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  • Pina Colada Frozen Gelato

    Pina Colada Frozen Gelato click title for recipe

    I'm a little lazy when it comes to making ices, I want it easy, fast and still delicious. This is so refreshing and very smooth, almost like a frozen Pina Colada drink but in a wonderful solid confection. If you love coconut rum that will enhances\ the flavor of this wonderful frozen confection.... hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
  • Backyard Picnic Giveaway, Grilled Lemon Salmon and 2nd Year Blogoversary!

    Backyard Picnic Giveaway, Grilled Lemon Salmon and 2nd Year Blogoversary!

    A little late but it's my 2nd year Blogoversary and to celebrate after 638 posts, I am having a backyard picnic GIVEAWAY!

    To enter this giveaway just need to be a follower, tweet the giveaway, add to your facebook to spread the news. Each time you mention or follow you will be given more chances to win, just let me know when you have retweeted or reposted!
    Let's get started by following me here on google friend connect, blogger, become a fan on facebook, twitter or add me on your blogroll list....
    Trina is watching over the loot for you until it's time to mail it off~ Dessert & Dinner plastic plates, cups, candles and apron!

    1 1/2 pounds salmon 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind grated fine 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder salt to taste 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 teapoon garlic powder 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup water Read More »from Backyard Picnic Giveaway, Grilled Lemon Salmon and 2nd Year Blogoversary!
  • Penne, White Bean Pomodoro


    Beans and Pasta with Tomato Sauce ....Simply Delicious

    A very easy and quick meal everyone will love, the flavors are wonderful!
    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    2 fresh basil leaves chopped
    1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley
    2 lbs fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and put through the food processor
    1/2 cup white wine
    2 cups cooked white beans ( I used navy beans)
    salt and pepper to taste
    pinch of sugar
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne or red pepper flakes
    1/2 pound penne pasta cooked separately al dente
    grated Romano cheese for the top

    Heat the oil in a skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic saute till golden brown. Remove garlic. Add all spices, salt and pepper to taste, add a dash of sugar.
    Add the tomatoes, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes.

    In the meantime boil water for penne pasta, cook till al dente, set aside.
    Stir cooked Read More »from Penne, White Bean Pomodoro
  • Dad was taken too soon, for me he never got old. Yep, I was Daddy's little girl and he was my best friend.
    Really, no matter how old your dad gets, its still too soon when they pass away, there is never a time in your life your ever ready for this.
    Dad passed at 82. He was still lifting weights at that age, playing golf, stayed in great shape and had no known illnesses. Fathers Day weekend back in 1995, I went to mom and dads house with my two small boys to take them to my brothers around 2 hours away. We had big plans for him, we were going to stay for the whole weekend. Dad and my brothers were going to play golf and spend time with the boys on Saturday. Mom, I and the boys, were going to going shopping at the nearest malls around there. Sunday we would have made him one of his favorite meals and all been together. Well that never happened. Mom and Dad weren't there waiting for me to pick him up. There was a note on the door. They had taken him by ambulance to the nearest hospital,

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  • Variety Picnic Cheesecake Cupcakes

    Variety Picnic Cheesecake Cupcakes

     (Click on title for recipe)
    Pictured: Blueberry, Mandarin Orange, Heath Bar, Chocolate Chip, Rainier Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry and Hershey Kiss
     One of the easiest and most posted recipes on the net, perfect for summer picnics, office parties and you can really be imaginative in creating your favorite toppings. Chocolate chips, white chips, nuts, marshmallow, favorite candy bars, preserves of any kind, fruit slices, to include fresh peach, cherry, mandarin orange, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, pineapple just to name a few and caramel topping all make wonderful choices for your family and friends. Have ice cream toppings in the fridge? Mix and match and make several kinds to please everyone. They are easy, fun to make and sure to please a crowd.. This batch using smaller tin cups the size of the wafer made 30 cupcakes.Read More »from Variety Picnic Cheesecake Cupcakes
  • Italian Plum Tomato Prosciutto Cheesy Pie

    Italian Plum Tomato Prosciutto Cheesy Pie

    This is been a great year for our garden here in Florida, I can't get enough recipes for all these plum tomatoes, I couldn't wait to share this light but perfect brunch, or dinner with everyone, it's a family favorite for years! Can you tell how proud I am of these babies, I think it's my third picture, I can tell you one thing, I have never had luck growing my own produce, animals always eat them! So this is the only reason for my bragging rights this year, please forgive me, I do feel guilty not sharing!

    Enjoy for recipe click here!Read More »from Italian Plum Tomato Prosciutto Cheesy Pie
  • Blueberry Sour Creme Fraiche Muffins and Friends

    Blueberry Sour Creme Fraiche Muffins and Friends

    Two of my wonderful friends on the blogosphere Claudia from Journey of an Italian Cookand Lizzy from That Skinny Chick Can Bake, both made these great muffins. I was so inspired to try them since I bought blueberries today and had no idea what to make... so I did do a tri-recipe of both and viola! They came out wonderful... thank you to these two fabulous inspiring foodies!Read More »from Blueberry Sour Creme Fraiche Muffins and Friends
  • User post: Peanut, Benefits and Peanut Butter Homemade

    Peanuts and Health Benefits

    Health Benefits of Peanuts :

    • While a very common allergy in some individuals ispeanuts, they are a pretty healthy snack alternative for those who can eat them, sorry for all that can't enjoy the benefits.
    • Whole peanuts contains high amount of protein, which makes it a preferred diet of those people engaged in body-building and those people who are weak and underweight. The raw peanut butter with crushed skin contains much higher amounts of nutrient than refined "nut-only" butter.
    • Peanut is a good source of Coenzyme Q10 which protects the heart during the period of lack of oxygen example high altitudes and clogged arteries.
    • Peanuts contain high concentrations of antioxidant polyphenols, primarily a compound called p-coumaric acid. Roasting peanuts increases its p-coumaric acid levels, boosting it overall antioxidant content by as much as 22%. Roasted peanuts rival the antioxidant
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  • buffalo home fries

    Buffalo Home Fries

    Quick and easy side dish, perfect with breakfast, wings, hamburgers anything you like~
    Seasoned homefries with buffalo hot sauce

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  • Sweet Potato Pudding

    Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe

    2 1/2 cups baked sweet potatoes peeled, boiled and mashed ( you can use canned if preferred)
    1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
    4 large eggs
    1/3 cup half and half or evaporated milk
    2 tablespoons butter, melted
    1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon corn syrup, preferably dark
    4 tablespoon light or dark rum
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    Praline topping, recipe follows

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
    With an electric mixer, beat together all the pudding ingredients until smooth and light. Pour the pudding into the baking dish. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
    Sprinkle the praline mixture over the pudding and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, until the pudding is set and slightly puffed. Last 10 minutes add the cherries and marshmallows if desired. Splash with more rum if desired. The top will sink as the pudding Read More »from Sweet Potato Pudding


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