The Hot Trend in Skull Jewelry

Each season brings a new trend or hot fashion item in jewelry, from different colors of gold, to chunky bracelets, to rows and rows of pearls. One hot trend that seems to have stood many, many seasons and only gets hotter seems to be the trend in finding skulls in jewelry items. Whether you find them on chunky chains or dainty earrings or funky rings, they seem to have a home in haute couture runway walks and every day boardwalk strolls.

Chains, rings, pendants, bracelets … all of these items can be enhanced with a big or small skull accessory. Both women and men can wear skulls with ease, as they are trendy in a lot of different ways. A man can go to the office in a suit and tie and have a small skull pendant on a chain inside his shirt collar, or discreetly on his cufflinks that tell of his weekend warrior ways. Or those that wear the heavy silver chains made of skulls through the day can go with a small bracelet skull pendant when out on a date, that tell of his stylish tastes while dressed handsomely. The options are endless.

For women, you may think that skull pendants or belt buckles are not suited. This is far from true! There are so many purses and dresses that are based on the skull design, and women need the jewelry to coordinate with it. Whether you are adding a large skull pendant to your outfit to complement your skull design purse, or have a skull bracelet prominently featured in your power outfit for work, the skull design is so great to work into your ensemble.

You can find pretty skulls in silver featuring colored jewels for eyes, or gold skulls with diamond eyes, or even a skull with diamonds as teeth. The designs are endless, and can be fit into your wardrobe in so many ways. A jewel encrusted skull pendant will sparkle at your neckline at a club; a silver skull ring with red ruby ​​eyes can catch the eye of anyone as you sit at a café or restaurant. The allure of the skull jewelry is that it is both trendy and a little bit risqué. People tend to look twice when you wear it, especially when you pair it with a really snappy suit or gorgeous dress. The bit of Halloween expression on a bit of jewelry can be a pleasant and trendy surprise when you are not expecting it.

So whether you wear a large silver skull ring to a big board meeting or have dangly earrings that sparkle in the sun on your walk on the boardwalk, the stylish nature of skull jewelry is a hot, hot trend that does not seem to be letting up in any way. Each season seems to have more of the trend for both men and women to enjoy. The beautiful designs can illustrate your fun, chic side, or demonstrate your weekend warrior ways. Trendy …

Hot Dog Stand Recipe – You Can Make Yummy Stadium Style Hot Dogs Right at Home

I made hot dogs the same way pretty much for years. They were always okay, but nothing to brag about. I think maybe in the back of my mind, the lowly wiener was just not important enough to warrant creative input from my imaginative culinary side. Then one day, I decided to try something different.

As a youngster, I was taught to boil the wiener in water, put it in a bun, and squirt various condiments on top. But as I grew and advanced in culinary skills, I knew there had to be a way to improve on this method of cooking a hot dog.

Things that go great with hot dogs are: potato chips, baked beans, coleslaw, or potato salad.

This method of cooking the lowly wiener is now a regular thing around my house. My family loves them, and they really are good. Here's what you'll need:

* All beef wieners (you can eat that other "stuff" if you want, we only eat beef wieners; we also prefer bun length)
* Soft buns (you want fresh buns here, not stale, although you can steam stale buns back to life if you insist on using old bread – I have other uses for old bread such as Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce)
* Hot dog relish
* Sauerkraut
* Diced onions
* Mustard and ketchup
* Kraft shredded mexican style four cheese blend
* Hot dog chili sauce (Castleberry's is our favorite)
* Laura's homemade cole slaw
* Butter
* Tin foil
* Crock-pot
* Cast iron skillet

Now, you do not have to do everything the same way I do it. I am letting everyone know how I do it, and you can adjust as you see fit.

Please note the hot dogs need to spend some time in the crock-pot in order to be good, and the steaming method I mention below is great. Plan properly so the dog packets get to warm and meld inside their "packet" in the hot crock-pot. I usually make the dogs and allow them 45 minutes to an hour in the crock.

  1. About an hour before dinner, turn the crock-pot on low and let it get warm.
  2. Heat up the iron skillet, and add a tablespoon of butter.
  3. Fry the beef wieners in the iron skillet.
  4. When they have a good "fry" on the outside, sort of like you get if you grill them, remove and place inside of a fresh non-stale soft bun (I am very particular about my bread being soft and fresh)
  5. Immediately wrap the assembled bun and wiener in tin foil, sealing all edges.
  6. Place in crock-pot.
  7. Repeat with remaining buns and wieners.
  8. Cover the crock-pot and leave it alone.
  9. Heat up the chili in the microwave or on the stove.
  10. Prepare the other condiments.
  11. Get everything on the table, including drinks, chips, dip, whatever.
  12. Then get out one assembled dog at a time for each diner, keeping the rest in the crock-pot with lid on to