Posts Tagged ‘easy’

Make it Monday :: Puff Pastry Croutons

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Easy Puff Pastry Croutons

Just wanted to share a quick and easy addition to your upcoming winter soups.

I always save leftover, unused puff pastry bits. Why not utilize those extra bits to make croutons?

These couldn’t be simpler, and they add a lovely, buttery addition to tomato soup. I imagine this would be quite nice on many other soups, too. Also, it’s a bit unexpected if serving to guests. It’s a little pillow of buttery, flaky goodness. Mmmm…

Cut your frozen pastry bits into whatever shapes you’d like. I chose small rectangles. Place on a baking sheet. Season with your favorite seasonings. I used an Italian seasoning grinder. Bake until puffed and golden in a preheated 400 degree oven. About 10 minutes. Just use your judgement since these are small. You don’t want to overcook them!

Make It Monday :: Roasted Cauliflower

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Roasted Cauliflower

First off, let me apologize for disappearing for two weeks! Between visiting family and a quick trip to NYC last week, life got crazy. Ok, now back to the cauliflower!

This is a great, filling and healthy way to prepare cauliflower. My husband’s favorite!

Simply rinse and chop one head of cauliflower into bite size florets. Toss in a bit of olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and your favorite herbs/sprices. I use McCormick’s Italian Herb Seasoning Grinder. Season liberally. Roast in 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender. You can shake the pan halfway through, but it’s not necessary.

One tasty variation is to add a jar of peeled whole garlic cloves. Drain and rinse thoroughly. Toss onto pan with prepared cauliflower. So yummy! I use 1 7.75 ounce jar of Bellino Garlic Cloves from my local grocery store.

Who else is THRILLED that Spring is finally here?!?!?

Thrifty Thursday :: Easy Dull Wood Fix

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Ship - Before

Ship - After

We picked up this neat old piece of art for under $2 earlier this week. I love the colors and the ship. The wood was quite dull, so it needed a little love. Simply spray a rag with a little olive oil cooking spray and wipe gently over the wood. Voila! Good as new.

You could probably use any type of oil. Just apply lightly. You don’t want greasy art.

Tomorrow is Foodie Friday! Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is!

Make It Monday :: Ric Rac Flower Embellishment

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Are you like me? Do you bookmark any craft / project / recipe you would love to make although know that you may never get to it? Last week, I came across this Ric Rac project I had filed away who knows when and thought it’d be a perfect was to use this random pack of white glow-in-the-dark Ric Rac I have had for a while. The project is here at Knick Knacks & Ric Rac.

What do you think? Perfect little addition to purses, headbands, tshirts, jackets… anything! I’ll definitely be making more of these. So cute!

Ric Rac Flower

And yes! You’d be able to find me anywhere with this snazzy accessory!

Ric Rac Flower