are giving away a HeartGram Set in Mixed Coral/Cherry.


 I don't have this set yet and I wish that I could enter this giveaway!

In case you don't win, you can buy some HeartGrams for yourself or your sweetheart.They retail $68.00.
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Stationery Card

Stationery Card
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Happy Holidays! I love making cards with Shutterfly! Here is this years card....can you believe how much the kids have grown.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mango Sticky Rice Recipe

 Ingredients: 1 cup Thai Sweet Rice
 1-2 ripe mangos, cut into bite-size pieces
 4 Tbsp. palm sugar or brown sugar
 1/4 tsp. salt 1 can coconut milk water
 Preparation: Soak the rice in 1 cup water for 20-30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Do not drain the rice. Simply add 3/4 cup (more) water, plus 1/4 can coconut milk, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1 Tbsp. Palm sugar. Stir this into the rice. Bring to a gentle boil, then partially cover with a lid (leaving some room for steam to escape). Reduce heat to medium-low Simmer in this way for 20 minutes, or until the coconut-water has been absorbed by the rice. Turn off the heat, but leave the pot on the burner with the lid on tight. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.  To make the sauce, warm (do not boil) the rest of the can of coconut milk over medium-low heat (5 minutes). Add 3 Tbsp. sugar, stirring to dissolve. Taste-test the sauce for sweetness, adding more sugar if desired. (note that it will taste less sweet when added to the rice). To assemble, place a few 'mounds' of sticky rice in each serving bowl. Top with slices of the mango, then pour sauce over. It should look like an English pudding with custard sauce, with the mounds of rice swimming in sauce.

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