Archive for June, 2011

Sail Away this Independence Day

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

 

 

 

This 4th of July, set sail in Nautical-Inspired fashion. This Nautical by Nature dress from Modcloth is perfectly comfortable yet perfectly fab. Whether you’re heading out to sea or to a cookout, this frock will be a stunner. The firecracker red boatneck is sure to spark up convo and have you looking like one hot mama.

The 100% cotton fabric and removable waist cinching belt send waves of excitement my way. Pair this with a jean jacket for a classic look in the evening, and light up those fireworks!

To purchase this fab frock, click here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Jessica is a mommy of two fabulous kiddos and two beautiful pups who enjoys all things fashion. She has several years of experience in the fashion industry working in Sales & Marketing. In her spare time she likes to work on art projects with her son, play dress up with her daughter and listen to her favorite music; Classic Rock. She also enjoys a mommy & daddy date night anytime Grammy is available.

Chill Out

Friday, June 24th, 2011

 

Cool Down this Summer with these Homemade Tripe-Decker Citrus Popsicles. 

Serve a treat that’s as pretty as it is tasty. The trick to this pop’s tri-colored look is simple: freeze the first layer alone for 45 minutes, then add a second layer and freeze again, and finish with the third. Freeze the complete pop overnight to keep it solid even in the sun’s hottest rays.

Ingredients

1 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice (from 2 to 3 blood oranges)
1 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice (from 3 to 4 large tangerines)
1 cup freshly squeezed white grapefruit juice (from 1 to 2 grapefruit)
About 1/4 to 1/2 cup superfine sugar 
1 to 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Preparation

1. Taste the blood orange juice. Add 2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Taste again to see if it has the right sweetness and tartness for you, bearing in mind that, when frozen, the juice will taste more subdued; add up to 1 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice if needed. Repeat with tangerine and grapefruit juices, using the same range of sugar and lemon juice for each.
2. Fill each popsicle molds 1/3 full with blood orange juice and freeze, making sure they’re level and upright, until firm to the touch, about 45 minutes.
3. Fill each mold 1/3 more with tangerine juice and freeze just until firm to the touch, another 45 minutes. Carefully insert sticks, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of each sticking out. Freeze until sticks feel solidly anchored, about 45 minutes.
4. Fill each mold to top with grapefruit juice, cover, and freeze 2 hours or overnight.
5. To unmold, run warm water over the individual molds just until popsicles release from sides, 5 to 15 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 77, Calories from fat 2%, Protein 0.5g, Fat 0.2g, Saturated Fat 0.0g, Carbohydrate 19g, Fiber 0.1g, Sodium 1.5mg, Cholesterol 0.0mg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 About the Author…

Sarah’s diet constists of 3 things:  Family, Fitness & Fun. As a mommy of 3 she has gotten creative in having them lend their little hands in the kitchen, as well as in their at home gym.  When the apron is off and the yoga mat has been put away Sarah enjoys a night on the town with her husband and friends.

A Sweet Gift for a Sweet Dad

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Get the kidlets involved and treat your dad to his favorite kind of shirt and tie for Father’s Day.  He’s sure to enjoy every bite.
 
Servings: 12
Prep: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
 
 
Ingredients
3 tablespoons  butter or margarine 
1 package (10 oz., about 40)  regular marshmallows
6 cups  Rice Krispies®
 Canned frosting

Directions
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Using canned frosting pipe tie and shirt collar on top. To serve cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2and 3above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Tips
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container.
Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 140, Total Fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 110 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 1 g, Daily Values: Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 0%, Iron 20%.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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About the Author…

Sarah’s diet constists of 3 things:  Family, Fitness & Fun. As a mommy of 3 she has gotten creative in having them lend their little hands in the kitchen, as well as in their at home gym.  When the apron is off and the yoga mat has been put away Sarah enjoys a night on the town with her husband and friends.