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    Happy Love Day

    Happy Love Day

     

    Happy Valentine’s Day to You!

    LOVE NEVER FAILS!

    My Mad Card Making Skills

    As usual I can’t help myself when it comes to making cards for special events and holidays.  Here are examples of the past two years; 2017 was more vintage and sweet and this year more graphic and gold.

     

    Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

    (Make a heart shaped crust for Valentine’s Day) 

    Ingredients

    1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower – should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed

    ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

    ¼ cup mozzarella cheese

    1 egg

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    ½ teaspoon garlic powder

    1 cup marinara sauce

    1-2 cups mozzarella cheese

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

    Remove the stems from the cauliflower and cut into chunks, Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater or chop it very finely. But quickest way is to just buy the pre-chopped (riced) packaged cauliflower at your local grocery store.

    Microwave the chopped cauliflower uncovered in a microwave safe bowl for approximately 4-5 minutes on high. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool for at least 4-5 minutes (trust me don’t rush this step!). After the cauliflower is slightly cooled, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out of it. Be sure to squeeze as much liquid as humanly possible.

    Combine the cooked cauliflower, egg, garlic, cheese, and seasonings. Stir until a dough texture forms. Spread the cauliflower mixture out onto lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan in the shape of a pizza crust.

    Bake the crust for approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the crust is golden and crispy. I cooked mine for approximately 15 minutes. After the crust is golden remove it from the oven and add your toppings, you can use marinara sauce and cheese for a simple margarita pizza.

    Place the pizza back in the oven but this time turn on the broiler, bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts. be sure to keep an eye on it because the broiler can burn the cheese quickly.

    Slice and serve warm , enjoy!

    Thanks, Layla! Curtesy of givemedelicious.com

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  • Blog,  Holidays

    Happy Easter!

    He is Risen!

    Easter should be the greatest holiday.  It is the day that Jesus paid it all and overcame death and the power of the evil one, forever and ever! His love for us gave us new life and access to our Father.  There is no better gift than His gift of eternal life.

    “He swallowed up death in victory; the Lord God will wipe away tears from all their faces; he will take the reproach from his people and the earth, for the Lord has spoken it!”  Isaiah 25: 8

    Easter Connection

    My first job was being the Easter bunny during Easter break; working for a department store in Honolulu.  You can imagine how hot it was in that costume in the tropical heat.  I made good money for a seven year old though.  My older sister played the bigger bunny.  It was so much fun…I even got to ride with the governor of Hawaii on the back of the limousine for the Easter parade.

    My Easter Decor

    The handmade wooden eggs that I decorated so many years ago…an Easter tradition.

     

    Have a wonderful time celebrating new life with your family and friends!  

    Easter blessings to you!

  • Crafts,  Decorating,  Holidays

    Fall is Here!

    Fall is in the Air!

    I’ve been busy decorating my house, so I thought I’d show you some pics of what I’ve done.

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    I made this tablecloth on Thursday! (See below for inspiration.)

    Fall makes me feel very creative and so beyond willing to sew, cook, paint, decorate, and do some gardening.

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    pumpandcage pumpkin-and-crow bastion-the velvet-pumpkins1 tables-cape bats-on-the-wall

    This is about as scary as I get for Halloween, I really don’t like the spooky, witchy stuff!

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    Inspiration for My Fall Tablecloth

    I found this pretty black and white graphic tablecloth on the Better Homes and Gardens website (BHG.com) and if you want to find it, type “pumpkin tablecloth” in the search button.  I just had to make it.

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    More photos of what I did:

    I changed the base to some fabric that I already had instead of plain off-white.  I realized when I was making this that I really missed embroidery and hand stitching, maybe I need to take it up again.

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