Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What A Wednesday Find!

Well I found exactly what I was looking for, for my, "What a Wednesday"! Since time seems to be going so slow today, this adorable turtle clock is perfect for today's find. You can find him and other beautiful clocks to fit any decor at RFForeverClocks on etsy.

What a Wednesday!

Once again it is What a Wednesday!  It's been a busy and slow day. Where to start.....Since Wednesday's are my day off, I have cleaned house, worked on 2 baskets, been to the post office to mail out packages, printed up brochures and note cards and listed a Think Pink Gift Basket for breast cancer awareness on etsy, and even with all that, the day seems to be dragging. It could be the weather. It has been cloudy all day. Or it could be the fact that I've been up since 5 a.m. Not sure what the reason is, but need to do something constructive, so I won't get lazy! So I'm off to etsy to find a, "What a Wednesday" find! I'll be back.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recipe of the week!

Here's the new recipe of the week.

 It's a nutritious and healthier twist to nachos!



1 ½ pounds russet potatoes

1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil

½ teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning blend

1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese

¼ cup rinsed and drained canned black beans

¼ cup diced tomatoes

¼ cup sliced black olives

¼ cup sliced green onions

3 tablespoons canned diced green chiles

Salsa, guacamole and sour cream (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Scrub potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges.

2. Place potatoes into a medium size bowl with the oil, garlic salt and Mexican seasoning. Stir well to coat potatoes with oil and seasonings.

3. Transfer to a large baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring several times, until crisp and golden brown.

4. Top with cheese, beans, tomatoes, olives, onions and chiles.

5. Bake for 5 minutes more to melt cheese.

6. Serve with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What a Wednesday Find!

Since my "What a Wednesday" had to do with Japan, I figured these would be perfect for my "What a Wednesday" find! These Geisha Hairsticks from, "Paper Demon Jewelry" are just beautiful! You can find them at her etsy shop and she has many designs available.

What a Wednesday!

Today is my baby's 21st birthday! Yep, he's 21 today. So this morning I have been out shopping, looking for books on how to speak Japanese! Of all the languages out there to learn, he wants to learn Japanese! His ultimate goal is to live in Japan! So I picked up a Japanese/English dictionary, a workbook to learn how to write Japanese, and a textbook with CD! I'll let you know in a few weeks how he's doing!

Recipe of the week!

Eek! I'm a little slow with my recipe of the week, but it is worth the wait. I'm a junkfood, carb- aholic and this is one of my favorite by scratch recipes, I'm sure you'll enjoy.

Applesauce Cake

1/2 c. shortening                                          1- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. sugar                                                     1- 1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. brown sugar                                           3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 large egg                                                   1/2 tsp. cloves
1- 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce                 1/2 cup of water
2- 1/4 c. flour                                                       
                        1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

cream shortening and sugar, add egg and applesauce. Add combined dry ingredients, then water and nuts.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 min.

This is a very moist cake. You can frost it, or just sprinkle some powdered sugar on top, and it is great with ice cream!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just listed on etsy!

Toes Gift Basket


Since I have given this day to the dogs, literally! I want to share a find on etsy for dog collars. These are so cute and the one I picked to showcase today is perfect for Halloween! Enjoy!

What A Wednesday!

Today I want to talk about dogs! I have this puppy that is in the chewing stage and is turning my entire world upside down! Not only am I having to reschedule my shop hours, because he can't stay home alone! But even when I'm home, everything has to be placed 5 feet above the floor! Might as well start tacking things to the ceiling! He is sweet... When he's sleeping! Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy.

Here's Duggy! And some of his destructive habits! Well at least my cell phone still works!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday's Recipe- Zucchini Pie

Okay I said I'd post a new recipe today and here it is! Zucchini Pie! Don't let the name fool you, it was sweet and creamy, and a bit green! Actually, you'd get even your pickiest eaters, who don't like veges, to eat this! Enjoy! And let me know what you think!


1 1/2 cups zucchini - peeled, seeded and sliced  (See Note)

1 cup evaporated milk

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

3 tablespoons margarine

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Boil zucchini until tender. Drain and let stand in cold water for about 5 minutes, then drain.

Put the zucchini, evaporated milk, sugar, egg, margarine, flour, vanilla and salt into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and bake until set.

(Note I didn't peel mine. Gave the pie a nice light green color with dark green flecks)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tomorrow's recipe!

I am going to make a zucchini pie! If it turns out, it will be our recipe of the week tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Saturday Surprise!

Since I have been working on Halloween, My pick for this week's Saturday surprise are these beautiful witch earrings from Girlie's Bling & Things. She makes very beautiful jewelry, stop by her shop, I'm sure you'll find something you like! And remember Christmas is just around the corner!


I feel so far behind when it comes to my creations, and yet family and friends say I'm rushing along too fast!
I have been working on some different items that I'm sure you'll enjoy! So remember to stop by often and say Boo!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pixie Booties

Here's a simple pattern for baby booties or slippers for the whole family!

For the baby booties pictured, I used worsted weight yarn and an "I" crochet hook.
If you are using a different yarn and hook size (Preferably for baby booties) you will
need to adjust the pattern. To adjust the pattern, chain a chain as long as the baby's foot
and that will be the size of your square.

I chained 20, used single crochet throughout, and crocheted 20 rows.
Then stitch together according to pictures. After that you can add a ribbon tie and even a bell or pretty button . Crochet in red or green for elf booties!

Fish in the Dishwasher!

My Dad gave me this recipe. I don't have a dishwasher so have never been able to try it. If you try it let me know how it turns out!

Fish (preferably salmon)
any seasonings that you like on your fish.

Take a piece of foil big enough to fit your fish on and be able to wrap around the fish.
Season your fish the way you like.
Wrap with the foil Place in a ziplock bag and seal, then place in another ziplock bag and seal.
Place on the top rack of your dishwasher, you can put your dirty dishes in also.
Set for highest heat and run the dishwasher. When the load is finished. Take your fish out unwrap and serve on your nice clean hot plate!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday Surprise!

Well, I told you in my earlier post, I would have my pick for today, and I picked, "Sweet Sally's Soaps" Vanilla Coffee Butter. Two of my favorite scents. Since I have been featuring weddings the last couple of weeks, I think these would make a great gift for the bride. Just think how sweet she'd smell on her wedding night. Check out Sweet Sally's Soaps here 

Here's wishing everyone a great "Surprise Saturday"

Saturday Update

Good morning! It's Saturday! I hope everyone has a great weekend. Since Saturday starts with an "S" I will make this "S"urprising Saturday from now on. A little later today, I will post my pick of a surprising find from etsy. Check back later! And have a great day!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lil' Bit of Country Wedding Collection

I have finally finished the last piece to the Lil' Bit of Country collection.  Am very happy how it turned out.
I recommend purchasing the champagne flutes from Mommys Dream , they go beautifully with my country wedding theme.

Happy Monday

Good afternoon to everyone. I hope you all have a great week planned. Over the weekend I added new items to my etsy account, please take a minute and stop by.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Baked Chicken Yum

1 Cut up chicken fryer ( I use boneless skinless chicken instead)
1 chopped onion
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Place chicken in a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish
layer onion,soup, and  cheese over chicken.
Baked covered 45 min. and uncovered an additional 20 min. till lightly browned.
I personally like to add about half a can of milk to mine
 and use the gravy it makes over mashed potatoes.
This recipe is from "Thank Heaven For Homemade Cooks"

Happy Sunday

Good afternoon from My Unique Baskets. It is Sunday and I am closed today. I have been wanting to update my blog and as of today, I will be adding new features. Every Sunday, I will post a new recipe, either one of my favorites or yours. Also, with summer coming to a close, that means holidays are just around the corner. So stop by often to see all of my new creations. Have a great day! And don't forget to check out the recipe for the week!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Simple Yet Elegant" Table Centerpiece

"Simple Yet Elegant" Candle

Use on the tables or give as gifts for that special day.

Wedding Designs

These are great for outdoor weddings and sell for $6.00 ea.

"Simple Yet Elegant" spinner

New wedding designs

"Simple Yet Elegant" napkin ring

Here are the soccer gifts

Really had a hard time doing these, because I couldn't find the soccer banks. But finished them just in time for the playoffs. My customer's team, "The Astros U-9", came in second place! Good job guys!

Good Morning

I have been sooo slow at getting everything updated that I thought today would be a good day to do it!
I just finished an order for soccer gifts on Sunday and have been working on new designs for weddings. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Day

Don't forget your special sweetheart this Valentine's Day!
Stop by and pich up a gift basket just for her or him.
 I also offer, custom gift bags and gift totes to put that special gift in.