1.30.2015

Tasty Low Cal Snack - Cauliflower Tots

 photo Notots_zps9addbb88.jpgHi y'all!
As you know I've been on a quest to lose 10 lbs...I've lost 8!!! Almost there! Anyway, I've found all kinds of great alternative recipes to yummy high calorie things I love. This one is SUPER easy & they really do taste like tater tots. I found this recipe on my friend's Facebook page and she found it on Brunch Time Baker 
 photo Photo-4_zps6000f77f.jpgIngredients:
2 cups cauliflower florets
1 large egg
½ cup onion, minced
¼ cup bell pepper, minced (optional)
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup breadcrumbs
¼ minced cilantro or parsley (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
cooking spray or oil
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What to do:
1) Preheat your oven to 375°F & cover a cookie sheet in parchment paper or foil. Then, spray it with cooking spray & set aside.

2) Ok...you have two options...Steam cauliflower in hot water for 3-5 minutes or until soft, drain and chop with a knife or blend in the food processor. OR Chop or blend raw cauliflower in a food processor, place in microwave & cover with a damp paper towel, heat for 3 minutes until soft.

3) Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.

 photo Photo-6_zps15c7541f.jpg 4) Spoon about 1 tablespoon of mixture in your hands and roll into small oval shaped tots...I kind of squished them into ovals...However it works for you.

5) Place on the cookie sheet ½ inch apart and bake for about 20 minutes. I turned the cookie sheet in the oven half way through, but you could also try and turn the actual tots over half way through...I'm not that adventurous.
 photo Photo-7_zps62a4250e.jpg Enjoy!!!! They are YUMMY!

Until next time!
~Steph @ Calamity Layne

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1.28.2015

Favorite Flannel

Favorite Flannel
boots - Target / leggings - Target / dress - Gypsy Warrior for Pacific Sunwear / flannel - HellRazor

Prior to Christmas, Gypsy Warrior announced a collaboration with Pacific Sunwear. Normally, I don't shop at Pacific Sunwear (sizes too small, clothing not my style...), but I follow Gypsy Warrior on Instagram and I love their design aesthetic. So I casually browsed over to the collection when it was being previewed. What did I see? A freaking Wednesday Addams dress!

You're probably familiar with my sad experience where I had to remove the awesome collar on my Domino Dollhouse version of the Wednesday Addams dress. So when I saw this version - on sale for $40 (it's now sold out, I seriously apologize!) - I snapped it up right away, regardless of the fact that it only went up to size L.

Then I had buyer's remorse.

I was sure that it would NOT fit and I'd have to return it.

When it arrived, I opened it... looked at it skeptically... and went to try it on. Obviously, you already know that it fit! I was very surprised, but excited!

Favorite Flannel

It actually only fits "sort-of." The sleeves have a slim white banded trim, and they're buttoned at the opening. I have to wear it with the buttons open, ain't no way I can get the sleeves over my arms otherwise. (Seriously though, who's my size everywhere else but has tiny stick arms? Is that even a thing?)

Favorite Flannel

So, because of the arm thing, I wear something over this dress. Not a big deal - I typically layer over dresses no matter what, so that's cool with me. Today I wore one of my screenprinted crescent moon flannel shirts.

Favorite Flannel
This particular shirt is part of my own personal collection. There's a slight misprinted mark to the right side of the moon. Whoops!

I actually made a whole bunch of these printed flannel shirts, but there's only one currently listed in my Etsy shop right now. More are coming!

Does anyone else feel like listing on Etsy is a real drag? I've gotta photograph and edit pictures for each individual item in my shop, since everything is OOAK. I sort of dread the process, since it's so long, so I often just save up my stock and sell in-person at events.

If you're interested in one of these crescent moon screenprinted flannel shirts, send me an email (hellrazorart AT gmail DOT com) and I can easily send pics of what I've got in stock! They're $25 each plus shipping. I cut each crescent moon stencil separately by hand, and screenprint them using fabric ink. Washing on delicate and hanging to dry is recommended. Over time, the screenprint will fade slightly to a "vintage" finish.

Favorite Flannel

I can't get enough of this collar! Or of layering flannel over dresses. Have you tried this look?

Rock On,
Jen @ Hell Razor
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1.26.2015

My Pyrex Collection

My Pyrex Collection

I've been saving up for this post for a while now! All of us at Betties N Brimstone LOVE Pyrex dishes! We have many pieces in common in our collection, and we like to keep an eye out while thrifting and shopping to help complete eachother's sets. Today I'm showing you what I have in my collection. Hopefully BnB readers will join in on your blogs, and maybe even Lisa and Steph will share their collections soon!

Where do we get our Pyrex? Everywhere! Mostly thrift stores and antique malls (if the price is right, or we just need that ONE piece to complete our stack!)... but you can also find good prices online - Etsy, Ebay, and even Instagram are all great places to find Pyrex! Search #pyrex #pyrexia and #pyrexforsale on Instagram to find some great sellers - heck, even Lisa has a sale every so often! Find her at @lisamarie1119.

My Pyrex Collection

I didn't realize until I was taking photos for this post how much Pyrex I actually have. This cabinet pictured above isn't all of it. This is just the stuff on display. I have a bunch (pictured in the series below) that actively gets used and is kept in my kitchen cupboards. I have plans to one day create more display space via open shelves, but for now a whole lot of it is stored under wraps!

My Pyrex Collection

I originally showed you this cabinet way back in my dining room post as part of my home tour. In that post (and even in this later update!), I only had glassware and very little in the way of vintage dishes on display. I love how it looks now though, with my favorite pieces stacked and on display!

I thought I'd go through my complete stacks first, and then show you some of the mis-matched items and incomplete collections. Here we go!

My Pyrex Collection

(Above) I found this whole gooseberry yellow cinderella mixing bowl set at a resale shop by my house. All in one! What luck!

My Pyrex Collection

This is a stack of mixing bowls from the verde collection (1960's). Two of the bowls are from Todd's grandmother's house, so I was really excited when my friend Jessy found the two missing sizes for me to complete the stack!

My Pyrex Collection

My daisy orange-yellow mixing bowl set was completed on accident! I had purchased the two yellow bowls at a Vintage Garage event. I then found the two daisy bowls at my local thrift store, not even realizing that they were from the same set until I was looking around online! I think this was the first stack that I ever completed.

My Pyrex Collection

Behold! My most recent accomplishment! I've been wanting a primary mixing bowl set for a long time, and I finally found all of the pieces! The large yellow bowl was Todd's grandmother's bowl, so I was pretty set on NOT buying a whole set - just finding the missing three. It took a while, but I did it! Jessy (again) found me a blue bowl, and the red and green were purchased for a pretty reasonable price at my local antique mall. Another great antique mall find was this super cute tiny red refrigerator dish.

That's it for "finished" stacks of Pyrex, but I do have quite a few other fun pieces, as well as stacks-in-progress:

My Pyrex Collection

I have three divided dishes: a blue snowflake dish (thanks Lisa!), a pink daisy dish (awesome thrift store find from long long ago), and a black barbed wire pattern from my local antique mall.

My Pyrex Collection

Butterprint is one of my all-time favorite Pyrex patterns. As you can see, I have yet to complete a stack, but I'm close on the mixing bowls! I just need the 404 (largest) size. The cinderella bowls (the ones with the pour spout/handles seem to be more elusive to me. I did locate one of the large refrigerator dishes (sans lid) that you can see a few photos down from here.

My Pyrex Collection

I have two of the snowflake blue bowls (a find via Lisa), and a "Saxony" casserole dish, which was a random Goodwill find (I almost never find anything at Goodwill!). I don't have the real lid for the Saxony, but I'll get around to it someday...

My Pyrex Collection

Pink Pyrex is one of my other favorites after turquoise butterprint! Unfortunately, it seems to be way more popular, and therefore harder to find, AND at a reasonable price. The pieces that I have are not in awesome condition, but I'll take it! I have two flamingo pink 2-quart casserole dishes (no lids) - one from Lisa, and one I snagged myself years ago. I have a lid-less refrigerator box via Jessy, and two mixing bowls from Vintage Garage.

My Pyrex Collection

I talked about my butterprint refrigerator dish above, and here's a blue refrigerator dish from the antique mall, which goes with the smaller red refrigerator dish pictured way up above (with the primary set).

My Pyrex Collection

I have two bowls with the "New Dots" pattern - yellow and orange. I'll be looking out for the two larger bowls, in blue and green dots, to complete this stack, but this is a much more sought-after design and will probably be pretty hard to do.

I have just one cinderella bowl with the spring blossom green pattern, and one cinderella bowl from the horizon blue set.

How do I know all of this stuff? Internets. If you haven't noticed, much of my research comes from the site Pyrex Love. My other source for all things Pyrex is Lisa! Hopefully, she'll share her collection with us soon.

Do you have a Pyrex collection to share? Please leave a link to your Pyrex blog post in the comments below so we can check it out! I'd love to creep up on your collection! :)

Rock On,
Jen @ Hell Razor
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