Monthly Archives: December 2018


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Happy New Year/Page news


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I hope this year has been good to you all. If not, maybe the coming year will be.

I for one, do not know where all the time has gone. I look forward to having another year, good Lord willing, and I hope it will be a good one.

This past year, I have lost loved ones. I have also made new friends, and came up with this webpage, blog, as well as having embarked on a few things with it, I never actually saw myself doing, honestly. It has been an interesting ride. I have found a new way of reaching others with it and hopefully helping a few that follow it, along the way.

Time is so short, people. It comes and leaves us when we least expect it. It not a favor of persons, and shows no lieutenancy.

I really miss times past in a lot of ways. I am also glad some of my past remains in the past, as I am sure others are felling the same. This coming year we can change things, make things right that seem to be wrong. We can move forward in great anticipation of things enlightening us and providing us with much excitement. Somme of us are feeling lost, feeling down and out, but they just have to have enough faith in things not seen yet.

If you have loved ones in your life you need to connect with, again, do so. If you have done wrong to someone, try to make it right. You are given this one life, with which to do and say anything you need to or want to. Do not waste your time here on earth. We were not created to be sad and lonely and depressed. We each were given the power to make a difference, be it small or large. We each have an innate possibility to reach others. To be more than we currently are, is a gift, use it. Take advantage of it.

I just want to encourage you to use this coming year to benefit your life or another’s. Please do not let it get away from you.

Happy New Year, it can be, if only we believe!

I shall see you at this side of the rainbow.

Michelle, MwsR<3 Blessings!

  • If you will remember my half-sister in your prayers. She is facing the end of her life, and she is not faring well at all. She is younger than me and we never grew up together, but she is in my heart none the less.
  • Please remember my nephew, her son, he is faced with the difficult task of being her caregiver through it all.
  • It is never too late people. Reach out to others, you will be a better person for it.

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Soup/Homemade Chicken No-Noodle Soup

how to make chicken soup



    • 1 whole chicken
    • 1/4 cup white vinegar
    • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
    • 2 large carrots, washed and chopped
    • 2 celery stalks, chopped
    • 1/2 tsp whole peppercorns
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 2 tsp salt, divided
    • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    • 2 spring onion bulbs


  1. Cut the chicken into 4 pieces, cutting first in half along one side of the spine and then cutting off the thighs. Place the pieces in a large pot and cover with cold water. Turn the heat to high.
  2. Add one carrot, one celery stalk, the onion, peppercorns, bay leaves, and garlic to the pot, along with one teaspoon of salt. Once the water boils, turn the heat to simmer and cover. Cook for 90 minutes.
  3. Remove the pieces of chicken to a cutting board and allow to cool enough to handle. Strain the liquid from the pot into a large bowl using a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer.
  4. Place the strained stock back into the pot and add the remaining celery, carrot, and green onion. Add the remaining teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to simmer for 12-15 minutes until the carrots are tender.
  5. While the strained broth is simmering, remove the chicken skin and shred the meat. Return the shredded meat to the pot. Remove the pot from heat and add parsley. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Baked Italian Style Fish

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced (or 1 cup canned)
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp. sliced green onions
2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
salt and pepper, to taste
4 trout (or other fish fillet)
4 tbsp. fine dry Italian style bread crumbs
lemon wedges
Oil or spray a shallow baking dish with olive oil non-stick spray. Add sliced mushrooms, onions, 1 tablespoon of parsley and garlic. Arrange fish in dish. Season lightly with salt and pepper; brush with olive oil and dot with a tablespoon of butter. Melt remaining butter and toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over fish. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, or until fish is tender, opaque and flaky and crumbs are lightly golden. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Sprinkle with parsley, and garnish with lemon wedges.
Makes about 4 servings. Submitted by: CM

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