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Cousin Parker
November 11, 2011, 3:14 pm
Filed under: photos, travel

I am in Orlando visiting some family now for a long weekend.  Today, my cousin Robin, her son Parker and I have been hanging out.  We went to the park since the weather was so beautiful .

Parker is 2 years old and talking up a storm.  His favorite word is “squash” – that is what he calls Veggie Tales, his favorite show.


Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
November 9, 2011, 4:39 pm
Filed under: song favs

I have always been a Coldplay fan.  I have all of their CDs, but I have never fallen in love with one of their albums as fast as their current one.

Do yourself a favor and go buy it.

You can sample the CD HERE  (first half) and HERE (second half).

Blooming Onion
November 9, 2011, 4:28 pm
Filed under: recipes

This is a MUCH healthier version of a blooming onion…and it is actually really good!

Blooming Onion (from Healthy Cooking Magazine)

2 large sweet onions
1 Tbsp butter
2 tsp dijon mustard
3 Tbsp dry bread crumbs
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup fat-free mayo
1 1/2 tsp dried minced onion
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dill weed

1- with a sharp knife slice 1/2 inch off top of onion, peel outside layer off and discard. Cut onion into 16ths stopping 1/2 inch from root end
2- place each onion in heavy duty foil (about 12 inch square) fold foil around onions and seal tightly, place in uncovered baking dish. Bake 425 for 20 minutes
3- in a small bowl combine butter and mustard. Open foil, fold foil into a bowl around onions. brush butter mixture over onions, sprinkle with bread crumbs, salt, and pepper
4- Bake 20 minutes longer until crisp-tender
5- combine sauce ingredients, serve with onions