April 29, 2011

Five for Friday

Previous Fridays

1 - You let me hang this "painting" of a Westie, that looks just like Ben, in our bathroom, even though "you don't really like pictures of animals in houses".

2 - You picked up more TP on your way home last night.

3 - You tell me I look nice every morning before I leave for work.

4 - You're handsome :)

5 - You do little silly dances with me.

April 27, 2011

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

If you follow some of the same board I do on Pinterest, chances are Sugar Derby’s Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries popped up on your feed. They popped up in mine a couple times, last week. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to make them AND since I was already thinking of making a strawberry centered dessert for Easter, it was really easy to switch from gluten free strawberry shortcake to these tasty treats. Especially, since I could tweak the recipe a bit and make them completely naturally gluten free. Meaning I wouldn’t have to buy any ingredients that normally had gluten in them specifically made to be gluten free. SCORE!

After researching cheesecake stuffed strawberries on the interwebs, I found several different recipes and based this recipe on those. However, I have to give Sugar Derby credit for giving me the idea.

Here’s how I made them…

(Click on recipe to enlarge)

And, because I stuck and forgot to take pictures as I was doing each step, I drew you some pictures...

Okay, I know this is a lot of steps, but trust me when I tell you it's totally worth it. As your hulling and coring 50 strawberries, know that this is delicious. Plus, as my friend Jeannie says, "Who doesn't like food stuffed inside other food?"

So, I ask you, what is your favorite food stuffed in other food?

April 26, 2011

Tuesday Shoes-day

Okay, so this idea is a blatant rip off of the Landlocked Bride’s Tuesday Shoesday, but with a tiny twist, these aren’t wedding related. Yep, they’re just me related.


Last week I went shopping with my sister and happened upon this Steve Madden shoe, Premieer, in Nordstrom. I’ve been dreaming about them since then, and plan to purchase them tomorrow night when I go back to the mall for martini’s and shopping with my BFF, Jane.

They will be mine, oh yes, they will be mine.

April 22, 2011

Five for Friday

Previous Fridays

1 - You made me waffles when I was too sick to make them for myself.

2 - You bought me lots of juices when I was getting a cold this weekend.

3 - Even if you only have a minute to spare, you call me on your lunch break.

4 - You bought us cocktail umbrellas.

5 - Victor.

April 15, 2011

Five for Friday

Previous Fridays

1 - You patiently attempted to teach me stick this past weekend... even though I stalled your car at least 8 times.

2 - You're always excited to see me after work.

3 - You swept up the patio last night, so I didn't have to do it this afternoon before company came over.

4 - You have a great evil smile.

5 - You make fun drinks.

April 8, 2011

Five for Friday

Previous Fridays

1 - You put up with my horrible attitude on Monday.

2 - You eat all my culinary experiments.

3 - Your office is bigger so you get me better office gossip.

4 - You let me interrupt what you're doing to show you funny moments from the shows I'm watching.

5 - You go to work for the coffee and then stay while ;-)

April 5, 2011

Gluten Free Corn Dogs

Hubs & I went grocery shopping together for the first time, in a very long time, on Sunday. Lately, while I’m in school we pretty much fend for ourselves food wise or eat out. It’s not the healthiest because I end up eating cereal and cheese and he eats Top Ramen. We’ve both decided we need to make and effort make more food at home. I’m really excited to start cooking again and make/discover more gluten free recipes.

While at the store we found pretty fancy hot dogs.

Hot dogs are one of my guilt pleasures, but the nitrates and other junk they add gross me out. Hubs found these fancy ones and I promised if he bought them for me, I’d make him corn dogs.

While researching things I can make with my Gluten Free Bisquik, when I came across this recipe for gluten free corn dogs on Live Gluten Freely.

How do you make them?

(Click recipe to enlarge)

They aren’t the fanciest looking corn dogs, but I used considerably less oil than I would have if I owned a deep fryer ;-)

ABCs of Allison (aka jumping on the band wagon)

A. Age: 30

B. Bed size: California King… I love it! We had a full when we were first married and I thought it was going to lead to our annulment. TGI Cal King!

C. Chore you hate: Laundry

D. Dogs: 2 Westies at my parent’s house – Barney & Benny

E. Essential start to your day: Brush my teeth

F. Favorite color: To wear – Black; to see – yellow; and in my home – light green and aqua.

G. Gold or silver: Silver, I never wear gold.

H. Height: 5’2” or 3” it depends on who’s measuring me.

I. Instruments: I played the flute in elementary, jr high and the first year of high school. Pretty sure I couldn’t play it now, if I tried. That’s pretty sad.

J. Job title: Administrative Assistant… and student.

K. Kids: None, yet.

L. Live: Dana Point, CA

M. Mom’s name: Carol


N. Nicknames:
Ali, Ali-oop, Oop…

O. Overnight hospital stays: Ew, yes.

P. Pet peeve: Is that bad that I have so many I could right a weekly post about it? Probably. Biggest pet peeve? Dumb drivers.

Q. Quote from a movie: “It’s my hips! Isn’t it?”

R. Right or left handed: Right

S. Siblings: 1 sister, 1 SIL, 1 BIL, 3 StepBILs, 3 StepSILs


T. Time you wake up: 6:20 during the week and whenever I want on the weekends. I love weekends :)

U. Underwear: Honeydew – comfy, sexy and cute patterns = LOVE!

V. Vegetables you dislike: Beets & brussel sprouts

W. What makes you run late: Hubs, he isn’t very timely.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: My left wrist and one of my feet, but I don’t remember which one.

Y. Yummy food you make: I make pretty killer salads.

Z. Zoo- favorite animal: Penguins and flamingos.

April 1, 2011

Five for Friday

Previous Fridays

1 - You always poor equal amounts of wine... or give me more.

2 - You sleep like your lounging by the pool, with your elbows out and your hand behind your head.

3 - Last week we did Cocktail Friday because we were out of wine... OUT OF WINE?!?

4 - Last night we hung out on the balcony with a bottle of wine.

5 - You're excited to spend more time with me now that I'm finished with finals and on a month break from school.

New Motto

*huge sigh of relief* I have finished one more semester at school and I am so close to graduating I can taste it… it tastes like a celebratory margarita ;-) I’m now on a month long break from school and trying to relax. Trying because it’s hard to convince myself I shouldn’t be doing homework, but I’m working on it. I saw this on Pinterest this morning and thought it was very fitting for school and being and Interior Designer.


It’s my new motto :)

**Edit: Thanks to Melinda for catching the spelling error in the poster, I’ve edited the design so my motto isn’t spelled incorrectly haha


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