O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree 🎄

Cheesy Garlic pull-apart Christmas Tree 🎄





Cheesy Garlic Pull-apart Christmas Tree

1 lb. raw pizza dough
Egg wash (1 egg mixes with 1 tbsp water)
7 mozzarella sticks
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. finely grated Parmesan
1 tbsp. Thinly sliced basil
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 tbsp. chopped rosemary
1 large clove of garlic minced
Marinara, warmed (for serving)

Preheat oven to 450°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut mozzarella sticks into 1” pieces and set aside.
On a floured surface, divide pizza dough into two pieces. Stretch and roll each piece of dough into a long rectangle, then cut dough into 2” squares (you’ll need 33 total).
Wrap a dough square around each piece of mozzarella, forming a tightly sealed ball. Place balls seam-side down on the baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree (they should be touching). Brush egg wash on dough balls and bake until golden about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together melted butter, Parmesan, garlic and herbs. Brush on baked pizza balls. Serve warm with marinara for dipping.

Don’t Toss That Gift 🌸Orchid Out – It’s probably still VERY much ALIVE

You know the drill. Orchids are irresistibly gorgeous and yet, you kill them off in record time.

I’m good with houseplants too, so it’s a double embarrassment. It wasn’t until I noted a friend’s post on Facebook. She was showing the progression of NEW growth. The blooms lasted so long I just assumed the Orchid was a goner when they dropped.

The gal that looks after our home when we travel south, had left the bare plant in our east facing kitchen window. When we returned those weeks later I recognized the signs of life. THRILLED. I’ve since gone through two more cycles of blooms dropping, followed by new growth.

I thought I might not be the only one whose orchids were winding up in the compost heap, so I decided to write this post.

Buds showing the color of the blooms to be
Won’t be long now …
SO worth the wait 🌸🤗
anticipation …
Oh happy day🌱

My 17 Day Diet • or how to lose the Covid weight in a HURRY •

I’ve got a physical in 17 Days and ironically I have JUST the diet for it. NO shakes OR gimmicks, just wholesome HEATHLY food.

It jumps starts your metabolism and you’ll find support groups for it all over the web.

I’ll start with just a list of the basics and add recipes as I go along.

Cycle 1 (first 17 Days): ACCELERATE As much Lean Proteins as desire:

Fish- canned tuna, salmon, tilapia

Poultry- chicken breasts, turkey breasts, ground turkey (lean), eggs (2 eggs= 1 serving/ 4 egg whites= 1 serving)

As much Cleansing Vegetables as desire:

artichokes, asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green beans, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsley, scallions, spinach, tomatoes

2 servings Low Sugar Fruit (eaten before 2PM):

Apples, berries, grapefruit, oranges, peaches, pears, plums, prunes, red grapes

2 servings Probiotics:

Yogurt- any type including greek style, sugar free fruit flavored; plain; and low fat (6 oz. = one serving), Live Active Cottage Cheese (1/2C = 1 serving)

Condiments (in moderation – the more you use the less you’ll lose that day! I actually avoid altogether) :

Salsa, low carb marinara, lite soy sauce, low carb ketchup, fat free sour cream, low fat broth, Truvia, sugar free jams and jellies, Pam, fat free cheeses, fat free salad dressing, salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard, herbs and spices.

Here’s a link to my Chicken Tortilla Soup: https://wp.me/p6Ccms-7r