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Friday, July 22, 2016


Not my favorite vegetable. It must be the texture.

While sitting around the campfire at our annual camping trip, the subject of zucchini came up, because everyone's gardens are over flowing with them. Everyone was talking about their favorite zucchini recipe and I can't wait to try out a couple of them. My cousin was talking about zucchini crusted chicken, now I love breaded chicken so this really sounded interesting to me. It's a healthier version of breaded chicken. She sent me the recipe from hellofresh, a Jamie Oliver company that sends fresh meals in a box to your house. In recipe, step 3, where you toss parmesan with the zucchini, I plan to add some bread crumbs to the recipe. What a great way to get this veggie into your diet.

My cousin had another idea for zucchini that interested me. . . zucchini chips. I guess I could make those while making my kale and sweet potato chips. A burger with veggie chips on the side and homemade pickles . . . yuuum.

My Aunt Diane makes stuffed zuchini . . . that sounds  fun. You hollow out the zucchini and stuff it with ground turkey, cheeses and bread crumbs then wrap in foil and bake. She says it looks beautiful when you slice it.

My Aunt Pam makes zucchini coconut jasmine rice every year on lamb night. She says it's a lot of work and tries to get out of making it every year but my mom tells her that Kerry really looks forward to it. I catch a lot of heck for it, but it stands up to my uncle's famous lamb, and in my opinion, this side dish is as much of a star, as the lamb is. That said, if I want zucchini coconut jasmine rice next year, I will most likely be making it. So this recipe to come soon.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Craftsy Pattern for a photo booth

I just posted a pattern  for you to make your own photo booth on Craftsy!

It's a great addition to the Color Party from The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color.

It's also a really fun addition to graduation parties for all ages.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Color Wheel Party Invite

My book!

I co-authored this color activity work book for kids. I am so excited about the release of it.
My co-authors and I are having book release party to celebrate on Tues. June 3rd, 6:30 p.m. held at the Pleasant Hill Library. It's a great way for kids to kick off the summer with fun and education. There will be a lot of fun activities, take-aways and games. 

Come and join the fun if you're local. If not, buy the book. It's graphic and colorful. Our book is more interactive than a traditional educational art book with activities, stickers, color certificate, quizzes, games, etc. It's a workbook so kids can work right in the book! The book explains color theory in a visual and straight-forward way that makes it easy for kids to understand and put to use. 

To purchase the book go to

Become a color expert and have fun doing it.

Monday, October 28, 2013

My new books just came out!

I designed 3 books for kids to pop out boxes, color them in, and put them together  . . . just for fun.
I REALLY love these and hope you do too.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Game Hen with Pineapple Glaze

My husband loves cornish game hens. As a child his grandmother would make him his own special hen for thanksgiving while the rest of the family ate turkey. I have to admit that I don't do this for my husband but I do try to make him a hen once in a while and this is my favorite recipe for the glaze.
  1. Roast Hens at 350 breast side up
  2. Brush with butter then salt pepper
  3. Bake uncovered, baste with glaze

glaze ingredients

  • 8oz can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbls dijon mustard
  • 1 tbls soy sauce
  • fresh chopped parsley (optional to garnish hens)
  1. combine ingredients in medium sauce pan
  2. scrape hen drippings into sauce 
  3. bring to boil 
  4. reduce and simmer