Monthly Archives: March 2017

Heavenly Treats

These healthy snacks are  so easy to make it’s almost sinful!  They’re easy to cut into bite-sized pieces for little fingers, and they’re filling – so a little goes a long way! Slice a banana lengthwise  Cover with peanut butter (creamy or chunky) Sprinkle with shredded coconut Top with chocolate chips and small pieces of strawberries and they […]

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The Scoop On Ions

I’ve always loved a good thunderstorm!  The sound of the rain on the windows can be both exciting and soothing.  There’s just something so cleansing about the earth after a good rain.  It’s undeniable.  When I learned about positive and negative ions, I realized why. What is an ion? Ions are molecules that have gained or […]

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“Let your food be your medicine, let your medicine be your food.” ~ Hippocrates

I Love Garlic!  I’m not going to deny it.  I really can’t get enough of it.  Honestly,  is there anyone alive who doesn’t love fresh homemade garlic bread right out of the oven?  Or the smell of garlic sautéing in a pan?  When I was a teenager I wouldn’t eat garlic because I was afraid of […]

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Defining Dense With Photos

via Photo Challenge: Dense

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Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

It’s hard for me to believe it’s been one year to the day since I last visited The Nashville Zoo.  What an absolutely glorious place!  From the moment you get out of your car your senses are greeted with the sounds of exotic creatures and jungle music.  The staff is helpful and enthusiastic!  The exhibits are […]

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Basic Chicken Cutlets

1 cup flour 1 cup Italian bread crumbs 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese salt & pepper to taste 2 large thinly sliced chicken cutlets Separate flour and bread crumbs into separate plates.  In a bowl mix milk, egg, cheese & salt & pepper.  Coat cutlet in flour, then egg mixture, […]

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Ah Green!

There is truly no other color that captures the feeling of Spring like the color green.  To close your eyes and picture the color green will bring visions of budding plants and lush landscapes.  It is the definition of nature.  Green is symbolic with fertility, growth, and harmony. When painting and choosing colors, remember that color […]

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Grandma’s Meatballs & Sauce

Meatballs 1 lb ground pork, chicken, or beef 1/2 cup grated parmesan 1 TBS parsley 2 eggs 4 slices bread grated on large holes of grater 1/2 tsp garlic powder salt & pepper to taste Mix all ingredients together and form into meatballs. Fry on top of stove or bake in oven at 375 degrees […]

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Easy Breezy Tortellini & Tuna Salad

1 cup Tortellini 3/4 cup frozen peas 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 pouch tuna (low sodium) salt & pepper to taste Boil water on stovetop. Add tortellini and peas at the same time. Cook for 9 minutes, rinse and drain. Add tuna and mayonnaise. Mix. Season with salt & pepper to taste. I love this recipe […]

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Fried Shrimp with Rice and Garden Vegetables

1 zucchini (sliced), 1/2 lb asparagus (cut into 1″ pieces), 1 scallion (sliced), 1/4 c olive oil, 1/2 lemon, salt & pepper to taste. Marinate vegetables with oil, lemon, salt & pepper. Make sure everything is fully coated. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on cookie sheet in oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 […]

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