Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June Tags

I take the Tim Holtz tag class every month at Whole Lotta Scrap where we get to make three Tim Holtz style tags, didn't actually get to attend the class this month because I had to go to real school but Vickie made up a kit for me and I made them at home. And these are the final products.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Not your ordinary hot dog

Luke and his brother, Mike, and sister-in-law, Shelley, decided we needed to get together and get creative with some hot dogs and each come up with six outside the box hot dogs. And this is what we came up with. We had a great time whipping these up and even more fun eating them.

The "Enfuego" Dog, a.k.a. the Jalapeno Popper Dog, by Luke and myself

This one was one of my favorites, I LOVE jalapenos!

I forgot the name of this one but it had smoked cheddar, grilled onions, and spicy sweet mustard, quite delicious, by Mike and Shelley

The "Eggs Benedict" Dog, by Luke and myself

Before the Hollandaise sauce:

Spreading the yolk out to share the love:


With the Hollandaise sauce:

The Mike Dog, by Mike and Shelley.

Dill pickle, peppers, stone ground mustard, sweet relish, relished onions, and celery salt

The "Hillbilly Dog": Barbeque pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and next time pork cracklins, by Luke and myself.

The "Blue Cheese" Dog by Mike and Shelley

This one was totally my favorite, why people haven't put blue cheese onto a hot dog before is beyond me because its fantastic

The "Cajun" Dog, by Luke and myself

We learned that fish and hot dogs don't really go so well together, but the Cajun flavors definitely do

The "Frito Chili Dog" by Mike and Shelley

The "Philly Cheesesteak Dog" by Luke and myself

Sweet success on this one, Philly cheesesteak is sooooo good

And last but not least the "Ceasar" dog by Mike and Shelley

And Luke and I feeling extremely tired and full after all that excitement and all that food!

Lemon Berry Bonanza!

So on one of my many many hours spent on pinterest I saw a picture of a beautiful lemon cupcake with a berry buttercream frosting and immediately knew I had to have it. So I found the recipe and got to work. The recipe I found was for a lemon poundcake cupcake, which was quite tasty, but it was just too heavy for a cupcake. And coincidentally when making the icing I had a bit of a flub and used about 3 times more berry compote than was necessary to make the buttercream frosting, so I ended up with 3 times more icing than was necessary to frost the cupcakes. So with improvements on my mind and hoards of extra frosting in the fridge I decided to make my grandmother's lemon cake, which is much lighter and ever so tasty, and frost it with the leftover berry frosting, SWEET SUCCESS. Oh my it is absolutely delicious! Extra moist light cake with superb berry frosting that I want to frost EVERYTHING with now because it is so good. It has a homemade taste and its absolutely beautiful and so easy to make. So here are the results of my adventures...

The cupcakes:

And the cake:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Jewelry and Vegetables

Pretty slow week as far as crafts and cooking go but I did manage to find a little time to throw together a couple of necklaces. Four more days and my first summer class will be over and I'll be able to have a little more fun!

Also, a lady that Luke works with gave us some beef eater tomato seedlings, some pepper plant seedlings, and a bean plant of some kind that I have been nurturing indoors and now I've decided they're ready to face the big bad outdoors of summer in Oklahoma! I can't wait to see how they do, garden vegetables are the best!

Tomato plants: