Monday, April 30, 2012

Going Bold With Butter

I recently discovered the Go Bold With Butter website through AllRecipes.com
 Margarine is not an substitute in this house as we always use real butter.
I made a few recipes from their Bold With Butter website that we are crazy about!


These are the Salt-Roasted Potatos we made for dinner last night. We opted to grill these instead of bake them in the oven.  They turned out great!

The Cinnamon Toast Scones are a keeper in out house. My husband couldn't believe how delicious they were and asked if I could make this recipe on a regular basis. I highly recommend this recipe!

I was intrigued by the Compound Herb Butter recipe because I never thought to mix in herbs to flavor it. I am totally hooked on this recipe and I have been using it on toast, grilled cheese, and sandwiches.


I even used the Compound Herb Butter on our corn on the cob that we grilled last night with the Salt-Roasted Potatos. I am glad to have been introduced to GoBoldWithButter.com because I found some truly amazing recipes that will be made over and again in our home.

http://goboldwithbutter.com/

**As a voluntary brand ambassador for AllRecipes.com, I was asked to try recipes made with real butter and GoBoldWithButter.com  The opinions and photos are that of my own. I honestly love these recipes!**


~MySweetCreations

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I've Been Baking & Cooking. Here's What I Made This Week!

I have been baking and cooking a loy lately and thought I would share a collection of photos of what I have been up to. As an brand ambassador for AllRecipes.com I was asked to make three Al Fresco Chicken recipes this month. This is the Greek Salad with Spinach Feta Chicken Sausage.

Earlier this week I made Garlic Chicken Sausage and Summer Vegetable Saute.

This was the Liguini with Roasted Vegetables and Tomato Basil Chicken Meatballs, which I might add was delicious.

I whipped up some Cream Filled Cupcakes aka Hostness Cupcakes for my husband to take to work.

This was something different that I came across but wanted to try it since I had all of the ingredients. It is the Grilled Brie & Apple Sandwich  from the GoBoldWithButter.com website I found through AllRecipes.

My signature strawberry almond vanilla smoothie. It is great that I am throw this tasty drink together quickly.

This month I was also asked to make my favorite cocktail on AllRecipes.com as a brand ambassador. My drink of choice would be champagne. We don't keep any hard liquors in our home, so I searched through many champagne cocktail recipes which I have to say there is a lot to choose from!

I settled on the Champagne Cocktail recipe because the recipe didn't have any reviews or photos yet it sounded delicious. This drink is made with champagne, vanilla ice cream, and lemonade. (I used pink lemonade.)

Feeling inspired one morning, I decided to make a frozen toaster waffle but make it look like a breakfast you would be served at a nice retaurant.

I want to show you all that it is easy to do at home with a little creativity you can serve your guests, or a loved one a speical breakfast at home that looks and tastes good.

Well.....I had an open bottle of champagne so I have to use it up, right? I made another champagne cocktail.

This one is called Pomosa which is pomegrante and champagne. (I used a sprarkling pomegrante juice in mine. )

My drink of choice lately: Cold Chai or known as an Iced Chai at Starbucks. I have been making them at home since they are super easy to make. Equal parts of liquid chai concentrate and milk.

Put it in your to-go cup and your on your way and saving money.

I made this grilled cheese with brie, swiss, onions, and tomatos. I butter the bread with Compound Herb Butter from GoBoldWithButter.com This butter recipe is a must try!

~Enjoy! MySweetCreations.

Friday, April 27, 2012

InstaFriday: My Week in Pictures

Great maxi dress at Target, but sadly they didn't have it in my size. This one was too large for me.  :(


This got this ottoman at Target for $10.98! It was missing the tag and was bouncing around the the clearance shelves for a couple of months until I saw it, new it had to be cheap, and had an employee track down a price for it. This gray beauty now lives in my entry.

Greek dinner: Falafel Sandwich.

Just my cat taking a nap in my arms. So precious.

What do you know? Shopping at Target. One of my favorite things to do. I don't usually buy a bunch of stuff, but I like to look around.

Daughter's new maxi dress.

Mmmm...Baskin Robbins birthday cake.

Having a homemade latte.

We went to Disneyland, this is the new look of the Disneyland Hotel lobby. Sweet tea cup seating!

I made a frozen toaster waffle look fancy. Very easy to do!

Attempting to colorblock.

Latte in Old Town San Diego. I am currently in a hypothyroid swing and by 10:00AM all energy and life has been sucked out of me and this is the first time where I felt like I need coffee to get through the day. Perhaps that is why you see so many latte photos this week.   :)

I love this makeup brush set for obvious reasons. #aqua

life rearranged


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Background Changes

I just wanted to let you all know I am thinking of changing my background! I currently have this gray/white/yellow chevron style background until I figure out how to upload the aqua/gray chevron background that I really want. I also found some similar variations. Let me know what you think! I am too tired tonight to continue, but hopefully I will get it figured out within the next few days!

Thank you!

~MySweetCreations


#1) Gray/Aqua Chevron

#2) Robin's Egg Blue/White Chevron

#3) Gray/White Chevron with Aqua Stripe

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chocolate Pizza Inspired by Max Brenner Chocolate

I first discovered Max Brenner chocolate on Food Network. During an episode about chocolate on "Unwrapped" I was mesmirized by this restaurant. They showed chocolate drizzled breakfast plates with extra beakers of chocolate on the size, chocolate fondue, and "hug mugs" of drinking chocolate.

There was on specific item they showed than intrigued me enough that I recreated it a few days later. Looks delicious but you may be wondering what it is, right?

It is Chocolate Pizza! According to the Max Brenner menu, "Chocolate Chunks Pizza* double chocolate melting chunks & a choice of 2: crunchy hazelnut bits, bananas, peanut butter or roasted marshmallows."

I made mine with milk chocolate chunks, peanut butter, marshmallows, and a fine dusting of ground almonds. I used the whole wheat tandoori naan bread from Trader Joes. First you layer milk chocolate chunks on the bread.

Next, layer some mini marshmallows on top of the chocolate chunks.

Preheat oven to 350 and place chocolate pizza on a baking sheet and allow the chocolate to melt and the marshmallows to soften and faintly brown on the tops.

For this part, I melted some cream peanut butter in a small dish. Be careful not to microwave it too long as it becomes fluid quickly. Drizzle peanut butter over top of the warm pizza immediately after removing from the oven.

Sprinkle either chopped almonds or hazelnuts on top and serve.


I also made my own drinking chocolate spiced with cinnamon with a dollop of fresh homemade whipped cream on top. I think I have to run a few miles just after writing this post!



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thrift Haul

I have a small but exciting thrift haul to share today!

I found a like new pair of True Religion Kate jeans. They are a cropped length and I am thrilled with the fit. Most True Religion cuts are too low or the inseam is twisted towards the bottom or the thread is gaudy for someone like me. I saw a few women in my area wearing the Kate fit and I admired the look of them. Now I have a crisp pair of my own at a steep discount.


Best part....the price. They are listed for at least twice this price on eBay.

I always browse the children's section first. I found this Abercrombie Kids tee for my daughter. It is size small which I believe translates to a 7/8 in girls, but it is narrow enough to work for my daughter and would make a great tunic with black, yellow, or blue leggings since it is a lonher length.


This is a Gymboree skirt with built in shorts underneath for my daughter. Gymboree came out with this within the last year and it is from the Sweet Treats collection. A great summer basic and we already have some light pink and white solid colored tees to pair with this.


Have you been thrifting lately? What have you found?
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