Friday, January 25, 2013

Best thing I ever bought for my kitchen

I bought this pro chef from Tupperware a few years ago in red...actually I had a party and earned it FREE....the blade broke but I used the thing every single day for dinner. I called to see about ordering just the blade and they had a new version if the pro chef and they replaced the entire thing free!

I use this practically every night. I love it! I chop onions, green peppers, nuts, cooked hamburger meat etc. it comes with attachments to mix liquids and etc. I recommend this to the fullest. Best kitchen accessory ever!!!!

We like very fine ground beef in our tacos and chili so I always use this for those meals but anytime I use onions I chop in this!

You won't be disappointed if you get one.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pillow making

I am trying to accomplish making all my pillows for my bed, we are in the process of trying to sell our house and buy a new and it's been a full time job as if I didn't have one already and a part time job as anyway here's the 2 I've made and I will finish the 3 euro shams soon to complete the look. I love the fabric I picked out. As soon as we find our new home I will paint our walls to coordinate!

Ill post more photos when it's complete

(My little helper was having a personal photo shoot)

Finally finished my euro shams, loving the different colors and patterns together.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cheesecake Factory chicken artichoke soup

Went To the cheesecake factory last week during Christmas vacation my favorite restaurant to go eat and I tried a soup that I have never tried before and it was so so so delicious, My mother-in-law and I looked up the recipe on Google to see if we could find a replica of it we found something similar and of course I came home and made it on New Year's Eve night....

One thing that was different about the recipe is I know that there were peas and red peppers instead of green peppers, I also had to add a lot more salt, But I suggest adding a little bit at a time to see your liking.

Here is the website or blog that I found it on and a picture of my soup as I was making it

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Easy Table Runner and Place Mats

You need: apx 2yds of 2 different fabrics, coordinating thread, and a sewing machine :) I used a 100% cotton as the red to prevent too much sliding on the table, I also washed it before I did anything. R

1. Cut the fabric to a size you want, I did a 14" x 64" runner.

2. Cut the top part the size you want than the lower fabric about 1 1/2" bigger on each side.

3. Lay bottom fabric under top and fold edges over once, iron, than fold again over the fabric, iron,  pin in place. (ironing really helps keep things in place)

4. Fold corners in to your liking, it took me a bit to figure out how I wanted the corners , once I did I cut off any excess to avoid bulkiness. Pin down corners and than start sewing!

5. Finally spray starch and iron.

As you can see I made matching place mats. I made these for a Christmas gift for my mom. So easy and pretty I will be making her 2 more placemats for when she extends her table for company.