Saturday, March 30, 2013

Almond Crusted Poached Eggs

These Almond Crusted Poached Eggs were delicious.  You probably can not tell from the bulk of my recipes, but I really should be eating grain free.  I was reading a recipe in the Primal Blueprint Cookbook, that seemed perfect for a GF Breakfast. These eggs are poached and then you coat them in almond flour and fry them.  It feels like you are eating bread with your eggs, when you're not.  A delicious alternative to regular Eggs Benedict   Just add hollandaise and you are on your way.  This would be really good for and Easter Brunch. 

Almond Crusted Poached Eggs


2 Poached Eggs
1/2 cup almond flour (separated in half)
2 TB fresh dill
1/2 tsp salt (separated in half)
2 eggs beaten
1 inch of oil in a frying pan
1 tsp vinegar for poaching your eggs


Add 3 to 4 inches of water to a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Add 1 tsp vinegar to the water.

Turn heat down and let the water simmer.

Break your eggs into ramekins or bowls and gently slide them 1 at a time into your simmering water.

Cook them for 2 to 3 minutes, until the whites are firm and them gently remove from water with a slotted spoon.  Dry them off

While you are poaching your eggs start heating your oil.

Mix the almond flour, salt, and dill together.

Put your egg in a slotted spoon and spoon 1/8 cup almond flour on top of the egg.

Next, spoon 1 beaten on top of the almond flour.

Then spoon the next 1/8 cup of almond flour over the egg.

Next, next gently slide the egg into the hot oil, flour side down.

Fry 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown, then remove from oil with a spatula.

Drain and serve immediately

Makes 2 Almond Crusted Poached Eggs

I hope you like these Almond Crusted Poached Eggs.  I always love hearing from you. 


Friday, March 29, 2013

Blue Raspberry Jelly Bean Martini for Friday's Happy Hour

Today's drink are Blue Raspberry Jelly Bean Coolers and they are even better then the Cherry Jelly Bean Coolers.  They are also really easy to make, and look really cute for an Easter Cocktail.  You even still have time to infuse your vodka

Blue Raspberry Jelly Bean Martini


4 oz Starburst Blue Raspberry jelly bean infused vodka
6 oz white cranberry juice
Starburst jelly beans (for garnish)


Infuse Vodka 1 1/2 cups vodka with all of the blue raspberry jelly beans from 2 bags of jelly beans for 2 days.

Then strain in into a pretty bottle.

In a martini shaker with ice add jelly bean infused vodka and cranberry juice and shake well.

Garnish with jelly beans.

Serves 2 5 oz Martinis.

We hope that you like these Blue Raspberry Jelly Bean Matinis.  We thought they were a fun drink recipe for Happy Hour and Easter.  We always love hearing from you.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lace Embellished Coach Evening Bag

I added lace to this little Coach Evening Bag and made my own Lace Embellished Coach Evening Bag.  I love the way it came out and it was very simple to do.  

Though before I do that I want to give you a little more background on me.  I have had several businesses over the past 16 years, and they all center around designing.  I have sewn since I was a teenager.  I truly love sewing and don't get to do enough of it.  I was a fine arts major in college, and then did additional schooling for graphic design, and finally clothing design.  I started in the late 90's with a slipcover business and I made custom slipcovers, bedding, pillows, and other things along those lines.  I then started a clothing design business, because I thought that would be a lot more fun the doing furniture.  For me designing clothing is a passion.  I love the whole process from the drawings, to making the patterns, to picking the fabrics, and actually putting it all and seeing the finished results.  I don't do as much designing as I used to, I mostly design hand knits for my online store Dreams by Debi.  Though you will see a T-shirt and skirt in the next week that I designed.

When I was starting to do this bag, I was originally going to put rhinestones on it, and then I decided to go another way.  I started pulling trim out of my trim cupboard and was trying to decide between bead fringe or lace.  The lace won.  I love lace even more then I love shiny stuff.  Now on to my Lace Embellished Coach Evening Bag.

Lace Embellished Coach Evening Bag


1 evening bag (mine was purchased from Goodwill for $14.99 in January)
5 inch wide lace (enough to go around the bag plus 1 inch, mine was 24 inches total 23 for the bag and 1" extra)
Allene's fabric glue
straight pins (to hold glued lace in place)
tissue paper to stuff bag
white chalk to mark top of bag for lace


1. Stuff purse with tissue paper, so that the sides are not flimsy.  You want them pushed out so that they are easier to work with.

2.  Measure 1 inch down from the top of the bag and mark the bag with the white chalk around the bag.

3.  Starting at center of the narrow side of the bag dab glue on your lace and put the lace on the bag tacking the lace in place to the bag with your straight pins.

4.  Work your way around the narrow side of the bag and down one long side dabbing glue on the lace and tacking the lace in place with the pins. (once the glue is dry you can remove the pins) 

5.  Let the glue dry, and then you can start working on the other narrow side of the bag and down the opposite long side, dabbing glue and tacking the lace in place with your straight pins. 

6.  Let glue dry before working around the last narrow side of the bag.  (once the glue is dry you can remove the pins)

7.  Dab glue on the very end of your lace and fold over 1/2 inch of lace to the inside and pin the lace together until the glue dries.

8.  After the glue has dried on the end piece, remove the pins.  Then you will finish dabbing glue on your lace and tacking it to the purse and making sure it is attached with the pins.  

9. Let dry and remove pins.

This is a pretty simple project,  it took me about 2 hours total, but with letting the glue dry it was about 24 hours.

I hope that you like my Lace Embellished Coach Evening Bag.  I decided that I am going to give it  to my Mom for Mother's Day.  It will make a great gift for her.  I always love hearing from you.

Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Reebok End of Season Sale

March is almost over which means there are fantastic end of season sales as we head into Spring! 

Find dozens of products marked down by 40% during the Reebok End of Season Sale with promo code SPRING40

This is the perfect time to get a new pair of shoes and some workout gear to get back into shape before beach season is upon us! 

Save big on the great selection of Reebok shoes and apparel at unbelievable markdown prices.

My Craftsy Wish List

Online Cake Decorating Class

I see the Craftsy classes all of the time, and I have a few that I would love to take.  They are not very expensive and look like a lot of fun.

My Craftsy Wish List: 

1. Modern Piping - I would love to start learning how to do great piping on cakes and cupcakes.  I have just started learning, and I think it is so fun.  I am ready to learn more.

Online Cake Decorating Class

2. Advanced Fondant Techniques - I don't know why, but I have always been afraid of fondant.  Maybe it is the rolling part, but it always looks so beautiful, so this is on my list to take.

Online Cake Decorating Class

3. vintage Cake Techniques - These cakes always look so pretty.  How could you not want to learn how to make lace for a cake.  So amazing.

Online Cake Decorating Class

There are so many more classes I would love to take. Head over to Craftsy to see what other classes they have to offer.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 45

We want to thank everyone who shared with last week's Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 44.  We love seeing all of your posts.  You are all truly amazing.  It was also the biggest party we have had so far with 358 links and 3200 page views in 5 days. We also want to thank everyone who participated in the giveaway for the $50.00 Visa Gift Card.  We can not tell you how much we appreciate your participation.

Adorned From Above
Welcome to Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 45.   This week Linda from Crafts ala Mode and I are doing a giveaway for a $50.00 Target Gift Card, $25.00 will come from Linda and $25.00 will come from me.

Debi From Adorned From Above - Host
Linda From Crafts ala Mode - Co-Host

Congratulations!!! The winner for last weeks $50.00 Visa Gift Card giveaway is Pat lawson  Pat I sent you a message on Twitter, because I did not receive your email address.   Please contact me with your address and phone number at my email, so that I can send you the gift card.

Now for this weeks giveaway.  Here it is.

Now onto the featured bloggers from last weeks party.  Please take a look at their posts.  They are truly amazing and all of you picked them.  These are the most viewed posts for the last four parties.

Featured Bloggers - Adorned From Above Blog Hop 44

Congratulations to all of this weeks featured bloggers.  Grab a button from the Side Bar.

So on to this weeks party.  The rules are easy.

1.  Follow all hosts in some way (GFC, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, or Linky Followers )

2.  Anything goes with posts. ( recipes, parties, etsy shops, crafts, inspirational writing, absolutely anything.  Just make it family friendly )

3.  Comment on other posts.  It is a party.  Get to know your fellow bloggers.  I have met some of the nicest people at the parties, including some of my co-hosts.

4.  All featured posts will be pinned on Pinterest, so by linking with this party you are giving me permission to pin your projects.

5.  Also the party now runs from 9:00PM on Tuesdays through 11:59PM on Sundays.

We hope you have fun at this week's party.  We all love hearing from you, so we love your comments.

Now let's party

Have a great week.
Debi, Charly, and Linda

Coupons for 3/27/13

Great coupons for this week.  They expire on 3/31/13.  Take advantage of them while you can.

Have a great week.

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Carmelized Banana Shortcakes

These Carmelized Banana Shortcakes came out so good, and they were so easy to make.  I had a taste for Bananas Foster, and this is what I came up with.

Carmelized Banana Shortcakes


3 bananas sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 TB rum
4 individual angel food cake
Homemade Whipped Cream


Melt butter in a skillet and add brown sugar and cook for a few minutes until sugar starts to bubble.

Next add bananas and cook for about 5 more minutes, until bananas start to soften.

Add rum and very carefully light on fire with a match.  

Once rum burns off it is ready to spoon over your angel food cake.

Spoon over angel food cake and top with whipped cream.

This makes 2 large servings

I hope that you like these Carmelized Banana Shortcakes as much as we did.  I always love hearing from you.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Palm Sunday Bible Studies

12:12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

John 12:12- 12:13

Yesterday was Palm Sunday.  This Sunday is Easter.

Have a Glorious Week.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pedestal Cake Plate Tutorial

I love my new Pedestal Cake Plate.  I bought the candlestick last August on one of my Thrift Shopping outings.  I have been looking for the right tart pan to turn it into a Pedestal Cake Plate ever since.  I finally found the perfect one at Target last week.  I am so excited at how cute this came out.  I can't wait to have people over so that I can serve a desert on it.

Here is a very simple tutorial to make one too.

Pedestal Cake Plate Tutorial


1 candle holder
1 tart pan
Super glue


1.  Glue bottom of tart pan to the outside of the tart pan.

2.  If necessary cut off the pointy part of a candle stick, so that the tart pan can lay flat on the candle stick.

3.  Put glue on the outside edge of the candle stick and glue the tart pan to the rim of the candlestick.  Make sure to center the tart pan on the candle stick.

4.  Press down firmly to make sure that it is glued down tightly.

5.  Once it is dry you are ready to go.  I would wait 24 hours to use it until the glue is totally dry.

You now have a new Pedestal Cake Plate.  I hope you like this tutorial.  If you have any questions please let me know.  I always love hearing from you.

Have a great Sunday.