Friday, May 13, 2011

Beef Taquitos and Salsa

Leftover Ground Beef Taquitos with Homemade Salsa

I got the inspiration for these taquitos from Our Best Bites recipe for Chipolte Beef Taquitos . However I didn’t have most of the ingredients but I wanted to give a shot at my own version and they turned out soooo easy! The meat was left over from a recipe from Utah Deal Diva’s Stuffed Peppers that was way tasty and easy!

Beef Taquitos

½ pound of cooked ground beef seasoned with onion and cumin

Feta cheese

Shredded cheddar cheese

Small corn tortillas

Olive oil

Kosher salt

Heat oven to 425 degrees

Wrap corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for about 45 seconds to a minute

Put parchment paper down on a baking sheet

Place the tortilla down and place a little bit of meat and both kinds of cheese towards the end closest to you hold in tightly and roll, place seam side down

Brush tops with olive oil and sprinkle kosher salt

Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes or until desired “crispiness”

Easy Homemade Salsa

1 bunch cilantro

4 green onions

Half of a lemon (for juice)

1 can Rotel

1 can diced tomatoes

Salt and Pepper

Place all in blender and blend!

That’s it folks I told you it was easy!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Making a outdoor living space : front porch part 1

So our porch and front of our house are looking pretty rough... So I am hoping that this summer I will be able to make our porch a extended living space for our family and friends to enjoy!

Here are some of my ideas and I will post pictures soon...

- obviously paint and build new steps

- change the shutters to either a tan or black

- paint the front door black

- new screen door in either black or tan

- add outdoor curtains to one side of the porch

- paint a outdoor rug for the porch

- add lanterns and flowers

- mulch

- add foe hanging baskets

Just some of my ideas!

Friday, April 29, 2011

New love...

This blog Northwest Hospitality is in my bookmarks as a new love! Her ideas are so fresh and inviting! She captures Pottery Barn and Ballard designs in a frugal but elegant way! ... Check her out at Northwest Hospitality 

Trust me you will fall in love too!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tray re-do

So yeah I was looking for a cool tray to set flowers on and such. Well I was at Salvation Army and saw this lovely  tray and saw the potential to paint it white... here is how is went!



Much better.. ahh

Friday, April 15, 2011

Burlap Wreath

This wreath was made using scraps from my other various burlap projects! I added elements I already had ... the eggs and nest were from Target

Sam was finishing the hall while I was doing this... he is the best!

Spring Mantel Pictures

Back in I think February I saw these cute nature paintings in the PB catalog, I thought they were cute. So in my boredom at work one day (don't get me wrong work is not usually boring at all!) I was thinking spring and I came up with an idea to do my own in my own way.

PB pictures here...

Materials Used:

- leftover burlap

- Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

- flat white spray paint

- freezer paper

- x-acto knife

- printed solid image 

- pencil

- hot glue


- jute rope or twine

- $1 store frames

*Note about the spray adhesive it was kinda expensive about $10 so make sure you use a coupon! 

So first find some images online that you like... (I used a bunny and flowers) enlarge and print out

Trace onto freezer paper then cut out the image

Take your UGLY cheap frame and take the glass out (I save mine you never know when you might need it for another project!)

Spray paint it whatever color you would like

With the back portion of your frame spray the front part with the spray adhesive and attach the burlap then cut around the edges (let dry a couple minutes)

 (this was another frame)

Then using your iron on the low setting lightly iron on your image to the burlap (this keeps it from moving around while spray painting) 


Spray paint image... I did about 2-3 coats

put back in frame then glue twine around the edges of the frame




Saturday, April 2, 2011

Crazy Ideas!

So I have this crazy idea... I have these beautifull built in white bookcases in my living room and I am thinking of stenciling the inside of them with a damask stencil and a very very very light tan.... what do you think?

Now on to watch general conference!