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Fun Fun!!

One of the lovely children that I babysit gave me these guys for my birthday (she especially liked that they had butts)! I cooked with them tonight and they kept a grin on my face, as I would hang them over the mixing bowls exposing their arses.
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I recommend them for gifts for Christmas you can find them here.

Also… HAPPY Turkey Week!!!! Kristamas (my birthday) falls on T-Day this year!! Fun!

Take a look at my card table!! Covered with everything I plan to cook with this week!
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Stay tuned to catch a glimpse of what I’m cooking this week!!
I already made this and these.

MUSHROOM ATTACK!!!


I love mushrooms!!! The other night when I had mi familia y mis amigos over for dinner I used my favorite simple mushroom recipe found on PW’s site by Pastor Ryan to make as a side for manicotti.

I love shallots and I love mushrooms and this recipe is UH-MAZING! See the above link for pictures and original recipe. I make a few small changes and voila! I make this mix about once a week. It’s inexpensive and versatile – I eat it plain, mix with green beans, or scramble with my eggs, etc.

I don’t go by “poundage” on my mushrooms, just buy whatever, and then use 4-5 shallots because I love them so much.

Cremini mushrooms
shallots to taste
shot of EVOO
1.5 t of butter
SALT to taste

Dash your warm pan with EVOO, add mushrooms, then SALT (ok so Pastor Ryan was NOT kidding, one time I forgot to add salt, and everything looked different and tasted not as delectable), stir until mushrooms are reduced and looking mighty fine, taste to see if ‘shrooms are salty enough for you. If not, you know what to do.
Add butter and onions and stir constantly until onions are tender.

Enjoy!!

Fighting Free Radicals One Smoothie at a Time

About a month ago on Pioneer Woman’s Blog I stumbled upon a post about all the ridiculously yummy things you can do with plain yogurt! I couldn’t believe I had been living in the dark for so long! ANYWAY… I found her recipe for smoothies, the color won me over and I HAD to try it…. So I have been addicted to them ever since….

Well, a few weeks ago, my BFF had a post on her smoothies. Exact same recipe but with juice!

Being the “follower” that I am, I had to add the orange juice… I did and never looked back…

So the recipe I follow is:

1 cup mixed frozen berries
1 cup plain fat free yogurt
honey (I just eye it)
Orange Juice (or whichever you like)
Add all to blender and commence blending!!!

I drink/slurp/knock back a smoothie everyday. It’s my responsibility to give my body the antioxidants it needs to keep those horrible free radicals at bay! (Don’t tell anyone it tastes so good).