Friday, March 26, 2010

Gevalia Coffee

Ok- I love general foods international coffees. I use to get ads in magazines and send a dollar to try them. Oh it was heaven. Now Folgers has gourmet coffees that are heavenly.
Well, for a good deal go to: pick the three you would like. It only costs three dollars for three flavors now thats a bargain.

Here are some recipes

Irish Coffee

1 cup of strong black coffee
1 tsp of sugar
1 shot of whisky
1 small carton of double cream

Poor coffee into a wine glass until just over half full.
Stir in sugar until disolved.
Mix in whisky.
Place a teaspoon upside down just above the coffee and slow poor the cream onto the spoon. The cream should then float on top of the coffee, making a lay about half an inch thick or so.
Cappuccino Royale

1/2 cup of half and half
1/2 cup of espresso
2 tbsp Brandy
2 tbsp Dark Creme de Cacao
2 tbsp White Rum

Whisk the half and half in a small saucepan on high until it starts to froth.
Split espresso into two cups.
Divide the Brandy and Creme de Cacao into each cup.
Pour the half and half into each cup.
Sweeten with sugar.
Iced Coffee

1 pot of fresh brewed coffee
Ice cubes

Brew the coffee. Add sugar if you prefer.
Pour coffee into a carafe, leave to cool for an hour and then cool in a refrigerator for another two hours.
Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, then coffee and add milk to taste.
Stir and serve.
These two recipes are merely to give you ideas on creative ways in which to use coffee. Only your imagination can hold you back.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

1 egg white
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 dash vanilla extract
4 cups pecans (1 lb.)

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
Beat egg white until stiff. Add brown sugar and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
Mix in pecans and stir until coated. Pour the nuts onto the prepared cookie
sheet. Bake until browned, 15-20 minutes. Let cool! Use in salads, put back in container for snacking on.

Monday, March 22, 2010

My 5 Year old makes her own necklace

This is so cute, I let her sister make a necklace yesterday. And she wanted to make one too. So I told her I would help her tomorrow when everyone is in school. Sure enough she asked and wanted to do it hersself. She picked her own pattern and used a real needle. Too cute!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Shoes!

Have you guys heard of skechers fitness footwear? Well, My cousin on facebook said she wanted a pair. I never heard of them. But was curious! So, I googled them and thought they looked like cute shoes. Lots of styles to pick from. So, saturday my Husband & I decided to go shoe shopping. We both bought a pair. They do feel different. And there was like three others in the check out buying them. Shelves were pratically bare. I'm surprised we found some our size.

Introducing the Skechers fitness footwear. Shape up while you walk. Designed to promote weight loss, Tone muscles and Improve posture. They do keep you on your toes.
Get in shape without stepping foot in the gym. I feel like I'm walking in sand. Day number three is tomorrow and we have been taking walks. Feet don't hurt. I'm getting use to this.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Crocheting again!

I wanted to make one of those Kufi hats and hunted down a pattern. Needless to say I looked everywhere for my crochet hook and couldn't find it. We moved and I don't know where everything went. So I kept looking, thinking I got to have one stuck in some project I haven't finished. And there it was... I whipped up three hats and my daughter is modeling the hot pink one I made. They are quick and easy.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wesly the weather man!

We went down to Salt Lake City last weekend to see Disney On Ice, dinner and to the Clark Planetarium. Here's Wesly telling us about the weather.

Here's Natalie on the Moon.

Here's Whitney on Mars.

How to save buying grocerys

Its all up too you! Buy what you eat-
Use coupons for products that you use.
And keep it simple. Grocery shopping doesn't need to be a chore.
For example:

This was at Smiths-
Without coupons, discounts and rewards would have cost: $68.02 My price: $14.17

Here's another one at Lee's-

At Lee's without coupons and discounts and rewards would have cost: $67.13
My Price was an even wash with my rewards rebate card I was a little low and added some gum and I didn't have to pay a dime out of my own pocket.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fruit & Veggie garnishing class

Today I went to a Fruit and garnishing class. It was alot of fun. I made a fruit basket, swan apple, jalapeno lilly, carrot tulips, tomato rose, flower radish, and green onion curlys.