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Happy Holidays To All!!

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Hi all, I’ve been gone for quite a while now and I have to say I really miss doing a daily post.

I decided to set aside a few minutes to post this “Happy Holidays” message to everyone.
 
 
 
 
“It’s the time of year when the holiday season is celebrated with great cheer. My hope is you will be encircled by love and warmth with family and friends during this holiday season.”
 
 
 
Happy Holidays to All!!
 
 
 

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June 12 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 
god_is_talking_to_you_are_you_listening_postcard-p239783566993367544qibm_400Just had to post this really quick. I ran across this quote today as I was applying for jobs online.

“You can’t live in the past and expect to have a future” – unknown

It’s like God is talking to me telling me “get out of your comfort zone“, which is what my Mom told me a couple of weeks ago. Funny how things are said in totally different ways.
 
 
 

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March 28 – Last Minute Easter Gift’s

 

Easter is less than a week away and if you need to send that Last Minute Easter Gift I’ve got you covered.


Cookies that taste as good as they look!!


 
 
 
 

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February 14 – Happy Valentines Day Everyone

 

May everyone’s day be filled with Love and Chocolate. 🙂


 
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Enjoy Valentine’s Day


 
 
 

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January 20 – National Cheese Lover’s Day

 

Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day!


 
Happy National Cheese Lover’s Day! How will you pay homage to the fromage?

Think of all the things you like to do with cheese: Macaroni and cheese. Grilled cheese. Cheesy potatoes. Cheesecake. With over 900 varieties and seemingly endless possibilities, there’s no wonder it rates its own special day.

A day of celebration for those who “Hanker fer a Hunk o’ Cheese. This brought back memories so I just had to post it.

The Origin of Cheese

Cheese is believed to be one of the oldest processed foods. There is evidence that it has been around nearly as long as humans have been domesticating milk-producing animals like cows and goats. Some of the earliest records of cheese originated with the Sumerians, who recorded cheese making and consuming around the time they invented written language, around 3,500 B.C. The secret is to separate the protein called casein from the milk, transform it into the solid form called curd, and separate it from the liquids, called whey. In fact, Little Miss Muffet’s favorite dish is a basic form of cottage cheese that still has some whey in it.

The Romans believed that cheese making could also be an art form and experimented with the process by adding herbs, spices and vegetable extracts. Later on, monasteries took on most of the cheese-making duties and many of today’s popular cheeses were developed by monks. The cheese-making process migrated to the United States, where the first recorded dedicated cheese making factory was opened in the mid-19th century.

Since we can’t have the day off, we’ll have to find other means to celebrate.

A small handful of suggestions…
 
Baked Fontina
 
A beer and gruyere skillet fondue

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds Italian Fontina Val d’Aosta cheese, rind removed and 1-inch-diced
1/4 cup good olive oil
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 crusty French baguette
 
 
 
 
Directions

Preheat the broiler and position the oven rack 5 inches from the heat.

Distribute the cubes of Fontina evenly in a 12-inch cast-iron pan. Drizzle on the olive oil. Combine the garlic, thyme, and rosemary and sprinkle it over the cheese and olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and place the pan under the broiler for 6 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling and starts to brown.

Serve the baked Fontina family-style-right out of the oven in the cast-iron pan with crusty chunks of bread for everyone to dip.

 
Healthy Grilled Cheese
 
grown up grilled cheese

Ingredients
 
2 pieces of a hearty whole wheat bread
1/2 small avocado, sliced
7 small peppadews (tomatos can be substituted)
3 tbsp of crumbled goat cheese
2 to 3 oz. of low sodium oven roasted turkey breast (thinly sliced)
Cooking oil spray
 
 

Directions
 
Sprinkle half the goat cheese onto each slice of bread.

On one piece of bread pack on your avocado and on the other put the turkey. You’ll want to press the avocado and turkey into the goat cheese so it sticks together.

You don’t put the pieces of bread together! Instead you spray your skillet with some cooking oil and turn the heat up to medium high.

After it’s heated, put both halves into the pan and rub them around in the cooking spray so it coats the bread evenly.

After about 3 minutes the bread should look toasty and golden. At this point you’ll want to take the halves off the stove and break apart the peppadews and lay them on top of the avocado. If you’ve never had a peppadew, you’re in for a treat.

Now you’ll have all your ingredients on the bread, pick up the side with the turkey and turn over on the avocado/peppadew side. The turkey will stick to the goat cheese so it won’t fall off!
 
 
And last but not least, have some friends over to celebrate “National Cheese Lovers Day”
 
a wine chocolate and cheese party

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I love this website. Especially because I love this style of gift wrapping. This is a site worth referring to when you need a gift wrapped special.

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Burger King Whopper B1G1

 

Just had to quickly share this B1G1 offer.
I know the big push is on to get your holiday shopping done and sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking.

What’s better than a B1G1 offer.

Burger King B1G1

This burger is on my list of top 3 burgers.

Print and drive thru when you’re to busy to cook.


 
 
 
 

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Happy Holidays!!!

 
 
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I’d like to take a moment and wish all of my readers and followers a joyous and wonderful Holiday Season and Happy New Year.
 
 
 
As I look back on 2012, I’m so grateful for the wonderful new friends I’ve made through my blog. Your support and encouragement has been overwhelming. I look forward to 2013 with an open heart and a smile.
 
May your holiday season be filled with joy and peace and the New Year bring love, health and happiness to you and your families.
 
 
 
 

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Amazon Holiday Ordering Cut-Off

 

FYI


 
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*FREE Super Saver Shipping is available for orders $25 and over. See Details.

**Local Express Delivery is available in Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Indianapolis; Las Vegas; New York City; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Seattle; Washington, D.C.; and parts of New Jersey. See Details.

The calendar above applies to the contiguous U.S. states. See Details for other destinations.
 
 
 
 

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I just realized that it is my 2-year Blog anniversary here on Life of Deb. So I think it is time for another giveaway, as a thank you for following me. It makes me happy when I can send out some happy mail to somebody else. Hmmm, maybe I need cake too! What’s a party without some cake?

I can’t send you cake, but I can send you a nice Happy Mail package. What will I give away? Well, I think I will just gather up some fun bits and pieces that I have in my studio. Probably some pretty papers, some fibers and fabric, some ribbons and trims, some buttons, some odds and ends. It’ll be a surprise when you get it, but it will be a fun-packed goody package! I promise – LOTS of GOODIES to PLAY with!

What do you have to do to win? You MUST…

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