Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I'm really not that big on spinach, but a couple of months ago my aunt made this dip and seriously...I couldn't stop eating it ~ I even took a big helping home and ate it for 2 days straight ~ Creamy Artichoke and Spinach Dip is a rich, delicious, inexpensive (All the ingredients were around $13) dish that can be served with tortilla chips or Pita Chips/Bread ~ This dip was an absolute hit at the party, so I decided to make some and take to work ~ My co-workers seemed to really enjoy it! ~ I actually received RAVE REVIEWS (lol) ~ If your looking for a quick, tasty appetizer....try this recipe out..I'm sure you and your friends will love it!
Serving suggestion Tortilla chips or Pita chips for dipping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 1 1/2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray: set aside
Blanch spinach ~ Squeeze excess water
In a medium bowl, mix together spinach, garlic and lemon zest ~ Add artichoke hearts, 1-cup Parmesan, sour cream, mayonnaise and cayenne pepper sauce (<---optional / I used hot sauce) ~ Mix ~ Place into prepared casserole dish ~ Bake for 30minutes ~ The last 5 minutes add the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan to the top ~ Serve hot or cold with pita chips or tortilla chips.
Friday, March 26, 2010
All you need to make the LOVE necklace are copper wire (I purchased 8 yards for $2.99), jump rings (a pack of 85 for $2.99) necklace clasps (also $2.99, and I purchased a chain for $4.99) ~ Since I didn't have any tools at all, I decided to purchase a mini-starter tool kit for $9.99 which included wire cutters, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and tweezers all of which I picked up at Michael's.
You then use the copper wire to trace the word LOVE and tape it to the paper to keep it secure ~ I didn't cut it from the strand to make sure I had more than enough wire to work with.
Once you finish tracing, you clasp an end of the copper wire to the jump ring and use the wire cutter to secure the clasp.
You then use small pieces of the copper wire to keep the letters secure using the wire cutters.
I then cut a piece of chain (you can make the necklace as long or as short as you like) and used a jump ring to secure the necklace clasp.
I was pleasantly pleased with the outcome of my 1st DIY project and amazed that it only took around 30 minutes to make ~ I'm definately gonna rock my necklace and I'll rock it with lots and lots of LOVE!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Other celebrities wearing Alexander McQueen