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Skinny Minny Soup Recipe

Last Reply by dollbaby831 1422226684.083 | Started by Albany Irvin in Recipe Swap, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

This was going to be my #MondayMealMakeover but since today is "Soup Swap Day" (say THAT 3 times fast!  LOL ) I am sharing it early! Skinny Minny Soup  1 small head cabbage, chopped 1 cup chopped onion        1 cup chopped bell pepper 10 cups water *Boil for 20 minutes   *Add: 10 oz. pkg mixed veggies 1 pkg green beans *Boil for 10 minutes     *Add:  1 T. Lawry's Season Salt or to taste 12 oz. can V8-- I like spicy V8 1/4 cup beef or chicken demiglaze paste 1 T chopped parsley ½ tsp pepper ½... Continue Reading

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Meal Make-over Monday - Healthy Walking Taco Recipe

Last Reply by vonIam 1421855261.38 | Started by Albany Irvin in Recipe Swap, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

    For Meal Make-over Monday this week, I was inspired by the snack bar at all of the Little's games lately. Whether it was basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, or soccer – every single snack bar seem to serve something called "walking tacos."  I have no idea why they are so fascinated with walking around with their food?!?! If you are not familiar with these, walking tacos consist of opening a snack size bag of chips, ladling in a scoop of chili, and topping it with shredded cheese. Perfectly portable and not very good for you at all ....hence my Meal Make-Over! Turk... Continue Reading

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Zucchini Boats and Cabbage Steaks - YUM!

Last Reply by dex 1421679385.707 | Started by Albany Irvin in Recipe Swap, Health & Fitness, Hosts & Personalities

Oh my word!  So many of you have asked for my recipes for these two delicious veggie packed recipes that I had to share.  You won't believe how easy and scrumptious they are!!!   Please let me know how you like them - and please share your variations!  We are always looking for a new quick, healthy dinner! Best, Albany   You'll need: 1 Large head of cabbage 5  zucchinis - cut lengthwise and cored  Shredded chicken or any other meat you prefer Shredded cheese (to taste) Olive Oil - to drizzle Salt, pepper and spices of your choosing    ... Continue Reading

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Living For Me - Team Diehards

Started by Albany Irvin in Health & Fitness, Sports, Hosts & Personalities 1420217313.08

I am getting lots and lots of questions on our “Living for Me” initiative. I'm hoping I can answer them and simplify the process for you to join in the journey to living your life to the fullest! What is it? Living for Me allows our viewers and hosts to come together in a community to live our best together.  For the next 10 weeks it will be about that journey and the challenges we both face. How do I sign up? It's more of a join along then a "sign up." All you need to do is "like" my Facebook page and then click the link here: Team Die Hard.  Click "follow" my... Continue Reading

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Black-Eyed Pea Garlic Hummus with Olive Oil

Last Reply by Kathleen5 1420221324.577 | Started by Albany Irvin in Recipe Swap, Health & Fitness, Hosts & Personalities

Black-Eyed Pea Garlic Hummus with Olive Oil I absolutely love hummus – a great savory yet health conscious dish.  I used black-eyed peas for good luck in the new year – a southern tradition in my house.  Love that the Vitamix replaces 13 appliances on my counter-tops!   Ingredients: 2 cans (15 oz ea) black eyed peas, rinsed and drained 6 tsp. garlic puree or minced garlic 6 T fresh-squeezed lemon juice 1 tsp. salt 2 T olive oil 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 6 T tahini to taste 3T water to thin hummus as needed 2-3 T olive oil, for drizzling on hummus Gar... Continue Reading

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Albany's Holly Wreath Cookie Recipe

Last Reply by MissKlynn 1418446483.87 | Started by Albany Irvin in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Cookie Exchange

I couldn't wait to be tagged in our #QCookieExchange.  The recipe I am sharing came from the Loring Air Force Base Officer's Wives Club Cookbook (1975.) For as long as I can remember, these have been a part of our Holiday baking tradition. No matter where we moved – and we moved a lot – we always kept these cookies as part of our tradition. Every plate of homemade fudge and peanut brittle we made was "garnished" with these edible Holly Cookies – and they still are to this day! Plus - they are super easy to make and always leave a lasting impression. I hope your fami... Continue Reading

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George Simonton - The Designer's Designer!

Last Reply by sans 1419618049.957 | Started by Albany Irvin in Fashion Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

I was in New York City recently and I had an amazing opportunity to visit George Simonton's studio.  Boy....was I in for a treat!  I mean, this is the designer's Designer!!!!  For starters, I had to be buzzed up to one of the most coveted 7th avenue locals.... right smack in the middle of Fashion Avenue and the garment district.  Once there, I couldn't believe the view!!! His wall of windows overlooked the exact route for the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade.  The view was electric with energy!  George was so gracious to walk me through his entire line from th... Continue Reading

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Drinks and Dessert Station - starring my new Keurig 2.0!

Last Reply by Sandra272 1416159929.173 | Started by Albany Irvin in Hosts & Personalities, Coffee Talk, TSV Talk

Last week, I held a little Birthday gathering for Lisa Robertson.  Most of these folks had never been to my house; so of course I cleaned as if Scarlett was coming for inspection.    Next up was transforming my circus of a home into a place for an adult birthday party.  My hope was that I would be able to create a place that everyone would mingle and visit.  I was shooting for a “cozy” ambiance; not formal--- I’m definitely allergic to formal!   Since it was more of a drop in event that was heavy on the hor'deurves instead of a sit down dinner... Continue Reading

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Harvest Recipe - Stuffed Acorn Squash

Last Reply by Cece in Colorado 1420024593.23 | Started by Albany Irvin in Recipe Swap, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

I have no idea why my children won’t eat potatoes; but I can get them to eat Acorn Squash?!?!  The mysteries never cease.  Oh well….    I also use this mixture for stuffed Bell Peppers.  By the way, the Olive Oil in this recipe is extra special as it is made in Portugal by the family of our own Electronics guest, Oscar Dovale!!! I hope you will give it a try and let me know if you and your littles liked it! Albany Stuffed Acorn Squash Meat Mixture: 1lb. Ground beef or turkey 1 lb. Sage Sausage 2 Large Shallots—finely chopped 4 G... Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday Lisa!!!

Last Reply by rina33 1415455360.883 | Started by Albany Irvin in The Q We Love, Q News, Hosts & Personalities

Happy birthday, my friend. I don't even know where to start – you are such an amazing woman. Smart, kind, funny, tenacious, loyal & beautiful. From the moment we met, you embraced me. You were straightforward, honest, and willing to share. Qualities that many women do not often share with one another. I was able to learn from you and grow with you here at the Q.  Here we are on the set:  In two of the many cars we traveled to QVC events in: (one with Courtney)   At those New York fashion events:    And other Q Events:  (one with Rac... Continue Reading

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