Diva Rambling: Holiday Humor….

I so admire the people who do these memes for us.  They make my day.  Especially the day after Thanksgiving when only fat pants will do.  Love you Divas….

Namaste, The Queen Cronista.

Diva Tasting: Mushroom San Marie Tart …

Mushroom San Marie Tart 


  • 2 Pounds Italian Sausage
  • 1 Sheet Crescent Roll Dough
  • 4 Teaspoons Fennel Seed
  • 1 Pound Sliced Fresh Cremini Mushrooms
  • 2 (10 Ounce) Packages Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed And Drained
  • 1 Cup Butter, Melted
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup Half-And-Half Cream
  • 2 Pounds Shredded Sharp Cheddar (1 Cup Reserved for topping)
  • 2 Teaspoons Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Dry Vermouth or White Rice Vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Roll out crescent dough to fit the pan and bake for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, brown sausage and fennel seeds in a large skillet over medium heat, about 10 minutes; drain off excess grease, then add mushrooms and spinach. Cook until the mixture is hot and the juice from the spinach and mushrooms has evaporated,10 to 15 more minutes.

  3. In a bowl, mix the butter, Parmesan cheese, half and half cream, Cheddar cheese, mustard powder, and vermouth until well combined; then add the sausage mixture and fold into the mushroom/spinach mixture until combined.

  4. Pour over the baked crescent crust. Tent with foil and bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and browned, 20 to 30 minutes. Check after 20 minutes Remove the foil tent and sprinkle remainder of the cheese over the top and continue baking for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is brown and melted.

Diva Tasting: No Bread Avocado Sandwich…

No Bread Avocado Sandwich:


  • 3 (6 Ounce) Cans Canned Chicken, Drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Cilantro, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder, Or More To Taste
  • 3 Avocados, Halved Lengthwise And Pitted
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime Juice, Or To Taste
  1. Stir chicken, cilantro, and chili powder together in a bowl.
  2. Arrange avocado halves on serving dish and sprinkle with lime juice. Spoon chicken mixture into avocado halves.

Diva Tasting: No Bake Peanut Butter Balls…

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls 


1 Cup Crispy Rice Cereal

1 Cup Peanut Butter

1 Cup Powdered Sugar

1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut ( Optional )


1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

2. In a large bowl, combine rice cereal, peanut butter, and sugar until well mixed.

3. Pour coconut into a shallow bowl.

4. Using about a teaspoon at a time, form mixture into balls and roll in coconut to coat.

5. Place on prepared baking sheet and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

VARIATION: You may also use sprinkles or chopped peanuts to coat instead of coconut.

Diva Tasting: Green Beans and Potatoes Country Style….

Green Beans And Potatoes Country Style


  • 1 Pound of Ham Hocks

  • 4 (14.5 Ounce) Cans Green Beans, Drained And Rinsed

  • 1 Large Onion, Chopped

  • 1 Bag of Red Fingerling Potatoes

  • 1 Tablespoon Seasoned Salt

  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Black Pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder


  1. Place the ham hocks and onion into a 6 quart Dutch oven and fill half way full with water. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat until meat falls off the bones, about 2 hours. Remove the bones and return the meat to the pot. Discard bones.

  2. Add the green beans to the Dutch oven and simmer for 20 minutes, then add the potatoes. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes more, or until they can be easily pierced with a fork.