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 […]

Cranberry Sauce – No Sugar Added

Ready for Snackin'

Over the years, I’ve served a variety of cranberry sauces to the Thanksgiving revelers. Gourmet, homemade, zesty, spicy… name it. Invariably, more than one person will ask, “Isn’t there any can shaped stuff?” Gross. Ok, well, there was a time when I enjoyed the can shaped stuff myself. Maybe that’s because it has a whopping […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]