Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Inspirations

Inspirational Quotes:

Who we might have been . . .

Keys to happiness. . .

What we look for . . .

Inspirational Sewing:

I love how easy this Sparkle Punch Quilt Stars are! I think I may have to use this soon in finishing up some Pay It Forward gifts(yes from last year)!

Inspirational Other Crafts:

I do not make my own soap and probably never will, but this tutorial for Seaweed Soap makes me wish I did or knew someone who did, because I would love some of my own!

I still love macrame, even if I don't really do it often, this Cobbled Solomon Bar Paracord Bracelet is quite spiffy though and makes me want to make one!

This embroidered Tortoise and Strawberry is just magnificent. I love the layering and how detailed it is!

Inspirational Recipes:

I have never been much of a biscuit person, but one every now and again with some good gravy is nice. So these Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits sound delicious and look good. I'm thinking a little sausage with country gravy . . . yummy!

Now, this isn't gluten-free, but I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to make them so. It's the lemony and caramel part of these Crepes with Salted Lemon Butter Caramel that drew me in. Sounds delicious!

With days being busy with work, I love things I can make and we can reheat as leftovers for lunch or a quick dinner and this Spinach Lasagna with Mushroom Ragu definitely fits into that theory. I will be buying the stuff to make this today. I think I am even going to try making my own lasagna noodles!

As for desert, these GF Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Filling sound delicious . . . can you tell I love caramel? This just sounds so very tempting and bite size!

I love jalapeno poppers! A bit more difficult to eat when you are gluten-free, but this Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich looks beyond delicious. With a GF bread thrown in instead, this is definitely viable!

My sister sent me the link for these Homemade Jack-in-the-box Tacos as she knows I am a die-hard Jack-in-the-Box taco fan and you just cannot get one here. I will say, that I learned they are even more unhealthy than I thought! Doesn't change their deliciousness though! Not sure if I will ever get around to trying this, but definitely seems worth it!

I love making my own soups, similar reasons to the lasagna theory, but I can also be certain they are gluten-free that way. Plus, just so much more freedom in making your own soups, which is why this Buttermilk Potato Soup with Bacon and Roasted Jalapeno is also on my grocery list for this week. Will let you know how it goes!

Along the fast food lines of the Jack-in-the-Box link, these Perfect French Fries are meant to imitate those yummy fast food fries!

Quick breakfasts that are filling are difficult to find, but these Oatmeal Freezer Pucks are a quick morning breakfast with really not much prep work for what you get out of it. Will need to make myself some of these with GF Oats.


  1. Making your own lasagna noodles is the way to go. Lord is it great.

  2. Freezer pucks? Buttermilk potato soup? Tempting...

  3. The tortoise is cute, and the biscuits are making me hungry...