Monday, April 20, 2009

Mom Would Be Proud

I think meatloaf gets a bad rap in life. This recipe for Everyday Meatloaf is quite tasty and is sometimes just the thing to fill the need for comfort food that reminds you of home. Meatloaf reminds me of my mom, and she always served it with mashed potatoes and cooked carrots. I think she would be proud of this meal. Ben loved it too!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


This was a quick card with no stamping. I made it to send with a care package for my brother-in-law who is in Afganistan.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Orange Square

I made this card using paper from My Mind's Eye and got the inspiration from Karen's blog. I love the look of a square card but haven't made them before because I would need to buy different envelopes. Now that I've made one and have to buy the envelopes, I might as well keep going.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch #12

This is the card I did for Karen's sketch challenge. The colors look a bit more hazy here than in real life. I made this card with my dad in mind for some future occasion. He likes old trucks.

Amy's Sketch Challenge #56

This is a birthday card for the sketch challege over at Prarie Paper & Ink.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Perfect Enchiladas

All I can say is WOW! There is a reason why Pioneer Woman calls these perfect enchiladas. As you can see, Ben and I put quite a dent in them. Enchiladas are my favorite thing to get when we go out for Mexican, so I was very excited to find a recipe that recreates that taste at home. I must admit while making them, I was wondering if it was all going to be worth the effort since you have to fry the corn tortillas and dip them in the sauce before rolling them --a messy pain. And also artery clogging. But so worth it!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chicken Scallopini

This chicken scallopini is another Pioneer Woman recipe I tried tonight. The initial bite tasted very winey, but the schock of the wine sauce wore off right away. I was quite pleased with this recipe. It was my first time using capers, and I wasn't too impressed. I feel like they didn't do a lot for the dish and were a bit of an annoyance. I think I'll leave them out next time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

I saw this recipe on the Pioneer Womans' website and knew I wanted to try it. This was my first time roasting red peppers, and the pictures on Ree's website really helped. It was also my first time using pine nuts. Not bad. All in all, this was a delicious recipe, though it needs some tweaking to fit our taste. Specifically, less onion! We are not big onion flavor fans, and it was overpowering. The next time around it will be perfect.

And for dessert....

Pure delicious-ness! This baked fudge is also a Pioneer Woman recipe. To die for! The chocolate is rich and must be topped with whipped cream or, my favorite, Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream.

Same card as earlier, different color combo.

Happiness Card

This color combo of grey and purple just happened because the purple background paper was peeking out of my paper pile right next to the grey. Huh. I just added the green as a contrast. I stamped the flower image on paper covered in silver embossing powder right after it had been heated, while it was still warm and tacky. Gotta work fast!

Get Well Chirps

I did this card today for my uncle who just had surgery. I really find it difficult to make cards that look somewhat man-ish. The problem is my overabundance of flower stamps. I really must resist the flowers and purchase some sets that are more prcatical. Like an actual get well set and something not so flowery! But I do love SU's Soft Summer from the occasions mini catalog....

Nana's Card

I made this card for Ben's grandma with whom I always play cards when I visit her. Interestingly, the card pictures are foil wrappers from some chocolate candy that was given to Ben. My husband is a choco-holic who can't even resist the cheap, waxy kind. Love you, Ben!

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