Sunday, January 23, 2011

i {heart} you

Just a quick little post before the big football games today. We have both a Steelers and Bears fan in our household...fingers crossed that they both meet for the Superbowl! What a showdown that will be! So before I sit on the couch for a long day of yelling and snacking, I wanted to share a little RED color combination of photos I put together to help inspire you. Pictures are from Etsy, Prima, and Cake a Difference. Don't they just make your heart sing?

If you haven't popped on over at Crafty Secrets blog you simply must! Sandy is sharing all of the new products coming out next month and they are just amazing! You will also see many gorgeous samples made by our Design Team - I am so blessed to be part of such an amazing group of talent!

Now for those Superbowl Munchies...

(courtesy of the Food Network)


  • 3 russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, warm
  • 1/2 pound pulled pork
  • Sour cream, for topping
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake potatoes on middle rack until fork tender, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.

Bake 4 strips of bacon on a small sheet pan in the oven for 15 minutes. Crumble bacon when it's cooled.

Preheat grill to medium heat.

Cut potatoes in half, lengthwise, and spoon out the flesh, leaving a half inch shell.

Melt the butter in saucepan and add minced garlic. Brush potatoes with the butter and garlic mixture. Flip over and butter the bottoms.

Place potatoes on grill and cook until crisp, about 4 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side and remove from grill.

Divide the cheese, barbecue sauce and pulled pork among the potatoes. Top potato skins with sour cream, crumbled bacon and chives for garnish.

Buon Appetito!!



  1. Yum!!! We were watching football as well, it will be hard for me when football is over. What great inspiration and what beautiful stamps over at Crafty Secrets.

  2. YUM! I think I will have to try this recipe!!!

  3. You had my attention at "potato skins"! Haha! That recipe looks like a keeper!