Showing posts from February, 2007

Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

I could really live on this stuff. There are so many ways to make it taste different and it is so affordable too. :)

Last night I made the Ziti with Ricotta and Vegetables for dinner from my previous post and it was soooooo delish!!!! The entire family loved it. It was so easy anyone can do it.

So tonight, I'm making this with a little salad and a little garlic bread....

Linguine with Two-Olive Marina

2 teaspoons of olive oil
2/3 cup of chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3/4 cup of sliced pitted green olives (about 15)
1 (2-1/4 ounce) can of sliced ripe olives, drained
1/4 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/3 cup of dry white wine
1 (28 ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
1 box of cooked linguine
3/4 cup of parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley

1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and saute 1 minute. Add olives and saute 30 seconds. Stir in sugar, red…

Some new recipes

that I'll be trying very soon. Just thought I'd share....:)

Ziti with Ricotta & Vegetables

Start to Finish: 25 min.

8 ounces dried ziti or penne pasta
2-1/2 cups broccoli florets
1-1/2 cups asparagus or green beans cut into 1-inch pieces
2 large ripe tomatoes
1 cup light ricotta cheese
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed
4 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any oil or salt and adding broccoli and asparagus or green beans the last 3 minutes of cooking; drain.
2. Meanwhile, place a fine strainer over a large bowl. Cut tomatoes in half; squeeze seeds and juice into strainer. With the back of a spoon, press on seeds to extract juice; discard seeds, reserving tomatoes.
3. Add ricotta …

My boy

And, not to forget my son....this sweater, a button down and a pair of khakis will be his Easter Sunday uni.

Ok. Now, I'm all shopped out.

BTW, The Children's place is having a 15% percent off sale and flat rate $5.00 shipping. The code is....Sp2E27. Happy Shopping! :)


I simply could *not* resist this dress while I was shopping for her Easter dress. Love the color. :)

Natalie's Easter Dress

is on it's way from The Children's place and I love it. I think it is soooo pretty and not too fancy. So, she can wear it out to dinner and not look like she's in a party dress.. :) Whatcha think? I love the little sweater on top too. Eeeeeeeeeee! :)

Felt Pouch

Elsie made these darling little felt pouches to hold wallet size photos of her layouts. I thought how fun would it be to do a tropical themed one to hold all my beach layouts. That way I could always be near the beach even during the cold dreary winter months. HeeHee! So FUN! :)

Rubber Ducky You're The One

Does anyone remember that song from Sesame Street? I used to sing it to my kiddos at bathtime everyday. :) My kiddos are too big for Ernie but I still have my niece to sing to. That may be a good thing or a bad thing (if you've ever heard me sing you'd know the answer). LOL!

Well, my sister recently moved into a new house and she has been decorating up a storm. My niece has her very own bathroom complete with a large vanity. It's all decked out in a rubber ducky theme. Too CUTE!

So, while I was browsing the aisles of Michael's, I couldn't resist making this frame for her bathroom. How cute would a bath photo look in here? I hope she likes it. :)

I *heart* sketches!!!

I really do! And, Elsie has a whole bunch of new sketches she created on her blog right now. Sooooo FUN! Here is my version of Elsie Sketch #19.

Only 2 Hours Left

You've got 2 hours left to post something at DML and have a chance at winning the grand prize. No layout, no worries. Post a simple recipe in the food court and your name gets entered into the grand prize drawing too. C'mon! Whatcha waiting for?? Good Luck! :)

I did this one in honor of DML's 3rd Anniversary. I used 3 photos, 3 flowers, 3 brads & 3 pieces of patterned paper. :)

Cyber Crop

We are cropping over at DML. There are tons of fab challenges and loads of SUPER DUPER prizes to be given away. Come join the FUN. Who knows? You may win something. :)

Brownie Build A Bear

Today Natty and her Brownie Troop went to Build A Bear as a reward for their decorate a cookie earnings from Farmers Market. And, they even earned a try it badge too boot. Natalie named hers Cuddles. The little sash and skirt are too CUTE!! The little sash even holds badges. Soooo adorable!! :D