Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Teen Doodle Journal

My great- niece
 will be having
 her birthday this month
so I made her a doodle booklet

I explained in this posting
 how I did these booklets

Inside pages

Back pages

Since she was very little
I have given her 
a charm for both
Christmas and her birthday
She told me this year
her bracelet is full...

So she gets another one!

I also stuck in
some stickers
and embellishments 
for her to make
 her own pages
I used Cricut
Twinkle Toes

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chicken Parm Bites over pasta

PREHEAT the oven to 350°F.
 Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut chicken into 1 in bites

PLACE the chicken in a large bowl.
 Whisk together the egg and mustard
 in a small bowl. Pour the egg mixture
 over the chicken and
 stir to coat all pieces. 
Remove the chicken and
 shake off the extra egg. 
Place the chicken on a rack 
to allow excess egg to drain off.

MEANWHILE, combine the panko, 
Parmesan cheese, seasoning, 
and garlic powder
 in a large resealable
 plastic bag or container. 
Add the chicken and shake
 to cover all pieces.

 Remove the chicken, 
place on the baking sheet,

 and bake for 30 minutes, 
or until lightly browned and sizzling.

HEAT the pasta sauce
 while the chicken is cooking.
SERVE 1/2 cup spaghetti 
with one-quarter of the chicken
 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese, 
and 1/2 cup pasta sauce.
4 servings

Calories per serving: 380
total Fat 9G
Sat Fat 4
Sodium 650mg
Carbs 39g
Fiber 4g
Protein 37g
Calcium 25%

Monday, March 28, 2011

Follow Friday Four Fill-in Fun Blog Hop

Some how I got behind...oops...... 4th and 5th weekly Follow Friday Four Fill-in Fun Blog Hop 

Each week, Feeling Beachie  lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at 

Come join the fun

This week’s statements:

1) I can’t help it, but every time I see puppies I smile.

2) Every time I smell  lilacs I am immediately transported back to my childhood.

3) When I was little I wanted to be a stewardess.

4) If I had to eat only one meal for the rest of my life it would be ice cream.

Last weeks

This week’s statements:

1. I have got to be the worst speaker in the world

2. Although for the most part I love it, sometimes I wish I could just get rid of my computer. I think sometimes I am far to connected to it.

3. The best thing about where I live is the people.

4. Aside from a new house, car or big vacation, the first luxury I would buy myself if I won the lottery is I don't know There isn't much I personally want other than financial security and to help out some charities I believe in.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Choc Chip Scones

1/2 C wheat flour
1/2 C reg flour
1/2 C oats
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
¼ C Greek yogurt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ C mini chocolate chips

PREHEAT the oven to 400F.

MIX together the whole wheat flour,
 all-purpose flour, oats, sugar,
 baking powder, baking soda, 
and cinnamon in 
a food processor. 
With the processor running,
 add small cubes 
of butter one at a time.
 Process until the mixture
 looks crumbly. 
Add the yogurt, egg,
 and vanilla extract.
 Process just until well mixed.
 Add the chocolate chips. 
Process for about 10 seconds.

PLACE the dough on a
 lightly floured cutting board.
 Knead lightly to finish 
combining all the ingredients.
 Form into a ball,
 flatten into an 8" circle (1/2" thick)
 with your hands or a floured rolling pin, 
and cut into 8 wedges.

 Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray
 or use a nonstick baking sheet.
 Place the 8 wedges on the baking sheet.
BAKE for approximately 12 to 15 minutes, 
until lightly browned.

The best part
 1 scone = 160 calories

I got this recipe from

400 Calorie Fix: The Easy New Rule for Permanent Weight Loss!

Running With Glitter


A friend of mine 
is relocating
so I thought I would make
a journal/scrapbook for her
so this is a sketch pad turned travel journal
First I unwound the spiral binding

I had an atlas I used for the out sid
once I glued it on I reinserted the spirl binding

cutting out the route 
she will take

I glues a car button on the front
Her name will go  in
the checkered oval

Go West 

On the inside is the State of Ohio
I combined the state bird, tree flower int he corner
then had the state stats
on the left is a pocket 
with the map of our town

 the next pg was for the town she is moving to
and then the next few pgs
are the history of the town she is leaving

The red p gis
You know you are from Ohio if....

There are some pockets for mementos
I did make some tags so they weren't empty

The back pgs
are the same but for where she is going to

You know you are from AZ if....

this was fun to make
because I lived in AZ for 
25 years

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