Tag Archives: food

top 8 – food-tastic sites of the week

10 Jul
Who doesn’t love food? If by some off chance, you don’t. Please stop reading because this post will probably not appeal to you in the least. Weekly, I search for great recipes, but also basic information about food, spices, cooking methods. My boyfriend and I are always trying to top our last successful meal. Sure, we have our favorites, but usually we make something different 2-3 times a week. I wanted to share some articles, photos and sites I enjoy with you this week.

100 Calories of Veggies

1. Summer fills my head with ideas for new recipes and some awesome veggies to saute. I enjoyed these photos of 100 calories servings of Summer veggies. Take a peek 🙂

Delicious Days

2. Delicious Days was one of Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites. And I find it pretty cool myself. I’m loving the sleek design, but also the detailed posts about a variety of tasty treats. So deliciously described, you can almost taste them through your computer screen. Be sure to check out the favorites as there are some keepers there as well!

Cake Journal

3. I took a cake decorating class with my mom and sister last month and found it’s a pretty fun, but expensive creative outlet. I ran across Cake Journal recently and really love the detailed how-to’s and great recipes. Also, the decorating skills are pretty impressive.

Chocolate & Zucchini

4. Chocolate & Zucchini has been one of my faves for a while. The fun idioms are like a history lesson in cooking. I also enjoy the desktop calendar wallpapers. I hope you enjoy them too!
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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.

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 – Halloween Finds on Etsy!

20 Oct

Halloween + etsy! = making my day, week, month!

Details about these finds:
Paper Cemetery

Vintage Labels

Pumpkin Cat

Pumpkin Portrait

Raven Mask

Spider Phone Case

Tree Masks

Werewolf Cupcakes

top 8 – Links I love this week

11 Oct

1. Five Books helps you become an instant expert. Every day an eminent writer, thinker, commentator, politician, academic chooses five books on their specialist subject. Their knowledge is passed you, read it and buy the books.

2. Autumn has arrived, time for delicious apple pies and tasty root veggies. Get inspired with these Fall Recipes.

3. Ben & Jerry’s Halloween seems to love Halloween almost as much as I do. Check out the goblins and witches on this hauntingly intriguing site.

4. The Oatmeal – Very disappointed I didn’t find this site way earlier. Be advised it contains hilarious, witty and pretty accurate comics about a designer’s workday and general everyday life. So glad I found it 🙂
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top 8 – Fascinating Links of the Week

13 Sep

1. Dribbble is a show and tell for designers. Show others what you’re working on, it just might give you a new perspective. As a designer, I know it’s difficult to step away from your work and critique it properly.

2. Simply Zesty contains lots of great ideas for Social Media, so be sure to peruse through this informative site. The link listed is a post about The Rise Of Social Advertising. Great read with case study examples, which are always great to have.

3. Pimp That Snack is a pretty hilarious website which takes regular-sized snacks and super-sizes them. Just makes me wonder how long it would take to eat the pimped out food!

4. Get Social Jax Even more Social Media! A local guy who can’t wait to meet in person because of the great ideas he has. So check out his blog!
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top 8 – Fascinating Links of the Week

11 Aug

1.Twazzup has a unique layout to give viewers real-time search results of Twitter. This site doesn’t just give you a dull boring stream of tweets containing your keyword. Pictures and influencers (twitter users that tweet the most about a specific subject) are shown as well, making this site fun eye candy!

2.ManageFlitter unfollow inactive, no-good Twitter users who are a waste of time and space while using this beautifully designed site.

3. Kottke, been coming to this blog for years. In-depth posts from a variety of subjects provide ample commentary to entertain and make you think.

4. Oh Joy! is a must for beautifully designed finds. Their Lust Lists keep me coming back for more. If you’re looking for unique house decor, visit this site.
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