I absolutely love going to Sweet Frog with my mom. If you’ve never been it’s a frozen yogurt place with a massive topping bar. It’s all self serve, the frozen yogurt regularly changes and the prices are reasonable.
Some of my favorites~
My family has owned and operated a local restaurant for four generations. I order dinner there nearly every night and as any person who eats at the same place over and over again sometimes one gets bored of chicken, fish, burgers and pasta…I try to eat healthy too so chicken and fish get rather boring. It’s nice to spice things up every now and then which is why I’m so lucky we have a chef there who is imaginative, creative and so nice that he always cooks meals special for me. All I have to say is “can you please make me something”…His response “sure, what do you want”…My response “Surprise me” and I have never once been disappointed by any surprises. His cooking is phenomenal and I always crave his cooking….Below are some of the special dishes he has created for me which are not on our menu.
J makes some fantastic dishes, but there are other exceptional chefs there as well; check out some of our menu items
First, I planned on making this Easter Peep Topiary that I saw on Pinterest…for my nieces’ first birthday (Easter themed)
Two words for you…
The problem was those things are top heavy so it didn’t matter the kind of base I had, how much hot glue I used to what size styrofoam ball I used I had the same result.
The other problem was the peeps refused to stay on the toothpicks.
Since I had several boxes of Peeps I needed to do something with them so I made something much easier and I was pleased with the results and the kiddos loved it.
I feel like there may be an easier way to figuring out Peep Trees and I’ll probably try again. Considering my niece’s birthday falls just a few days before Easter I feel like we’ll have plenty more opportunities.
Quick and Easy DIY Christmas Centerpiece
What You’ll Need:
This project is literally so simple and inexpensive and makes a beautiful decoration in your home. Whether it be for a table center piece, a decoration at the base of your tree or as I placed mine in my snow village it will be the perfect addition to your home.
How to make a kick ass cheese board for any occasion.
Let’s face it, it’s not a party unless there is a cheese board involved. Now there are simple cheese trays that one may put an the end of a buffet line that is easily forgotten or you can create a kick ass cheese board that can be so creative, imaginative and fun that it will have all your guests talking. A perfect centerpiece for your party. A conversation starter. Great with wine and dark chocolates!
Creating your kick ass cheese board can be simple but also expensive so Ask Yourself This before you go out to the store and empty your wallet.
Ask Yourself This:
If you are stumped on how to put a cheese board together look for ideas on Pinterest. If you want to use the one I made then go for it. Whatever works best for you.
I decided to do a cheese board for Thanksgiving this year and I am very pleased with the turnout. I was serving approximately twenty people so I knew my tray had to be relatively large especially when serving a group of Italians and the cheese board being the main appetizer.
I wanted this cheese board to have three qualities.
Since this was the only dish I was bringing to the table I decided not to worry too much about a budget but still I knew I wouldn’t be spending more than a hundred dollars. Yes, I said a hundred dollars and I know some of you might have your eyes bulging from your head at this point. Keep in mind when you go into a grocery store some of the most expensive items you will find are gourmet cheeses, fresh fruit, and quality nuts. If you add Italian meats to the mix a hundred dollars is easily spent.
Types of Cheese
Gourmet World Cheese
Once you’ve got your cheese & meats the rest is easy. Finding fruits and nuts for fillers.
Adding fruit both fresh and dried
The nice thing about this platter is that it was perfect for a dessert board as well.
Wine and Cheese
a match made in Heaven
Add Dark Chocolate
and you’ve got a Winning Trio!
Wow, that’s a lot of stuff and I know it can seem a bit overwhelming but if you already know how you are going to design your board then putting it together will be a piece of cake. The hardest part may be finding the perfect board to fit all of your items. I had a large beautiful chocolate brown tray that was perfect in size. Below are a few Helpful Hints in putting your final masterpiece together.
At this point your tray should be full and finished.
If you have leftovers make an extra small tray and put it out. Trust me, people will eat it.
Other similar and smaller trays I’ve done.
I’ve never planned out a room before of how I wanted it to look from a single photo and making it actually come to life. It’s not completely finished but it’s really getting there. If it wasn’t for the website I crossed I would have never fallen in love with the room I have now. I love organizing this room, changing things up and switching things around. Finding out what was going to work and what wouldn’t. I love the color blue, anything blue reels me in hook, line and sinker. So in my room you will see a lot of blue, but I tried to do a balance of baby blue and white on one wall and cadet blue and white on the other wall.