For my hubby a deviled egg is a delicious little morsel and he requests them for every holiday. He has been known to devour a dozen of these in one sitting. I especially love them in the summer months. I was curious to learn, to be considered deviled, a food has to have a kick from something like Dijon mustard, hot sauce, cayenne pepper or chopped hot peppers.
Hard boil 6-12 eggs. Peel the eggs. Using a sharp knife, slice each egg in half, lengthwise. Gently remove the yolk halves and place in a small mixing bowl. Arrange the egg white halves on a serving platter.
Using a fork, mash up the yolks and add dijon mustard, mayonnaise, sour cream, finely chopped green onion, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spoon egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves. I thinly slice green onions for a garnish and crumble bacon all over for extra deliciousness! Add or subtract ingredients to your liking and taste to your liking.
Bacon added to ANYTHING makes people happy. xo
Happy Fourth of July
I love the 4th of July and all that it is–the picnic food, lounging by the pool, the big fireworks display and especially hanging with all those you love to celebrate with. Of course I found my inspirations on Pinterest. All of these are creative ideas that I would love to recreate for my celebration.
Mondays are a wonderful start for party planning. xo
Get out of your Comfort Zone today…..xo
If you are making pulled pork anytime soon, you will need a delicious cole slaw side (or on it, like I like to serve my pulled pork).
Shread white and red cabbage in a food processor with the thickest slicing blade. Next, fit the food processor with the grating blade. Cut the carrots in half and place in the feed tube so they are lying on their sides. Process in batches and mix in a bowl with the grated cabbages. (you can purchase already slice cabbage and carrots in bags and add red cabbage) Thinly slice a red onion and add to cabbage. Tear up a bunch of cilantro and mix in with cabbage. For the dressing: In a medium bowl mix together 1 cup good mayonnaise, 1 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup Dijon mustard, 2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon celery salt, 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. First, moisten the cabbage mixture with a sprinkle of red wine vinegar. Add your desired amount of dressing to cover cabbage. DELICIOUS!
Here are some great ideas for Spring & Summer giving! I would love any and all of these lovely tokens and there is really something for everyone. 1). Brunch in an ice bucket is perfect for a visit to your favorite Sunday pal. Mimosa anyone? 2). A handwritten note is a lost art but there are those of us (Me) who still love to send a letter to someone far away. This is the pefect package and I love that the stamps are included. 3). It’s beach time, pool time! YAH!!! Pefect tote full of all the goodies you need for a day in the sun. 4). Calling all gardners! Giving all the tools all placed in a pretty watering can is such a fun way to give this gift. I know a lot of these people! And I love adding a great hand lotion to slather on after the work is done. 5). Ahhhh relaxing and reading! I love the presentation in the magazine holder. It just says sit back and take a break! Ideas: via Martha Stewart
I am going to get busy and get these together for some of my favorite peeps….you know who you are!! xo
I had this wall that was staring at me everyday. It was drab and plain and needed something. I decided it was a perfect space for family photos. So I chose a variety of frames and photographs of my hubby and kids. I decided on a ‘happy’, ‘Colorado’ and a ‘black and white’ theme. The frames I chose do not match but flow together on this wall of LoVE. Lay out your frames on a table or floor before you hang them to make sure you like your arrangement.
Photographs make a house a “HOME”!! xo
I hope ya’ll had a WONDERFUL Mother’s Day! Mine was full of flowers & LoVE and it made my day. I wanted to share with you some pretty ways to arrange flowers and all the beautiful varieties that are available. My daughter picked her favorite stems at Whole Foods and they put together bouquets for your choices. How clever! My hubby made me this adorable card. It’s the simple things in life that touch you the most.
Happy Monday…lets make it a great week! xo
Welcoming guests who are visiting you is such a lovely way to introduce them to your neck of the woods. We have international friends visiting us and the perfect solution is everything, Colorado. I found some Colorado totes and I am filling them with t-shirt and hat, maps of the city and state, products made locally and a few other goodies. You can get really creative. I made paper flowers for the girls and found male elk postcards for the males. You can add both for a couple. Travel is always fun but easier when welcomed with open arms.
Happy Weekend. xo
Pretty Make-Up Brush Solutions
I like to display my makeup brushes on my vanity. Its just as much to beatify the area as it is for functionality. Cleaning your brushes is extremely important. After you clean place each brush bristles facing up as not to bend or disturb their shape. Holding them in beads or marbles is the perfect solution. Here are some great examples I found on Pinterest. It would work great with your art supplies too.
Happy Monday! xo
Craving a little protein? I love me some cheesy, spicy eggs in the morning or really anytime for a little nourishment without all the carbs. Havarti cheese is the key to the yumminess of these scrambled goodies. A great melting cheese it is, and it is a full flavored choice. Chop your veges very small. I used red onion, jalapeno pepper, cremini mushroom, and cilantro. Saute vegetables in a tablespoon or so of butter with a sprinkle of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Add 5 eggs that you have whipped and then add a little heavy cream to eggs and stir. Cook on medium heat until scrambled but still a little wet. Add grated Havarti cheese. Stir gently and serve with a garnish of chopped green onion. DELISH!
My hubby loves this one…I am sure yours will too. xo