Tuesday, June 30, 2009


"cause this is how we do it!

Cancun Mexico

Well, I can't say enough great things about the Cancun Palace and my 5 days in the sun. The hotel was beautiful, the drinks were flowing and the service was outstanding! I had such a wonderful time that I recommend it to everyone.
The highlight of my trip was zip lining at Selvatica. The whole experience from start to finish was life changing! I can't explain the feeling of power that you get after completing a task that was only a dream until last Wednesday. Thank you to Southern Living at Home for giving me the opportunity to make myself a better person. I would love to bring ya'll on the ride of a lifetime! if you want to learn more about zip lining go to: http://http//www.selvatica.com.mx/extreme_canopy_adventure.html

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

3 day Breast Cancer Walk

Hi everyone, Today I would like to talk about my mother. She was a beautiful woman of Italian heritage. She was one of 7, first child born in the USA. I don't remember much about her accept that she was a force! She died of breast cancer when I was 10. I look at my 10 year old and think how young she is....Anyway, if you know anyone walking and in need of raising money, I would love to do a party for her....or help her to do a party! I will donate part of what I earn to the walker to help her get closer to her goal. Please think of Mia Tremblay when you think of Southern Living at Home.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fajita Turkey Burger

What beautiful weather we are having! This brings out the outside cook in me. I love cooking great meals not only because the food taste so great, but it is a good time to sit and chat with my husband and kids. Here is one of my favorite COOKING LIGHT recipes:

1/4 cup bottled tomatillo salsa
2 tablespoons chopped avocado
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 (1-ounce) slices white bread
Cooking spray
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
2 teaspoons fajita seasoning, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 pound ground turkey
1 egg white
4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted
Combine tomatillo salsa, chopped avocado, and cilantro; set aside.
Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until crumbs measure 1 cup.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and bell peppers; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon fajita seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cool.
Combine breadcrumbs, onion mixture, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons fajita seasoning, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, tomato paste, turkey, and egg white in a large bowl. Using damp hands, divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Heat pan over medium heat. Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun. Top each serving with 1 1/2 tablespoons salsa mixture; top with remaining halves of buns.

Nutritional Information
349 (30% from fat)
Fat: 11.5g (sat 3.1g,mono 1g,poly 1.1g), Protein: 30.4g, Carbohydrate: 34.5g, Fiber: 4.6g
Cholesterol: 71mg, Iron: 2.7mg, Sodium: 876mg, Calcium: 110mg,

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sparkling Sangria

Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine with less acidity than Champagne; you may substitute another sparkling wine, such as prosecco, if you prefer. Top each beverage with a mint sprig for a fragrant garnish.
Yield8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup quartered small strawberries
½ cup chopped nectarine (about 1)
1/3 cup brandy
1 cup apricot nectar, chilled
1 (750-milliliter) bottle cava, chilled

Preparation1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large pitcher, and chill for at least 2 hours. Stir in 1 cup nectar and wine. Serve immediately