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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mistakes can be a good thing



Mistakes get a bad rap. We all make them and if we are not making mistakes, it probably means we really aren't doing anything. I have learned so much more from my failures than I have learned from my successes. Expecting perfection from yourself or anyone else is a blueprint for disaster. Mistakes are a necessary part of life, but make sure that you learn from the mistakes you make. If you are afraid to make mistakes or fail at anything, you will accomplish nothing in life. Get over it and keep trying.

I have learned so much from my mistakes, I am thinking about making a few more. My mistakes have always taught me valuable lessons.

How about you?


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spaghetti Bolognese

Do you like carbs? You do? Me too!  I know low carb is all the rage these days and it is a great way to eat, but I need to indulge every now and again in something good. I'm talking  big ol  loaf of crusty, buttery garlic bread  and a plate full of delicious sphaghetti good. That's the kind of good that I like:-) Yes, you will pay for eating this way, but if you do it in moderation and strive to be physically fit, its all good.

This dish is actually not unhealthy. I make this delicious spaghetti with  a blend of ground turkey and sweet Italian turkey sausage and use whole grain pasta. It's the garlic bread I love to eat with this that gets me in trouble. Did I mention that I love bread?  This dish is full of garlicky goodness and fresh herbs, but my secret ingredient to a great sauce is a touch of red wine.  If you are pressed for time, you can doctor up a prepared sauce with fresh herbs and wine, but homemade spaghetti sauce is super easy to make and tastes so much better. Serve this with a big fresh salad and fresh bread and you have a delicious well balanced meal:-)

Here, have some
 
 
Ingredients 
 
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage with casing removed
1 small onion chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
3 teaspoons chopped basil
3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes 
2 6 oz cans tomato paste
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 cans tomato sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons brown sugar
regular salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of red wine 

Directions:
 
In large pot saute the garlic and onion until translucent. While the garlic and onion is cooking, start adding the Italian turkey and sausage.  Add the bell pepper, basil and parsley flakes. Cook the meat until brown.turkey until brown.  Puree the diced tomatoes and then add them along with the tomato sauce and paste and the remaining spices. Bring to a slow boil and stir in the wine. Let the sauce simmer on low for an hour.
Prepare spaghetti according to directions on package. Drain the noodles and spoon spaghetti sauce over each serving.
 
Makes 10 servings
Bon Appetit!
 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Skittles

I am enjoying these last days of summer so much. I had a great weekend with my little guy. We enjoyed some time at the beach and had a great time and I also got a chance to catch up with friends that I hadn't seen in a while. Quite a few of you have sent emails requesting to see more of my inspirational writing and recipes. You will see some great stuff coming up. The warm weather we have been having made me want to wear orange, which is among one of my favorite colors. I found this cute orange dress hiding in the back of my closet.

Most people know that I love bold colors. They just make me happy:-) These bold candy colored hues remind me of a pack of skittles. There is something I love about the color orange and yellow is my happy color. I decided to anchor these two bold colors with a  neutral blazer and a clutch that has a deep rich hue of purple and orange. Perfect summertime colors!
 You definitely do not blend into background wearing colors like this. What bold color combos do you like?

I love wearing rings even though I am starting to have a touch of old lady hands, LOL
Blazer: Bergdorf Goodman (old )Dress: H&M, Pumps: Urban Original, Clutch: Fashion District, Rings: H&M and Private boutique

I love the color and detail on this clutch. Do you like it?
These shoes are like the sun. So bright!


I really love statement jewelry. How about you?
Have an amazing day!

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