8.27.2015

Amazing Mozzarella Prosciutto Bites Recipe



These are amazing and one of my favorite appetizer items. We recently had these on our cruise with the Oasis of the Seas and I knew I could make them when we returned home. I love the way all the flavors come together and just taste amazing.



All that you need will be:
One loaf of soft french bread
One package of Prosciutto
One package of rolled Mozzarella
Honey Mustard of your choice

To start you will cut your french bread into one inch slices. Cut your mozzarella into thin slices and lay the cheese on your bread. Wrap the bread and cheese with half a piece of prosciutto. Top with a small amount of honey mustard. Bake in the over at 375 for just 3-5 minutes, only enjoy time to warm it. Do not walk away from the oven. This is only to warm the honey mustard and cheese.

These are amazing and I know you will love them!


We also add several other items to have a finger food style dinner. Smoked cheese with miniature crackers and olives.



I also had a grilled chicken breast and bacon from the night before that I made chicken bites with that you can dip in honey mustard.

Perfect night!



Take a look at my step by step direction with my Youtube Video here. Be sure to Subscribe to my channel so you never miss out!


I hope you enjoyed!



8.25.2015

Why Christmas Shopping All Year is a Huge Help




Why I think its a great idea to Christmas Shop all year! Here are several reasons why!


1. I like to give gifts that really fit the person. If I wait until 3 weeks before Christmas the chance of me finding that perfect gift is really difficult. By starting my shopping January 1st I can watch for the perfect gift and match it with sales and coupons. 

2. Budget- I find if I shop all during the year I stay on target with my budget. This helps me find sales and use coupons. There is something about Christmas music and the holiday season that makes me want to spend money when I walk into a store. To be honest I try to stay out of the stores during the holiday season. I do set a limit but by shopping all year I spread it out. 

3. Where do I keep the presents all year? By shopping during the year this allows me to wrap them as I go and then store them in secret places in my home. I love to wrap them and put pretty bows on them because it adds that extra touch I love. One thing I do not like is being stuck wrapping 2 weeks before Christmas. It just takes the fun out it. 

4. I like to avoid crowds. There is nothing I dislike more than shopping in crowds and being stuck in traffic. This is allowing me to spend more time entertaining and having friends and family over. 

5. I find when shopping during the Winter season everything has a Winter theme. I have a lot of friends that enjoy Summer items from candles to stationary. I love shopping the stationary sections during the year. 

6. There are going to be items that people want that only come out during the Christmas season and that is fine. I have no problem picking up those items or ordering them online. The key is I am not doing all of my shopping during this time period. 

7. The postal service and UPS can get backed up during the holiday season and I want to make sure my gifts arrive on time. I have run into problems in the past where I was promised the gifts would arrive on time only to have them arrive late. 



Here is a look at a few of these ideas explained in more details. Click below and be sure to Subscribe so you never miss out! 




I hope you have found these tips helpful and have fun shopping! 



8.23.2015

A Look Into This Week | August 17th - 20th




This week I purchased a new charm from BaubleBar and I love it. Its a gold pineapple charm with stones which look like diamonds. Its so pretty and I can't wait to pick up a few more. This one was only $8.00 so its a must have.



I also attended a fundraiser luncheon for Leukemia and for the event they will have everyone walk in the streets carrying a lantern in the colors below. Its going to be so pretty to see all of the walkers. 



I stopped by HomeGoods and purchased these bowls to photograph recipes that I make and share. I love the dragon fly look. They are so pretty and I believe they were around $5.00. I picked one up for myself and Eddie but they are going to work great for photographing for my blog.




I had the opportunity to attend a 2nd luncheon during the week and had such a wonderful time. I love working with such wonderful people. We also had such a wonderful time during our weekly meeting.






You know I love to entertain so of course it caught my eye when the restaurant that brought the food used these cute name cards.



This week I also made my Key Lime Mouse Cups so I hope you get the chance to make them! They are so yummy! 




The week was busy with meetings and lots of fun events so be sure to click here and take a look at all the fun. Make sure you Subscribe to my channel so you never miss out!

Here is a look into the week!!!


Have an awesome week! 




8.21.2015

Whats for Dinner | Week Three



Welcome to Week 3 with my Whats for Dinner Series! 


I am having so much fun planning out all of our meals for the week. I have seen such an improvement in our budget with monthly groceries and our eating out. I hope you have been inspired to plan your meals after taking a look at my weekly series. 

This is a look from our Saturday night to dinner. It was very yummy and a fun treat! 








Back to the real world of eating at home after that over the top meal. For Sunday night we made a Taco Bar and had fresh taco salads. They were great. It was such a treat to have Eddie cook dinner.


I made mine into a soft taco with sides.



We also had marinated pork tenderloin and sides. I love buying the pork tenderloins that are in their own marinade and you just open and grill.


I can not wait to share this recipe with you. Its my homemade Red Beans and Rice and it is very easy to make. I will share that in an upcoming post. Its one you will want to try!



Over all it was a great week and I really stuck with my plan. Having a plan before hand is the key along with purchasing the items you will need. I find if I have to run to the store on my way home from work it just does not get done. I try to have two shopping days each week. 



Take a look here for a look at the week. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you never miss out on anything!



8.18.2015

Key Lime Mouse Cups Recipe



KeyLime Mouse Cups Recipes



  1. 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  2. 2 tablespoons sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons melted butter
  4. 2 cups heavy cream
  5. 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  6. 1/2 cup key lime juice or juice in lime container

Instructions
  1. Lets start with your crust. In a small bowl you will mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. The best tool will be your hands but makes sure the butter is cooled. Divide crumb mixture evenly between 8-12 small dessert glasses.
  2. With a mixer you will beat cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Take your second bowl and whisk together sweetened condensed milk and lime juice until smooth. It might look juicy at first but once the milk soaks in the lime juice its perfect. 
  4. Fold lime mixture into whipped cream until mixed. Be sure to do this by hand. 
  5. I would recommend that you pipe the mixture over graham cracker crumbs. Refrigerate until serving.
  6. You can garnish with graham crackers or lime zest. 


As you can see each cup has the graham crackers pressed into the bottom of the cups.


You get a pretty look when pipping in the cream instead of using a spoon.


I love how each bowl looks on the table and they are ready for each guest to enjoy with a cup of coffee.





I purchased my first set of bowls from TJ Maxx and a very sweet subscriber, April sent me my second set of 4 so I would have enough for my 8 place table setting.


I hope you enjoy this recipe! For more details please watch video below. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you never miss out! 





8.16.2015

Weekly Review | August 10th-14th




I am going to start sharing a look into my week with pictures and a video recap on my Youtube channel which I will link below. This past week was a very busy week on both work and personal level.


I attended a City Council meeting with co-workers and its always great to see everyone come together when working towards the same cause.




I had the opportunity to attend an after hours business meeting which had such a fun Mexican theme. All of the table decorations matched perfectly! I love any type of event that has a festive theme. 



The food was wonderful from beef tacos to shrimp and grits. There was also great dips and nachos and cheese. The food was wonderful!










I was ready to take on the week after I took time to sit down Sunday evening and plan out my week. I  now plan out my meals and my workout schedule. I was very pleased with how I stuck with my meal plan and will be doing it again this week. The workout schedule will be something I try again this week to make work. 


We were named the #1 Company with the local Nappies award so it was fun to share the news. This is an award that a local newspaper magazine we have allows the public to vote for their favorite companies and we won!



I also shared my Chocolate Delight Recipe this week. It is such a yummy dessert that I am sure your family will love as much as mine love it.


Click here to watch the How To for this great recipe~ 



I managed to stop by HomeGoods again this week and love what I picked up! 


I shared this photo on Instagram because this cup was just so fun! Made me think that as girls we just put on our red lipstick, say a prayer, and go for it!



Since school starts back Monday I would love to hear what you have been thankful for in Summer 2015? What was your favorite memory? 


I hope you enjoy this video clip from my first weekly recap vlog! See you next week!