Monday, April 30, 2012

sweet potato veggie burger

I was nervous about this dinner.  The mister was extra nervous.
There were some interesting flavor combinations but it turned out pretty tasty!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

bread of the Irish

I made this Irish soda bread for St Patty's day.  It was delicious, easy and quick.
You may find it fun to know that in Irish soda bread, there is no yeast... instead, buttermilk.
now wasn't that fun, easy, quick and delicious?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

rainbow cake!

I have been wanting to make one of these for quite a while.  I've seen many different versions on Pinterest and all recipes.  I was excited to try it out for my sister-in-law's birthday.

it was the perfect crowd... no one knew what was underneath that white icing.
when out came a rainbow, there was a lot of oohs and aahs.  It made me feel so happy and excited!

beautiful and delicious!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DIY felt/fabric hair clip

what you need:
felt, fabric, button, barrette or clip, hot glue, pinking shears

cut two squares of felt with pinking shears (I fold the felt in half to cut), then cut one square of fabric slightly smaller.

hot glue the two pieces of felt together and then the fabric on top

hot glue button on top of fabric... I hope you haven't burnt yourself yet!!

hot glue fabric to barrette.

you did it!

I wore this to a St Patty's Day party.  People loved it.

Monday, April 23, 2012

crustless quiche

quiche is great because its kinda hard to screw up.  you can just throw whatever you like inside and it's a fancy little meal.  pretty inexpensive as well.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

oscar loves bottled water.

"I'm irresistible.  Now stop taking pictures.  It's nap time."

He talks to me like that all the time.

chocolate crinkle cookies... and a boot!

I'm competitive.  Like crazy insane competitive. I try to keep it under control, but sometimes it just eats me alive.  One reason why I cook is for the love that people give that comes along with it.  So when I go to a party and someone else has brought something tastier than my dish, I get less love.

My friends had a little get together a couple of months ago and this tramp (not really, she was super nice) brought these sexy good chocolate crinkle cookies, which totally trumped my... I don't even remember what I made!  ha!  But I remembered the cookies.
so I looked up a recipe on Pinterest.

they were just as I remembered.

In other news, I developed a stress fracture last night.  ugh.
It is located in the 4th metatarsal of my right foot and I can hardly put any pressure.
I was really hitting my running stride!

okay now let's take another look at those beautiful cookies.

mm, mm, mm.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

flower belt

the sister-in-law asked if I would make belts for the girls' Easter dresses.  I waited around til the last minute, but I got them done.
no sew... just hot glue and fabric.

my sweet niece posing for me at breakfast.
she did a great job of not spilling!
And my sister-in-law did a great job making the rest of the dress... she should blog about these things.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

polka dot nails!

somebody got fancy with their fingernails!

this girl.

"How did you make those dots?" you ask.
I put a straight pin in a pencil eraser, then dipped it in the polish.

Monday, April 16, 2012

veggie sloppy joes!

the mister requested sloppy joes for dinner so I scoured Pinterest and found this recipe

loaded with lentils and random spices.

I made 'em extra sloppy for ya!

I thought they were tasty, but he was dissatisfied so the next day we had veggie crumbles in canned sloppy joe sauce.  Then he was happy.  That's the important part, right?