Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008


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Monday, December 15, 2008

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Spinach Artichoke Dip

this is one of my favorites on game day~this healthy version brought to you courtesy of Sprouts Farmers Market

1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
9 ounces baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
2 TB canola mayonnaise
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 14 oz can quartered artichokes hearts (drained)
2 TB grated parmesan cheese

Place yogurt in a fine sieve over a medium bowl. Cover and refridgerate. Let drain for an hour.

Preheat oven to 350. Fit a steamer basket in a large pot with 1-2 inches of water and add spinach. Bring to a boil and steam spinach until lightly wilted. Transfer to a colander and let cool. Wring out excess water.

Place spinach in food processor, add drained yogurt, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, mozzarella,mayonnaise,garlic,salt,pepper,and hot sauce.Process until coarsely blended. Add artichoke hearts and pulse until a chunky mixture forms.

Place mixture in a 1 QT baking dish and sprinkle with 2 TB parmesan cheese. Bake until bubbly and lightly browned, about 35 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite crackers or veggies!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

New Addition~Cherry Chip Truffles

this one is inspired by my Mom who loves chocolate covered cherries
Sweet Treats by Maryann

Monday, December 1, 2008

Some Rules for Being Happy

IT'S YOUR LIFE: HOW TO BE HAPPY 1.Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose today is to __________. I am thankful for______________'

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.This one will make your body happy.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9.. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. GOD heals everything.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

Fully embracing number 15,