Archives for June 2011

Magnificent Magnets

Nothing will ruin the look of your kitchen more than a bunch of tacky
magnets on the fridge! Get rid of them and make some that are not only cute but match your kitchen and your colors. They also make great message boards and well. While you are at it make some for your girlfriends.

Nothing will ruin the look of your kitchen more than a bunch of tackymagnets on the fridge! Get rid of them and make some that are not only cute but match your kitchen and your colors. They also make great message boards and well. While you are at it make some for your girlfriends.

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5 Minute Appetizers

 

1 pkg Puff Pastry
1 pkg cherry tomatoes
4 oz crumbled cheese
1 T olive oil
Salt
Pepper

 

Preheat oven to 400 convection or 425 without.  Roll Puff dough out on a floured surface and cut into shapes or 1 ½ inch squares.  Brush with olive oil and place a tomato cut side up and garnish with favorite cheese crumble.  Season with salt and pepper, bake until golden brown and delicious.

 

Terri O Tips:

· Look for puff pastry in the frozen food isle of your grocery store.

· Let it thaw out before you unfold it. Otherwise it breaks apart.

· For a quick desert you can add apple filling or your favorite pie filling for a sweeter side of this pastry.

· Experiment with different ingredients. I used some left over caprese salad, made mini pizza’s and even rolled them in powdered sugar and cinnamon, yummy!

· If you have any pieces left over cut them up into bite size pieces and sprinkle with garlic powder. They make delicious crutons.

Paper Belt Buckle

 

Once you have the findings all you need is some pretty paper and old jewelry parts to make this amazing belt buckle. Your friends won’t believe you made it yourself!

Early Morning Stretch

 

There’s nothing like an early morning stretch to get your blood moving and awaken your bones! Here are three stretches you can do in your jammies:

1)  Side/Backside Stretch – Standing with feet hips width apart and parallel, lift both arms toward the ceiling, interlace the fingers and push your palms up.  Rooting down with your feet, press up tall with your hands and feel the stretch.  Then begin to round your back slightly to one side and push through the backside.  Lift back to straight and then round your back slightly to the other side, pushing through that backside as well.

2) Shoulder Stretch/Forward Bend – Standing with your feet greater than hips width apart, interlace your fingers behind your back. Roll the shoulders up and back and begin to take a forward bend while lifting the arms up and back behind you.  As you are in the forward bend, allow your torso to lift with an inhale and then on the exhale, squeeze the shoulder blades together and try to stretch your arms over head a little further.  Repeat that a couple of times and on your last inhale, press down through your feet and rise back up to standing.

3)  Forward Bend With Twist – Standing with feet hips width apart, bend forward and place your left hand on the floor directly under your nose.  Bend your left knee (keeping the right leg straight) and lift your right arm towards the sky.  Take a few breaths there and on your last exhale, lower the right arm back down.  Switch sides.

Compliments of Lisa Kneller, HealthwiseHolyYoga.

Mixing Spices

Save yourself some time in the kitchen. Pre mix your spices and serve up a tasty meal for the family.

Spice mixes for poultry, beef and fish

Curry Spice:  Curry, Onion powder, Garlic, Basil, turmeric

Blackening:   Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Basil, Cumin

Sweet:   Cinnamon, Sugar, Dried Ginger, Nutmeg

Tuscan:    Fennel Seed, Coriander, Chile flake, salt

Burger/meatloaf:   Oregano, garlic, Onion, Chile Flake

Chef Curry recommends-

  • Mixing these spices in equal parts and adjusting to your liking from there.
  • If you add salt consider using sea salt. It’s healthier for you.
  • Using the spice mixtures to add to any noodle or rice dish for extra flavor.
  • To keep your spices fresh use an air tight container or ziplock bag. Use within 2 to 4 months for a better taste.

Courtesy of Chef Payton Curry.

Payton_curry@yahoo.com
Follow him on Twitter.com@chefp8n

Work Out Your Behind

Keep your rear end high and tight with these super simple exercises. No gym necessary.

Tone Your Buns

1. Hip Extension: From the floor (and on your back)  plant your feet firmly in the ground.  Raise your hips up and down squeezing the butt muscles at the top of the movement. Repeat 15 times.

2. Standing Hip Extension: Stand up as  straight as possible then take your straight leg and lift it behind you in a slow controlled manner squeezing your muscles all the way up and back down. Repeat 15 times on each leg.

3. Mule Kicks: From  the floor in a four point stance (on your hands and knees)  Bring your bent leg up toward the sky and down in a  controlled fashion; first do the exercise with a bent knee then do it with a straight leg. Repeat 15 times with each leg.

4. Squats: To make the glutes more dominant in this exercise, it’s important to really push your bottom out as you start to descend, if you’re too shallow (or don’t push your hips out) your quads take over. 3 to 15 reps should do the trick.  Again, slow and in control  squeezing at the top.
Courtesy of Clarence Ferguson.

Marble Cheese Tray

Elegant, simple and useful!

This super simple project is not only easy to make but functional!  Makes a great gift idea too!  Click HERE to see how my husband Ray and I built this from scratch!

How to set your make-up

Tried and true tips from Terri O

I have worked in television for a long time so I have learned a few things along the way about my make-up.  Since I worked in news I had to do my own makeup everyday for TV, and still do. Thru the years there is only one product that has helped me get thru a long day and still have a fresh look at the end of the day and that’s……translucent powder by Coty.

The best part is that you can find it at almost any drug store and it’s CHEAP!. The way I like to do it is to put on my foundation, of course over all of my creams and miracle potions, and then set it with the powder. I take a large puff pad, not a sponge, and press the powder all over my face. I cover my lids, lips and neck.

Then with a big fluffy brush I brush off the powder. What’s left is a smooth finish and my makeup is set for hours. I can even workout and it still looks great. I have oily skin so this works for me. If you are dry then you will most likely want to use less powder or even a mineral based powder. I can’t use a mineral based powder it just makes my skin oily. By using the powder on my lids it even helps my shadow go on smoother and last all day. I hope this helps you like it has me. Super simple right? By the way I found this link to a site that sells the Coty powder on line in case you can’t find it.

Big Bangle Bracelet

Click HERE to casino jeux dijon see how I made these cute bangle bracelets!

One Pot Meal

Easy Family Meal

 

Chef Payton Curry came up with this dish. It is so easy and no doubt when you add your families favorite ingredients it will be a hit! Here is Chef Curry’s version but feel free to modify it as you please.

One Pot Dinner

1 ½ to 2  lbs beef stew meat

1  lb package quick frozen Vegetables

1  pt red wine (optional)

2 qts chicken Stock

Brown each side of meat in the pan and drain off excess fat once all is browned.  Add 2 cups of red wine and scrape the bottom of the pan.  Once wine is almost to syrup add meat back and add stock.  Bring to a simmer and cook until the meat is tender.  Add vegetables 20 minutes prior to serving and heat through.