Moist, Delicious, Dark...and Nutritious! "Healthified" Mimi's Carrot Raisin Bread Can Be Yours!
Now the tastiest carrot-raisin bread ever can be yours to create and enjoy at home with no guilt attached! It comes out of the oven smelling like heaven on earth.
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Feel Like Fallin' Apart? Pot Roast Saves the Day!
No shortage of busy days can make even the most organized mom tempted to resort to pre-cooked and packaged meals to solve the dinner dilemma. On days like these, I like to have a ... Read more
Chocolate Raspberry Profusion, Anyone?
Although I find them slightly suspicious, I also envy people who don't like chocolate. I am not one of them. I love chocolate. In fact, I would describe myself as a hopeless cau... Read more
"Artisanal" Pizza Recipes for the Ambitiously Lazy
Pizza....love that crusty, saucy, cheesy stuff (Yes, I read "Slice..." a blog dedicated to the love of the Italian pie.) When I reference "pizza," I do not mean the stuff that is delivered to your door in 30 minutes, loaded with grease, and lig... Read more
Simple Leftover Ham Bone, Carrot and Lentil Soup
I was recently given a leftover ham bone that was intended for my dogs, but being of frugal German stock, I had to make soup first! As a child, I learned from my Opa (Grandfa... Read more
Southern Strawberry Pretzel Light Dessert
I recently returned from a fabulous 3 week trip that included a visit to my sister and her family down south in Alabama. I enjoyed some wonderfully decadent Southern cooking... Read more
136 Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad
My husband is a fan of Caesar Salad. One of his favorite meals is a salad from a local restaurant that he has dubbed the "B.A.C.S." (Big A** Caesar Salad.) While I am very glad that he is eating lettuce, I shudder to think of the calories and ... Read more
Simple Swiss Steak Pot Roast...Perfect for a Busy Day!
Whew! So much to do and so little time..Its seems that today's lifestyle is a constant "go, go, go!" Today is extra busy for me, not a moment to waste, so I am writing this blog quickly. On days like this, I need a "go to" meal that everyone ... Read more
Simple Steps that Made All the Difference...
I have taken the plunge and have done what I resisted doing for months. That is, I have shared my nutrition and exercise log on my SparkPage at SparkPeople.com. No big deal, right? However, something inside of me would like to keep this info... Read more
Exotic Blackberry Lime Gingerini Mocktail
I have an active imagination. As I look through the sliding glass doors at my dusty, barren backyard, I don't see an overwhelming, and seemingly eternally unfinished, landscaping ... Read more
Lemon Chiffon Cheesecake (No Baking Required!)
Here in the Southwest, the spring weather has been gorgeous, and as usual, we have had bumper crops of fruit in every yard that has citrus trees. I was able to take home a bag of fragrant and *free* lemons from a friend's tree. We made lemonad... Read more
Gourmet Healthy Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Rolls
I have been experimenting with Alfredo sauce this week, and had quite a bit left over. It occurred to me that it might not keep long in the refrigerator, and that dairy does not freeze well. I needed to use it for a meal, but did not want to s... Read more
Light & Creamy Alfredo Sauce...Not an Oxymoron Anymore!
My family loves Alfredo sauce. While I appreciate the high calcium content and the decadent flavor, the creamy deliciousness can pack loads of fat. Even the "light" version sold in jars at the grocery store is not really health food, and I thi... Read more
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with fresh and light Sangria!
So I was thinking about Cinco de Mayo, and how I used to celebrate (ie. super nachos, queso, margaritas....) I live in the Southwest, so there is lots of Cinco de Mayo celebrating going on, and now wonder! In addition to our abundant TexMex, S... Read more
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Healthy Recipe Experiments, Volume 1
I absolutely looooove food, but never liked to cook. Creating meals in the kitchen seemed like drudgery to me. Any chance I got, I would eat out, choosing every meal indiscriminately, and savoring every high-fat, high-cal, high-sodium bite.
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