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Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

| September 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post about a quick and easy recipe for Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY. You may already know this. Or maybe not. But for five years, beginning in my mid-high school years, I was a vegetarian. And I loved it. It all started […]

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Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup (Gluten-Free Recipes for People With Diabetes Cookbook)

Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup (Gluten-Free Recipes for People With Diabetes Cookbook)

| September 16, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post about an Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY.   A few weeks ago, one of my college friends came to visit. Over the course of the day, we got coffees, had lunch and caught up on life. One thing she told me surprised me though: my […]

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Easy Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Easy Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

| February 25, 2013 | 14 Comments

After Will was in bed last night, Shawn plucked Will’s old coat off the couch and hung it up. He’d tossed it there when we returned home without a second thought, as kids do. It’s a battered and worn coat that we designated for outdoor play after getting snagged a few times one raucous afternoon […]

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Review: The Book of Jonas

Review: The Book of Jonas

| April 28, 2012 | 4 Comments

At the beginning of 2012, I set all sorts of goals for this year. Among them was to read 52 books. Guess what? I am well on my way to meeting that one. So far, I have read 13 books, polishing off the latest selection by the BlogHer Book Club this evening. That book is […]

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Review: Born Wicked

Review: Born Wicked

| April 5, 2012 | 9 Comments

I’m worried that if I keep telling you how much I liked the books I have been reading, you won’t believe me anymore. So, I need to remind you that when I don’t like books, I say so. Really. I do. Now that we have that cleared up, I can tell you about the latest […]

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Book Review: The Underside of Joy (With a Side of Eat. Live. Be.)

Book Review: The Underside of Joy (With a Side of Eat. Live. Be.)

| January 19, 2012 | 8 Comments

Books are a true joy of mine. I love the ones that make me curl up with a blanket, a big glass of water and a plate of veggies and dip for a long dive into a different world. That’s why I have been happy to review a few books through BlogHer lately. The Underside […]

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Cristina Ferrare’s White Clam Sauce

Cristina Ferrare’s White Clam Sauce

| May 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

This unforgettable recipe for White Clam Sauce from Cristina Ferrare’s cookbook is a delicious way to enjoy this classic pasta at home. Clear as day, I remember the first time I had white clam sauce. I was probably 8 or 9 and out to dinner with my family at this great pasta restaurant on the […]

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Bread Machine Country White Bread

Bread Machine Country White Bread

| May 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

Homemade bread is special. It’s like love in a loaf form. And making it regularly is something I have always wanted to do — but didn’t. Yet. With gas prices escalating, I have been looking for ways to trim our budget. One way I realized we could live more frugally? By breaking out the bread […]

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Healthy and Delicious: Red Pepper Alfredo

Healthy and Delicious: Red Pepper Alfredo

| January 7, 2011 | 8 Comments

My husband knows that when I want to make a dietary change (like when I decided to cut way back on red meat last year), the whole family is going to be in on it with me. Hey, I am no short order cook, and I am confident that whatever healthy meals I serve will […]

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Cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 4, the Finale

Cooking from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Part 4, the Finale

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

About a month ago, Shawn came home with a cookbook for me and I started cooking from it. This is the fourth recipe I have made (and blogged!) from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals. Classic Tomato Spaghetti (which I made with farfalle) is anything but classic. It starts with […]

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