RSS Feed

Monthly Archives: June 2012

Recipe–Blended Coffee Re-make

Ok so a few weeks ago I did a iced coffee drink.  Check it out here.  I made another using the same coffee ice cubes and it’s even better!  Watch out Starbucks I am keeping my $6 and making this one!

6 coffee ice cubes

1/2 cup half and half

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Blend all of these in the blender and voila, you have a tasty treat.  Now I splurged on the half and half so you could use milk but the half and half makes it amazing!  Just do an extra 5 minutes on the treadmill and enjoy!  Yields about 12 ounces.

RAD Mama

Recipe–Sweet Potato Mash

This is a great side dish for pork, chicken or beef.  Since I have been making veggie mash for my little one and I thought we could have an adult version of sweet potato mash.  Hope you enjoy this side dish.

6 medium sweet potatoes

4 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup cream or half and half

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Peel and dice the sweet potatoes.  Boil until fork tender.  Using a hand mixer cream potatoes, cream and butter until smooth.  Mix in cinnamon and brown sugar.  Yields four large servings.

Yum!

RAD Mama

Wreath Week–Day 5

Well its been a great week of wreaths and here is my final one.  I chose a cork wreath for the last day because I have been saving corks for 10 years and now have a reason to use them!  Now I didn’t personally drink all this wine but family and friends have also donated to my stash.  Here is my tutorial for a cork wreath.

1 straw wreath

100 or so corks

hot glue gun

glue

bow

wreath hanger

I used a ordinary wreath hanger and inserted this onto the wreath before I started glueing corks.  This wreath does get fairly heavy so I think this is the best way to hang the wreath.  Start glueing by adding a strip of glue to the back of each of your corks and go around in a circular pattern creating a base.

Once this has dried and you make sure none are going to fall off then you are ready to start glueing on the next layer in a hodge podge fashion.  Note: I did have a bit of trouble with the smooth corks from Yellowtail.They don’t take the hot glue well so I used a little gorilla glue and it worked fine.

There is no real method for this just glue to create a 3D look.  You will need to test where you want the piece to go and then glue in the appropriate place.  This layer will not need glue across the whole cork.  Make sure you pieces are glued on well and add a bow if you like.

I really like the natural cork wreath.  I leave mine up year round and just change out the bow (made from my ribbon stash) for the seasons.

Well I have enjoyed wreath week and I hope you have too.  Please leave a comment and if you have a wreath you would like me to feature just contact me.

Have a great weekend.

RAD Mama