Thursday, January 31, 2013

Super Super Bowl Food!

It's that time of year again...the BIGGEST sporting event of the year. Super Bowl Sunday! Whether you love it for the game, the commercials, or the food the Super Bowl has a little something for everybody (and umm hello- BEYONCE this year!). We will be having our annual Super Bowl party loaded with food & fun! Today I'm sharing with you my fave football friendly recipes from the past year to get your menu thought train rollin...!

Serve with crusty bread or veggies! So yummy.
Baked not fried, but super crispy & low-cal! Always a crowd fave.
 The Guacamole that doesn't turn brown... Magic! And so yummy!
Something a little different that everybody will enjoy. A family favorite.
You can be low carb on Super Bowl Sunday! Make your own pizza fun!
Grain-free, Gluten- free Buffalo tastiness!
Margaritas with homemade mix- no high fructose corn syrup or sketchy ingredients. Make a big batch for the whole party :-)
It's made in a pitcher so it's great for a crowd, and it's so pretty!
My fave! A sweet rum punch that packs a punch- literally! Everyone loves these.
Great to make for a crowd because you just dump everything into the crockpot and let it cook! So easy, and so tasty! 
You control the spiciness level... baked not fried and the homemade teriyaki sauce is so good!
EVERYONE loves these. They are so yummy. Turkey & Cheese & Hawaiian Rolls.. Yum!
Look & taste super impressive but they are so easy. LOVE!
Ultimate football food. Bacon, cheese, potatoes. Yes.

Okay that's all I've got for ya today... Make sure if you haven't already that you head over to the unBearablyGood Facebook page ( and "Like" it... I am going to be doing a really good giveaway very soon! And everybody have so much fun at their Super Bowl shindigs this weekend! xoxo

Friday, January 25, 2013

DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Happy Friday y'all! I've got something super cute for you today...
Mason Jar Soap Dispensers! I'm kind of obsessed with mason jars. There's just some kind of a rustic- country charm about them that I adore. The other day I saw an etsy shop selling mason jar soap dispensers and I was so in love. But... they were $15 each and I just wasn't about to spend $15 on a soap dispenser. I pondered on it a bit and I figured I could make my own. With items I already had in the house... so it was pretty much free. You can find mason jars by the case in your local grocery store or I usually find them at Goodwill for around .99 a piece. 

All you need for this little DIY is a mason jar, a soap pump from any soap dispenser, a nail, and a hammer. I painted mine afterwards with a little spray paint I had around the house, you can choose to paint yours or leave it clear.

1 Mason Jar, 1 Soap Dispenser Pump
Place your nail into the center of the mason jar lid, hammer it to make a hole and then hammer around the hole until you have a hole big enough for the soap dispenser to fit in.
Place dispenser in jar lid and VOILA!
Totally adorbs clear or...
Spray paint your lid and jar and let dry completely
I went over all the little letters and markings with a sanding block to distress
Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
I promise you can do this yourself in Oh, about 5 minutes. Good Luck!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

DIY 4 Life!

So I started this blog to share my recipes. And I love doing that. And I will continue to do that... Here's the thing. I haven't been completely honest with you. Cooking isn't my only passion. Actually currently it's not even my #1 passion! I have been crazy obsessed with...
Upcycling furniture! I've thought about starting another blog to share my DIY projects, but I decided that was a huge hassle and I would just expand this blog to be more than a recipe blog. If you are totally not into the DIY thing and just wanna stick around for the food that's totally cool- I'm still cookin! I'm just going to share more about my random life too. Like those gorgeous chevron side tables I did up there ^^ Here's a better picture: 
And my mom's coffee table I did...
And my bar stools I painted...
And all of these other projects...
My gallery wall in my living room!
A beautiful frame I found for $5 at Goodwill and re-did!
Our Pub style kitchen table I bought off Craigslist for $50 and painted!
Candlesticks painted to match
.99 goodwill frame made chalkboard!
More chalkboards!
Glittered chargers!
Anyways you get the point. I like to paint stuff. And I'm going to start sharing it with you! Maybe other random stuff too. Who knows? I'm just not going to limit myself anymore! So stay tuned... :-)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fresh Margaritas!

Hola! Guess what? We are almost a full running household! We have internet (woo!), television, and we even have a table to eat on like normal people! Yay! Time to celebrate... time for a margarita! I love margaritas. I don't love that bottled mix that costs $6 a pop and is full of high fructose corn syrup and other sketchy chemicals. Making your own homemade mix is SO EASY & tastes wayyyyy better it's crazy to buy the bottled stuff. This mix is MUCH cheaper too. Then you can buy more tequila. For more margaritas. Winning!
You should also definitely serve them in pretty glasses. Pretty glasses make everything taste better. This mix is essentially what you would call a "simple syrup" mixed with fresh lemon & lime juices for a perfect sour mix. Simple syrup is 1 part  sugar to 1 part water- I've also read that you can do 2 parts honey to 1 part water but I haven't personally tried that yet! Let me know if you do... The best thing about making your own mix is that you can make it super sweet if you love a sweet margarita or more sour if that's your thing.

For the Simple Syrup:
1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup Water
For Sour Mix:
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
+ 1 Shot of good Tequila per margarita

Step 1: Combine sugar & water in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and stir well. Heat on high, stirring frequently until the mix comes to a rolling boil. Whisk until sugar is dissolved and remove from heat.
Step 2: Transfer sugar- water mixture to glass containers, cover & chill completely. A mason jar would be perfect for this step- I just couldn't find any of mine, I've apparently left them scattered all over the U.S. this past year and had to go buy a new case...
Step 3: In a separate container juice 1 lemon and 1 lime.
Step 4: To assemble margarita: Over ice, in a salt-rimmed glass if desired, combine 1 shot (1.5 oz.) tequila, 1 shot simple syrup (sugar water mixture), and half a shot of lemon- lime juice mixture. Stir well, garnish with a lime and enjoy!
P.S. These are freaking fantastic with Skinny Chicken Fajitas for a full Mexican meal!