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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.

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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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.

Kitschy Quiche: Oh so yummy & simple!

22 Mar

Recipe variety makes my week! I’ve been meaning to blog a little about the great ones my boyfriend, Nick and I have come across, but .. time kind of flew by. We both really enjoy cooking and take turns being the head chef for the night. Simple and yummy are pretty much our favorite requirements for recipe selection. Let me know if you try this one!

cooking

Zucchini Quiche

Ingredients:
4 c. zucchini, sliced, (Variation: mix of squash & zucchini)
1 c. onions, chopped
1/2 c. butter
2 eggs, well beaten
8 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
8 oz. can of crescent rolls
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
(We added some minced garlic to the veggie mix while in the skillet.)

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 375°. Cook zucchini and onion in butter til tender in skillet. Stir in spices.

2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, blend eggs and cheese. Add veggie mixture when tender.

3. Place crescent rolls in ungreased pie dish, pinching seams together. Spread mustard over crescent rolls. Pour mixture evenly. Bake for 20 mins, let stand for 10 mins.

top 8 – Sites that sparked interest this week

6 Mar

Bizzy recommends...

Bizzy


1. Bizzy is a place I can get lost in. This site assists in recommendations based on your favorite restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Easy to use interface and connectability to Facebook makes inputting your favorites addicting.

Mint Data

Mint Data


2. I know Mint isn’t a new site, but have you check out the trends in your location with Mint Data? I was very curious to see on average Jacksonvillians spend $110 on purchases and Five Guys is one of the most frequented restaurants. Even if you aren’t data junkie like me, you may be interested in other areas when traveling.

Fast Flip

Fast Flip from Google Labs


3. Most of us are constantly looking for some free time, Google Labs is here to help with Fast Flip. A visual overview of headlines, popular news stories and even topic news overviews helps get you news quickly while keeping it interesting.

Zeer

Zeer


4. Zeer helps you find nutritional information on packaged products. With an extensive database, it’s easy to find gluten information as well as ingredients.

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top 8 – links to explore this week

26 Jan

Wordmark.it

Wordmark.it


1. Wordmark.it helps you decided on a font choice. If you’ve ever wanted to compare typefaces side-by-side, this is the website for you! Easy to use and the possibilities are based on the fonts already on your computer. Happy hunting!

Sparked.com

Sparked.com


2. Sparked is a fantastic idea for non-profits and creative people who have a little bit of free time to join forces. Simply select your interests and your skills, then you are given challenges to complete for non-profits. Brilliant!

Parliament of Owls Design

Parliament of Owls Design


3. Parliament of Owls Design, not only to I lovingly admire their name, I also really dig their designs. Based in Brooklyn, they describe their designs as “old-school with a modern twist, stunningly crafted and surprisingly insightful.” I tend to agree with them. Follow them on Twitter!

Absurd Overheard

Absurd Overheard


4. Absurd Overheard is pure genius! I wish I would have thought of this one myself, but I definitely don’t have the mad skills that CMYKaren has. Karen illustrates absurd comments and tweets into some great art. I absolutely love her work and this idea!
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