September 23, 2014

corn with jalapeno-garlic butter


1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chipped
1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
4 ears of corn

1. Finely chop jalapeno pepper.

2. In a small sauce pan combine butter, jalapeno, and garlic. Cook over low heat until butter melts. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Brush 4 tablespoons of the combined butter sauce on corn. Wrap each corn in foil.

4. Place foiled corn on grill and grill for 15 minutes.

5. Once they are tender, remove corn from foil and place on platter. You can cut the cobs in half or quarters and place on a dish and drizzle remaining jalapeno-garlic butter sauce.

September 20, 2014

weekend breakfast

day of the dead art

I have been working on Dia de los Muertos art and have been listing them in the shop. New in the shop are sugar skull mini nutcrackers that are also photo holders and can be used a ornaments for Christmas too. I also have been working on paper mache sugar skulls and masks. You will also find some sugar skull and loteria tote bags. And I am taking custom orders for the skeleton nutcrackers. I can make them mini or super large.  Visit the shop:

September 17, 2014

altuzarra for target

Grabbed these three dresses from the Altuzarra for Target line on Sunday and plan on pairing it with these boots and shoes for the fall.

I also grabbed this top and plan on wearing it with jeans, a fringe bag and suede knee high boots.

This past weekend Target released the collaborated line they did with Joseph Altuzarra.  I usually don't jump on these collaborations, but this one peaked my interest very much. When I saw a preview of the pieces and saw the red wrap dress I knew I wanted it.  I wasn't able to go in early on Sunday morning, but I did go to Target later in the afternoon and found that most of the pieces were still available in every size. I picked up four dresses and one top.

The four dresses I picked were the 2 peasant dresses in black and burgundy. I just had to have these. They are my style and they have pockets!! Pockets, people! I live for pockets in dresses. I also got the python dress and the beautiful burgundy wrap dress. I might return the python print dress, though I already planned on wearing it with my brown knee high boots and black strap heels in the fall and my nude colored wedges for summer into fall, the zipper gets stuck and I don't see myself wearing it as much as the other pieces.

The wrap dress is by far one of my favorites in the line. It feels so silky, and it's so flattering on almost everyone I have seen wearing it so far. I wish it came in black. The top of the dress is a little revealing, but I might get that closed or just wear a top under it.

The two pieces I missed out on and that I wish I got was the black peasant maxi dress. It looks just like the black dress I got, but it is long and has a slit on the side. I also wish I got the olive green trench with the faux leather sleeves. Unfortunately, my local Target didn't carry either of them.

What do you think about the line? Were you able to grab any? Last I check still had some sizes available and my local Target still had quite a few pieces left.

September 12, 2014

easy key lime pie

Recently found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess, and just had to try it once I realized just how easy it is. 

Ingredients (adapted from A Beautiful Mess)

6 Limes
1 Can (14 oz) of Unsweetened Condensed Milk (low fat)
1 Graham Cracker Crust
3 Egg Yolks
1/2 cup of Shredded Coconut

Beat the condensed milk with the egg yolks until fully combined. Add the lime juice and beat again until combined. Add the shredded coconut to the mix I also sprinkled some on top of the crust. You can never have too much coconut.

Pour in your filling and put pie in oven at 375 degrees for 16 minutes.

Allow the pie to cool completely and then chill the pie until it's completely cold in the fridge.

Once the pie is completely cold in the fridge add fresh whipped cream and sprinkle the toasted coconut on top. To toast the coconut simply put the shredded coconut on a pan on the stovetop at medium, the coconut will become a beautiful brown color.

I apologize for the missing crust piece in the picture above, but I could not resist breaking a piece off the graham cracker crust once it got out of the oven. The picture  might not be complete, but it was delicious and worth it. I pretty much could finish this all alone, but then had to share it. Its so good, you won't regret making it, but then you will want to make 2-3 at a time. Trust me and I am sorry. But you will thank me later.


September 9, 2014

county fair

We headed to the county fair this weekend to enjoy some rides, games, farm animals, and enjoyed some fair food.