Friday, June 18, 2010

Garlic Toast Pizza

Last night I made something SUPER easy (only because the garlic toast was store bought).
I threw some pizza sauce, cheese and pepperonis on the garlic toast, popped it in oven for 12-15 minutes at 350* and tada! Garlic Toast Pizza :)
It was quite yummy as well :) Now that there's just Ian and I... we have SOO many left overs in the fridge! Ahh I hate left overs! haha

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mini Shepherd Pies

I've never had Shepherd Pie before.. let alone ever HEARD of it. But when I came across this recipe I decided to try it out.

1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups mashed potatoes
3 ounces cream cheese
1 batch biscuit dough
1 cup shredded cheese

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat til meat is browned. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until tender; drain. Stir in the ketchup, vinegar and salt; set aside.
Make the biscuit dough and shape into tablespoon sized blobs. I just used premade biscuit dough. Although I should have gotten the HUGE biscuit dough because you're supposed to press 1  dough ball onto the bottom and up the sides of each of 10 greased muffin cups. Mine wasn't big enough to go up the side of the muffin cup!
Next you fill with beef mixture.
 In a small saucepan, whisk together your mashed potatoes. Beat in cream cheese until smooth. Spread potato mixture over beef. Sprinkle with cheese; press down lightly.
 Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Like I said before, I've never had this before. So I wasn't sure what to expect. It was kinda different. Good, but different. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Let's play catch up!

Bah! I'm getting horrible at this!

May 22nd I was in California for Kyle and Sarah's wedding.
That trip was pure business and no play for me!

I started out in Bakersfield photographing Sky and Cat's engagements on a piano :)
 You can see more pictures HERE
After their engagements Ian and I headed to LA for Kyle and Sarah's wedding!

So far this is everyone's favorite! HA.. see more photos HERE
When we got home I had the chance to photograph my cousin's engagements. He and his fiance Mandy are soooo cute and totally awesome!!
 Again go HERE for more photos
After David and Mandy's engagements and a few other shoots, I photographed Sarah's bridals. TOTALLY beautiful. You must see THESE!
This past Saturday was Kyle and Sarah's open house!
I got a LOT of compliments on all the photos I took of them as well as the cute decorations I came up with :) See more photos HERE.
So far that's been my life the past few weeks!
Next weekend I'll be in California AGAIN photographing Sky and Cats wedding at a winery in Templeton. Totally excited for the fun photos we'll be getting there!!
Maybe I'll get around to cooking again........maybe.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Two years ago today I went out and got myself married to Mr. Hottie Pants himself :) Here's a little reflection of our wedding photos and such.

Our engagements..


Wedding day...

My wedding cake... I LOVED it :)

A year later we took Trash The Dress photos to make up for our lack of amazing engagement/wedding photos...

Love you Ian xoxo

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Banana Bread

Enough excuses about not making fancy dinners......
I'll admit it.. I've just been too lazy.
Although today I noticed our bananas were getting pretty nasty looking.
Nasty looking bananas make amazing banana bread.
So, that's what I made!

1 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
mix in 1 egg
3 mashed bananas
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c oil
add in 1/2 c walnuts to make it banana nut bread
pour in greased bread pan and bake for 45ish min at 350*
I also made bbq chicken for dinner. I made it on the stove and now my house smells of burnt oil. Fabulous. Oh well.. at least the bread was good :) That is a heck of a lot of butter on my bread btw. There wasn't enough butter to spray, so I poured it. Yeahhh.. out came a lot of butter!