Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chocolate Tuxedos

Yum these are so good and so pretty! I'm making these for my FIL wedding and just thought I would share this super simple how to. You can also make wedding dresses out of just the white chocolate, I just haven't tried it yet!

Chocolate Covered Tuxedo Strawberries:


Fresh Strawberries
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 bag white chocolate chips
toothpick or frosting bag and small tip
wax paper


Rinse strawberries and pat dry. (They must be dry or the chocolate won't stick)

melt white chocolate. Do 45 sec increments on half power and stir in between until it is completely melted.

Line baking sheet with wax paper. Dip Strawberries in white chocolate and place on baking sheet. Place sheet in refrigerator until they are hard.

Then melt the milk choclate the same way. Dip half on the strawberry in the chocolate and then the other half so it forms a V.

Place back in refrigerator until hard.

Then with either your toothpick or the frosting bag draw two buttons (dots) on the shirt (white middle) and a bow tie with the milk chocolate.

And wha la... your done!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My 1st cakes

1st Cake

above: This is the 1st one ever, I made the icing from scratch on all of these but I do use box cakes, I have two kids I don't have THAT much time : )

2nd Cake

above: I love this huge cupcake pan, it's one whole box cake! this is how it looks when you take it out of the pan.

above: And now it's iced together

above: And now it's done
3rd Cake

above: it was a good 1st try but hopefully I'll get MUCH better!

4th Cake (cupcakes)

above: I made these for Makayla's 1st birthday and let me tell you cupcakes are way harder to frost then a cake!

5th Cake

above: I made this cake at my cake decorating class tonight I'm getting there

6th Cake

above: Haha yeah right!!!!!!! Maybe one day. Although I am going to try something like this for my FIL wedding at the end of the month except in all white chocolate, pics to come soon!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Crock Pot Jambalaya

Easy Crock Pot Jambalaya


2 links turkey sausage
2 stalks celery
1 green bell pepper
1 tsp red pepper sauce
1/2 tsp cajun seasoning (optional)
1 can rotel
1 can water
4 cups of rice (I use the boil in a bag kind and use 2 bags)
I don't eat onions but if you like them you can throw some of those in there too!


Cut all veggies and sausage into small pieces and add to Crock Pot. Add in rotel, water, seasoning, and hot sauce. Cook in Crock Pot for 4 hours on High or 6 hours on Low (till tender.)

Serve over rice.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Kelly's Home Tour: Living Room!

I know I haven't blogged in awhile but I'm saving up all blogs for one week! I have lots of recipes to add and some big events coming up; new BabyOso items and news, Mother's day, Makayla's 1st b-day parties, weddings, my new hobby (cake decorating) lots of stuff! Stay Tuned!

I didn't participate in Kitchen Friday so I posted a pic at the end, and a question to go along with it. (I need window treatment help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Disclaimer: I have two kids, a 3 year old boy and a almost 1 year old girl; this is why I do not have a lot of decorations low at their grabbing level, also I like simplicity in decorating and , (I'm lazy and hate to dust, less clutter means less dusting.)

above: This is the view if you walk in my front door looking straight out into the living room.

above: this is the the central part of the house, we took out the ottoman so the kids had lots of room to play. They have a game room upstairs but prefer to be downstairs.

above: this is the view standing at the back of the living room wall of windows looking out to the front of the house.

above: this is the view standing in front of the TV cabinet looking into the kitchen. I wish I had room for bar stools at the bar but there's not enough room unless we move the couch closer to the TV and that means less space for the kids to play.

above: our TV cabinet which I love, I was inspired by Candace Olsen. It's taken me 3 years to gather up things to put in the shelves and I'm still not 100% sure I like the way it looks. (It's a work in progress)

above: HELP!!!!!!! I so badly want some sort of window treatment to go on this window but I cannot for the life of me figure out what would look best. I can sew so I can customize it, just please tell me what you think would look best. (FYI the top of the top window is about 20ft from the ground.)

above: This is the mantel above the fireplace, the clock was a gift from some great friends. The family portrait was taken almost exactly a year ago. It was taken 1 week after her birth (that's why I look so bloated)

above: this is the view from the front door looking into our dining/ formal living room.

above: this is the view from the entryway looking into the dining/ formal living room. As you can see I have a color scheme going on, a different color for each of the main rooms. Living room is green, dining/ formal room is blue, and kitchen is going to be yellow and orange.

above: this is just another view of the formal room.

above: Our beautiful wine cabinet. (No wine or wine glasses because of the kiddos) I love the nickle elephant!)

above:HELP!!!!!!!! here's part of the kitchen. There isn't much going on in the rest of the kitchen except for soon to be re-pained cabinets! This is another window I am trying to make window treatments for. I once again have no idea what to do here. please give me your suggestions!!!!
above: the kids table was my inspiration for the orange and yellow kitchen. I have been looking a long time for the perfect table and I finally found it at Babies R Us I think it's a pretty new model. This play mat brings all of the colors in the downstairs together, I love it!

above: I made this tonight to kind of start bringing the kitchen colors together (the highchair not the drop cloth on the floor) It is little yellow and orange lemons, and the best part it's reversible. So the lemons are perfect for Spring and Summer and the...

above: Leopard is perfect for fall and Winter!

Wow that was a really long post did any one make it to the end?????????