Tuesday, July 31, 2007


My sister Andrea tagged me. So here's 8 random things about my education...

1. I went to Ricks College 2 weeks after I graduated from High School. I got accepted for the Fall only if I started in the summer.

2. I took a Bowling class my first semester at Ricks. It was the best. I still don't know how to keep score- thank goodness for bowling technology!! We had the dance teacher for our teacher so all we did was bowl- EVERYDAY. Then the last day we had a final written test. Didn't do so well on that.

3. I wanted to be a sign language interpreter when I first started. But they didn't have the major at Ricks... so I switched to Broadcasting. Loved it. But haven't done a day of Broadcasting since I graduated.

4. For my radio broadcasting class we had to do 2 shifts a week on the Ricks radio station- KWBH 91.5. We had to play a certain percentage of LDS music and the rest was "normal" music. SO funny. It is so hard to be funny and entertaining when you are sitting in a room by yourself and have no idea who- if anyone is listening. In fact we would have prizes to give away- like Blizzard's and Sandwiches, etc and often no one would call in... so I would call my roommates and tell them to call in. Ha ha. Once I even pretended to be my roommate because no one was calling into my friends show. (employees weren't allowed to win!)

5. I had an evening show with my friend Jeff called "Top 20 countdown with Jeff & Shelley" or something like that! But we couldn't play very many of the top 20 songs- because they had references to breaking the word of wisdom or law of chastity.

6. I applied and got rejected to BYU 3 times. I really wanted to go... but now- I am glad that it worked out how it did.

7. I went to BYU-IDAHO after my mission and LOVED it. I decided to major in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (Home Ec) because of my mission (long story). I was a little hesitant because I didn't want to be in all girl classes. But that ended up being the best thing ever. I loved my classes.

8. My Master's is the next step... but I just have to decide where and what in. Too many choices.

I thought that would be hard to think of 8... but now I wish it was a higher number because there is still so much to share!! Ahh... the memories. I am going to Rexburg on Thursday and am so excited to see everything and everyone (that is still there). It will be hard to leave.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sorry once again for taking so long to post. My sister came to visit and were busy hanging out in NYC, DC, Chicago and all the Targets, Kohl's and Chipotle's that we could find. More about that later ( I left my camera in Virginia so it is being mailed to me...) but until then- a little piece of heaven-
Cheesy Biscuits

I was first introduced to these in South Carolina. Kind of an interesting story but I will spare you the details. I actually didn't eat them because I was too full from the HUGE baked potato I ordered but my friend Ben ate them and raved about how delicious they were. So I googled them and found a recipe- tried them out... and have been in love ever since. I seriously have made them for every dinner party/ bbq I have gone to since the big discovery. And now I share them with you. They are sweet- which I didn't expect. The original recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar- but I tried putting a little less and they are just as good. I even made it with splenda and it is also good. I would recommend cheddar cheese rather than mozzarella- not as much flavor with the mozzarella- and I have yet to try it with sharp cheddar but I am sure that is even more flavor. Enough of my rambling... here is the recipe you MUST try... or invite me over for dinner and I will bring them! :)

Cheesy Biscuits (from Jim N’ Nicks)

1 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup milk

1 egg-beaten

4 Tablespoons margarine- softened

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix ingredients dry ingredients together. Mix liquid ingredients together. Mix together until just moist. Pour into greased muffin tin. Bake at 400° for about 20 minutes.

(I have only used mini muffin tins- but I am sure the big ones will work just as well)

Try them and let me know what you think!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I love DQ!

Dairy Queen is having a contest right now where you can win $500 a day. You just have to take a picture of you enjoying a DQ treat. My roomie and I thought we might as well try so we went last night and tried the cone trick my sister Jill taught me years ago. We posted the picture and I just got an email that we won! $500! Yippee! I can't believe it. My love for DQ continues...
check this out to see our big win!!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Crunchy Poppyseed Chicken Salad

I fed the sister missionaries last night and wanted to make something simple, delicious and nutritious. I really liked it. I got this recipe from the free recipe magazine from Kraft. In Canada it is What's Cooking and Food & Family in the U.S. (click on the name to get your copy today) If you aren't getting it- you need to!

It calls for 2 red peppers... I changed my recipe to 1 and actually didn't even put in 1/2. I don't like peppers though- so do as you wish.

Crunchy Poppyseed Chicken Salad

4 cups broccoli slaw

1 large red pepper- thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

4 medium carrots- shredded (about 2 cups)

1 can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits-drained

6 oz chicken breast- cooked and cut up

1/2 cup Poppyseed dressing

1/4 cup cashews

Combine all ingredients except dressing and cashews in large bowl.

Add dressing. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with cashews before serving.

There is some leftover so I think I will go eat some right now! Enjoy!

It's time for change...

I thought that since I was bored with my blog, you would be too. So here is my latest adventure... a food blog. I like to try to recipes and it is always fun to get new recipes. Here we go! Happy eating!!