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Easy Holiday Punch

Easy Holiday Punch

2 Qt Cranberry/Mango Juice 2 Qt. Pulp Free Orange Juice 2 Liter 7 Up For Garnish 2 Mandarin Oranges 2 Limes 1/2 c. Pomegranate seeds 1/2 c. Fresh Cranberries Fresh Rosemary Sprigs In large punch bowl combine juices and 7 Up.  Add ice Then slice oranges and...

Are you over watered?

Are you over watered?

Over watered - Is that really a thing?  Those of you who know me know that I love to work in my garden and take care of my house plants.  It is very common for me to have friends ask me questions about caring for plants so I wasn’t surprised when I received a text...

White Chocolate Berry Pie  Copy

White Chocolate Berry Pie Copy

White Chocolate Berry Pie YOU WILL NEED: One Pie Crust - Baked and cooled ( I like to use the Pillsbury crust that you roll out and bake) 5 squares of Baker’s White Chocolate 2 Tablespoons of Milk 4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened 1/3 C. Powdered Sugar 1 Teaspoon Grated...

Yummy Fruit Salad  Copy

Yummy Fruit Salad Copy

  YUMMY FRUIT SALAD   I love having people over in the summer to enjoy the garden and a back yard BBQ. I like to keep the menu simple so there is more time to visit with our guests and enjoy the music, conversation and lawn games.  A trip to the farmers...

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken  Copy

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Copy

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken An easy and flavorful chicken recipe.  Prepare the Rosemary and Garlic Rub first. Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped Rosemary 2 Tablespoons - Greek plain yogurt 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1...

Stuffed Peppers  Copy

Stuffed Peppers Copy

Stuffed Peppers Ingredients: 6 Bell Peppers ( any color) 1 1/2 lb. ground turkey 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 2 15 oz. can of Italian diced tomatoes 1 8 oz. package of sliced mushrooms 1 c. uncooked rice 1 c. water salt and...

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting  Copy

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Copy

Carrot Cake is one of my favorite desserts.  It is so easy to make and always looks great and tastes delicious.  To make life easy, I dump all the ingredients into my Kitchen Aid and turn it on.  I also use baby food carrots for the pureed carrot part.  You can also...

Laughter is Good For the Soul  Copy

Laughter is Good For the Soul Copy

I sat in the parking lot of the post office on a cold winter morning.  I could see the long line from where I sat in my car and I was feeling grumpy about the anticipated wait.  I had a heavy heart.    Grey skies loomed overhead replacing the normal bright blue skies...

Fresh Strawberry Muffins  Copy

Fresh Strawberry Muffins Copy

Fresh Strawberry Muffins I love these fresh strawberry muffins.  They remind me of when my kiddos were little.  My friend Mary, who lived across the street from me, gave me this recipe.  Actually she brought them over to my house one summer morning with a small...

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies  Copy

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies Copy

I have tried to make other cookies at Christmas time, but my family won't cooperate.  🙂   This is our recipe given to me over 20 years ago by my friend Angela.  Have fun making them with your family. Obviously, this recipe is not low calorie but it does make...

Easy Chicken Pesto and Linguine

Easy Chicken Pesto and Linguine

Easy Chicken Pesto and Linguine Preheat oven to 400˚F  Place chicken breasts in a baking dish, Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste Drizzle with olive oil Spread pesto on each chicken breast *( see blog for fresh basil pesto recipe) Layer sliced Roma tomatoes...

Fresh Basil Pesto

Fresh Basil Pesto

Pesto Ingredients : 3 c. fresh basil leaves 1/3 c. pine nuts 1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese 3 cloves garlic, pressed 1/2 c. olive oil fresh lemon juice ( 1/2 lemon, squeezed) 1 tsp. Italian seasoning salt and pepper to taste Directions: In food processor or blender...

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

PEACH COBBLER Ingredients: 5 peaches , peeled, cored and sliced (about 4 cups) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon lemon juice For the Cobbler batter: 6 Tablespoons of unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoon baking...

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa 1 16 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped into small pieces 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped  1 1/2 pounds of peaches, peeled and diced 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 tsp....

Life Lessons from Breast Cancer

Life Lessons from Breast Cancer

Fourteen years !  That is how long I have been cancer free.  A lot has happened in those fourteen years.  A lot of life… to quote a favorite song of mine from Jimmy Buffet - “some of it magic, some of it tragic, but I’ve had a good life along the way.” Lying in the...

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken An easy and flavorful chicken recipe.  Prepare the Rosemary and Garlic Rub first. Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped Rosemary 2 Tablespoons - Greek plain yogurt 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1...

A Legacy Only God Could Imagine

A Legacy Only God Could Imagine

  The melodic sound of the violin bow dancing across the strings has always been a part of my life.  The background music to so many memories.  It began when I was a little girl and I would sit and listen to my grandpa practice his violin for hours.  I would...

Positive and Impactful Leadership

Positive and Impactful Leadership

This Covid 19 experience…It is weird and uncomfortable and at times overwhelming.  It is freeing, it is comfortable and at times amazing.  Yes, that describes my life right now in the midst of this pandemic.  It has provided a wide range of emotion and experience.  It...

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Ingredients 1 1/2  pounds lean ground beef 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups chunky salsa 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce 1 can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chilies 1 package...

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