• Oct 24

    Freaky Food Friday: Spooky Halloween Recipes

    October 24, 2014 • 10:00 am

     
    Happy FREAKY FOOD FRIDAY everyone!!! I can't believe it's already the WEEK before Halloween!!!! How exciting...one of my favorite times of year!!! HUGE thanks to my always so inspirational bella Tori for mastering the Halloween menu this year...JUST for you!! She has created the SPOOKIEST and YUMMIEST treats for you to share... just in time for Halloween!!! You can thank her later...;)
     
     
     
    Parmesan Snake Breadsticks
     
    Ingredients:
    1/2 recipe of Granny's Buns (on blog) OR 1 package store-bought bread dough
    10 wooden chopsticks
    3/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
    20 whole black peppercorns
     
    Directions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Divide the bread dough into 1/4 cup portions (doesn't have to be precise).  
    3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a long round snake-like shape using your fingers on the surface. Keep one end slightly larger, and taper the other end to a thinner point (the large end will be the head, the tapered end will be the tail).
    4. Wind each 'snake' around an individual chopstick and place on the baking sheet so that the head is on the topside of the stick when placed on the sheet. Repeat with all snakes.
    5. Place 2 peppercorns on the head of each snake to make the eyes, and sprinkle the parmesan cheese on the snakes evenly (and generously).
    6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Swampy Bones
     
    Ingredients:
    1/2 recipe Granny's Buns or 1 package store-bought bread dough
    2 tsp. olive oil
    1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 block light or regular cream cheese
    1/2 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
    1/4 cup light or regular mayonnaise 
    juice of 1/2 lemon
    1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
    1 can of artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
    1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
    salt and pepper to taste
     
    Swamp Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350F
    2. In a small saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat: add onion and garlic and cook just until transparent, about 3 minutes (do not brown the garlic). Remove from heat and cool slightly.
    3. In a medium bowl, combine the onion/garlic mixture, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Using an electric mixer, blend until smooth. Stir in the spinach, artichoke hearts, cheese and salt and pepper until combined.
    4. Place the mixture in an oven-proof casserole dish and bake, uncovered, until it is hot and bubbles around the sides, about 20-30 minutes. Serve warm as a dip with the bones (can also serve with tortilla chips).
     
    Bones Directions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Divide the dough into small 2" balls (approximately a golf ball size).  
    3. Using your hands on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a log approximately the thickness of a finger and about 4" long.  
    4. Tie a knot around each end of the dough to form the end of the bone.  Use your index finger as a 'post' to wrap the dough around, then tuck the end of the dough through the hole created when you pull your finger out.   
    5. Place on baking sheet and let the 'bones'  sit to proof (slightly rise) for 15 minutes.
    Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Mini Mummy Apple Pies
     
    Ingredients:
    Pie Crust 2 large pies (You can use store bought, or if you are feeling ambitious I swear by the Joy of Cooking Pie Crust) 
    5-6 apples, cored, peeled and cut into small pieces (approximately 1/4" x 1")
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
    pinch of salt
    2 Tbsp. flour
    1/4 cup. diced chilled butter
    Plastic or candy eyes
     
    Directions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 350F
    2. Combine the apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, lemon juice, salt and flour in a medium bowl: stir until the apples are coated.  Let sit for 15 minutes to allow the apples to soften.
    3. Divide the apple mixture evenly among miniature pie dishes of your choice.  The number of dishes will depend on their size, but you should get around 6-8 small pies out of the recipe depending on your dish size.  
    4. Distribute the diced butter evenly among the pies.
    5. Roll out the pie crust on a floured surface to 1/4" thickness. Using a sharp knife, cut the crust into strips (you may cut some of them in half as well depending on the size). In a random pattern, lay the strips of dough across each other to form a 'mummy pattern' over the apples, leaving room for the eyes. If you are using candy eyes, you can place the eyes on at this point and overlap the dough so it appears that the eyes are partially covered.  
    6. Trim the crust that is hanging over the edges, place on a cookie sheet, and bake the pies until the inside is bubbling and the crust is lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Once cooled, if you are using the plastic eyes, place where you would like to see the eyes, inserting slightly in or under the crust to give the impression that they are partially covered.
     
     
     
     
    WHAT DO YOU THINK??? Are you as obsessed with Tori as I am?!? Make sure to check out her blog Fraiche Nutrition for more healthy recipe ideas...trust me...you won't be dissapointed!!!!! 
     
     
    xo
    Jilly

     

     

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  • Oct 23

    JH For Priv Rhonda Hat Giveaway!!!

    October 23, 2014 • 9:00 am

    I love this hat SO much and I REALLY don't want anyone to miss it...SO I've decided to give it to one of YOU to see for yourselves how AMAZING it truly is!!! It can fit anyones head....it's ADJUSTABLE!!!!! And it can spice up any outfit or hide ANY bad hair day...sounds pretty good to me!!! This hat is seriously going to be my ULTIMATE fall accessory this year...oh wait..it already is!!!! 

    Trust me...you'll want to get your paws on one of these before they're gone!!!!!! It's the perfect accessory for ANYONE'S wardrobe!

     

     
     

    ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

     

     

    xo

    Jilly

     

     

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  • Oct 22

    Rowena's Inn on the River getaway!!!

    October 22, 2014 • 10:00 am

    ahhhhhh...There's something about close to home vacations that always seems to amaze me. I don't know if it's the short travel time, the stress free life style, or the relaxing feeling you get almost anywhere in BC. Rowena's Inn on the River is DEFINITELY at the top of my list for quick and easy getaway's. No matter what the case...I always leave feeling relaxed and rejuvinated...exactly what the doctor ALWAYS orders!!!! As most of you may know Justin and I spent our 2 year anniversary here and we loved it so much..we had to come back...AND I can't wait to go back again!!! If you've never been you MUST add it to the bucket list!!!

    I love it here SOOOO much that I want one of my lovely followers to have the same experience.....SOOOO I am giving away...TWO nights in a historical room or luxury cottage at Rowena's Inn on the River!!!! They are always SO accomodating and include a welcoming plate upon arrival, country breakfast for two each morning, and dinner for two at River's Edge...AMAZING right!?!?

    BONUS.. if you visit in November there is an Eagle Festival with bald eagle viewings right at Rowena's private gazebo....COOL!!!! AND if you visit in December you can watch the eagles along the banks of the River while dining in their NEW candelight fireside experience!!!! Whoever the lucky winner is will have a tough time deciding when to go...or maybe even choose both!!!! Trust me...this place is worth checking out with or without winning the getaway!

    While you're in the area you might as well check out the Harrison Hot Springs...my massage was unforgettable and I DEFINITELY recommend it as the cherry on top of a perfect getaway!!!

     

    ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

     

    Getaway expires once the Eagle's leave...December 30th, 2014!!!

    GOOD LUCK everyone and ENJOY!!!

     

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Oct 21

    JH for PRIV Shay Sweater Giveaway!!!

    October 21, 2014 • 9:00 am

    SOOOOO….as most of you know, my Jillian Harris for Privilege clothing line launched YESTERDAY...if you haven't already, it's definitely worth checking out!!! I am sooooo excited for all of the pieces to trickle into your closets that I wanted to GIVE one of you one of my FAVORITE pieces from the collection...THE SHAY SWEATER!!! Isn't it cute!?!?

     

     

    To WIN...simply complete the steps below!! The more steps you complete...the more entries you receive!!! EASY PEASY...right!? Contest closes Friday, October 24th at 5PM PST! GOOD LUCK MY LOVES!!!

     

    ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

     

    Join in on the buzz and excitement on Instagram and Twitter with #JHforPriv

    xo

    Jilly

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  • Oct 20

    Jillian Harris for Privilege Launch!!!!!!

    October 20, 2014 • 9:00 am

    AHHHHHH!!! The moment we've ALL been waiting for is FINALLY HERE!!! As of RIGHT NOW the Jillian Harris for Privilege Fall/Holiday Collection is LIVE and available to purchase online!!!!!!!

    This collection was curated with ALL OF YOU in mind, making fashion affordable and versatile for everyone. This collection is so close to my heart that for a change I wanted to share some personal behind the scenes shots. These blooper pictures seriously make my heart go round...thank you Janis for being so amazing and hilarious as always!!!! AND...one small tidbit...can you believe that this entire shoot came together in my tiny little LIVING ROOM!!!! Anything is seriously possible and I feel like this is just the beginning!!! 

    KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED TOMORROW!!!! We wil be GIVING away one of my special pieces to one of YOU!! You won't want to miss it so make sure to check back!!!! BUT for now head over to my SHOP tab, grab your wallet, coffee, and get shopping!!!!!!

     

    Join in on the buzz, excitement, and updates on Instagram and Twitter with #JHforPriv

    xo

     

    Jilly

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  • Oct 17

    Lotta Love Contest

    October 17, 2014 • 12:00 pm

     


    One of my lucky followers will get the chance to win the Lotta Love rug!!! All you have to do is follow the easy steps by clicking the contest button below!! GOOD LUCK!!!

     

    Contest!!

    xo

    Jilly

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