Friday, January 25, 2013

Salmon with Creamy Lime Sauce

Salmon with Creamy Lime Sauce 1 medium lime 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided Dash ground black pepper 1 pound fresh salmon fillet, with skin 2 tablespoons Pure Wesson® Canola Oil Grate 1/2 teaspoon peel from lime and squeeze 1 teaspoon juice. Stir together sour cream, lime peel, lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper in small bowl. Set Lime Sauce aside. Rinse and pat dry salmon. Sprinkle flesh side with remaining 1 teaspoon cumin and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fillet, skin-side down, and cook 4 minutes. Carefully turn fillet. Continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes more or until fish flakes easily with fork (145°F). Cut fillet into 4 pieces. Serve with Lime Sauce on top or on side of salmon.

Impress Everyone Lasagna Recipe

Impress Everyone Lasagna Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 pound sweet Italian sausage 3/4 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup minced onion 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste 2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 12 lasagna noodles 16 ounces ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese DIRECTIONS: 1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. 2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 4. To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese. 5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Monday, January 21, 2013

My cousin is having Twins!

So I looked up something unique that I could make and came across T-shirts That read: I Rock, I Roll! The smallest they had were 2t. So I bought some white onsies and traced the logo I wanted each shirt to have. And stitched the lettering and guitars on each one. I think they turned out great!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Crocheted Scrubbies

These are so easy to make I have made a dozen or so. Crochet 20 stitches by 21 rows. Use size H crochet hook Sugar & Cream cotton (one ball of this makes three) about 3 & 1/2 across if you squish it flat! Crochet in the back loop through out to create the ridge. Row 1: (leaving a length of yarn long enough to weave through & gather one edge and tie off.) chain 21: 2 single crochet in second chain from hook, crochet one single crochet in each chain across to last 2 chains; crochet the last 2 chains together chain 1 and turn (20 stitches) Row 2: single crochet first 2 stitches together, crochet one single crochet in each stitch across to last stitch, 2 single crochet in last stitch chain 1 and turn (20 stitches) Row 3: 2 single crochet in first stitch, crochet one single crochet in each stitch across to last 2 stitches, single crochet last 2 stitches together chain1 and turn (20 stitches). Repeat rows 2 &3 for a total of 21 rows. Cut yarn leaving this second end long enough to weave through & gather one edge then tie off. Slip stitch beginning row and ending row together. Using the end of yarn weave each end in and out of the ends of the rows of the edge it is attached to. Pull them tight. Now pull one yarn end through the scrubbie and tie in a tight knot. Pull both ends back through to the other side and knot again. I simply pull the end to the inside of the scrubbie and back out, making sure to leave a length of tail on the inside I cut.

Fried Marbles

Ok I saw this on line and thought how cool is that! So I gave it a try. My first attempt at frying marbles and making it into a necklace by wrapping itr in wire to look like messy bird cage wire. Haha It was fun though. take a look.