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 […]

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… […]

Baked Eggs Florentine

Sssssmoky saute.

There is a fairly new brunchery in Annapolis called Eggcellence. We’ve been curious when walking past it a time or two, but we’re never in town early enough to go inside.  I will now make a point of going in the near future. As I was flipping through What’s Up? Annapolis magazine, I ran across […]

Ode to the Slider

Football fare!

Whilst shopping at Wegmans… which is a topic worthy of its own post… I came across some bacon cheddar slider burgers made with 80% lean ground beef and ready to cook.  Before this, I had never thought to make my own sliders before.  This is probably because I had never seen the new Pepperidge Farm […]

Shrimp Cakes

A lovely alternative to traditional fried fish cakes.

A lightened up version of a down home favorite!  We had a substantial lunch whilst watching Sunday football up at the local neighborhood watering hole.   So, for dinner, we made these fun shrimp cakes and not much more.  However, they can be served up as a main course alongside some corn or the fruit […]

Strawberry Mascarpone Dip

I challenge you to not lick the bowl.

Awhile back, I ran across a really tasty Mascarpone dip at Whole Foods. I’ve been wanting to take a stab at my own Mascarpone dip ever since, and tonight I finally did. Ingredients 4 oz Neufchatel cheese 4 oz Mascarpone cheese 2 tbsp skim milk 4 tbsp Splenda 6 oz low fat Greek yogurt (2%) […]

Spicy Blackberry Turkey Cutlets

Fresh out of the oven.

This is one of those easy yet tasty recipes that people will think you worked hard at making. Ingredients 1 pound turkey breast cutlets, boneless, skinless 3/4 c sugar free blackberry preserves (I use Polaner) 1/2 c reduced carb ketchup or regular ketchup 2 tbsp red wine vinegar (I use Pompeian) 1 tsp worcestershire sauce […]

Jalapeno Heaven

A cheese party with pepper confetti!

Cheesy and spicy and everything nice-y!  If you love cheese and eggs, then this is guaranteed to please.  Jalapeno Heaven is one of the few recipes in which I use white flour.  There is only 1/2 cup across the entire recipe, which brings the total carb count to about 6g per serving. Ingredients 1 lb. […]

Easy Ham and Navy Bean Soup

WTH?! That looks like a kidney stone, but these aren't kidney beans!

This was so easy and had an awesome touch of sweetness to it that I’m not used to in bean soup. I think it was choosing a honey ham and using baby carrots that made the difference. The liquid smoke was also a nice touch.  Throwing something in the slow cooker and forgetting about it […]

A Very Serious Topic

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I won’t be blogging a recipe today. Mostly because I got started late on my Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup, and it won’t be ready until late tonight. But also because there is a very serious topic I feel obligated to talk about. Chocolate… CHOCOLATE… CHOCOLATE !!! As I started cleaning out my kitchen and […]