Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Decorating Your Candles

I love candles and they are really easy to make it!!!  These decoupaged  candles look great displayed anywhere in the house. Just add your imagination a create a world around you.
Illustrated napkins are great for decoupage because they are very thin, what makes to look that the image was already there.
 You will need:
  1.  white craft glue (PVA)  Mix the glue with some water to create an even, transparent coating. 
  2.  scissors . 
  3. paint brush
  4. napkins with your favorite stamp.

1 - Apply a layer of glue on the position of the candle you want to hold the picture. 
2 - Trim the image you want to use.In this case we're using a red flower.. 
3 - Just let it dry a little and then apply a little more glue on top.

here are some ideas:
I hope you all enjoy!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Kangoo Jumps

I saw this new way to workout in a Brazilian channel and it looks so fun. I want to try soon as I get my baby in July. It say that have lots of benefits to your body, including eliminate cellulite and it can burn up to 800 calories in one hour exercise!! So good to be true!!

 Scientific investigations with regards to impact forces have reported that between 27% to 70% of runners or joggers get injured in the first year of after commencement of running.Some other sports show similar results.
These factors indicate the importance of Impact Protection.
Kangoo Jumps, with their patented Impact Protection System, reduce the impact up to 80%, as confirmed by 3 distinct scientific studies. Below you can see a chart from one study that compares individuals using normal footwear during exercise versus individuals using Kangoo Jumps. This graph is taken from a study that was done at the University of Nevada by Jason Vance and John A. Mercer. Consequently, Kangoo Jumps are the Worlds's Lowest Impact Shoes. Their impact reduction also significantly enhances the healing process after sport injures or surgery, relieves pain, and provides the opportunity to exercise in a way that will also alleviate some of the symptoms of diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, etc.

Here are some of the benefits:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chicken strogonoff

Chicken strogonoff is a great recipe served in Brazilian homes. It is such a delightful dish for a special dinner or any occasion. The point of all it is delicious!! I found the step by step at this blog: http://omelhordospecados.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/estrogonofe-de-frango-passo-a-passo/
it is in Portuguese. I will translate the steps in English.
The chicken strogonoff is usually served with white rice, potato chips and green salad.

1 pound (500g) of chicken breast cut into strips

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup of milk (250ml)

2 boxes of table cream or heavy cream (250g each)

3 tbsp (tablespoons) ketchup 

1 tbsp (tablespoons) mustard

1 medium onion, finely sliced

3 tbsp (tablespoons) tomato sauce

3.5 oz (100g)  of canned sliced ​​mushrooms

olive oil, salt and pepper to taste


Step 1- Let the skillet hot, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and place the chicken breast. TIP: do not touch it for so loose less water.
The point of taking it to reserve is when he is starting to get gold just to not lose their softness. When it is well, take the pan and set aside.
 Step 2 - In the same skillet add the butter and chopped

STEP 3 - Leave on low heat until it becomes transparent as shown in photo below.

STEP In the bowl that you have reserved the fried chicken, place a spoonful of flour 
and mix a little, pour the chicken to the pan with the onion and stir well, put a little 
more flour during this process.

STEP 5 - Mix the flour with the chicken one minute and put the milk gradually,
 continue on highTIP: with the flour and milk it will acquire a creamy but not heavy, stir
 some more to cook the flower.

STEP 6 - Place the tomato sauce, following add the
 ketchup and the mustard.

STEP 7 - Lower the heat so that the cream does not curdle and slowly put the heavy cream and
 stir slowly until the flavors can blend. Put some more milk to make it with alight broth.

 STEP 8 - Lastly and finally, place the sliced precooked ​​mushrooms.

Now make the dish with rice and french fries and salad are the best accompaniments, as the 
Japanese say, first eat with our eyes.
Bon apetite!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Breaded Bananas

This is my daughter's favorite recipe. It is simple and delicious!!


6 ripe bananas 
1 cup  of wheat flour
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 eggs
½ liter of canola oil

1. Put oil in a large saucepan and heat to heat.
2. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat lightly with a fork.
3. Place the flour in a shallow dish and bread crumbs in another. Peel the bananas.
4. Place the bananas in the dish with the flour. They should be fully wrapped in flour.Beat bananas slightly against the hands, removing the excess flour.
5. Remove the bananas from the plate of flour and place them (one by one) in the dishwith beaten egg. Soak them well in the egg.
6. Drain the excess egg and a banana at a time transfer to the plate with the breadcrumbs. Involve all the bananas well with this meal.
7. When oil is hot, place two sticks at a time to fry. fry until golden. Then remove them from the oil with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Serve hot.

I hope you all enjoy!!!

Strawberry bonbon

Strawberry bonbon
This is one of my favorites Brazilian candy, it is delicious!!! 

12 strawberries
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of  Powdered milk (ninho) The best you can find on the Mexican isle at walmart
10 oz of chocolate bar your favorite.
In a bowl put the powdered milk and slowly add the condensed milk. Always stir after each addition. may not need to use the entire can of condensed milk. The dough must be soft and should not stick to hands.

Make a ball and flatten with palm of hand. Wrap each strawberry with the dough. Place the candies in the refrigerator before bathing into the chocolate for 15 minutes.
Melt the chocolate. With the help of a fork Bathe in  the chocolate. Remove excess chocolate on the edge of the bowl.

Let dry on a sheet of aluminum foil or parchment paper. if you want to decorate the strawberries with the strawberry stalk.

I love them cold, they are delicious, I can't stop my self from eating!!
Have a Great Day!!