Thursday, February 26, 2009
1 coffee mug
4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa
3 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. oil
Small splash of vanilla
3 Tbsp. chocolate chips, optional
Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with a fork. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well. Add chocolate chips, if using. Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes on 1000 watts. Cake will rise over top of mug--do not be alarmed! Allow to cool a little; tip onto a plate if desired. Eat and enjoy!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
For the meatballs
1 lb ground beef
Worcestershire sauce, to taste
3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
oregano, to taste
1 egg, slightly beaten
salt and pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
For the sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons soya sauce
1. For meatballs: Mix all ingredients (minus oil) together. Form into balls. Fry in oil until golden then place on paper towel to drain. Set aside
2. For Sauce: In medium saucepan, fry onion in oil until tender. Add all other sauce ingredients and simmer 20 minutes. Add meatballs and cook 1 hour on medium. Serve and Enjoy!
3. *You can also place browned meatballs and sauce mix into crock pot.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
From her profile:
"I am a graphic designer from SC who has always had the dream of designing my very own line of cards and other paper items. So I am very excited to get this show up and running!"
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
- Pray together for your relationship.
- Prepare your significant other's favorite meal.
- E-mail an unexpected love note.
- Leave love notes around the house.
- Clean yourself up: put some makeup on and get out of those sweats!
- Share in each others interests and hobbies. It's amazing how a little interest can build a relationship!
- Bake heart shaped cookies or cakes throughout the year.
- Always be polite to each other. (a tough one sometimes!)
- Go on dates as frequently as you can.
- Remember to apologize.
- Put the happiness of your significant other ahead of your own happiness.
- Kiss lots!
I'm adding this to Hooked on Fridays because I'm hooked on romance right now!
Chicken and Broccoli Pie
1 1/2 cups broccoli (fresh or frozen)
1 1/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups diced cooked chicken
2/3 cups chopped onion (I omitted for personal preference)
1 1/3 cups milk
3/4 cup Bisquick mix
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a 9 inch pie plate or square pan. Mix broccoli, cheese, cooked chicken and onion in pie plate or pan. Beat milk, eggs, Bisquick, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour on top of chicken mixture. Bake 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Taken from her profile:
"My name is Kristin Love and I am an artist and designer residing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My father was in the Marines so I spent my childhood moving quite a bit, and when I flew the coop at 18, I ended up in Boston at the Massachusetts College of ART. I majored in Illustration and Photography and over the past 25 years I have traveled extensively throughout the United States and a dozen foreign countries capturing the diverse traditions of arts and images through my photos, sketches, and journals to use as inspiration in my own designs. I consider my work a celebration of the eclectic, colorful, and passionate world we all live in, and a joyful salutation to the artist in all of us."
Monday, February 9, 2009
How about some free printable Valentine cards from Oliebollen?
Looking for a cute iron on pillow transfer? This will totally complete your Valentine dreams. From Creature Comforts.
I found this great homemade greeting card at Taylored Expessions. Love it!
Need a Valentine cupcake recipe? Here's one at Cupcakes and Crinoline.
Have you seen anymore great Valentine ideas? I'd love to know in the comments!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Amanda of Faith, Food and Family! Congratulations!
I will be getting in touch with you through email right away.
Next, I would like to draw your attention to a couple of things on my side bar that you may be wondering about. If you've heard of Twitter you'll know that it's the neatest thing for staying in touch with bloggers. I have a button on the side where you can follow me and see what I'm doing each day. I'm Tayabit on Twitter.
Near the bottom of the side bar you'll see a colourful Swagbucks button. It's also the coolest thing. Swagbucks is an online search engine that rewards you for searching online! Something you most likely do everyday! Why not earn points to redeem for giftcards? Swagbucks has all sorts of neat stuff in their store. It's very easy to sign up for. There are no fees, no credit cards required, and no phone number or address requested. Only takes a minute!
These things make my life so much more Delightful! :)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Jello hearts! My Mom use to make these for us when we were younger and they were always a hit.
To make these, all you need is some strawberry jello, a heart shaped cookie cutter and a 9"x13" pan. Prepare the jello according to the package then let set in the pan. After it's set, use the cookie cutter to cut the shapes. Carefully remove them with a spatula. Enjoy!
PS: In my browsing tonight I found this fabulous idea for chocolate dipped pretzels at Make & Takes. Go check it out!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Since Valentine's Day is only a week and a half away, I thought it would be fitting to feature the color red. Especially, how we can use it in decorating.
Red is actually my favorite color so I'm loving all the photos I found! I'll have to post some of my wedding pictures one day as red was my main color! (Along with ivory and chocolate brown)
My favorite way to use the color red is in accessories around my house. Since having an entire room painted in red can be a bit overwhelming, I appreciate smaller amounts of the color for a bit of drama. The following photos show a few ways to use accessories. In my home, I love to change the accessories for the seasons, a much less expensive alternative to replacing furniture or textiles!
Or create an edible centerpiece using strawberries or red apples.
Pillows, pillows, pillows!
Better Homes & Gardens
Or, if you can, how about a red accent chair?
Here's a really neat child's bedroom. Love the wallpaper!