Monday, October 24, 2011

Feature: 26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot

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26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot

i needed an apple sauce recipe cause we went apple picking recently and now i have a fridge full of apples and only two people to eat them...sigh.. 

there fore i shall make all that is yumm with apples..

apple brownies anyone?

i don't have much time to cook, so i found these cool 26 recipes with a slow cooker/ crock pot.. I'm gonna try the pinto bean one except with black beans lets see how it turns out.:)  

but heres goodness's ideas..

  • Roast a Bird. We just love this “Rotisserie” Chicken- Crock Pot Style.
  • Comfort Food. Crockin’ does comfort food up right and is perfect for whipping up a batch of the ultimate cheesy GOODeNESS… Mac N’ Cheese. Truth be told, I can’t wait to try this recipe for Macaroni & 4 Cheeses from my Miss Jane’s blog.
  • Bake your Spuds. Love, Love, LOVE this tip to have your baked potatoes ready and waiting after a long work day. It is as easy as washin’ ‘em up, wrapin’ them in foil and letting your slow cooker do the rest.
  • Homemade Refried Beans. I am so excited to give these a try to use in our favorite Brown Bag Burritos Freezer Recipe
  • Make Soap. Believe it or not, you can make soap in a slow cooker… who knew?!

  • Make the Perfect Roast. I LOVE this Oh-So-Easy Pot Roast Dinner. You’ll have the family convinced that you slaved away for hours on this one.
  • Cheesecake Anyone? Who’d a thunk that the perfect food could be made in a slow cooker??? I cannot wait to try this Cheesecake Recipe.
  • Switch Size on the Fly. Check out this cool 3-in-1 Slow Cooker that lets you switch crocks depending on your need: 2 quart, 4 quart or 6 quart.


Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe


This is an amaaazzing recipe guys!!! chocolate lovers prepared to be floored!!! found it on Pinterest, its so simple and literally no stove required, its a lazy gals dream!!!!yummmm

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
  • 6 oz. chopped semisweet chocolate (or chocolate chips)
  • 3 cups whole milk, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. your favorite powdered hot chocolate mix
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 6 cups ice cubes
  • whipped cream for garnish
  1. Place chopped chocolate and 1/4 cup of the milk in a microwave-safe container. Heat on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir.
  2. Heat on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir. If necessary, continue heating in 30-second increments until chocolate is melted.
  3. Add hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir.
  4. Slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the milk. Stir, and let cool to room temperature.
  5. Pour cooled chocolate mixture into blender. Add remaining milk and ice cubes. Puree until smooth.
  6. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.
Makes 2 giant frozen hot chocolates.

DIY face primer

I hate wearing foundation all day everyday, but this face primer aka moisturizer with a tiny bit of foundation sounds like a great idea for everyday wear for that flawless look, has anyone tried it?

gotta be careful with putting your finger in each time tho, i'd use a brush, just to keep the bacteria out..

Thursday, September 22, 2011

love it wanna make it..

i love this outfit!!!! i wanna try to make it any ideas??

Yoga style jersey skirt..

Here's a tutorial for a jersey skirt with yoga style waist. I made it for my sister in law, and i love how it looks, plus it was very simple and these simple instructions from make it -love it were so clear and elaborate. 

First you need a 1.5 yard cloth. Cut around 13 inches wide strip. the length of the strip should be the length of our waist minus a few inches. pin it and check. it should be snug. Also you may want a wider waist yoga thingie , but i liked 13 inches. remember to sew it on the ends to make it a double layered waist band. 

Using the rest of the cloth cut two triangles off the side to make a skirt like shape, to make it simple just place a skirt you already have on top of the skirt and cut out an A line shape.  Pin it and Sew it.
 Sew the band to the skirt. I dislike gathering because it makes my backside look big so i kept it straight.... i think it looks sleeker and better! 
i still have to hem the bottom but im not sure you have to it looks pretty clean as it is... and voila a pretty little comfi skirt...

how to make your own abaya!!

ok so i've inherited lots of sari material that im not gonna wear as a sari so i thought it might be fun to make a jilbaab /kaftan out of them, so i stumbled across this tutorial and thought to share....

sweet and sour chicken sorted inspiration!!!

you guys need to try out this recipe its really good!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Samoa, black forest and chocolate hanging out before being devoured...

EID Mubarak everyone!

Sorry for being MIA guys but the last two weeks of Ramadan i spent at home with my parents in California! Alhamdulillah it was a lot of fun and nostalgic. Its amazing to see how life changes and you miss the ole' days and memories you had. But Alhamdulillah for making new memories. 

chicago downtown from the plane! looks pretty even during a storm..
.Nevada or Utah or Colorado?? im not sure ... 

And finally the mountains i miss so much!! 

What was wonderful this Eid was praying in beautiful weather in a  beautiful park by a lake! It was soo pretty mashaAllah!

So , yea late Eid mubarak to everybody !!

Keep a look out for the new jersey skirt tutorial coming up!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

be kind to thy neighbour..

Ok got the idea from some facebook friends and then my husband found this super cool website about how this Eid you can extend a gift to your neighbor and help them understand that your not some weirdo who wears a towel on her head and lives across the street/hall whatever.

Farah from has shared what she wrote on her card. 

Thanks for being a great neighbor!
Here is a small sweet treat for being a great neighbor. Our religion of Islam holds the neighbor in a special status. The following is a saying of the Prophet Muhammad regarding neighbors…
“The finest in the sight of God is the person who is best to his friends. And the finest in the sight of God is the person who is best to his neighbor.”
Enjoy the baklava!
Your neighbors,
Farah, Ahmed, & Isra
                                                                      Apt #206

I think this is such a great idea to help promote some peace out there, especially where there are tons of people giving Muslims a bad name and also spreading hate. Some guidelines that seem to be popular:

-give something packaged and sealed than baked.
-add a card or explanation.
-go in the morning/afternoon than evening.

This is sure to promote some great dialogue and act as an icebreaker especially if you haven't interacted with your neighbor before .

so what do u guys think ? what other ideas do we have for gifts?