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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage

1 spaghetti squash
2 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion chopped
1 pound of Italian Sausage or Veggie Sausage chopped 
1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage or 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
pinch of red pepper flakes
pinch of nutmeg
grated parmesan cheese for garnish

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut squash in half and scrap out seeds and stringiness. Salt and roast flesh side up on a baking sheet for about 30 minutes or until the flesh gets slightly brown and you can easily puncture it with a fork.  While the squash is cooling, sauté the onion and sausage in the olive oil on medium high heat in a large skillet. When the squash can be touched use a fork to scrap loose it's stringy flesh. Add squash, along with red pepper flakes, nutmeg, and parsley to the sausage and onions in the skillet. Mix and add more olive oil if the squash needs more sauce. Garnish individual servings with parmesan cheese. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Go Shopping Use Those Gift Cards

Did you get a gift card for Christmas?? Many here in America did and I was one of them. I am also one that is still holding on to my gift card always promising myself to go shopping. There are over $1 Billion dollars in gift cards that have went unused each year. The retail industry among others has declared the third Saturday in January to remind the owners of these gift cards that they should use them. However, sadly too many of these gift cards will go unused. 

While the card was offered as a gift for you it is still good that you will put thought behind it. Be smart with your gift card and try to get the most from it. As usual there are many ways to do this. Here are a few:
  •  if possible and many times it is prepare your self to shop with coupons in conjunction with your gift card. Before you do so check first
  •  Do you have a card that you can not use?? Can your gift card be used in other sister stores?? Can the card be cashed out?? Some places allow you to trade or sell gift cards. 

So aimed with this information I hope you are ready to head off and do some shopping with that gift card. Don't forget they do expire and then the giver would be out the money without you enjoying your gift.

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Easy wat to make Fresh Steak Potatoes

Cooking Spray
Salt and Pepper of course ;
Seasoning Salt
 Garlic Seasoning Spread
sprinkle on Chives Rosemary, a little Thyme
Simply wash a few potatoes and cut up to about 1/4 inch thick. Remember nothing needs to be perfect. I don’t even peel them. However you can if you want. Then lightly spray with a can of cooking spray. I use Canola or Olive Oil. This makes them nice and crispy! YUM! Then season if you like. Bake at 425
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

#Recipe Strawberry Flavored Oreo Type Cookies for Valentine Day

2 boxes strawberry flavored cake mix

1 cup vegetable oil (or 1 1/2 cups shortening)

4 eggs

Combine ingredients in mixing bowl til well blended. Form dough into a 1-1 1/2" balls. To shape into a heart I took a butter knife and sliced into one side of the ball just a little bit to make the top of the heart. I then took the dough that is on each side of the knife and pulled away from the knife, creating space between the slit I made with the knife. I then squeezed the dough together on the opposite end from the slit, creating the bottom point of the heart. I did have to flatten the top (face) of the heart just a bit too. Be creative and make a heart how you can.

Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min. Til the top starts to crack and lose it's gloss.

Let the cookie cool then make a sandwich with the filling...


1 (8 oz) package cream cheese

1/4 cup butter

1 TB vanilla

2 3/4 cups powdered sugar

*I found this recipe on pinterest. I was worried the strawberry cookie was going to be too sweet, but the husband gave them 2 thumbs! Definitely a fun new Valentine treat we will be doing again!

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