Diva Tasting: Green Bean Muffins…

Green Bean Muffins 
Vegetable Cooking Spray
4 Cups Cooked Cut Green Beans
1 (10.75 Ounce) Can Campbell’s(R) Condensed Cream Of Mushroom Soup
1/2 Cup Milk
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 (2.8 Ounce) Can French’s(R) French Fried Onions
2 (16 Ounce) Packages Refrigerated Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits
  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 16 (2 1/2-inch) muffin-pan cups with the cooking spray. Stir the green beans, soup, milk, 1 cup cheese and 2/3 cup onions in a large bowl.
  2. Roll each biscuit into a 4-inch circle. Press the biscuit circles into the bottoms and up the sides of the muffin-pan cups. Divide the green bean mixture among the biscuit cups.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until the biscuit cups are golden brown. Stir the remaining cheese and onions in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the green bean mixture.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Let the minis cool in the pans on wire racks for 5 minutes.

Diva Musing: About Life…

I have posted Napoleon Hill several times.  I wanted to re post this one.  He is the father of motivational speakers to my thoughts.
About Life
by Napoleon Hill
Life, you can’t subdue me because I refuse to take your discipline too seriously. When you try to hurt me, I laugh — and the laughter knows no pain. I appreciate your joys wherever I find them; your sorrows neither frighten nor discourage me, for there is laughter in my soul.
Temporary defeat does not make me sad. I simply set music to the words of defeat and turn it into a song. Your tears are not for me, for I like laughter much better, and because I like it, I use it as a substitute for grief and sorrow and pain and disappointment.
Life, you are a fickle trickster — don’t deny it. You slipped the emotion of love into my heart so that you might use it as a thorn with which to prick my soul — but I learned to dodge your trap with laughter. You tried to lure me with the desire for gold, but I have fooled you by following the trail which leads to knowledge instead. You induced me to build beautiful friendships — then converted my friends to enemies so you may harden my heart, but I sidestepped your figure on this by laughing off your attempts and selecting new friends in my own way.
You caused men to cheat me at trade so I will become distrustful, but I won again because I possess one precious asset which no man can steal — it is the power to think my own thoughts and to be myself. You threaten me with death, but to me death is nothing worse than a long peaceful sleep, and sleep is the sweetest of human experiences — excepting laughter. You build a fire of hope in my heart, then sprinkle water on the flames, but I can go you one better by rekindling the fire — and I laugh at you once more.
You have nothing that can lure me away from laughter, and you are powerless to scare me into submission. To a life of laughter, then, I raise my cup of cheer!
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Diva Tasting: Greek Chicken in Foil…

Greek Chicken in Foil
1 Serving Cooking Spray (optional)
4-6 Yukon Gold Potatoes, Sliced into Quartered
2 Large Onions, Sliced
Juice and Zest of Two Lemons
1 Teaspoon Dried Basil
1 Teaspoon Dried Tarragon
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
Roasting Chicken (Legs and Thighs Pre- Cut; about 6-8 each)
1/2 Cup Olive Oil, Or To Taste
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Mix all herbs in a small bowl.
  3. Combine Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest and oil in a resealable plastic bag shake to combine.
  4. Place chicken in the resealable bag and shake to coat.
  5. Cut enough foil squares to hold each leg and thigh and vegetables individually. Layer potatoes, and onion slices in the bottom of the sprayed foil pieces.
  6. Place Oiled Chicken on each foil wrap over the evenly divided vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle Each with the herbed mixture. Wrap in the Foil packets and seal ends tightly. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  7. Roast in the preheated oven until juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 1 hour.
  8. Let cool, about 10 minutes. Open foil packs carefully as steam will be hot. Serve with potato and onion mixture. Serve with Greek salad and beverage.

Diva Tasting: S’mores Bread Pudding…

S’mores Bread Pudding
1 Pound Cake Cut Into Cubes
1 (14 Ounce) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Cup Half N Half
4 Eggs, Beaten
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
2 Cups Miniature Marshmallows
1 Cup Miniature Semisweet Chocolate Chips
5 Graham Cracker Squares, Crushed
4 Tablespoons Cream
4 Tablespoons Miniature Marshmallows, Or More To Taste
4 Tablespoons Miniature Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Or More To Taste
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 square baking dish. Spread pound cake pieces out onto a baking sheet.
  2. Bake cake in the preheated oven until dry and crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Beat condensed milk half n half, eggs, vanilla extract, and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  4. Spread cake pieces out in the bottom of the prepared 9×13 baking dish. Pour milk mixture over cake. Scatter 1 cup marshmallows and 1 cup chocolate chips over the milk mixture; let rest until mixture is slightly soaked into bread, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of the bread pudding comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  6. Whisk 2 tablespoons milk, 2 tablespoons marshmallows, and 2 tablespoons chocolate chips together in a saucepan over medium heat until marshmallows and chocolate are melted and completely incorporated. Pour marshmallow mixture over bread pudding and cool, 20 to 30 minutes. Yum!

Diva Musing: Fat Burning Beverage Detox…

I love the old grandmothers remedies.  Here is one you may want to try.  Namaste, The Queen Cronista
Fat Burning Beverage Detox
Lemons, on the other hand, helps to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system, promotes kidney health and breaks down fat cells. Adding honey to your weight loss drink will help improve your gut health, and increase your energy levels.
Cinnamon helps lower high blood sugar levels, high cholesterol levels and is used as a natural remedy to reduce the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Drinking 8 glasses of water per day while consuming this drink will make it more effective.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 Tsp.
  • Lemon Juice – 2 Tbsp
  • Raw Honey– 1 Tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon- 1 Tsp
  • Water – 1 Cup Of Hot Water
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Fat burning detox drink before bed to lose 10 pounds in 1 week
The following detox drink consists of lemons, apple cider vinegar cinnamon, and honey, all of which when combined and consumed has a powerful fat burning effect to the body. Apple cider vinegar helps lower blood sugar levels, kills damaging bacteria in the gut, improves digestion and breaks down fat cells.
Warm up the water but don’t let it come to a boil phase, then add in all of the ingredients above, mix well until you are left with a dissolved mixture and consume this drink before you go to bed for 1 week. We recommend that you rinse out your mouth with water to prevent tooth erosion that is caused by the apple cider vinegar.
There you go in just a few minutes you get powerful fat burning detox drink, just drink it before bed and lose 10 pounds in 1 week! Note: if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this recipe or are on any health medications, please consult with your doctor before

Diva Tasting: Beef Stroganoff II …

Beef Stroganoff II 
1 (8 Ounce) Package Egg Noodles
2 Pounds Ground Beef
1 (10.75 Ounce) Can Condensed Cream Of Mushroom Soup
1 Pkg Dry Onion Soup Mix
1 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
Kosher Salt And Pepper To Taste
  1. Prepare the egg noodles according to package directions and set aside.
  2. In a separate large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Drain the fat and add the soups, water and garlic powder. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and combine the meat mixture with the egg noodles. Add the sour cream, stirring well, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Diva Tasting: Indian Curry Potato Fries …

Indian Curry Potato Fries 
1 Cup Vegetable Oil For Frying, Or As Needed
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
6 Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Cubed
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Cilantro
1 Teaspoon Mild Curry Paste
  1. Pour enough oil into a frying pan to cover the bottom 1/3-inch deep; add garlic, cumin, salt, turmeric, and black pepper. Heat oil mixture over medium heat.
  2. Cook and stir potatoes in the hot oil, turning occasionally, until cooked through, golden brown, and crisp on the outside, 10 to 15 minutes. Add fresh cilantro and curry paste and stir to coat. Fry until cilantro is dark green and crisp, about 1 more minute. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon and transfer to serving dish.