Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cinnamon Tortillia Crisps

Cinnamon Tortillia Crisps are so yummy. I was craving these the other day. I decided to make a batch for an afternoon snack with the granddaughters. Adults and kids love these...just ask my husband! : )
Some people bake them in the oven but I prefer to fry them in a small amount of oil. I just keep adding oil as needed. Any oil will do, Olive oil is healthier but whatever suits your taste.

All you need is: Flour tortillias, sugar,cinnamon, oil and paper towel

Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl

Take the Flour tortillia and cut it into small triangles

Cut in half than in half again

When the oil is hot add tortillia strips. I add 4 at a time.
When you notice they are turning a light tan color turn each one over and fry until light tan. They cook quickly so keep an eye on them. Remove from pan  and set on paper towel.

Hint: To remove strips from oil/pan I use two forks.

Place one at a time in bowl and spoon sugar cinnamon over top.  Shake to remove excess and place on a serving plate.
You can sprinkle sugar mixture over all four but it makes a big mess!!
Fry as many as needed.
They taste great by themselves
in a bowl of 
Vanilla Ice Cream!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pretty Yellow Daffodils

We sure have had some heavy rain the last few weeks. Non stop pouring rain. Can't complain though... our State needed the rain. The Lakes were getting lower and lower each year. Rivers were dry, the Dams were low.
 Inbetween the rainfall we do get a few days of sunshine, even had temperatures in the 70's last week! I like it when it stops for a few the ground a chance to soak it all up before the next downpour. Only problem is you dont know what to wear one day to the next.LOL.  Yesterday was cold, gray and rain. Today...the sun is out a small breeze and a bit cool.

This morning I opened the curtains in the back bedroom and found these beautiful daffodils!

I went outside and looked around the yard and found several more daffodils that popped up. So pretty

Our Lemon tree,which has lemons year round is full of bright yellow lemons. Our orange tree is full too.

Mother Nature takes care of her own.

When I see the beauty of the trees and flowers I guess I shouldnt complain about the rain!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I am having fun recycling cereal boxes. I have cut out hearts, bookmarks, flowers etc. etc. They can be used for cards, scrapbooks, journals endless possibilities. As I said in my previous blog I am painting and embossing the various shapes.

 I tried acrylic paint and then applied Utee which worked out ok but I wasnt to thrilled with the look.  
Then I tried using Fabric paint (which is thicker). I really liked the results.

I did this bookmark with fabric paint and Utee.

I used black paint and a mix of black and copper Utee for this bookmark. 

Apply the paint over the entire piece, while paint is still wet  pour the Utee over the entire piece.
Carefully pick up the piece with tweezers and shake off the excess.
Set aside and let paint dry.
Once the paint is dry use a heat gun and melt the Utee. Make sure not to keep the heat gun in one spot, move the heat gun around in small circles.

Like I said....I am having fun recycling!