Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tailgate Tuesday | Pizza Balls

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UGA beat their biggest rival Florida this weekend, 17 to 9.
Go Dawgs!!!!!

This game is held in Jacksonville every year on neutral territory.  It's known as the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.  Last year it was reported that 50,000 ppl stayed at St. Simons Island in preparation for the game.  The beaches are covered with undergrads, alums and tons of fans; it's know as Frat Beach!

The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party needs some hearty food for the tailgaters.  Here's a Homemade Pizza Ball recipe from Six Sister's Stuff:

1 can of Pillsbury Pizza Crust, regular
1 jar of pizza marinara sauce
Toppings- 1 can pinneapple tidbits, 12 slices lunch ham (diced)
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
seasonings: Parmasean cheese, red pepper flakes, garlic, Italian seasonings

Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. 
Cut the dough into about 24 equal squares.
Stuff with toppings - about 5 pineapple tidbits and 12 pieces of ham (diced). 
Sprinkle some cheese on top, I did a small pinch.

Close up the balls by pinching together the dough. 
Place the ball in a greased pan, seam side down.

Use a pan that is large enough so you don't have to stack the balls.  I stacked my pizza balls and it took forever to cook.

Brush on top the melted butter and sprinkle with seasonings.  

Bake at 400 degrees fro about 15-20 minutes. 
Mine took closer to 25 minutes, so just keep an eye on them.

Serve on a platter with marinara sauce (heated in the microwave). 

These were a big hit, everyone loved that it was a bite size of pizza. 
And you can change out the toppings to whatever you like.

This Saturday we're heading up to Athens for the UGA v. Ole Miss game.
Check back next week for some Tailgate Fashion!

~Julia and Elizabeth

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bacherlorette Wine Tasting

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Happy Monday!
Why do the weekends go by so quickly?  My alarm clock didn't go off this morning, so I've been frazzled all morning.  I rushed to get ready and get to work on time - a great way to start the week ;)
On Saturday we celebrated by friend, Laura's, bachelorette party with a trip to Dahlonega GA for wine tasting!  It was so much fun to have girl time and just enjoy the gorgeous fall weather.   The wine was good, most of Georgia wine is pretty sweet and the bottle prices range from $10 to $25.  So if you're looking for an affordable wine vacation, check out Dahlonega!
Our first stop was Three Sisters.  Tastings here start at $5 for a sample of 3 wines.
The bride was decked out in her Bridal Sweater and Blinged out Wine Glass - check back for posts on those projects!

Godfather's BBQ was serving lunch at Three Sisters.  So we all enjoyed a BBQ sundae: baked beans, corn bread, bbq chicken, and a cherry tomato.  There was supposed to be coleslaw, but they were out.  We all really enjoyed the BBQ, especially all of there homemade BBQ sauces - yum!!

Next stop was Frogtown Winery about 1 mile from Three Sisters.  They were having a wedding in the main house/tasting room.  So they set up a tented area outside for wine tasters.  Here we enjoyed a bottle of the Sauvignon Gris for $20.
We were in a jumping mood this weekend - do you know how hard it is to sync up 5 ppl. jumping at the same time???!?  Near impossible ;)

Our third and final stop was Blackstock Winery about 2.5 miles from Frogtown.  This is one of our favorite wineries because of the wrap around patio with rocking chairs = relaxation!

Their tastings are $10 for 8 samples.  We tried a few whites and a few red and ended up buying a bottle of the Sangiovese to enjoy on the patio. 

We had a few extra minutes from dinner so we wandered around the historic Dahlonega square.  Julia found a cute pumpkin scare-crow and I dressed up as a pirate!

Then we had a contest: who could climb this tree?!
After several attempts, Katrina made it to the top!!

We enjoyed dinner at Corkscrew Cafe and then headed home to Atlanta.
Have you ever been to Dahlonega?
What is your favorite winery?

Friday, October 26, 2012

High Five for Friday!

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Happy Friday!
How was everyone's week?!
Last night I got together with friends for book club.  I think only 2 people had actually read the book, but we split it into 2 months since its so long.  I just finished The Kindness of Strangers (which I highly recommend) now its time to move onto The Book Thief.
This weekend I am going wine tasting in the North Georgia mountains for my good friends Bachelorette Partay!!  So in honor of that, here is a list of my top 5 Dahlonega wineries:
1.  Montaluce
5.  Frogtown
I hope y'all have a fun weekend!
Cheers to High Five for Friday!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Ultimate Handmade Baby Gift: Part 1

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One of the very first post on this blog was about a baby gift for my nephew.  Since it was one of my first blog post I didn't have step by step instructions....I was still learning.  Well, I recently made another baby gift for a close friend who is expecting her first on Halloween.  And this time I took tons of pictures as I made the gift...yay!  Over the next three weeks I am going to share different items from the gift - get excited!
Today I'll show you how to make a decorative portable wipe case.
Materials Needed:
Huggies Baby Wipes - travel size
1/4 yard of fabric
1 sheet of felt
ribbon - wide (1/2 inch wide) and thin (3/8 inch wide)
hot glue
Step 1: Cut out felt the exact size of the huggies case (trace the case onto the felt).  Cut out fabric an 1/2-1 inch bigger than the wipe case.  You will need felt and fabric for the top and bottom of the case so you will have 2 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of felt.

Step 2: Hot glue the felt to the top and bottom of the wipe case.  You will cover up the small lid on the top of the case.

Step 3: Hot glue the fabric on top of the felt.
Step 4: Hot glue the fabric to the sides of the wipe case but make sure you can still open the case.

Step 5: Remove excess fabric on the corners of the case. 

Step 6: Hot glue the wide fabric across the front of the case.  I put mine kind of in the middle of the case.
Step 7:  Hot glue a decorative bow or button to the right side of the wide ribbon.

Step 8:  Hot glue the thin ribbon arround the edge of the wipe case (on top and bottom).  This will cover up the ends of the cut fabric and make the item look more professional.  Start and end in the back of the case - fold the ribbon over for a clean look. 
Step 9: Clean up and discard all of the hot glue strings.

Step 10: You're DONE!!
All mommy's will love this cute wipe case!  It's a great addition to any diaper bag! 
Plus it's pretty easy to do yourself and doesn't take a lot of time. 
Come back next week to see how to make a portable changing pad.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tailgate Tuesday | It's All About the Food!

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 This past Saturday UGA played Kentucky and....we WON!!! Yippee - it's so nice to finally celebrate a win again!

For the game the entire family came over and munched on appetizers.  It wasn't the healthiest meal but it was delicious.  Plus it gave us a chance to try some new recipes that we found on Pinterest.

Here's what we had:
Spinach Dip (store bought)
Cajun Sausage (store bought)
Fried Pickles (made by family friend)
BBQ Wraps (from Costco)
Sugar Cookies (family recipe to come)
Pumpkin Fluff with Ginger Snaps
Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Vodka

Lilly followed her cousin Puppers around the entire night, he finally hid under a chair so he could have some alone time ;)

Julia, Mom and Dad in the kitchen prepping the food!

Enjoying Whipped Cream vodka Hot Chocolate by the fire!
To make your own whipped cream vodka just make a normal cup of hot chocolate and then add a shot of whipped cream vodka...it's the best drink for a cold fall night!

How was your tailgate this past weekend?

~Elizabeth and Julia

Monday, October 22, 2012

Asian Coleslaw | Updated Recipe

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Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?

My weekend was full of crafting, time with family & friends, and some much needed relaxation!  One of the projects I worked on involves burlap & lace, I can't wait to share it with you, but you'll have to wait a couple of month.  It's a craft for my friend's December wedding.

Julia and I enjoy sharing recipes and crafts with y'all.  We realize that our instructions are not always perfect, we've only been doing this blogging thing for a year!  Julia made my asian coleslaw the other week and mentioned how large the portion size is, plus there are some ingredients in there that I don't always use.  So, I wanted to "edit" the recipe for a more manageable portion size.
 Revised Recipe:
1 bag pre-shredded cabbage
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 bag frozen edmame (cooked per bag instructions)
Kraft's Asian Sesame dressing

Mix everything in a large bowl. 
Add salad dressing until everything is well coated (about 1/3 cup).

Serve in small phyllo shells.
My original recipe called for diced onions and peppers.  The last few times I have made this recipe, I have not added them and it turned out just as good.  So you can add those ingredients if you want to, probably 1/2 diced onion and 1/2 diced red or green pepper.
We would love to hear from you if you have tried any of our recipes or crafts.  We want to know if they turned out as good for you as they did for us??
Enjoy your Monday!
~ Elizabeth
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