Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Glitter Finger Polish Tacks

What girl doesn't like a little bit of GLAM in her life?
We do for sure!
So what a better way of using 2 of our favorite things...
to make fancy thumb tacks.

This is such an easy project and if you look hard you
might have everything you need around your house.

Thumb Tacks
Finger Nail Polish

Paint the thumb tack with finger nail polish.
Don't forget the sides.
Dip into the glitter while still wet.
Stick tack into a piece of card board to dry.

How will you use your
Glitter Finger Polish Tacks?

As a boarder for a picture canvas?

Holding your favorite piece of artwork on your

Or give as a present?
A great way to present the tacks is to
wrap a piece of card board with
scrapbook paper or wrapping paper
and stick in the
Glitter Finger Polish Tacks.

All that is gold does not glitter

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Round 3 of the Crazy Cooking Challenge
Mashed Potatoes

While searching around for the best bloggy
Mashed Potato recipe we knew we wanted
a recipe for left-overs.

had the perfect recipe.
And with a name like Blissfully Delicious,
 can you make something bad?
We think not!

Our hot creamy mashed potatoes are full of, garlic, sour cream, butter, and seasoning.
But after sitting in the fridge they loose some of their yumm factor.

 We did make a few additions to Blissfully Delicious' recipe by adding crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.

** Little BIG tip**
Make extra because this is one recipe that you will want
3 cups stiff seasoned mashed potatoes (preferably cold)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of sliced green onions
1/2 cup bacon
1 cup cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups of panko
Oil for frying


1.  Let cold mashed potatoes stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

2.  Stir in the eggs, onions, cheese and bacon.

Mix well

3.  Shape into 1" balls using an ice cream scoop.

4.  Roll balls in panco.
(to make clean up eaiser place foil under work area)

5.  Heat oil in Fry Daddy to 375 degrees
(or shallow frying pan).
Fry potato balls in small batches until golden brown,
about 2-3 minutes. 
If you need to turn make sure the crust is crispy and brown.

6.  Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

7.  Serve warm with Garlic Mayonaisse

Don't they look like Hush Puppies?


We knew at once Blissfully Delicious was a girl after our own hearts when she
quoted Virginia Woolf ~
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Crawfish Pie

Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie and File' Gumbo
Me oh My oh

How we love to listen to Pandora Radio while cooking.
Tonight is Hank Williams.
Love some oldies but goodies.

This recipe calls for a veggie mix of onions & celery.

This is what it looks like in the store.
It sure comes in handy
if you are short on time or don't like to cut your veggies.

It is even Cajun certified.

Crawfish Pie
pie crust or 1 pack small pie shells
1 stick butter
3 cups mixed chopped onion & celery
1 can cream of mushroom soup
(we use cream of chicken)
1 can cream of celery soup
1 lb crawfish
2 cups cooked white rice
1 cup cheddar cheese
Season to taste

Place pie crust into pie pan.
 Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over pie crust
 Melt butter in large pan.

Cook veggies in butter until soft.

 Combine soups with veggies and heat.
Add crawfish and cook for 5 minutes. 

Mix rice and cheese with crawfish mixture.
Season to taste.

Bake in 375 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes,
or until the crust is brown.

Serve with a spinach salad.

Ca c'est bon!

Our favorite way to make these are in little pie shells.

I was going to take lots of pictures of the little pies,
but this is what they looked like when I got back.

The little pies were GONE!

So moral of story...
make EXTRAS!

They make a special neighbor gift.
Make a batch to give to your friends,
bring to a party,
or quick dinner.

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
'cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.
~Hank Williams

Friday, November 4, 2011

Spirit Wreath

 We can't tell you how excited we are
to be sharing our fall wreath ideas with you

What do you think of when you think of Fall?
Camp Fires
Leaves changing color
Cooler weather

Okay we do think of all of these,
but we don't see a big
change in the color of leaves
here in Louisiana
And last Wednesday we had
Summer and Winter
all in the same DAY!
Started at 84 and ended at 39 degrees.
Yep, all in the same day.

So we picked two of our fall favorites.
Football and Tailgating to make our wreath.

Showing our team spirit we made a
Laurel Wreath

This is such an quick, easy and cheap inexpensive project.
All you need are:
40 - 50 plastic spoons
Hot glue

Place a dab of hot glue at the neck of the spoon
and at the top.

While the glue is still hot place the next spoon
on top with the handle hanging over just a tad.

This is what the back will look like.

Keep putting dabs and spoons.
They will form a natural circle.

There are a couple of ways to hang your wreath.

Without ribbon on a nail.

With ribbon

If you are going to use ribbon you can
1. Sew the ribbon
2. Glue the ribbon
Either way once attached, flip the ribbon over.

Now you can show off your team spirit.

Here are a few tips-
 Use White or Clear spoons and
spray paint color of choice
(much cheaper than colored spoons)
Blue or Pink to announce baby
Holiday colors
The ideas are endless.

Stop over for a visit at Chameleon Girls
and tell us how you are going to make your
Laural Wreath
While visiting check out our other projects like our
(we are giving away a cottage.  Find out how you can win.)

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
Vince Lombardi

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tiger Bites

Tiger Bites
 are simple, easy and quick goodies.

Yippee Skippy you are more than likley to have
the ingredients in your pantry.

Bugles, Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Fill each Bugle with peanut butter.

Melt chocolate (follow directions on package).
Dip filled Bugles 1/2 way into chocolate.

Place on wax paper to harden.

We call them Tiger Bites when we are going Tailgating.


But what if you make them for Halloween?
They would magically turn into
Witches Hats

What about for Thanksgiving?

Tell us how you would make your Tiger Bites.

Jennifer from Just Wedeminute
is the lucky winner of
Please contact us.

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  • Hobbes: "What's misunderstood about you?"
  • Calvin: "Nobody thinks I'm a genius."