sponsor welcome

I am so excited to introduce you all to my newest sponsor, Sweet Olivia. Originally I saw Sweet Olivia on another blog that I follow and fell in love with her B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L handmade creations and decided that all my lovely readers could not live without her. Take a peek at some of these G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S tutus she offers...............



I am so impressed with the selection at Sweet Olivia. This little boutique offers everything  your little girls heart desires from headbands to bows to flip flops. AND of course, my favorite part, everything is handmade with love. Have a glimpse at a few of these adorable handmade accessories..........




AND I always save the B*E*S*T news for last................................Sweet Olivia has so kindly offered to sponsor a giveaway in the coming weeks right here on bouffe e bambini...........HIP HIP HURRAY............So help me show Sweet Olivia a very warm welcome and hop on over to her gorgeous boutique and start picking out your favorites. 
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Rue La La

I just joined this website a couple days ago and thought I would share with you all in case you are as big of a sucker for a good deal as I am. It's called Rue La La and they offer designer goodies at cheap prices. At any given time you can shop from about 6 boutiques and then they change every 2 days. They offer home decor, fashion and jewelry. Interesting!!! 

So, the deal is that if you sign up they will give you $20 dollars credit toward any of the boutiques. It takes one day to show up as credit so don't worry if it's not there immediately. It's by invitation only so click HERE to join.

I just ordered a pair of skinny jeans from Paige Denim as an incentive present to myself to loose all this DREADED pregnancy weight. After being pregnant for 2 years straight it's safe to say I am SICK AND TIRED of being the round girl!!! I miss being a size 6 and bopping around in high heels. Watch out because as soon as this baby comes out, I'm getting down to serious business.

Please take moment to have a *peek* at my  GIVEAWAYS. I only feature gorgeous, handmade giveaways on my blog. Everything is beautiful. You will not be disappointed. I promise!!!
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banana bread sunday

This morning I woke up dreaming of banana bread and luckily because I've been a baking fool lately I had all the ingredients. I didn't even have to bother with the grocery store. I love this recipe. It came from an issue of Savuer magazine. It's wonderful because it forms a delightful sugary crust but is super moist and dense on the inside. Mmmmm......I love it. Plus it's really easy and impossible to mess up. I've made it so many times I often don't really follow the recipe properly and it always comes out great. I love how it fills the house with sweetness.

Please take moment to have a *peek* at my  GIVEAWAYS. I only feature gorgeous, handmade giveaways on my blog. Everything is beautiful. You will not be disappointed. I promise!!!

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white truffle oil mac n' cheese

Yesterday is was so cold and rainy and had been craving a good mac n' cheese so I made white truffle oil mac n' cheese. It was D*I*V*I*N*E.  Please make this! It's so delicious. It's good for your soul. I'm sure of it. I decided that if this batch came out good I would make it again with shitake mushrooms and lobster........Ugh......how scrumptious does that sound?
Ingredients: 
1/2 loaf french bread (stale or not)
2 toes minced garlic
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound grated sharp white cheddar
1 pound grated Fontina
1 pound cavappi pasta (spiral macaroni pasta)
3 tablespoons white truffle oil (you can buy this on amazon)
1/2 cup flour
1 cup cream
3 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil

Recipe: 
Breadcrumbs first: You must make your own breadcrumbs for this dish. I have tried with and without homemade and the difference is HUGE!! Take your 1/2 loaf of french bread, it can be stale or fresh. Give it a rough chop, then put it in the cuisinart for a couple pulses. Now put 3 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp oil in large frying pan and add garlic over medium heat. Saute about 1 min and add bread crumbs. Stir until crumbs are slightly toasted about 5 minuets. Set aside.
Boil your pasta water, don't forget to add salt ans grate your cheese. Now in a medium saucepan your going to make a little roux. Heat butter and olive oil until melted over medium/medium high heat then add flour and whisk. Now slowly add cream and milk whisking in between. Heat mixture and whisk until desired thickness. Now in a large pot, I use the pasta water pot mix cream sauce, grated cheese and cooked pasta. Now add the truffle oil and mix well. Transfer to cooking dish and top with breadcrumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minuets. And ENJOY! I promise you will!





Please take a moment to have a look at my GIVEAWAYS. I only feature gorgeous handmade things on my blog! You will not be disappointed. I promise!!
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the pumpkin patch




Please have a look at my GIVEAWAYS while your here! I only feature G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S handmade things. You will NOT be disappointed. I PROMISE!!!
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Beingmadenew GIVEAWAY

I am so pleased and delighted to introduce you all to one of my new favorite Etsy shops, Beingmadenew.  Shop owner Lindsey so generously sent over this G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S little Pillowcase dress and matching hat for me to review. I was so excited, I squealed with delight when I opened the precious little package.
I adore the fabric. It really couldn't be any cuter and it's 100% cotton which is a must for my babies. It's adorned with a big, soft, luxurious pink satin ribbon. The matching hat is soft and very stretchy which I love. I never want anything to be too tight or uncomfortable. The hat also comes with an adorable Gerber daisy hair clip which is removable so your little darling can wear it lots of different ways. Just look how adorable this is............


Beingmadenew also offers rompers, leg warmers, tutu's, jewelry, accessories and anything else your heart desires. There's even something  for little boys too. 
SOOOOOOOoooooo, the best part about all of this is that she has so generously offered to giveaway $15 dollars store credit good towards anything in her shop. Just look at a few of the adorable things you could snap up if you win.........






BUY IT................Go to Beingmadenew and shop around!!

WIN IT........ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY........RULES TO ENTER:

THE PRIZE: $15 dollars toward A*N*Y*T*H*I*N*G in her shop!!! OPEN WORLDWIDE!!!!

 MANDATORY ENTRYGo visit Beingmadenew and tell me what your favorite item in her store is (good for one entry. leave one comment).

WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN? for addition entries:
1. Become a fan of  Beingmadenew on Facebook and comment on her wall telling her bouffe e bambini sent you (good for one entry. leave one comment)
2. Become a fan of bouffe e bambini on Facebook
3. Enter to win one of my other GIVEAWAYS and comment back here which one you entered
4. Tweet this post:  Enter to win GORGEOUS handmade boutique items http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/10/beingmadenew-giveaway.html (one entry, leave one comment)
5.Post this link to your blog or facebook page http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2010/10/beingmadenew-giveaway.html(one entry, leave one comment)

You MUST be 18 years or older to enter
Giveaway OPEN WORLDWIDE
You MUST leave separate comments for each entry and please leave don't forget to leave your email address
Giveaway will be open until Friday November 5th at mignight
One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by me via email
GOOD LUCK!!!!!


If you like this giveaway please come check out my others. ALL myGIVEAWAYS are handmade and GORGEOUS!!! 

please, please................DO NOT comment here if your NOT entering the giveaway. THANK YOU:)

sponsor welcome

I am so excited and delighted to introduce you all to my newest sponsor, B:MOD Designs. Shop owner Sandra makes the most A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E leg warmers you've ever seen. She also offers matching onesies and skirts. 
These are definitely NOT your grandmother's leg warmers. HIP. MODERN. FUNKY. COOL. These leg warmers are show stoppers!!!! Love. Love. Love.  
I tried to pick out my favorite pair today and it took me 20 minuets because I couldn't decide on just one pair.
Look at some of these matching leg warmer, onesie sets! S*O  C*U*T*E!!! 


One of my favorite features is that these leg warmers fit babies, toddlers, tween and teens!!! SO VERSATILE!!! I love that! They are great for protecting baby's knees when crawling, they make diaper changing a breeze, and help keep little legs warm.  They are great for boys and girls both!!! Look how ridiculously C*U*T*E these are!!!!

Please help me show B:MOD Designs a very W*A*R*M welcome and go browse around her Etsy shop or her new website and start picking out your favorites because GUESS WHAT????? 
You guessed it..............She has offered to do a GIVEAWAY in thenext couple weeks!!!! You do not want to miss this one so stay tuned. 
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cauliflower ziti

 I love the flavor combination of this dish. It's sweet and savory and wonderful. On Saturday at our local farmer's market I picked up some cauliflower. The farmer has lime green and white so opted for the green just to have a little fun. That's what's featured in this dish.
Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower cut into 1 inch pieces
half a bunch of mint thinly sliced
1/4 cup pine nuts
1-2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
1 red onion diced
2 toes garlic sliced
1/4 cup golden raisins
a few slices pancetta diced
1 pound ziti
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
Pecorino Romano cheese for grating 
Recipe:
In a large frying pan saute with olive oil onions, garlic, and pancetta for a couple minuets then add red pepper flakes pine nuts, raisins and cauliflower. Let cauliflower brown and cook for about 10-15 minuets then add the mint. When cauliflower is tender, add the cooked ziti and a couple tablespoons of past water and toss. Garnish with fresh grated Pecorino and serve.

Please take a moment to enter my G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y*S. All my giveaways are handmade and gorgeous!!! You will not be disappointed. I promise:)
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another "mom" dinner

I have an ongoing joke with myself every time I make baked chicken. I always say, "oh, this is such a MOM dinner" There's nothing wrong with a standard mom meal. I just fantasize that I will always be whipping up exotic, gourmet cuisine so whenever it's baked chicken I feel kinda hokey.
This meal was delicious. I never write out a traditional recipe when I'm posting something like this because I just don't think it needs one.
For this meal we used "purple viking" potatoes. The farmer who grew them said they "were like snow white on the inside". I L*O*V*E  that description.
Coat boneless, skinless chicken breasts with agave nectar (or honey) and roll in a mixture of bread crumbs and 1 tablespoons Tony Chachere's Cajun seasoning (any cajun seasoning). Bake for 45-50 minuets at 375 degrees. For mashed potatoes peel and cube 6 potatoes, boil until tender and mash with 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of cream. I like to mash my potatoes and also put them through a potato ricer. It make them much fluffier. And the baby veggies I just sauteed on medium in butter for about 15 minuets.

Purple Viking Potatoes
After the potato ricer




Also, Please have a look at my GIVEAWAYS. I only feature handmade things and everything is GORGEOUS! You will not be disappointed. I promise:)

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