Japanese Kitten with Eyebrows!

He's too cute

Baby BLT's

1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

24 cherry tomatoes
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until evenly brown. Once cooled, crumble and set aside. In a bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, bacon, green onions, and parsley until well blended. Set aside. Cut a small slice from the top of each tomato. Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the inside of each tomato and discard. Fill each tomato with the bacon mixture, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve chilled.

Miss Piggy & Marc Jacobs

Two of my favorite people in the entire universe, I can wait to see what kind of creations he'll do for Miss Piggy.

1000 Awesome Things

We all have our quirks, this site emphasizes on the little things that make some of us happy.

Beet and Mango Salad with Curried Mango Dressing

1 ripe mango pitted and peeled then cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon hot curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


1-1/2 pounds fresh beets
2/3 cup diced red onion
12 cups bite sized pieces of mixed sturdy salad greens
2 ripe mangoes peeled pitted and cut into long strips

In a food processor fitted with the metal blade combine 1 mango, vinegar, mustard, honey, curry powder, salt and pepper then process until smooth. Add oil and process to blend. Refrigerate until ready to use. Heat oven to 400. Tightly wrap 3 beets in each of 2 heavy duty foil packets then set in middle of preheated oven and bake for 1 hour.Test for doneness by piercing with the point of a knife. Remove from oven then open packets and when cool enough to handle peel beets and cut them into 3/4 inch chunks. In a medium bowl toss beets with 1/4 cup of the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Allow to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add onion and stir. Mound greens on a platter. Spoon beets onto greens. Place mango strips over and around the beets. Drizzle remaining dressing over all.

Grapefruit facial mask

1 teaspoon grapefruit juice

1 teaspoon sour cream
1 egg white

Beat egg white until it is fluffy, add sour cream and grapfruit juice and blend well. Apply to face for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Pies Baked in Tiny Jars

This little recipe will have your guests wanting more.

Lucy in London

Easy to Make Paella

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano
salt and black pepper to taste
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
1 pinch saffron threads
1 bay leaf
1/2 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 quart chicken stock
2 lemons, zested

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 Spanish onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 pound chorizo sausage, casings removed and crumbled
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

In a medium bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, oregano, and salt and pepper. Stir in chicken pieces to coat. Cover, and refrigerate. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet or paella pan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, red pepper flakes, and rice. Cook, stirring, to coat rice with oil, about 3 minutes. Stir in saffron threads, bay leaf, parsley, chicken stock, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat. Stir in marinated chicken and onion; cook 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and sausage; cook 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp; cook, turning the shrimp, until both sides are pink. Spread rice mixture onto a serving tray. Top with meat and seafood mixture.

Julia Gfrorer

Her work it's interesting.

Make your own Sugar Cubes

Just mix food coloring (optional) with sugar and a scant amount of water and use a mold, a small cookie cutter or a miniature cookie cutter. The possibilities are endless...

NY Magazine- The Official Summer of Death

New York Magazine had a great article a week ago on all the notable deaths of this Summer. Death always intrigues me but what's been happening this Summer it's ridiculous. I honestly don't feel bad for some of the deceased but some made me cry like Michael Jackson's death and John Hughes. I guess some of the people I saw on television as a child are gone which means my childhood is dying slowly but surely.

Virtual Shoe Museum : Beth Levine: First Lady of Shoes

Virtual Shoe Museum : Beth Levine: First Lady of Shoes

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