Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Breezeway Makeover: Inspiration Board

Here's a peak of my ideas for my breezeway makeover.

Breezeway Inspiration
Here's the link to my board on Olioboard:

I was hoping to have more of the actual room to show you but the weather here has been terrible with lots of cold rainy days.  This room is closed off to the outside but isn't insulated or heated. Not so good for painting. Boo! While the weather is crappy outside, I have been working on doing projects that I can work on in my basement. The one project has taken a few more coats of paint then I had originally anticipated {Frustrating!}so it's still a work in progress.

I can't wait to show you some of these projects so stay tuned!! 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Great New Room Decorating Inspiration Board Webiste

I have found this super cool site called Olioboard {}. It's kinda like Polyvore, but instead of it being for clothing inspiration it's for room decorating inspiration. The site allows you to create room inspiration boards which you can publish to share with others or you can purchase the items you found for your board. I have to warn you it is very addicting but so much fun. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Here's my first one.
Bedroom - Red & Stone Bedroom
Bedroom Inpiration Board

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Ginger Snap Parmesan Popcorn Recipe

Ginger Snap Parmesan Popcorn

Ta Da - The Perfect Mix of Sweet & Salty

1/3 c. Popcorn Kernels
1 tbsp. Butter, melted
2 tbsp. Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Brown Sugar
4        Ginger Snap Cookies (my favourite brand is from Purity Factories

When making popcorn at home, I prefer to use a air popper because the popcorn is cheaper to make and with no additives.

I begin with putting my popcorn kernels into my popper and turning it on. While the popper is working it's magic, I am able to get  the rest of the ingredients ready. In the same large bowl as the one I am using for the popcorn, I break up the Ginger Snap cookies into small pieces (about the size of nickels). Next I put the butter into a microwave safe dish and microwave for about 30 seconds or until melted. After that, I grate the parmesan cheese. I use Parmigiano Reggiano because I prefer the flavour. Once the popcorn is done popping, I drizzle the butter over the top and gently toss the popcorn to get it evenly distributed. Now I am ready to assemble, so I sprinkle on the salt, parmesan, and brown sugar. Give it one last toss so everything is coated well and ta da you have the perfect mix of sweet and saltly.

This is what the box looks like. 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Cinnamon Turkey Meatballs

I know as soon as you read the title you are saying that cinnamon and turkey sound like a strange mix. But wait, don't knock it until you try it. A while ago, I had this idea that cinnamon would make a great compliment to my turkey meatballs. I then paired the cinnamon turkey meatballs with a simple marinara sauce equalling a match made in heaven. The sweetness of the tomatoes with the cinnamon and the savoury taste of  the ground turkey equals yum. You have to make this recipe!!

Cinnamon Turkey Meatballs

1lb Lean Ground Turkey
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Ground Pepper
1/4 cup Milk
1 Egg
1 jar favourite Tomato Sauce (homemade or store bought)

Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, add salt, pepper, and cinnamon to bread crumbs. Stir the crumbs until all the seasoning is incorporated. Then add the milk to the bread crumbs and let the bread absorb the milk. Next add the ground turkey and egg to the bread crumbs. Combine until seasoned bread crumbs are evenly distributed into the turkey.  Begin forming 2" meatballs and place into a baking dish. Drizzle the meatballs with olive oil and bake for about 30 minutes. Serve over pasta with tomato sauce.

Bon Appetit!
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