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Just a note….
I’m being featured today at,
an informative blog featuring a directory for creative online businesses.
They’ve got a lot of great information over there. You may want to give it a try. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make life great.
A kiss on the cheek from my sweetheart on his way out the door…
Snuggling up with little twin boys to read a story….
Visiting with my sister on the phone…
Finding Gala Apples for 69 cents a pound…
 Taking in all the glorious colors of fall…
Playing a good card game with friends….
A whole lot of simple things all piled up together can make 
life pretty great, wouldn’t you say?
Sometimes the simplest of recipes can be wonderful as well.
I mean….it would be nice if we could eat really grand things like 
Chocolate Toffee Cheesecake for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
But I think I may have heard someone say that kind of activity causes brain cancer or something.
This simple Rice Pilaf with Almonds, however?
Eat it all day if you want to!
I have to admit I’ve been snacking on it a lot these past three days.
Because it’s quick and tasty 
The end.
Rice Pilaf with Almonds
Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
1 3/4 C rice (I use long grain)
1/4 C carrots, finely chopped
1/4 C celery, finely chopped
4 T butter
4 1/4 C broth
salt and pepper
1 t dried parsley
1/4 C sliced almonds
1. Chop your carrot and celery. 
2. Drop 2 T of the butter into a large, hot skillet. 
3. When the butter has melted add the vegetables 
and the rice to the hot pan. 
4. Stir it together to combine. Let the rice and veggies cook in the melted butter…
until some of the rice turns golden brown. 
5. Add the broth…
and a bit of salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, of until the rice is cooked through. 
7. When the rice is cooked, remove the pan from the heat. Add 2 T butter….
the sliced almonds….
and the parsley flakes. Stir to combine and taste the concoction. Add a bit more salt and pepper if needed. 


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