Showing posts from February, 2017

Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

INGREDIENTS1 lb. (bag) small potato medley, whole (can substitute with baby red potatoes)1/2 lb. baby carrots, whole1 tbsp. olive oil1/2 tsp. kosher salt1/2 tsp. ground black pepper1 clove garlic, minced2 tsp. fresh thyme, mined DIRECTIONSHeat oven to 400 degrees.In a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, baby carrots, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme.Stir to mix well.Pour the potato-carrot mixture into an oven-safe large skillet (or can spread out on a rimmed baking sheet lined with tin foil).Place the skillet into the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The potatoes and carrots are done when they are tender when pierced with a fork.

No-Bake Cheesecake Bites

INGREDIENTS8oz cream cheese, room temperature4 tablespoons butter, room temperature1/2 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs4 cups powdered sugar10 oz chocolate chips DIRECTIONSIn a large bowl, mix the cream cheese and butter together until combined.Add in the graham cracker crumbs and mix well.Add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until it is all mixed in.Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. I usually let it sit overnight.Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and remove batter form the fridge.Scoop into balls and roll in between palms if necessary. Place on wax paper.Place in fridge for 10-20 minutes if they are too soft to dip.Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds to make sure it doesn’t harden up. It should take about 1 minute for the chocolate to completely melt.Dip balls into chocolate, covering completely.Place back on wax paper and let cool until chocolate has hardened.Store in the fridge for the best taste.


worked on my painting today.....have to let the oils dry some  so I can finishit was a very enjoyable day......IReally needed it.

Resting and Relaxing

 I have a ways to go...........I walked around the PT gym 3 times with my walker...........then into to pool therapy which seems to be helping quite a bit.still need the wheelchair but using the walker more. I hope to some day go back to the cane and then maybe nothing.

Creamy Garlic & Parmesan Chicken

Ingredients2 Chicken breasts (skinless)Salt & Pepper3 tbsp olive oil5oz white button mushrooms (5 medium sized)4 tbsp butter1 garlic cloveHalf cup of white wine1 cup chicken stock3/4 cups of heavy cream1 cup Parmesan cheese50g baby spinach (washed and dried) Steps

Chicken Marsala

     I need to make this
Ingredients2 chicken breasts12 white button mushrooms (or small Porcini mushrooms)2 garlic cloves1 shallot85g - 3 oz butter (salted)2 cups chicken stock (see how to make it)1 cup Italian Marsala (dry)1 handful of fresh Italian parsleyA few sprigs of fresh thyme (or one tsp dried)Half cup all purpose flourSalt and pepper

oneies cupcakes for baby shower


Groundhog Day

a little humor for today

also my grand daughter is 16 today