Crabby Quiche & Cheesy Potatoes

11 Jun

A couple of recipes we (my boyfriend and I) made this past week were Crab Quiche and Gouda Bacon Potatoes. Both recipes were delicious and I very much recommend them. For the quiche, I didn’t use the recommended pie crust. I’ve been using crescent rolls from Pillsbury and lining the pie pan this way. No need to pre-bake the crust just add all of the ingredients on top. Then, bake.

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top 8 – Typography, a bringer of atmosphere..

21 Apr

Great typography is like a hot fudge sundae on a gorgeous Florida day. These eight examples are some of my faves this week. I’m definitely one of those designers who can never have too many fonts 🙂

top 8 – Get inspired with Art!

19 Apr

A collection of great Art which continues to inspire me. I hope you find inspiration in it too!

top 8 – Sites that rock this week…

16 Apr

Hello Monday


1. Hello Monday is a creative agency and their website is creative as well! Their work is brilliantly beautiful..just check’em out for yourself.

31 Days to a Healthier You

31 Days to a Healthier You


2. While doing research, I ran across this article on Family Circle, 31 day to a healthier you. Usually the suggestions are rubbish with a dash of ridiculous mixed in, but I actually found this one useful.

Invitation website

Minted


3. As a designer, I’m a sucker for unique invitations. So when a friend mentioned Minted, I made a point of checking it out this week. And… I love it! An eclectic selection of numerous invites with fresh designs will keep me coming back for more.

Broken Secrets


4. Broken Secrets isn’t a gossip site, but it does reveal some interesting secrets such as why aluminum foil is shiny on one side and even Disney movie secrets. Its a good read to feed your curiosity.
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Get it at The Station…

31 Mar

A kick-butt video genius, friend of mine, Eric Peck and his partner in video, Kevin Labrecque asked for some logo design assistance for their new business venture, The Station. I love the concept, which is an old school gas station, early auto feel. After receiving a few mood photos, I sent my first concepts Kevin and Eric’s way.

First Design Concept

After a few color changes and additions, the final logo emerged. Let me know what you think and if you are looking for awesome video creation, give them a call.

The Station - Final Logo

A whole stick of butta! Not really, but still a great Paula Deen recipe!

29 Mar

Shrimp & Wild Rice Casserole is simply Ahhh-mazing! So tasty and easy, makes this a perfect dish to throw together after a busy evening. I even had a friend comment its the best thing I’ve made for him…a great compliment coming for someone who makes the best Turkey Tetrazzini I’ve ever had.

Ingredients:
1 (8oz.) pack of Wild Rice (We used the 90 sec, store brand)
1 lb shrimp
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 (10 3/4oz.) cream of mushroom soup
2 c. sharp Cheddar, shredded
salt & pepper

Directions:
1. Cook rice according to package minus 1/4 c. of water. Drain and cool. (The brand we used didn’t require adding water, simply microwaving for 90 seconds.)

2. Bring 2 c. of water and 1/2 Tbsp of salt to boil in a medium sauce pan and cook shrimp for 1 minute. Drain immediately and set aside.

3. Heat butter in pan and saute pepper and onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Heat oven to 325°.

4. In a large bowl, combine rice, soup, 1 1/2 c. of cheese, shrimp and veggies. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

5. Spray 9″ square pan, add mixture and top with remaining cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Courtesy of Paula Deen.

top 8 – sites that made my week!

24 Mar

Inspiralist


1. I’m always looking for inspiring websites and the Inspiralist is like a triple chocolate fudge iced cake! Described as directory of creative sources, I love the visuals, but hope the site can expand very quickly. Bonus: Inspirations are sorted by design elements, resources, color, type, etc.

National Geographic's Daily Dozen


2. Who doesn’t love National Geographic? The Daily Dozen a is selection of twelve photos published monthly in their magazine. Grab a little world perspective.

Blackbird Pie


3. Twitter Media developed Blackbird Pie, a professional way to capture specific tweets for blog posts or websites. Please note you’ll need a tweet url, not the whole Twitter account for an isolated screen shot. You’ll be given the html code once you bake it.

Chris Brogan Social Media Etiquette


4. Huge fan of Chris Brogan and The Insider’s Guide to Social Media Etiquette. He touches upon appearance, friending, conversation, disclosure, promoting, content production and how sharing is caring. Simple do’s and don’ts of the Social Media world all in on place for easy reference.
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