Tortilla Turkey & Spinach Pizza

Hello lovely readers,

This recipe is for those day’s you just don’t feel like cooking but still want your kids to have a healthy meal.  This was great because the entire family could personalize their pizza.  So let’s just dive right into this super simple and quick no fuss meal.

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Ingredients

flour tortilla

olive oil

Muenster Cheese Slices

Tomato Sauce of choice

Dried Oregano

Coarse Ground Black Perpper

Red Pepper Flakes

Sauteed Spinach

Deli Turkey Slices

 

Directions  

 

Preheat oven to 450.  Place a flour tortilla on a pizza baking sheet and brush topside lightly with olive oil.  Spread 1 Tbs of tomato sauce  Break your Muenster Cheese into pieces and add.  Next cut up a turkey slice, season with black pepper and red pepper flakes. Finally add sauteed spinach ( which you stir-fry in a pan on the stove top in garlic and onion powder and a bit of olive oil)  Bake until golden brown and crispy, 8-10 minutes. Serves one.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

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Herb & Lemon Buttered Broiled Flounder

Hello all,

In my life making a meal that is delicious and quick is……..one of the best things” EVER”.   I was in a seafood mood, so I decided to play around with the flounder I had in the freezer.  I am all for experimenting and trust me I have many fails and successful experiences.  So I continue to tweak what didn’t work out so well and keep the successful things in rotation.

So let’s get started…………………….

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Ingredients

6 pieces of flounder

2 Tbs of butter

1/4 tsp of salt

1 lemon

1/4 tsp of dried or fresh parsley, black pepper, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder

Direction:

Set your oven to broil 500°

Line and baking tray with parchment paper

Lay your fish onto the baking tray and sprinkle each piece with salt.

In a measuring cup melt 2 Tbs of butter in the microwave for 30 second

Zest your lemon into the melted butter and then cut the lemon in half and squeeze all the juice of that lemon into the melted butter.

Add all your herbs and spice, stir to get everything evenly mixed

Pour your mixture over each piece of flounder

Let it broil for 5-8 minutes (the time depends on your oven and thickness of fish) my oven takes 8 minutes.

Serve with whatever you like.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Say Goodbye To Store Bought Microwaveable Popcorn’s Chemicals

A few day’s ago I was on my Beloved Pinterest.  I came across a pin on how to make your own Microwaveable Popcorn.  I had to try this ASAP.  My family loves, love, love Popcorn.  Due to the chemicals in Microwaveable Popcorn, my family has not had it in years and the air popper just didn’t taste as good.  So now I can have the best of both worlds.  Quicker and Healthier Microwaveable Popcorn.

Want to know what’s in your store bought popcorn check out this video below which will also show you just how simple it is to make it yourself.  Making it yourself gives you the ability to get creative with the way you flavor it.

C/O EverydayHealth

For tonight I made

My oldest daughter her fave…….oil(olive) an a little salt

My youngest daughter …….a little olive oil, salt and melted chocolate chips drizzled

For myself………olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, cane sugar. I call it my Spicy Kettle Corn

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Enjoy & Happy Popping!!! 🙂

DIY Easy To Sew Tutorial for a Tulip/Half Peplum Skirt and a Cynthia Rowley Pattern Giveaway

Now that I have the fabric’s needed it’s time to start some of my long list of projects.

So first on the list is a Tulip aka Half Peplum Skirt for my daughter.  This skirt was very easy to make. It takes about and hour and requires 1 1/4 yard of fabric

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To make this skirt watch this step by step Tutorial c/o DIYMEESHA

 

It’s time for the Giveaway

DSCF2383  Fits Bust  30 1/2″- 44″   Waist  23″- 37″

To enter just like or leave a comment.  The giveaway will run from August 23rd-28th.  With the winner being announced August 29th @ 1 pm est.  I will ship the pattern world wide so enter for your chance to win.

Enjoy and Happy Sewing!!! 🙂

Easy DIY Elastic Waist Shorts using your own clothes as a pattern

I love taking things that I already own and use them as my pattern. Doing this let’s me invest more money into my fabric choice, since I am not buying a pattern.  Working with clothes in your closet also gives you the opportunity to understand garment construction.

Ok so let’s get started.

Supplies:

A pair of Shorts that fit you well (preferably not made from a knit fabric.)

1-2 yards of fabric depending on your size.

1″ Elastic

Coordinating Thread

So first fold your fabric in half with right sides touching and the wrong side facing you.

Lay your shorts on top like so cut out. I usually cut my fabric about 1″ bigger than my pattern(shorts). Except for the top of the shorts add an extra 2″ (this will be your waist portion) Feel free to add or reduce the seam allowance at the bottom (leg area) to make the shorts the desired length.

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You will end up with 4 pieces like this.

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Next lay two pieces with right sides of the fabric touching like so

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Now let’s head to the sewing machine.  Pin the following area as shown below.

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And sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance like so

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It is very important to STOP at the crotch……DO NOT GO ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM.  (Sidenote: I use single prong hair clips that I purchased just for sewing from the beauty supply.  I like them better than pins and it’s a lot cheaper than the clover clips. You can purchase 80 hair clips for $5.00.  I use pins mostly when draping fabric on my mannequin.)

Repeat those steps with the other 2 pieces. Then finish off your seam edge by serging, zig-zag or using pinking sheers. To prevent your edges from fraying.  I used my serger but any of the above methods will work when finishing your seam edges.

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Next open the shorts up and press the seam nice and flat and smooth.

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Ok so now with your shorts opened up, your going to lay them with right sides of the fabric touching and sew the side seams with a 1/2″ seam allowance like so

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Finish off the seam edges like you did previously and press.

Next sew the crotch area like so

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And finish and press the seam edges.

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Ok so let’s hem the top and bottom of the shorts by folding by folding over 1/4″ and 1″ and press. It will look something like this

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I add a ribbon at the back as a tag which is totally optional.

It’s time to sew the bottom hem of each leg staying close to THE edge. When sewing the waist remember to leave a 2″ opening to feed your elastic through.

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Next up measure the elastic around your waist and cut. Put a large safety pin in one end of the elastic an a large straight pin on the other end like so  (sidenote:  The safety pin helps you feed the elastic through while the straight pin keeps the other end of elastic from getting lost in the casing.)
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Feed the elastic into the opening

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All the way through the casing

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Now it’s time to sew the elastic together by over lapping an using a zig-zag stitch. Go back and forth a few times to ensure it’s secure

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Close up the opening and your all done.

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Here’s another pair I made which are in a great orange, yellow and navy blue African Print with an attached sash belt.

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Enjoy & Happy Sewing and please feel free to ask question.

DIY POLKA DOT T-SHIRT Tutorial and Fabric Giveaway

I love POLKA DOTS……..and one day while on pinterest I came across a super easy DIY Tutorial for making a POLKA DOT T-SHIRT.
The best part I already had all the supplies I needed on hand.   So lets get started.

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Supplies:
* Fabric Paint ( I used Tulip brand)
* Solid Color T-SHIRT
* Circular Sponge paint brushes  (I purchased the Martha Stewart Sponges from Jo-ann Fabric’s…..remember to use your coupon on this item. I believe her assortment pack was $9.99 and with my coupon I paid $6.00.)
* paper plate
* cardboard

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Next I open my shirt and pulled it across my ironing board sliding my cardboard underneath. You will need to work on one layer of the fabric at a time, this includes the sleeve if you choose to do them.

Pour a portion of the paint onto the paper plate and dip your brush into the paint and press your dots onto the T-SHIRT.  Repeat this all over the shirt. Always making sure you have cardboard under the surface your working on. I gave each section I worked on 5 minutes to dry before working on the next. Once your done and the paint is 100% dry. Throw it in the dryer to set the paint for 20-30 minutes. Then it’s ready to wear.

To wash turn inside out and wash as usual. Line dry or toss in the dryer.

A big thank you to Merrick’s Art Blog for the inspiration and tutorial. If you have not checked out her blog please do. She is sensational at re-fashioning and diy sewing tutorials.

Enjoy and Happy Diy(ing)

Now for the Giveaway…….

This is my first giveaway an I am very excited.  This Giveaway is for 1 yard of Amy Butler’s Fabric from her “Lark” Collection Called Souvenir Mineral. It is 100% Cotton in Aqua and Yellow 44/45″ wide.
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To enter to win just leave a comment that you would like to be entered.  The giveaway will run from June 25, 2013- June 28, 2013.  The winner will be announced on June 29, 2013.  Congratulations in advance to the wonderful winner to be.