Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Oh My Heartsie Girl Wonderful Wednesday #80

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Hello dear Friends, and Happy Tuesday! 
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Ours was busy and relaxing 
, we did some baking and some decorating! 
This week it's getting busier! 

For the month of December,
 I have some really fun and inspiring crafts and recipes coming up!
This is what I was up to last week if you missed it!

Last week's party was Ah-Mazingly so much Fun!
I love making new friends and seeing everything you have been working on!
Thank you all, so much for joining in and partying with us!!!

If you are new to the party, this is where many bloggers can link up their favorite crafts, Diy, recipes and more posts.  You will find amazing and creative projects, inspiration and DIYs.  This party is also a fantastic way to meet and make some new friends, as well as a great way to get more exposure and traffic to your website. I showcase and share many of your creative ideas on social media,  mostly Pinning and Tweeting your posts; I also share on Facebook! 
Let's get this party started!

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Co-Host Evija Roberts// From Evija With Love // 12 DIY Christmas Projects// Take a look at the roundup of all 12 Christmas DIY Projects I did in my 12 Days of Christmas Challenge
Co-Host Donna Wirthlin // Two Chicks And A Mom // Easy Felt Santa (Stuffed with Goodies) // This festive little guy can be sewn up with a few cent's worth of felt and a few minutes of time! Makes a great teacher gift, a gift for neighbors or--lol--a Secret Santa gift! 
Co-Host Ashleigh // Simply Wright //Simple Button Snowman// A simple craft that is perfect for the holidays! 
Co-Host Christine // Cherishing A Sweet Life //Christmas-Sugar-Cookies-with-Candy-Cane-Kisses//Today I would like to share, what my husband said were the best Sugar cookies I have ever made. Best of All, they were super easy and fun to make! These cookies came out perfectly browned, not too chewy, not to crunchy, just right! They would also make a sweet gift for friends, teachers, co workers or neighbors. We snacked on these and some hot chocolate, listened to Christmas music as we decorated the tree!
Co-Host Christine Mello // Must Love Home //Gingerbread Man Cupcakes//Love taste of Gingerbread Men? Whip up adorable Gingerbread Man Cupcakes. Perfect for holiday potlucks and bake sales. Bakes in less than an hour! 
♥The Fabulous Journey// Fabulous Journey // Controlling Your Weight Over The Holidays // Several scattered parties and special occasions do not have to send you careening off the weight wagon. As long as you remember one important thing when it comes to controlling weight over the holidays…Everyday can’t be a party. 
Co-Host Shandra White Harris // With Heart Wide Open // On The Day Before Christmas // The Reason to Celebrate the Season? 
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Co-Host Pick By Christine Mello of Must Love Home // Tiger Strypes // Holiday Spice Ornaments 

Co-Host Pick By Christine of Cherishing a Sweet Life // Cooking With Carlee // Hot Chocolate Gift Basket

Co-Host Pick By Evija of From Evija With Love // Flamingo Toes // Plaid Christmas Deer Dish 
Co-Host Pick By Ashleigh of Wright Simply // Sweet Things // Magazine Christmas Trees 
Co-Host Pick By Donna of Two Chicks and a Mom // Busy Being Jennifer // DIY Sock Snowman Divider 2630246gz8fip3uy1schoolhouse-inspired-vintage-Christmas-decorations-Atta-Girl-Says 
Co-Host Pick by Shellie of The Fabulous Journey // Atta Girl Says//Vintage Christmas Decorations 
Host Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // Clean and Scentisible // Christmas Home Tour 2015
Host Pick Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl //Growing Up Gabel // Salted Caramel Pecan Rolls 


Host Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // Life Anchored // Reindeer Noses Treats 

Host Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // Thelma's Days //Christmas Pickle Tradition
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

"Happy Cooking" by Giada De Laurentiis Review with Recipe 'Chicken Marsala Meatballs'

Happy Weekend! 
Hope your week went well! 
It's getting really busy around here, and I 
am loving all the hustle and bustle this time of year 
brings! With all the Holiday Cheer, warm feelings
spending time with the ones we love dear!
Hot chocolate, marshmallows, and fresh 
baked Christmas Cookies!
Katelyn had her Christmas Concert 
(it was titled Winter, but I'm old school,
back in the day it was Christmas),
I'm halfway done with Christmas decorations.
Lindsay and I had fun, decorating the staircase and 
the banister above the living room!

Tonight we're going to a Christmas party, and
I said I'd make an appetizer!
For the Holidays, I'm trying to eat a little

The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy, and I haven't even had a chance to browse through,
Giada's new Cookbook, (affiliate link)
 "Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out "!

I was excited to get her new book. Giada's someone I feel is a kindered spirit of mine.
She says in her book, that "she is happiest when she is in the kitchen."
I feel the exact same way! 
{except for cleaning up the dishes}

There were more than several recipes that caught my attention, and keep in mind,
I quickly browsed through it, and I really loved seeing what she's been cooking up!

My favorite recipes included, a Gluten Free Lemon-Cumin Chicken and Pesto, Monte Cristo sandwhiches {left over turkey}, and 
it was a toss up between Key Lime Panna Cotta or Limoncello Parfaits! 

3 Things I like About this Book
  • There are several reasons why I choose my cookbooks, and it's not only just for the recipes, but a cook book must have provocative food photographs, that inspire me to make a recipe. The photos in Giada's cookbook, are absolutely lovely, the ingredients look fresh, and the food looks amazing!
  • The book  is divided up into chapters, breakfast, pasta and risotto of course, Holiday, there is even a healthy eating chapter, and what better way to end a meal than with a sweet tempting dessert!
  • What I really enjoyed about this book  is Giada's passion for sharing her love of cooking. from explaining what the different names of pasta are, how to well stock a pantry to help take out the stress of cooking, to how to host a party!

The recipe I chose, looked healthy to try.
A light elegant antipasti,
Chicken Marsala Meatballs with a Red Wine Crimini sauce 
{adapted from Happy Cooking}

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
2 Tbls. milk
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbls. Marsala wine {I used Cabernet}
1 pound ground chicken breast
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, beaten
2 Tbls. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. sea salt divided
pinch of black pepper
2 Tbls. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Canola oil for frying
8 oz. Cremini mushrooms, I used Portabellas
1 large shallot minced
1 1/2 tsp. flour
1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

In a large bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, milk, and 1 Tablespoon of the wine. Let the crumbs soak for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, parmesan, egg, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I used a spoon to mix the ingredients together. Do not overmix, and set in refrigerator for 2 hours. I probably should have, because the mix wasn't cold enough to hold the shape of a meatball, they turned out a little wonky.
In a medium skillet, add enough oil,to come up 1-in on the side. Heat oil to medium low. Working quickly scoop 2 Tbls. of mix out and shape mixture into a ball, using your hands. Gently drop meatballs, one at a time into the hot oil, being very careful not to splash the very hot oil. Fry the meatballs, rotating them with a wooden spoon until they are a golden color. I cooked mine about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
In another medium skillet, heat 1 Tbls olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the shallot and 1/2 tsp. sea salt and cook for another 2 minutes, or until the shallot begins to soften.
Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the flour and 1 Tbls. olive oil to make a paste or roux. Add 1/3 cup of wine, and stir until the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the chicken broth and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Serve warm and garnish with more parmesan cheese.

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 via Amazon, click the photo below.

Hardcover: 320 pages
PublisherPam Krauss Books; 1St Edition edition (November 3, 2015)
Language: English

  • ISBN-13: 978-0804187923
  • Product Dimensions7.8 x 1 x 9.8 inches

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