New Orleans School of Cooking, Morning Class Part 2

New Orleans School of Cooking

As we devoured our bowl of gumbo, Chef Michael began to saute the sausage.  Once they were the perfect color, he moved the sausages to one side of the pot, and ladled in a little bit of chicken stock.  All those drippings dissolved right into the broth and added another layer of flavor.  It’s very important to get all those brown bits!

New Orleans School of Cooking

Then he added some green onions,

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Peppermint Avocado Soap

peppermint avocado soap

Checkout my guest blog post at Fashion Food Flair, where I show you how to make your own loaf of Peppermint Avocado Soap.  Each bar of soap contains real Peppermint Essential Oil and Avocado Oil.  It’s perfect if you’re looking to make a stocking stuffer that everyone will love.  Head on over to Fashion Food Flair and checkout the full tutorial!

Glow in the Dark Decoden Candy Jar

mod podge glow in the dark decoden candy jar

If you’ve ever seen cell phone cases that were jam packed with glitter, rhinestones, and charms, then you’ve seen decoden.  Decoden originated from Japan, and it’s the art of over-decorating your phone with all things glittery, sparkly, and cute.  This craze can also be seen on fingernails.  When Mod Podge sent me a box filled with Halloween decoden materials… I knew that I had to make a Glow in the Dark Decoden Candy Jar.

If you've ever seen cell phone cases that were jam packed with glitter, rhinestones, and charms, then you've seen decoden.  Decoden originated from Japan,and it's the art of over-decorating your phone with all things glittery, sparkly, and cute.  This craze can also be seen on fingernails.  When Mod Podge sent me a box filled with Halloween decoden materials... I knew that I had to make a Glow in the Dark Decoden Candy Jar

Here are the basic materials you need for making your own decoden jar:
Mod Podge Collage Clay in Vanilla White, Mod Podge Mod Melts in Glitters, a glass jar with a lid, a couple of makeup sponges, Mod Podge 25130 Trinkets Mod Mold, Mod Podge Glow-in-the-Dark Glue, a high temperature glue gun, and a Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat.

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Artisanal LA Spring Show 2014 Part 3

Artisanal LA Spring Show

What goes perfectly with ice cream???  Beef Jerky of course lol!  As we were eating our ice creams from Choctal, we headed to the Krave Jerky booth.  As we squeezed our way to the front, we were greeted with eight different types of jerky to sample.

krave jerky chili lime beef jerky

My favorite flavor from Krave was their Chili Lime Beef Jerky.  IT WAS SO DELICIOUS.  Despite the big seeds you see on this piece, I didn’t find it terribly spicy.  Just a zesty lime flavor and a spicy kick at the end.

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Just Food For Dogs DIY Beef and Russet Potato Recipe

just food for dogs diy beef and potato recipe

Cooking for your dog.  That sounds like such a fancy schmancy thing to do, but more and more people seem to be doing it.  I have lots of friends that have dogs with allergies, sensitive stomachs, and controlling what goes into their dog’s body really seems to help.  We have a whippet named Neo and at least 50% of his daily diet has been comprised of homemade dog food his whole life.  Though his vet checkups and blood work have always come back healthy, I’ve never been sure if my homemade dog food recipe is balanced.  Cause honestly… I don’t know what I’m doing… lol.  Now that he’s 10-years-old, I really want to make sure that he’s getting the right amount of vitamins he needs.  Our little cutie pie has to stay around for a long, long time :)

just food for dogs diy beef and russet potato recipe

One day I was researching (just a fancy word for googling) homemade dog food recipes and stumbled upon Just Food For Dogs.  Just Food For Dogs is the world’s first dog kitchen.  They have 4 locations in Southern California where they cook human grade food for dogs.  You can purchase them at their stores or have it delivered to your door.  The coolest option I think they offer, is that you can purchase their nutrient packets and make the exact same food they serve in your own home.   John from Food For Dogs was gracious enough to send me a few complimentary packets to try.  So come along with me as I shoot the process of cooking Just Food For Dogs DIY Beef and Russet Potato recipe at home.

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