Friday, January 30, 2009

Don't Forget


Happy Friday All,

February is just around the corner and I just wanted to remind you that Saturday, Jan 31st is the last day to enter my {Share The Love} Giveaway. If you haven't entered please do so.

All you have to do to enter is:*leave a comment on this blog post telling me a way that you {Share the Love} with others by filing there Valentine’s Day with love, joy, and happiness.*If you prefer you may also email me with {Share the Love} in the subject line to enter and state in the body of the email away that you share the love with others.*please only enter once*entry {for giveaway} ends Saturday, January 31st at 5:00.p.m. EST.

The winner will be announced on Game Day Sunday. Good Luck!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Menu Mondays

Hello and Happy Monday,

Do I have any football fans out there. Well in honor of SuperBowl Sunday coming up I would share a recipe for some also wings. I found this recipe on allrecipes.com How about hot, crispy, and ready to set your mouth ablaze, chicken wings are a game day staple. But not every wing recipe needs to set off the fire alarm--sweet and sour, garlic, Cajun, and original Buffalo-style sauces all taste great. Just pick your favorite flavor, make a few tasty dips, and break out the napkins.

BBQ Chicken Wings

PREP TIME 15 Min
COOK TIME 45 Min
READY IN 9 Hrs

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1/4 cup gin
2 dashes liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 pounds chicken wings, separated at joints, tips discarded
1/4 cup honey

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, mix the teriyaki sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic powder, gin, liquid smoke, and sugar. Place the chicken wings in the bowl, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. Preheat the grill for low heat. Lightly oil the grill grate. Arrange chicken on the grill, and discard the marinade. Grill the chicken wings on one side for 20 minutes, then turn and brush with honey. Continue grilling 25 minutes, or until juices run clear.

Happy Game Day!!!

Also, don't forget to register for my {Share the Love} Giveaway. Read the post with that title and find out what you will win!! Thanks Elaine

Monday, January 19, 2009

Menu Mondays

Happy Monday All,

Well, are you all thawed out yet? It seems this past week the East Coast was nothing but frigid temperatures and tons of snow. We got over 12 inches and it seemed to not stop falling. I found a dish to help you take the chill out of January. How about a big bowl of stew! Nothing like stew to warm you up on those chilly January days. Now, if you are on the West Coast this is still a great dish to try out as well. This dish offers a nice twist on stews and also help stretch your dollar at the table. Just add the meat and a few basic vegetables for an easy, satisfying dish.



Kielbasa Skillet Stew



PREP TIME 20 Min
COOK TIME 45 Min
READY IN 1 Hr 5 Min

INGREDIENTS :

5 bacon strips


1 medium onion, chopped


1 pound smoked kielbasa sausage, thinly sliced


2 (15.5 ounce) cans great Northern beans, undrained


2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce


1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies


2 medium carrots, thinly sliced


1/2 medium green pepper, chopped


1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning


1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/8 teaspoon pepper




DIRECTIONS:



In a 12-in. skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towel to drain.
In drippings, cook onion and sausage until the onion is tender; drain.
Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Crumble bacon and sprinkle on top.

Give it a try!!
Elaine

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Share The Love Valentine Giveaway

Okay today is January 14th and we are officially one month away from February 14th.


No big deal right, well for me it is a big deal. I will be turning 40. AHHHH!! I know I can't believe it. Everyone keeps telling me it only gets better from here. I truly hope so.


Well, In honor of my birthday which happens to be Valentine's Day I am hosting a




All you have to do to enter is:


*leave a comment on this blog post telling me a way that you {Share the Love} with others by filing there Valentine’s Day with love, joy, and happiness.


*If you prefer you may also email me with {Share the Love} in the subject line to enter and state in the body of the email away that you share the love with others.

*please only enter once

*entry {for giveaway} ends Saturday, January 31st at 5:00.p.m. EST.


*The winner will be announced Sunday, February 1st. The winners name or screen name will be posted on my blog as well as contacted via email or through their blog. If I do not hear back from the winner within 3 days, I will assign a new winner. Okay, I think that is it. Oh!!!

What will you WIN you ask? Well, I will have a couple sweet treats for you. One being an original paper clay designed by me, and a gift card for Malley's chocolates. That way you will have a way to treat yourself and someone else as well.


{piece valued at $48}

Please come celebrate my birthday by {Sharing the Love} and invite your friends as well to join in the fun!!

Good Luck,
Elaine

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

SpookyTime Jingles


Okay, if you didn't figure out the clues for the site that I will be the guest artist of the month it is:
Spookytime Jingles
I have three pieces available. I think you will enjoy them alot. Pop over and take a peek and email me if you see something you just have to keep.

Oh, remember, to come back tomorrow for details on my {GIVEAWAY}!!!

Smiles,
Elaine

Monday, January 12, 2009

Menu Mondays

Hello All,

Okay I decided that I would start Menu Mondays. I know how busy our lives can get when we are creating. So I thought I would share a recipe with you that would be quick and easy to prepare on those busy crafting days. I think I will try this one for dinner tonight.


Broiled Tilapia Parmesan



"Flavorful recipe for this farm raised fish that is easy and done in minutes! The fish is broiled with a creamy cheese coating for an impressive flavor and texture."

PREP TIME - 5 Min
COOK TIME - 10 Min
READY IN - 15 Min

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
2 pounds tilapia fillets


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.
Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.


Recipe source:http://www.allrecipes.com/

SUBMITTED BY: Phoebe PHOTO BY: chibi chef

Enjoy!
Elaine

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Pieces on Pfatt

Hello All,

Okay the wait is over, here are the complete photos of the finished pieces that I have available on Pfatt this month. Click on the link under each photo to get more details.

Remember to check back on the 13th to see where I will be featured next. I will have some great pieces available!!!


I will be hosting my first ever GIVEAWAY!!! Come back and visit me on January 14th for complete details.
Smiles,
Elaine









Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sneek Peek


Hello All,
Here is a Sneek Peek at some of my offerings that will be on Pfatt this month. I know you can't see much so you will have to checkout my Pfatt page on January 10th to see whats new!


Also, here is another clue to the site that I will be a featured artist. Any clues yet? These pieces will be available on Jan. 13th so check back to get more details.


Smiles,
Elaine

Friday, January 2, 2009

Art Resolutions: What's New for 2009




Hello All,


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


Here are a few Artisty New Year resolutions for myself. Let me know some of your resolutions. Happy Creating!!!


1. I'll set aside at least 30 minutes a day to do something creative or inspiring.

2. I'll try something new.

3. I'll give more of myself to others.

4. I'll view the world differently.

5. I'll enjoy everyday!!!


Okay, after the sweets and treats of the holidays, it's time to get back on track with some healthy food choices. I found this great site called AllRecipes which makes sticking to this year's resolutions easier to follow with dishes that are just as tasty as they are healthy.



This one sounds yummy:



Almond-Orange Tossed Salad
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup sliced almonds
4 cups torn iceberg lettuce
4 cups torn romaine
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 large ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup diced celery
2 green onions, sliced

DRESSING:
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

DIRECTIONS:
1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, cook sugar, without stirring for 12-14 minutes or until melted. Add almonds; stir quickly to coat. Remove from the heat; pour onto waxed paper to cool.
2. In a large serving bowl, combine the ice berg lettuce, romaine, oranges, avocado, celery, onions and almonds. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad; toss gently to coat.


REMINDER: to check out Pfatt on the 10th of each month for NEW designs from me. Also, check back for information on where I will be featured next. I am so excited!! I will give you a clue. They celebrate Halloween and Christmas year round. : ) I will keep you updated.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!