Friday, December 30, 2011

Foodie Friday - Potato Casserole

Found this recipe on Pinterest too...YUMMY!!!
They called them Crack Potatoes and you'll understand when you make them...they are addicting!!!

I used whole red potatoes that I boiled and then sliced.  Then I added a handful of bacon bits (the real kind), about a cup of sour cream, a cup of cheddar cheese about 1/8 C ranch dip mix.  Mix it all up and bake it at 350 for about 40 minutes.  WOW!!  :)  You will like them!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Family is...

Thought this would be a good way to end the year....  Thank you to my blogging Family as well!  I wish you all the best!  Love, success, and happiness filled with lots of laughter!
Here is to a Happy 2012!!
God Bless!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Foodie Friday - 30 minute rolls

WOW!  These rolls are amazing!  And they truly are quick to make.  I have not had a lot of luck with rolls, but I made these for Turkey day and I've made them twice since AND I plan on making them for Christmas.  You've gotta try them!!! If I can do it, you can too!  Thank you Pinterest for helping me find this recipe! 
Enjoy today!

30 Minute Rolls
Printable Recipe
1 C plus 2 Tbsp warm water
1/3 C oil
2 Tbsp yeast
1/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3 1/2 C flour
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In your mixer bowl combine the water, oil, yeast and sugar and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.  Using your dough hook, mix in the salt, egg and flour.  Knead with hook until will incorporated and dough is soft and smooth. (Just a few minutes)
Form dough into 12 balls and then place in a greased 9 x 13 pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes.  Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden brown.
Recipe from Real Mom Kitchen

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Baby it's Cold Outside

Brrr...  it is sure cold out today!  Yuck. 
It's okay....I have had a chance to stay inside with my lovely cricut!! 
I thought I'd make something with a cartridge I just ordered.  It is a winter one that has a collection of images from different cartridges.  Pretty fun!  I added some fun pop paint and sparkle.  I like it!  :) 
Stay warm!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Go Colts

When you live in a town with an NFL team you gotta jump on board...even. when. their. season. stinks.  BAD!!

GO COLTS!!!  :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Road Trip

I had to go on a trip and Mike and the kiddos got to join me for a small stretch of it, but I left this behind for them in the car!  :)  I know they loved it!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Foodie Friday - Bangin' Good Shrimp

WOWZA!!!!  This is some good shrimp!!!!  I found some copy cat recipes for Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp but I didn't have the ingredients for the healthy version so I made my own.
This is what I used.  I may double the sauce mixture next time, though.
1 pound shrimp - cleaned
1/2 pound scallops
4 green onions
1/4 C low calorie ceaser dressing - my grocery sells a "no calorie" ceasar that is actually pretty good.  I used that.  It is with the healthfood stuff.
2 T reduced fat mayo
4 shakes of soy sauce
1 t red pepper flakes
1 T thai red curry paste
Rice Noodles

Saute the seafood in a wok - or have your BF do it, that's what I did while I mixed the  dressing, curry, mayo, soy, and pepper together in a bowl. 
The noodles were really easy, just covered with boiling water ans let them sit for 3 minutes.  They were really long though and I needed to cut them. 
I Once the shrimp was done we added the sauce to coat.  (I used it all - next time I may double!!)
Then put that over rice and topped with cut green onions. 
This was truly enjoyed by all!!!! 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Peace on Earth

Hi Crafty friends!!  I love this silly camel....isn't he cuuuute!!  :)  Mike likes him too and pointed it out so I thought I'd make it my next cut.  I'm glad I did!  Hope your holiday season is enjoyable and that you are taking time for yourself as well! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Magnet Boards

YAY!  A Present project!  I love these kinds of posts! 
I have seen these projects on other blogs so I'm not sure who started it, but I give credit to Green bean at  She has details on here and a link to where she got her sheet metal. 
I actually used that link and got 100 of these myself.  So. Be. Warned!
I thought this would make a cute inexpensive gift and oh, what fun you can have!  Easy Peasy!!!

This is what you start out with...

Metal shingle thing...check
Scrap paper....check
Cricut creation to match scrap paper.....check
Heavy duty hole punch.....check
Heavy duty metal chomper....check (but didn't use it everytime)
Glue or I used my ATG......check
evening to craft....priceless!

Handmade gifts that my friends/family will adore!!!  (I'm sure they will, right?!?!)


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Red Neck Wine Glasses - Happy Birthday, Bro!

I thought this would be an appropriate posting for my brother's bday today!  :) 
He is a little bit of a redneck :)  He doesn't drink and when I found these coke can shaped glasses at the Dollar Store I immediately thought of these!!!  I just took candle sticks (also from $store) and E6000 glue and hooked them up! :)  How fun is that?!?!
Great gift for those hard to buy for men in your life!
Mike loved them and 'needed' a pair for himself!  :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm Glad You Are My Friend!

I am sending this to my bestie in North Dakota.  In the winter time she needs all of the uplifting messages she can get.  So COLD up there and SO much snow.  Blech!!!
Love you, Neaner!!!  xoxox

Saturday, December 10, 2011

SSDS Challenge - Silver and Gold

Hi all! 
It's time for....Another challenge at SSDS!!  :) 
Please Join us and let me know that you did so I can take a peek. 
The theme this week is Holiday and we have a great sponser with really great digital images!!  The challenge is to use silver and gold.  I love her digis and found this really cute wolf that I know will be PERFECT for my brother.  He really likes wolves.  I enjoyed making this pop-up gift card.  I'm sure he'll like it too!  :)
  Have fun!! :) 


Friday, December 9, 2011

Foodie Friday Hot Cocoa!!!

Hi Foodie Friday Friends.... :)
I thought I'd share this Hot Cocoa mix with all of you and also a cute packaging idea for gift giving!  I sent this to my BFF who lives in the bitter cold state of North Dakota!  Boy it gets cold there!  :)
This recipe was given to me by a friend and it makes a BUNCH!!!  Good thing too becasue it is DELICIOUS!!!

Hot Cocoa Mix -
I bought all of the ingredients at Sam's and really don't know what size they are...But
1 container Nesquick
3/4 container powdered creamer (I just dumped the other 1/4)
1/2 package powdered sugar (I think it is 5 or 7 pounds!)

I used an unscented NEW garbage bag to mix everythig in and then clipped a hole in the bag and poured the mix back into the will need more though so be prepared.  My friend said that she used the whole container of creamer, so you could do that too - I know my family likes it chocolately.  This comes out smooth and creamy.  Delish!! :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Colts Koozie!

Hi Y'all!!!
I made some of these last year, but this year I made one for the HOME team!  GO COLTS!!  I know they aren't doing too well this season but oh well!  Gotta support the home team!  I found this cute horseshoe using my gypsy - it's amazing how much I use search to find that I actually own a cartridge that has whatever design I am hunting for!! The downside is that I have no idea which cartridge it is on.  I used a sample piece of turf from Menard's and cut it and hot glued it to make it fit around a bottle. 
 Got the idea from Greenbean last year and made some then too! 
Easy, fun masculine gift!!!!
Have fun,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hoping for a Colts Win

Okay, I'm not a big football fan, but I do love the horse from Create-A-Critter!! :)  So, so cute! 

I made this card for a friend of mine that has season tickets!! :)
 I'm also including pics from the last Colts game we went to....we stopped at The Old Spaghetti Factory....OMG I LOVE that place!!! :) 
Mike loved his salad and he also got the ravioli....he wished he'd gotten the Mizithra cheese was DELICIOUS!!!  :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hanging with my Gnomies

Hi friends!
My daughter has a friend who just turned 14 and she LOVES gnomes!  :)  I just happened to have the perfect cartridge to make her a cute gift!  I think it turned out really cute!
The party was a TON of fun - they went go-carting and Kaity said that it was awesome - she was deamed Road Rage Kaity!  :)  LOL! 

Hope you enjoy, I made the bag, a card (that boings!), and also covered a giant candy bar!  :)


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