March 30, 2015

Six Spice Parmesan Toast

So, here i have for you a super quick and easy recipe. Great to accompany your favorite soups or awesome all by its lonesome.


Ingredients

Italian bread
Parmesan cheese (grated)
Thyme
Oregano
Marjoram
Rosemary
Basil
Sage
1/4 cup melted butter


Blend herbs and parmesan cheese into melted butter. Spread mixture sparingly onto sliced pieces of bread. Toast in oven until golden brown. Next........enjoy.




Later,
Mari

March 22, 2015

One Last Thing - By Rebecca St. James and Nancy N. Rue

    I love reading whenever possible and discovering new books and authors. Taking in the wonderful ideas that are available in literature is always a fun yet winding journey. That being said I recently read a story that was both captivating and uniquely presented. It was called One Last Thing By Rebecca St. James and Nancy N. Rue.
  
    This story is first and foremost about the characters. We are made to know them on a level as if they are our own friends. It speaks about topics that are prevalent in society today which helps to make their experiences real.
    
      To me one last thing is a story of self discovery and honesty. Tara Faulkner believes that she knows what she wants and thinks that all is good in her life. Yet, she is soon tested to her limit by one person that she loves very dearly. We read of her self doubt and uncertainty about what steps to take next upon the new findings. It's quite a decadent maze of emotions to be honest.

     So, if you love a great story about love and self discovery, this is definitely your next read. It's a versatile work that I believe many will enjoy. Go ahead now and pick up your copy at local bookstores or on Amazon.com








Later,
Mari
@GlitterZombies



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March 10, 2015

Daily Photo

Here's another peek at what may or may not be find in our handy dandy notebook. More news soon !!!



Check back tomorrow. So that you can copy down the recipe for these awesome corn meal muffins.


Later,
Mari

March 7, 2015

XOXO GlitterZombies

As many may have read a few times through various posts. I love food and cooking. I also enjoy learning new recipes and exploring different ways that ingredients can be used. Simply put im a self confessed and obsessed foodie. I have inside of my mind at all times an excessive amount of food facts and usages. So, given this and the fact that I have had the chance to learn quite a few recipes through the years. Many of which were learned from my mother and grandmother.......so their quite old.....or let's just say traditional. I decided that the awesome food treats should be shared. Which is why I'm doing just that and compiling them all in to a book along with a few of my fave d.i.y projects. Just think of it as a journal with way too many of my thoughts. A collection of cool glittertasticness. 

If you love this idea and food and awesome crafts . Check back here on our web space in May for details of where the book will be available. Until then I have included a few electric food photos....that may or may not have made the cut.










Later,
Mari

February 28, 2015

Alternative Florals

So, I had a few extra flowers and a dish that screamed put me somewhere. Of course many ideas started to float around in the caverns of my mind. Yet there was only one winner.

 The end result can be found in the following photos.....below the words that you are currently reading.



The dish that I spoke about earlier and a crafts persons main tool....or maybe I should say one of many main tools.



A close up of the dishy dish. Which of all places was purchased at a dollar tree. They have many many more and a variety of types......go and check your local store....after you've finished reading of course !!!

A few of the extra flowers that litter the hallways of my life.


Cut the stems off if your following along and making your own. It's help them to stay tucked neatly inside fyi .



An aerial visualization of the end product. Add as little or as many flowers as you like.



A peek from the side and we are done. A super easy and quick project that can add a dose of something to any space. 

Love our crafts and d.i.y projects? If you said yes to yourself....check back next Saturday for more :)


Later,
Mari

February 26, 2015

Recipe Of The Day

Here's our recipe of the day. The King's Supreme mini cakes with chocolate ganache.



Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups banana purée 

2 Teaspoons lemon juice

3 Cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 Teaspoons baking soda

1/4  Teaspoon sea salt

3/4 Cup softened butter

2 1/2 Cups sugar

3 Eggs

2 Teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 Cup skim milk



Ganache (optional)

Opt for your choice of chocolate or cream cheese frosting if you do not like ganache.



Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease and flour your pan or baking dish of choice.

In a small bowl, mix banana purée with lemon juice; set aside.

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda and sea salt; set aside

In a larger bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then fold in 2 tsp vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture while also adding your skim milk.

Fold in banana purée.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in oven for 45 minutes or until cakes are golden brown.

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

Once cake is cooled add your choice of frosting or ganache pieces.



Enjoy,
Mari