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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

COQ AU VIN BLANC in 27 Minutes

Yes you read that correctly ... 27 minutes!
And you really don't need to be some super experienced cook to do it.  
I can just see your friends faces when you bring this to the table. The awe when you tell them "I made it myself".


  • 2 carrots, chopped 
  • 5 new potatoes, quartered 
  • 1 small onion, chopped 
  • 5 mushrooms, chopped 
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 
  • 2 strips raw bacon, chopped 
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ tsp. dried 
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. dry white wine, divided 
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt 
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs 
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch 
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, loosely packed 

  1. In the base of the Microwave Pressure Cooker, combine carrots, potatoes, onion, mushrooms, garlic, bacon, thyme, ¼ cup wine and salt; stir to combine. 
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. 
  3. Place chicken on top of vegetables. 
  4. Seal and microwave on high power 12 minutes. 
  5. Remove from microwave and allow pressure to release naturally until pressure indicator fully lowers. 
  6. Remove cover, transfer ½ cup of the cooking liquid to the 2-cup Micro Pitcher; stir in cornstarch. 
  7. Microwave on high power 30 seconds, or until thick. 
  8. Meanwhile, remove chicken from pressure cooker, set aside. 
  9. Transfer cornstarch mixture to base of pressure cooker; stir into vegetables and liquid. 
  10. Stir in remaining wine and parsley. 
  11. Return chicken to pressure cooker, coat with sauce. 
  12. Serve warm.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Grilled Ricotta and Mixed Berries

I saw this in an advertisement for one of my local food stores.  
Thank you Acme.

This actually looks like it could be a great dessert option for anyone.  I can see this one for a family night dinner or for a casual dinner with friends.

And you don't have to be as "precise" in putting your fruit out like this one, but you could be creative to the extreme or just sprinkle the fruit here and there, its pretty much up to you.  

Or let the kids get their inner DaVinci out.

12-inch prepared pizza crust or naan bread
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp honey
2 cups assorted berries

1. Preheat grill to medium heat (350°-400ยบ). 
2. In a bowl, mix to combine ricotta cheese, lemon zest, vanilla and honey. 
3. Spread mixture on crust and top with berries.
4. Turn off middle burners for indirect grilling and place pizza crust in center of grill. Grill about 10-12 minutes, until berries are juicy and ready to burst. 
5. Remove from heat and let rest 5 minutes. 
6. Slice and serve.
Pro Tips: 
1. Cooking over indirect heat helps avoid scorching the bottom of the flatbread. 
2. Stone fruits such as cherries, peaches or plums are a fantastic substitute for berries.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tupperware ... September Join Us Offer

I was blown away when I saw the Say Yes offer for September.

You get some awesome pieces in our "regular" kit but when you add this months offer, well it just becomes a must have.  
The Ultra Pro Lasagna pan is a constant in my house.  Yes I use it to make some lasagna, but I also roast chicken and put my Salisbury Steak in there with LOTS of onions and brown gravy.

And then add the griddle ... wow, wow, wow.
I have the "series 1" griddle and use it often .. like almost every Sunday for fried eggs.
I like that it has just enough of a lip to keep everything inside, without being so tall that it "gets in the way".

If you are thinking about what you get ... lets break it all down for this month.

If you would like to join my team, you can do so just by clicking on the "Join Us" tab on my Tupperware page.

Questions?  Give me a shout.

Yes you can get all this for just $39 down and then another $60 in a few months IF you don't achieve the required $$ in sales, but really it is pretty easy to do.  
OR if you join from my Tupperware page, you pay the $99 up front and get a credit for the $60 that Tupperware gives for achieving your second confident start goal.  

I love that anything you purchase is counted toward your sales goals.
For example, you will get credit for any samples you purchase.  You get credit for anything you purchase for yourself, your family, your neighbor ... even if it is not at a party!  So you see, the more you share, the more you get towards sales credit.

Yes above I said 2nd confident start goal.  There are 13 steps where you can earn all kinds of things from Tupperware .... just by having parties!  Want to know more?  Get with me.  

Saturday, August 5, 2017

New Mid Month Brochure ... August!

I almost forgot to share this!

It's time for another mid month brochure here at my Tupperware Site.

There are some really wonderful and cute things in this mid month's brochure.
And as is our norm, there are a few short term items that you don't want to miss.

These are really great for the upcoming school year.  The Cupcake Keepers are soooo cute for keeping those lunch treats in 1 piece ... I mean who wants to have frosting in a bag and not on the cake.
Oh and that SnackBar Maker ... make your own bars and cute out the preservatives.  The Keepers are perfect for the SnackBars you can make in the Maker, but also for other treats too ... cookies, peanut butter crackers and more!


If you have a Minions lover in your house, or know one ... this set is soooo cute.  Can you see them having their snacks in this?  I bet you could even use it for lunches too.

Or keep those special treats together so they can pick their own as a reward.

Speaking of lunches ..

I have this "pre" PLUS and use it all the time when I am taking lunch to work.

I love that my salad doesn't get soggy with dressing and everything is packed together ready to go.  

Have some leftover protein from last nights dinner?  Grilled Chicken, Steak, Grilled Pork ... all would be perfect over a salad. Make that salad as you are cleaning/packing up any leftovers (or planned-overs, as we call them) and you really can just grab and go in the morning.

Oh and I haven't seen it yet ... but starting today (probably by this evening) items from the FALL catalog will be available for sale too!  Yes, that means you can get an order together from the Summer AND Fall catalogs AND Mid August brochure!

Don't forget to jump on over to my Tupperware Site and check out what we have to offer ... I have seen the new Multi Cooker that will basically replace 4 items in your cabinet.  I will definitely be checking into getting one of those!

Have any questions, just give me a shout.
Interested in becoming a Tupperware Consultant?  
You can join right from my page (join us tab) or message me and I will help you get started.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


I've been thinking about this a lot lately.
How do you define success?

When can you claim success?

Is success what we do or what we inspire others to do?

I would think if you strive to be a teacher, and I don't just mean as a profession, it would be what you inspire others to do.  What you help them to learn about what they can do, what they shouldn't do or what they are meant to do.

I know there have been times that I have thought I was going to be so successful and end up thinking about what is in it for me, and then I really am not sure if I succeeded or not.  
Oh you can be successful and unsuccessful at the same time.

WHAT?  WAIT .. what did I just say?

You can be "successful" because you accomplished something monetarily, but is that the true measure of success?
You can be "unsuccessful" at the same time if all you have accomplished is put money in your pocket.  
You need to make a difference when you are successful.  

In my opinion, you need to make people want to do the same thing that you have done, accomplish the things that you have with your help.  Your help can be just being the inspiration, by sharing the knowledge that YES YOU can do it.

Let's try to be the type of successful that helps us to inspire others to do what they want and are able to do, without putting limits on what they can do.

THAT in and of itself could be the true meaning of success.