Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Barbecued Mahi Mahi with Yellow Pepper- Cilantro Pesto

I usually make Mahi Tacos (recipe below) when we do get Mahi Mahi. But, I decided to try something new last night. I definitely recommend this one. The pesto was so easy and delish. Thank you, Bobby Flay.

Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Best of the Oscars - Who invited Kenny Rogers?

Personally I feel Nick Nolte should win an Oscar for best performance of a pissed off Kenny Rogers. If Redbox had a dvd of his red carpet interviews, I'd buy a copy for myself and all my friends. He was much more  entertaining than Angie's leg. Does he really have a pet crow???

I love your crazy, Nick!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Home Tour

Trying to sell our condo is really cutting in on my blog time. It's not easy to have your home "market ready" and void of all personal items with a 15 month old running around. I'm sure many of you have been through this too. But here's hoping for good luck this week! Send it our way.....

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Looking for a Deal?

I know everyone is familiar with Groupon and Living Social (and have the app on your iPhone to prove it). Here are a few other daily deals I also subscribe. Most of these are in Charleston or the southeast. But, I hope you find the deal you've been looking for.

Another place I search for great deals and coupons:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Weekend Highlights

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Here are some highlights from mine:

Date Night with hubby at Cork Bistro. The Buttermilk Chicken w/Gravy is to die for.

Grant and I hosted a wine tasting Saturday night. We tried some great new wines, had some yummy food, and were privileged to spend the evening with some of our closest friends.
We also signed up for the Wine of the Month Club. I'll look forward to a glass each month (or we can save it until the baby arrives. Then I will certainly enjoy the bottle;)

Red Velvet and Cake Batter Ice Cream with the Family

Greyson after ice cream

Still enjoying Valentine flowers

What did you do this weekend??

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jason Wu for Target

I admit I didn't have time to shop his entire line. Shopping with a 15 month old has it limits. But, the clothing I saw was pretty good. And I did snag this fun shirt:

-sorry for the poor picture quality-

Loving the tie in front that conveniently hides my ever expanding belly (hubby and I are expecting are second baby in August). I'm glad I was able to find something that worked for me.
I still have some looking to do. But next time I will be shopping online....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pink & Red

The blogs have been flooded with pink & red favorites the past couple of weeks. But, it is Valentine's Day. How can I resist? Enjoy.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Marinated Cheese

I had a few requests for this the other night. It has been one of my go to recipes for years. And I use "my" loosely - as it came from Southern Living. Enjoy!

Marinated Cheese

1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup White Wine Vinegar
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 Tablespoons minced green onions
1 Teaspoon Sugar
3/4 Teaspoon dried basil
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
3 Cloves garlic, minced
1 (2 oz) jar diced pimiento, drained
1 block sharp Cheddar cheese, chilled
1 (8oz) package cream cheese

Garnish:  fresh parsley sprigs

Combine first 10 ingredients in jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously. Set aside.

Cut block of Cheddar in half lengthwise. Cut cross-wise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Repeat procedure with cream cheese. Arrange cheese slices alternately in shallow baking dish, standing on edges. Pour marinade over cheese slices. Cover and marinade for at least 8 hours.

Transfer cheese slices to a serving platter in same alternate fashion, reserving marinade. Spoon marinade over cheese slices. Garnish, if desired. Serve with assorted crackers.

Makes: 12 to 16 appetizer servings

Hint: I like to place cream cheese in freezer for 20 - 30 minutes before slicing.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sweets for my Sweets

Several months ago I joined MOMS Club of Charleston .
Not only is there always a fun activity planned for our children, once a month we look forward to the "Moms Night Out" night. This month one of our fabulous members hosted a Sweets for your Sweet get together. This lady has got it together! I was amazed by all the chocolates, toppings, molds, sprinkles, and cute packaging. She made it so easy for all us. I even created a few chocolate covered marshmallows pops. I must say, I'm proud. Hopefully my sweets will enjoy too.

Thanks for a great night, Callie!

I made these!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Mustard Ceiling

A big thank you to TMC Designs for my lovely new blog layout. I am thrilled with how it turned out! Honestly, I am clueless on this type of thing. Owner and designer, Elizabeth, was always patient with my silly questions. I highly recommend TMC Designs for your blog too. You won't be disappointed!

Happy Thursday! Hope it's a great day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day

I got a little tickled while reading some of my favorite blogs today. There are so many ladies posting pictures of their Valentines dinner outfits. Of course these chicks are much cooler and put together than myself. That's why I love and envy their blogs. I can't help myself. So, I thought I'd share my Valentines dinner outfit with all of you.

My husband and I have a tradition (this will be year 7) of having frozen lasagna from Costco, garlic bread, and red wine. I hope you find my outfit as fabulous as I do.

J. Crew Pant
-minus the cute shoes & bag-

Target Shirt
Pink Fuzzy Socks - Walgreens

Goody Pony Tail Holder
Also Walgreens