Saturday, September 17, 2011

Berry Blossoms and Coffee Wands

So... what did you think of the new Berry Blossoms DSP? I thought, hmmmm..... and didn't order it right away because I just wasn't sure. Being a "winter" they are not my favorite colors, but I decided to go with the brown in the paper and and see what I could do. I'm really happy with the results!
An how about some coffee wands? These great little bags are now available in the Holiday Mini catalog. They can be filled with anything - anything little that is! I filled these with coffee beans.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First attempt at risotto!

I've been wanting to make risotto so tonight for dinner we had grilled chicken and butternut squash risotto - wow, it's fantastic!!

6 c chicken broth - heat and then keep warm
6T butter - divided into 4T and 2T
1/2 c chopped onion
2 c butternut squash, peeled and finely diced
2 c arborio rice
1 c dry white wine
1 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 T chopped chives

Melt 4T butter in large saucepan; add onion and butternut squash and cook approx 5 mins or until onion is done (you don't want the squash to be done)

Add rice to mixture and cook 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until rice has absorbed the wine, stirring constantly.

Add broth 1 c at a time, cooking and stirring between each addition until rice has absorbed the broth each time. This will take approx 15 minutes.

When rice is tender, add 2T butter and 1/2 c Parmesan cheese. It should have a wonderfully creamy texture.

Serve with remaining grated Parmesan and topped with chives.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Halloween - fancy and frightening!

Flirtatious DSP makes another appearance - this time in a Halloween card. The doilies included in this paper set have two sides (everything does, right?) one is traditional white and the other a perfect Halloween color!

A little witch complete with spiders. This card makes great use of the Big Shot! A spiderweb background, embossed lines, scalloped circles topped off with a bow!
Mr. Frankenstein - this time showcased against a spiderweb background and adhered to a fan fold flower (is there a better name for these?) made from Frightful Sight DSP. Check out the new Simply Scored tool today!