Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Artichoke and Bell Pepper Pizza with Feta

Yum!  I really love making pizzas for meals.  They're so quick and easy, especially if you use a store bought crust!  And  the possible combinations are nearly endless.

For this pizza, you will need:

  • 1 store bought crust 
  • Small amount tomato paste or sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • Small can of artichoke hearts, halved
  • 2-3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Preheat the oven according to the crust directions.  Then, place your crust on a pizza pan and smooth as small amount of pizza sauce or tomato paste evenly across the crust.  Sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese.

Arrange the bell peppers around the crust like petals on a flower.  Place the artichoke hearts intermittently throughout.  Sprinkle feta on top.

Bake 12-14 minutes, slice, serve, enjoy!

What are your favorite pizza toppings?  Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Life Lately

1) Donuts!  And lots of sweets, as usual
2) and 4) We've been working out a bunch lately!  I got a new medicine ball that has really changed up my workouts, and we also got a hangboard, which is great training for rock climbing.
4) Of course, I've been hanging out with this sweetheart too!
1) Valentine's Day started with a delicious living room picnic
2-4) and it continued with a terrific fire, marshmallow toasting, and delicious s'mores (we made them with fudge graham crackers!)
5) and 6) The beautiful bouquet John gave me.  I love flowers!

February has been a great month!  And I'm looking forward to next month even more- it's my birthday month!  I've got lots of DIYs, recipes, and fun birthday ideas lined up to share with you all :)  What have you been up to this month?

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Champagne Bud Vase

I had a vase of spider mums that were a little past their prime.  One lone flower, however, looked like it could be saved if I trimmed the stem down far enough.  If I did this, though, the flower wouldn't fit into the vase anymore. So, I decided to get creative and pop it in a champagne flute!  I also used a small shot glass when one of the carnations in my Valentine's bouquet broke off.

What sorts of things around the house do you use creatively?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

DIY Glitter Star Straws

The Oscars are this Sunday!  Are you planning on watching them?  I love watching the Oscars, but this year, we actually have tickets to see Pippin.  So I'm bummed to miss the awards show, but SO excited to see a live show!

If I were watching the Oscars, I would use these cute little straws for whatever beverage we served.  To make your own, you will need:

  • Black and white paper straws
  • Gold glitter paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Star stencil or cookie cutter

Trace the star on the back of the glitter paper.  Cut it out, and glue it to the paper straw an inch and a half or so from the top.

I displayed mine in a champagne flute.

Could this be any easier?  (The answer is no!)  What are you Oscar viewing plans?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rosemary French Toast with Honey Goat Cheese

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day!  Ours was great, and involved lots and lots of eating.  It's been a while since I shared a recipe, though!  I've been on a bit of a DIY kick - any holiday tends to do that to me :)  But this is a super tasty dish- a French toast that's savory, so it's great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner!

You will need:

  • Rosemary Olive Oil Bread Loaf (available at many specialty bakeries)
  • Honey goat cheese (check your local grocer, Whole Foods, or specialty shop)
  • Eggs
  • Half and half

For two servings, I used two eggs beaten with about two tablespoons of half and half.  Cut off two thick slices of the bread.  Let the bread soak in the egg mixture on either side, then place on a non stick skillet over medium heat.  Cook until browned, flipping the bread to brown the other side.

Serve with honey goat cheese crumbled on top.

Easy and quick; perfect for a busy weekend!

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