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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sometimes I hate blogger.

I've been trying to add some pictures to a post and IT. IS. NOT. WORKING.
Well, actually it is working, but not how I want it to. So, I guess I'll just say that I'm getting some ramekins tomorrow and a new rolling pin.
Excited about that. NOT excited about blogger tonight. BOO.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kookles Nursing Cover GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Kookles Nursing Cover GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!
It's just what I'm gonna be needing in a few months! Though as I found out today... A BLUE one would be more appropriate! Haha... But really I would just love to have one. :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Just Cook Already; A Giveaway.


Just Cook Already is having a give away!! And it's good stuff too.
Like Williams and Sonoma good.

They have several ways that you can enter:
-twitter/blog about them & leave the address where they can see it!
-leave a comment with your favorite just cook already recipe.
-become a follower.
-grab their button!

I love giveaways; and this is a GOOD one!


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fabulous French Cookies with a Mexican Twist

MMMMM. I made pommiers (you say that palm-EE-es; love the French, just wish they could spell! Haha.) But I put a Mexican spin on it. I wanted them to taste similar to churros. (We were going to a dinner party. She made Mexican Food.)

Don't let the french name scare you. They are SOOO simple and quick to make.

Ingredients:


1 puff pastry sheet thawed
1-2 cups sugar
cinnamon to taste
1 egg white

Pre-heat the oven to 375. Mix the sugar and cinnamon. Liberally dust your counter top with the cinnamon and sugar. Unfold the puff pastry, place on counter top and coat top with cinnamon and sugar. Roll out the puff pastry to around 17" by 13" (Or about the size of a cookie sheet.) Roll in both sides of the short ends until they meet in the middle. (It will look like a scroll.) Cut the scroll in to 1/4 inch pieces and lay on a cookie sheet. Brush each cookie with the egg white and put them in the oven for 12-15 min. Watch them closely! You want them to brown and have the sugar caramelize but, with all the sugar in them they can go from perfect to over done quickly.

Enjoy!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I *REALLY* want this book


I looked through this book while I was at Barnes & Noble last night. It is awesome! It has some great ideas. And lots of pretty pictures. I'm a sucker for pretty pictures.
There's a stenciled quilt pattern I'm dying to try out...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Should I be this excited?


I just got size 50(!) knitting needles! I didn't even know they MADE size 50 needles. And I got'em for a buck 99. Seriously. I have no idea what I'm gonna make with them yet... any ideas? They're HUGE!

But WOW! I love good deals.
They look like this only mine are yellow and therefor cooler.

Beautiful Giveaway at Grosgrain!


I mean, just LOOK at it! You can try your luck too. Just head on over.

Good luck... But I hope I win. ;)

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Simple Pasta

Ingredients:

12ish oz spaghetti
3ish cups rough chopped tomatoes
1/4ish cup minced garlic
1ish cup fresh chopped mushrooms (I used cremini)
1/4ish cup parsley (or carrot tops...)
1 stick butter
1-2 tbsp dried basil
1-2 tsp red chili flakes
Salt to taste
Parmesan Cheese to taste

Boil a large pan of water, salt it WELL and drop your pasta. Melt the butter and saute the garlic on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Do not let it brown, you just want the flavor to really come out. Add the mushrooms, salt them and saute for 5ish minutes. Add the tomatoes, basil, and chili flakes. Cook until the tomatoes soften and give off their juices. Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce. Grate in the Parmesan mixing it in with the pasta often to create a nice cheesy layer over all the pasta. Add in the parsley and salt to taste. Transfer to your serving dish and top with with more Parmesan and parsley if desired.

The Year of Living Biblically, One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible


This book was awesome!
Author, A. J. Jacobs puts himself through some crazy experiences. Like stoning an adulterer. Really he did. Not to death and only with pebbles... but stone the man he did. He also herded sheep in Jerusalem, grew he beard out to abnormal lengths, wore only white and observed the Passover by not only holding a Passover dinner, but also by painting his doorway with the drippings from his lamb roast. Basically he did everything he could to follow ALL the rules in the Bible. (Even the crazy obscure ones that most of us have never heard of like, not wearing clothing made of mixed fibers.)
The resulting story is both hilarious and touchingly insightful. He spends a lot of time fighting with his secular self and his religious alter ego that he calls "Jacob". In the end, it does seem that his year of living biblically changes him permanently. As living the Laws of God are wont to do.
It's a great read.