April 30, 2009

{ I ♥ Me Some Peachy Cheap }

I can't remember if I have mentioned this before but I just love the Peachy Cheap website! Today I got happy mail from them. It's happy mail because I recieved all kinds of Cosmo Cricket goodies that only cost me like $5. Total. Four packages of goodies for five dollars. Plus everyday they have a new cheap goodie! The moral of the story is.....go to Peachy Cheap and get ya some!

April 18, 2009

{ Braxton }

This is the cutest kid ever! Check out those baby blues. I did a photo shoot with his dad and him this afternoon and here's one of my fav's......check out some more on my photography blog.

April 16, 2009

{ Recipe Blog }

So for a while now I have had this second blog that I used to keep recipes that I tried and liked or just family recipes in general. Since so many people are always asking me for recipes to stuff I make I decided to "dress up" this other blog and link up to it! Let me know if you like it!

Lindsay's Daily Dish

April 14, 2009

{ I ♥ My Man }

I am officially accepting the challenge of "How Well do you Know Your Man?" After answering the questions, ask your man the same ones and see how accurate you are.

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? Most likely he is watching some sort of action movie or he is playing X360.

2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Ranch, including an extra one on the side.

3. What's one food he doesn't like? He really does not like sweets.

4. You go out to eat. Where would he choose? Texas Roadhouse or Johnny Carinos

5. Where did he go to high school? Idaho Falls High School

6. What size shoe does he wear? 12

7. If he was (were) to collect anything, what would it be? Well since he is a firefighter he collects patches from other departments.

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Cold Cut Combo from Subway w/ everything except tomatos and cucumbers

9. What would this person eat every day if he could? Steak and potatos

10. What is his favorite cereal? Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cookie Crisp

11. What would he never wear? He would never wear pink or purple

12. What is his favorite sports team? Colorado Avalanche and the Detroit Red Wings

13. Who did he vote for? McCain

14. Who is his best friend? Me of course!!

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do? He wishes that I would rinse off my dishes before I put them in the sink....I'm getting better.

16. What is his favorite color? Red

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday, what would it be? Cheesecake or carrot cake

18. Did he play sports in high school? He played hockey

19. What could he spend hours doing? He could waste entire day playing Guitar Hero

20. What is one unique talent he has? He has lots a talents......

April 13, 2009

{ I ♥ Sweet Tea }

McDonalds has sweet tea now. It's excellent. I'm addicted. Actually I thinks it's gone past addiction. I've been to Mickey D's JUST for sweet teas 7 times in the last three days. I believe that now what most would call excessive.

You see I'd never had sweet tea until about 5 years ago. That's the summer that Geoff and I went to North Carolina for his dad's wedding. In North Carolina they have a chain of fast food restraunts called BoJangles, it's basically the McDonalds of the south. And they sell the most amazing sweet tea by the gallon. We spent like seven days in North Carolina and had sweet tea with every meal....it was fantastic. And that my friends is how this whole excessive obsession begun.

April 12, 2009

{ Happy Easter }

I hope everyone is having a great Easter and getting to spend lots of time with their families!

April 10, 2009

{ I ♥ Easter Cookies }

These are the best sugar cookies ever! A definate must try...

Lemon Sugar Cookies

4 cubes softened butter
3 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
6 c. flour


1 cube softened butter
1 tsp. salt
1 T. milk
1 tsp. lemon extract
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1-2 drops desired food coloring

Whip until fluffy, butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and lemon extract. Slowly add soda, salt and flour one cup at a time. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Roll out on floured surface and cut as desired. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes at 375.

Frosting: Mix all ingredients until smooth.

April 9, 2009

{ I ♥ Panda Express Orange Chicken }

I absolutely love Panda Express' Orange Chicken. Seriously everytime I'm traveling anywhere near a Panda Express I have to stop and get it! I'm pretty sure that everyone is the same way as well, right? Well I've tried several different recipes that claimed to be Panda Express' but they never were exactly the same. This one is. This recipe is it. It's gotta be............

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 egg1
1/2 teaspoons salt
white pepper
oil (for frying)
1/2 cup cornstarch, plus1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon gingerroot, minced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed hot red chili peppers
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Orange Sauce for Stir Fry
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons water
5 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons white vinegar
1 orange, zest of

1. Place chicken pieces in large bowl.
2. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well.
3. Stir cornstarch and flour together.
4. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.
5. Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees.
6. Add chicken, small batches at a time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden crisp.
7. (Do not overcook chicken).
8. Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside.
9. Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat.
10. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
11. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant; about 10 seconds.
12. Add and stir-fry crushed chiles and green onions.
13. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds.
14. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil.
15. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.
16. Stir water into remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth and add to chicken.
17. Heat until sauce is thickned.
18. Stir in sesame oil and orange zest if desired.
19. Serve over jasmine rice.

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