Appetizers · Cooking

Dilly Cucumber Bites

You know those times when you make a grand entrance at a holiday party with the nagging thought skittering around the back of your mind "I cannot eat more junk. If I consume one more chocolate treat I'm going to explode."? Nah. Me neither. However, I understand these kinds of people exist. For all your… Continue reading Dilly Cucumber Bites

Cooking · Dinner

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Am I the only one who always always always gains weight between November and January? It's very irritating. You'd think with as many treats as I make all year-long, my body would be accustomed to constantly noshing on goodies. But no. Hello spare tire. Back again? Wonderful. Just in time for 1000 pictures with family… Continue reading Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Baking · Breakfast · Cookies · Snacks

Breakfast Cookies

I'm always trying to find new ways to use up bananas. Somehow, there are always a few growing freckles on my counter. Banana bread or delicious Monkey Bites are usually what I bake up, but a breakfast cookie intrigued me. These "cookies" have the texture of baked oatmeal, but since they're dropped and baked on… Continue reading Breakfast Cookies

Cooking · Dinner

Coconut Curry Chicken

Sometimes, you need to try a little something different. In an effort to expose my kids to more than just American cuisine, I decided to make this light and delicious meal with the pungent spices of India. The dish also heavily relies on coconut milk, which mellows it out and gives it a nice sweetness.… Continue reading Coconut Curry Chicken

Breakfast

5 Minute Candy (Broiled Grapefruit)

Let me begin by asserting that I am NOT one of those skinny girls who thinks grapefruit is the perfect breakfast. I have never liked grapefruit and thought that people who ate it were crazy. <shudder> Sour and tart and just gross. I have tried several times to force myself into consuming this fruit, mostly… Continue reading 5 Minute Candy (Broiled Grapefruit)

Baking · Snacks

No Bake Energy Bites

My husband recently brought home some chocolate from Israel. His co-worker brought it back from a trip. I was intrigued by the packaging. Instead of a caloric count on the back, the label read "energy". I love that. Food = Fuel. Sometimes I forget that the food I eat provides energy to my body. These… Continue reading No Bake Energy Bites

Cooking

Zucchini Pizzas

Stay with me. I know the title of this recipe sounds a little odd. But I promise, these are delicious. Sort of like a deep-fried zucchini meets a pepperoni pizza. In one delicious mouthful. Not much goes better with a lazy Sunday watching football than pizza. Unfortunately, I've already way surpassed my quota for slices… Continue reading Zucchini Pizzas

Baking · Muffins · Snacks

Apple Carrot Bran Muffins

We are having an aerobics session at tomorrow's MOPS. And, my table is on tap for breakfast foods. I figured I should bring something that's not laden with sugar, butter and cheese. Drat. These muffins totally fit the bill. They are chock full of fruits and veggies - and almost no fat! They are moist,… Continue reading Apple Carrot Bran Muffins

Baking · Muffins · Snacks

Blueberry Bran Muffins

A little healthy snack for those of you watching your calories at the start of the new year. Don't we all have those 5 (cough!) - ok, 15 "Christmas cookie pounds" to lose? I certainly do. All my baking caught up with me this year. I modified this recipe so each muffin has a mere… Continue reading Blueberry Bran Muffins