February 1, 2012

Olive Cheese Bread

I found this olive cheese bread from Pioneer Woman, and knew I had to make it!! I love olives, cheese and bread so much, i knew it had to be good! 

*Recommendation- I love olives, green and black, but it made the bread a little salty for my liking, so I would recommend using half of the black and green olives it calls for.

1 loaf of French/Italian bread 
6 oz. of green olives with Pimientos (use half if you don't want it as salty)
6 oz. of black olives (again use half, if you prefer)
2 green onions
1 stick of butter, room temperature
1/2 c mayonnaise
1 1/2 c grated Monterey Jack Cheese

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Roughly the black and green olives, and thinly slice the 2 green onions.

Combine the room temperature butter, mayo, cheese, olives and onions in a mixing bowl. Stir together until combined.

Slice your bread lengthwise, and put on a baking sheet.

Spread mixture on top of sliced bread. Use all of the mixture, it will look like a lot but will melt into the bread.

Bake on 325 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.

Slice up into pieces, and enjoy!


Barbie Art

For the 50th anniversary of Barbie (which was in 2009), Jocelyne Grivaud, a French artist, recreated masterpieces from classic art using the famous face of Barbie herself.  Jocelyne stated that these images are her personal contribution as a Birthday present to her mascot, Barbie.  I think that if anyone out there had a Barbie growing up you can appreciate these works of art, I know that we all did very much so!

Barbie vs. Picasso
Dora Maar Portrait (1937)

Barbie vs. Nefertiti
The Egyptian Museum in Berlin

Barbie vs. Warhol
Fifteen Minutes of Fame (1960's)

Barbie vs. Man Ray
Le Violon d'Ingres (1925)

Saved the best for last! I want this hanging in my office next to original Bob

Barbie vs. Glaser
Bob Dylan Poster (1974)

Check out the site for more work of Jocelyne Grivaud, she has some really unique work.  I mean statue of Liberty - Barbie edition... unreal. 

This post is dedicated to my cousin, she taught me all about Barbie and the doll will forever remind me of her xoxo.