Recipe for Fabulous- Be Confident

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Be Confident

This can get confused with arrogance, but I seem to notice that those who say I am arrogant are actually ones who are not confident with themselves.

They have a deeper insecurity perhaps or they were raised not to be proud or boastful and think you are being outlandish.

I say, GOOD! Be outlandish if you desire to be. You might have to test out that Fabulous confidence a bit to find the right blend that works for you.

If you constantly feel out of your element in what you think acting and owning Fabulous means, maybe tone it down a notch or two.

If you feel like you are not quite there, amp it up! Be you, Be Fabulous You.

You can just look at this picture and know these women are confident. They hold themselves well. They are dressed well. They are not slouching or hunched over. Their clothes are not torn or baggy. Their hair is well done and their makeup is immaculate.

Let’s take for example Tina Fey. I know what you are thinking already…

…but she is a star, she has people make her look that way. But I want you to look past the hair and makeup. Look at HOW she is standing. She is upright, confident, proud. She is happy, look in her eyes. She loves what she does. Look at her smile. Look at her stance. She is has her hands on her hips. Did you know all the gestures you do and make during the day signifies things about you? Well they do. This one signifies that she is “Ready for Action!” She could conquer the world, take on America, and whatever else she wants to do, she knows she can do it. Why, because she has confidence. You know she does. You can see it right there!

 

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Resource for Gestures taken from The 13 Most Common Gestures You’ll See Daily

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The other thing about this picture with Tina I like is that her arms are open. I saw a few pics with ladies standing tall, but their arms were closed. The article here doesn’t say but in other research I have found and know that closed arms are a gesture of safety. When doing interviews I was always told,”don’t cross your legs or cross your arms. It gives the impression of being closed off and protective”  Hey sometimes, I am just cold LOL Now I just sit on my hands.

So be careful about crossing things.

Remain open and tall.

When I was in Ballet the teacher would say

“Imagine there is an imaginary string pulling you from the top of your head and it is pull you up to the sky”

I still do this today and funny enough, even when in flats people will ask me if I am 5’7 ,5’9 and are shocked to hear me say I am only 5’5. They then look at my feet to see if I am wearing heel and then reply and comment

“You wear yourself well”

SO I challenge you ladies (and gents) to go Be Confident. Wear yourself Well. Find pride in the things you do. Wear makeup even if it is only for yourself. I posted onmy personal FB page this week , a quote from Danille La Porte Life is Short and I am relinking it here.

A few things I liked from it can be applied here

…wear perfume for yourself. toss your only-wear-around-the-house clothes and let your good clothes graduate to around-the-house status…

fall in love. with yourself…

I couldn’t agree more. If you do, you WILL Be Confident. You will WALK confident, TALK confident, DO BUSINESS confidently, BRUSH YOUR HAIR confidently, EAT confidently, MAKE BETTER CHOICES confidently…and little by little this will translate and transform you into a thriving CONFIDENT human you didn’t even know was in you.

BE CONFIDENT my lovelies…

Until Next Time,

XOXO

~Trisha Trixie

Recipe for Fabulous

It’s a new month and new idea. Recipes on How to Be Fabulous.

I know you are used to receiving REAL recipes on Sundays.

You are used to seeing mouthwatering food and meals.

You are used to pictures of food and listing of tablespoons of this or that.

Here’s the thing….

It’s not working. My mentor suggested to me to TRY doing Recipes on Sundays and ok, I tried. I tried to have guests write in, I tried to make them, have others make them and well, it’s just not working.

Plus, here’s the other thing….Recipes, true recipes are conventional means for conventional aprons.

So, now that I have completed a short stint of Venture School, now that I have re-focused my attentions to help others understand that my aprons are not your grandmas apron and they are a fashion accessory I also realized I need to help you realize not only their fabulousness but the fabulousness of yourself.

So from now on you will receive a Recipe for Fabulous.

Here is your first and more important Recipe for Fabulous. I hand this out at all my trade shows, events etc. This not only has my recipe for fabulous but it has the Be Fabulous Mantra, which is…

Be Brave!

Be Bold!

Be Fearless!

Be Fabulous!

Enjoy your first Recipes for Fabulous and stay tuned each week for the ALL New Recipes for Fabulous!

Recipe Card for Fabulousness

Recipe Sunday: Granny’s Homeade Fry Bread

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When I was little, until I was eight years old I lived in a small dirty white little farmhouse on the end of old dirt road in Boone, Iowa. My parents being split up, my father and my sisters and I lived in their home with them. We have left the trailer house across the way and stayed with them, I guess so there was someone to watch us. I didn’t mind and in fact loved living there.

Being the bay of the family, I was not of dating age and the other girls would run off to spend time with friends and I would sit and listen to granny’s stories of the old farmhouse, the land and of daddy and the Hunter’s for hours. She would tell me how the house was converted from an old schoolhouse to the home we lived in, stories of how they sold off parts of the farm as they got older and stories of recipes came to be.

I remember mornings waking up to the smell of homemade bread cooking downstairs and I would come bounding down the stairs so hard I often would worry if the floor would fall beneath me. As I would get to the base of the stairs Grandpa would cold me for coming down the stairs so fast and hard but I didn’t care. All I wanted was a taste of that bread. You see, I remember a story Granny told me, being a perfectionist she was, that she wanted each of the loaves to be the same size and because of this she would always have a few extra pieces of dough left over and she would put oil in the pan and fry them up. She learned this from her mother and so on.

So when homemade bread was cooking I just knew there was going to be fry bread soon after. I didn’t even care that it was 5 am in the morning! The early bird gets the worm right? Or in this case, the early girl gets the bread!

I loved watching her make bread. To me it was like a magic art. Add a few simple ingredients.  Add this magical white dust to the bowl. Add more magical white dust to the table. all of a sudden a big blob of something came out of the bowl and would land on this powdery dust then poof, dust would go everywhere and float through the air, wafting through the kitchen on kitchen fairy wings.  She kneaded the dough over and over but not too much. Even by the time I was eight her hands were frail but that did not stop her. She worked the dough, folding it over and over til it was just right. Then she would take this slender knife with a serrated edge and slice pieces of bread and fold them in such a fashion that by itself seemed magical to make it into a perfect shape to fit into the bread tins.

Then whatever was left over and would slice off and roll then pat flattened and work almost like she was making mini pizzas and then add them to this sizzling pan of hot oil, turn the pieces over with tongs and then take them out and put them onto a plate with a hand towel. No paper towels for this lady. She believed that there was no reason to waste when using a real town was just good enough and could be washed and hung on the line at a later time.

After blotting dry she would serve them up to us one by one hot off the plate right onto ours with a jar of her homemade jam or jelly.

It was always such a treat to have fry bread because you did have to get up early to get it, it wasn’t something she always made because if her loaves were perfect that day, no dough was leftover, so it was hit and miss, but oh man, when you could get your hands on Granny’s Homemade Fry Bread. mmm, you wanted to eat it all day! Mouthwatering and delicious couldn’t even begin to describe it!

I asked Granny if she ever just made fry bread and she said yes but as often as she used to. When I was older she shared with the family and us kids many Recipes. I don’t know how exact this is, but this is her Fry Bread Recipe as best as I can remember it if you aren’t making whole loaves of bread.

I got up this morning and shared with my man my stories and my Fry Bread goodnes and he loved it. Now he wants me to make it all the time for his lunches and for tacos and other bread replacements in our house. Maybe you will too! If you make it, I would love to hear what you think, how you use it and how it went over in YOUR house?

ENJOY!

You Need-
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 cups shortening for frying (I used Canola oil whihc is good for High Heat cooking)
How To:
Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water. Knead until soft but not sticky. Shape dough into balls about 3 inches in diameter. Flatten into patties 1/2 inch thick, and make a small hole in the center of each patty.
Fry one at a time in 1 inch of hot shortening, turning to brown on both sides. Drain on towel.
Sorry I didn’t get any pics while I was mixing it. i got so busy I forgot. This is after I mixed it and was getting ready to cut it up.
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I dont’ have a big kitchen like Granny and my table is not high so I used a plate and my counter to pat out the pieces.Then I let them hang in my hands a bit to stretch them out.
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Then toss them into the pan and let it simmer on one side….
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Then slip it over and sear the other side. If you have your heat at the right setting each one only is about 2/3 minutes. I actually had mine too hot at first and had to turn it down… It takes a little getting used to. Granny used to use a Cast Iron Skillet I forgot to mention. I didn’t have one. Use what you have but I do think cast iron is better. Gives the bread more
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Here is the final product and I topped mine off with a little Apple Butter we bought at Amana colonies to make it feel as close to Homemade like Granny’s as I could!
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Until Next Time,
Xoxo
Trisha Trixie
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Recipe Sunday: Guest Post: My Lumps by Kayali Luma

Breakfast Lumps

My family’s favorite oddball breakfast. A cross between a granola bar and a peanut butter cookie individually wrapped for on-the-go eating.

Ingredients:

1/2 C brown sugar

1 C peanut butter

2 t vanilla extract

3/4 C flour

3/4 C instant oatmeal

1 t baking soda

1/2 t salt

1/2 C milk

3/4 C raisins or morsels of your choice

1 cupcake pan and liners.

Preheat oven to 350.

Add all ingredients to mixing bowl except dried fruit/ morsels. Mix until it becomes a ball in the center of the bowl. Add morsels and fold into mix.

Line the cupcake pan with paper liners and divide the mix equally between the cups. Press with fork (like a peanut butter cookie). Bake on middle rack for 17-20 minutes.

Understand they are magic disappearing breakfast lumps and rarely survive until breakfast

 

they have spent a long few minutes in the oven but they finally emerge to the cooling rack. Where many lumps are lost before their sweet smell even has the chance to waft to a nostril.

they have spent a long few minutes in the oven but they finally emerge to the cooling rack. Where many lumps are lost before their sweet smell even has the chance to waft to a nostril.

I’m not much of an apron girl but I do wear something to put all my things and my stash.

I wear my Stash it Sash!

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SHIT

The Stash it allows you to stash it on the go. You can stash your stash in your sash or anything you want to stash fast in your sash on the go!

Memorial Monday Menu

I would hope you a ll know by now, I love to bake, cook, be in the kitchen, be a hostess and have parties. I am a sucker for holidays, manufactured ones too.   At this point I don’t even care if I “know” people are coming over or not. I have decided in my 40’s now that I am going to cook for me and my man and if people want to stop by I invite the misfits, the exiles and any and all who want to come and if they show up GREAT if not, “oh well”.   So this weekend my menu I decided I wanted to do consisted of things “I” wanted to make and create.

I bought a new grill (and put it together all by myself thank you oh and I tested out the grill Friday night and I even got it started all by myself nyah!)

Menu:   Frog Eyed Salad http://allrecipes.com/recipe/frog-eyed-salad/

Potato Salad made with Sour Cream instead of Mayhttp://www.inspiredtaste.net/22809/simple-potato-salad-recipe/

My man doesnt like Mayo so I used this alternative instead. Very yummy)

Premade Buffalo Wings from Fareway (Appetizers)

Premade Shrimp Bites (Schwans)

 

Chips and Salsa:  Target Peach Pineapple Salsa and a tad Queso. Yummm

Trixie’s World Famous Devilish Eggs : (Make like a normal Recipe, but add a hint of special vanilla. I use Tahitian or Madagascar) PS Also made with Sour Cream. No Mayo

Burgers :  I add Tastefully Simple”s “Everyday Grillin Seasonin, then flatten out. Add a touch of Big Daddy’s BBQ sauce then grill over coals (get yours from my pal Kara)

Brats:  For my man. I am not a Brat person but he likes them

Chicken Breast: Fareway had some great deals so I figured I would toss those on the grill too

Pasta Salad:  Rotini Pasta, cook al dente, add pesto or italian dressing. I like this simple recipe. You can also add ranch http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-pasta-salad/ I also mixed my own version of this Italian Dressing Recipe up http://allrecipes.com/recipe/italian-dressing-mix/

Rhubarb Pie: HOMEMADE WITH FRESH RHUBARB…need I say more??? This week I remember I had a TON of Rhubarb in my backyard so I cut that all up and froze some and saved some out to make a pie for today.

Then for the finale of flavors I made Sweet Chai Tea: Black Tea, Roobis, Cinnamon, Cadramom, Ginger, Cloves, Black Pepper, touch of nutmeg. Steep loose teas and flavors together for 10 minutes or more. Make enough pots to make a BIG pitcher. Cool in fridge or add ice to glass and enjoy. For a creamy version adda hint of milk or cream. And I saw this Recipe for Strawberry Syrup to make Sodas so I made my version but did it with

Rhubarb Syrup for Rhubarb Soda. Very yummy. Try it out! mmmm http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Strawberry-Soda-Syrup/Detail.aspx?src=VD_Summary

Of course, I got one last thing (and we just had to try it out ahead of time… SMORES

No matter what your plans, grillin, hangin, chillin, going to memorial services, or whatever… take at least SOME time and remember WHAT this weekend is for… To remember thoe we lost in the wars they served  

 

Until next time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

Recipe Sunday: Chorizo, Egg, Rice Burritos

I love to make things on the weekends and for this weekend I decided to show you how I make my Egg, Rice, and Chorizo Burritos

I try to use one pan so I don’t have to do as many dishes later…

Egg, Beef Chorizo, Rice (premade).

Add egg and Chorizo to the pan first on each side like so

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Then, mix it all together to make it like a scramble

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Once that is done, move that part to the side and add the rice

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Break up the rice so it cooks and once it is hot enough, mix it up with the rest of the mixture

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I warm my tortillas a little in the oven before serving on low warm setting

then dish out the mixture onto each tortillas and fold as desired

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Or roll up and eat away. Three eaggs , half a pan of rice and a few sliceces of chorizo gave us EIGHT burritos each for two people.

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I like this recipe because I can make it up ahead of time or even that morning and I still have enough time for work too!

 

Enjoy!

Have and Recipes, YOU want to share? Send them to trisha@trishatrixie.com and you could be my Recipe Sunday Guest Post.

Until next time,

XoXo

Trisha Trixie

Recipe Sunday : 4th of July Independence Whip it Good Cake

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I love to make all sorts of Holiday things and this cake is no exception. Super fun and a great and EAsy way to show your 4th of July Spirit.

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×13 inch cake
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package White cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced

Directions

  1. Prepare cake according to package directions and bake in a 9×13 inch pan. Cool completely.
  2. ** YOUR CHOICE** For added fun poke holes in cake after it cools and make up a liquid Jello Mixture Red or Blue and let set to room temp. Then pour over cake
  3. Otherwise just Frost cake with whipped topping. Place blueberries in a square in the corner, and arrange sliced strawberries as stripes to make an American flag. Chill until serving.
  4. Boy some sparklers and insert into cake right before serving, Light and have a Sparkling Cake for your guests!

If you want some inspirational Trisha Trixie Items to wear, here are some items that might inspire you….

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Stay tuned for more 4th of July, Independence discussion and items this week!!

Until next time,

XoXo

Trisha Trixie