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Showing posts from February, 2012

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Ingredients :

1 pound penne pasta1/4 cup olive oil1 pound medium shrimp peeled and devined4 cloves garlic, minced1/2 teaspoon losher salt, plus extra for seasoning1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus extra for seasoning1(15oz)  can whole tomatoes,draqined roughly chopped1/2 cup chopped fresh basil  leaves1/2  cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 1/4 teasoppn crushed red pepper flakes1 cup white wine1/3 cup clam juice3/4 cup heavy whipping cream1/2 cup grated Parmesan Directions:

 Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat .  Add the pasta cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Drain the pasta  and set aside.In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the shrimp, garlic, 1/2 teasoppon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.   Cook, stirrring frequently until the shrimp turn pink and is cooked through, about 3 minutes.  Using  a slotted spoon , remove the shrimp and set aside.Add the tomatoes, 1/4 …

New Nikon Coolpix s3100 and my life as of lately

Wow I really got my moneys worth out of this camera!  I had promised to make cupcakes with the kids
so like Finally(Joshua's new favorite word) we made some ,yes they did there own icing and sprinkles . I figure it was the least I could do.I even survived the mad sugar rush that followed. Here is a layout I did
based on Janet Phillips self paced class atBig Pictures Classes  Scrapping with no pictutres.  One of the suggestions was to pick a supporting  photo .  The idea here is that I miss this age..  I used paper from DCWV,Basic Grey,  and hobby lobby  the embellishments wereSEI.   I tried a different angle in this shot this one is posted in my studio space.

The other thing I love about this camera is that it is compact and yet very useful.  I can take black and white shots, there is image stabilzation, and the iso is much higher(up to 3500) which makes it easier to take a shot like this on the bus or late at night if I wanted,too.  This last shot is me studing for my Government ex…

Spoils of war and Project life

I managed to get to the Hobby Lobby sale yesterday 50% of of thousands of scrapbooking paper!
I got Basic Grey Sweet threads and the colorful life featuring Donna Estabrook(DCWV)
I also branched out and got Me and My Big Idea Mambi papers they are truly bright like I like. That's
the project life binder I got but I decided to use some of my Basic Grey
paper(Basic) and Kand Company Tags.  The pink flowers are Jolee Boutique's stickers and Tim Holtz acrylic stamps were on sale. too.(Last week Tim Holtz and Jolee's Boutique was on sale. I really got to stay out of this store. Is there a Scrapper's Anonymous?  I probably resist the idea of rehab like any true  junkie would..   But I can pretend that I want help . My only true justification is that I can use the papers in my art journal.  The kids will love these albums later blah blah blah.....) I got the Amber Project Life I am working on the pages and next week I will develop the pictures so consider this my work in progres…

Random Note:Project life

I am posting this from my friendly neighborhood community college.   My apartment is  having some technical problems.(the electrician has to come fix the wiring), but that's not what I am excited about. I used the computer at school the other day to order my project life photo album, photo sleeves, and cardstock so it should be coming this afternoon, because I had prime shipping with Amazon so as soon as it gets here I will give my opinion on it.  Now I don't have to feel like that kid who gets picked last to play dodgeball!  Unitl next time stay gold!