Month: September 2014

BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta SaladServes Approximately 16 (one cup portions) 1 pound shell pasta8 slices of thick-cut bacon (ideally, low sodium)1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered)2-3 cloves garlic, minced5 ounces fresh arugala1 bunch green onions, sliced, greens and whites Bring a

Posted in Arugala, Bacon, Easy, Garlic, Light, Pasta, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato

Pan Seared Chicken, Roasted with Cherry Tomatoes and Olives

Pan Seared Chicken, Roasted with Cherry Tomatoes and OlivesServes 6 1 tablespoon olive oil6 chicken thighs, skin-on, but excess trimmed2-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1/4 onion, diced1-2 pounds cherry (or grape) tomatoes, halved1/4 cup Kalamata olives, halved1/4 cup green olives, halved.

Posted in Chicken, Garlic, Olives, Roasted, Tomato, Wine

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Fresh Figs

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Fresh FigsServes 4 4 fresh figs2 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto (approximately 8 slices) Wrap each fig with the prosciutto, and secure with toothpicks. (If you can’t find prosciutto, you could try very thinly sliced bacon.) Preheat your

Posted in Delicious, Dessert, Easy, Fig, Grilled, Prosciutto

Walt Disney and John Wayne Give Great Advice

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney I remember when I needed to wear size 3XL scrubs. I was miserable, but I had given up. I assumed I was just destined

Posted in Fear, Success, weight loss

MYST 48 Tony Sherman: Learn How Success Brought Failure, and then Greater Success! Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTony’s hosts the Impact Teams Radio podcast. Here are links to the show and website: Tony recommends: Talent is Never Enough, by John Maxwell    Also, he suggests using a Kindle for

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Beer Battered Tilapia, with White Tartar

This was one of my entries into the 2014 Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest.Beer Battered Tilapia, with White TartarServes 4 4 Kaiser rolls (or other large roll) Beer Batter (or any other fish batter, your preference) Enough cooking oil to fill a

Posted in Beer, Fish, Fried, Sandwich, Tilapia

Pulled Pork Chili

Pulled Pork ChiliServes 10 (1 cup portions) This morning I woke to 45F temperatures. To me, that means chili season. But some chili can be high fat, and some high sodium. This is neither, just high flavor. This is one

Posted in BBQ, Beans, Beer, Chili, Pork, Satisfying. Warm. Spicy., Soup, Stew, Tomato

MYST 47 Trevitorial: Building Success, and Simple Diet Hacks Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSuccess begets success. (Anonymous) Amy, like many people, had a large amount of debt. But with the guidance of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, she and her Navy husband were able

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot PieServe 6 (8 ounces per portion) 1 tsp olive oil1/2 cup onion, diced2-4 cloves garlic, minced12 ounces cooked boneless/skinless chicken, diced1 can (approximately 12 ounces) cream of chicken soup (you can also use cream of celery or mushroom)1/2

Posted in Baked, Chicken, Easy, Pie, Satisfying, Warm.

Pulled Pork Meets South Florida

This was one of my entries into the 2014 Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest. Sandwiches are fun! A complete meal you eat while holding it. And mashing to regions into one sandwich is tasty. Pulled pork (which I first had while traveling

Posted in Balsamic, Pork, Pulled Pork, Sandwich