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magic milk

Got Milk's Magic Milk Straws would be a special treat for your next kids' party (a milk and cookies party, perhaps?).  Available online here and soon at Target!

Image: Oh Joy Eats



I know it's hard to think about anything winter-related in this soporific heat, but how adorable and endearing are these animal longbottom scarves at Bobbin4apples' Etsy shop?  

Images: Bobbin4apples


parchment paper liners

If you're out of muffin or cupcake liners, use parchment paper to give a rustic look to your baked goods.  Read about it at Real Simple's Old Uses for New Things.

Image: Real Simple


mini frittatas


Mini Frittatas with Basil and Ricotta

6 large eggs

½ cup whole milk

½ cup fresh ricotta cheese

¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

¼ cup chopped fresh basil

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Garnish:  fresh basil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Whisk together eggs, milk, ricotta, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.  Stir in cooked pasta and chopped basil.  Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick spray or grease with butter.  Pour egg mixture into mini muffin tins and bake until eggs are completely set, 10 to 12 minutes.  Garnish with basil.

(By the way, we omitted the 3 cups cooked and drained penne rigate pasta which were originally in the recipe.  However, one day we plan to make the frittatas with the pasta.)

Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart Living via Sunday Suppers

You can eat the mini frittatas by themselves, with a salad or in a hot-pressed sandwich with cheese and/or ham.  We had them with fresh mozzarella on sourdough (on the panini grill, of course).

Avery wasn’t too keen on the frittatas, which meant more for us.  Hopefully she'll try them again one day!


paper city

Paper city and people free to download and print on artist Joel Henriques' blog.  Thanks, Joel!

Image: Made by Joel via Mamaista