Survival, baby!

DFW Preppers

If you are interested in survival topics but get tired of the standard political and religious hulabaloo that tends to surround it, you might want to check out my good friend Georgene’s brand spankin’ new blog. It’s called [DFW Preppers and Survivors]. I find Georgene to be a very level headed person when it comes […]

Eastern Light Oyster Stew

Plump buttery oysters in a creamy broth.

Brrr-rrr-rrr!  Are you cold?  I am freaking freezing!  Therefore, I’ve been on a soup kick!   I tried my hand at lightening up an oyster stew recipe, and I was very pleased with the result.  Warmed my tummy, it did! Ingredients 16 oz oysters shucked with liquor retained 4 cup fat free half & half […]

Seared Tuna with Wasabi Butter Sauce

My man's plate. Yum!

Been promising to get back to some healthier recipes. Being short on time, and needing to eat healthier this holiday season, I turned to my old friend RecipeZaar and found this recipe for Seared Ahi Tuna Glazed With Wasabi Butter.  Of course, I made a couple of changes… mostly born from lack of time and […]

Artichoke Cheese Balls

Mom's Artichoke Cheese Balls

So, out come the recipes from last week’s Thanksgiving festivities.  I promise, I will break this up with something healthier very soon.  Having said that, these aren’t too bad for hors d’oeuvres.  My mother loved making these, and I’ve been carrying on the tradition in her stead. Ingredients 16 ounces artichoke hearts, drained and mashed […]

Thanksgiving 2009 – Down to the wire!

Cranberries

As I am sure many of you will be using this weekend to stock up on produce and other Thanksgiving supplies, I just wanted to toss out a few links and tidbits that might help with any last minute planning. Thanksgiving 2009 Brainstorm – This is a collection of recipes I put together on RecipeZaar […]

Popovers

Served some weeks back with Prime Rib.

Having a husband from the UK who likes Yorkshire Pudding and a father who loves Popovers, I decided I had best get a recipe into my repertoire, stat!   Yorkshire Pudding and Popovers are basically the same thing…  perhaps a couple minor differences. Wikipedia Article on Yorkshire Pudding Wikipedia on Popovers Be sure to google […]

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… […]

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 […]