Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Today's Quote

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, March 30, 2015

Today's Quote

I believe, if you look hard, there are
more wonders in this universe than
you could ever have dreamed of.

- Richard Curtis

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Today's Quote

Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.

~ Adam Lindsay Gord

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Today's Quote

I've got nothing to do today but smile.

- Paul Simon

Friday, March 27, 2015

Today's Quote

"You manifest what you believe, not what you want."

- Sonia Ricotti: American author

Two choices.....

Life decisions that people have to make are never simple.
The importance of the initial decision should always be examined over the long run.
Memories made and cherished are sure to be tempered along the way.
Consider the following two choices...
Should I get a Dog...

OR have Children????


Avocado and Tomato Salad

4 cups avocados, diced medium
2 cups grape tomatoes or 2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 cups cucumbers, peeled and diced medium
1 cup red onion, diced small
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
fresh black pepper
Lettuce (if you want)

Toss all ingredients in a bowl and top on a bed of lettuce (if desired)

Makes 8 servings

Old Fashioned Butter Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour two 8 inch x 2 inch baking pans and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add butter, milk, and vanilla. With a hand mixer, beat for 2 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes more.

Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing equally between the pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven.

Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then turn cakes out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Frost with your favorite frosting. I used my favorite chocolate frosting, the one on the back of the Hersey's cocoa can.

"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
1/3 cup milk (plus an additional few drops to make a nice consistency)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting

Creamy Greek Yogurt Alfredo Sauce

Here’s what you’ll need-
2- Tbsp Olive Oil
2- Tbsp Flour
1- Cup Chicken Broth
1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 Cup Milk (I used 2%)
3- tsp Minced Garlic
3/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
salt to taste

In a sauce pan combine olive oil and garlic over medium heat, cook a few minutes and then add flour stirring constantly until nice and bubbly. Add chicken broth while continuing to stir. Turn heat to low and add milk, yogurt, and Parmesan Cheese. Stir until smooth, salt to taste.

Serve over noodles, veggies, whatever you like!!

Melt in your mouth chicken

1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup Greek yogurt -plain
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Spread mixture over chicken breasts, bake at 375 degrees for 45 mins--Absolutely Delish!