Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cheesy Fingerling Potatoes

I was hungry for some potatoes and had some tomatoes I wanted to use up and so I came up with this. Not super low calorie but not super high either. And pretty yummy. Hope you enjoy.

Serves 2-4

4 slices bacon, cooked and crumble with a tiny bit (or more if you don't care) of bacon grease reserved
1 tbsp. olive oil
3/4 lb. fingerling potatoes, cleaned and halved lengthwise
1/4 c. chopped yellow onion
1 clove garlic, minced
A pinch of coarse salt
Black pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 c. grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 c. shredded swiss cheese
1/4 c. shredded white cheddar

Heat oil in a pan over med heat. Add the onions, garlic and potatoes and toss to coat with the oil. Season with salt, pepper and thyme.

Continue to cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender. Remove the potatoes from the pan and place in a casserole dish and drizzle with a tiny bit of bacon grease.

Add the tomatoes to the pan you were cooking the potatoes in and saute for a few minutes until tomatoes are cooked.

Combine the tomatoes with the potatoes and add the crumbled bacon. Toss with the cheese and bake in the oven at 450 for just a few minutes till the cheese is melted to your liking.

Calories per serving: about 280 if 2 servings, 140 if 4 servings

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I made this sign to explain some unpleasantness in my otherwise wonderful apartment so I don't have to explain it to guests every time they come over.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Money Gifts

Several people in my family got some money gifts for Christmas this year and since I like every opportunity to create something this is what I put the money in before wrapping it. Get it?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Favorite Family

Yes they're my only family but they're awesome. I made this for them for Christmas this year. It's a scene of us all doing/reading things that had to with what we are currently involved in or have been in the past year.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cupcakes for Christmas

This year I made a variety of cupcakes for my coworkers. I gave everyone one of each: carrot cake, yellow w/ chocolate frosting, chocolate with pb frosting and coconut. And I found these great inexpensive cupcake boxes which were perfect!