Birthday Week

Kinzie, the granddaughter we are raising, turned sixteen Thursday. You know how it goes though. We were busy on her actual birthday, family members wanted to take her to dinner another day, and her party was on still another. That’s fine. She deserves it. My heart squeezes in my chest a little though to think …

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Garlic Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients 120ml (1/2 cup) butter 2 tsp. dried basil, crushed 2 tsp. lemon juice 1 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 3/4 tsp. seasoned salt 220g (8 oz.) fettuccine or angel hair pasta (cooked and drained) 360ml (1 1/2 cups) broccoli floweretts (cooked tender-crisp) 3 Tbsp. walnuts (chopped ) fresh, grated Parmesan cheese Procedure Melt the butter …

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Guacamole

Ingredients 4 avocados 2 tablespoons of pico de gallo Juice of 1/2 lime 2 chopped Jalapeño OR 2 tablespoons of crushed red pepper OR 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon of salt 4 teaspoons of olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon of chopped garlic 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper 1 minced jalapeño OR 2 …

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Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 1 Tablespoon butter 1 cup onion, chopped 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup peeled and cubed sweet potato 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 14-oz cans of nonfat and low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable stock 1 15-oz can of pumpkin 1 …

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