Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Featured Artisan Rebecca of Rebecca's Whims

This weeks featured artisan is Rebecca - Rebecca's Whims! Whimsically beautiful creations in her shop! Perfect gifts for all ages! You can find Rebecca's Whims on:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Steak Stir Fry


  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 pound boneless sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger or Chinese 5 spice (bottled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 frozen bag of stir fry vegetables of your choice
  • 1 onion sliced or  5 green onions chopped
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Dissolve bouillon in water. Combine the cornstarch and soy sauce until smooth; add to bouillon. Set aside.
  2. Toss beef with garlic, ginger and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until cooked as desired; remove and keep warm.
  4. Heat remaining oil; stir-fry vegetables until crisp-tender. Stir soy sauce mixture and add to the skillet; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Return meat to pan and heat through. Serve over rice.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Featured Artisan Phillippa Pinka of Court & Sparks

This weeks featured artisan is Phillippa Pinka - Court & Sparks.
Darling Creations that make perfect gifts! You can find Court & Sparks on:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Puerto Rican Hamburger Dip Recipe


1 lb ground beef
Adobo  (seasoning)
Sofrito  (vegetable paste)
Sazon ( seasoning, use  if you have it)
onion, chopped
sour cream
 2 avocados , chopped

The sofrito will be the first thing you put on the pan, then you add the meat and seasoned the meat with adobo. Once is done I add the onions, sour cream and avocado. thats it! If you want you can add a little bit of tomato paste but is not a necessity. If you don't  avocado its still great with just the other ingredients.
Adobo has salt so be careful to not add too much.  But if you want extra flavor you can add garlic powder, onion powder and pepper, all of these are in Adobo but with out the extra salt.)

Serve with chips, tortilla chips are the best but potato chips are good too.

Many grocery stores carry these items in the big cities, if not look at International  Food Stores, which is where I found mine.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Featured Artisan Georgia Groves of Georgiamarbles

This weeks Featured Artisan is Georgia Groves- Georgiamarbles! Beautiful creations!
You can Find Georgiamarbles on :

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Banner & Avatar

New shop banner for Artfire

New Avatar too!

Artfire is changing things around a bit and I needed a new banner and decided I wanted a whole new look too.  Helping Hands Graphics was able to help accomplish this difficult task. 
 Anne with Helping Hands Graphics does a wonderful job.
I even got a new banner for my present shop before the new changes come into affect.  

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Featured Artisan Tracy of Braggin Rights Bath & Spa

This weeks featured artisan is Tracy - Braggin' Rights Bath!
Yummy treats to indulge yourself with! You can find
Braggin' Rights Bath on:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Holiday Elf Aprons

Want to get a jump on the holiday parties?  Have a costume party to go to?  I've got just the thing for you.  I've have made several elf aprons that will make you the hit of your next party.  All aprons are fully lined and ready to be shipped.   These are the first of the costume aprons I've made other than the French Maid Aprons which are always a hit.

Green Giant Apron or Elf Apron

Green with red triangle trim elf apron

Red with green triangle trim elf apron
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