Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This was pretty easy Spinach-Gruyere Soufflé


This was not too hard to try .. Make sure to post your recipe on Cooking on FB:)

Spinach-Gruyere Soufflé


2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon grapeseed or canola oil, divided
2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
1 (13-ounce) bunch fresh spinach, washed and tough stems removed
...1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup low-fat milk
...3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 large egg yolks
5 large egg whites, at room temperature
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Gruyere cheese

Preheat oven to 425. Position rack on lowest level in oven.

Oil a 1.5-quart soufflé dish with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Dust sides and bottom with breadcrumbs and chill.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach, with water clinging to it from washing, in batches. Sauté 2 minutes, or until wilted. Dry spinach thoroughly in a clean kitchen towel, squeezing out any excess moisture. Chop finely.

Heat milk in small saucepan over medium heat to 180 (until tiny bubbles form around edge); do not boil.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add flour and cook 2 minutes, or until flour loses its raw taste, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whisk in warm milk. Whisk constantly over medium heat for 1 minute, or until very thick, then mix in salt and nutmeg. Whisk in egg yolks, one at a time. Stir in spinach. Scrape yolk mixture into a large bowl.

Using electric beaters, beat egg whites until stiff, satiny peaks form; do not overbeat. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold one-fourth of whites into yolk mixture. Repeat with remaining whites, sprinkling in a handful of cheese at a time. Gently scrape mixture into prepared dish.

Place dish in oven and reduce heat to 375F. Bake 35 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cooking On FB (Facebook) is Fun and a sucess as well as new Website www.cookingonfb.com


I was thrilled to see how many people read my blog post on "Cooking On FB"! I have had fun with the design team who are helping me create the www.cookingonfb.com page! There has even been a press release and its pretty fun to see how many people want to create and share many recipes with me . I plan on publishing most of them so for many this will be the perfect tribute to the one who gifted them with the recipe.. I have a few of my own that I will be putting on the facebook Page and I received a call today from a publisher who is interested in what I am doing:) I have been working on a Children's book for over Five Years now and this has become a dream and reality come true for me . I will continue penning my Children's book but I will also be creating my Cookbook.

Please make sure to stop by the Facebook Page called "Cooking On FB" or the new website www.cookingonfb.com I remember watching Julie & Julia and thinking , how cool it must have been to be able to create the books she did and then make many of the recipes and the passion she had for creating foods people loved!


While thinking of what to call all of this ,one thing came to mind .. Facebook because so many of my friends share with me what they are eating or making and some of the foods have been pretty amazing.


I have met real life bakers and owners of restaurants on Facebook as well and they are all willing to gift me a few of there favorite recipes for the book as well as the website and facebook.

Stay tuned , as I am sure there will be much more to develop over the next few months about
Cooking On FB and www.cookingonfb.com

If you would like to submit a recipe or ck out Cooking On FB , simply go to Facebook and look it up under Cooking On FB or click the links here in this blog to go to facebook page and website!

*You can also email me with any questions @ officialfacebookcookbook@gmail.com

Have a Happy Weekend and I will update everyone after this weekend after working with the design Team and creating the new www.cookingonfb.com

COOKING ON FB LAUNCHED TODAY BY HOLLY STEPHEY OF RED VELVET MEDIA


Holly Stephey of Red Velvet Media Has launched a page on Facebook called "Cooking On FB"!

After being on Facebook with Red Velvet Media and my own personal page I was amazed at how many of my friends were talking about what they were eating for breakfast, lunch dinner or desserts, I had to form a page where all of my friends or people who had Love to share could share a recipe handed down from there Mother or Sister , best friend ..etc..

I had a Mother and Grandmother who Loved to cook and My Mother was always making some sort of pastry.. so I grew up eating all sorts of foods but now days I mostly indulge in Salads and my all time favorite Red Velvet Cake!

I do experiment though and have been known to make Home made pasta and other recipes sent to me by my 2ed Mum whom I love very much and she has gifted me with a few of her own handed down recipes !

This is how www.cookingonfb.com was launched and the facebook page "Cooking On FB " was created .. I hope to see many of you sharing your love for food and wanting to share the love we have all been gifted with by our loved ones who gave us recipes that we so want to share..

I encourage all of you that have any thing they would like to share to go to the Facebook page "Cooking On FB" or visiting the website www.cookingonfb.com

I am very excited to see what people will do , so far I have had a few submissions of recipes that are very cool:)

Its also a way of getting International Recipes being that Facebook is world wide.

Make sure to visit the facebook page and My new webpage www.cookingonfb.com

Hope to see you all soon and as I always say ...Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Lifeboarding for the New Year!



I was so excited to be able to be introduced to this great way of life called "Lifeboarding!"

Please tune in on January 7th @ 2pm pst/5pm est!

I asked the Authors to do an interview on my Radio show Red Velvet Media Blogtalk Radio and they said YES!

*Please click the link to go live!

I had seen what it was about(Lifeboarding) and knew it was for me and many of my friends and people I know who have Companies and saw how great this was of a tool for all:)

I was so excited when I received my own personal Lifeboard on Christmas Eve ! What a gift! I was emerged into the entire concept and I have to tell you it helped me with many of my visions and gals for the new Year! I could not put it down !
Please tune in on Friday January 7th as I talk to the Creator's of Lifeboard and who knows you may be so inspired to start doing this yourself!
You will be able to call in ask questions and hear how this works!


Releasing January 2011!

A Tried and True Philosophy After Fifteen Years in Development
Award-Winning Songwriter, Music Publisher, and Product Designer
Team Up to Produce an Ingenious Project that
Combines the Law of Attraction with the Visual Energies of Scrapbooking

The Lifeboard
Follow Your Vision. Realize Your Dreams.

Harvard Business School Conducted A 10-Year Study on Goal-Setting,

3% Of The Study Group Had Clear Written Goals And Earned On Average, 10 Times As Much As the other 97% Combined

It’s been fifteen years since the creators of this project first started “Lifeboarding,” in their own lives…and boy-oh-boy, do they have success stories to tell! Now, they’re taking the techniques that got them to where they are today and sharing them, for the first time, with you.

What if you could choose the most rewarding path for a career change by using an extraordinary technique to visualize your new position? What if you could find your soul mate, but this time…your real soulmate!? What if you could check off all the goals on your wish-list with time to spare for setting new ones? What if you could morph into the person of your dreams? The Lifeboard: Follow Your Vision. Realize Your Dreams (Chronicle Books; January 2011; by Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, Linda Blum Huntington, and Eva Adrienne Anderson is a tool where your deepest desires and wildest dreams can become your reality. Part motivational workbook, part creative project, The Lifeboard combines the appeal of such books as The Secret, the international publishing sensation that captivated over four million readers, with the fun of scrapbooking—a craft that, according to Craft & Hobby Association figures, one in three households across America (or about 40 million families) enjoy. Containing a journal, a full-color Lifeboard, and all the starter materials and guidance you need to make it meaningful, this beautiful gift-to-yourself box is designed to activate, magnify, and accelerate the Law of Attraction—a universal principle summed up as “You are what you think.” Avid “Lifeboarders” who credit their practice with playing a major role in their success, Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, Linda Blum Huntington, and Eva Adrienne Anderson take positive thinking to a new level. They created The Lifeboard as a tool for focusing energy and developing a visual personal action plan for your life. “Seeing is believing and achieving.” That’s a glimpse of The Lifeboard’s eye-opening, mind-shifting and life-transforming potential.

“Lifeboarding,” also called “vision boarding” or “dream boarding,” has long been used by celebrities, sports figures, and business leaders. With The Lifeboard, people from all walks of life can use this technique to visualize their future and reinforce their goals while creating a uniquely self-reflective work of art. After identifying and prioritizing their goals through journaling, it’s time to get crafty! Dig through photo albums and stashes of mementos, clip pictures and quotes from magazines, collect favorite affirmations and poems, and bring them all to the board. Place the images, objects, and words that represent you on the nine key areas: Success, Love and Marriage, Children and Creativity, Friends and Travel, Career, Knowledge and Education, Family and Health, Wealth and Prosperity, and, at the center of everything, Harmony. After decorating your Lifeboard, sit back and soak in the visual effects. As Sue, Linda, and Eva can attest, the experience will expand your self-awareness, reveal exciting possibilities, and lead you from your past into a promising future and your personal pinnacle.


Simple in concept yet profound in result, The Lifeboard will resonate with all generations, people getting married, professional athletes who want to reach the next level, successful business people who want to take their business public, recent graduates ready to take on a new career path, and all kinds of creative souls and fulfillment seekers- For inspiring examples of its effectiveness, consider the three remarkable women who collaborated on creating, designing, and writing it:

* Sue Shifrin-Cassidy developed the concept of combining a “vision board” or “dream board” with the ancient concept of Feng Shui color placement to create the Lifeboard. She has used Lifeboarding to help her visualize and realize her dreams as a songwriter, whose many hits include Tina Turner’s “Show Some Respect,” Heart’s “Strangers of the Heart,” Smokey Robinson’s “Show Some Respect,” and Al Jarreau’s chart-topping “So Good.” She has also used Lifeboarding to guide her successfully through many challenges and adventures. Sue was one of twenty American songwriters to go to the Soviet Union in 1998 in the much heralded Music Speaks Louder Than Words. With her husband, singer/actor David Cassidy, she has written and donated songs for causes, including “Stand and Be Proud” for Los Angeles in the aftermath of the 1992 riots, garnering over $2 million in donations, within the span of five day, to help rebuild the battered city, and “Message to the World” to benefit child victims of the Kosovar war. She is the co-founder of EAT’M, Emerging Artists and Talent in Music, and the founder of KidsCharities, a non-profit global organization devoted to raising funds for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Special Olympics Nevada, City of Hope, and other children’s charities. She is also an instrument rated pilot—one of only a small percentage of women pilots in the world—and enjoys traveling, thoroughbred breeding and racing, and scuba diving. The author of one previous book, The World’s Greatest Email, Sue lives in Florida with her husband, and is the mother of a nineteen-year-old son, Beau Devin.


* Linda Blum Huntington co-created the original Lifeboard with Sue Shifrin-Cassidy fifteen years ago, and continues to apply its visual goal setting techniques to her work in the music industry and beyond. She began her career as a music publisher with Arista Music, where she launched the career of Grammy Award-winning songwriter and pop superstar Diane Warren and was instrumental in hits for many other artists—Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Pat Benetar, Debarge, and Alabama among them. She later became the co-founder and co-owner of a multi-million dollar independent music publishing company, Emerald Forest Entertainment, where she helped launch the careers of Macy Gray, Marilyn Manson, and Sophie B. Hawkins, and co-produced two John Waite CDs. Most recently, Linda secured a major recording contract with Motown/Universal records for teenage artists Berrett and Harrison, to be released in Spring 2011. She is also the co-founder of Ever Wonder Records and “Science You Can Sing To,” a children’s music brand currently working with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The proud mother of a college freshman and competitive race car driving son, Linda has been married for 23 years to her entrepreneurial husband. They live on a farm in Virginia that was once an image on Linda’s Lifeboard.

* Eva Adrienne Anderson is a Product Developer and the product designer for The Lifeboard. She began her career as the co-founder and president of Children’s Clubhouse Crafts, Inc., which began as a direct marketing monthly craft club for children and evolved into a product development company specializing in children’s crafts and games. It’s signature product, Crunch-Art®, has won numerous awards, from Family Fun Toy of the Year in 2002 to PLAYTHINGS Toy of the Week and the Parents Choice “FunStuff” Award in 2010. She is also partner in Anderson Sommers, LLC a cross-category / cross-industry product development and merchandising consulting firm specializing in developing and placing products in Specialty Retail Channels, Business-to- Consumer Catalogs, as well as Television Home Shopping Outlets. She is currently President and co-founder of East Coast Girls, Ltd., whose first offering is The Lifeboard. She is now an avid Lifeboarder and lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with her husband and two children.

*Kate and Neil Wright (Husband and Wife artists) are the members of the Lifeboarding team who were brought on to interpret the artistic vision of The Lifeboard. They created the original artwork on the Lifeboard Board, Box and Book. They also are responsible for the website design and manage all the social media and have been integral to the overall success of the project.

Thank you Kate And Neil for your Vision! Bravo!

The Lifeboard

Follow Your Vision. Realize Your Dreams
By Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, Linda Blum Huntington, and Eva Adrienne Anderson

Publication Date: January 1, 2011


80-page book and guided journal, motivational stickers, and more.

Published by: Chronicle Books

www.chroniclebooks.com