Sunday, April 22, 2012



I appreciate the guest post, Jewel Rodgers

We live in a house that is about eighty years old. We love it, but there are a few things about the house that could get much better. One thing that I have always wanted to fix, but we have never had the money to fix is the salmon colored tile in the bathroom. I called the tile doctor for an estimate on the price to change the tile glaze. They quoted over five thousand dollars—way to much money for us! The other day, I was watching the “Rachel Ray” show on tv ( we got DIRECTV Deals and upgraded). I must have been watching the right show at the right time because they had a special about how to change tile that you don’t like. They showed tile in a fireplace that was really an outdated color. They make tile stickers that you can stick directly on top of a piece of tile and it makes the area look like it is tiled! What a great idea! I immediately got on-line and started doing some research about them. I have been amazed by how inexpensive changing the color of the bathroom is going to be now! I just can’t wait to get started!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thank you! (Spinach Fettucini with Sautee Spinach and Mushroom - A Recipe!

I was at work chugging along on the website I've been working on for about two months now. As I check the stats of the old website, I happened along the stats of this blog. To my surprise, it's still getting hits. Every time I posted a post (the few that I posted last year), there would be a spike in hits. It warmed my heart. There were a few comments I neglected to answer. To whom this is concerned, I am sorry. Last year was quite a wild ride. Things are calming down and turning into a rhythm. I will try to post more regularly and to answer comments and questions that happens along the way.

It's been quite since I've posted a recipe. Now that I started cooking regularly again. I thought I should share a recipe with the world. It's my dinner tonight. (The stuffed pork is slowly cooking in the oven. Yum!) To those that frequent my blog knows that I do not measure. So, all the measurements here are guess-timates. I cook like a homecook. I just throw ingredients together and hopes it comes out delicious. Whatever combination works well, I post them here.

Spinach Fettucini with Sautee Spinach and Mushroom

Spinach Fettucini - I used half a 12 oz bag
1 12oz bag of spinach
1 tray of mushrooms
1/2 - 1 cup of Vegetable stock
Romano cheese
Manchego cheese
half onions - chopped
3 cloves of garlic - chopped and diced

1. heat up some olive oil
2. brown the garlic
3. turn down the heat to about medium and throw in the chopped onions.
4. wait for about 30sec to 1 min throw in the mushrooms.
5. sprinkle a little sugar and carmelized the mushrooms and the onions. (there's a little bit of timing right here) As the onions and the mushroom cooks boil the water. and cook the pasta
6. when the mushrooms and onions are nicely caramelized and browned throw in the spinach. When the spinach is about half way wilted, pour in the
7. when the spinach in nice and wilted, the pasta should be done, throw in the pasta. sprinkle with the cheese.

I also added a some finely chopped apples. I thought it would compliment the pork very well. Now, you're probably asking about the pork. Well, I bought pre-stuffed and pre-marinaded pork yesterday. All I did was popped it in the oven.

I can't wait for my husband to get home and chow down on this delicious dinner. Thanks for all the support.

As always, happy cooking!!!