Thursday, September 27, 2012

Warming - Treasury Thursday

'warming' by JoyForToes

Baby Crochet Leg Warmer...

Heart-shaped Hand Warme...

The Kilkenny Boot Cuff/...

The Abington Warmer in...

Dainty White Tea Cup an...

Soft Cashmere Fingerles...

Unisex Newborn Fuzzy Br...

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Crochet leg warmers in ...

Knitted Acorn Hat Tan, ...

Steaming Cup of Tea - F...

Vintage Knobler Butter ...

Coffee Cozy Crochet - W...

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Cream Mug Cozy Crochet ...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

$5 'BOO' Decoration - How Tuesday

How to make a $5 "BOO" halloween decoration.

Oh Dollar Tree, how I love thee. We just got a newer, bigger Dollar Tree where I'm at, and it's a crafters dream! I get so inspired walking through, and it's great to know I can experiment and stock up on supplies without breaking my budget. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Salmon Salad - Monday Munchies

2 cups cooked, flaked salmon
4 hard boiled eggs
4 stalks celery, diced
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 cup mayonaise
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper
Dill to taste 

Do you know that you can "hard-bake" eggs? I sure didn't.
I put the eggs on a tinfoil layer (just in case) on top of the salmon, and just cooked them for the same about of time. It ended up being 20 min at 400 degrees, and they were perfectly done! It saved time, energy and myself from using an entire separate pot to boil the eggs.

Feel free to experiment with the "liquid" part of this recipe. I've had really yummy fish salad made with yogurt, olive oil, etc. Whatever you like the taste of best!

This lovely cutting board

So here's the prep part of the recipe:

Combine the celery, onion, mayo, and lemon juice. Chop the hard boiled eggs and add to the mix.

Flake the cooked salmon, add to the egg mixture, and season with the salt, pepper, and dill.

There you have it! I split the finished product and ate some with crackers. The other portion I mixed with baby spinach for a yummy salad. Such a nice, flavorful break from tuna salad sandwiches!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Blackberry Jam Crostata - Monday Munchies


3 cups of flour
10oz jar of spreadable fruit or marmalade (I used my Aunt's homemade blackberry jam - unbeatable!)
1 cup honey
3/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
Citrus zest (I used the zest from 1 whole lemon)

Bake 20 min @ 350 deg.