July 20, 2009

Guest Blogger

This past week I had the honor of being a guest blogger on SEI’s (a large scrapbooking company) Lifestyle blog. I had a blast.

Click here or on the butterflies above to check out our posts.

July 3, 2009

A Fabulous 4th of July

When I think about our country’s Independence Day a few necessities come to mind:

Great music, Great food, Great show

This year I want to share with you my summer playlist, a must have summer recipe and where you can find the best shows.

1. Lights Out - Santigold
2. Heartache Tonight – The Eagles
3. Breathe Me - Sia
4. Electric Feel - MGMT
5. Kokomo – Beach Boys
6. Skinny Love – Bon Iver
7. Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley
8. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
9. Cath (acoustic) – Death Cab for Cutie
10. Stand By Me – John Lennon

This is seriously the best pasta salad recipe. I make it for parties a lot and try to always bring the recipe printed on 3X5 cards because everyone raves about it!

Chicken Pasta Salad
4 cups cooked chicken cut into bite sized pieces (I grill the chicken)
2 cups bowtie pasta cooked & cooled
2 T. chopped green onion
1 cup diced celery
2 cups unpeeled nice red apples
2 cups red grapes cut in half
1 20oz can Dole pineapple tidbits (drained)
3/4 cup slivered almonds

In a large bowl, combine above ingredients to make salad.

1 cup mayonnaise
8 oz Kraft coleslaw dressing
1 dash thyme
1 pinch ginger

Mix dressing together and gently add to salad a little at a time until you get desired consistency (keep unused dressing to add to leftovers the next day). Better if chilled 2 hours before serving.

This is the year to find the best firework show and go with friends and family. It’s time to show just how proud we are to be Americans with the biggest fireworks ever! Check out what Forbes Traveler list as the best firework shows in America.