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Danielle Kartes  Mama-Cookbook Author- Speaker -TV gal Life | Food | Joy Get Generations on Amazon 💞 @themichaelkartes & Jesus Find my recipes 👇🏻 Sea-Lax-Nyc

Ok guys! It’s time to to support your local girl gang!!! This time it’s MY GIRL MALIA! It’s the time of year to get prints for our loved ones and my sweetie @cheerfulink has the MOST incredible botanical alphabet for sale in 8x10 & 11x14. I’ve put the link to her Etsy in my profile! So hit the link above and buy these tonight and she will ship them tomorrow! #cheerfulink

Vanilla & Citrus panna cotta with citrus caramel for @edibleseattle
This Recipe is perfect for winter with all the beautiful mandarins coming in! Recipe on the blog 🥰
Shoutin out those citrus caramel drips because my mans a genius with a 📸 @themichaelkartes 1 more sleep till FRIYAY 😍💗🙌🏻💅🏼

Working hard on 2019 for @425magazine and it’s gonna be INCREDIBLE 😍 This creamy dill baked potato soup is NO JOKE. #rusticjoyfulfood #winter

Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bars 😍✨. YOU GUYS. Please please make this delicious blondie with citrus and white chocolate & dried cranberries & the most incredible icing EVER. I can honestly say these are waaay better than the Starbucks ones- Recipe on the blog!!! Book mark it and bring it everywhere, you will be a Christmas hero. #rusticjoyfulfood #f52holidaycookie

I hope your day is filled with sparkles & frosting ✨💗. IF YOU ARE RUNNING LATE, looking for something clean to wear or your water bottle is soaking your purse (my sweet friend Malia did a perfect personified illustration of Monday, hop over to @cheerfulink to see!) Don’t you worry for one bit extra today. Go easy on yourself today, remember no one ever wakes up and puts their feet on the ground and says I’m going to have a bad day! Nope, you wake up with the best intentions and don’t you for one moment tell yourself you aren’t doing a good job cause YOU ARE DOING a great job. You are a good mom!!! Who needs to hear that today? You are a wonderful mother and woman for all my girls with no kiddos, & father/man for my 5 male followers 😂🙌🏻✨. Now make sure you eat some cookies today ✨p.s. this cream cheese sugar cookie recipe is genius and in my book; Generations 💗 #f52holidaycookie

✨✨Happy Hanukkah ✨✨
When my mother was battling breast cancer a few years ago, she had a form of cancer that was common amongst Jewish women. Her geneticist discovered that my mother was Jewish in descent. Ever since, we’ve embraced this part of our heritage and although we celebrate Christmas it’s a treat to enjoy the foods and traditions of Hanukkah! Here’s a fun recipe for potato latkes & chive sour cream! Keep finished latkes warm in a 200 degree oven. Latkes are crunchy & creamy potato pancakes. Traditionally served with applesauce and it’s best to eat LOTS of them. ✨

2 russet potatoes grated
1/2 cup red onion diced finely
1 egg
1/4 cup flour
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. oil for the frying pan

Chive Sour Cream
1 cup sour cream
½ cup chopped chives
salt & pepper to taste

Heat a skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes add one tbsp. of butter and sauté the onions. Once the onions have slightly caramelized add them to a mixing bowl. (about 5-6 minutes) Add the potato, egg, flour and salt and pepper, mix everything thoroughly.

Add the remaining butter and oil to the frying pan and spoon 2-3 tbsp. of the potato mixture into the pan, at least 3 cakes at a time. Fry for 2-3 minutes per side until its golden and the potatoes are cooked through. Drain cakes on a paper towel and sprinkle with sea salt while warm. Repeat this process until the batter is gone.

To make the sour cream simply mix all the Ingredients and generously dollop onto the potato cakes. Sour cream keeps for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Happy December, friends. I love it when people start saying, “Merry Christmas!” I have a couple of suggestions for enjoying a relaxed and magical Christmas season. Did you know that Mike and I rarely exchange expensive gifts? I love letters and poems and framed photos. He loves books and a special breakfast 😍. He always gets socks 😂 and a treat-filled stocking, but it’s not what Christmas is about. Here are some fun, practical things to remember this season:

1) Don’t buy gifts for everyone because you think they might buy you something. Just say thank you if you get a special blessing.
2) Don’t waste any time with obligation; it’s not what Christmas is about.
3) DONATE. Go through closets and cupboards and GIVE. Coats you never wear or pants that don’t fit can really bless someone this season. If you are lonely give to food pantry’s, nothing feels better than feeding those in need.
4) Go to bed early and play that dreamy 1940’s Christmas music.
5) Get off social media, and don’t compare yourselves or your life to others.
6) Forget extravagance and adopt thoughtfulness in gifting.
7) If you don’t have the money, don’t buy it, from the Christmas roasts to the extra stuff we feel compelled to buy for people. What you have to offer is enough.
8) Bake all the treats and don’t feel guilty!
9) Invite people into your home, eat dinner together and laugh. You don’t have to have the best of everything to enjoy people this season.
10) Most important: Remember Advent and the birth of Jesus or the Festival of Lights (Hey, did you know I’m Jewish too? Mom’s side.) this season is a gift. It’s not meant to feel crazy or hurried or rushed. All the blessings in the world to you my friends. .
Jesus came humbly to the world in the form of a baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes laid in a manger. Born of a virgin. Merry Christmas indeed-

FRIIIIIDAY! Some days you need a perfectly chocolatey loaf of banana bread! This recipe is from my first book My Hearts Table and I added chocolate chips! Greek yogurt and olive oil make this loaf so dang delicious. .
3-4 brown bananas
2 eggs
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup mild olive oil
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 3/4 cups AP flour, I used Bobs Red Mill
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips .

Mix the wet, add the dry and don’t over mix. Pour into a loaf pan and bake in a pre heated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.

Olive oil toast, fried up in a hot skillet, mortadella, buratta, pink salt and black pepper. Mortadella is basically bologna, and buratta cheese is mozzarella stuffed with cream and it’s all on crunchy oily bread... I’m basically eating a fried bologna sandwich 😂🔥. Life LESSON. It’s all in how you look at it.

Who craves Sweet n Sour chicken late at night? Just me? Ok yeah totally bad idea 😂. Don’t worry I just had an emergen C & 3 extra strength Tylenol for a bedtime snack. 😂😂🙌🏻. P.s. part of a jam sandwich stuck itself to my jacket today while I went inside the grocery store. I WAS DISGUSTED, thinking it was someone else’s sandwich 😂😂 then I realized it was Noahs, he left it in my car on the drivers arm rest. Perfectly normal. Said sandwich is on my stories if you need a laugh or encouragement TO NEVER GIVE UP. Like good ole Jammie. He Held on for dear life. #nevergiveup

About a year ago this time I was driving to the hospital to see Milo, I was upset. The rain was pounding my windshield on the freeway and I was weary. I was asking God why? Lord I need you, tears ran down my face. Lord, this stuff we are going through is hard, how come so much all at once? Bills and sickness and struggle. At that very moment A rock hit my wind shield. CRACK. It was loud and it squealed a touch as a crack spread instantly off the chip. It moved about 8 inches. I’d never seen anything like it. At that moment I imagined the rock hurling toward my car and hitting the wind shield. All at once I understood what the wind shield was for. A shield is for protection. That piece of glass shielded me from that rock and the crack was a reminder of Gods protection over my life and family. Sometimes we get caught up in the why, In the overwhelming pain of life. We readily share our opinions and dislikes. We put polls up about our judgments of others and we complain quite a bit. I am always asking God why when I need to remember more that we are being shielded from far more than we will ever know. I felt overwhelming peace that day on the freeway in the midst of turmoil. Fast forward a year later almost to the day. I was sitting in Mikes hospital room yesterday texting a friend and we began talking about the wind shield. Gods protection is over our family, over our home and over our lives. Even when it stings and the crack is audibly loud we are being shielded from far worse. I left the hospital last night with two rummy boys and loaded into my trash can on wheels 😂 I checked my mirror to see Milo dumping his milk bottle into his lap and I stopped for a moment, turned on the car and smiled at that giant crack in the wind shield. Overwhelming peace washed over me.
Be encouraged today at every chip and ding you see in your life because you are here, you are breathing and you are loved. Whatever you are facing, you can do it. I’ve never been more proud or in love with Mike than I am right now. He’s doing a great job. Right where he needs to be for healing and he might be a little beat up but he’s gonna be just fine.

Easy Tray Bake Turkey Sliders! I’m sort of obsessed with tray bake sandwiches! The holidays are in full swing and often times that means a lot of wasted food. I came up with this easy way to use leftover roasted meats because I see these tray sandwiches all over Pinterest! @krogerco is leading the way with #zerohungerzerowaste and these buttery melty delicious hot sandwiches are an amazing way to use up everything from that charcuterie board to the extra rolls from a family dinner! Sometimes getting creative leads to a meal that might even be tastier than the main event! Grab the recipe on my blog, link above! Snacks will be ready in 15 minutes! #sponsored #kroger

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