Friday, November 26, 2010

Free Christmas Giveaway!!!

Im giving away a Christmas onesie or tshirt to a lucky winner - the winners choice in design. Become of fan of my Pookie Posh Facebook page just by clicking the "Like" button at the top.

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Happy Holiday to all the fun is just beginning.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oh yeah I did that

I will get straight to the point... Im not much of a cook. It may have been my last name but names can fool you.
I leave most of the cooking responsibilities to the hubs. He is an awesome cook and really enjoys doing it.
However, there is the rare occasion when I try out a new recipe and really hit a home run.
Last night I tried a new recipe for Stuffed Pasta Shells. I used the base recipe off and took it from there adding my own flavor:) It was sooo good I will have to say!
Here is a peek at my leftovers.

Want to try it yourself? Here is the recipe. It is really easy, quick and tasty.


  • 32 jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
I added 1 lb. ground Turkey and 2 cans of sliced mushrooms:) Mmm... Mmm... Good:)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, gently place pasta shells in boiling water; bring water back to boil. Cook until noodles are just tender; drain well.
  3. Squeeze spinach dry. Combine spinach, ricotta, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, fennel, basil and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper; mix well.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce evenly over the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  5. Fill each pasta shell with the spinach cheese mixture. Arrange the shells, filling side up in the baking dish. Spoon remaining marinara sauce over the shells. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top of the shells.
  6. Cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven until heated through; about 30 minutes.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pets in the office?

I'm a lover of all things four legged and fury, but should they grace us with their presence in the work place? whats your take on Pets at work?
I have worked in two separate offices where a pet or two came to the office daily. It doesn't bother me because I am a pet lover.
(The cat just walked across my laptop) Ha!
But what if you are the person who is really allergic to cats or frantically afraid of dogs. Do you miss out on the opportunity of your dreams all because of Fiddo? What if the dog barks constantly always interrupting your thoughts? What if the cat always wants to sit in your lap? the list could go on.

I feel like Dogs and Cats do have the ability to lighten the mood or bring on casual conversation between new employees. Also, the benefits of a four legged friend may out way the odor coming from the litter box. Studies show that pets lower stress and having them around can boost productivity. This can also be used as a recruitment tool for companies that allow pets to play.

Would you love to work at a place that had pets or allowed you to bring yours to work every day?
I know I would like to bring one of my sweet angels to work a couple days a week maybe not every day though:)

All the best,


Monday, November 1, 2010

Its a 50/50 chance in the game of life.

I never imagined how much I would love being a mom. I've totally changed my way of living for this tiny human and have never looked back. Yes, Im tired or sometimes grumpy but the very moment her face lights up and smiles all worries disappear:)
Before I met Ella and experienced hands on what being a mom would feel like I was the type that wanted a child but didnt know when. Also, I wanted "child" singular, meaning only one.
I am now questioning the singular "uno" child scenario. I want Ella to have at least one sibling. I know how much I love my sister and brother and I want Ella to have the same experiences and memories as I did.
I want to try for a boy but I would be more than happy with two girls, or maybe three:) Ha!
My husband of course wants a boy more than anything in the world. He is a major sports fan and wants a football player to rough up.

So here's to a house full of crazy, wild, loving, smart children:) If that is God's plan.

Here is a plan that I won't be considering. HeHe.
All the best,