Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY Glittered Vases

I love the fact that with Mod Podge you can glitter just about anything! And who doesn't love glitter?! I made these 3 little glittered vases for under $5 bucks and you can use them for whatever you please. Since I have issues with constantly losing bobby pins, hair ties and chapstick/lipstick, I thought it would be perfect to keep them in. I found the vases over at the dollar tree and thought they would look prettier if they had some personality to them. It was super easy and didn't take a long time at all.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fathers Day Blueberry Pie

Tomorrow is a special day, not only is it Fathers Day, but I am also graduating. My parents are coming up to help me move and I thought that I would make my Dad something he'd like. My Dad loves blueberries. He always lets me know when he is going to go blueberry picking at a small farm by their house. So I thought for Fathers Day, I would make him a blueberry pie, plus I was lucky that blueberries were on sale! I used a pre-made pie crust because it was convenient for me since I was packing as I made the pie. The sweet smell of the blueberry pie filled my little apartment and I was tempted to eat some of it right when I took it out of the oven. BUT of course it would have been awkward when my Dad opened the box and there was a partially eaten pie... oops!...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Garlic and Chile Roasted Rock Crab

Sean and I went to the Farmers Market yesterday. I only wanted to go to buy some almonds, but of course only buying just one thing is impossible when everything just looks so good. What did we end up buying? 3 baskets of strawberries, 2 bags of Chile Limon almonds, 1 bag of Wasabi almonds, Mexican guavas and some crabs.
Sean loves these almonds. They aren't too spicy, but they do have a slight kick to them. They're the kind of spice where it's addicting and you can't just eat one. Seriously! The first time we bought them, Sean ate almost an entire bag in one sitting. I'm not a big almond person, but I could eat these almonds and not share. I actually bought 2 bags of them so Sean could have one and I would save the other bag so he has another one for later, but honestly I highly doubt he's going to see that second bag.
I was excited when I saw guavas. I haven't had them since I was a kid and eating them definitely takes me back to my childhood. I remember my neighbor had a guava tree in their backyard and I would go over there and pick them. These guavas are soft and full of flavor.

But what I was really interested in was this guy right here. I love crab, but I've never been the one to kill it, let alone touch one alive. I would just look at them from a distance and let someone else deal with it. This was my first time and I was baby about it, but making crab was something that I've been wanting to do. I found this simple recipe on FoodNetwork and thought it would be a good starting point. The amount of chile  really depends on your personal taste. I wish I would have put more or I should have used the dried habanero chile flakes.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Roasted Grapes on Toast

I'll admit that I haven't been eating healthy lately and I feel really bad about it. But I swear I have a good reason! I'm trying not to buy food and just eat whatever is left in my pantry and freezer since I'm moving out in about a week and I don't want to just throw it out. And there is a reason why that stuff if still around and I haven't eaten it in a while. But I finally got sick of it and went to the grocery store so I would at least have salad, I saw that grapes were on sale (YAY! Trust me I was really excited because snacking on junk food while studying was not good either)

When I saw the grapes, I immediately thought of this recipe that I stumbled on a while back. Who would have thought that grapes thrown in the oven would be so good? I didn't. It was kind of like grape jam, but better. Although I'm not 100% on what grape jam or jelly taste like since I don't eat it and I don't like anything grape flavored except grapes themselves. Plus this has goat cheese and if you know me I love cheese.

If you're in study mode or just need something new to eat, try this. :)