Spiced Maple-Glazed Salmon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
4 (about 6 ounce) salmon fillets
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and brown sugar.
Sprinkle the 4 salmon filets the salt, then rub with the spice mixture. Combine melted butter and maple syrup with a whisk. Drizzle each fillet with a bit of the mixture. Spread with a basting brush to spread and coat salmon. Sprinkled chopped green onion over each filet. Bake for 12-14 minutes to desired degree of doneness, or until salmon flakes with a fork.
I usually serve with roasted asparagus or stir fried sugar snap peas and whole wheat couscous.
I was so surprised this evening to realize I have never written about Forever New. This great fabric wash, which can be purchased at Nordstrom, has been keeping my delicates in top form for years. Forever New is great for everything from hosiery to cashmere sweaters (if you dare). It has a wonderful, fresh scent, and is definitely worth the price. - LG
However, my cousin brought these yummy homemade candies to us as a hostess gift last weekend and they were fabulous. And, as it turns out, fabulously easy to make. She brought them in cute, white boxes with pink and green twine and labels, which I of course neglected to take a picture of in my rush to consume them.
Mint Oreo Balls
1 package of mint Oreos (you can use regular Oreos)
8oz package of cream cheese at room temp
8oz semi sweet baking chocolate
Place the entire package of Oreos in a food processor and blend. Then add cream cheese and blend until there are no traces of cream left (it should be pretty soft). Refrigerate the mixture for 30-45 minutes, or until slightly firm. Roll the mixture into little balls (about the size of a large gumball) on a cookie sheet and put them back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or in the microwave) and then dip the balls in the chocolate and set on waxed paper to dry/set. Refrigerate them in an air tight container until you are ready to serve. They stay good up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
Charlotte Reed’s Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Dog Etiquette: The Definitive Guide to Manners for Pets and Their People addresses a multitude of issues relating to both canine and human behavior. From the most basic issues of grooming and dealing with guests in your pet-friendly home, to the more in-depth chapters of “Best Practices on the Dog Run” and “Dogs, Custody, and Divorce,” just about everything is covered, most of the time with an over the top, tounge-in-cheek approach.
What a cute gift for the new-dog owner and seasoned pet veteran alike!
With the fleeting warm weather we had earlier this week, I started seriously thinking about spring. It seems like all of local retail establishments are thinking about it, too. The stores are filled with cute spring clothes and accessories.
While out running errands yesterday, I picked up these cute gardening gloves as a housewarming gift for friends who are new first-time home owners. Paired with a gift certificate to their local nursery, they should make a cute gift! Hable Construction’s website features a plethora of adorable gifts and home accessories and is definitely worth checking out!