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Friday, October 26, 2012

A Can of Biscuits Has Never Been This Amazing!


These biscuits are just like the title ~ amazing.  I just made them this past week and can't wait to hear how much you enjoy them as well. ~ Angela
 
PARMESAN PULL-APARTS
  • 2 cans (7.5 oz each) refrigerated Homestyle Biscuits
  • 3 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried Minced Onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mozzerella Cheese
Directions:   Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, garlic powder, dried parsley, minced onion and parmesan cheese. Spread mixture in the bottom of a 9 inch glass pie plate. Sprinkle the shredded mozzerella cheese evenly over the top of the butter mixture.

Remove biscuits from cans. Place biscuits close together over the top of the cheese and butter mixture. (A few biscuits may not fit.)

Bake biscuits in the oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let stand for 3 minutes. Turn biscuits upside down onto a serving plate. Serve warm! 
Note from Angela:  This is easy to do with just one can of biscuits as well to serve 4, not to mention this are addicting and I cannot leave the table without eating them all! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just Arrived! Ask Necklace & Bracelets

Both necklace and bracelet serve as a reminder of A.S.K Ask, Seek, Knock from Matthew 7:7. ASK and it will be given; SEEK and you will find; KNOCK and the door will be open.  Bracelet is available in white, green, brown, hematite and silver.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Another Great Repurpose Idea...Photo Door

I found this great idea on Pinterest. This is a great piece for anywhere in your home.   Here is the source for detailed instructions:  http://www.photogmommie.com/an-old-door-our-story

Enjoy!
Angela

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Last Night's Dinner...


Shrimp Tacos

40 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, also depending on your preference)
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 corn tortillas
Oil for frying
Shredded lettuce
Diced tomatoes
Sliced avocado
Cilantro lime sour cream (recipe to follow, this is a must for a great condiment)

In a bowl whisk together olive oil, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper (if using). Add in shrimp and toss to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes to give the flavors a chance to marry. Cook shrimp in a skillet on medium heat until pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and cover to keep warm. Use enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of a small pan, about 2 tablespoons. Heat over medium -high heat. Cook each tortilla, place them on paper towels to absorb any of the oil left over. Spoon 5 shrimp into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, avocado and cilantro-lime sour cream. Serve.


Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Juice and zest of one lime
Salt to taste

Stir all ingredients together in a bowl. Served with black beans, chips & salsa.

Angela's Notes:  This is a family favorite we have enjoyed for a couple of years now.  Mackenzie was home for the first time since beginning at UNC, Chapel-Hill and this recipe was her first request for dinner.  As mentioned above, go the extra step to make the Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream.  It really adds a gourmet flair that puts this recipe over the top of the norm.

Friday, October 19, 2012

It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas...

We have been very busy decorating and organizing our Christmas decor.  Please stop in to see everything at it's best.  Right now we are fully stocked.  The best always sells out early, so do not miss out seeing it all early.  Merry Christmas!




Saturday, October 13, 2012

Have You Seen Our New Fall Pandora Beads?

Here are a few of our favorites:

New Pandora spacers...Floral Vintage Spacers ($25.00 each)  Vintage colored enamel with flower like details create a delicate and timeless look. (Available in grey, brown and purple and currently in stock).
Hidden Romance Bead and Earrings to match. Both are truly lavish and textured with bezel set rhodolite. In stock now.


Just in time for October Breast Cancer Awareness month...


Keep reading your blog emails and post for highlights of additional new Pandora beads.

New Fun Acrylic Monogram Necklaces

Let's add a little flirty fun to our fashion!  These colorful, acrylic monogram pendants put a fresh take on a classic design.  They're available in a variety of styles and colors.  Your pendant will be on a 16" chain but longer lengths are available at a modest additional cost. .




•Medium floating monogram (1.25" wide x 1" tall)
•Small floating monogram (1.13" wide x .90" tall)
•Large circle font (1.75" diameter)
•Medium circle font (1.5" diameter)
•Small circle font (1.25" diameter)
•Round rimmed monogram (2" diameter - one size only)
•Single initial typewriter (.75" x .75" - one size only)
•Teardrop monogram (2.25" tall x 1.5" at widest point - one size only)
•Clover monogram (1.75" wide x 2" tall - one size only)
•Large floating monogram (1.75" wide x 1.5" tall)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another Tried & True Recipe ~ Cheesy Good Cauliflower Gratin

Cheesy Good Cauliflower Gratin

This recipe reminds me of the cheesy goodness of a "real-deal" mac & cheese as well as a potatoes au gratin.  If you have a difficult time getting your family to enjoy cauliflower, then you should make this tonight!  As always, I always test each recipe before posting and I always keep in mind "healthy" eating, but tasty as well.  ~ Angela


4 cups cauliflower
1 1/2 cups milk, fat-free
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup bread crumbs, fine, dry
3/4 cup cheese, cheddar, sharp
1/2 teaspoon oil, olive, extra virgin
2 tablespoon flour, all-purpose
1 tablespoon chives, fresh
1 teaspoon mustard, Dijon-style
1/4 teaspoon pepper, white


Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Bring cauliflower, 1 1/4 cups milk and salt to a boil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup cheese and oil in a small bowl. Whisk flour and the remaining 1/4 cup milk in another small bowl until smooth; stir the mixture into the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup cheese, chives, mustard and pepper. Sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture. Broil until the top is crispy and beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Nutritional Info (Per serving): Calories: 185, Servings 4

Source:  http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-recipe/skillet-cauliflower-gratin.aspx

New Willow Tree Greeting Cards!



New Arrival... right out of the box. Willow Tree Greeting Cards! I do not know why we have never sold these before.   We have sold Willow Tree angels and figures, since the company shipped their first orders thirteen years ago.  ~ Angela


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Vera Bradley Double Zip Backpack $75.00 Today Only!

Today Only! (Monday, October 8th) You can purchase a Double Zip Backpack for a sale price of $75 (regularly $99)! If you have someone on your Christmas list who is need of bookbag, then this is the day to purchase it!