Friday, September 24, 2010

Hold on to your hats!  We'll be sailing soon!

canoe.jpg Canoe image by Twilightfire24


I will be moving this Titanic, Vessel, Pontoon ... ok - one man float...  to the other side.

Other side you say?   We're, I"m exporting to  - WORDPRESS ~ sounds scary doesn't it?

For some reason BLOGGER is having an issue with comments.   I've had several emails saying they can't post a reply!  Enough of that!  I want to move somewhere, so you can tell me how much my recipes s*ck!  Any comment would be a good one!!

When you log-on to this site you should be redirected.

Don't listen to Maxine...  Heeee~
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Artichoke Spinach Dip

Artichoke Spinach Dip
Printable Recipe

1 - 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
1 - 9 oz.bag fresh baby spinach, chopped
1-1/2 cups fresh Parmesan cheese, grated and divided
1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup light sour cream
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1 - large garlic clove, minced
1 - Tablespoon minced onion
2 -pinches red pepper flakes
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Paprika, to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine the artichokes, spinach, 1 &1/4 of Parmesan cheese, 1&1/4 cups of Monterey Jack cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, garlic, onion, red pepper flakes and salt & pepper in a large bowl mix well.

3. Spoon artichoke mixture into a 1-1/2- quart baking dish.  Sprinkle the remaining cheeses on top, and then sprinkle with paprika.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Serve warm with tortilla or pita chips, crackers or vegetables.

Recipe adapted from: Browneyedbaker

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Avocado Mask for your Hair

AvocadoImage via Wikipedia

I told you that I'd post something healthy!   Although, this is for your hair.  :)

Do you have an avocado and olive oil?

Here's the recipe for soft, silky hair.

Blend 1 ripe avocado & 1/2 tsp of olive oil until smooth, then work mixture into damp hair with comb. (or with your hands)  Pop on a plastic shower cap, (or wrap hair in plasticwrap) and let sit 30 min.

Rinse and shampoo as usual.

From: First for Women Magazine

*The avocado's abundant vitamin E and essential fatty acids will nourish damaged hair and leave it smooth and silky.*

My Testimonial 

Oh my gosh!  There is nothing like the feeling of smashed up avocado on your head. It's ooey -gooey, squishy, mushy, nasty and gross ... you get the idea.   :)   ICK!  Just be sure not to accidentally drop some on the bathroom floor.  It doesn't look that good - if you know what I mean.  YIKES!

Pros: It does leave your hair very smooth, sleek and silky.  I'm actually very impressed! Will I use it again? Yes!

Cons: It's very messy and it looks gross.  I've never liked the way guacamole looks, so what can I say?? hee-hee!

TIP!   Be sure to Puree the avocado until it's very smooth, and just when you think it's smooth enough... pulse it a time or two more.  JUST MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO CLUMPS!  

I will never buy a deep conditioner again!!  Just use avocados and olive oil!  Deep conditioning at it's best for about a buck.

Reflecting back:  When I was young, many moons ago, my mother would drench her hair in olive oil and wrap it up with saran wrap.  I laughed. Only because,  I really couldn't understand why she did it.   Boy, if she could have seen me tonight.  HAH!   I know now - hair tends to get dryer as we age. :)

I'm calling her tomorrow and telling her my new found secret.  I think she'll return the laugh!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

What's for Dinner?

Doesn't the tommy-toe tomato look appetizing?  Yum!   It's the only thing I found this afternoon that didn't contain any fats. 

That being said ....

I went to the doctor this week.  It was just for an annual check-up.  Well, my triglycerides are high.  Basically meaning that I can't eat nothing fattening,  I mean good.  Don't you feel sorry for me?  Well, thanks.  :-)

I've been looking online for foods to stay away from.  I found out that you should stay away from: saturated fats and trans fats.  Which are basically found in everything from A to Z.  You can tell I'm whining, can't ya?

So, within the next few weeks I will try to post some healthy recipes.  I'm typing that and thinking of biscuit roll-ups.  Geeesh, what is wrong with me?  What are biscuit roll-ups?  It's just biscuit dough rolled out.  Then you put browned sausage on top along with CHEESE sauteed onions, bell peppers, red peppers.  (just whatever you like) roll it up and cut into slices bake until done.  Ok, now, my eyes are glazed over just thinking about it. *snap out-of-it*

Instead we need to think about oatmeal, and cereal that tastes like hay.   

One more thing ....  

I don't even want to talk about fish oil capsules?  Exactly how do they excrete oils from fish? *I'm fainting* 

Yes, the doctor told me to start taking fish oil capsules.  I can't  make myself look at them in the vitamin isle.   eeekkkk!  woe-is-me.

I want a hot dog!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day and Fall

I hope everyone had a Happy Labor Day!

I know we did.  We met some old friends that we haven't seen in a while.  We  laughed and had a great time.  We talked about everything from kitty cats to how to solve the World's problems.

We've come to a conclusion though ... we'd rather stay in the country ...  listening to waterfalls, enjoying the wildlife, mountains and all that the country has to offer..  Ahhh, the country life.

In the upcoming weeks (as time permits) - I'm going to be decorating my blog for Fall.  Hey wait.  Let me say that again Fall, Fall, Fall - yes! It's about time, don't you think?  We've had such a hot summer in the south - I'm ready for pumpkins, black cats, watching the leaves change colors - the crispness in the air.  And everything that Fall entails for us.

Change baby, change!
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