Saturday, March 12, 2011
I have managed to finally get some cooking done. Being short on Kitchen time I have been using my slow cooker for most of our meals. It has become one of my favourite appliance. I love how you can prep & throw everything in during Dante's morning nap. Ignore it for the day & voila! An amazing dinner at the end of the day. I thought I'd share a few of the recipes I've tried that have turned out exceptionally yummy.
Pernil (Puerto Rican Pork)
The flavour of this pork was outstanding, & even better the next day. Unlike traditional saucy BBQ pulled pork, this pork has a wonderful cumin & lime flavor. Rather than the pork shoulder that the recipe called for I used two pork loins I had in the freezer. The first night we decided use the pork to make Cuban sandwiches. The left overs were great in wraps, sandwiches & even on its own.
I had a bag of apples that had to be used or they would be going into the compost bin. This recipe was easy & the result was a wonderful cinnamon infused apple spread. We have enjoyed it on toast waffles, by the spoonful, and on oatmeal. I look forward to making this recipe with the apples from my backyard tree.
These recipes are now household faves that we will repeat gain & again. both recipes come form Skinnytaste.com. I love this blog there recipes are healthy, and taste amazing.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I haven't been able to get to the computer much lately, so I haven't been able to write any posts lately. As I had mentioned in a previous post I have a good excuse for that.
I am slowly working on one when I can & I am hoping as Dante get a little older that I will be able to post more frequently than I have.
here's to a wonderful & happy 2011.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I have loved Martha Stewart from her first debut on cable TV. Her craft products have always been attractive, reliable, & unique. Once again Martha has released her seasonal Christmas craft supplies at Michaels, and the products are wonderful as always.
Here is Dante showing off the amazing Martha Craft supplies that are up for grabs.
I'm looking forward to using the treat boxes to give some homemade gifts. The divided Scandinavian treat boxes will be great for cookie swaps. In my opinion there are never enough uses for cello gift bags. The best part of the Martha Stewart bags & boxes are the included gift tags, tissue, & ribbon.
The berry & pine cone stickers are super cute & 3 dimensional. They will be fun to customize your Christmas package, used in Christmas/winter themed scrapbook pages, or to decorate your Christmas cards.
Glitter, what isn't more fabulous than glitter. I know what you are thinking. Glitter is for children. These days amazing things can be done with glitter especially the type of glitter Martha Stewart sells. It's a fine sanding type of glitter, not that chunky kindergarten craft project glitter. It can make plain ornaments into beautiful sparkly gems for your tree. It can also be use to liven up gift cards, & scrapbooking projects.
I never though I would fall in love with a set of paper punches. Martha Stewart is a genius. I have use paper punches in the past with only moderate success. I have never found them to work as well as I though they should & have had very little success creating a pattern with single punches becasue it's difficult to line up the punches so they are spaced evenly, & every time I end up either bunching up the punches at one end of the design, leaving too much space between the punches, or accidentally cutting into an adjacent punch. Martha has eliminated these problems by adding retractable wings to her punches which help line up your design for flawless punching every time. The punches can be use with our without the wings & all the wings fold to make the punches easy to store.
The Punch Around the Page Sets has a corner & edge punch. The corner punch has two wings that can be pulled out singly, or together to allow you to punch inside or outside corners of folded cards.
The edge punch has designed wings that work with the corner punch that allow you to create seamless die cut borders on cards, gift tags, or scrapbook pages.
The Deep Double Edge Punch is incredibly beautiful. The wings on this punch line up perfectly creating a beautiful edge, or a continuous garland with ease.
5 winners will receive
· Punch Around the Page Sets ( )
· Berries & Pinecone Stickers
· Glitter Packs
· Deep Double Edge Punch
· Scandinavian Snowflake compartment boxes
· Scandinavian Snowflake treat boxes
· Candy Caney Cello Treat BagsTo enter just leave a comment below by midnight (central time) on November 28th, & I will pick a winners by random number generator & post them on November 29th. Please leave your e-mail in your comment so I can contact you if you are a winner.
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