Friday, November 27, 2009

Weekly links

How was your Thanksgiving? I forgot to make the mashed potatoes, and somehow I managed to feel quite full without eating any turkey. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend! Links...

turn tablecloths into curtains at Apartment Therapy

make gluten free chocolate snow eggs at La Tartine Gourmande

order a gluten free gift basket at Vanilla Spoons

build a stowable upholstery workbench at Curbly

use decorative pillows to make a headboard at Apartment Therapy

make lots of cards from just two punches at Crafty Pod via Craftzine

sew a ruffled messenger bag at Between The Lines via WhipUp

(Photo via Apartment Therapy)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

A few gluten free Thanksgiving recipes...

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
(6-8 servings)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound gluten free Italian sausage
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cup (3 ounces) Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
24 large mushrooms, stemmed
1/3 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease 15-by-10-by-2-inch glass baking dish. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and oregano, cook. Break sausage into small pieces, cook until sausage is brown and no pink traces remain. Using slotted spoon, transfer sausage into large bowl, let cool. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire, and garlic powder. Stir to combine. Stir in cream cheese; salt and pepper to taste. Stir in egg yolk.

Place mushroom caps in prepared baking dish, stemmed side up. Brush each with white wine. Fill with about 1 tablespoon filling, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. (Can be prepared ahead, covered and chilled.)

Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Place under broiler 5 minutes until tops are lightly browned. Serve.

Roasted Parsnips with Horseradish Herb Butter
(6 servings)

3 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-by-1/2-inch pieces
large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup gluten free chicken stock
1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon prepared gluten free horseradish sauce
1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1 small garlic clove, minced

Preheat oven to 400 F. In medium baking dish, toss parsnips and carrots with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken stock; cover with aluminum foil and roast. Stir once or twice until parsnips and carrots are tender and the stock has evaporated (about 45 minutes). Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix butter, horseradish sauce, herbs, and garlic. Adjust seasonings to taste with salt and pepper. Toss roasted vegetables with horseradish butter. Serve.

Two additional recipes (Roast Turkey with Apples and Deep Dish Cranberry Pie) can be found at The Saturday Evening Post.

Is there a special dish you particularly enjoy at Thanksgiving?

(Photo via Flickr)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekly links

Have a fab weekend! Here are your links...

live like stylish vampire Edward Cullen of The Twilight Saga: New Moon at Apartment Therapy (The house is for sale and movie opens today!)

make gluten free Thanksgiving cranberry cobbler at Ginger Lemon Girl

crochet flower fridgies at Salihan Crafts via WhipUp

learn the art of giving good directions at Apartment Therapy (Useful if you will be entertaining during the holidays.)

stump your guests with turkey trivia place cards at Martha Stewart

make a beefy bolster pillow from old towels at Curbly

use drinking straws to make a contemporary pendant light at Addicted 2 Decorating via Curbly

(Photo via weheartit)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

What's your lip color of choice?

I used to have a collection of red lipsticks ranging from drugstore brands to MAC and Chanel, and everything in between. These days I'm happy if I can get out the door with a swipe of Burt's Bees lip balm.

(Photo via The Sartorialist)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Absolutely Not Martha Giveaway! (...and a Perricone Discount that everybody can win.)

Perricone MD is offering their revolutionary skin care product called Cold Plasma to one of ANM's readers! The formula is suited for anyone, no matter your age or skin type or sex, and works to help skin achieve a healthy, glowing, youthful appearance. All of us desire this goal, no? For a chance to win, please leave a comment below. (Unfortunately, rules state that you must be in the U.S.) A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, December 1st. Good luck!

Also, make sure you check out the most up-to-date information on every Perricone Discount available!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fantastic freeways

Believe it or not, I've somehow managed to avoid driving on the crazy Los Angeles freeways since moving here.
(Via SeeSaw Designs)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fashionable finds under $50 (Make that $40.)

Floral dress, $22.90, Forever 21
Rib long sleeve turtleneck tent dress, $38, American Apparel

Kimchi blue silky tap short, $28, Urban Outfitters
Plaid tiered skirt, $16.90, Forever 21

Leatherette biker jacket, $32.80, Forever 21
Zip peep toe bootie, $29.80, Forever 21

Hoodie scarf, $36, Lori's Shoes
Betsey Johnson leggings, $38, Urban Outfitters
Rachel Comey clip-on earring, $15, Refinery 29

Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekly links

Breaking a mirror, walking under a ladder, putting a hat on a bed, itchy palms and itchy noses. Are you superstitious? Have a great weekend--just don't let any milk boil over! Here are your links...

diamond tuft a wall at Better Homes and Gardens via Curbly

make gluten free roasted fish and chips at Simply Gluten Free

refashion a man's hoodie sweatshirt at Happy Together via Craftzine

learn ways to manage pets at the party at Apartment Therapy

makeover your rental kitchen (without paint) for eighty bucks at Re-Nest

make book page wreaths at Living With Lindsay via Apartment Therapy

cover plain floating bookshelves with wallpaper at Martha Stewart (Just imagine--Martha and I both had wallpaper on the brain. The same day.)

(Photo by Rodney Smith found here)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

I love her look from headband to loafers.

(Photo via The Sartorialist)

Weekly links on Monday

I wasn't able to post links last Friday. So let's start off the new week with them...

sew a remote control storage cushion at Julie-K via WhipUp

make gluten free broccoli cheddar soup with olive oil croutons at Dinners For A Year And Beyond

discover six tips to soften butter on the fly at Tipnut via Curbly

learn how to entertain on the fly at Apartment Therapy

make bath fizzies at Martha Stewart

transform two cloth napkins into armrest organizer for your sofa at Just Something I Made via Craftzine

sew a newspaper dress at Instructables via Curbly

(Photo via weheartit)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This is it.

We went to see the movie (documentary?) This Is It last weekend. Michael Jackson's talent was pure genius. It's still so hard to believe that MJ is really gone. (Director Kenny Ortega calls him MJ in the film.) Do you have a favorite Michael Jackson song? Mine is Rock With You, but unfortunately it's not in flick.

(Photography by Albert Watson via Door Sixteen)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wallpaper as artwork

Calling Nama Rococo's wallpaper wallpaper sounds sinful. And like the website states, we ought to "think of it as wallpaper as fine art." If you haven't already visited the site, please go ahead. Especially if you're thinking about doing something with those blank walls. (Did you know there was such a thing as couture wallpaper?)