Thursday, February 25

Red Peppers and Sausage Pasta

Penne D'Allessandria
I found this recipe years and years ago in a magazine and still have the partial torn out page glued on a recipe index card! I have since made a Scrapbook Cookbook and added this recipe.

The recipe is relatively easy to make, is pretty much fool proof, looks great and tastes wonderful. I can almost guarantee that if you try it once you'll want to make it again.

Penne are cylinder shaped pasta and Allessandria is a city in Piedmont, Italy which was founded in 1168. 
So the name of the recipe Penne D'Allessandria, means a pasta from Allessandria.

Olive oil research is ongoing but so far there seems to be many health benefits.  And Olive oil is the cornerstone of Mediterranean diets, the world's longest living culture.

Tuesday, February 16

Easy Homemade Rice Heat or Cold Packs

This is one of the simplest sewing projects you will do, it's right up there with making pillowcases.
These packs can be heated in the microwave for a heat pack or placed in the freezer for a cold pack.
And they can be made into any size you want. 
 I use the size in these instructions for placing on a shoulder, knee or other similar area with an ache and pain. You can sew long thin ones to place around your neck or wrap around an ankle. Or make small ones to fix inside mittens for hand warmers!

These instructions include a rice heat pack removable cover.

Friday, February 5

Olive Cheesy Bread

Some people are olive lovers and some people are not. 
When my daughter Alexis was about 5 or 6, she had an obsession with black olives.  She liked to put one black olive on each finger and then eat them.  Concerned about the ingredients, I wrote to the Heinz Company who replied back with a letter, enclosed the ingredient list and a coupon for a free jar of olives. 
I recently looked up the nutritional valve of olives (because now there is Google) and it turns out olives are pretty healthy!

Not to say this recipe is healthy, this Cheesy Bread is not what I would exactly call healthy but it does have olives, which are good for you and it's Oh My Gosh delicious.