"Foodies on Friday"

Foodies On Friday! Veggie Burgers

2 Cans rinsed, drained and blended Black Beans
1/2 red pepper finely chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms finely chopped
1 yellow onion finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves pressed
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg beaten
1 cup cooked Quinoa
1/8 Salt
1/8 Cayenne pepper
1 tsp Chili Powder

In a pan, saute pepper, onion and mushrooms in olive oil, garlic, cayenne and salt until tender. Add to beans. Fold in remaining ingredients. Make patties and place on a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Broil for 2-3 minutes to crisp the top. Serve on a roll with tomato, lettuce, guacamole or tzatziki. Add a side salad and roasted potatoes.

You can add other ingredients such as:
Old Bay
Gourmet Burger Seasonings
Ketchup and mustard
Taco seasonings

Mix it up and try new flavors!


"Coffee Talk"

“Coffee Talk with Nicole and GG” No filter GG Strikes again!

COFFEE TALK! What is the the worst punishment?

Dear Lord! I so love these Wednesday mornings but OH! how I sweat like a “who*#e” in church because I don’t know what’s going to come out my mini me’s mouth!

Home should be a safe place to be yourself. Be crazy, inappropriate, laugh, scream, pout and fight!

We do it all here in the Naples house. Mostly it’s screaming and/or laughing more than anything.

With a tween and a teen, they are fighting for freedom and we are fighting for control. Do you feel my pain?

This is the “Real Deal”….I won’t sugar coat anything and I will always be honest. You will see me laugh, cry, fight and learn with my family.

Surround yourself with people who can help make parenting a little easier and help you realize you are NOT the only psychotic, head spinning, fire breathing parent out there.

Coming soon…parenting support group with me! A place where we learn to navigate difficult discussions with our kids! Would you like more info?


"Foodies on Friday"

Kid Approved Snack! Adults love it too!

This is a quick, easy nutritious snack that kids can make themselves or any adult will enjoy. Keep individual packets in the car for those on the go evenings or after school activities! Or just for those long car rides.

1 Organic Brown Rice Cake
1 tsp Favorite Nut Butter (I prefer Barney Almond Butter or Justins Nut Butter)
1 tsp Nuttella Or Nocciolata (Organic Brand)
Bananas,Strawberries, Blueberries, or any Favorite Fruit sliced thin.



“Coffee Talk” with Nicole & GG- What do your earlobes say about you? Criminal or class clown?

Just a typical Wednesday morning at the Naples Household. Breakfast, lunches and Coffee Talk. Well, Gianna did not let us down. I love the way she is carefree, honest and REAL. Don’t get wrong, fast forward a few hours and I’ll want to “smash” her because of her mouth, her room or lack of studying. Smash was a word used by many in our area growing up! “I’ll smash ya”!

Today we discussed earlobes and how it can determine whether you will be a criminal or a class clown. Guess what GG is? I bet you can’t guess my results.

Her 3 Questions were great! Carnival acts, younger self and gymnastics! It was a good time. Hope you enjoy our family friendly show. Friend me on FB so you are the first to see it LIVE!

Now go watch and check your earlobes.