Monday, February 25, 2013

Pinterest Addiction

I am addicted to Pinterest, there I admitted it.

I have had a Pinterest account for awhile now, but didn't become an addict until this year. Skip says I should call my iPad iPin because that is all he sees me doing on it. Part of what I love about Pinterest is discovering new things and then filing them away for later. I have also found a ton of awesome recipes through Pinterest, including a Slow Cooker Jambalaya that I made last week.If you like Jambalaya I would recomend this recipe Slow Cooker Jambalaya Recipe.
Time to put the lid on and let this cook for 4 hrs on high
I have never slow cooked Jambalaya and I normally cook the rice and meat and veggie mixture together, but in this recipe you keep them separate and I was willing to give it a shot. The only changes I made to this recipe was I added more Cajun Seasoning than what it called for, fresh parsley (because I had some), more cayenne pepper, some crushed red pepper, and I omitted the thyme (because I didn't have any).
Not much leftover because it was sooo good

I'm kind of a tinkerer when it comes to cooking. I take a recipe and add or decrease spices according to my tastes and I love my Jambalaya SPICY. I would recommend using the spices and the amounts called for and when it is done, taste it. if you want it spicier, add more cayenne pepper. If you want more Cajun Seasoning, add more. I add a few shakes here and a few shakes there stir and taste again and repeat until it tastes amazing. Cooking isn't chemistry like baking is, you can tinker and add and not have to really worry that it isn't going to cook correctly. Cooking is another one of my creative outlets, I challenge you to give it a try.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Huge Update, Obviously

It has been over a year since my last post and everything has changed.

My Etsy Shop FreakyCuteKreations is doing great! This last Christmas was my second Christmas with my shop and I had to close it down because I was getting more orders than I could fill. It makes me happy to realize that I'm not the only person who enjoys my creations.

Now for the things that are different in my life. Well, Sasquatch (Jay) and I broke up, I got an apartment instead of a house, started dating my current boyfriend, after 9 months of dating I moved in with him, and we just picked out an engagement ring, I also started a new job 3 months ago doing Java programming, so lots of changes, but all for the best.

My life last year was crazy busy and my blog got neglected and I apologize. This year I want to post at least once a week and post more tutorials. I have a few custom orders that I did over Christmas that I would love to show you and I have a few new stuffies in the works that I think you guys might like. If there is anything you would like to see or something you would like me to create, send me a message or comment below.