Just think, you could say anything with this Message-in-a-cookie-cutter (via Creature Comforts). Not that I’m suggesting anything other than PG rated (me, never), but it does allow you to be creative for any (& every) occasion. Then, there’s the Personal Embosser. This needs to move into my “need” category, ASAP.
Apologies. I forget not everyone lives in the same world as me… *Helvetica is a sans-serif typeface (i.e., it’s a font option).
You’ve twisted my arm. Enough. Here’s “my” [no longer] secret hummus recipe for all of you to enjoy. It’s one of my most requested recipes (well, Ina’s recipe) so I figured I’d post it and now let you be the super star at the next party. I usually serve this dip with pita chips (Trader Joe’s guiltless) and lots of cut veggies when entertaining. When I’m on the go, I’ll spread hummus on a gluten-free tortilla, add veggies (fresh or roasted) and wrap it up. It’s healthy, easy and delicious!
Ina Garten’s Hummus Recipe
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 6 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
- 2 Tbsp water or liquid from the chickpeas
- 8 dashes hot sauce
Turn on the food processor fitted with the steel blade and drop the garlic down the feed tube; process until it’s minced. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed. Taste, for seasoning, and serve chilled or at room temperature.
Thank you Valentine’s Day for giving me another reason to visit the craft store. Seriously, if it weren’t for the holidays, it would be much more difficult to find excuses to do fun s*** like this (reminder: no kids. yet). No “Valentine”? Not required. Send/give to your girlfriends or your girlfriends kids. They’re going to appreciate it more anyway. I’d save the cooking and dessert for the men.
1. DIY Valentine’s Day Brownie Bag from Twig & Thistle; 2. Sweet Love Valentine’s Day collection from TomKat Studio; 3. Valentine’s Day Treat Packages from Martha Stewart; 4. Match stick candy boxes from inchmark via Celebrations at Home
I wish I could say I knew this couple, but no, I’ve just been fixated on their amazingly creative wedding photos. Strange? Yes, probably.
Several girlfriends of mine have recently gotten engaged and since I’m a wedding fanatic, I had to share this *DIY Wedding, part II and part III from Style Me Pretty (highest ranked wedding blog). For the bride-to-be on a tight budget, there are countless DIY tips & tricks that will add the personal touch you were looking for.
All you married women admiring this fun/playful wedding, envisioning how you would plan your wedding with an entirely different look & feel, then I’m sorry. I don’t know if it’s normal, but it’s a challenge I face on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my wedding, I just want to plan another one.
*DIY: Do It Yourself
Photographer: Jessica Johnson