Friday, October 14, 2011

The Little black dress of food

Of they many things I love a great salad is one of them. Some people feel salads are boring, but I have always felt it was the little black dress of food. You can dress it up with amazing cheese and dress it down with great dressing.  The one thing I have learned over the many years of eating salads is it is all about what you put it on.
My all time favorite things to do is to make croutons for salads. it is easy and fast two words I love when I am cooking.  You can also customize it to your taste. You like cheese go for it or you love garlic go crazy.  You will notice there are no measurements and that is because you don’t need them. It is add as much as you want or as little. If there is anything I have learned from watching eight hundred hours of cooking show is taste as you go. Here is a list of what you will nedd: 

  1. So the first thing you need is bread and I prefer sourdough it doesn’t matter if it is a little stale.
  2. Extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Garlic any form you want powder or fresh (minced)
  4. Cheese your choice I prefer cheddar and parmesan chess (grated)
  5. Any other topping you want basil is always good
  6. Tin foil
  7. Cookie sheet
Preheat oven on broil .Cut the bread into cubes and throw in mixing bowl. Put in olive oil the amount should coat the bread lightly, but not so much it is drenched. Put in the minced garlic and mix with your hands ( never be afraid to get hands dirty when cook a little oil never hurt anyone!!).Then throw in the basil mix with hands. Take cookie sheet cover with tin foil. Dump the mixture on the cookie sheet and take the grated cheese and sparkle on top. Put it in the oven for about one minute to minute and a half. Watch it carefully it burns very easily.  Let it cool for five minutes and throw it in a plastic bag and store it in plastic bag in the fridge. Enjoy! 

Monday, October 3, 2011

I am seeing S again

 I am seeing S again
 Lately, I have been slightly obsessed with monograms specifically letter S the first letter 
of my last name. There something about bring a theme of monograms to our very small house that make it very classy and cohesive. So this time I used wooden letter and acrylic paint.  These are things I used:

  1. Wooden letter
  2. Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint
  3. Brushes
  4. Stencils of your choices ( I choose stencils at Michaels)
  5. Mod Podge
  6. Ribbon
  7. Already made butterfly
  It was easy project I just took the sentinels on top of the letter and paint with  the brush. Let it dry. Then turn over the letter and paint Mod Podge on the area where the ribbon will be glued. 
Then put down the ribbon on glued area and put Mod Podge on top of ribbon. Let it dry.
  The butterfly was different project that will discuses in another blog. I just Mod Podge that onto the letter as well. I hope you like it and craft on!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Why Martha Stewart me has changed my mind ...

  Why Martha Stewart me has changed my mind  

      Lets talk about Martha Stewart the Queen of crafting and manners. I am going to be honest I was annoyed with her and after her fall from grace I was happy to have a Martha break. However, lately she was been growing on me and she just released a new line of acrylic paint and stencils. She even put together handy dandy packets with instructions and material list that cost ten to twenty dollars each. So I am just going to say it Martha I love you!!! I have changed my mind about Martha she has made decorating with acrylic paint fun and easy. 

She has a large selection of colors of acrylic and glitter. There is tons of different packet projects you can see here . It came with glitter, glue, the cards, and beautiful selection of glitter. It was easy to fallow directions and quality product who would not be happy.
 If you want to try some projects by Martha’s acrylics and glitter products they are available at Michaels
I know what your are thinking ugh Michaels really Molly.  I love Michael’s for fallowing reason: 
  1. Coupons 40 % off on receipt every time you shop and now with there new App making coupons is so easy and there is no need to coupon cut.
  2. The people -Yes, I did say the people if you go enough you will get to know the employes and they will be your best resource. I have gotten tips, heads up on deals.
  3. Awesome sales- if you wait ever single items go sale. Michaels likes to start their holiday decor a couple months early so by time it gets to the holiday the have deep discount on all holiday decor.