Recipes and Entertaining

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro-Lime Butter and Cotija

I prepared the butter ahead of time, and wrapped in foil earlier in the day. Took them out of the fridge to come to room temperature about 20 minutes prior to grilling. The Cotija, a salty, feta-like Mexican cheese, compliments the lime and cilantro nicely. Makes: 4 servings PointsPlus™ Value Per Serving: 6-10* [*Busy Crab Note: Depends… Continue reading Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro-Lime Butter and Cotija

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A Side of Delicious, Please!

Fourth of July celebrations are the perfect time to get together with family and friends outdoors. Nothing beats a beautiful summer afternoon, good conversation, refreshments in hand, and the smell of barbequed-anything in the air. This year, we celebrated the 4th (and my 41st birthday!) with a simple steak-and-potatoes menu and some fantastic, grilled sides. Click… Continue reading A Side of Delicious, Please!

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Spicy Red Pepper and Feta Hummus

Came across this today on AllRecipes.com, courtesy of Valerie. Recipe makes about 1 cup; each serving is approximately 1/8 cup. Use it to dress a whole wheat tortilla and then pile on the veggies for a healthy and satisfying lunch! Makes: 8 servings; 1/8 c. per serving PointsPlus™ Value Per Serving: 2 Nutrition Information (per… Continue reading Spicy Red Pepper and Feta Hummus

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Home Decor and Improvement

Decor and Finishes –The Complete List

When the bathroom remodel was finished, I promised a comprehensive list of the vendors and products used. Read on! General Contractor: Cannonfire Inc. Plumbing Fixtures and Design: Blackman.com Alyson Gutmanstein (AGutmanstein@blackman.com) Bath Tub and Shower: Bain Ultra Product:  Basa (Soaker tub) Color: White. Toilet: Barclay Product: Vicki (Elongated) Color: White Sink: Barclay Product: Vicki Pedestal Lavatory… Continue reading Decor and Finishes –The Complete List

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Easter Treat: Grandma Hiers’ Carrot Cake

With Easter just a few short days away, thought I’d share a fool-proof Carrot Cake recipe from Paula Deen. Was my first attempt at a layer cake last year, and got the thumbs up to make it again this year. However, this is not a low-cal dessert. Save your Weekly PointsPlus for this splurge and share, share, share! You’ll… Continue reading Easter Treat: Grandma Hiers’ Carrot Cake

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Home Decor and Improvement

Days Seven and Eight: Shaping Up!

With the walls up, and subway tile and beadboard in place — our “country” bathroom is really starting to take shape. Hard to believe that not 3 days ago it barely resembled a room at all; it was just mess of wires, plumbing and lumber seemingly held together with Scotch tape and spit. Next? Paint, trim,… Continue reading Days Seven and Eight: Shaping Up!

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Days Five and Six: ‘Rockin’ It!

It truly is a wonderful thing when a room that you completely gutted begins to look like a room again. Taking down walls was cathartic, but the horror that lay beneath was nightmarish. Happily, we’re feeling good again, as our little-bathroom-that-could finally has walls again. Electrical and plumbing aside, this is most tangible improvement thus far. Seems… Continue reading Days Five and Six: ‘Rockin’ It!

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