In The Kitchen With Dana ~ Great Easy Recipes

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I cook everyday, without exception. I don’t believe in serving my family prepared foods, nor can I because of their food allergies.  As you have gotten to know me, you have read all about my daughter and her Gluten Free Diet, and my son who is allergic to Nuts, Latex, Fish, All Bee Products and more, so cooking is a challenge.  Here are some tried and true recipes that fill their bellies, are time efficient to prepare and will have you rocking those pots, pans, and ovens while you prepare any of these great tasting veggies. You will find recipes for asparagus, potatoes, artichokes, zucchini, and green beans this week as the veggies of choice!

First up, How about this awesome Asparagus Recipe? If you love Asparagus, you will love this how to  instructional video and recipe.

Some days, I prepare green beans, because they are so versatile. You can toss them with potatoes, or even on their own, but they are in season pretty much all year, making them one of my favorite veggies and my kids too!

Have you looked at artichokes and said that there is no way you are getting involved with that veggie? Give it a try, look how easy it is to prepare Baby Green Artichokes. Now if you want the recipe and to watch the video, check it out below. It will be the best 1 minute you spent watching a HOW-TO!

No meal would be complete without potatoes! My boys love these as they are small, crunchy and they can eat a whole pan in a sitting! These are so simple to make.  Fingerling Potatoes

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What veggie blog roll would be complete without Zucchini. These are the perfect veggies for frying, baking, broiling, or even sauteing.

Devious Maids

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High society has no idea what the “Devious Maids” are about to uncover. “Keep your friends close, but your maids closer!” “Devious Maids” is the creation of Marc Cherry also known as the creator of Desperate Housewives so you know the storyline is going to be delish! Get ready for affairs, steamy stories, murder and secrets all about to be outlined and detailed by this group of ’5′ maids who are bonded together through their jobs!

Executive Producers Eva Longoria and Marc Cherry bring you five women bonded by their jobs and the dirty secrets they sweep under the rug in DEVIOUS MAIDS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON out on DVD March 18th, that includes “sin-tillating” bonus features. You can find the first 13 episodes on DVD in your favorite major retailer!

Sex. Lies. Murder…It’s all in a day’s work. From Executive Producer Marc Cherry, creator of Desperate Housewives, comes Devious Maids: The Complete First Season. Meet five women bonded together by their jobs, their dreams and the dirt they sweep under the rug: Aspiring singer Carmen; Rosie, who longs to be reunited with the child she left back in Mexico; Marisol, whose outward identity masks a desperate hidden agenda; and Zoila and her daughter Valentina – both employed by the delightfully unhinged Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci).

Before the season is over, illicit affairs will be revealed and depraved secrets exposed, as we learn the sordid details behind a shocking murder. Start your collection with all 13 addictive episodes plus “sin-tillating” bonus features, and relive the intrigue as murder, mystery and mayhem collide amongst the mansions of Beverly Hills

I personally love the cast, the interaction between the ladies is stellar and Susan Lucci is divine. The storylines are kickie, the situations are interesting and these ladies know how to have a good time being ‘diva-eous’!

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We Are Being Invaded By Yerdler’s ~ Earth Day Interesting

This is NOT a sponsored post. This is information you need to help you save big, and keep Mother Earth, functioning.

I am not going to get all green on you, I will leave that to Kermit The Frog, LOL, but I am going to talk Earth Day 2014.  Earth Day is April 22 and it is time to celebrate the Earth.  How we respect our Earth, the space we live in, determines how the land will survive for your kids and family as time passes along. Throw a wrapper on the ground and there it stays, there is not a mom or dad buzzing behind you to clean up your mess, clean it up yourself, throw it away in the right place and keep our earth clean and beautiful.  Beyond not littering, reducing and recycling there are other things we can all do and  many of us do already to keep our earth, beautiful.

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Have you heard of yerdle? This is a new type of store where you give and get things for free.  This is APP accessible via the iOS app,  and the store houses thousands of items – from kid’s toys, outdoor gear, and kitchenware to Patagonia jackets– all given by other yerdle users or brand partners and available to other members.

Now, if you are a giver you are known as a ‘yerdler’.  Take that new name on, embrace it, and clean out what you would potentially throw out and fill up our trash receptacles with.  The yerdlers making it happen are so invested in Earth Day, that their entire mission is to eliminate 25 percent of new merchandise sales by making it easy for people to recycle formerly loved goods for what they really need from others willing to lend it or give it away. So, if you have not figured this out yet, yerdle is a community-based market place, users are able to set the credits and shipping price, as they please. More often than not, there are name brand treasures weaved throughout the yerdle site making the site itself a hidden jewel.

How else can you Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce waste on our Earth? Take a look at what I have rounded up for you in recognition of Earth Day.

Recycle: iRecycle, free for iOS and Android

o   iRecycle helps find local, convenient recycling opportunities on the go or at home. With access to more than 1.5 million ways to recycle over 350 materials, iRecycle can tell you how, where and when to recycle just about anything. Using your current location or typing in an address, users can get details on collection points, directions, hours of operation and other materials collected.

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 ·         Reuse: yerdle, free for iOS

o   What’s old to you is new to someone else! yerdle is the first national sharing retailer for iOS, allowing people to give and get things for free. Rather than throwing away your lightly-used, never to be worn and seen again items, you can STOP LANDFILL PILE-UP withyerdle – consumers now have a quick place to share, trade and “shop” for stuff – all they pay is a flat shipping rate, $2-4.

·         Reduce: My Carbon Footprint, free for iOS

o   My Carbon Footprint shows how your everyday choices impact the world around you, symbolized within the app by your own little slice of planet. The app’s goal is to get people talking about the impact of carbon emissions and provide users with visual reminders – tips, badges, social integration – that our lifestyle choices affect the world around us.

Gear up for earth day, clean out, clean up, reduce, recycle and reuse, do your Earth Good! Happy Earth Day 2014.