Monday, July 11, 2016

Parker's Baby Book

 I made this Baby calendar for a baby boy and I went with a critter theme. The October page is an owl pumpkin, it has a tag with it that reads Happy H-owl-oween. For the Christmas page I made a page but I also put some on the calendar page also. I love the penguins!












Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Low Carb Pizza

I want pizza without the crust and this recipe is pretty darn good. I got this recipe at Ripped Recipes and made changes, I think people make recipes harder than they should be, so that is my goal in life to simplify recipes and makes sure they still taste good. I put sausage and bacon on top of mine and it was good but I would like to try chicken, bacon and Alfredo sauce.

Low Carb Pizza

2 oz of cream cheese (room temp)
1 egg
1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup of shredded Italian 6 cheese shredded
Marinara sauce
toppings

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Spray a 9" baking dish with oil spray.
I put the cream cheese in the microwave for about 5 seconds to make it soft, add Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup of Italian cheese and egg. Spread into pan and bake for 15 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes.
Add sauce and 1/2 cup of Italian cheese. Add any topping you would like.
Bake for 15 more minutes, let cool for at least 10 minutes or it will be a mushy mess.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Stork

 I needed a stork for Amy's baby shower, so I made one out of cardboard. They were throwing away a big box at work so I grabbed it, they don't ask me why I need things any more. Hubby sprayed the bodies white, not to thick so he looks antique. I dabbed the burnt orange on and then I inked the edges. He is two sided with a wooden dowel hot glued straight up the middle. The wooden dowel sits in a 6" piece of PVC that was anchored into plaster. You can do anything with cardboard!


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Amy's Baby Shower

 We had Amy's baby shower this weekend and I was in charge of the party favors, sign in sheet and a corsage. I looked up some ideas on Pinterest and that gave me some good ideas. The first item is the party favors, it is a tea candle wrapped in tulle and a note attached, "Burn this candle on the night, when the stork has made it's flight, say a prayer to celebrate, baby Segrest arrival date". The second item is a sign in sheet, since they don't want to know the sex of the baby, I decided to make it look like a frog onesie with a touch of ribbon at the legs. The last photo is her corsage, I cut a 2" circle out of cardboard and hot glued 6" ribbons down the bottom, then I cut 4" pieces of ribbon and hot glue one side, fold and hot glue again. A big button in the center with "Mommy to be" hot glued in.
What a great party! 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Handouts


I made these little handouts for some of the girls I teach, it has a shimmering lip gloss attached to it. I think they are so precious!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Crab and Lobster Salad

This is my lunch today, Good Friday (no meat) but lots of flavor. Right at the end of lent they closed down the Long John Silver seafood place so I am on my own. I got this recipe from a girl at work and I think you could do it so many ways.


Crab and Lobster Salad

8 oz pkg of imitation crab
8 oz pkg of imitation lobster
1 red onion finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 large tablespoons of Kraft light salad dressing
3 stalk of celery

Chop up the crab, lobster, celery and onion into tiny pieces, add mayo, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

I didn't have a red onion so I used a white, also I only used one stalk of celery because I am thinking of using a celery sick to put the salad on.

You could use shrimp and maybe have this on bread or a bib of lettuce.
I think a sprinkle of dry ranch dip mix would be good to.... yum


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Breakfast Bowl

I got this recipe from Trisha Yearwood, she called it Garth's Breakfast Bowl and it is delicious. I did change up the recipe a little, so look hers up and make it the way you would like it. 

Breakfast Bowl

2 tablespoons of butter
16 oz bag of hash browns
1 lb of Po Boys medium pork sausage
1 lb of bacon
2 or more cups of cheddar cheese
12 eggs

I placed half of the bacon on a foil lined cookie sheet and placed it in a 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until it was browned. I took the bacon off the cookie sheet and drained the bacon fat into a foil cupcake liner, I will freeze the fat for a later use. I placed the rest of the bacon on the cookie sheet and repeated the process. While the bacon was baking, I melted the butter in a cast iron skillet and added hash browns and cooked them until they were browned. Trisha used the tater tot crowns (see the photo). I poured the hash browns into a crock pot and tossed some cheese on top of it and set it to warm. Next I cooked the sausage until browned, I drained off most of the fat and then poured it over the hash browns, more cheese. I scrambled the eggs and poured it over the sausage, more cheese. I cut the bacon into bite size pieces and added that to the crock pot and added more cheese. Really I think I used way more than 2 cups of cheese but it was soooooo good. Trisha uses tortellini in her recipe (see photo) but I wanted to cut some of the calories..... just kidding, by looking at her photo I don't think she used enough cheese!

I will use an onion with the hash browns next time I make this recipe.
I might try the tater tot crowns but I will bake them, because it makes it easier.
I topped my portion with pico-de-gallo but I think gravy would taste good too, the possibilities are endless.