Monthly Archives: March 2016

Difference between: cappuccino and latte

Definitions:

  • Cappuccino: a hot beverage consisting of espresso coffee and steamed milk, often served with powdered cinnamon and topped with whipped cream.
  • Latte: hot espresso with steamed milk, usually topped with foamed milk.

And since they both include espresso…

  • Espresso: a strong coffee prepared by forcing live steam under pressure, or boiling water, through ground dark-roast coffee beans.

a cappuccino in a white teacup with a saucer and spoon, pretty design in foam

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Chicken fiesta soup

Mmm, chicken fiesta soup.

If it’s seemed like I’ve done a lot of slow cooker recipes lately…it’s because I’ve done a lot of slow cooker recipes lately. Anyone else just not feel like cooking when you get home from work lately?

I can’t decide if I like this recipe better than the chipotle chicken soup, which happens to be from the same cookbook.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can stewed tomatoes, drained
  • 2 (4 oz) cans chopped green chiles
  • 1 (28 oz) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • tortilla strips, for garnish (optional)
  • 8 oz shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)

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Actually good turkey burgers

This dish hails from AllRecipes.com.

Although I love my Greek-style turkey burgers, this is a super flavorful, more traditional alternative.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tsp Italian-style breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp finely diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • oil for cooking burgers
  • 2 Kaiser or hamburger rolls
  • toppings and dressing (not pictured)*

*I use lettuce and tomato, with mayonnaise mixed with Dijon mustard at a 2:1 ratio.

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8 (almost) lyricless songs to add to your work playlist

If you’re like me, you need a little background noise when you’re doing work – especially if you’re working at home.

Obviously, the television is too much of a distraction. Music can be great, but sometimes I find myself singing along, or even getting up and dancing if it’s especially catchy.

But thanks to Pandora and Google Play, I have come across eight excellent lyricless, or almost lyricless, songs.

Add the following tunes to your playlist and actually get work done at home.

(Did you know occasional telecommuting and other flexible work/life balance options are increasing in the workplace?)

Or hey, just rock out those headphones at your cube in the office.

white headphones

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