Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Something Yummy, "A Rose Decorated Cake!"

Since this year is all about flowers for me, I thought I would try to find some yummy treats to also include on my blog.  Just so happens that I found a really neat website that makes some really cool cakes and shares the steps in doing so!  I can not wait until I create this cake over the weekend for my family on Valentine's Day.

1M tip used to make this rose style frosting design. 

Check out all her neat ideas, tips and tricks here: iammommy

Floral Project #5, Overlays by KJD

Just finished up week 5's overlays (still working on week 4's kit, hope to have it completed very soon.)

© 2011, by KJD Photography, Kristy J Designs, all rights reserved

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Little Love Poem by Izabella Eriksson

Love Is The Greatest
Author: Izabella Eriksson

To love is to have someone special
One who you can always depend
To be there through the years
Sharing laughter and tears
As a partner, a lover, a friend.

To love is to make special memories
Of moments you love to recall
Of all the good things
That sharing life brings
Love is the greatest of all.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Groovy Valentine 8x8 Storyboard Freebie

Just leave me your addy and I will forward this template on to you.  Smiles :)

Amazing Chicken Wings

So in addition to the wonderful homemade soup today, I also made chicken wings.  Well, I bought ours from Gordon Foods and I have to say, "they are so good!!!"  I bought the Chili Lime Chicken Wings and they cooked up amazing!  Best store bought wings I have ever had!!!  Totally recommend!



Okay, today is Super Bowl Sunday and I started cooking at 10 AM. Making homemade KJo's Ground Turkey Vegetable Soup. The house smells amazing!!! Here's the problem...I made this for the family but everyone is practically gone for the day. Ugh! Eric (hubby) was called into work from the county (guess a winter blast is coming again tonight) and then Katie is off to watch her boyfriend play at his basketball game with her friends.  That is what happens when you have a 17 year old. The younger two are here still but I was cooking for a full house and now I am down to! Thought I was going to have all my kids home and friends over today but no luck! Anyway, lots of soup, chicken wings and breaded mushrooms that may end up now in the fridge until tomorrow when everyone will be home.  LOL

Start with 32 oz Beef Broth - 99% Fat Free or Organic
5 to 8 cups of water
1/2 of a 26.46 oz of POMI chopped tomatoes (100% Fresh Italian Tomatoes)
((If you can not find POMI brand, then use something else that you feel would be similar))
POMI is my fav and has the best taste!  You can find it at Whole Foods.
Then added 3 stalks of celery
1 cup of peas
1 cup of corn
1 cup of cut carrots
1 cup of cut green beans
(or you can add a ((semi homemade)) frozen mixed vegetable bag - 1/2 of a 2.5 lb bag)
1/2 cup of onion
1 - 15.5 oz can of great northern beans
salt and pepper to taste (I am not a big salt user but this may need more then a pinch if you want it flavorful - like maybe 7 or 8 pinches)
Bring to a boil and then add 2 packages of 1.2 lbs of ground turkey.  The turkey can actually stay solid out of the freezer, just plop it into the boiling liquid contents within the pot.  Turn down the burner to medium-high and then add the frozen turkey meat.  About 35 minutes to cook within the liquid.

Then pull out the ground turkey and place within your food processor and give it a few pulses until meat is like the below consistency.  Next, place the ground turkey back within the soup pot on medium.

Now to add the pasta.  I use the Barilla Ditalini 1 lb box, about half a box within the soup pot liquid.

Bring your burner up to about medium high and give it about 20 minutes.  Make sure to stir, so the noodles do not stick to the bottom of the pan.

You are done!  tUMMyS will be fULL!

This soup does not last long because everyone comes up for double helpings :). Enjoy!

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Fun Finds - Oreo Cookie Pan

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

KJD - aged effects

Been playing today with some aged overlays that I created to get this scratchy old aged effect on
the above photos.  Not sure if I like it or not.  What do you think???

Fiesta Fun

Well, I was going back thru some of my old files and jpgs that I created and found this paper pack that I had created in 2008.  Thought I would make a boys birth announcement with this.  Check back in the next few days to see what I made :). 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day and LOVE BUN POPS!

Okay, well today is February 2, 2011 and we have about 6 inches of snow on the ground.  Half of what the weatherman was predicting.  It still was a snow day and school was called off, so we are in the house baking today.  Came up with this idea...Thought that it was such a yummy, cute, and fun treat for the kids and/or to pass out to their friends.  I had a can of cinnamon rolls in the refrigerator, so that can came out to the counter, then I had sucker sticks from Christmas and I pulled those out, next came all the Valentine decorations and the steps  to follow are below:

 I can of cinnamon rolls
 Roll out the large rolls into strips and then re-roll into mini round shapes
 (for hearts pinch in at the top and at the center push in with a knife.)

sample of re-rolling into mini round shapes and then form into hearts, if you'd like!
 make sure to insert your sucker stick at the end where the dough flap ends
 (this will help keep the roll secure when baking.)

Baking:  I LOVE BUN POPS on a greased baking sheet for about 12 to 15 minutes at 325 degrees .
Now on to the fun with decorations!!!

My girls had a ball decorating!  Also, you can use the icing over top
of your LOVE BUN POPS.  We did both!
 Always a staple decoration for Valentine cooking decorating
is the red hot hearts!  My girls love these!

And the finished product was a hit!!!
 Total LOVE BUN POPS out of a regular cinnamon bun can was 24 total.

Package with cello bags, ribbon and stickers.

LOVE BUN POPS by Kristy Jo & Family!