Jan 31, 2013

Favorite free fonts

lovers quarrel font

 

Here’s a list of a few of my favorite free fonts. Some are free for commercial use and others are free only for personal use.  Lovers Quarrel

 

www.thealbumcafe.com

 

Love Ya like A Sister is Google font and downloading is not half as difficult as I made it for myself the first time.

This Valentines themed template is free from The Album Café.

 

quilline script thin

 

Quilline Script thin from font squirrel.

 

 

meddon font

 

Meddon another free Google font.

 

 

Downcome

 

I first saw Downcome on PicMonkey and had to find it. I did over at font squirrel where they say they  have 100% free commercial use font.

 

boycott font

 

I don’t know what I’d use this font for but I like it. Boycott is made by Flat it if you do something cool with it he’d love for you to send him a sample of your work.

 

sweetie pie font

 

Sweetie Pie is made by Ammy free for personal use.

 

the king and queen font

 

The King and Queen font

 

 

Scriptina pro

 

Scriptina Pro is my favorite right now, things could change but right now I really like this. Cheap pro fonts you are my hero.

 

NHL font

 

Oh, I couldn’t resist, this NHL font was too much fun. All lower case letters are NHL logos. Nice work Jayde.

 

Happy font shopping, I hope I haven’t led you to waste too much time today.

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Jan 29, 2013

Falls Branch Falls in January

falls branch falls Cherohala Skyway--4

Falls Branch falls is about 1.5 mile hike.

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There’s a parking area with a sign for Rattlesnake Rock West at about mile 22 along the Cherohala Skyway. In the corner of the parking lot you’ll see the trail.

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Jan 25, 2013

Potato and Bacon Frittata

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Potato and bacon frittata. Tasty and only takes an hour including baking.

 

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You only need one potato and one tomato, I got out red and white potatoes because I hadn’t decided which kind I waned to use. I ended up using one of each  when I decided to make a second frittata after I made this one.

 

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In a bowl add eggs,

 

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chopped parsley, salt, pepper,

 

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and milk.

 

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Beat it together and set aside.

 

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Slice and cook the potato according to package directions. Or boil them. I left them a little firm since it’s just going to in the oven next.

 

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In a cast iron pan or whatever you’re going to bake it in, layer in potatoes, chopped bell peppers,

 

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shredded cheese,

 

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and bacon crumbs.

 

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Top with Tomato slices

 

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and egg mixture.

 

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And just a little more cheese if you like.

Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are completely set.

 

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Let cool for 15 minutes of so before serving.

 

 

Potato and Bacon Frittata

adapted from Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 medium potato, cooked, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 plum tomato, sliced

Directions

    In a bowl, beat the eggs, parsley, milk, salt and pepper; set aside. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, layer in the potatoes, peppers cheese, bacon, more cheese. Top with egg mixture and tomato slices.
    Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Let stand for 15 minutes. Cut into wedges.

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Jan 23, 2013

Chicken kale and parsley casserole

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The sun has returned, I’m very happy about that and in celebration I had this chicken and kale casserole.

 

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I can’t really think of any pasta I don’t like and when you add cheese it’s just got to be good. And it was.

 

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I sliced up some garlic

 

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and added some butter then waited for it to cook but nothing happened.

 

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That reminds me, one time a friend of a friend actually forgot to turn the burner on. I don’t know what made me think of that.

 

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Anyway, back to this little recipe. I eventually got the onions and garlic cooked

 

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and then tossed in the kale. I cooked it until it turned bright green.

 

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That’s when I realized I had forgotten to chop it before cooking it. So I chopped the cooked kale along with the parsley.

 

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In a bowl I added chopped chicken, ricotta.

 

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Then I zested a lemon. I’m sure you could get a little more zest than I did. Because I didn’t grate much, it really didn’t have much of a lemon flavor.

 

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Then I added the onions, garlic, lemon zest, kale and parsley.

 

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As I mixed it I had this sneaking suspicion that my bowl was too small.

 

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A little salt and pepper

 

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and parmesan. I mixed that together and the bowl seemed even smaller.

 

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I tried to put the pasta shells in next but finally had to stop, this just wasn’t going to work.

 

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I had to take about half of the cheese and chicken mixture out. I set it temporarily in the kale pan. I refuse to dirty another bowl. I will make this work.

 

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I put about a cup or so of pasta shells in the cheese mixture.

 

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Mixed it together and poured it into a small casserole pan.

 

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Then I used the remaining cheese and chicken mixture with more pasta shells and filled a second small casserole pan.

 

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Topped them with parmesan and a little shredded cheddar and baked at 350 for about 30 minutes.

 

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Let it Cool on a wire rack

 

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and served warm.

 

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The second one went to the freezer for one day I want something ready to go.

 

 

Chicken kale and parsley casserole

adapted from Martha

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound large pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced medium
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch kale, tough stems and ribs removed, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 fist full parsley chopped
  • 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken (from 1/2 rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 container ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar

Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain; return to pot. In a pan, melt butter over medium-high. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is beginning to soften, 4 minutes. Add kale, cover, and cook until almost tender, about 5 minutes.

   In a bowl Stir in chicken, ricotta, lemon zest, kale, parsley, onions and garlic and 1/2 cup Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a 9-by-13-inch or 2 smaller pans; top with 1/4 cup Parmesan and some shredded cheddar. Bake until top is golden, 30 minutes.


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Jan 21, 2013

PhotoADay -January

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I have gotten so far behind on PhotoADay for January that I almost decided to wait for February and start then. Instead I took the whole list out with me for the afternoon and had a great time.

 

I’ve forgotten this little girl’s name. I almost didn’t post it but I like it too much.

 

1 today

 

 

2 something new

3 heart

 

 

4 view from here

 

5 movement

 

 

6 mine

 

 

8 beginning with T

 

9 paper

 

 

10 5 oclock

 

 

11 water

 

12 surprise

 

 

13 circle

 

 

15 ordinary moment

 

16 two things

 

17 ready

 

19 delicious

 

20 somethin you saw

 

21 what you do

 

23 electric

 

24 stripes

 

25 landscape

 

26 together

 

27 sun

 

29 grow

 

30 down

 

31 yourself

 

Who knew Carhartts and kilts went together!


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