Thursday, March 25, 2010

I promise you - this is the easiest and best tilapia I have ever made. I have tried a million different ways, and I always go back to this one... If you love good tilapia, you will love this. Plus it's super healthy! 

Bobby's Baked Tilapia
by - Paula Deen


Butter cooking spray
4 (6 to 8-ounce) tilapia fillets
1 teaspoon Paula Deen Silly Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lime, finely grated zest and juice
2 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a large cast iron pan with a nonstick butter spray.
Rinse fish and pat dry; place on the prepared baking sheet. Season each fillet with Silly Salt, cracked pepper, lime zest and lime juice. Add fish to the pan. Place a pat of butter on each fillet and cook in the oven for 8 to 12 minutes. 
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time: 12 min
Difficulty: Easy
the finished product! 

Friday, March 12, 2010

How to make a dog bed

In an attempt to get our pups off our couch so we can sit together.... I will make a dog bed.
What I bought.
1- An enormous pillow suitable for my pups.
2- 2 yards of fabric for the top of the pillow.
3- 2 yards of fabric for the back of the pillow. (and luckily, I found something very similar to the fabric of our couch and chair!)
4- Sewing machine.

I made this cover like a duvet - so I cut the bottom fabric in half, hemmed the edges and sewed the edges back together, making an opening for the pillow to fit in.
Placing the fabrics together:
Spread the bottom fabric, right side up, on the floor. Lay the pillow on top of the fabric, then place the top fabric on the pillow, right side down. Pin the fabrics together around the pillow. I pinned mine pretty good so it wouldn't fall apart when i pulled the pillow out. (impossible to sew with a pillow in the middle.)
Pull out the pillow and sew the edges together on your machine.
After all edges are sewn, turn your fabric right side out and VOILA - you have just made yourself a sweet dog duvet!

Hope your pups enjoy theirs as much as mine does :)

Emme loving her new bed!!!
Monday, March 1, 2010

third times a charm...

Well, blog number 3. They say third times a charm, so we'll see. I was going to combine my previous blog into this one, but why not start fresh.

My goal. This is to be somewhat like a journal for me. A place to share thoughts and experiences with my friends and family that seem so far away from me. Anything i feel or want to write - i will! Be it a delish recipe, a wonderful book, travels, a new craft... anything. 

So, welcome to my 'new' blog! 

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