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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Terrific Tuesday - Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper

This is really good, especially for those that love pasta.  

Simple and easy to make and full of flavor



Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper

1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
Kosher salt
1/2 pound dried italian egg pasta 
1 cup freshly grated aged Pecorino cheese (4 ounces), plus extra for serving
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves

Place peppercorns in a  mortar and pestle and crush them until you have a mixture of coarse and fine bits.   Set aside


Fill a large, heavy-bottomed pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat.  Add 1 tablespoon salt and the pasta and cook according to the directions on the package until al dente.

   Ladle 1 cup of the pasta cooking water into a glass measuring cup and reserve it.   

Drain the pasta quickly in a colander and return the pasta to the pot with a lot of the pasta water still dripping.

Working quickly, with the heat on very low, toss the pasta with 1/2 cup of the grated Pecorino, the crushed peppercorns, cream, butter, parsley, and 1 teaspoon salt, tossing constantly.   If the pasta seems dry, add some of the reserved cooking water.   

Off the heat. toss in the remaining 1/2 cup Pecorino.   Serve immediately with the extra grated cheese for sprinkling.


**Notes**

If you are not a pepper lover, use only half of the peppercorns.
I used Fettuccine pasta.
I also halved some grape tomatoes and mixed them in right before serving.


Enjoy!


Friday, April 8, 2016

Mother's Day Coming Soon

Mother's Day is coming soon.

Sunday May 8th 2016.

The FAAP Team is having a Mother's Day Celebration.

We are loading up our shops with wonderful
gifts  for mom.

We hope you will stop by and find something wonderful
for your mom, Grandma or wife!



Or you can click Here


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Terrific Tuesday Recipe




Spring means fresh asparagus and around here, it goes on sale prior to Easter.   This year I picked up 2 pounds, used one at Easter and the other to make this recipe.   If you love lemon, like I do, it is fabulous.   


Lemon Chicken Pasta and Asparagus





1 pound chicken breasts - cut into bite size pieces
½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves - chopped
  • 1 cup asparagus - cut into bite size pieces
  • 2½ cups chicken broth - plus a bit more if needed
  • 1 lemon - juiced and zested
  • 8 oz mini penne pasta
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • pinch of red chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup either fresh mozzarella or grated parmesan


  1. In large skillet, saute chicken and onion over medium heat until chicken is almost cooked through.
  2. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  3. Add chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, pasta, basil, chili flakes, salt and pepper.Simmer stirring occasionally until almost all the liquid is gone (about 10-12 minutes) and toss in Asparagus. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until asparagus is crisp tender. Top with cheese. Cover and turn off heat allowing cheese to melt for a few minutes and serve!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Member Spotlight Apple Farm Creations

We here at Folkart and Primitives Love our members,
and we would love shine some love
on them and share them with you!

This week we would like to introduce you to

Anna from Apple Farm Creations

How about a wonderful Rooster Farmhouse decor.

Farmhouse White Distressed Wood with 3 Rustic Cast Iron Rooster Hooks, Rustic Country, Primitive, Vintage Farmhouse Antique Decor


Barn Star Hook Shelf
Star Hook Shelf with Hooks; Light Brown Wood, Black Barn Star; Rustic Country, Primitive, Vintage Farmhouse Antique Decor


Reclaimed wood sign

Reclaimed Wood Sign "Be Still and Know That I am God" - Distressed, Rustic Country, Primitive, Vintage Farmhouse Antique

Rustic wooden boxes

Rustic Wooden Box/Crate with 2 Black Metal Stars and 2 Rustic Cast Iron Handles; Large Storage Box; Rustic Country Primitive Farmhouse Decor

Don't tread on me sign

Reclaimed Wood Sign w/ Don't Tread on Me Tin Sign w/ Vintage American Flag & Cast Iron Gate Handle - Distressed, Rustic Country, Primitive

Nice wood Family sign

Wooden "FAMILY" sign with Stars, White and Brown, Distressed, Rustic, Country, Primitive, Vintage, Farmhouse Antique D├ęcor

We hope you will take a few minutes and visit Anna's shop
 and find something you love!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Do you Like Crochet?

We have some wonderful team members
that crochet some of the neatest and beautiful things.

I hope you take a moment and see something you like.



Set of 2 - Apple Pot Holders, Fruit Hot Pads, Country Kitchen, Shabby Farmhouse, Apple Kitchen Decor Gift, OFG FAAP

Crochet Flower on a hand made pillow

Rejoice In The Lord Redwork Stitchery Pillow



Set of Pillowcases with Crocheted Lace, Vintage Linens with Lace, White Pillowcases with Trim, OFG, FAAP



Puritan Rug Crochet 40"x22" Rag Area Rug Oval Medium Washable Floor Handmade Bathmat Kitchen Country Log Cabin Prim Black Homespun Tan


Snowman Christmas Ornament, Crochet Snowman, Snowmen, Christmas Tree, Package Tie On, Gift Tag, Party Favor, OFG FAAP, Includes 1 Ornament


Hand Crocheted Oval Rag Rug ~ Teal and Burgandy ~ 44" x 23" ~ Machine Washable ~ Colonial Rag Rug ~ Rustic Rug ~ Oval Rug ~ Log Cabin rug


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Terrific Tuesdays Recipe

Hi all !  

 We sincerely hope your enjoyed your holiday this past weekend with those you love. 

Yesterday was back to the ole grind for most of us.

Todays recipe comes from

Sherri Fendler and it sounds yummy.    

I am a big fan of tea breads and can not wait to try this.












Banana Pineapple Bread

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
13 cup drained crushed pineapple
1/2 cup flaked coconut
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs.   Stir in banana, pineapple and coconut.   Combine dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture just until combined.   Spoon into a greased 8' X 4 " loaf pan.

Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until bread tests done.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes, remove to a wire rack.


Photo courtesy of Taste of Home

Thank you so much Sherri for sharing this recipe with us.    Please be sure to check out Sherri's wonderful Etsy Shop


and here on Facebook