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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...

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread Ingredients 1 stick softened butter 1 c. sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts...

Spicy Fish Tacos with Corn and Radish Salsa

Spicy Fish Tacos with Corn and Radish Salsa

Spicy Fish Tacos with Corn and Radish Salsa Ingredients for Salsa 2 cups cooked corn kernels 1/2 cup diced red onion 1/2 cup diced radishes 1/2 cup diced green pepper 1 c. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine 1 Tablespoon olive oil Juice and zest of one lime 1 tsp....

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...

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...

3:16 Challenge

3:16 Challenge

Hi all - These days of quarantine have been challenging and I know many of you are serving our communities on the front line.  THANK YOU !  I wanted to offer a bit of encouragement. I started a challenge.  It is called the 3:16 Challenge  Why 3:16?  It is in reference...

Mixed Berry Muffins

Mixed Berry Muffins

In my latest blog post I talk about sharing your story. This recipe was given to me by a neighbor when I lived in Indiana. She brought them to my house as a " welcome to the neighborhood " gift. They were delicious and just what I needed to feel like I could begin a...

The Importance of a Story

The Importance of a Story

I love going to the movies! I enjoy the story telling and the cinematography , the music , and of course the popcorn and Milk Duds.  I enjoy laughing and I must confess I cry easily too.  That is the beauty of a great story, it evokes a myriad of emotion....

The Reason

The Reason

I am extroverted by nature and love spending time with lots of people. I am energized by the crowd.  Sometimes; however, when I spend a lot of time with people and have lots of different conversations, I have a hard time winding down and falling asleep. ...

Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad Dissolve :  1 Large box of orange jello in 1/2 c. boiling water Add:  1/2 c. orange juice - pulp free Let cool Then add: 1 lb. of cranberries, finely chopped ( use a blender or food processor) 1 1/2 c. pineapple tidbits , drained 1c. chopped...

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