Roasted Turkey with Good Morning America…
Decorate Your Home For Halloween with help from Good Morning America!
Halloween Safety Tips from Good Morning America…
Carrot Apple Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – Mmmm!
Grilling with Good Morning America…
It’s summer time – aka – Barbecue time! Here are some great recipes from GMA ~
- Chipotle-Glazed Baby Back Ribs
- Grilled T-Bone Steaks
- Chicken Wings Grilled
- Cheddar Burgers
- Grilled Vegetables
- Pork Kabobs
- Emeril’s Summer Grill Feast ~ VIDEO ~
- Barbecue for a Summer Fiesta
Oven Roasted Cauliflower from Emeril on Good Morning America…
Yum! Cauliflower with Gaaaaarlic!
You can imagine how excited I was when I learned the Ree Drummond – The Pioneer Woman – was going to be on Good Morning America cooking up some of her recipes! I’ve been following her site for over a year now – loving every recipe, photo and story. She is my idol – for sure!
Here are some of her recipes that she shared with us yesterday on GMA:
- Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Pot Roast
- Pioneer Woman’s Creamy Rosemary Potatoes
- Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Pioneer Woman’s Mocha Brownies
- Pioneer Woman’s BBQ Jalapeno Poppers
Photo from – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider and taken by Bill Nygard
Emerils Roasted Pork Loin…
Lovers Lasagna from GMA…
A great recipe from Good Morning America!
Super Bowl Recipes from Good Morning America…
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
Good Morning America has some great recipes and tips to help put together and survive the Holiday seasons. With Thanksgiving and Christmas over with for another year – we are now left with New Years!
Both New Years Eve and New Years Day will be held at my home – and boy do I love searching for new recipes!
Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips with Good Morning America…
- Chicken and Chorizo Stew with Mustard Greens
- Tiny Meatballs and Tortellini with Broccoli Rabe
- New England Clam Chowder
- Spicy Pork Stir-Fry with Green Beans – 20 minutes or less
- Emeril’s Turkey and Pinto Bean Tostada - 40 minutes or less
- Braised Chicken Thighs – 60 minutes or less
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On Good Morning America … Dan Buettner talks of his best seller - “The Blue Zone” and the
The Diets and Lifestyles that make for a longer life in Sardinia – bread, fruit, cheese, wine & nuts for this Mediterranean diet.
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With this cold weather upon us – it’s a perfect time for soup! Valerie Bertinelli was on Good Morning America to share her Tuscan Style Soup.
From Kraft Foods – Slow Cooker Recipes ~ CLICK ~ Perfect to warm you on these cooler dinner nights.
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More great recipes on making a quick, slow dinner with your crock pot from Good Morning America ~ CLICK ~
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Potato Pancake Breakfast Scrambled Sandwich - Wow, that’s a mouth full… literally!
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Emeril’s “Better Than Mama’s Chili-Mac” -
Emeril visited Good Morning America with an easy, healthy, delicious recipe ~ CLICK ~
Feeding your family economically – 2 meals for under $10 for 4 family servings.
Rachael Ray had 2 recipes -
Grilling with Wolfgang Puck – watch these great grilling videos on Good Morning America ~ CLICK ~
And remember, grilling can be done well past Labor Day!
For a list of AOL’s Best Sellers summer reading picks – sponsored by Barnes & Noble < CLICK >
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And, from Good Morning America – Hot Summer Reads for Teens < CLICK >
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My kids and I are heading out to our local library for some great books to relax with and read.
For ordering on line, Amazon.com has up 60% discounted prices.
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I hope everyone had a Red, White and Blue 4th of July!
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From Fine Living Food & Drink - here are some great 4th of July entertaining tips that can be used through out the summer.
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Our celebration went very well, it continued until the wee hours with a bon fire and smores and some of my guest that live near by returned the next day for another barbecue. I LOVE the summer!
It has been raining for weeks here in New Fairfield, CT - and more is in the forecast! So, plans of barbecuing have changed often. Today, I came across a video from Good Morning America. Kate Gosselin from TLC’s – Jon & Kate Plus Eight, makes her Hearty Meatloaf – I know what I’m making for dinner tonight!
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On Good Morning America, a 93 year old great grandmother showed how she saves money by cooking the great depression way. She learned how to cook on a budget through her mother during the Great Depression and now has her own site – “Depression Cooking with Clara” <CLICK> .
Also, check out Clara’s Blog <CLICK>
Here is Clara’s Pasta with Peas Recipe and a tale of living through the Great Depression.
I love the way Clara’s kitchen looks like a grandma’s kitchen – everything from her pots, utensils and where the olive oil is kept gives her stories and cooking history.
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Surviving this weak economy can be frustrating and seem almost impossible. When gas was almost at double where it is today, many of us drove less, consolidating our errands. If I knew I needed to pick up one of my kids from an after school activity, I would hold off going to the market and post office until it was closer to the time of having to swing by the school. We should STILL continue to do this now. Although, I’ve ALWAYS done this – I have also ALWAYS taught my kids to SHUT THE LIGHTS OFF when leaving a room – take a bag lunch and snacks from home to not only save, but eat healthier. Put an extra blanket on their bed since a cooler, night temperature kicks in at around 8pm. Do not waste, recycle paper, warm up left overs and shop sales – remembering though, to always ask, do I really NEED that?
Here are some saving ideas from my most favorite on-line sites:
- Dollar Stretching Shopping Tips from FOODNETWORK.COM <CLICK>
- Creative Ways to Cut Costs from Good Morning America <CLICK>
- Frugal Living from Oprah’s MONEY section <CLICK>
- 10 Meals Under $10 from Rachael Ray <CLICK>
- Saving Money from 7 OnLINE.COM <CLICK>
- Save a Dime in ’09 from LiveRegisandKelly.com <CLICK>
- Saving Money Tips from HGTV.com <CLICK>
- Teri Gault from TheGroceryGame.com <CLICK>
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A few more ideas -
- Decide what is a “Luxury” and what is a “Necessity”
- Shut the television off and have “Fun time” with the kids – Have them read books, color, build with Llegos or blocks. Make it fun by “hiding” something (like an Easter Egg Hunt) and have the kids try to find it – the first to do so, picks the next activity!
- Have a “Pasta and Salad” dinner night once a week – really inexpensive and filling!
- Cut back on your laundry’s drying time by hanging some of your clothes. Even if it’s just a few pieces from every load.
- Rent a movie, pop your own popcorn, buy a gallon of wine (inexpensive and lasts much longer than just a bottle) and STAY HOME! This will also save gas!
- Trim your family’s hair, including your pup’s and give yourself a manicure.
- USE COUPONS! and stock up on Sale Items at the Grocery Store.
- Save those PENNIES! Every day empty your pockets and put your change in a piggy bank or decortive bottle. It adds up quickly!
- Cut your own lawn
- Make your own PIZZA. Maybe have your family pick their own personal pizza choice and make individual pizzas – I like mine with peppers – my youngest son with extra cheese, … – Yum!
- Looking to REFINANCE or purchase a HOME to take advange of the current low interest rates and tax break? Call at least 3 different lenders – all may have totally different mortgage packages – being careful with how many times they run your credit within a certain allowed time.
- Go to bed 1/2 an hour earlier every night – Getting more SLEEP is healthy for you AND since your lights, TV, computer are being shut off earlier – the savings will add up at the end of the month!
- Call your insurance agent for info on raising your deductibles on your car and home insurance to save.
- Contact your cell phone carrier and go over your usage to see if you need all those minutes and ask if they have better packages. Also, call your cable company and inquire on the “Bundle” packages – combing your TV, phone and internet can save you $$
- and… don’t forget to call your Credit Card companies to see about assisting you in lowering your interest rates.
Remember, EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!
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Inspirational Quote - “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be.” – Groucho Marx
In one way or another, it seems we are all in a struggle these days. The economy and inflation of pricing for gas and oil that we paid – and some are still paying if these expenses were put on credit. With the increased cost of groceries, airline tickets, fresh flowers, dinner out, getting your lawn cut, a carwash, a haircut, … - it seemed that just about everything was increased!
During these past Holidays, many stores were offering discounted prices and incentives to bring people out to shop. But as I was out and about, the stores and malls seems like any normal weekend – I could find a parking space without having to circle the lot 7 times! I didn’t have to wait on a line for 45 minutes to pay for 1 gift! This should have made me happy, but it saddened me because of the reason why it wasn’t crazy and crowded. People just didn’t have the money or were afraid to spend.
To keep sane, healthy and to remember that this too shall pass, I found a great site with some inspiration. To read some ideas - “Looking for Inspiration” by: Cheryl Richardson <CLICK>.
Some of my favorite from this list are :
- I pray. When struggling with anger, frustration, uncertainty, etc., “giving it to God” gets me through those feelings and inspires me to know that He is there with me and will guide and get me through.
- Watching “The Pursuit of Happyness”. This movie reminded me of the determination factor in the pursuit of a goal or dream. You have to keep working toward that goal, even when it’s difficult.
- I love to read books that keep me in the mind set of doing my best to be a better person.
- I find inspiration in gratitude. Every day I find at least 5 new things to be grateful for. Things as simple as running water, the cement on my garage floor, the paint on the walls of my house, the way light shines on a tree, today the frost on a picnic table like a million sparkling diamonds. When you think of how little others have in the world, we live in paradise. It energizes me to a happiness that gives me the power to do more, give more happiness, and make a difference in this world.
- Watching a sunset.
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So, eat well, exercises, listen to music, watch a sad movie and have a good cry if needed, think of and be grateful for all you have, know that you are fortunate and things WILL get better with a positive attitude and determination, and… don’t forget to BREATHE!
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