Jac o' lyn Murphy

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Earth Day Gifts - c-LOVE-r your Mother

Call me a hippy but there are lots of things I love about Earth Day.
Honoring our habitat, raising awareness,  enjoying the outdoors.
We always celebrate by giving small plants to our friends and neighbors 
and this year they had some extra cLOVEr...

Fresh oregano looks like a goddess in a container of classic Clover Greek Yogurt...

a peachy rose bush made a pit stop in the perfect place...

and a strawberry plant was berry happy in its new abode...

Enjoy the day and don't forget to
cLOVEr you Mother (Earth)



Thank you to Clover for supplying the yogurt for this post! It was happily eaten before containers were recycled.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

80s Party Cupcakes

Eclectic, colorful, unique and totally rad, 
the 1980s had it all.
The music instantly takes you back to those awesome days.
You are definitely going to "want to dance with somebody" 
with these 80s album cover cupcakes...
80s Party Cupcakes

some are thrillers...
80s Party Cupcakes

others are wondering if, it's me your looking for...
80s Party Cupcakes

Rio is there...
80s Party Cupcakes

 but which ever you choose, you'll want to eat them now, 
not save them for later...
80s Party Cupcakes

and always remember to wake me up before you go go...
80s Party Cupcakes

because cupcakes this fun are like a vacation.
(it's all I ever wanted...)
80s Party Cupcakes

The time machine is ready, 
toppers are available in my Etsy Shop.

80s Party Cupcakes


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

5 Amazing ways to use Trader Joe's Everything Bagel Seasoning

Trader Joe's has done it again!
Of course their new seasoning, called Everything but the Bagel,
 is incredible on a bagel with cream cheese, it tastes exactly like an Everything Bagel from your favorite shop.
But I have become obsessed with trying it on well - everything.
Here are a few of my favorite ways to use it...
5 Recipe Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Kick up the flavor in your Guacamole.
I mix up my favorite recipe...
Amazing Guacamole Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

give it a shake...
Amazing Guacamole Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

and the garlic, onion and sea salt adds just the right touch and a slight crunch.
Amazing Guacamole Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Say no to boring, bland croutons,
I cut 3 to 4 slices of sourdough bread into cubes and add it to a pan with 1/2 a stick of melted butter over medium heat.  Cook until browned then add 2 to 3 tablespoons of  seasoning.  Toss to combine, cool and wake up any salad.
It is also a simple and delicious on garlic bread.  
Slice a baguette, spread with butter and sprinkle on top.  
Place under broiler until bread is browned and butter is melted.
Amazing Crouton Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Give your garbanzo beans gusto.
Crisp, baked beans are all the rage and Everything but the Bagel adds so much flavor.
Amazing Crispy Garbanzo Bean Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Rinse and drain a can, dry on paper towels then preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss dry beans with olive oil to coat then spread on baking sheet.
Cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes for even browning.
Remove from heat, stir in a liberal amount of spice mix and enjoy while hot.
Amazing Crispy Garbanzo Bean Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Totally addictive...
Amazing Crispy Garbanzo Bean Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Make a bold Bloody Mary...
Amazing Bloody Mary Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Ring that rim and get the party started!
Amazing Bloody Mary Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Make them beg for Meatloaf Night...
Amazing Meatloaf Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

This classic dish goes from simple to sensational with an Everything crust.
Add before baking...
Amazing Meatloaf Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

I am also a huge fan of it on popcorn, french fries and 
this afternoon's lunch was tuna on toast with just a touch on the top!
I'd love to know what you've tried it on...


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