Protein Mocha – A Warm Breakfast for Crisp Mornings!

Did you skip breakfast this morning?  You know better than that!  Skipping breakfast is the worst worst worst thing you can do.  While you may think it’s wise just to not consume calories, since you’re not hungry anyway, skipping breakfast monkeys with your blood sugar for the rest of the day.  It plummets… it peaks… […]

Attention Marylanders! Cook-Off!

Click the pic for more info!

I do not know yet if I will be in attendance, but I am pleased to help promote… SO YOU THINK YOU CAN COOK?! The contest will be hosted by the Arundel Middle School PTA on Sunday, November 15 @ 12pm. What will YOU be bringing??

Sweet Potato Souffle Saga, Part II

Souffle #2 After

Alrighty!  We started this journey with some homemade sweet potato puree.   Then we ventured onward to make this sweet potato souffle recipe.  Here are the photos of the first recipe… Yes, that topping tastes as decadent as it looks.  Recall that I swapped out the Splenda brown for some Joseph’s maple flavored maltitol syrup. […]

I'm Chef of the Day!

That's me!

I just got an email from someone congratulating me on being Chef of the Day over on RecipeZaar.  I am inspired by this.  While I am pretty sure their Chef of the Day feature is random, I think they really would have chosen me if it were based on singing the praises of that website. […]

Sweet Potato Souffle Saga, Part I

For both Thanksgiving 2007 and Thanksgiving 2008, I made the following sweet potato recipe without too much thought. Ingredients 3 cups sweet potatoes (fresh or canned) 4 eggs 1 cup Splenda granular 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar blend 1/2 cup […]

Sweet Potatoes – Forget the cans!

Ready to be baked!

Oh, I’m no stranger to canned sweet potatoes when it comes to Thanksgiving fare.  Works just fine!  A couple years ago, though, I decided to start using fresh ones… especially when I realized how easy it was to do.  Tomorrow, I will be making a reduced sugar sweet potato souffle.  With that in mind, I […]

Slow Cooked Curry Chicken

My husband's dinner is smiling at you.

Just a quick drive-by to share one of the easiest recipes I have in my recipe cache.  This is truly one of my “go to” recipes, and it is very tasty for being so simple. Ingredients 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 2/3 c Miracle Whip Light 1 (10 3/4 oz) can Healthy Request Cream of […]

Food for Thought – Festive isn't always about food.

Food for thought.... or not!

Believe me, I love to cook in Autumn and Winter.  I adore the tastes, the smells, and the warmth of holiday cooking.  I love to gather friends and family around a festive table in celebration.  I especially enjoyed planning and cooking Thanksgiving dinner with my mother.  I could easily stretch the holidays into an excuse […]

Chunky Sweet Crock Chili

Columbus sailed the ocean blue looking for a collection of spices like this!

BEEF, BEER, COFFEE, and CHOCOLATE.  These are a few of my favorite things! So… I had beef that needed to be used, a hankering for chili, and a husband who doesn’t like beans.  Slamming together a crock of chunky beef chili was the natural course of action.  It was another excellent Sunday football alternative to […]

Roasted Acorn Squash with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Could I earn money as a Pumpkin Squeezer?

Wegmans… how I adore you!  You have a cooking station where you tantalize me with your fine smells.  Then you tease me with a taste.  Then you tempt me by putting all of the ingredients right there in front of me… along with the recipe.  You had me at “Roasted Acorn Squash with Pumpkin Seed […]