Monday, April 30, 2012

::: Meatless Mondays - Baked French Toast Casserole :::

Hello Sweet Friends,
My kids LOVE French Toast, so I knew I had to make my own Baked French Toast Casserole when I started spotting them on Pinterest.

You will need:
1/2 a loaf of sourdough bread {I use Pepperidge Farm}
5 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp. vanilla

For the Topping:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick of butter

Grease your Casserole Dish {I use a 9" x 13"}, then tear the bread into pieces. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, white sugar, milk, cream and vanilla together and pour evenly over the bread. You will want to store this in the fridge for several hours {I store mine overnight}.

In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Next slice the butter in... I like to get my butter closer to room temperature, then it is a little easier to turn into a crumbly mixture. Place your crumb topping mixture into a sandwich bag and refrigerate.

When you are ready to bake, preheat the over to 350 degrees. Remove your Casserole and Crumb Mixture Topping and sprinkle the topping over the Bread evenly. Bake for 45 minutes for a softer Casserole, 1 hour for firm.

Prepare to enjoy, this Casserole is absolutely delicious!!

Happy Pinning!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Friday's Favorite Finds

Hello Pinterest Fanatics and Happy Friday!!!
The world wide web is filled with treasures and thanks to Pinterest, I'm now beginning to touch the surface of discovering them. Here are a few of my favorite finds this week.

Favorite Hair: I found myself absolutely mesmerized by the Glamorous and Whimsical Hair Fascinators at Now, Voyager. I just love the Romantic, Glittered Rose Hair Clips and the Pastel Butterflies. Bonus: Their website also offers Vintage Hair Tutorials. Fun!

Favorite Quote:
photo source: weidmamleles

Favorite Photo:
photo source: hummingbirdsandhoney

Favorite Lighting: From Animal Prints to Shabby Chic, to Dainty and Simply Elegant, these Chandeliers are versatile, stunning and affordable. View them all here: The Jubilee Collection Chandeliers and Lighting.

Favorite Novelty Gift: I really adore cupcakes along with anything cupcake related which is why I fell head over heels with these super cute magnets on Etsy.

Favorite Recipe: I LOVE Reeses Cups and I can't wait to make these. Find the Recipe at: Heaven to 350 Blogspot.

Favorite Jewelry: I love sparkle and color - these Swarovski Bracelets found at the Candy Bead Etsy Shop deliver both.

Enjoy your weekend my friends and Happy Pinning!

::: Thursday Twelve - 80's Toys :::

Hello Pinterest Fanatics,
Welcome to my Pinfluenced Thursday Twelve. I just love the sights and smells that take me back to my childhood. Here are 12 of my Favorite Throwback Toys found on Pinterest.

::: Dollypops :::

photo credit: sprinklepuffball

::: Tupperware Children's Serving Set :::

photo credit: nwwone

::: Plastic Shopping Cart with Groceries :::

photo credit: yeahflashback

::: Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Ponies and Care Bears :::

photo credit: merwing

::: Little People :::

photo credit: weheartit

::: JEM Rockin' Roadster with FM radio :::

photo credit: ghostofthedoll

::: Hot Wheels Cars and The Hot Wheels Service Center :::

photo credit: retrojunk

photo credit: giftsanddec

Cabbage Patch Kids, Sweet Secrets, Hugga Bunch Dolls and She-Ra

photo credit: onerarebird

What toys have you run across on Pinterest that remind you of your childhood?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

::: Wordless Wednesdays :: Collection #3 :::

Welcome Pinterest Fanatics,
It's Wordless Wednesday, time to see what's trending on Pinterest this week. Simply click "Pin it" below any of these pins you would like to add to your Boards. LOVE the colorful piƱata cookies filled with candies for Cinco de Mayo {& to the Pinner who found the IHOP pancake recipe... thank you, thank you, thank you...}