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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

1 pound skinless,  chicken legs and thighs
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
1/4 fajita seasoning
2 cups any frozen vegetables (I used broccoli, squash,carrots, and cauliflowers)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup butter
(9 inch) unbaked pie crusts or home made pie crust.

  1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
  2. In a saucepan, combine chicken, and frozen vegetables . Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
  3. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt and pepper,. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside
  4. Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crust. Pour hot liquid mixture over. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. I made my own pie crust. I will make a post on how to make pie crust later.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sentimental Journey Emmy Rossum Review

I received Emmy Rossum  album free to review, from a company, and I think that she has a beautiful voice and is talented.  My favorite from her new album is "Sentimental Journey" and “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out”  Her voice is magical.  Here is some more information on this singer.

  • Emmy's 12-song 'passion project' is an emotional musical journey, with each song representing a month in the year.
  • "Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months."
  • Rossum is also an acclaimed actress who currently stars in the Showtime series Shameless with William H. Macy. She also stars alongside Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the upcoming feature film Beautiful Creatures, which hits theaters on February 13th.

  • TV Appearances:
    • Emmy will performing a track from Sentimental Journey on Access Hollywood Live on January 25th.
    • Emmy will also be appearing as a guest on Conan on January 28th, Chelsea Lately on January 29th, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 6th.

    Media Links:

    Links To Buy Album:

    Sentimental Journey Track Listing:
    1. “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
    2. “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
    3. “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
    4. “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
    5. “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
    6. “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
    7. “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
    8. “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
    9. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
    10. “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques PrĂ©vert)
    11. “Things” (Bobby Darin)
    12. “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)

    Friday, January 25, 2013

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    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    Teaching Appreciation to Children

    With this activity children will be encouraged to do favors for their friends and friends will have visible way of showing their appreciation.

    You will need:
     Large sheet of poster board


    Print " Thank You" at the top of the board and decorate with stickers. Tape it to the classroom wall.
    Ask the children to give you examples of nice things friends can do for each other. Explain that when someone does something nice for them they can write that preson name along with a note or a picture on the" thank you" board.
    Each day ask children to think about the kindness that was shown them and write it on the board.
    How do you teach your children to show appreciation?

    Sunday, January 20, 2013

    Make Money Tweeting

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    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Sugar Cookies Recipe

    Original recipe makes 4 dozen 

    2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 1/2 cups white sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 jar sprinkles
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Put dough in cookie stamper and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Add sprinkles.
    3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

    Saturday, January 5, 2013

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    Thursday, January 3, 2013

    Put Spice in Your Life With COVERGIRL BLASTFLIPSTICK

    I love the colors and the versatility of these sticks. I absolutely love the fact that you can get many different colors with one stick and different textures ,flat color and shimmer, all in one. I also like the fact that you have control over the type of color you end up with on your lips.
      There are many possibilities when it comes to this lipstick. That is one of the most things I am enjoying about this lipstick. Depending on how you choose to wear it...light shade only, darker shade only, darker shade w/lighter on top, I can create lots of different looks by blending and layering. This is so neat.
    The color that I tried was, 855 Minx - chocolate brown and a dark gold. While Covergirl BLASTFLIPSTICK is fun to use, I couldn’t see myself paying 7.98 for this lipstick unless I had a coupon.

    Make a Homemade Waste Basket From Food Containers

    My children love pretzels, so I buy huge containers of pretzel from Costco's. And after they were all gone I had these containers left over and I decided to recycle them.

     What you will need is:
    Cement Glue
    Astrobright paper

    First you cut the top of the container off with a knife. Cut the paper to fit the jar. Then use the cement glue to attach the paper to the jar. Decorate with stickers, then put  clear tape around the top of the jar. And tada! You have a trash can! Enjoy!

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

    Blaze of Glory by M. Garzon Review

    I received the ebook Blaze of Glory to review, and I was excited to start reading the book. I love to read and this book  pulled me in from the beginning and I could not stop reading. I finished the book in one day, as I just had to know how it ended.
        Tea is a young girl with a strong will and fiery spirit. She has a love for animals and a deep understanding of horses. Her brother Seth is funny and compassionate, and it shows that he and Tea are more than just brother and sister--they are true friends. Jaden enters the story as someone that you would think is self centered or snobbish, but over time you can see how passionate and caring he truly is. I enjoyed reading about horses and working on a farm. Everything was explained well and I was able to become familiar with the way they spoke about horse and riding competitions.
           I loved the romance that unfolded in the story. As Tea starts to realize she has feelings for someone who is forbidden, she has to make the choice to act on those feelings or choose to live without the one she loves. I  think all teenagers go though periods of so called "love," but M. Garzon truly built a romance that was based on something deeper than simple teenage lust.

    I felt a sense of sadness in the end, as I usually do when a good book comes to end. The book does give closure and an ending, but there are other questions to be answered and just other things I would like to know. I am excited to know that M. Garzon is currently working on the sequel to this book, and I will definitely read it as soon as it is published.

    I think this book is appropriate for older teenagers and women.
    There are passionate passages of the book,  that would be unsuitable for younger teens. I believe that this would make a great TV series.

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.