Diva Ranting: Why We Are Alone…

I’ve always had OCD... a I count and observe patterns. Can’t help myself. In the last 10 years I’ve noticed that media tools at our finger tips have changed lives immensely. I sit in Church and at restaurant and listen and observe. Conversations have developed in patterns just like everything else. Years ago, in the …

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VACATION FUN…USA STYLE…

What to see in the USA We saw this article about hidden treasures to visit in the USA. Many of them I have visited and would not recommend. Of course your are hearing from a woman who has lived all over the USA and now won’t consider living north of the Mason Dixon (Unless, perhaps …

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Diva Tasting: Cooking Chickpeas Repost…

How to Cook Chickpeas For those of us looking for something different and a good meat substitute I suggest you give chickpeas a try. I also love mushrooms for meat substitute, but that's another article. For those of you creative you’ll love them. For those of you not so creative, these notes on their care …

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Diva Caring: More Kitchen Hacks from the Grandmothers…

Place an ice cube on any leftover food you're microwaving to add moisture while reheating. The ice won’t melt but it adds steam to your food. It's especially useful for rice. If you run out of breadcrumbs and are in a pinch, just toast a slice of bread and grate it into fine pieces. Or …

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Diva Tasting: Macaroni Salad; Basic…

Macaroni Salad; Basic Ingredients 1 Cup Mayonnaise (Optional) ¼ Cup White Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt, Or More To Taste ½ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper ⅛ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper ½ Cup Finely Diced Celery ¾ Cup Diced Green Pepper ½ Cup Grated Carrot 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes Halved ½ Cup Chopped …

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Diva Tasting: No Bake Dessert…

No Bake No Bake Cheesecake Bites Ingredients: 2 8oz Cream Cheese 1 Can Condensed Milk 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Crust 1 Pkg. Lemon Ores (or cookie of choice) 5 Tablespoons Melted Butter Directions: Pulse cookies in food processor until crumbly, pour into a bowl and add melted butter. Mix until the crust is dough like. Mash …

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Diva Tasting: Breakfast Treats..Corn Muffins…

Ham and Cheese Corn Muffins Ingredients Nonstick Cooking Spray 1 (8.5 Ounce) Package Corn Muffin Mix (Such As Jiffy®) ⅓ Cup Cream 2 Large Eggs ½ Tablespoons Minced Cooked Ham Browned 2 Tablespoons Minced Jalapeño Peppers 2 Tablespoons Minced Onion 1 Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese Directions Step 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees …

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Diva Tasting: Caprese Mushrooms…

Love these for appetizer, lunch or dinner...Enjoy...Namaste, The Queen Cronista Caprese Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients 2 (6 Ounce) Packages (2-Pack) Portobello Mushroom Caps 2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 1 Pint Cherry Or Grape Tomatoes, Halved 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced 2 Tablespoons Thinly Sliced Fresh Basil Kosher Salt To Taste 1 Tablespoon …

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