Creamy Spinach Tomato Tortellini

This savory, spicy dish is a treat for anyone’s tastebuds.


  • 1 (20 oz) package of three cheese tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 1/4 cups of milk (any type, except skim)
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of petite diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped fresh spinach
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh oregano (or 1/2 teaspoons of dry oregano)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • 6 tablespoons of finely shredded parmesan (plus extra for serving)
  • Red pepper flakes for spice (optional)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes


Cook the tortellini according to the directions on the pasta package.

Meanwhile, in a large and deep skillet or saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds, then add the flour and onion powder and cook, stirring constantly for one minute.

While whisking, slowly pour in the milk and whipping cream, whisk until smooth.

Stir the mixture constantly until the mixture begins to simmer, then add tomatoes, spinach, basil and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep cooking for several more minutes until the sauce has thickened and the spinach has wilted. Add in parmesan cheese and stir until it’s melted.

Remove the sauce from the heat and toss in the drained  tortellini. At this time, add in red pepper flakes and slowly stir for 30 seconds.

When you’re ready to serve put the pasta and sauce mixture on a plate and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

This meal yields 5- 1 cup servings.

Smell-good Holiday Ornaments

During the stressful holiday season, the wonderful smell of cinnamon can lift anyone’s spirit. These inedible cookie holiday ornaments are the perfect accent on one’s christmas tree.


  • 2 cups of applesauce
  • 2 cups of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of glue (optional ingredient)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 2.5 hours


Preheat oven to 200° F

Mix the cinnamon and applesauce in a bowl; mix the dough so that it’s a little stiff (if it’s to wet mix in some more cinnamon).

Dust your countertop with cinnamon and then place the freshly made dough on top of it.

Next, take a rolling pin and roll out the dough to your desired thickness.

Take some medium sized cookie cutters and cut the dough into many different shapes (note: the bigger the cookie the more likely it is to break).

Place the cutouts onto a non-stick cookie sheet (if a non-stick cookie sheet isn’t available, spray the sticky one with Pam or non-stick cooking spray).

Once the cookies are on the cookie sheet, take a straw and cutout a hole at the top of the cookie to tie ribbon through.

Bake the cookies for 2.5 hours.

Once taken out of the oven, tie a piece of ribbon through the hole so the cookie can hang from your tree.

If your cookie is a little jagged on the edges, you can sand it so it’s smooth and extra pretty.

These lovely cookies can’t be eaten, but they can make anyone get into the holiday spirit, even the Grinch.


Equality is a myth

Being a feminist means believing one thing: that women are indisputably equal to men, in both rights and status as human beings. It isn’t about man-hating or going everywhere braless; it’s about being treated and considered an equal. Society shouldn’t make it out to be such a dirty word. It’s a great thing for all of humanity and should be embraced by all people.

Feminists are fighting for a cause that is still relevant. On average, women make 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to a study by Institute for Women’s Policy Research. This means that women working full time jobs make 21 percent less than men doing the same thing. Often, women will be denied a job simply because they are a female. People make feminism seem like an old-fashioned idea, but there are facts to prove the need for this movement. It’s time for women to move into the corporate world. Feminism has come along way, but it still isn’t enough as the data shows.

Feminism isn’t all about women, it’s for men too. Men are often told they have to be ‘manly’ and that they should keep their emotions bottled up; feminists are working to make this stigma a thing of the past. Meninism is an actual movement that is promoting these gender roles to be taken down. They are working for similar changes feminists are, but are focusing on the other side.

Why does society give feminism such a bad name? It’s not about man-hating or being superior to men, it’s simply about equality of the sexes. No one gender is superior to another and that is what the movement is all about. It’s about creating equal opportunities, equal rights and equal representation for women in society.

A movement called Women Against Feminism currently in motion. They are working to prove that feminism is outdated and that society no longer has a need for a feminist movement. They are denying the facts and studies that have been done on the subject. Their point is that feminism is obsolete and that women are actually equal. This movement is quickly picking up speed and gaining followers, but it needs to be stopped.

Gender equality isn’t just an American issue. Women in China, India, and countries in the Middle East are treated much worse. Women are often beaten for going to school or even leaving the house without a man. The nations need advocates so women are treated as equals, not property. Women in some of these countries are often sold as wives or worse. There is an extreme need for change in these nations and most of the time, the women in these nations cannot speak out against the wrongdoings

Of course changes have been made to help close this equality gap; the 19th Amendment was a big step towards rights for women, but there is still a great need for more. Feminists aren’t going to stop until women are equal and they haven’t achieved this milestone yet. It’s time to stop denying the facts and start embracing them.

Delicious and Easy Pumpkin Bread

The smell is amazing and every bite consists of a warm, soft, mouthwatering experience. This pumpkin bread is an amazing food choice for fall, especially since Thanksgiving is around the corner.

Ingredients (bread):

  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Ingredients (glaze):

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of water

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes


Preheat the oven to 350ºF

Spray a standard size bread pan with Pam or non-stick cooking spray.

Combine the pumpkin, eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix well (use a hand-mixer or a standup mixer).

In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and all of the spices (mix this with a spoon).

Add the dry ingredients into the previously mixed wet ingredients and mix until combined.

Once all of the ingredients are fully mixed (do not over mix), pour the bread batter into the bread pan and shake to even out the top.

Bake the bread for 40 minutes (stick a toothpick in the top the bread to make sure it is cooked all the way through).

While the bread is cooking, mix the confectioners sugar, water and vanilla extract.

Once you pull the bread out of the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes then, poke holes with a fork all over the top of the bread.

After you’re done poking holes, pour the glaze mixture on top of the bread and let it soak in before removing the bread from the pan.

This bread tastes delicious with a thin layer of butter spread on it. Once you’re done eating a slice if the yummy pumpkin bread wrap the remainder of the loaf in plastic wrap and refrigerate. This bread can be frozen if you make too much to eat in a short time period.

Supporters should dump Trump


With the election in 12 months, it’s time to talk Trump. The real estate mogul and TV personality, Donald Trump is constantly in the media talking about his plans to “Make America Great Again.” While his banter appeals to his supporters, his plans are quite irrational and underdeveloped.

Trump is the frontrunner for the GOP candidacy in the primary election with 24.6 percent support, according to a Nov. 19 RealClearPolitics poll. This is a 5 percent gain from a month ago. With Trump taking back the GOP lead, there’s a chance he will be the nation’s next president.

Trump appeals to the nation’s necessity for change, but the plans he displays are not going to make America great again.

Trump’s immigration plan is unruly and irrational. He plans to expel 11 million immigrants, and their families, from this country. He states that he will only “let the good ones” return. Trump plans to restrict the number of immigrants the United States accepts each year and impose a national job-verification process that would require citizens to have federal permission to work.

Trump also has plans to build a 2,000-mile wall across the U.S. and Mexico border, and he claims he is going to force the Mexican government to pay for it. With an estimated cost of $5.1 billion, how is a nation that is economically disadvantaged supposed to pay for this wall?

Going along with his immigration plan, he wants to take away the 14th Amendment which grants the constitutional right of citizenship by birth.

On top of all of this, he wants to flood the country with three times the amount of immigration agents. The cost to hire these agents is estimated to be $8.4 billion a year. This country was founded on the ideas of immigration and the nation’s economy thrives from it. If Trump decides to restrict immigration it could not only dismantle the country’s economy, but Florida’s economy even more. The Sunshine State flourishes from tourism and immigration.

Additionally, Trump plans to devalue China’s currency. He wants a 20 percent revaluation of Chinese currency, but does he not appear to know what this risks. China has invested money in countries around the world. If Trump decides to follow through with this plan, he would risk crashing economies throughout the world.

China has invested an estimated $1 trillion just in the U.S. Treasury to help lower this country’s national debt. Not only would Trump risk a major market meltdown, but he would also risk a war with China.

Trump claims he wants to revalue China’s currency to open more jobs for Americans, but economists say this isn’t possible in this manner, according to Joe Stiglitz of The Economist.

If those aren’t reasons enough to fear Trump, perhaps knowing he has little to no plans for foreign policy or any background in this area of expertise will invoke it. In a GOP debate on Sept. 16th, Trump said he would negotiate with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, to handle the controversy in Iran. He also said that the U.S. should pay more attention to North Korea’s nuclear program and then called Kim Jong-un a “maniac.” The chief executive should not be calling a world leader names. That’s not very diplomatic, or presidential. Trump clearly lacks diplomacy, which will only equal problems for America.

Although Trump has a great business background, that is not the only thing the people need for the leader of this country. The U.S. has needs to address its problems and find solutions to them, but deporting people, causing a war and political incorrectness are not the ways to do it. These ideas are irrational and unneeded. People need to rethink Trump.


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