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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Super Easy Apple Compote

I saw this one looking at my Tupperware back office recipes and thought this would be the bomb after dinner with little effort on my part, but would be really tasty without being heavy.

But I could definitely see this for breakfast over oatmeal or pancakes or waffles.  
Oh I may really have to make this very very soon.




Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, cored and pealed
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup butter, cut into ¼-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Cut apples into ¼-inch pieces.
  2. In the base of the Microwave Pressure Cooker stir together apples, sugar, cider, butter, corn starch, cinnamon, and salt. Secure cover onto the base.
  3. Microwave on high power 10 minutes. 
  4. Remove from microwave. Let stand 10 minutes or until steam indicator valve is in the down position. Remove cover and stir.
  5. Serve warm over ice cream, oatmeal, or as a snack.

As always, if you are interested in the Tupperware products mentioned/used in this recipe, please check out my Tupperware Site.  If you have questions, just give me a shout and I will get back at you.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Potato Salad Deviled Eggs

This one really looks different.
I know its just eggs ... but I can almost taste the difference.  Can't you?




Yield: 6

Ingredients
  • 6 hard cooked eggs, peeled
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. mustard, yellow or Dijon
  • ⅛ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ cup finely diced cooked potato
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. each minced red bell pepper, radish, chopped parsley

Instructions
  1. Cut hard cooked eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolk. Set whites aside.
  2. In the base of the Power Chef® System fitted with paddle attachment add yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, garlic, vegetables and parsley. Cover and pull cord until mixture is well combined.
  3. Fold in potatoes and spoon mixture into egg white wells. Garnish with additional radish or parsley.

Notes
Hold up to 24 egg halves for mess-free transport in our Egg Tray Inserts.


Don't forget, I am your Tupperware Consultant, so check out all these pieces, and so much more on my Tupperware Site.

Make sure you make a copy of this recipe so that when Easter rolls around and you have a ton of colored eggs ... you have this at the ready.  I know I will have it printed out and tacked up on my refrigerator.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

It's February 2nd and you KNOW what that means plus more

Yes it is the beginning of February - I can't believe it is the start of the second month of 2017.  I'm having a hard time believing that January is already over ... where did it go?

Today is the day that little "Phil" comes out of his hibernation spot to tell us whether there will be 6 more weeks of winter or not. 

Unfortunately I believe that is exactly what he will tell us, although I would be ok with it IF we only had the cold without ice and only a limited amount of the white stuff.  I really don't want to see the 17 inches (or more) that got dumped on us at one time last year.





But the beginning of February brings another month of goals (and incentives) for my LimeLight by Alcone business.

I would LOVE to have earned the LBB (Little Black Box) to keep my makeup in by the end of February.  
It would make it so much easier to take everything with me to do parties/makeovers because everything would be 1 one place.  
We haven't seen it "in person" yet, but it does look like it would hold almost everything needed.

But even earning the two new lip gloss colors would be great.  I mean I just started in December and I already promoted during January I am over the moon.  Oh did I just date myself there?  Does anyone say "over the moon" anymore?

Have you checked out LimeLight by Alcone?  
Do you know what it really is?
This is an awesome company, that has been around since the 1950s when it was providing makeup and skincare to the theater industry. Until 2 years ago, the only ones who could get these products were professional makeup artists and those in the movies, television and theater.  





Today we can get the same great products, because LimeLight by Alcone realized that we too were demanding great makeup and skincare.  
Our makeup is a very highly pigmented makeup, so you can use less and still get an awesome finished look.  It is leaping bunny certified (some products are awaiting certification) for which we are very proud.

Our skincare is natural, cruelty free and gives everyone a wonderful "canvas" to work with.  I have seen some other guides share pictures of some of their customers who have had unbelievable results.  I hope to be able to share some of my customers results soon.  I know my skin is so much clearer and brighter with less wrinkles, and the "bags" under my eyes are significantly decreased. I can't wait to be able to say that they are gone ...

Just to give you an idea of why we love our products and why they are safe for most consumers ... 


If you are interested in any makeup or skin care products, I hope you will stop by my LimeLight by Alcone page and pick up some of our great products.  
If you have any question, please just give me a shout.  If I don't have an answer at my fingertips, I will get it for you.

Or if you really want to go for gusto and join in our great group of woman (and men), talk to me and I will get you set up
(or you can sign up from my page) then you too can be on the cutting edge of this wonderful product line.  
I know I am really glad I took the leap of faith.  It is a wonderful company to work for.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Micro Pro Grill makes Mediterranean Salmon

Have you decided that you want to join Tupperware?  Did the great deal on the MicroPro Grill seal the deal for you?  What you haven't decided yet?  Go here and check it out so that you will be saying - yes to the deal too!

Now check out this great recipe that you can make with that Grill IN YOUR MICROWAVE!!

Yes this is the same product that is on the front cover of the current catalog.  And it makes everything you create taste wonderful. Check out how easy it is to make this Salmon in the microwave with this baby!

Yield: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 tsp. plus 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • ½ cup chopped eggplant
  • ¼ cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 4 (4 oz.) salmon fillets, skin-on

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, toss together 1 tsp. of the olive oil, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and raisins until well coated.
  2. Transfer vegetables into the base of the MicroPro™ Grill
  3. Microwave on high power 5 minutes with the lid in the grill position.
  4. Remove from microwave; transfer vegetables back to the same bowl. Fold in rosemary and salt; set aside.
  5. Brush salmon on all sides with remaining olive oil. 
  6. Place 2 salmon fillets in MicroPro™ Grill, skin side up, with lid in the grill position. 
  7. Microwave on high power 4 minutes. 
  8. Remove salmon, sprinkle with coarse kosher salt to taste. 
  9. Repeat with remaining salmon fillets. 
  10. Serve warm with vegetables.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Why you want to join Tupperware THIS month!

Because I was away visiting my Mom and Dad over the weekend, and making sure that my dad was really ok after his medical issues (he's 85 so I really worry), I didn't get to see this or post this AWESOME deal for anyone who joins Tupperware THIS month.


This is such an awesome deal!  For Just $99 you get your kit filled with lots of great Tupperware pieces to get you started AND just for saying yes (joining) you can also get the Tupperware Micro Grill!

As you can see, the micro grill retails, on the Tupperware Site for $199 and as a new recruit you get it for just $45... BUT if you sign up this week BEFORE MIDNIGHT Friday February 3rd you can get it for FREE!!



Do I have your attention??  
There are so many things that you can do with this Micro Grill in your Microwave!  I really like mine and I have only started to "play" with it.

Then just have submit sales equal to 1 Standard Party (Retail value of $500) by February 24th you will get a coupon to redeem the Vent 'n Serve ($125 value) for just an additional $30!  Any items purchased by February 24th counts .. so if you want to purchase something for yourself, which you get at a discount, counts towards that standard party total.  Order samples (full size, ready to use product) and that too counts towards that party total.

Oh and of course, you start earning commissions on day 1.  You also start earning awards from day 1 including the possibility of having Tupperware pay for most of your kit cost and Tupperware product for FREE!!!!

I would LOVE to have you join my Tupperware Team.  You can message me and I will get you set up or if you have any questions. Or if you would rather do it yourself (don't want to share your social security number or credit card info with me - I do understand) you can sign up on my Tupperware Site by clicking on the Join Us tab on the left.  

I'd love to be able to share the opportunity with you and then you with your friends.  There are just so many wonderful things available at Tupperware, and coming from Tupperware, you don't want to miss out.

Join Us!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year

I just want to share a very Happy New Year with my friends who are celebrating the Chinese New Year.




Just as January 1st has special meaning and celebrated each year, the Chinese New Year has special meanings and is celebrated globally as well. Unlike the January 1st New Years, Chinese New Years celebration goes on for an extended period of time.

This year it goes on until Feb 11th ending with the Lantern Festival.

Each new year brings a new symbol, this year is the Year of the Rooster. But there are actually 5 different types of Roosters, Fire, Wood, Earth, Gold and Water, each with their own identifying characteristics.

This year is the Year of the Fire Rooster.

Fire Roosters are known for being trustworthy, punctual and responsible (especially at work).

On the whole, Roosters are active, amusing, popular, healthy, outspoken, honest, loyal, talkative and charming.

They are also known to enjoy the spotlight - but can be vain and boastful, so we must carefully when we chose our words.

I am a Rooster, a Fire Rooster.
How about you?
Do you know what your Chinese birth year was?

Here is a chart to help you figure it out.


Whatever Animal Sign you are in the Chinese Zodiac .. 
I wish you much luck, love and happiness in this year of the Rooster.



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Medical Romance Box Set Review

I had received Medical Romance, Her Doctor Three Book Box Set by Grace Devon, as a gift to "broaden" my reading authors, as some thought I was "stuck in a rut".  I thought it might be an interesting read because I like to read almost all genres and honestly hadn't read much in the romance genre in awhile.




Overall this is a good 3 short story book collection with common themes and characters.

Medical Romance box set
You quickly meet up with the characters in book 1, Her Chief Resident that continue into books 2 and 3.  
You can read each of the books in this series without having read the other books, but they do have a nice flow together and you see how the characters have grown/changed from book to book, although each book has its own character focus.

There were some spelling and grammar errors in each of the books in the set and at times, and at times I wondered if it had originally been written with the characters in "different sexes" as some pronouns were "mixed" .. his for her, he for she, I was able to keep with the story flow. Perhaps it needed a second beta read (I am assuming there was one) or a more diligent editing group.

All of this aside, it was a good quick enjoyable read. I was able to overlook these blips and read these books as it was meant to be read. It also made me realize that doctors go through a lot more than just seeing patients and that they really are "people" with real emotions.  I know this is easy to overlook when you are seeing them professionally (I know as this past year was full of visits to different doctors/specialists) unless you are also friends with or have family members in the medical field.

Because it was a collection of short stories, there were some very quick story line movement from start to finish that could have been flushed out more had they been intended as individual novels instead of short stories, yes you can get each separately as shown above


With this "change" in showing the lives and events of the doctors and patients of Baily Mills Hospital, it could have been made into a great read, not just a good read with just a little more of those details.

I would recommend this (or these individually) to most readers.  If you are a lover of the romance genre or an "older" young adult reader, as there is some sexual content, this would be a good quick read for your kindle.