Vanessa Rouse's Blog (8)

Blog Hop: Why Do I Write?

Some of you (especially if you're somewhat newbie like me) might be asking, "What's a blog hop?" Well, I was in the same boat as many of you until recently an amazing blogger named Fern Ronay invited me, or should I say, "tagged me" (yep, still learning the bloggers' vocab folks ;)) to do a blog hop. 
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Added by Vanessa Rouse on February 11, 2014 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Portuguese Pizza! Eggs and Ham, Yes I am!

I absolutely love this pizza! I was craving it so much that I had to call my mom to get the recipe. She also gave me 2 nice tips to make the pizza even more tasty! In Brazil, we call this pizza a "Pizza Portuguesa". What a delicious fusion of flavors from the ham, onions, boiled egg, and kalamata olives! Many might be tempted to leave out one of the ingredients like the boiled egg, onions, or olives, but please don't! All these ingredients are essential, as they work together to create…

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Added by Vanessa Rouse on February 2, 2014 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

Why are Artificial Food Colors and Dyes Banned in Europe but NOT in the U.S.???

I'm a big advocate of eliminating artificial colors (aka food dyes) from our children's diet. Why? Well, it's because I have first hand experience with the negative effects on my two sons' behavior and attention span. It started when my oldest son was only two years old. I noticed how he would go from cooperative and having an active (i.e. busy but not atypical for a 2 year old child) behavior, to bizarrely defiant and hyperkinetic behavior for the next two or three…

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Added by Vanessa Rouse on January 28, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments

5 Healthy Foods for a Healthy Mom

REALITY CHECK: According to Forbes, only 8% of people achieve their New Year's resolution... So, when our commitment to those New Year's diet and fitness resolutions seem to waiver and fail... How about a second chance by adding these 5 healthy foods to your diet? This list was created after much research and includes many notes from the time I was a university Fitness and Health instructor. There are, of course, many other healthy foods besides these five. This is just a short list to…

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Added by Vanessa Rouse on January 21, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Easy and Yummy Game Day Party Bites for Kids and Grown Ups: "Apple Pie" and Cheese Bites

My latest Blog Post :D

Easy and Yummy Game Day Party Bites for Kids and Grown Ups: "Apple Pie" and Cheese Bites

Game Day Yummy Bites: "Apple Pie" and Cheese Bites…

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Added by Vanessa Rouse on January 14, 2014 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Brazilian Ham Lasagna With Red Meaty and White Cheesy Sauce

A great friend of mine just had a beautiful baby boy, and BOY OH BOY, I know how tough it is to make dinner and take care of a newborn! So, I offered to prepare her favorite meal. She told me that her favorite dish was lasagna, even joking how she must be related to Garfield somehow... "Lasagna...", I said, thinking that I actually haven't had my mom's wonderful lasagna for a long, long time. I think the last time I ate her lasagna was 8 years ago, when she came to visit us to see her new…

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Added by Vanessa Rouse on January 12, 2014 at 6:33pm — 1 Comment

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe: Chicken Penne Pasta With Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Looking for a delicious, quick, and easy dinner? Or just craving some Italian food tonight? This recipe is super easy and can be made in about 30 minutes! It serves about 6-8 people.



INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 Tbsp of flour
  • 1 Tbsp of butter
  • 1/2 bag of Penne Rigate
  • 1.5 lbs of chicken breast tender loin (boneless)
  • 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 1/4 cups of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1…
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Added by Vanessa Rouse on January 6, 2014 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Not Just Your Average Hot Cocoa

It's winter...and there's nothing like a good cup of rich, creamy, and smooth hot cocoa to warm you up... To make it special for grown ups, I added a tiny spoonful of rum...for the underage kiddos, however, you must skip that part of the recipe. Enjoy and have a Happy New Year!



INGREDIENTS (serves 2):

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 packages of Starbucks Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1/2 cup of Half & Half (creamer)
  • 3 Tbsp of table cream (…
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Added by Vanessa Rouse on December 27, 2013 at 9:42pm — No Comments

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