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Wheat Thins Cream Cheese Hot Pepper Jelly Spread the cream cheese over the wheat thins and top it with the hot pepper jelly. Very tasty, easy and pretty to entertain with guest. Enjoy! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cooking

Drunk Driving

Today I found out that one of my good friend’s mother was taken by a drunk driver. He had to watch his own mother die and there was nothing he could do. She was simply taken away from her family due to someone’s irresponsible actions. This sickens me!!! How many people need to die in order for people to stop driving drunk? If you know of anyone that drinks drunk, please take the time to stop them. It could save a life. In the mean time, my friend is left without a mother. He will never again be able to talk to her, never again be able to hug her, never again be able to look into her eyes and see that unconditional love. Please please please do not drive … Read entire article »

Filed under: Knowledge, Life Changes

Motherhood

Looking at cute clothes, adorable shoes and cool toys seems to make motherhood seem awesome. What about the late night screaming, poop on the rug and the constant need to suck on your boobs? Is that as awesome and exciting as you thought it would be? Well I would like the think that the answer is yes. Motherhood seems to range from extremely blessed to overly frustrated, but at the end of the day, it is apparently all worth it. Take time to enjoy every minute you have with your little one! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Being Happy

Happy 2011

It’s a new year… time to make some changes (if needed)! Start the year off by doing something nice for someone. Get goals for 2011. Make small changes that lead to big results. As for myself, I don’t like to set unattainable goals, but rather small baby steps that I can accomplish. When I have reached that goal, I then increase the goal. This year a goal that I have set is to eat better. My step baby step is to cut back on carbs – not completely – baby steps!  I hope whatever you are trying to obtain this year is reachable and you are able to obtain it! Happy 2011! Make a difference! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Being Happy, Emotional Health

Tis The Season!

Tis the season to be THANKFUL! Take time out of your busy day to reflect on everything you are thankful for… Remember that no matter how bad you think you might have it, someone else has it worse. Be thankful for everything around you. I am truly thankful for my family and friends. I have an amazing husband who is my best friend. I couldn’t be any happier with him in my life. I am thankful for my wonderful parents, great sister, cute nieces and nephew, awesome in-laws, and everyone else that is in my life. Tis the season to appreciate, and I truly appreciate everything and everyone! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Being Happy, Being Healthy, Emotional Health

Thanksgiving!

It is almost Thanksgiving and I couldn’t be any happier! Thanksgiving is a time for family (and friends) to come together and give thanks. I have so much to be thankful for this year. I have a wonderful family, and amazing friends. I am thankful for my health, wealth and wisdom. Remember this year that there is more to Thanksgiving than just the pumpkin pies and turkey. Give thanks! … Read entire article »

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Holiday Season!

It’s that time! Time for family gatherings, holiday baking, and of course decorating! I love this time of the year. I decorate my home very early to help get into the spirit. When I think of the holidays I think about being with family. Family togetherness for my family means cooking a lot of yummy foods! We all sit around listening to Christmas music while stuff our faces and then just enjoy the company. Stay tuned for some of my favorite holiday recipes!!! … Read entire article »

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Reduce Ovarian Cancer By Eating These Foods:

I just watched Dr. Oz and it was very informative today. He said that by eating the following foods, you can reduce your chances of getting ovarian cancer: 1.) Breakfast – Oatmeal 2.) Lunch – Spinach(or any bright colored vegetable – kale, tomatoes, etc) 3.) Dinner – Broccoli or cauliflower He also stated that by taking birth control pills for more than 5 years will reduce your chances of getting ovarian cancer by 50%! Check out more on this topic at http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/reduce-your-risk-ovarian-cancer … Read entire article »

Filed under: Being Healthy

What’s for dinner tonight? Beef Stew!

Ingredients 2 pounds stew beef 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cups beef stock  1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic, peeled or 2 teaspoons of minced garlic  1 medium onion, sliced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika Dash ground allspice or ground cloves 3 large carrots, sliced 2 tablespoons cornstarch Brown meat in hot oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika, and allspice. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.  Add carrots and cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch until smooth. Mix with a little hot liquid and return mixture to pot. Stir and cook until bubbly. (Can add a pack of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix for more flavor.) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Recipes

Scallops and Bacon Pasta

Ingredients 4-6 slices bacon 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 12 large scallops (wash and pat dry) 1/2 cup dry white wine 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes thinly sliced 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons butter (room temperature) 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 (8 ounce) package angel hair pasta (can use whole wheat pasta) salt and black pepper to taste Directions Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat. Turn occasionally until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon. Chop the bacon. Set aside. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil for the pasta. While water is coming to a boil, heat olive oil in a large skillet at high heat. Pan-fry the scallops until browned (about 2 minutes per side). Remove scallops  and place on a plate. Stir the angel hair pasta into the boiling water. Cook … Read entire article »

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