Because Carbs Can Be Overrated…

Soooo carbs – there are good ones and bad ones and many people don’t know that. People think all carbs are the devil. No, those are just the ones we crave the most! Fibrous carbs are actually good for you and include foods like artichokes, broccoli, and eggplants. However, if you are trying to limit…

No Carbs… No Problem!

Soooo at the beginning of the month, I started J.J. Smith’s 10-day Green Smoothie Cleanse. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do after, but I knew I wanted to detox from the holidays and have a fresh start to staying healthy. Halfway through (second half is easier than the first half), I decided…

Father’s Day Roll-up

Most people celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day by taking their spouses out to dinner. With my husband, I know he would usually prefer my cooking over anything else (notice I say usually…). So for this Father’s Day, I started off cooking a pancake breakfast for my husband and son, relaxed a little with them,…

Pies Don’t Always Have to Be Sweet

I’m not sure about you, at this point, I’m over the snow, ice, and freezing temperatures! I guess you’re pain point depends where in the country you are, but this New Englander is over it! However, during the cold months one of the best things is good comfort food. Comfort food warms the body and…

The Other White Meat…

Heard that line before? Yeah me too! But pork actually is another alternative out there to red meat. Now your fat content and calories will all depend on the cut you buy. For me…I opt for the tenderloin and cut all surface fat off the cut. It’s lean and very versatile! This past week there…

If You Got an Hour to Wait, Why Not Do it Yourself?

In the land of cooking there are so many different ways to enjoy the kitchen. I recently made something at home that was so much better than delivery – pizza! I know you’re probably saying “I’m not about it sit and try to make dough!” But for this version, you don’t have it! I am…

Sound Bite: Pancake Batter

I don’t know about you, but when those weekend days start approaching, a nice hearty breakfast with my family is one of the things I think about. Sometimes it’s waffles and bacon, sometimes grits and cheese eggs, or sometimes it’s a beautiful stack of pancakes with a side of sausage! My son loves my pancakes…

Cupcakes Don’t Always Have to Be Sweet…

So over the past week, my food creation wheels have been turning. I’ve been trying to think about things to eat that are innovative, easy, filling and still taste amazing! I started making a list and then I paused. What about cupcakes? We always associated cupcakes with dessert, but why be limited to a sweet…

Sound Bite: Multi-purpose Crock Pot Chicken

So being a wife, having an infant, working full time, and going to school seems like a lot but add a couple more other activities and the load can leave you with no spare time! I was inspired by a friend to start these “Sound Bites” to help you get through these close to unbearable…

Pregnant Girl Craving of the Day: Pancakes

Sooo I love breakfast, but not everyone’s! I mean it has to be some good food to meet my breakfast standards. I have tried different restaurants and diners, even tried different things at home. Most of the time people have gotten it right, but there are times it’s been WRONG. Ask my husband, I critique…

Cutting Fat without Cutting Flavor…My New Lasagna

Being a devout Weight Watchers member, I’ve always been able to find a way to turn my favorite dishes into healthier alternatives. I’ve switched and replaced common ingredients as well as accommodated new ones. As a cook, it is very exciting to be able to mix it up in the kitchen and try new things!…

Ask & You Shall Receive…

It has been a few days since my last post. For days now I have been fighting a cold, but I didn’t want to leave my readers without some form of conversational snack to nibble on. After my “Comforting Memories” post in which I discussed my yearning for Red Pea Soup, I finally got my…