Friday, June 29, 2012

Love free stuff?

Everyone loves a bargain.Have you checked out the free Kindle books on Amazon? They change on a routine basis, so keep checking back often for new treasures. Here are a few that are available today. Remember, you don't need a Kindle. You can download these directly to your computer.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Drink to Your Health

It can be so nice to relax at the end of a long day with a glass of wine. Not only can you buy it in your local grocery, but you can buy wine online. These days, everyone has an opinion on what is good for you and what is bad for you. It makes it all the more important to make your own informed decision. In that spirit, I thought you would enjoy this information. Drink to Your Health infographic from ONEHOPE Wine
Presented By ONEHOPE Wine Online Fifty Percent of Profits Go To Charity

Grilling out?

Grilling out for Independence Day?  Try these sites for some great recipes: - check out the Rolled Beef with Blue Cheese & Bacon

Knorr - check out the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Betty Crocker - check out the 'red, white and blue' recipes

Wine Tasting?

These days you can have just about anything, including the kitchen sink, delivered right to your front door. You can even have champagne delivered depending on the laws in your state. I love the idea of hosting a champagne brunch. It is a perfect time to gather together a group of friends and enjoy some great food.
Have you ever thought about the history of wine? It always fascinates me to discover why certain vintages taste so much better than others. Years ago I went to a wine tasting at a vineyard while on vacation. Even to my unrefined taste buds, I was able to tell the differences between the wines offered. Wine tastings are a wonderful way to experience the different flavors out there. Why not consider hosting one in your home? With a little research on foodie websites, you can find out how to pair the perfect wine with whatever you are serving. Happy hosting!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mexican Baked Macaroni

This is a little casserole you can make with ingredients you probably have on hand in the pantry.  It's not too spicy, so you could add some cayenne pepper to kick up the heat if you want.


Mexican Baked Macaroni 

2 cups elbow macaroni
1/4 cup olive oil
clove of garlic, minced
1/2 cup chipped dried beef
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
2 tablespoons green chiles
2 tablespoons pimiento
2 cups diced tomatoes
salt to taste
1 cup grated Mexican cheese
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions.  Heat olive oil, add clove of garlic and chipped dried beef in skillet.  Cook until beef curls, add tablespoon flour, brown, add chopped mushrooms, green chiles, pimiento chopped fine,  tomatoes.  Cook all together, salt to taste, mix with macaroni, put in baking dish, cover with grated Mexican cheese (Queso Mexicano), bake at 375 degrees till cheese is melted.