Saturday, March 1, 2014

Now She's Done it! Gluten-Free, Skinny, Lasagna!

Ok...this one is good...yum...and no guilt!! Woo hoo!

Gluten-Free, Skinny Lasagna!
1 Box Boles Rice Lasagna Noodles
1 lb. Organic ground beef-4% fat
2 lbs. Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese-shredded

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Natural and Food Remedies for the H1N1. Get On It!

Yes...but because we are using FOOD to help fight this...I think this post might belong here. ;)

I just read another local article yet today about the rising death toll of the H1N,
in Michigan and across the states.
The biggest mistake that people can make
 is to take no action, at the onset of symptoms.
 Please do not sit around and wait for this flu to go away. This is NOT a human flu that your body will necessarily know how to combat. Please JUMP on immune boosting remedies when you feel it coming on. Once you have had it, it seems to linger and can return. 

Here is how I am treating my family for H1N1..

Thursday, January 2, 2014

French Onion with White Wine and Thyme...Thick, Rich, and Just Right for Winter!


LaDolceVitaGirl 's French Onion Soup

French Bread loaf
Sliced Provolone cheese by 1/2 pd our package
4 whole white onions haved and sliced
4 cups beef broth
1 cup white whine
1-2 cups water
3 Tbsp white flour
3 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp thyme
Sea Salt
Black Pepper

Hot Chocolate~ Homemade! Nice and Easy Winter Days...

This is so Easy, it's almost wrong...
when you experience the depth of flavor!

2 cups milk
1 cup chocolate morsels (or sub other)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Sugar to taste...depending on the chocolate, if

Heat chocolate morsels with 1/4 cup of
milk, stirring over medium heat, until melted.
Stir in remaining milk and add nutmeg, whisk over
low to medium heat until hot. Serve hot!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bone Broth Recipe~Healing, Homemade, Chicken Broth in Your Soup! (Cooked with Bones in!)

Here is a good recipe for BONE BROTH..and of course then, I turned it into a great noodle soup and added dumplings! But, you can just make the broth and strain...for medicinal purposes.
This is made from leftover Roasted Chicken! (Bones and All!) 
Place Roasted Chicken bones, leftover meat, skin, and any remaining 
vegetables or herbs, in a large pot of water. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Here's to You, on Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, but especially to all of my sisters and girlfriends, who today will work their fannies off trying to fight with the 50lb wet bird, stuff the stuffing , cook it juicy, while not burning or drying it out, whip the potatoes to perfection, de-lump the gravy, sauce the cranberries, and roll out the pies. May your guests love and appreciate you and may you drink so much wine that you frankly, do not care. Throw on those high heels, your mascara, and slap that bird on the table. 
God love ya, for all you do.
 I am THANKFUL you are my friends  Happy Thanksgiving xoxo

Bag the Canned Cranberries! Make This Beautiful Cranberry Conserve in 15 Minutes!

Super easy, fresh and filled with chunky fruit...everyone loves it! 
This picture is before cooking, so you can see all of the beautiful fruit. 

This recipe is for a single batch...however, in the picture here is 5 times the amount.
 We are having two family dinners, so this should be enough! 
12oz bag of fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 apple peeled or skin on, chopped 
1 orange zest and pieces
1 lemon zest and pieces 
1-8 oz bag walnuts-chopped

Add all ingredients (except walnuts) in large pot. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer 15 minutes. Let cool 30 mins. Stir in chopped walnuts.  Chill 2-3 hours, and serve.  Enjoy!! xoxo

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Nobody Beats Martha Stewart's Basic Instruction for Turkey Recipes! So, Here You Go...

As sassafras as I think I am in the kitchen, nobody beats Martha Stewart for basic cooking instruction. So, I am reprinting hers below. I have used the cheese cloth method, and it produces a wonderfully even browning of the skin. I highly recommend not skipping that step. 

The only modifications I offer is that I use my own LaDolceVitaGirl TURKEY BRINE RECIPE at least 24 hours prior to baking (see link). 
Then, I always use Rosemary, Thyme, Sea Salt, and Pepper on the outside of the bird, to season. 
I stuff the inside with my own recipe of LaDolceVitaGirl Thanksgiving, Green Apple Stuffing and I remove bird, cover, and allow to sit at least 30 minutes, prior to serving. 
**Happy Thanksgiving!**