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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Prosciutto Stuffed Mushroom Caps!

Prosciutto Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Makes 4 Servings


1) 12 Large White Mushrooms
2) 3 Slices Of Prosciutto, quartered
3) 4 Tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan Cheese (or any other cheese you like)
4) 1 Green Onion finely chopped
5) 1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
6) 1/2 Teaspoon each, Salt & Pepper


A) Preheat oven to 425F. Wash mushrooms with a damp piece of paper towel and remove caps from stems. Place caps upside down onto your baking sheet.
B) In a small bowl combine, cheese, garlic, onions, salt & pepper. Toss well.
C) Place prosciutto pieces into the bottom of each cap. 
D) Spoon cheese mixture into each cap, be sure to squish the mixture into the cap well.
E) Bake in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes. Until the mushrooms are tender.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Berry Blossoms Is Back!!

Berry Blossoms offers healthier eating options, they are environment friendly, less clean up. When you combine a fruit tray and flowers into one, it will save space on your tables !!!! I am passionate about everything I do. I have years of experience in the kitchen, professional, and personal.

Can be customized to suit ANY occasion or need. 
You can also choose an arrangement with fruit dipped in gourmet chocolate, or chocolate dipped marshmallows.
With the new trend in low cal and low fat - our edible fruit flower arrangements are 100% natural with no preservatives or sweeteners are used. It's also Environmentally friendly, No large plastic containers to throw away from the fruit trays.

Healthier eating, environment friendly, less clean up. When you combine a fruit tray and flowers into one, it will save space on your tables !!!! I am passionate about everything I do. I have years of experience in the kitchen, professional, and personal.

Berry Blossoms can customize to suit ANY occasion or need. 
You can also choose an arrangement with fruit dipped in gourmet chocolate, or chocolate dipped marshallows

With the new trend in low cal and low fat - our edible fruit flower arrangements are 100% natural with no preservatives or sweeteners are used. It's also Environmentally friendly, No large plastic containers to throw away from the fruit trays.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Virgin Olive Oil, A Few Great Recipes!!

Olive Oil

Gold in colour, great for adding flavor. Olive oil is one of those rare treats that tastes great and is also good for you!! Did you know that many specialty food shops offer Olive oil tastings?? Much like vineyards and their wine tasting! They pour the different oils into petite white bowls paired with pieces of bread for dipping!! Dipping the bread into the olive oil, tasters will compare the different flavors.

Although there are many different grades of olive oil, the most popular is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Perfect for dressings & drizzling onto your finished recipes. 

A Few Great Olive Oil Recipes!

Baby Potato Salad


1) 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes, halved or quartered
2) 3 Tbsp Fresh coarsely Chopped parsley
3) 2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped 
4) 2 Celery Stalks, chopped
5) 6 Green Onions, chopped
6) 1 Tsp Lime Juice
7) 3 Tbsp  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
8) Salt & Pepper to taste


A) Wash and slice potatoes. Cook potatoes in a medium pot. 15 minutes. until tender but still firm.
B) In a large bowl, Combine Olive oil, lime juice, parsley, green onions, celery, garlic, salt and pepper, mix well
C) Drain potatoes and let cool. Put in the bowl along with olive oil mix. 
D) Toss well, coating potatoes well. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve!

Tomato Lentil Salad Topped With Goat Cheese


1) 8oz Goat Cheese, Crumbled
2) 1 Cup Virgin Olive Oil
3) 1/2 Brown Lentils
4) 2-3 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
5) 1 Cup of Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
6) 1 Bunch Green Onions, Chopped (save top 3 inches for later)
7) 1/2 of a Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
8) 2 Cups of Fresh Spring Greens
9) 1/4 Cup Lime Juice 
10) Salt & Pepper to taste


A) In a small pot combine lentils, garlic, and a little salt. 
B) Cover with cold water and bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes! 
C) Add green onions, a bit more salt and pepper, simmer for another 10 minutes. (a little extra water my be needed) 
D) Drain lentils and toss in olive oil, while they are still warm.
E) Add remaining green onions, crumble the goat cheese, add lime juice, red onion and any of your own seasoning. Toss well. 
F) Spoon onto a bed of fresh greens, top with tomatoes!! 



1) 1 Baguette loaf, sliced lengthwise 
2) 4 Red Vine tomatoes, chopped
3) 2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped 
4) 1/2 Red Onion, finely chopped
5) 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, coarsely chopped
6) 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
7) 1 Tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
8) Fresh Ground Black Pepper


A) Toast baguette slices, until golden brown.
B) In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine garlic, onion, parsley mix well. Add tomatoes and toss to mix.
C) Spoon mixture onto toasted baguette. Top with shredded cheese & pepper.
D) Place in the oven on broil for 4-6 minutes. Until cheese in brown & bubbling.
E) Cool and top with olive oil, slice and serve!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles!

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus


1) 1  pound asparagus spears, trimmed 4 to 5 inches long tips
2) 1 Tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil, 
3) 1/2 Tsp Each, Sea Salt & black pepper, garlic powder
4) 4 slices center cut bacon or pancetta
5) 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
**Optional**Chopped chives or scallions!


A) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and trim ends of the asparigus. 
B) Coat asparagus with olive oil, add salt, pepper and garlic. Toss to coat well.
C) Bundle asparagus into 4 groups of 6 pieces.
D) Wrap a slice of bacon around each bundle tightly. Secure with a tooth pick if necessary.
E) Place onto a slotted broiler pan, bake 12-15 minutes.
6) Drizzle with maple syrup. Serve as an appetizer or side dish.
*If you have a thick cut of bacon, pre bake bacon in the oven for 10 minutes before wrapping. This will help avoid over cooking of the asparagus!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Salad Is Not Just For Veggies Anymore!! Try Adding Fruit instead of Salad Dressing!!

When many people think about changing their daily diets to include healthier eating, they think of salad as boring roughage!! Well it doesn't have to be. Salads are such a great way to get more vitamins into your daily diet, to give you more energy to tackle your busy day!! 

In our house we experiment on a  regular basis with our salads. I'm very lucky to have a man  that eats anything and a boy who loves his veggies! It can be a bit difficult to pack a salad so it is fresh to eat at lunch time. If you put the dressing on it in the morning, it's sure to be soggy by lunch. If you put the dressing on the side, you risk a messy surprise at lunch time! Well I decided to start adding more fruit to the mix, using spinach and mixed baby greens, instead of plain old lettuce. They don't sog out as much. Grapes, strawberries, blueberries, sliced apple or pear. Are a great natural way to add the sweetness we all love! Here is the kicker, instead of reaching for the salad dressing try reaching for a lemon slice! Squeeze the lemon slice on top of your salad when you are ready to eat it. Add a little fresh parmesan  or fetta, and you have yourself  one heck of a satisfying salad!! Something so simple can change the way you look at salad forever!! You can anything you like to a salad to please your taste buds, that's what makes them so great!! So go ahead, be brave and try something new!!

Strawberry Spinach Salad Supreme


4    teaspoons    extra virgin olive oil 
1    clove(s)    garlic ( finely chopped ) 
2    onion ( green, chopped ) 
1/2    teaspoon    almond extract 
1/4    teaspoon    orange juice 
10    ounces    baby spinach leaves ( fresh ) 
1    oranges 
1/2    red onion ( quartered and thinly sliced ) 
1/4    cup    almonds, dry roasted ( whole or sliced ) 
1/4    cup    apples ( sliced ) 


A) Wash and pat dry spinach, remove any long stems.
B) Grate orange rind into a small mixing bowl, add olive oil, garlic, almond extract, & salt.
C) Mix well, then add orange juice & mix again.
D) Peel and separate sections, cut each section in half.
E) Place spinach into a large bowl, add onions, oranges & dressing, toss well.
F) Top with almonds, fresh berries and sliced apple.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Egg Less Pasta Salad!!

My mother is allergic to eggs and many pasta salads usually contain a sauce that includes eggs. (Mayo, Ranch) 
This is actually her recipe, with my spin on it!! It is creamy, light and oh so satisfying!! It is a summer favorite in our family, and a must have at every BBQ!!
Bring it along to a BBQ once and it will instantly become your signature dish! 
The great thing about this salad is you can make it ahead of time, the longer it sits the better it tastes!!

Egg Less Pasta Salad


1) 4 Cups dry pasta noodles (any kind of noodles will work. I like the coloured fusilli) 
2) 1/2 Cup Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
3) 1 Cup Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing
4) 1 large seedless Cucumber, chopped into small cubes
5) 1 Red Pepper, chopped into small cubes
6) 1 Red Onion, finely chopped
7) 1 Tsp White Sugar
8) 1/2 Tsp Each. Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Celery Salt


A) Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse in cold water. Set aside
B) Add your chopped vegetables & spices. Mix well
C) Add salad dressings and mix until noodles are evenly coated!
D) Cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes (until it's nice and cold) before serving
** Add avocado, tomatoes, olives or fresh snap peas if you like**

Monday, January 20, 2014

Today Is National Cheese Day !!!! So Let's Celebrate It Right!!!

Some Great Cheese Filled Recipes!!

 Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf


1 1/2    pounds    ground beef, 95% lean meat 
1    cup    nacho cheese tortilla chips ( crushed ) 

1/2    teaspoon    salt and pepper 
2    clove(s)    garlic ( finely chopped ) 

1    teaspoon    beef bouillon 
1    cup    cheddar cheese, shredded ( or other cheese of your choice ) 

1/2    pound    bacon ( precooked


A) combine all ingredients except Cheese & bacon into a medium sized bowl.
B) Place an inch of beef mixture into each of the bottoms of your muffin tray. Make an indent in the middle of each one. 
C) Place the cheese & bacon down the middle of the beef, cover each one with remaining beef mixture. Be sure to seal in the cheese & bacon
D) Place muffin tray on top of a cookie sheet to catch any boil over. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes.
E) Cover the tops with BBQ sauce, cheese and bacon. Broil on high, on the bottom rack for another 10 minutes

Shepherds Pie Topped With Cheese


1    pound    ground beef, 95% lean meat 
1 1/2    tablespoon    beef bouillon ( or oxo ) 
1    cup    beef consomme ( or water ) 
1    onion ( finely chopped ) 
3    clove(s)    garlic ( finely chopped ) 
1/2    teaspoon    salt and pepper 
3    cups    potatoes ( mashed ) 
2    cups    shredded cheese 


A) In a Medium sauce pan, cook beef, onions, boulion & garlic. About 15 minutes. Add consume, cover & cook for 5 more minutes. 
B) Pour into casserole baking pan. Layer Corn, salt & Pepper, then layer the mashed potatoes.
D) Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, Top with cheese and broil on high for another 5-8 minutes, until cheese is bubbling.
** If you are a cheese lover, do not be afraid to throw a cup or two of shredded cheese into your mashed potatoes while you are mashing them**

Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Nutritional Info


1    onion ( medium, finely chopped )
1 1/2    pounds    ground beef, 95% lean meat 
1    cup    bread crumbs, plain ( or cracker crumbs ) 

1/2    teaspoon    salt and pepper 
2    clove(s)    garlic ( finely chopped ) 

1    teaspoon    beef bouillon 
1    cup    grated cheddar cheese ( cheese of your choice ) 


A) combine all ingredients except Cheese into a medium sized bowl.
B) Place an inch of beef mixture in the bottom of your loaf pan. 
C) Place the cheese down the middle of the beef, cover with remaining beef mixture.
D) Cover & bake in the oven at 375F for 30 minutes.
E) Remove foil, Top with Ketchup, bake for another 15-20 minutes

Monday, January 13, 2014

Do You Want More Pinterest Followers?? 5 Tips To More Pinterest Followers!

Who Doesn't Want More Pinterest Followers?? 
5 Easy Tips To More Followers & More Pins!

 Follow Me On Pinterest!

1) Add the Pinterest Follow Button To Your Website Or Blog
The Pinterest follow button diverts website visitors to your Pinterest page, thereby attracting followers. This can be effective if you have a high-traffic website.
Install the button in several prominent places on your website and blog—the header, footer, sidebar, etc. Make it easy for people to find your brand page and convert them into follower

2) Post, Post, Post: Share a Lot
When you share often, more people will see your pins and those pins lead people back to your page by displaying your details below the pin. Usually  after you pin an image, you see an option to follow a board on which the same pin has been added. You  get the message “Also pinned to…”.

3) Promote Promote Promote!!  
Always Use other Social Media sites as well. Facebook, Twitter Instagram Etc. Don't only limit yourself to promoting  your Pinterest profile page!! Share links to each of your individual boards!! There is so much more to you than your profile, Let the world get to know you!! 

4)  Follow Others
Look for people with similar interests, follow them and a fraction of them will follow you back. Continue to follow the ones who follow you back and unfollow the ones who don’t. Repeat the process.

5) Keep Your Followers Happy
It’s not just about getting followers, it’s also about keeping them happy. Make the extra effort to keep your followers satisfied so they’ll continue following you instead of leaving you.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Cheesy Beef Noodle Casserole

Comfort Food Made Easy 

Cheesy Beef Noodle Casserole


1) 1 1/2 Cups of Brown Braised Beef
2) 4 Cups Dry Pasta, fussili, rigatoni. any kind you like
3) 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese (grated)
4) 1/2 Cup Milk
5) 2 Tbsp Margarine
6) 1 Can of Tomato Soup or Chopped Stewed Tomatoes
7) 1 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
8) Sprinkle of each: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Celery Salt and any other spices you would like to include.

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1) Cook cubed beef in a pan on the stove with onions a little salt and pepper
2) Cook Pasta according to package directions, drain
3) In a large casserole dish mix meat, noodles soup and spices
4) Sprinkle the top with cheese, bake for 30 minutes at 350F
Serves 5

Sunday, January 5, 2014

No Bake Layered Berry Delight!!

This is a family favorite, This is my go to dessert ,for any occasion !! 
It's great made as one big dessert, or as single serving dishes!

No Bake Layered Berry Delight! 10 servings


1 1/2    cups    milk ( cold ) 
3    ounces    chocolate pudding mix ( instant ) 
2    cups    cool whip 
16    oreo cookies 
3    cups    strawberries ( sliced )


*Pour pudding mix into a large bowl, add 1 cups of milk, mix with a hand mixer, or wire whisk, until well blended.
*Gently fold in 1/2 cup of the whipped topping.
*Crush 10 of the cookies coarsely, stir into pudding mixture.

The Layers

*Spoon half of the pudding mixture into the bottom of a 1 1/2 liter glass serving bowl. (9-12inch around, or 10 - 12 single serving clear glasses)
*Spread a layer of whipped topping, about 3/4 of an inch thick,
*Then a layer of fresh cut strawberries.(about 1 1/2 cups)
* Add remaining layers of chocolate pudding mix, whipped topping, and strawberries. Strawberries should be on the top.
*Crush the remaining 6 cookies.
*Top strawberries with cookie bits
*Serve & Enjoy
Note: For best results chill for at least 20-30 minutes, before serving. keep refrigerated until you're ready to serve!

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