Diva Caring: Masked Language….

Is It Just Me-MASKS I was sitting drinking my coffee at the cafe today and listening to people with masks interacting with the staff and each other. Is it just me, or do you miss the smiles and facial expressions that go along with friendly communications? I'm having to learn to read faces in a …

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Diva Tasting: Cookies

Drop Cookies NUTTY SOUR CREAM DROP COOKIES Ingredients 2 ¾ Cups Sifted All-Purpose Flour 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda ½ Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg 1  Cups White Sugar 1 Cup Butter 2 Eggs ½ Cup Sour Cream 1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract 1 Tablespoon White Sugar 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts, Or To …

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Diva Researching…

HINTS FOR GETTING ON TOP OF STRESS AND ANXIETY Finding out about stress and anxiety attack signs is a crucial step in the healing procedure if you suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anybody who struggles with such a disorder is certainly well versed in the kinds of symptoms that often accompany stress and anxiety attacks; …

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Diva Chilling: Stress…

HINTS FOR GETTING ON TOP OF STRESS AND ANXIETY From one of our bloggers....I'm trying to NOT need bail money today. This helped.... Finding out about stress and anxiety attack signs is a crucial step in the healing procedure if you suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anybody who struggles with such a disorder is certainly …

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Diva Tasting: No Bake Desserts..

No Bake Strawberry Short Cake Ingredients: 1 Box Of Vanilla Instant Pudding 1/2 Cup Strawberry Juice 2 Cups Milk 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract 24 Sponge Fingers 1 Cup Whipped Cream, Chilled 1 Pound Fresh Strawberries, Hulled And Sliced And Patted Dry Directions: 9×13 pan 1 In a bowl Whisk pudding, milk and vanilla and set …

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Diva Tasting: Summer Delights…

Arugula Salad with Figs and Gorgonzola Ingredients Dressing: 1/4 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon Orange Blossom Water, Or More To Taste 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice 1 Teaspoon Grated Orange Zest Salad: 4 Cups Baby Arugula Chopped 4 Fresh Figs, Stemmed And Quartered 3 Ounces Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese, Diced Into Small …

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Diva Musing: Cooking Basics….

Cooking Basics: Can You Substitute Ingredients In a Recipe? Are you missing an ingredient in a recipe? Put off by an extra-expensive spice or an out-of-season fruit? There's a good chance you can pull off your meal anyway. We have a whole list here of common ingredient substitutions, with suggestions like using parsley instead of chervil …

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Diva Tasting:

More fresh fruit more cobblers.... COBBLERS 2 3 Cups Fresh Blueberries or Berry of Choice 1/2 Lemon 1 1/4 Cups White Sugar 5 Tablespoons Butter, Softened 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 3/4 Cup Half N Half 1  Cup White Sugar 3/4 Teaspoon Salt 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch 1 Pinch Ground Cinnamon 3/4 Cup Boiling …

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German Style Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients 2 Pounds Fresh Strawberries, Sliced 1 Cup White Sugar 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder 5 Eggs, Separated 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 ¼ Cups White Sugar 1 Cup Heavy Cream Directions Step 1 Place the sliced strawberries into a mixing bowl and stir in 1 …

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Diva Caring…

New Normal Event 2 Today I was quietly sipping my morning coffee at my favorite watering hole and loud voices from the loan company next door kept coming through the wall. Should I pull my gun and investigate, wait and listen for further proof of chaos, was it just some older person shouting as we …

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