CHIVE CREAM CHEESE MASHED POTATOES
2 Lbs medium red potatoes, quartered
1 Bay Leaf
3/4 Cup Milk
4 oz. Cream Cheese, at room temp
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Tsp Pepper
1/8 Tsp Onion
2 Tbs Minced Fresh Chives
Butter and Parsley - Optional
In a pot, combine potatoes and bay leaf with enough salted water to cover. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, then cook until tender. Drain, return to pot.
In a small pot, heat the milk, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, pepper and onion powder over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently until the cheese is melted, and mixture is hot - about 5 minutes.
Mash the potatoes, stir in the milk mixture and chives. Top with butter and parsley.
Of course, if you want to spice things up a bit, feel free to add some cayenne pepper. Want more cheesy goodness, add cheddar to your mixture.
DISNEYLAND IS 60!
Are you a Disney fan? If so, you already know there is lots to celebrate at Disneyland for their 60th anniversary, and fans can check out some of the action on ABC tonight at 8pm.
Speaking of Disney, did you know that the Beauty and the Beast theme song won 2 Grammy's in 1993, and guess who was the now very famous singer? If you guessed Celine Deon, you'd be right on the money.
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Nope, I'm not a Justin Bieber fan (lol), however, I am super impressed that he plays the drums, piano, guitar AND trumpet, and is totally self-taught. He was also savvy enough to get discovered by posting his entertainment skills on YouTube to get discovered.
I love doing research for various things for some weird reason, and have found a study that was recently released from The Knot on wedding trends and stats from 2014. All I can say is if you're thinking of getting married in Manhattan, or just about anywhere in NY, you may want to rethink that! (lol) Also, a close friend of mine that I've known for 28 years is FINALLY getting married. He's a record producer and well-known celebrity now, and super funny. Yet, because he knows so many women, I just knew that no one would ever snag him and get him to the altar. Mad love to his fiance, and I already love her like a sister for loving one of my closest friends. Congrats Raymond!
yet despite that, the acting was raw, and some of the things that happened to this 16 year old kid was atrocious. She was homeless, abused, had a mother who was addicted to crack,
pregnant, and at one time, her own mother attacked her with a razor blade. I cried like a baby because it reminded me of what so many women are going or have gone through. But there is hope because this movie also depicted Kathy DiFiore, the founder of Several Sources Shelters, located in New Jersey. At one time, she was homeless, yet here is her bio. This is a powerful message to remind us that if we have support, and someone takes the time to listen to our stories, we can survive. It takes persistence and not giving up when doors are closed. We can pay it forward to all those other people in need. It just takes one person at a time.
Kathy DiFiore, Founder of the Several Sources Shelters received her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1969. In 1979, she received her MBA from NYU and is currently studying for her doctorate in Education at the University of Phoenix online. From 1970 to 1978 she was a member of the NY State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Committee. Her business career included holding the position of Personnel Director, American Express, Credit Card Division and Personnel Director at Degussa Chemicals Corporation.
In 1981 Kathy decided to turn her own New Jersey home into a Shelter for mothers and their babies. As the demand for her help for pregnant women grew, Kathy made a decision to leave the corporate world and devote full time to helping mothers and babies in need. She is now operating four residential shelters in New Jersey, a 24-hour national hotline 1-800-662-2678 for pregnant women and five informative websites which receive about a million visitors a year.
Several Sources also has a fifth shelter called “Ladies Rest” in Newark, NJ for women who are homeless and in need of daytime help to get back on their feet.