Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Here's the recipe from the site:
For lemon ice cream:
- 2 pint premium vanilla ice cream
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
For blueberry compote:
- 2 cups blueberries (10 ounces)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 (3-by 2 1/2-inch) strips lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
For sandwich layers:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Equipment: 2 (8-inch) square baking pans (2 inches deep); a small offset spatula
Here's how to make them:
Make lemon ice cream:
Cook blueberries, sugar, and zest in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat, thoroughly crushing blueberries with a potato masher, until juices are released and sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in middle. Butter baking pans and line with foil, leaving a 1-inch overhang on each side, then butter foil.
Dollop tablespoons of blueberry compote all over ice cream, then swirl it gently through ice cream with a spoon. Spoon all of ice cream over 1 sandwich layer (in pan) and spread evenly using clean offset spatula. Invert second sandwich layer over ice cream, pressing gently to form an even sandwich. Wrap baking pan in plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
•Ice cream sandwich (before cutting) can be made 1 week ahead and frozen in pan, wrapped in plastic wrap and then in foil.◊
So I love this photo I'm posting. And now comes the gross part...Here's what you don't see: Dillon's peeling! If you look closely at his shoulder, his skin is kinda splotchy....yeah...that's sunburnt peeling. I don't think that the burn itself is gross, I think the fact that I have this unhealthy obsession with peeling his skin is the gross part. Is it just me? Do other people like to do stuff like that? That's kinda gross, right? Every time he wears a tank top or wife beater, I ABSOLUTELY MUST peel some of that skin! And when he takes his shirt of...OVER! I know it's gross, but I have to do it anyway....Disgustingly fulfilling.....
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
For your enjoyment...
BUT, that's okay! Because tomorrow's a new day, and I'll just start over/push forward. Whatever I feel like doing that day, as long as it's not going backwards!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
So far, since the beginning of June, I've lost 25 pounds on top of losing 30 lbs of baby weight. How'd I do it? Why, diet and exercise of course! I think back to a certain doctor I saw about one year ago. He had the gall to suggest I start the diet program he offers in his office. The program was called Releana. The doctor sat me down and diagnosed me with PCOS that day, and said that Releana would solve the problem. He said that with this program, and a 500 calorie diet every day, I could lose up to 40 pounds in one month and I'd be good to go! I asked if there were certain types of foods I needed to be cautious of. The answer was that it didn't matter. He said "You could just eat a large snickers bar every day and that would be your 500 calories. It doesn't matter..." Wrong answer. Any doctor that tries to sell me a diet program that extreme is not someone I want to consult with.
So, I started the Trim Body system instead (link on sidebar of blog page):
There is supplementation involved, but it's designed to be a reasonable diet and excercise program that you could adapt to relatively easily. I think that with my schedule (work 14 hours days at the office, self employed, AND attend college courses), anyone can do it! It takes a little effort, but the results are quite rewarding! Since starting the program, my PCOS is gone, because one of the supplement is a glucose metabolizer. Since PCOS is a metabolic disease, it's helped me to lose weight and control the glucose in my body. I just started my second month of the program, and have also started integrating regular exercise into my schedule. Again, it's all about how bad you want it! If you want it bad enough, you'll find time. I owed it to myself and to my family to get healthy again....15 more pounds to go! I feel great! =) More updates to follow...
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
" With its 16-cylinder four-wheel drive, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 may well be the most sophisticated production vehicle of all times.That mean's it cruises at 150 MPH, using only about 250 HP out of a total of 1001....which means it maxes out at around 600-610 MPH
Most of the components tucked beneath its hood are ingenious innovations that were formerly only deemed possible by visionaries like Ferdinand Piëch.
Boasting a maximum speed of more than 400 km per hour, the Veyron is unmatched in the super sports category. It offers a total of 1,001 HP, and its ample power reserves even at high speeds are the fabric of dreams for luxury-class limousines: for a constant speed of 250 km/h, the Veyron only needs 270-280 HP. This means that the seven-gear clutch transmission works with a torque of up to 1,250 Newton meters. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) ensures the necessary flexibility and maneuverability at any speed. The Veyron reaches velocities that would literally lift the car off the ground – if it weren’t for its ingenious aerodynamics, which keeps it firmly on the road even at full speed. Adjusting the back spoiler, reducing ground clearance, opening and closing the lids – it all adds to the perfect balance between propulsion and downforce. Such a super sports car may not seem to be brought to a halt easily, but the Veyron’s ceramic brakes slow it down faster than it can accelerate. While it takes this exceptional car only 2.5 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h, it needs even less time – a mere 2.3 seconds – to come to a standstill from 100 (reference point). To reduce the risk of injuries in accidents, Bugatti had a Formula 1 safety concept adapted for the Veyron. All these technical details combine to make the Veyron a truly exceptional super sports car. -Bugatti Press"
What does it take to own one of these? Only $1.2 million, if you can get your hands on one of the 300 manufactured...... I know I will, how about you?
Take along just what you need with this mini travel trio.
Sure to become your new favorite travel companion, the essentials balancing system travel set is perfect for all your skin care needs on-the-go! Keep up with your daily routine no matter where you go. Go ahead and toss these minis into your travel bag because they meet airline standards for carry-on luggage. And with every essentials travel set you purchase, you’ll also receive an essentials travel bag, free! (via BeautyZone)
I almost forgot... >;P
Happy Valentine's Day!
Vosges: one of the most richest, indulgent chocolates I've ever enjoyed. The box came with instructions on how to savor your chocolate! No, Really! It told me to fell the chocolate, smell the chocolate, take a nibble and savor all the flavors in the chocolate. Each chocolate had its own comprehensive ingredient break-down......and the texture...Mmmmm....
I love pretty things.....and luxurious things. Why? Because having pretty and luxurious things means that you've accomplished your goals in order to get them (if your priorities are straight, that is)
What are some of the most beautiful, luxurious and sensual things out there? FOOD! I love love good food. This includes, but is not limited to: Deserts....Mmmm.....nothing better than a rich, gourmet desert.
One of the things I am bound and determined to experience during my travels is the famous LaDuree Macaroon.
With celebrity fans all over the world, it's rich French history spans back into the 19th century. Seasonal flavors, creative packaging and presentation.....delish! (Or I imagine it to be)
I'll start by sharing what I do through a series of blogposts that will show you what's out there when it comes to the best of the best in skincare. So here's what I do, and I love it!
First, the essentials. My O-So-Easy to use 3-step system. I used to use Clinique, but this is much more effective, and prevents my adult-acne. Besides that, it smells better (I personally think Clinique's stuff smells like medicine and soap, and has no aromatic qualities at all), and it's packaged better. Artistry definately lives up to its name of prestige!
Found at BeautyZone
Found at BeautyZone
Now, I'm a new blogger, so I don't have a formal way of kicking things off, so I'm just going to tell you why I'm compelled to do this:
To help build your dream! To expand your lifestyle by sharing my likes, dislikes, and worldly findings....enjoy!