Holiday Cardmaking Challenge

Have you joined our Holiday cardmaking Challenge Yet? Its simple just make a card from any holiday and enter it @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/645340269213511/?ref=bookmarks

Today’s cards are from Valentine’s Day :

But are done with digital stamps -and colored with pencils and markers . Lisa

My Valentine card is from https://bugaboostamps.com.

Card #2 is a Cup of Love from https://www.tiddlyinks.com.

Healthy Slow Cooker :

Ready for some healthy recipes made in your crock pot ! February is Heart healthy month and just in time is this cookbook – Read on and get your copy now :

A revised and updated second edition of American Heart Association’s beloved, bestselling Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, now with 30 new recipes, 30 to 40 new photographs, and full-color throughout.

Now fully illustrated throughout with 30 to 40 new photographs, revised to meet current AHA guidelines, and refreshed with recipes like Chicken Pho, Pad Thai, Sweet Potato Chili, and Beef Vindaloo to satisfy today’s palate, this comprehensive cookbook offers information on the health benefits of slow cooking and how a slow cooker can help you eat well. 
From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, the 230 recipes in American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook will surprise you with their variety and depth of flavor. The slow cooker, America’s favorite kitchen appliance, has become increasingly versatile and sophisticated, and here’s how it can support a heart-smart diet. Under the spell of its low heat, lean meats, whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits transform into succulent meals. This cookbook takes advantage of the ease for which the slow cooker is beloved and optimizes the nutrient density and flavors in these delicious, nutritious meals.
The best way to ensure good food comes out of your cooker is to put only good-for-you ingredients into it, and with American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, you’ll learn how much your slow cooker can do for you while you’re enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

Heart Healthy * Fettuccine Alfredo

Today I am celebrating February with a Heart Healthy version of Fettuccine Alfredo. Number #1 Valentine restaurant choice is Italian so in honor of National Fettuccine Alfredo Day here’s my recipe – No reservation needed :

  • 16 oz fettuccine (whole grain)
  • 2 T butter (grape seed oil)
  • 3 Clovers garlic/ minced
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 2 C almond milk
  • 2 C low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese

in a large pot cook pasta al dente by directions. Drain in colander after cooked. In the pot add oil and saute garlic-add in flour.Then add in milk and broth. Cook about 6-7 minutes until sauce thicken. Add salt,pepper and nutmeg . Turn off heat and Add Cheese . Stir to melt and then add Noodles.

February is heart healthy month  but you can make this healthy version or full flavor version by using whole milk,butter and noodles.