Recipe of the Day

Easy Chicken Pasta Alfredo

Ingredients

Time: 40 m    Serves 6

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Box Fettucini or penne pasta
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh Cremini mushrooms
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic, or to taste
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley (Reserve 1 Tbsp for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

Directions

  • Prep15 m; Cook25 m; Ready In 40 m
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is hot, about 8 minutes for aldente. Drain.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken breast in hot oil until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Melt butter in another skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms and garlic until mushrooms begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir heavy cream into mushrooms and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Add Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese, parsley, and salt. Continue to cook until cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir pastai and chicken into mushroom-cream sauce. Simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes.
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Daily Diva Diatribe

Is it just me?

I’m just getting over a cold that didn’t happen.  I started taking my elderberry extract, mega doses of vitamin C and olive leaf extract and warded off a full blown cold.  Is it just me or do we too often ignore those natural healing herbs and remedies that keep us on systematic track?

I use to have an immune system of a Goddess and just never got sick in the first place.  However, the geographic/demography of my current locale seems to have impacted my immune system.  So, I go to nature for the help I need, and it seems to work every time.  It’s all out there for the taking; instead of taking hours in a doctors waiting room with more sick people, I choose to fight with what God and nature have given us.  It is a lot believe me.  Or don’t believe me; research yourself and give things a try …one step at a time.

Most of my friends in California use alternative healers and doctors of oriental medicine in combination with traditional doctors if needed.  Medical facilities out West are more tuned in with alternative medicines than here in the South I find.  It just feels so good to be back on track, and feeling good without sitting for hours in a sick facility and spending hundreds on chemical pharmaceuticals that work a number on the system as well.

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Recipe of the Day-OMG Cupcakes

Thank you Kelly for sharing this recipe with all of our Diva, Crone readers.  This is a treat truly fit for the Queen.  A must try.  Namaste, The Queen Cronista

OMG CUPCAKES- KELLY WOODWARD

Oven 325* Yields 24-30 Cupcakes

CHOCOLATE FUDGE CUPCAKE BATTER

3/4-Cup         Semi-sweet Chocolate Morsels

1 Cup              Sweet Butter

1 Tsp.              Vanilla

1 ¾ Cup         Sugar

¼ Tsp.           Salt

1 Cup               All Purpose Flour

4                       Eggs

Melt butter and chocolate in microwave or double boiler . Remove from heat and add sugar. Stir in eggs, one at a time , add vanilla, then flour and salt stirring only until just blended.   Fill Cupcake liners 2/3 full of batter, should yield 30 cupcakes.

-PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP FILLING

½ Cup            Sour Cream

½ Cup            Cream Cheese; softened

½ cup             Peanut Butter

½ Cup            Sugar

1 Tsp.               Vanilla

¼ Tsp.             Salt

½ Cup            Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

1 Egg

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips until creamy. Add in the chips, stirring gently. Then drop a heaping spoonful into the center of each cupcake. Bake at Oven 325* for 25 minutes. Yields 24-30 Cupcakes.

-PEANUT BUTTER BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

4 Tbsp            Butter

6 Tbsp.           Peanut Butter

3 Cups            Confectioner Sugar

2 Tsp.              Vanilla

Heavy Cream as needed

Blend butter , peanut butter and vanilla with mixer, then blend in sugar. Add cream until desired consistency obtained (begin one tablespoon at a time).

Note: The cupcakes sink when cooled so use the frosting to level them and make them prettier. Kelly also suggests these Variations:

Nutella instead of peanut butter (for those with peanut allergy). You may choose raspberry preserves. If using preserves eliminate sugar from the cheesecake filling. Increase bake time on raspberry variation by 5 minutes.

Thought for the Day-Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

Light-workers of the world (and you know who you are) shine on!  I’ve noticed more and more that the …”milk of human kindness” is getting more sour over time.  It is our job to put our light out in the world every single day and make it a better place.

We are all connected.  There is no getting around that simple fact.  As such we owe it to each other and the planet to vibrate/shine in the best possible way we can at all times.  Our thoughts create our world.  Are you the person hanging dirty canvases up on the wall of the world’s gallery?

All Universal Teachers tell us to love one another. They speak of love to one another as abiding in the light.  When we abide in the light, we do not stumble, and we light the way for all humankind.  Be that light!  Don’t do what the world does.  Choose to be the pure soul your internal vibration is speaking to at all times.  God made us all perfect reflections of His being.  Only we can dull that vibration/light and dim the light in the Gallery of Life.

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Recipe of the Day-Pizza Made Differnetly

Oven 450*                                     Large Cooking Sheet

TOMATO BASIL WITH GOAT CHEESE AND AVACADO

Pizza Crust                     You may use Store Pizza Crusts, Tortillas, Naan, Pita, Lavosh or other flat breads. Use one large sheet or  4 medium (6-8″) smaller breads. If you are making fresh pizza dough bake first until golden brown.

2 Med.                              Avocados (Mashed with 1 tsp. lemon juice)

6 Oz                                  Goat Cheese

1/2 Pt                                Grape tomatoes halved

1 Pkg/Bunch                   Fresh Basil (Garnish)

1/2 tsp Salt/Pepper      Himalayan Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

1 (12 Oz)                          Ricotta Cheese

1/2 Cup                            Parmigiano Reggiano

1/2 Cup                            Mozzarella Shredded

In a medium mixing bowl blend Avocado,  All Cheeses, Salt and pepper.  Spread the mixture liberally over your crust of choice.  Sprinkle with tomatoes and basil, serve warm. Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown and melted.

 

Recipe of the Day-Penne Pasta Primavera

Penne Pasta Primavera

Oven to 375*                 9″X 13″ Pan Greased               Serves 6

1 Box               Penne Pasta  (Cooked to Directions; recommend using salted Chicken Broth)

1 Lg Bag          Fresh or Frozen Broccoli

1 Lg Bag          Frozen Spinach (liquid drained)

1 Sm                Bag Frozen Peas  and Carrots

1 Tbs               Minced Garlic

1 Cup              Parmesan Cheese Shredded

2 Cups            Mozzarella Cheese Shredded

1 Cup              Grated Feta (optional)

2 Cups            Heavy Cream

1 Stick            Salted Butter

1 Tbsp             Olive Oil

In a large skillet  on medium high heat, place the olive oil  and garlic, add the vegetables , stir and simmer for 3 minutes.  Add the butter and stir until melted.  Turn off the heat and add the pasta, cream and cheeses…fold until well blended.  Place in a Greased 9″ X 13″ pan.  Top with grated Parmesan. Bake until cheese is melted.  Serve with spring green salad with lemon vinaigrette and garlic bread.

How are you vibrating today???

Thought for the Day…
Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying, you are planning. When you are appreciating, you are planning…What are you planning? (Abraham Hicks)
Basic Physics says-Form Follows Thought.  My favorite scientist, Nikola Tesla spoke of all the Universe being frequency and vibration. Are your thoughts something that you want the Universe tuning into and manifesting in your world?  Are you planning a fiesta or a disaster?  It’s all up to you. Change your frequency, change your life!

Spend this week staying positiveNo matter what. If someone asks you how you are, focus on what is working and ignore what’s not working. You’ll find that more and more in your the Universe is starting to work to support you.  What wish would the genie in the bottle grant you if he were “only” listening to your thoughts? Rock on…
Namaste,
The Queen Cronista