Valentine’s Day is what I call a “Fun Food” holiday, because you get to experiment with all manner of heart-shaped foods. Plus – heart-shaped foods can be romantic … but they don’t have to be! Even if you don’t have a significant other you can still have fun making something for a friend or relative… CONTINUE READING »
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What if you made dinner and your kids said “Oh mom! I want to eat these every day!!” That’s what happened to me when I made Lead Team Mentor Cari Blake’s recipe for Bayou Glazed Lettuce Wraps, and I can’t tell you how gratifying that was! They are easy to make, healthful and most importantly…delicious enough for my daughter to gush compliments!
There are so many reasons why I love the fresh, clean scent and taste of lemons and Lemonade Parfaits are one of them! The trick in my house is to get the parfaits made before my kids eat the ingredients I have on hand to make them.
I heart New York City!!! The history, the tall buildings, the Statue of Liberty, the people, AND the food! So today, I have attempted to replicate a Carnegie Deli experience…including a pastrami sandwich, macaroni salad and cheesecake. Read More »
We are nearing the middle of May, and you know what that means … Moms across the nation are bracing themselves for burnt toast, rare sausage and pancakes with extra syrup. (Not to mention plates, napkins and forks with extra syrup, and possibly some variety of crumbs, juice and syrup on their bedspread.)
Spring has sprung! I know it’s true, because our supermarkets are loaded with asparagus and it’s finally at a reasonable price! My mom has been an avid hunter of wild asparagus for years – I think she was taught by her father, who always referred to the elusive stalks as “asper-grass.” I wouldn’t go near the stuff until I was well into my 30s … and I don’t really know why. It’s quite delightful!
I love chicken. It’s versatile, it’s often on sale, and there’s a million ways to cook it … and yet, sometimes I need a new idea. Enter Tikka Chicken – it’s mostly ingredients I already have on hand, yet it has a whole new flavor. And it cooks in the slow cooker … Read More»
Let’s focus on the wonderfulness that comes only with an early spring. I haven’t had to cover my face to go outside in months! And even better … the grill came out way early! Read More»
While Peter Cottontail is hopping down the bunny trail, my family and I had an early Easter dinner on Sunday! We kept it very simple and easy, plus we moderated ourselves by keeping the number of different dishes to a minimum, since we all have some fitness goals in progress. Since we were not eating our meal until evening, I didn’t even begin to prepare anything until about 3:00 pm that day and we had dinner on the table by about 6:30 pm. The actual prep time (not including baking time) was about 30 minutes or so. Read More»
Hey friends – big sports season right now (or so I hear … I barely know which ball goes with which sport). We also have a sweet little holiday called Valentine’s Day coming up. And guess what? Today’s recipes can serve either purpose! Yes, it turns out snack mix can be enjoyed while watching grown men knock each other upside the head OR given to your sweetie as a lovely, homemade treat for Valentine’s Day. Read More»
Nachos … chips and cheese covered in goodness. Hard to mess up, right? Impossible, even? WRONG! Unfortunately, too many sporting events, food courts and gas stations have created an abundance of subpar nachos. And it’s time for us to stand up. Read More»
My family ranks virtually everything we eat on a scale from 1-6. My husband, who is generally a “by the rules” kind of a guy, gave this recipe a 7. Read More»