Monday, December 22, 2008
Posted by Melia at 9:22 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
8 ounces Vermicelli, broken in half
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) cream of mushroom soup;undiluted
1/4 cup half & half
3 tablespoons Dry Sherry (i left this out)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (about 3/4 pound)
1 cup frozen peas (I USED CANNED)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese1 cup fresh coarse bread crumbs ( i used canned)
2 tablespoons butter;melted
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 8inch square baking dish with non stick coking spray; set aside.
2. Cook Pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
3. Meanwhile combine soup, half and half, sherry, salt, and red pepper flakes in large bowl. Stir in chicken, peas, & cheese. Add pasta; stir until pasta is well coated. Pour into prepared baking dish.
4. Combine Bread Crumbs and butter in a bowl. Sprinkle over casserole; Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes or until heated through and bread crumbs are golden brown.
Posted by Melia at 6:19 AM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
8 ounces uncooked egg noodles
1/4 up flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 pounds beef tenderloin steaks, or tips, (even stew meat or ground beef works)
4 tablespoons butter , divided
3/4 cup chopped onion
12 ounces sliced mushrooms ( i leave these out)
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cupo sour cream (room Temperature)
fresh chives (optional)
1. cook noodles according to package directions, drain and keep arm.
2. Combine flour, salt pepper in a large resalable food storage bag.cut steaks into 1 1/2 inch 1/2 inch strips; add half the beef to flour mixture. Seal bag; shake to coat well, repeat with remaining meat. Discard flour mix.
3. Melt one tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add half the meat, stir and cook until brown on all sides, transfer to bowl, repeat with 1 tablespoon butter and remaining meat. transfer to same bowl and set aside.
4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet over med-high heat. Add onion, cook 5 mins, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 5 mins or until tender.
5. Stir in broth, tomato paste, & Worcestershire sauce ; bring to a boil, scrapping up any browned bits.
6. Return beef and any accumulated juice to the skilet; cook about 5 mins or until heated through and sauce thickens. Stir in sour cream; heat through. DO NOT BOIL.7. SERVE BEEF MIXTURE OVER NOODLES. Garnish with chives.
Posted by Melia at 9:03 AM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
OK, beer batter, may sound intimidating, but it's SIMPLE. 2 1/2 cups beer & 2 cups flour. Mix it, set it aside for a couple hours. I also added some seasoning to mine; salt, pepper, & cajun seasoning. I used Tilapia; took the fillets, cut them in half..... dipped em in the batter, then into the hot pot of oil..... It was Delisious.I also made home made fries... they were YUMMY! sliced up the potaotes using my Vidalia Slice Wizard... put them in a bowl sprinkled a little cornstarch, salt, pepper, & cajun sesoning. I let that sit for about 30 minutes. Then into a sperat pot of hot oil. OK, so not a figure friendly meal, but it was delicious, and HOME MADE...so ya know exactly what's goin in there!
Posted by Melia at 11:02 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
Posted by Melia at 9:00 AM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wow! Sales picked up a bit this week, wich is GREAT! These are some of the Items I have sold. So I stayed up late lastnight, making and listing a few new items! It's a cold, wet, dreary day here in New jersey, so after i get a few ornaments on my tree, I will be making some more jewelry!
Posted by Melia at 5:47 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Ok, this is NOT my recipe... I do not claim it as my own. I got it from another momma! Now i LOVE to bake so when this recipe came through my email i just HAD to try it!
3 eggs beat on high for 5 mins
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2/3 cup pumpkin (large can will make 5 pumpkin rolls)
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
mix and fold into pumpkin mix
spread on 11x17 cookie sheet jelly roll pan GREASED and Floured ( we line with wax paper first then grease and flour)
sprinkle 1 cup of nuts optional
bake 15 mins
as soon as it gets out flip onto towel sprinkled with powered sugar and roll.. COOL..
when completely cool unroll
Mix 1 cup powered sugar 1/4 cup butter 6ounces cream cheese until smooth.. spread on cooled roll and reroll..wrap well.. chill or freeze
Posted by Melia at 8:53 AM
Friday, November 28, 2008
Hey.... I am a member of the EtsyNJ Street Team... we are having a big Cyber Monday sale. Information on the participating shops, and their sales is below. At the bottom are the instructions for redeeming the sale!
AbbieRoad Artful Designs - AbbieRoad.etsy.com
Screenprinted Clothing, Art Prints & Accessories
Free Mirror or Magnet (you pick) w/ any $20 purchase
Abelee’s Handcrafted - http://abeleeshandcrafted.etsy.com/
handcrafted earrings made from sterling silver, gemstones, antiqued brass, and unusual glass beads.
Free shipping, and 10% off any item made with pearls (glass or natural), refund via PayPal.
AJK Artistry - http://www.ajkartistry.etsy.com/
Greeting Cards, Custom Invites, Fine Art and more!
Free shipping on every item in both of my shops! Shipping fees will be refunded through paypal.
amarie by andrea maiolano - http://www.loveamarie.etsy.com/
handbags made of beautiful fabrics - hobo totes, wristlets, clutches, keychain wristlets and more!
Buy ANY 2 items and receive free domestic shipping and a FREE WRISTLET KEYCHAIN!
Azaiez Designs - http://www.azaiez.etsy.com/
Buy two or more items and get free shipping on the entire purchase!
Baobab Love - http://baobablove.etsy.com/
Jewelry that brings Joy - Timeless, Unique, Hand crafted
Free Earrings custom earrings with any purchase of $50 or more.
Bella Mental - http://BellaMental.etsy.com
15% off all items, excluding custom orders
Beachchiik - http://beachchik.etsy.com
Beachy Art & Gifts, Accessories for your home. Seashell Dining Accessories. Goodies for your Gromets (aka- your little surfer kids) and Custom Kids Tote Bags for all occasions.
10% off Your Total Purchase and Free Shipping in the US .
Beeb Designs - http://beebdesigns.etsy.com
Beaded jewelry and ornaments
10% off Your Total Purchase
FREE Gift with purchases of $30 or more
Berd & Bee - http://berdandbee.etsy.com
Handmade Candles, Handpainted Mugs and Unique Gifts
20% off any Cyber Monday purchase
Capital City Crafts - http://capitalcitycrafts.etsy.com
Sterling silver jewelry with freshwater pearls & semiprecious stones
All orders in the shop are discounted as follows:
$50 to $99 -10% discount
$100 to $199 - 15% discount
over $200 - 20% discount
Cyber Monday- bonus gift with purchase of $50 of more.
Collective Elements - http://collectiveelements.etsy.com
Ultimate Paper Love! Cards, Journals, Bookmarks, and more Paper Goodness!
Buy 2, get 1 free (lowest priced item) Will receive refund via Paypal.
Sock monkeys, repurposed products, holiday items, and more!
Free gift with any purchase.
CreationsByRobin - http://creationsbyrobin.etsy.com
Handmade Jewelry, Inspired by Nature
CYBER MONDAY SALE- Free shipping (refunded via Paypal) & Gift w/ Purchase
Deirdre Ryan Photography - http://blackbird72.etsy.com
Fine Art Photography and Gifts
Buy any 5×7 Set of Prints and receive 2 FREE 4×6 of Your choice from any 4×6 listed!
DesignDolcezza - http://designdolcezza.etsy.com
Scrapbook, cards and so much more!
Free Domestic Shipping!
Dhara Holistics - http://dharaholistics.com/
Free Shipping on all orders
Dictioncanary - http://dictioncanary.etsy.com
Free shipping on all orders
EmptyHeartCreations - http://emptyheartcreations.etsy.com
Pendants, Handmade Guitar Straps, Jewelry
Free holiday gift bag and tissue paper with your purchase
Fisheye & Fishlegs - Fisheye.etsy.com & fishlegs.etsy.com
Unique Accessories and Vintage Finds.
10% off all orders, refund via PayPal
Happiknits - http://www.happiknits.etsy.com
funky handknit accessories.
FREE US shipping with purchase of 2 or more items.
Heart of Nature - http://heartofnature.etsy.com
Fine art photography, greeting cards, and other nature inspired creations by Kitty Wilkin
5% off all greeting cards and sets & 20% off all matted fine art prints!!
Free recyclable greeting card for all orders over $50!!
Jtat Music - http://jtatmusic.etsy.com
Hair clips, Hair Clip organizers, and more!
1 FREE Hair Clip (of my choice) with any Cyber Monday purchase!
Jewelry Designs By Me - http://www.jewelrydesignsbyme.etsy.com/
Eclectic jewelry designed with glass, shell, wood, acrylic, resin, metal beads, & semiprecious stones beads matched with Swarovski.
20% off ALL ITEMS + FREE SHIPPING. Please convo me for a revised PayPal invoice
KameKnits - http://kameknits.etsy.com
Crocheted and knitted items - blankets, scarves, hats, and custom items!
10% all items and free shipping in the US for purchases of 2 or more items
Lil Dab Designs - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6116978
Swarovski Bracelets,Holiday Cards,6×6 Themed paperbag Albums all Handmade .
Free Shipping in U.S.A only, on every item in shop , plus free gift with purchase
Little Bit Crafts - http://littlebitcrafts.etsy.com/
Crafty creations made with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Great holiday decor & gift items!!!!
FREE Gift with each order and 10% Off Total Order of $40 or more!!!
LizArti - http://www.LizArti.etsy.com
Fun Selection of Handmade Jewelry at Reasonable Prices
20% off anything in the shop!
Made By Melissa - http://madebymelissa.etsy.com
Beaded Jewelry, Crochet, Vintage, Destash
Buy any 2 items and get the 3rd half off (refund issued via PayPal)
Marjorie’s Cracked Plate Jewelry - http://www.marjoriescracked.etsy.com
Broken china jewelry, sea glass jewelry, shell jewelry
Free shipping on both US & International orders
Melia’s Creations - http://meliascreations.etsy.com
FREE Gift with any purchase of $5 or more
Meribella - http://meribella.etsy.com
One of a kind fine silver and sterling silver jewelry made to love.
FREE SHIPPING. (shipping will be refunded via Paypal.)
Orange Slice Art - http://www.orangesliceart.etsy.com/
Paintings , pillows, bags, coasters, tiles, dolls, prints
Free shipping on any order over $50
Quizzlebob - http://quizzlebob.etsy.com
Affordable and fun novelty and geek accessories, plus a little bit of everything else
FREE Shipping on any purchase $10 or more
Buy two keychains, get the third one FREE
Buy an item for charity, get a keychain or piece of jewelry half off
Refunds issued via PayPal
PurpleLicious Designs - http://purplelicious.etsy.com
Handmade Fabric Headbands, Ribbon Belts and More!
Free Shipping on all US orders and special sale section.
Seahorse Designs - http://seahorsedesigns.etsy.com/
Fun Knitted Scarves, Neckwarmers, Fingerless Gloves, Jewelry and Beaded Accessories.
10% off Your Total Purchase of $25 or more
FREE Gift with purchases of $30 or more
FREE Shipping to US, Canada and UK on purchases that total $50 or more
Shipping and the 10% discount will be will be credited back via Pay Pal.
ShutterKate - http://shutterkate.etsy.com
Original Knitted and Crocheted Accessories
Every purchase gets you a free knitted key fob as a gift!
Strand and Toggle - http://strandandtoggle.etsy.com/
Beaded jewelry that’s fun and fancy
Free icicle earrings with the purchase of any necklace
Suebeebuzz - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=110805
Free comfrey lip balm with every order
SusanItkinBatik - http://www.susanitkinbatik.etsy.com
Batik clothing, wall art, home decor and greeting cards.
20% off all items.
The Spinning Hand - http://thespinninghand.etsy.com
Handmade knitted delights for women and children; unique vintage finds.
Free knitted gift with any purchase of $20 or more
Third Floor Designs - http://thirdfloor.etsy.com
Unique accessories for your every mood
20% off all orders (excluding shipping) and free US shipping for orders over $50
Yinsouciant - http://yinsouciant.etsy.com
Go green and get free shipping with every custom order!
Just for Cyber Monday all buyers will receive a pair of X’mas gift tags free, handmade from vintage song sheets
Enter “EtsyNJ Cyber Monday” in the notes to seller to get your sale or send a convo to the seller if you have any questions.
Posted by Melia at 12:57 PM
Wow! Between baking for Thanksgiving and working on Earrings for the Cyber Monday sale I am participating in... I been a busy Lady!
I made almost 30 pair of earrrings yesterday for this upcoming sale. I need to take pictures of all the new goodies and get em up on the shop page. remember the shop is www.meliascreations.etsy.com use the message EtsyNJ Cyber Monday Sale if you make a purchase on Monday, and i will share the sale with you. All you gotta do is spend $5 in my shop and you get a free gift of my choosing and Making!
Posted by Melia at 7:43 AM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Posted by Melia at 8:37 AM
Monday, November 24, 2008
This is the video Tutorial i have been keeping an eye on for atleast a month...
Well, today i decided to give it a go. I am using the proper size of beads, but i am using round beads rather than Bicones. Here is my progress so far!
Posted by Melia at 2:39 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Well, here I am again. First Post to on a new Blog! I just need a place to get the word out about my crafting, and my shop of handmade Items. I will also share friends websites, and shops where i buy my supplies. Hopefully usefull video tutorials also. I just want a friendly place to share my creativeness!
Posted by Melia at 8:08 PM