Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I got the recipe for this from here:
but I changed a few things, so here is what I did:
Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Zucchini
12 ounces pork sausage and hamburger mixed
1 large zucchini
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded Colby cheese
2 cups cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch garlic powder
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes (I didn't have tomatoes, but we put salsa on top. I will make with tomatoes when they are ready in the garden)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a baking dish (size is dependent on the size of your zucchini).
Place crumbled sausage and hamburger in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
Partially cook zucchini in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove from the microwave and let cool for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine eggs, Colby cheese, cottage cheese, Italian blend cheese, onion, salt and pepper.
Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and rinse. Place both halves in prepared baking dish and sprinkle with garlic powder. Layer the sausage, tomatoes and cheese mixture in each half.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
This is Strawberry and Mango Salsa. This recipe is so easy and you can see it here on Nichole's blog. I made it like she said and we ate it on ice cream. With the hot temps we've been having it was so yummy and refreshing. I had bought several mangoes when they were on sale last week to make this recipe for Strawberry Mango Slush that Anna had on her blog (didn't get a picture taken). So we had plenty when I saw this a day or two later on Nichole's. I didn't have an ice cream maker for the slush, so just used our blender. We added some mangoes and strawberry's and ice to the blender as well as the juices. It too was very refreshing and yummy and the boys were asking for more. Thank you Nichole and Anna for sharing your yummy recipes that will now be family favorites!!
Here is the last recipe to share. I am a hoarder of recipes! I see recipes I like and put them in a file folder. Then eventually I get them made and they either go in the trash or the recipe box. Here is a recipe I took out of Taste of Home in 1997 and just got around to making it!! We have been missing out!! Before I post it I want to share a tip that we do here. We buy lots of bananas when they are on sale and in the summer it is hard to get them eaten before they get too ripe. I can't eat a banana that shows ANY brown on the skin, but the boys can. When they are starting to get brown, I put them in the freezer in their skins. Then when we want muffins, cookies, bread, etc, I take out however many bananas are needed and I let them thaw in a stainer. This way the "juice" drains. All you have to do is cut the top and the banana squeezes right out. The skins will be black, but the flesh is still "banana" colored. You can also slice the bananas frozen for a summer treat.
Okay, on to a VERY delicious banana muffin!!
Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (I used 3 bananas)
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
(semisweet chocolate chunks are yummy too)
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, combine bananas, oil and egg; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done.
Stamps: Seeing Spots
Ink: Basic Black, Cranberry Crisp (I stamped off once and it matched the paper pretty good. I don't have any of the new In Color ink pads)
Cardstock/paper: Basic Black, white, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Cutie Pie patterned paper
Other: sanding block, scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, brad
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
There was some masking done to make it look like the boy was in front of the bench.
The "grass" is made with the bat. I just inked the center part of the bat and then stamped over and over (reinking each time) at slighty different angles till I got it as full looking as I wanted. To me the boy looks like he has a wistful look on his face, and he is trying hard to keep smiling as he is waiting for the Coach to put him in the game and the grass is growing all around him. (this could be me-if it were a girl-cuz the coach wouldn't have wanted to put me in esp if it was a close game LOL!!)
To make the sky, I tore a piece of computer paper in a cloud shape and then sponged lightly blue over and over to give the look of clouds. After doing the grass there was just too much white.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The flowers remind me of Shasta Daisies. I made a pocket card for a seed pkt of flowers. This would be a fun card to send to a gardening friend.
The tab on the seed packet is made with SU's tab punch.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I am finally getting the images I colored way back in May made into cards!
I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder again for this. Right now, I think it's my favorite design. Ü If you missed the post yesterday, just click on the Embellish It Online banner on the right and it will take you to the EIO store. You can then click on "Cuttlebug" and it will bring up a couple of pages of Cuttlebug items. The swiss dots is on the first page.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Over at EIO, Mothermark (Cindy) is posting a Teapot Inspiration Challenge on Tuesday's. You all are invited to come and play. She has some of the COOLEST teapots!! Here is her teapot:
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
I won't even be able to know right away who won, because Aaron has a Bible School program tonite, so will be away when they announce the winner. I will definitely be checking in as soon as I get home. Ü I will post the other two cards I made Saturday and Sunday.
Now I need to go work on my Storage Units, Ink & More sneak peek for August (July 28) and my EIO items that will go live the first week of August. Stay tuned and I will let you know when and where you can view the fun new stuff I'm working on! After CHA, I will post the items I made for SUINK & More for CHA.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
I did mine different in that I cut my pages 3 5/8” x 7 ¼” and folded in half to make a 3 5/8” square. I corner rounded the folded edges and added double stick tape to each side of the score lines on the spine so that the spine didn’t show on the back side of a page. Otherwise, I pretty much followed her instructions. “My Little Garden Journal” was computer generated using the font “Sunnydale”. The sentiment in the flower is from All Things Grow by Storage Units, Ink & More. The peach, green and aqua cardstock is Core’dinations and the patterned paper is DCWV.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The card fits into a regular envy like you would mail a bill in and it is 3.50" x 6.25" when folded. The circles are 1/2".
Rose are you peeking?????
I belong to a yahoo group that has weekly challenges. I can't always do them, but had a chance to do this one. The challenges vary, sometimes they may be color, sketch, stamp set, theme, etc. This one was to make a card inspired by this cake:
And here is the card I made