Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mini Rueban Sliders for St. Patrick's Day

Want a fun twist on the Reuben sando for St. Patrick's Day? Try Mini Reuben Sliders.  They are better than the real thing and oh, so easy!

Mini Reuben Sandwich Sliders


Rye Bread Sandwich Minis (Mini Loaf)
Cooked Corned Beef
Sauerkraut (drained)
Swiss Cheese
Thousand Island Dressing


Top a single slice of Rye mini-loaf with corned beef, sauerkraut (be sure to drain first in a napkin), and Swiss cheese. Cover another slice with Thousand Island dressing liberally and top on sandwich.  Bake at 450 degrees for a few minutes, until slightly brown and cheese is melted.

Check out my other St. Patrick's Day Hosting ideas, St. Patrick's Day recipes, and how to make a Shamrock Cake.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Free Recipe Kitchen Art Download

I remember the days of hand-me-down couches, crate nightstands, and paper towel hand cloths.

I've been there--the poor, broke, new homeowner. I think that's why I'm always looking out for inexpensive ways to update a house on a small (or nearly non-existent) budget.

I was watching the Today show the other day when they featured fast updates for a kitchen and suggested framing recipes.  What a brilliant idea, I thought!

My sister, who recently moved out, is always asking "what's in that chicken I love so much?" or "how long to roast that chicken you make?"  So, the idea of framing some of our favorite recipes kills two birds with one stone: 1) my sister will have my recipes within reach; and 2) it will help fill the absurdly blank walls of her new digs.

So...I took three of my favorite recipes, as well as a graphic of how to set a table, and framed them into four similar frames I found at Goodwill to create a wall collage.

After all that work, I thought, "Wow! I should just share these!"  And so, here you go...fancy downloadable copies of recipe art.

A Hand-Made Tub Table from Juniper Shed

I wish I was enjoying this beautiful tub table my husband made me instead of working...
It goes so well with the Juniper frame he made for my bathroom mirror.
 He custom made the tub table to fit my bathtub perfectly out of some Juniper shred his friend found while hunting.  It even has a place for my coffee cup (er, uh, wine glass).

...And one day...maybe when the kids are grown...I might actually get to use it!