Flavor Dimension! Marinate chops with fresh Rosemary, olive oil, paprika, salt & pepper. Fry, grill or broil
The sauce :
Blueberries or Blackberries, ginger, jalapeño, honey, lemon juice, vinegar, boIL 10 minutes
I so enjoy a recipe that does that thing, the unexpected pleasant surprise.
Give it a try, enjoy & fill your soul with something delightful.
Stirring up some fun with the kids! Under the guidance of Stacey Ann, they slice, dice, bake & giggle. All while learning kitchen safety, and yes eating veggies & fruits.
July 18 – 22
Time 1- 4 pm
Simple. Sweet. Soul Satisfying ! Remember those long summer days, and how it would be a treat to go to the amusement park? This refreshing shaved ice recreates that feeling & cools off even the hottest of afternoons.
For certain, my competitive side comes from my family. As kids, my brother would challenge me to out do him on all the rides at the amusement park. I knew his weakness was fried clams, and he knew mine was fried dough & the Tilt – A – Whirl. Aah, yes the things that build character. I learned how to adapt, how to prepare, and most importantly how to appreciate ones opponent.
My brother has tremendous admiration for me, for a couple reasons. My ability to endure , which I think comes from those childhood days ( funny, it never crossed my mind to quit in the middle of the competition) And he admires me because of the way I handle things, no matter how serious the matter at hand is, somehow I add a smile & a splash of joy.
This recipe is easy; 4 cups of crushed ice, 2 cups fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups sugar
Mix well, then place in a baking dish, freeze for 3 hours
Remove from freezer, shave ice & place in scooped out lemons
Grandma’s biscuits get a patriotic make over. This 4th of July, add some sparkle to your shortcake.
Make the biscuits, by crumbling in cold butter. Add milk, shape into 2 rounds. Then on one of the shortcakes, press cookie cutter 3/4 of the way down. Do not remove, bake them first. After cool for ten minutes, take the star shape out of the shortcake. Assemble, and enjoy.
Yes! I have traveled many roads, that’s what we Gypsies do. Here are a few tricks of the trade for staying healthy while enjoying the ride;
1. Eat before you get on the road; this gives you a smooth head start.
2. Meet the locals; make your pit stop at a local cafe/diner, this let’s you get the full flavor of the town you are in.
3. Use your apps, GPS, ‘good food near me’; Either for a short break of appetizers or a hearty home cooked meal, and save the fried food for your final destination.
4. Keep a secret stash on hand; Nuts or Grain Crackers even a big pickle to satisfy the crunchy crave.
5. Avoid bumps in the road and dehydration; steer clear of soda instead drink plenty of water.
6. Power up with a protein break; omelette filled with veggies or a yogurt smoothie.
7. Soak in the scenery a little at a time, same with eating- trade the heavy meal for several small ones, this helps to stay alert and not get sleepy behind the wheel.
8.Variety; play the Fruit Game, each stop you make will be a different fruit, see how many fruits it takes to drive 473 miles.
The destination may be the goal, but how we behave on the journey is the key to a happy, healthy life full of adventure.
Taking traditional empanadas and adding something sweet. These make for great road trip snacks. Filling with cherries, apples, or peaches.
This recipe has a cream cheese dough, you can always use puff pastry or pie crust. The complete recipe is under desserts.
Enjoy the journey!