Mealtime Monday

So I made some fantastic food this weekend, but of course I only took pictures of one thing. I had some people over on Sunday and made buffalo chicken dip, bruschetta and then had some cheese and crackers to much on. I also made some cupcakes.

Here’s picture of the bruschette (recipe below):

ImageImage(bruschetta on crostini)

We had a great time drinking wine, eating, a laughing, and of course looking at cute Thirty One Gifts Products. I even managed to sell a bunch of stuff…if you are interested click the link to check it out.

Tonight I had some leftover chicken so I decided to make buffalo chicken pizza. It was AMAZING!!! Why have I not done this before? It was so good. Here’s a pic too:




  • 4 tomatoes (diced, clean out the seeds)
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1/4 red onion (diced)
  • 12 pieces of basil
  • 1 clove garlic (diced)

Cut everything up, toss it all together and you are done. Yes it’s that easy. It does take some time because you are cutting everything. Especially the tomatoes because you had to make sure not to get the seeds in either.

Buffalo chicken pizza

  •  buffalo sauce (i used Frank’s Red Hot)
  • shredded chicken
  • cheese (i used a mix of Colby & cheddar)
  • pizza crust (i used a mini boboli)

I didn’t have a formal measuring method, so I just used whatever looked good. I first added the buffalo sauce to the pizza crust. Next added the cheese. I patted it all down and cooked for 11 minutes at 450 then 2 minutes on Hi Broil. It was so good!!

Any recipes you would like?


photo shoot: cupcakes

A good friend is working on her bakery business (Beaudacious baking) and she was making some cupcakes this afternoon. So we decided to have a photo shoot. I took over 100 pictures and here are some of my favorites. As promised my friend isn’t in any of the pictures. . . but I have some good ones of her too 🙂

the mixer

delish frosting


mid decorating:

one special cupcake

interesting composition

Cupcakes and Concerts

So what have I been up to? Not much but working and working out. Although I dedicated Sunday to a 9/11 post, Saturday night was a concert and cupcakes. Yes I know that sounds weird, but Sherri and I have a tradition. We go each year to the Toby Keith concert, which i usually around September 11. The concert is always a great tribute to out troops and those that have given the sacrifice. Surprisingly for the 10-year anniversary it was more a celebration and I loved everything about that. I didn’t even shed a tear to until the very end when they brought on stage two soldiers. Here’s an iphone camera, sadly I forgot my camera.

He played all of his greatest hits including the most recent, Made in America. After the concert we sat in the parking lot listening to the post show from WMZQ and waiting for the parking lot to clear out. For any of you that have visited Jiffy Lube Live, you know the crazy stories of people waiting to get out of the lot. I picked us up some cupcakes from my favorite cupcake place, Touche Touchet! Sadly I didn’t snap a picture before all the cupcakes were gone.

Today I decided I needed to make some cupcakes myself, so I did. This time I made the cupcakes with yellow cake and chocolate frosting. I added these cute sugar flowers to the top. I had one for tonight then the other 23 are already spoken for.

This was a great way to spend what apparently is the end of the summer weather. It’s not turned cold and fall like, good thing I had a pumpkin spice latte for breakfast!

Do you have any concert traditions?