Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Funny.

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SO totally true!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pinterest Food Find Sweet Potato Turkey Sausage Egg Bake

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Yes, the description is a mouthful but this really was SO tasty!!  My 14 year old who does NOT like Sweet Potatoes scarfed this up QUICK!!

Photo and recipe credit: The Real Food Dietitans
SWEET POTATO TURKEY SAUSAGE EGG BAKE
 

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This egg bake combines a blend of ingredients that creates a perfect sweet and savory dish. The sweet potatoes bring out a little sweetness while the turkey sausage creates the savory flavor. This egg bake is a satisfying breakfast option because it provides an adequate source of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.It's a delicious way to start the day and re-heats nicely so great for enjoying as leftovers.
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Recipe type: Breakfast | Eggs | Whole30 | Paleo
Serves: 4 servings
INGREDIENTS
  • ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed (~2 cups cubed)
  • ½ lb. turkey sausage such; could also sub 4-6 strips of bacon or 1 cup cubed ham
  • ½ small red onion, chopped or sliced (1/3 cup)
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped or sliced  (½ cup)
  • 3-4 cups spinach leaves
  • 7 whole eggs
  • Sea salt & pepper
  • Avocado, sliced (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9x9-inch round or square glass dish with coconut oil or organic cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saute pan, heat coconut oil on medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add sweet potato cubes. Dash with sea salt. Cover and let cook for about 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally. Add water if needed for moisture.
  3. Meanwhile, in another saute pan on medium high heat, begin to brown turkey sausage.
  4. Brown for 4-5 minutes and then add chopped onions and red bell pepper.
  5. Continue to cook for 2-3 minute or until peppers are soft and onions are translucent. Add spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, crack the eggs, add a dash of sea salt and pepper and whisk.
  7. In the 9x9-inch dish. Layer the cooked sweet potatoes, then the turkey sausage and vegetable mixture and then pour the eggs evenly over all.
  8. Bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes or until center is firm.
  9. Remove from oven, let set for 5 minutes.
  10. Serve with sliced avocado if desired.

**To make turkey sausage. Brown 1 lb. of ground turkey. Add 1 tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp. fennel, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, a pinch of cayenne, ½ tsp. sea salt and ¼ tsp. black pepper.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size: ¼ of recipe Calories: 330 Fat: 18 g Carbohydrates: 16 g Sugar: 4 g Sodium: 480 Fiber: 3 g Protein: 24 g

Monday, July 3, 2017

July Kudos!

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I'm honestly SO excited about the July Kudos-it's a FANTASTIC deal of the month!

6 different shades of of Pigment Powders (28 shades to choose from)
AND 
a Liner/Shader Brush for $59!!

let me break that down normally these shadows are $12.50 a piece and the brush is $18; value is $93. With this deal each shadow is $7.94 and the brush is $11.34-CRAZY good savings!!
Come visit me at www.glosscolorsparkle.com to purchase!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Funny.

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I watched this at least 5 times-CRACKS me up every time!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

beautiful.

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I loved using the large pattern flower paper for the background of this layout.  This was from my girl's senior prom.  We took the pictures in a large beautiful park-there were TONS of kids there getting their pictures taken.  We took advantage of the opportunity and took several pictures with her friends that were in different groups.  These two have been friends for quiet a while and was such a treat for me to see all the kids dressed up and looking GORGEOUS!
I used the Sunshine Days kit to create this layout-love how the gold just fits right in!  Here are a few closeups:




Monday, June 26, 2017

hello sunshine.

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What a wonderful trip this was about 5 years ago-I was so glad to FINALLY find something to scrap it with! ;) . 
I wanted to focused on the Crate Paper Oasis Ephemera included in the Scrapbook Circle Sunshine Days kit for my embellishements-here are some close ups:

 I also used the Happy Life add on- seriously LOVE the buttons!  Thanks for the visit today!!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pinterest food find. Banana Bread

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Picture and photo credit:Mom to Mom nutrition
Banana Bread Muffins

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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12-14 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter [1/2 cup] --*I subbed half greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350. Spray muffin tin pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed banana. Then add banana mixture to flour mixture and stir until combined.
  3. Fill muffin tins with batter [almost to the top]. Bake for 20 minute

Monday, June 19, 2017

happy.

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For this layout I wanted to use SEVERAL strips of paper on my layout-I decided to cut the papers in different widths, super happy with the results:

Here are a few closeups:
For this layout I used the Sunshine Days and Happy Life add on.  Thanks for the visit today-hope I inspired you! ;)


Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

are you summer ready?

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Are you wanting to give yourself a little color?  Who is ready for a summer glow?! 3️⃣ choices
1️⃣ tanning spray 
2️⃣ tanning lotion 
3️⃣ body bronzer (3 shades, washes off with soap & water)
Which is your favorite or would you choose?!
BRONZER pictured! ;) (and I borrowed these legs?) . This stuff is AMAZING!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pinterest food find. Ranch Dressing.

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This was SO good!  EASY quick and ready to eat right away!
*For my dairy base I used greek yogurt and mayo.
picture and recipe from Listotic.com

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

when waiting.

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what do you do when you are waiting to be seated at a restaurant?  Crazy selfies of course!
My challenge for this layout was to use everyday photos-well, I found these beauties in there of my kids and I "patiently" waiting for our table at our favorite restaurant.

some closeups:
 I used the June kit Sunshine days from Scrapbook Circle.

Thanks for the visit today!!



Monday, June 12, 2017

Makeup Monday

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Today I kept it simple:

💜foundation in Velour
💜3d lashes
💜Proper pencil liner
💜Beachfront Bronzer on eyes and cheeks
💜Brow Palette in Brunette
💜Pressed blusher in Sweet
💜Behold setting powder
💜Lips: Prudent lip liner & Hottie lip plumper
Time to apply: 10 minutes

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pinterest Food Find-Fish & Chips AND Tartar sauce

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I honesty LOVE Fish & Chips and I was really craving it the other day and I stumbled on this recipe, the only ingredient that I had to run to the store for was brown rice flour-SO yummy especially with homemade tartar sauce (not a huge fan of sweet pickles but this was DELICIOUS!)

Picture and Recipe from: Food Network

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Directions


Heat 3-inches of the oil in a deep fryer to 325 degrees F. Alternately, heat 3-inches of oil in a deep pot. (I fried mine on the stove top because I don't own a deep fryer)
Peel the potatoes and cut them into chips, about the size of your index finger. Put the potatoes in the oil. Fry the chips for 2 to 3 minutes; they should not be crisp or fully cooked at this point. Remove the chips with a spider strainer or slotted spoon, to a paper towel-lined platter to drain.
Crank the oil temperature up to 375 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and egg. Pour in the soda water and whisk to a smooth batter. Spread the rice flour on a plate. Dredge the fish pieces in the rice flour and then dip them into the batter, letting the excess drip off.
Put the chips in the bottom of the fryer basket and carefully submerge in the hot oil. Carefully wave the battered fish into the bubbling oil before dropping them in on top of the chips. Fry the fish and chips for 4 to 5 minutes until crispy and brown. Remove the basket and drain the fish and chips on paper towels; season lightly with salt. Serve wrapped in a newspaper cone with malt vinegar and/or tartar 
Tartar Sauce:
recipe and picture from: Natasha's kitchen

Ingredients for Tartar Sauce:

1 cup real Mayonnaise
1 cup finely chopped pickles
1 Tbsp dill (fresh or frozen), OR 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion is good too, but optional
Instructions:
Combine everything and stir!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pinterest Food Finds. Machaca Beef

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Oh my DELICIOUS we just ate this at my mom's house and it is SO good!!
photo and recipe credit: Kitchen Gidget
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 ½ to 3 pounds boneless rump or chuck roast, cut into 1-pound chunks
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, plus 1 tablespoon of sauce
  • 1 large onion, diced
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Season beef with cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker. Add tomatoes, beef stock, garlic, chipotles, adobo sauce and onion. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, until meat is tender and falls apart.
  2. Remove meat from slow cooker; reserve a cup of liquid. Strain out the tomatoes, chiles and onions and use as a “salsa” topping later, if desired. Shred the beef and moisten with reserved liquid if needed. Serve beef.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

You are AMAZING!

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If you haven't heard it today:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

homecoming.

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 I had SO much fun taking the pictures for this group of guys and their dates-I LOVED capturing the flowers that they wore with the paper I used for the background, I used the Take Note kit from Scrapbook Circle-LOVE this kit!!
A few of the closeups of this page:
 Thanks for the visit!


Friday, May 26, 2017

10 fun Facts-Friday Funny.

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Because life is to short not to have a GREAT laugh!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What we ate Wednesday-Beef Stew

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This recipe is such a crowd pleaser-my boys LOVE this and get really excited.  I usually buy my meat already cut up for stew at the grocery store, Sam's Club or Costco.  This makes it easier to trim off any fat.  And being the frugal person I am I will buy it when it's marked down and if I don't use it right away throw it in the freezer! ;)
  • BEEF STEW:
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound beef stew meat, visible fat removed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups homemade beef stock or canned unsalted chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 medium red potatoes (about 1 pound) cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 2 large carrots, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • For thickening:
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup stock
Instructions:
  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown the meat on one side for 5 minutes without turning over. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  2. Turn meat, add 1 tsp. oil & brown another 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Do not crowd the meat. Brown in two batches if necessary.
  3. With all the meat browned and in the pan, reduce heat to medium. Add onion & garlic. Cook and stir 2-3 minutes until onion is browned.
  4. Add stock (enough to cover the meat), salt, thyme & bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cover & simmer for 2 hours, checking occasionally.
  5. After 2 hours, stir in potatoes, carrots & celery and bring to a boil. Cover & simmer 10-15 minutes until vegetables are done.
  6. Combine flour with 1/4 cup stock or water, whisking until there are no lumps. Stir into stew and cook 5 more minutes until thickened.