Monday, July 13, 2009

Free Popsicles!

The Lili Pad in Cahaba Heights is having the popsicle man again this Thursday July 16 from 4-5. Come shop and get the little ones free popsicles! :)

3138 Heights Village
Cahaba Heights
(205) 298-1811

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Free Ads!

Great opportunity for small business owners!
I am offering free ads in the remaining RH Birmingham issues for '09. (Sept/Oct & Nov/Dec) Space is limited.
These ads are also great for promoting MLM businesses such as Southern Living @ Home, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Silpada, Arbonne, etc. because you are hitting your target market.
Readership is going up every day, so there is no telling how many people you'll be reaching for free! And best of all, all ads in the webazine link directly to your company's website.
Email bhamhousewife@yahoo.com for more information.
Ad submissions due by 8/15 for the Sept/Oct issue and 10/15 for the Nov/Dec issue.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Easy Peasy

This weekend I was asked to bring an appetizer to a family get together. Dinner was homemade gumbo and shrimp and grits. Yum! So, going with that theme in mind (seafood) I made something I hadn't made in years and added a little to the recipe as I went along. I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out, but the reviews were better than ever, so I thought I'd share.

Crab Dip with homemade Cocktail Sauce

For Dip
1 block cream cheese
1 can lump crab meat (more if you want it extra crabby)
1-2 tsp. minced garlic (to taste)
juice of 1/2 lemon
lemon zest
pepper (to taste), or Tabasco for a kick
salt (to taste)

For Cocktail Sauce
1/2 c. Catsup
2-3 Tbs prepared Horseradish (not Horseradish Sauce)
1 tsp. Worchestershire
fresh squeeze of lemon juice

Dip
Rinse crab meat and drain well. Add to softened cream cheese and mix in remainig ingredients. For lemon zest, I just run the lemon over the grater a couple of times and then add more if it needs it. Line a bowl with plastic wrap and add dip. Wrap top and refrigerate 'till cream cheese firms again (an hour or two.) This gives you a molded dip and makes it easy to spread.

Sauce
Mix all ingredients together. This is a 'taste as you go' recipe and the measurements are approximate, so do some adding and tasting 'til you get it like you like it!

Serving
Unwrap bowl and place upside down on serving plate. Remove plastic wrap. Pour sauce over dip and serve with Triscuits or crackers of your choice.

Yum!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July/August Published

The July/August issue is now on the web! Still didn't get all I wanted in, but will (hopefully) be adding more in the next week or so. I'll post updates when I do so everyone can stay in the loop!

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