Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lulu Powers - Food to Flowers

What a fun book

I got it in the mail last Monday, but it's been such a busy week
I just had time last night to sit down and go through it

I can't wait to try the recipes
Lavender Lemonade
I plan on making it today for my bible study

I get to use my culinary lavender from my

Check out Lulu here

Friday, April 16, 2010

Challenge Dairy Contest

Challenge Dairy is having a contest

Click here to enter

The Grand Prize is a 48 piece collection of Nordicware

I just recently became aware of Nordicware
due to my recent fascination with bundt pans
(I just cannot seem to get off this topic)

I happened upon the Nordicware website recently looking for
a yellow bundt pan for my aunt

I recently received their catalog, and was amazed at all the amazing stuff

So, back to the contest
I have entered - go to this site 
then to View Entries
Find me here under "mayan chocolate cake"
and please vote!

Pretty please???

Save-A-Lot Gift Cards - My First Give-A-Way

About 4 weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet
Chef Tim Love
some local D/FW bloggers
@ Save-A-Lot

in Garland, Texas

Chef Love owns the Lonesome Dove Bistro in Fort Worth
also just happen to beat Morimoto on Iron Chef

He made chili using the ingredients from Save-A-Lot.
Click here for the recipe

The North Texas Food Bank
Dallas Soupmobile were also there.
Save-A-Lot donated a $1000 gift card to the Soupmobile - this will feed 1000 people.
They also donated the ingredients of Chef Love's Chili.  
Read more here

Smockity Frocks captured the experience better than I did

Check it out here

This coupon expires 4/30

Finally, the give-a-way!

These cards are worth $10 each. 
Sorry, I only have 2!

To win, simply comment on this post by Monday, April 19th- 6pm CDT 

I will announce the winner on the morning of Wednesday, April 20th.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sangria "In Your Face" Slushies

Mix in a blender, one bottle of this sangria, 1 can of Bacardi frozen mojito mix, half a lime and some ice.

If you can't find this sangria, buy a bottle a red wine and mix it with fresca, half an orange, half a lemon, and half a lime - blend with ice.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Glee Countdown..

Only a hour and a half to go...

Check this out..

I got quoted on CNN

It's my "1" minute of fame

Bossy's (No) Book Tour Comes to Dallas

This is where we met her..
it's on old church - St John's Methodist
that has been converted into a home
It is fabulous
A perfect place for entertaining
It's for sale
Anyone want to go in with me to buy it?

This is the living area with the big open kitchen
Bossy is talking with some fellow bloggettes

We had fajitas from Matt's Rancho Martinez in Lakewood
They rocked!

Our hostess, Debbie made the best margaritas ever
It was a great evening
I met some great bloggers


Here and There Yoga

4 Suitcases

kid to grown up

There were more, but I did good to remember the couple listed above
If you do not know who Bossy is...

check out her out at ...

i am bossy

Monday, April 12, 2010

Glee Watching Party - Update

I'm modified the BYOT menu
included the recipes for the bake sale

(Build Your Own Taco)
beef, shrimp, & creamy poblano pepper strips

flour tortillas, blue corn taco shells, tostada shells

chopped onion & cabbage slaw

grated cheeses, guacamole, mexican sour cream, and
creamy jalapeno ranch sauce




(from Recipezaar)

(from Food & Wine, 2002)

(from Brown Eyed Baker)

M&M Meringues
(from an old Rosie O'Donnell magazine - 2002)


Hummingbird Cake

A friend first pointed out the Hummingbird Cake
from a recent issue in Food Network Magazine

Then I saw it on this blog  - Paris Pastry 

Loved the updated look with the chips on it, so I decided to make it

I followed this recipe   for the cake 
then I used this recipe to try to recreate Sprinkles Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting
(got this idea from above mentioned friend as well)

I used white chocolate and cinnamon chips for the decoration
I must say, this is a very easy cake to make
and the results are pretty amazing

Cinnamon + Sugar Brioche Toast