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… […]

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 […]

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 […]

Autumn Gold Pumpkin Butter No Sugar Added

All you need is a slow cooker!

What could be better than a spoonful of creamy pumpkin butter sprinkled with chopped pecans?  The answer is, slow cooked pumpkin butter with no sugar added. Once again, my slow cooker brings me great joy.  I usually make pumpkin butter in a pan on the stove.  This year I decided to give the slow cooker […]

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. […]