Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Isabel's Chocolate Biscoti

We had a cookie exchange at work and Isabel make delectable Biscoti.  She said the recipe was easy so I asked her to share and she did.  Guess what?  It is easy!  Enjoy and Merry Biscoti!

Soft Anise Italian Cookies

These, I hope, are like the traditional cookies my late mother-in-law used to make at Christmas.  They are my husband's favorite, and hopefully a surprise this year. Merry Christmas, Tony!  Go to the Desserts page to find the recipe for Soft Anise Italian Cookies.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding that you get in a little box in the store aisle is fine.  Some days.  But, some day, you might want to try the real thing.  That's right, it's not that hard to make home made Chocolate Pudding from scratch.  You probably already have the ingredients.  Whip up a batch, let it cool, and watch it disappear.  There is nothing like home made chocolate pudding.  It takes a little effort, but maybe you'll burn off some of the calories you're about to consume!  Ha! Find the recipe on the Dessert page and enjoy.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Incredibly Easy Self Crusting Coconut Custard Pie

I woke up this October morning with the urge to use up some ingredients, and freeze some things.
I started with Pancakes, which I am freezing and they will become toaster pancakes.  Then, I made fresh Blueberry Muffins.  Then, I made this incredibly simple Coconut Custard Self Crusting Pie recipe and fell in love with this time saver of a recipe.  Try it to use up leftover coconut.  It only takes a cup.  And, it really is too easy.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Curried Chicken and Rice Casserole


This looks delicious to me. I saved it to the blog for future testing.  This is another recipe I found in November 2014 issue of Food Network Magazine.  Check it out if you like curry. It's on the entrees page.

Jalapeño-Bacon Skillet Cornbread

I found this recipe for Jalapeño-bacon skillet cornbread in an old the November 2014 issue of Food Network Magazine. It looks so yummy I needed to save it.  If you have an iron skillet, it looks worth trying!  If not maybe another type of dish that can go from stove top to oven.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fondue, not a diet food.

While Fondue is not strictly a diet food, it can be argued that every good diet has a Cheat Day.  These two recipes are for Cheat Day.  As long as Cheat Day comes about once a month.

Cheese Fondue
Chocolate Fondue

And the fun is in the dipping.  Let the fun begin.  On Cheat Day.

See the recipes on the Appetizer page.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chicken Cheddar Shells

Chicken Cheddar Shells.  This is a delicious recipe, that sadly does not qualify for low calorie.  I'm sure you could delete the Ritz crackers and some of the cheddar.  And the bacon.  But then you'd have just chicken, shells and broccoli. Which would be fine if you have a bland taste buds.  If you want some flavor, try this just as it is.  I found this at a cooking demo at Publix and they have a series of recipes called Aprons.  Definitely not my invention.  You'll love it!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015















Today is the day to recycle the pile of magazines in the corner. Ergo, I posted some recipes that looked pretty good. My criteria today is either sinful or healthy. No in-betweens. So check out the new posts and thank you to Cooking Light and Food Network magazines.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Peach Upside Down Cake

It's been a busy day for my cooking blog!  Just made a tasty Peach Upside Down Cake.  It supposed to serve 8.  This is super easy and made with fresh peaches, but I'm sure you could substitute canned if you like.  However, fresh peaches are in season now, so why not use them?!  This recipe is on the desserts page. Enjoy!

Greek Pasta and Chicken Salad

Courtesy of Jacqueline Paige Hess, we have this great recipe from the Perdue company.  This salad is packed with flavor from the chicken, the olives, the Feta cheese and oh so much more.  What I love is that is has the protein to tame your hunger and you still get all your veggies in.  Who could ask for more?  Thank you JP!  Check out the recipe on the Salads and Vegetables page.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Today's healthy recipe is Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal cookies. These cookies have no flour in them, so they are gluten free. They are also delicious! Find them on the Dessert page!
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