Friday, May 20, 2016

Tomato & Pesto Breakfast Omelets

Made these yummy Omelets for breakfast today! It was my first time. 


1 tbsp olive oil & 1 tbsp balsamic

 Handful of grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

4 eggs/egg whites added

2-3 tbsp pesto

Salt and pepper - I added a little garlic salt for flavor. 

Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to an 8-inch cast iron (or non-stick) pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the tomatoes to the pan and sprinkle with salt and balsamic. Let cook for about 12-18 minutes, turning them over every few minutes until the liquid has mostly cooked off and they look caramelized. Place tomatoes in a bowl and set aside. 

Reduce heat to medium-low and let the pan cool down for a few minutes. Add in remaining oil or whatever spray you prefer. Whisk the eggs for about 30 seconds. Pour eggs into the pan and swirl around to evenly distribute. It should sizzle a bit. You want the eggs to cook slowly. Let the eggs cook without stirring for about 2 minutes, until the edges and bottom start to set.

Once the omelette starts to set, gently lift up the edges with a spatula and tilt the pan towards that edge to help some of the uncooked egg run beneath. Let cook until it's golden about 2-4 minutes. Put a dollop the pesto on one half of the omelette and sprinkle the same half with roasted tomatoes.

Using your spatula, loosen the edges of the side with no toppings and carefully fold it over to cover the toppings. This should be very easy if your pan was greased well. Let cook 1 more minute then slice in half and serve immediately. Top with salt and pepper as desired. You could top with Parmesan too. I added a few more tomatoes and a little pesto on top! 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rise Up Bakery

Spent some time at the cutest little bakery in Gilbert the other day @rise.up.bakery! I was so fun. It is the cutest little shop ever, has great service, smells so amazing and they have some amazing treats & breads. Stay tuned for more info on this cute shop and a Giveaway for some amazing Cinnamon Rolls baked fresh! #riseupbakery #gilbertmoms #smellsamazing #bakedgoods #momlife #instablogger #azlife #azblogger #cinnamonrolls #orangerolls #cookies #treats #granola #freshlybaked #breads #yummytreats #getinmybelly #desertlife #mesamoms #go #loveit #kidapproved #pamltrees #pretty #beautifulday #photooftheday #instabakery #supportlocashops #correamommy -------------------
Go visit and check it out!! **Rise Up Bakery**
Gilbert Tuscany Village, 861 N Higley Rd #109, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tiger Mama Giveaway

Hi everyone-- The Tiger Mamma giveaway has begun follow below for more info on a fabulous giveaway with some great people and shops. 
What it means to me to a Tiger Mama?!! 
To love my babies with all my heart, to be patient, to be kind, to protect them at all times, to make them laugh, to teach them hard work, to teach them to be honest , to kiss and hug them every hour of the day. Xoxo 

Happy Friday everyone! I have teamed up with several amazing shops and bloggers to bring you the Tiger Mamma Giveaway!

To enter you must: 
1) FOLLOW all shops 
2) TAG three friends who might love this giveaway
3) For five extra entries REPOST this photo with hashtag #tigermammagiveaway (two m's) 

- @freshlypicked
- @aprettylifeshop 
- @sweetlittleshandmade
- @outside_everywhere
- @jenbosen
- @ourhappilyeverafterblog
- @alohamoraopenabook
- @funonadime
- @correamommy
- @freckledlemonadephotography 

- 1 Pair of @freshlypicked moccs (winner's choice of color and size)
- @sweetlittleshandmade Tiger Doll
- @outside_everywhere Wooden Tiger Set
- @aprettylifeshop embroidered hoop
- @gingiber tiger pillow
- Eye of the Tiger Vinyl
- @saltcityemporium Tiger blanket
- Tiger dress up mask
- Copy of @majasbok's "The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts"
- Hardcover copy of "Life of Pi" 
- Hardcover copy of "Sleep Like a Tiger" 
You can share the photo daily with the hashtag for extra entries. For even more entries head over @aprettylifeshop's blog (link in her profile). Commenting on daily blog posts will earn an extra entry each day. Giveaway ends 5/20 at midnight CST. One winner will be chosen 5/21 to win the prizes. Private profiles must be made public 5/19-22 to be considered. Spam accounts will not be considered. This giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by Instagram.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Costco Favs

Costco is one of our favorite stores. We head in for one thing and come out with 10. We all know how that goes?!! Here are some of my current favs. Try them and let me know what you think?!! 

1. Mini Sabra hummus cups - These are the best thing ever. I love to add tobassco and it's amazing.,-2-oz,-16-ct.product.100095561.html

2. Dark chocolate mangos - Ohhh my. These are the best thing ever. Buy them.

3. Yasmine Hummus trio-- Sooo good! 3 flavors. Perfect for everyone.

4. Fruits and Veggies - We are loving all of the summer fruit and veggies that have been coming out. I will be posting some of my fav recipes soon.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Being a Mom

As I sit and stare at my 2 beautiful boys. I can't help but think how perfect they are. There big brown eyes, perfect lips, cute little noses, perfect little laughs and they give the best hugs. I am thankful everyday to be a momma to them. I am thankful for our fun days, our adventures, long nights, wild times and all the love they show me. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

DIY Valentines wreath

I have loved making crafts this last year. Its my go to therapy thing lately. It's so fun to make holiday crafts to add to your decorations. I made this cute valentines wreath this last week. I found all of my supplies at Joanne's fabric. That store is amazing. I love it. 
I loved making this wreath!! I thought it was super easy and very affordable. Win win! 
What is needed:

1 hay wreath. Keep it wrapped.
2 packs of precut banner triangles or you can make your own. 
2 packs of alphabet stickers 
2 rolls of valentines wire ribbon to wrap around wreath.
1 ribbon to use for hanging. 
Ribbon or string for banner 
Glue gun / glue sticks
A bunch of flowers 


1-- wrap wreath with your favorite holiday ribbon. I would put a drop of hot glue every now and then as I wrapped. That way it secured my ribbon.
Wrap until completed.
2-- string banner.
3-- hot glue flowers however you like.
4-- put banner on with a little hot glue.
5-- add extra ribbon for hanging. 
DONE! You have a cute new wreath! 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Christmas Eve Asparagus Soup

In the Correa family every Christmas Eve my mother inlaw makes asparagus soup! It is amazing!! It's a tradition from her family. This year we didn't have it on Christmas Eve. So I made it on New Year's Day for a family dinner with the Arhets family and Correas! It was my first time making it. I was so nervous. But it was amazing!!! Even my mother in law approved. It was a great night with amazing food and fun!! I will continue to make this every year and pass this tradition on to my children !! Xoxo 

Correa- (Foz) family Asparagus soup
Christmas Eve tradition 

2 stocks of fresh asparagus 
4 cans of chopped asparagus 
6 cups of chicken broth - I used water and chicken bullion cubes. 
1 onion chopped 
1/2 stick of butter 
4 cups whipping cream 
Salt/pepper to taste.

Wash and chop up fresh asparagus . Set aside in a bowl. 
Cut off asparagus heads and set aside. - sauté after with sea salt and pepper. 
Chop onion. 
Take chopped asparagus pieces, (not the heads) chopped up onion and butter and sauté in pan. About 10 mins. 
Put chicken broth to cook. Add onions and asparagus after done. Add 3 cans of asparagus . Put lid on and let cook for about 15/20 mins. 
Take off stove and use Emerson blender . Blend all up . Put back on stove. On 4/3. 
Taste-- add more water, whipping cream, salt/pepper if needed. 
Add last can of asparagus and asparagus heads. Let it simmer on low till warm.
 Add more asparagus heads to garnish . 
Serve with rolls. Enjoy!!
Xoxo Andrea