Go Kokila! Go Gaura! go! go! go! go! Go! BRING IT!~Saath Nibaana Saathiya~

English: A Keralite Dancer in Sari( Mohini Att...

English: A Keralite Dancer in Sari( Mohini Attam: a dance performance) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These Modi’s really know how to live. That mansion is fabulous and amazing as is, but when they decorate it for celebrations it looks super stunning!

This week’s been an exciting week so far. The highlight of the show for me was watching Kokila (Rupal Patel) and Gaura (Vandana Pathak) BRING IT!!!!!

It was celebration time for Sahir’s (Paras Babbar) and Sona’s (Rashmi Singh) unexpected wedding. So both women had on the same exact lovely sari’s too.

Seeing her dancing with Gaura was something I did not expect but they both were awesome. Kokila’s hair is so beautiful, long and luxurious whenever she wears it loose and flowing. I tell you there is something extra special about gorgeous long hair that can take even 10 years or more off of a woman. It’s so nice to see Kokila looking more like herself.

So for now I can’t wait to see Kokila and Hetal (Swati Shah) team up again looking all glamorous dancing as they did in the past. Kokila and Hetal really know how to represent! They always look so wonderful in their fine sari’s, beautiful makeup, jewelry, bindi’s and lovely hair styles. Those are two woman I love to admire.

Kokila’s been looking so wonderfully beautiful lately. It seems like they are bringing back the Kokila we all know and love. She looked absolutely stunning and beautiful in her red sari! I loved it! Loved every moment of that show.

~Saath Nibaana Saathiya~

~Kokila Modi (Rupal Patel)~

~Gaura Suryavanshi (Vandana Pathak)~

~Hetal Modi (Swati Shah)~

~Sahir (Paras Babbar)~

~Sona (Rashmi Singh)~

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you will just love how amazing these girls perform in a dance championship, they were amazing on this YouTube video below.  This is a must see….Bollywood aka Dollywood, LOL! So cute and amazing!

Bring It!: Creative Dance: Doll-ywood (S2, E15) | Lifetime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-kYKcAZ4Os

(go quickly don’t know how long before it’s gone)

and here too….

Bring It!: Kayla’s Lyrical vs. Hip Hop Solo Routine (S2, E6) | Lifetime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS_VoOK7Bkw

(go quickly don’t know how long before it’s gone)

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Home Made Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

English: Chicago-style deep dish pizza from th...

English: Chicago-style deep dish pizza from the original Pizzeria Uno (restaurant credited with originating the style) in Chicago, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love….. love, love some PIZZA! And I think homemade is the best. So here’s our most delicious recipe. I hope you love it too.

Homemade Deep Dish Pizza Recipe”

Ingredients:

1-2 large pie crusts (Bisquick or Jiffy- follow recipe on box or buy ready made pizza crust like Boboli or make your own fresh homemade pizza crust)

½ pound of ground turkey or turkey sausage (optional)

½ pound of ground veal (optional)

2 sliced or chopped bell green peppers

2 sliced or chopped yellow onions

2 to 3 cups of fresh sliced mushrooms

½ cup of sliced stuffed Spanish green olives

½ cup of sliced black olives

2-3 packages of 6 to 8 ounces of Horizon organic shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup of fresh grated Romano cheese

1/2 cup of fresh blue cheese crumbles

1 cup of fresh or dried Oregano

1 cup of fresh or dried Basil

1 cup of dried Italian spices

1 tablespoon of Himalayan sea salt

1 tablespoon of garlic powder

1 tablespoon of onion powder

2 large cans Red Pack puree tomatoes (about 5-6 cups or more)

1/3 cup of granulated white sugar

2 cups of oil (can be organic coconut or olive oil)

Utensils:

1 large skillet

1 large cast iron deep dish skillet or deep dish pan or spring form pan

1 large serving spoon

1 Pizza wheel or cutter

1 Pie server tool

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Heat ½ cup of oil in skillet and add ground turkey or ground turkey sausage, veal and sprinkle with at least half the salt, spices (basil, oregano and italian) onion and garlic powder together in a skillet on top of stove to brown then set aside. (if possible pre-cook this earlier and refrigerate so it will cool down a bit so cheese stays firm in pan before cooking pie)

3. Prepare pizza crust dough- follow directions on pizza pie dough box, make your own pizza dough or use Boboli crust.

4. Pour 1/2 cup of oil in large deep dish skillet or deep dish pan and make sure entire pan is saturated and covered by the oil.

5. Place pizza dough crust in pan/skillet- be sure to push some of the dough up the sides of the pan because you want the entire inside of the pan to be covered with the dough evenly.

6. Empty bags of mozzarella onto the pie crust dough by evenly spreading around to cover entire top of crust.

7. Next evenly pour in and distribute the cooled and browned ground turkey and veal onto the cheese.

8. Pour in tomato puree over the veal and turkey, then sprinkle puree with sugar, the rest of the salt, spices, Romano cheese, onion and garlic powder on top tomato puree evenly.

9. Put pan into 350 degree oven to bake for one hour. But halfway thru cooking process (in about 30 minutes) take pan out of oven then top pizza with the green peppers, olives, mushrooms and onions then put pan back in oven to allow pizza to continue to cook for 30 minutes or until it’s totally done.

10. Remove from oven, sprinkle with bits of blue cheese crumbles and allow pizza to settle for about 5 minutes. Then slice pizza to serving size portions with the pizza slicer tool and it’s ready to serve.

Enjoy!

Giordano's Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Giordano’s Chicago-style deep dish pizza (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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In Spite Of The Weather~ Having A Cozy Weekend!

English: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan

English: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s here! The movie “Hamari Adhuri Kahaani” with Vidya Balan and Rajkummar Rao on DVD.

So I’m just so thrilled, excited and can’t wait to watch it.

I love Vidya Balan in whatever she does, so with this ice cold and snowy weather across the country this weekend, it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

So I plan to hunker down and watch this movie this weekend along with a few others while snuggled up in my toasty warm bed, sipping on some hot Joe, sometimes tea and a few healthy snacks.

This weekend our meals are pretty easy because basically it’s a sandwich weekend. Hot sandwiches and cold sandwiches! Can’t get no easier then that.

Hopefully I will be back to post on this amazing movie soon.

And in spite of this bad weather all across the country. I hope everyone just gets home safe.

Having A Cozy Weekend Hoping You All Have The Same!

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Swara Wore An Amazing Red Gown as Sanskaar Proposed! ~Swaragini Jodein Rishton Ke Sur~

OMG! Swara (Helly Shah) looked so amazing wearing that long, elegant and beautiful flowing gown in stunning red. It was like something out of a magical fairy tale. She looked stunning I say, absolutely STUNNING!

And Sanskaar (Varun Kapoor) made sure that thousands upon thousands of bright vibrant red rose petals were at her feet for each step she took along the runway/walkway to the proposal venue.

Rose Petals

Rose Petals (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There were red rose petals galore! I’ve never seen anything like it.

At first Sanskaar took her up for an amazing helicopter ride and when they landed on a small deserted island, the girl could not help but to feel like the awesome Princess that she knows she deserves to be treated like, while he just pampered her in a way that only a man in love could and would do.

He swept her away as he held her in his arms singing sweet melodies as he wooed her to no end.

That was the most beautifully romantic scene ever! Outta this world it was! This is the kind of lovely girly girls scenes I certainly can never do without.

English: Rose petals in scented water

English: Rose petals in scented water (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is there any harm in making a memorable moment even more super special then it already can be? Well Sanskaar did just that for Swara by creating such a beautiful memory.

This is the kind of love that makes memories pleasurable and just hangs around in the heart for years to come…. never ever forgotten. You know that special kind of love in which a person can live dreaming about it for the rest of their God given living days!

Everyone knows that such great memories are super powerful and one can cherish them long after they’ve grown old and gray because they can give life to ordinary days.

Veer-Zaara

Veer-Zaara (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just imagine a slightly aged couple where the woman’s ankles are a bit swollen and she’s gotten kinda plump yet they are still together side by side, she loving him and he loving her just the same although his teeth are in now a cup and they both are a bit on the wrinkly side!

Reminds me of “Veer- Zaara” with SRK (Veer) and Preity Zinta (Zaara) in that scene when they finally found each other after so many lost years, they came together in their old age. The yummy scene when they stood facing each other in the court room, switching in their minds back to the times when they were young, vibrant and in love. They both was feeling alive again in those memories of that same old love again….Oh gosh I just love, love, love that movie and I still cry when I see it, but let me not go there now because for that great movie I can go on and on. Ha…ha ha!

So even I too wanted to cry right along with Swara with her happy tears. The love she was feeling and was getting after so long a wait. It was so overwhelming and overpowering as she reciprocated simply by the way she made him feel as amazing when she referred to him as her darling Prince.

Well they just pranced, romanced and sang my most favorite song “Gerua” (color me in the color of love) to each other as I couldn’t help but to blink and wipe my eyes a couple of times because the spirit of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol was surely on them while at that little romantic spot, LOL!

It’s so nice to see how Sanskaar has turned out to be such a romantic and loving type of guy! You go Swara you lucky girl. Woo hoo!

A promotional Washington Mutual "Whoo hoo...

A promotional Washington Mutual “Whoo hoo!” bumper sticker. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

~Swaragini Jodein Rishton Ke Sur~

~Swara Sanskaar Maheswari (Helly Shah)~

~Sanskaar Ram Prasad Maheshwari (Varun Kapoor)~

~ANITA BAKER~

“Same Ole Love”

lyrics

Flashbacks of the times we’ve had

Some made us laugh and some made us sad

We used to breakup to make up

All the fun that came from those love games

Oh, when, I think I need someone new

No, it just wont do because I think about you, baby

~~~

From beginning’ to end, 365 days of the year

I want your same ole lovin, baby

And all I wanna do is keep on lovin you

I want your same ole love

~~~~

There’s a reason I feel this way

All the things you do, well, it might be the things that you say

Your love never changes

Its like a picture in a frame and it remains the same

Your undying’ love for me

Oh, it keeps me strong, keeps me holdin’ on

~~~

From beginning’ to end, 365 days of the year

I want your same ole lovin, baby

And all I wanna do is share my life with you

I want your same ole love

~~~

Slowly love me

All is forsaken, I love the love were makin

Cause its truly lovely

Ill never leave you, you know I need you, baby

~~~

From beginning’ to end, 365 days of the year

I want your same ole lovin, baby

And all I wanna do is share my life you

And the same ole love

~~~

From beginning’ to end, 365 days of the year

I want your same ole lovin, baby

And all I wanna do is share my life you

I want your same ole love

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Bitten By The Love Bug ~Meera (Tanya Sharma) And Dharam (Amar Upadhyay) ~Saath Nibaana Saathiya~

Meera

Meera (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a way, Meera and Dharam is so cute together. The reason I say “in a way….” is because of their age differences. Because it’s obvious that Dharam is old enough to be Meera’s own pappy, LOL! In his own eyes age is nothing more then just a number because he has fallen real hard for her and I mean real real hard.

It’s been apparent for sometime that the man surely is into his young wife a whole lot more lately thanks to her tempting femme fatale ways she’s been pouring on him kinda thick.

I tell you somebody should have warned poor Meeraa that she’s playing with fire tempting the man and what not, because now he’s at a point that there’s nothing in the world he won’t do for her love and oops look up and guess what!…..the love bug done bit her too.

Español: Diana Ross

Español: Diana Ross (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

….the love bug done bit me, I didn’t mean for him to get me. Whoaaa!!! get up in the morning and I’m filled with desire, no, no I can’t stop this fire…!!! ha, ha, ah whooa!…

It’s truly funny how things can take a turn.

So I wasn’t a bit surprised when the man took a stand for Meeraa against his own doggone attorney’s cross examination of her and so he grabbed him by the neck as he was about to loose his mind up in there. LOL!

So rather than let this drama display continue in the courtroom Dharam gave up on his own self defense and said out loud in the court room that he’d rather take a death sentence than to watch as his Meera be defamed over the accusation of his raping his own wife.

Can you begin to see where I’m coming from when I say that love makes you strange? LOL! It was plain as day to see the pain in this man’s entire being as he couldn’t bear to see her in a humiliated, shamed or hurt state. As they both were in the stands and you could see the emotional turmoil within them as they looked on each other.

Well I tell you that’s only one of the many ways to know if a man is in love with you or not for sure. No listen up, if a man is willing to practically give up his life for his woman he loves then what’s that all about. That’s a big hint in a half that he cares for you for sure….you think, LOL!

So it’s been drama….drama….drama and more drama this week on the show. But I love it! Love it! Love iiitttttt!

But as I was saying…..

A rose can say I love you and want you to be m...

A rose can say I love you and want you to be mine, A rose can say I thank you for being so very kind, A rose can say congratulations, whatever the occasion may be, A rose can say I miss you and wish you were here with me, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Meera could clearly see more than ever he was innocent. She always felt deep within her heart that he could never reduce himself to the kind of behavior he was being accused of especially now more than ever. The man was love sick. She had her strong doubts all the time that there must have been some kind of misunderstanding about the situation.

At that emotional moment I too wanted to break down and boo hoo along with them as she begged the judge to drop all the charges against her Dharam then she ran out of the court room and down the road to a temple. While there as she prayed she accidentally dropped her cellphone as it played the whole scene before her. Unknown to them both somehow her phone had been recording the whole event of that night in question.

As she watched the video she saw how she was screaming at the sight of a lizard and not because Dharam was harming her in anyway. Instead the man was being loving, gentle, kind and over protective of her at that moment. So when Gopi (Devoleena Bhattacharjee) was standing outside in front of the mansion and heard Meeraa screaming, she had it all wrong. That video now is all the proof Meeraa needed to reassure herself that she had been right about her husband and it will vindicate him.

So this all just shows how it’s possible that an innocent person can be thought guilty by false accusations based on what others mistakenly hear without seeing. Things are not always as they appear and seem to be sometimes.

What can I say other than that love, marriage and family is like a delicate dove. If a couple truly loves each other hopefully that attraction to each others energy is strong enough and overwhelmingly so in the midst of differences, problems, troubles, relatives and all things relative.

~Saath Nibaana Saathiya~

~Meeraa Modi-Suryavanshi (Tanya Sharma)~

~Dharam Suryavanshi (Amar Upadhyay)~

~Gopi Modi (Devoleena Bhattacharjee)~

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Our Plans for 2016’s Kitchen Garden

Kitchen garden

Kitchen garden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well this is the time I like to start giving some thought as to what I’d like to see growing in my kitchen garden this coming spring/summer.

I’ll go ahead now to order some more seeds from a few catalogs and decide on what I will need.

I was talking to my brother about buying a small green house set up this time and I mentioned how I saw this amazing picture of a beautiful garden going with crates to create a raised garden system, but in the meantime I plan to use my pantry room to start my little seedlings.

Last year we purchased a large clear plastic storage container on wheels to put some of my pots with seedlings to sit out in the sun during the day and to pull in at night for late in March. I think it was a good idea and so I will pick up a few more of these types of containers so we can get our garden up and going again this year.

So this time I want us to plant some herbs and a few vegetables and edible flowers.

I was thinking of planting a tiny medicinal garden next to the wall of the house in the backyard too. A few bags filled with potatoes and some green beans would be nice too.

I’d love to read more about agriculture. I find anything that has to do with gardening a good read for me.

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I Choose To Live In The Spirit….

I’ve learned to listen to SPIRIT….

cause other people live in a world of fantasy,

the only soul…..

I can control

is mine..

~~~~~

[me]

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Why Bother? ~Vidya Balan~

I DON’T BOTHER ABOUT

how people feel about me……

WHAT MATTERS TO ME

is how I feel about them……

Bollywood actress ~Vidya Balan~

Vidya balan

Vidya balan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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I Love Indian Movies & Music Period! “Gerua”

I’m waiting impatiently yet knowing, almost any day now the “King of Romance” Shah Rukh Khan‘s newest movie “Dilwale” with Kajol Devgan will soon be available for at home viewing. But as for now I’ll just continue to get my groove on to their magical music video (on YouTube) with that lovely, catchy, melodious and most incredible sweet Sufiana feel song……Rang De Tu Mohe “Gerua”

Rang De Tu Mohe “Gerua”

sung by Arijit Singh and Antara Mitra

Lyrics

Permeating through sunlight…

gliding through shade

when we met,

time stood still [SRK]

Dhoop Se Nikal ke chhav se phisal ke

Hum mile jahan par Lamha tham Gaya

~~~~~

the sky melted into glass

and shaped into your face [Kajol]

Aasmaa pighal ke Sheeshe mein dhal ke

Jam gaya toh tera Chehra ban gaya

~~~~

I’ve left the universe behind to get to you

now all that my heart wishes for..

Color me in the color of love

this is the heartfelt wish of your lover

color me in the color of love! [SRK]

Duniya bhula ke Tumse mila hun

Nikli hai dil se Yeh dua

Rang de tu mohe Gerua

Raanjhe ki dil se hai dua

Rang de tu mohe Gerua

~~~~

now all that my heart wishes for [Kajol]

Nikli hai dil se yeh dua

~~~~

Color me in the color of love! [SRK]

Rang de tu mohe Gerua

~~~~

It starts with you and ends with you

like a Sufi tale of love

I am a caravan and you’re my destination

every path leads to you [SRK]

Tumse shuru Tum pe fanaa

Hai soofiyana yeh daastaan

Main caarvaan Manzil ho tum

Jaata jahan ko Har raasta

~~~~

when my heart got connected to yours

it could hold itself together

all the fog of pain inside me just melted away [Kajol]

Tumse jada jo Dil zara sambhal ke

Dard ka who sara Kohra shan gaya

~~~~

I’ve left the universe behind to get to you

now all that my heart wishes for..

Color me in the color of love

this is the heartfelt wish of your lover

color me in the color of love! [SRK]

Duniya bhula ke Tumse mila hun

Nikli hai dil se Yeh dua

Rang de tu mohe Gerua

Raanjhe ki dil se hai dua

Rang de tu mohe Gerua

~~~~

my world was desolate but from the day you stepped in

I was not just a body but a body with a soul [SRK]

Veeraan tha Dil ka jahan

Jis din se tu Daakhil hua

Ik jism se Ik jaan ka

Darja mujhe Haasil hua

~~~~

all the bonds in the universe fade before the bond I share with you [Kajol]

Pheek hain saare Naate jahan ke

Tere saath rishta Gehra ban gaya

~~~~

I’ve left the universe behind to get to you

now all that my heart wishes for..

Color me in the color of love

this is the heartfelt wish of your lover

color me in the color of love! [SRK]

Duniya bhula ke Tumse mila hun

Nikli hai dil se Yeh dua

Rang de tu mohe Gerua

Raanjhe ki dil se hai dua

Rang de tu mohe Gerua

~~~~

now all that my heart wishes for [Kajol]

Nikli hai dil se Yeh dua

~~~~

Color me in the color of love [SRK]

Rang de tu mohe Gerua

~~~~~

~Gerua means the color of saffron

& Dilwale means the big hearted~

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Favorite Former Hindi Serials/Soaps: Those Were The Days!!!

I love it every time I see a new serial show starting up on any one of my favorite channels such as Star Plus, Zee TV, Life Ok or Appka Colors and wonder on which one will they bring back these same wonderful actors and actresses again.

It seems extra special these days lately when there’s a repeat of a former show and serial/soaps.

Not to mention how I cannot wait until the moment comes when some of the lastest and newest of Bollywood movies with some of my favorite actors and actresses are available on DVD to buy such as Diwale 2015 with Shah Rukh Khan (SRK), Tamasha, Hamari Adhuri Kahani and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with Salman Khan. Now I just love, love, love that catchy amazing song Prem Ratan Dhan Payo sung by Palak Muchhal. Gosh I love that song and can’t wait to get the music CD’s too. I was just watching the music video on youtube and it is so amazing, absolutely amazing it is! The way those ladies dance is magical and so the choreography is quite something to be seen.

I tell you I also just love it that Star Plus has brought back repeat shows such as Mahabharat, Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, Ek Hasina Thi and Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon.

And I know I am not alone in being glad that Saath Nibaana Saathiya is still alive and kicking! They have somehow managed to keep the show exciting and very interesting.

It’s like having a good and loving familiar friend be around not just some of the time but all of the time. And even though I still miss another one of my favorite of shows Ek Veer KI Ardaas Veera with a passion ya know, LOL! I will always hold it’s good memories within and think on them sometimes.

So when I see repeats of former amazing shows and serials/soaps being rebroadcast it gives the hope that perhaps one day they might even bring back some of the excellent former serials such as:

Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya with Arhaan Behl as Krishna and Anupam Shyam as Thakur Sajjan Singh who was Krishna’s father. Tere Mere Sapne with Ekta Tiwari as Radha, Yash Pandit and Saurabh Pandey as Sarju. Gullul, Hamari Devrani, Sabki Laadli Bebo, Behenein, Sajan Ghar Jana Hai, Chand Chupa Badal Mein, Shraddha, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?…..Ek Baar Phir, Aaj Ki Housewife Hai… Sab Jaanti Hai, Hello Pratibha, Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli, Sanjog Se Bani Sangini, Jeannie Aur JuJu, Teri Meri Love Stories, Phir Subah Hogi, and I just loved the former Piya Rangrezz with Kirtida Mistry playing Shraddha Sher Singh, Sapno Se Bhare Naina with Parvati Vaze as Naina Daksh Patwardhan and Tumhari Paakhi. I tell you Shivshakti Sachdev was excellent as Chanda in Piya Rangrezz as well as her former characters Bebo, Rano, Nimmo in Sabki Laadli Bebo, she sure can play crazy very well, LOL!

Plus imagine the day Star Plus brought back repeats of the former Saath Nibaana Saathiya with Gia Manek. Now I know I am asking for a bit too much when it comes to that though, LOL! But a girl can wish can’t she. I know the former Gopi fans would agree, we would all just love see these reruns of the former Gopi once again.

And by the way where is Gia Manek at lately anyway? I just hope she isn’t being black balled because if so it would be really a sad shame. I hope it’s not true. Anyway I wish she were seen more often these days because she is just such an excellent and superb actress. She is the one who knows how to make her characters believable. Her characters just came alive in both her performances in Jeannie Aur JuJu and Saath Nibaana Saathiya.

So it wouldn’t matter what time of day or night they were replayed because these former shows or serials/soaps strike a warmth within the heart. I just wish they would bring them all back again cause I know I am not the only one who’d love it for sure.

Those old shows were so, so……so amazing! It seems like they were the best of the best performances and creativity ever in these young actresses and actors, directors and creators of the scripts. I tell you that there is nothing like them in all the world, LOL!

So whenever I think on them I am left singing that one line tune to that old Archie Bunker song…….. THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!!!

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