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Friday, February 27, 2015

Avacado Dressing &/or Dip


  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Puree until smooth,
  2. Enjoy!!

** I leave out the oil to make it more "dip-like"

Super yummy & the hot sauce gives it a little KICK!

Smashed Red Potatoes

These have quickly become a favorite!!!

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
  • Boil some red potatoes until fork tender.
  • Drizzle olive oil on a baking sheet, set potatoes on sheet and using a potato masher (or back of a spatula), gently smash each potato down, rotating masher both ways (so it looks like a thick cookie). 
  • Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle herbs or seasoning (I use Mrs. Dash garlic herb).
  • Then, top with some low fat mozzarella cheese. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Remember when....

I am constantly amazed by my 4 yr old's memory... She never forgets ANYTHING!

I think it is totally true that 90% of my brain cells went to her when she was born... I used to have a great memory (I think?) but am now a huge ditz.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book Club 2015: Update 1

My 2015 goal is 35 books....

  1. Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings by Kerry Miller
  2. I'm Dangerous...I'm Not Gonna Lie by Erin Smith
  3. The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  5. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
STILL reading The Anodyne Necklace by Martha Grimes... one day I WILL finish it!  ;)

Reading Wish List:
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
The Girl on a Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins