Sunday, February 25, 2024

Recipe For A Thriving Democracy

Wanna make a difference for our country? 

One of the many ways to make a difference is to vote!

In 2024, Americans will go to the polls to cast their ballots.

All throughout the year, states will be holding elections to select candidates for president and other offices.

They will also be voting on ballot proposals too. 

One of those states holding elections is my state Michigan. 

We’ll be holding our presidential primary on February 27th, 2024.

The polls on Election Day will be open from 7 am. - 8  pm. 

If you’re still in line to vote at 8 pm, they have to let you vote, stay in line.

Also remember the front and the back of the ballot too.

Thanks for being the difference.


For more election information: 

http://www.vote411.org/


Fellow Michiganders: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/





   


Friday, February 23, 2024

Broasted Sweet Potatoes

This is perfect as a side dish or anytime.


2 medium sweet potatoes

1/4 c. oil (adjust amount needed)

1/2 tsp. each: granulated garlic, dried parsley

1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, red wine vinegar

Pinch red pepper flakes


Preheat oven to 375’ degrees.

Spray baking sheet with non stick spray.

Rinse, cut ends from and slice sweet potatoes. 

Arrange potatoes on baking sheet.

Drizzle oil, sprinkle herbs and spices over potatoes.

Toss potatoes to coat.  

Place potatoes in oven and bake for 30 minutes. 

Halfway through cooking, remove pan from oven. 

Stir or flip potatoes to cook evenly on other side. 

Put potatoes back in the oven to cook until done. 


Serves 4.


Sunday, February 11, 2024

Big Game Pasta Salad

 This is perfect for a game day get together or anytime.

1 package macaroni shells (16 oz)

1 c. each: radishes (sliced), celery (chopped)

3/4 - 1 c. mayo (to taste) 

1/4 tsp. each: pepper, salt, granulated garlic


Cook pasta according to directions on package.

While pasta is cooking, wash and prepare celery, radishes. 

In a clean serving bowl combine: drained pasta, remaining ingredients, and some of the mayo.

Toss well to coat. Add remaining mayo if needed.

Serves 6.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Easy Fruit Salad

This is perfect as a side dish, healthy snack, breakfast or anytime.

You can use what fruit you like.

1/3 c. each: sliced fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, fresh blackberries, pineapple chunks

2 tangerines, peeled and sectioned

1 orange, peeled, sectioned 

1 - 2 apples chopped

1/2 lemon 


Cut lemon in half, set aside.

Rinse berries through a colander, slice strawberries, set aside.

Rinse and slice apples, place in a clean bowl.

Cut in half, peel, section orange and place in bowl.

Peel, section tangerines, place in bowl.

Add pineapple and berries to bowl. 

Squeeze half of lemon over fruit and toss fruit with a clean spoon.

Place bowl in fridge until ready to serve.

Serves 4.