Thursday, September 11, 2014

Strawberry Nutella Turnovers

I got the idea for these when I made fruit dip with cream cheese and Nutella. Nutella and cream cheese go perfectly with strawberries. And you need something to get them to your mouth, which of course has to be puffed pastry. The only sad part is that you have to really control yourself not to put too much filling into the turnover because you can't get it folded over and it leaks out everywhere. But I suppose you could always dip the Nutella-filled pastry INTO Nutella, right?

Strawberry Nutella Turnovers (makes 18)
2 sheets frozen puffed pastry, thawed
1/2 pint strawberries
8 oz cream cheese, softened
6 oz nutella (half a small jar)

While the frozen pastry sheets are thawing, remove the strawberry tops and chop the strawberries into small 1/4" pieces.

Mix together the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the thawed pastry sheets into nine squares each. Place a teaspoon of Nutella mix and a teaspoon of strawberry pieces onto each square, then fold in half. Use a fork to press together the edges.

On a greased cookie sheet, bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vintage Sheet Sewing Projects

These are the projects for which  you've hoarded that one precious sheet- the perfect floral with a border, in mint condition with a matching pillowcase.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Cream Cheese Veggie Pizza

I am not a veggie lover. I hate vegetables. But when I think of vegetables, I think of green things- broccoli and asparagus. Shudder. These don't count as veggies, because they're juicy and delicious.

This takes less than 10 minutes to assemble. The only downside is all the chopping. But it's so worth it!

Cream Cheese Veggie Pizza
1 refrigerated pizza crust
8oz. cream cheese
8oz. mushrooms
1 can black olives
1 jar marinated artichokes
6 Roma tomatoes
half onion
2 cups shredded mozzarella

1. Follow the directions on the pizza crust to roll out and pre-bake. I don't usually like crispy crust, but it's good to go ahead and do this because the juicy veggies can make the crust a bit soggy.
2. While the crust is baking, chop all the veggies.
3. Microwave the cream cheese until softened and nearly melted. Spread across pre-baked pizza crust.
4. Sprinkle veggies and mozzarella cheese all over pizza.
5. Bake according to crust directions.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gemstone Bangle Bracelets

My Aunt Vicki makes beautiful jewelry! I'm obsessed with these new gemstone bangle bracelets. They are so fun to wear! I have become attached to the white druzy bangle with the gold tassel, and I get compliments on it everywhere I go. She doesn't have an online shop set up yet but I wanted to show these off. Email me if you'd like to purchase one and I'll send it myself.

Cherry Quartz- $48 each

Crystal Druzys- $48 each

Brazilian Agate- $38 each

Amazonite (large green) $48 each
Lemon Quartz (small yellow) $38 each

Crystal Quartz- $48 each

Amethyst- $48 each