Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Tried It - Avacado Alfredo

"You Eatin' Nice" has a great healthy alternative to the traditional cream based pasta sauce while maintaining the same smooth texture.


I tried out the recipe with great results. It is easy to make single portions and very quick to whip up.

I took a couple short cuts that made the recipe quicker but did not diminish the taste. I substituted fresh squeezed lemons for Lemon Juice and switched basil and garlic for pesto.

Et viola!
- Jay

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

DIY Halloween Costumes (Kids)

Here are a few wonderful children's costumes to get you ready for Halloween!

3rd Place - Rocket Man

2nd Place - Littlest Mermaid

Winner - Audrey Hepburn 
(I appologize for not being able to find the original source)

Audrey Hepburn costume.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Wizard of Oz Mini Cake

For my BFFs birthday this year, I whipped up a Wizard of OZ mini cake.

The witches legs were formed out of purple fondant and stuck onto tooth picks. I then painted on mini shoes and sock stripes and stuck them into the fondant covered cake.

- Jay

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Sharpie Magic - Revamping Old Shoes

There are a ton of wonderful ways to revamp your favourite old heels when they become worn or need restyling. Here's a look at one that I did a couple months ago.

I apologize for the poor quality of my camera and the fact that I do not have pictures of the process!

I started off with plain white heels that had become a little bit scuffed over time. Using a sharpie permanent marker, I drew a tree stemming from the heel and wrapping around to the arch of the shoe. Upon finishing, I sealed my drawings by modpodging over them. (If anyone has an alternate option to modpodge, I would love to hear it!) Et voila!

- Jay

Monday, 1 October 2012

Tried It - Broiled Grapefruits with Brown Sugar

I've always loved grapefruits, on their own or juiced. The wondering online universe recently introduced me to broiled grapefruits.

(photo via the Running Foodie)

I have come across several similar recipes, such the one at  "This American Wife" which includes butter and cinnamon in addition to the brown sugar. I prefer to only add a small amount of brown sugar and my roommate prefers to have hers plain.

Recipe (if you can even call it that!)
1. Cut grapefruit in half and set into an oven-safe dish.
2. Sprinkle on your chosen amount of brown sugar.
3. Place in oven and broil until sugar has melted and is slightly bubbling.

- Jay