Portfolios & Perspectives Workshop - One year Ago

One year ago today we hosted our very first workshop entitled Portfolios and Perspectives!!! This day was such a special one where it brought together my love for photography and event design!!! AJs Catering Atlanta, GA provided the delicious delights and dynamic speakers Vanessa Parker The PinkBoss Helena Paschal Correlations, LLC-Event Training provided the attendees with solid information to build their businesses... and Me!! All I could do is smile from ear to ear.... When you see a vision come to life and everything came together!!!! Thankful for all the participates and staff!!!! More to Come! Let's build Together! 

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Chicken Alfredo

This week's delicious delight is created especially for our mother who celebrates a milestone this  year... She's says she not over 39, but we know that she has quite a bit of history under her belt! The BIG 80!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! So this week Smarty Marty cooks up one of our mother's favorite! Chicken Alfredo! So let's gather up the necessary ingredients and get started: 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. fetuccini
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Preparation Directions: 

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate to rest, then slice.
  2. To the pan, add milk, chicken stock and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Add pasta, stirring frequently for about 3 minutes. Let cook about 8 minutes more, or to your desired doneness.
  3. Add cream and Parmesan and stir until combined. Simmer 2 more minutes, or until the sauce thickens, and season again with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in sliced chicken. Serve immediately with parsley.
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Dinner is Served! Happy Birthday to my Dear Mother!!! 

Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By -www.delish.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Tuna Croissant Sandwich

Smarty Foodie this week is keeping it easy with a quick meal idea for you. Grab you a can a Tuna we are going to assist with this delicious delight!

Tuna Croissant Sandwich

First Things First gather up the necessary ingredients. 

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz.) can tuna
  • ½ medium red onion
  • 4 pieces scallions
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2½ tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 pieces Croissant
  • 4 pieces lettuce
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Directions

  1. Open the tuna and drain water or oil.
  2. Chop the onion, celery, and scallions.
  3. Arrange the tuna in a mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, chopped onion, celery, and scallions.
  4. Add Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Mix well
  5. Slice the Croissant in half and then lay a piece of lettuce flat on one slice of the bread. Scoop some tuna salad over the lettuce. Top with the other bread slice.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!
Tuna Croissants
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 Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty   Recipe By -www.speedyrecipe.com   Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram ( Kustom Kreation Photography ) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By -www.speedyrecipe.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

Foodie Tuesday- Kale & Smoked Turkey

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This week Foodie Tuesday Smarty Marty is discovering her Southern roots with this classic Kale & Smoked Turkey. Let's Begin by gathering up the necessary ingredients

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INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1–11/4-pound smoked turkey wing or fresh turkey wing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cups thinly sliced onions

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • Fine sea salt, freshly ground pepper

  • 1 pound turnips, peeled, cut into 1' cubes

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

  • 16 cups (firmly packed) coarsely torn kale leaves (from about 1 lb.; center stems removed)

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter

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RECIPE PREPARATION

  • Place turkey wing in a large pot. Add 12 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until turkey is tender, about 1 hour. Drain, reserving 4 cups broth. Let wing cool. Coarsely shred meat, discarding skin and bones.

  • Heat oil in a large heavy pot over high heat. Add onions and pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Saut é until onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add turnips, garlic, and 2 cups reserved turkey-wing broth. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Add kale. Cook, stirring often and adding broth by 1/4 cupfuls if dry, until turnips are tender and kale is wilted, about 10 minutes. Stir in reserved turkey meat. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle vinegar over; add butter and stir until butter melts.

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Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By - www.bonappetit.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty