super-cute pumpkin cake is not that hard to make and will really wow your
guests! You simply bake two parts of
this cake in round bowls and then assemble.
Easy to follow instructions are found here.
creations are so cute and easy to prepare. Choose your favorite cupcake design, and you’ll be sure to thrill your
Halloween party guests. You can either decorate
store-bought cupcakes or homemade cupcakes with these easy to follow recipes. The
owls, black cats, pumpkins, and ghosts are all so adorable!
Luscious Pumpkin Desserts
doubt about it, pumpkin is just about everyone’s favorite fall flavor, and I just love it in desserts. My favorites in this mix are the Pumpkin Spice
Crème Brulee, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Frosting, and of course,
Traditional Pumpkin Pie. Check out the
full list of dozens of amazing pumpkin desserts by Better Homes and Gardens.
I have recently discovered
a great source for lighting called “Parrot Uncle”. They have a huge selection
of beautiful lighting fixtures and great prices! If you are looking for a
particular handmade original design or if you are looking to redecorate a
specific room, shopping for lamps and light fixtures is such an easy, fun and
interactive experience on www.parrotuncle.com. They have gorgeous chandeliers,
table lamps, floor
lights, and wall
sconces. And, they have a huge variety of design
styles too, like traditional, modern, mid-century, farm house and more! In addition to great prices and
quality, they offer free shipping and free returns. Here are some of my favorite chandeliers and pendants. Just click on the name of the fixture for a direct link!
up a spooky Halloween vignette in your home using black and white Hollywood
glamour shots in distressed frames. These pretty black and white photos look spectacularly grouped
together with a few sparkly Halloween accessories like silver beaded cobwebs
and mercury glass candlesticks. Add a
black feather boa for that extra zhush factor! This was originally taken at Roger's Gardens and features photos of the beautiful Yvonne DeCarlo. Do you remember what role she famously played on tv?
you create a fun and charming impression for friends and family walking through
your front door? Consider painting your
door a happy color like orange. Fall is the
best time to make this transition into the fun color palette of all shades of orange! What do you think? Here’s some of my favorite eye candy for you
are some of my favorite new products that I’ve tried recently…
love the name of this one! Brazilian Bum Bum Cream contains coconut oil, brazil nuts, acai and a natural form of caffeine
that gives your tushy a soft and firm appearance, and it’s also great for your
legs, body and arms). The use of native
Brazilian ingredients and a nice scent are an added bonus!
by Sol de Janeiro, is the amazing Samba Foot Fetish Care
set. The set contains a luxurious foot
cream made with similar natural ingredients as the Bum Bum Cream, but it is
specially formulated to pamper your feet!
It also comes with a cute surf board shaped foot board that is used to
buff out any rough skin before you use the cream. The treatment leaves your feet feeling smooth
and the instantly absorbing formula doesn’t leave your feet slippery or messy.
I recently discover the Pereg food line of Mediterranean
products. They carry a huge variety of
quinoa, couscous, farro, spices and other healthy ingredients and foods. I was intrigued with some lesser known spice mixesLike Shawarma, Hilba (aka Fenugreek) and Sumac, which are all known to be beneficial to our
health. While most people think of
spices, seasonings and herbs as the substances that make our food taste
good, these colorful ingredients also pack a nutritional punch. They
are filled with an impressive list of phyto-nutrients, essential oils, antioxidants,
minerals and vitamins that are essential for overall wellness. I
especially love the Shawarma blend. Here
is the Chicken Shawarma recipe that I recently cooked for my family. (They loved it!)
Shawarma is aMiddle Eastern dishof
garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas. This chicken version is flavored with
a savory yogurt sauce. Yield:4 servings
plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt (such as Fage)
2 tablespoons tahini
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced
4 (6-inch) pitas
1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
8 (1/4-inch-thick) tomato slices
1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
2. To prepare chicken, combine first 5
ingredients in a medium bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss well to coat. Let stand
at room temperature about 20 minutes.
3. Prepare the sauce by combining yogurt and
next 4 ingredients (through 1 garlic clove), stirring with a whisk.
4. Thread 2 chicken strips onto each of 8
(12-inch) skewers. Place kebabs on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done.
5. Place pitas on grill rack; grill 1 minute on
each side or until lightly toasted. Place 1 pita on each of 4 plates; top each
serving with 1/4 cup lettuce and 2 tomato slices. Top each serving with 4
chicken pieces; drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons sauce.
My Green Fills is an environmentally
friendly company that makes a great line of laundry detergents and laundry products. What I really love about
My Green Fills is that you only have to but one jug and then you just replenish
your supply with formula packets and water.
There is no excessive waste of those huge laundry jugs that take up so
much room in our landfills. The products
are safe and also hypoallergenic, non-toxic and 100% natural. You
can automatically sign up to have the laundry soaps, fabric softeners, color
brighteners and stain removers sent to you monthly. I have been using these for about two months
and couldn’t be happier!
My Green Fillsalso makes a non-toxic
al 100% natural line of sun screens
and bug sprays. They have a mild and pleasant scent and will
not irritate the most sensitive skin.
They also offer a free sample if you just visit their website here.
Let me know if you try any of these products and what you thought of them!
ciao! fabiana Chicken Shawarma recipe adapted from my recipes.