Recipes

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

A “christmas tradition” means snow, right? And cut out sugar cookies, right? And turkey? No wait—ham. And . . .well, it’s really kind of impossible to define a traditional christmas for everyone. It’s more fun to discover what a wide variety of christmas traditions there […]

Healthy Sweeteners

Healthy Sweeteners

Some might say my title is impossible, that there are no healthy sweeteners. If your idea of sweetening involves large quantities of any sweetener, that is true. Healthy Sweeteners can only be good for you if used in moderation. Taking that into account, it is […]

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

A friend had guests visiting from Europe. It was late July, so she was excited to offer them locally grown sweet corn. Due to the Europeans limited access to sweet corn, the locally grown treat was poorly received. She cried as she told me how […]

Sparkle, Sizzle, Pop! Celebrating the USA

Sparkle, Sizzle, Pop! Celebrating the USA

Celebrating the July 4th holiday vary from an impromptu BBQ with family or friends, attending a festival, watching or participating in a parade, fireworks, taking a road trip or just relaxing at home. No matter how you celebrate the USA, remember 3 letters and enjoy […]

March 2017 Dinners

March 2017 Dinners

Dinner can be tough with our busy lives – work, errands, exercise commitment and who knows what else! Consequently, March 2017 Dinners follow: SOUP African Black Bean Soup First of all, this soup is super easy to make. Dice the veggies, sautee’ then simmer.  Voila! […]

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Valentine’s Day brings wishes of love or a special sentiment to those we hold dear to our heart. As we express our endearing thoughts with cards, gifts, dinners and flowers, remember to love you heart. Many foods can help your heart. Consider these Healthy Heart […]

Dressing or Stuffing?

Dressing or Stuffing?

Oh my! What did I get myself into when I decided to write a blog discussing that holiday dinner favorite—stuffing. Or is it dressing? For a really fun time, pose this question to a group of adults from different backgrounds. If the group is gathered […]

Crockpot Christmas

Crockpot Christmas

I’ve hosted several Crockpot Cooking Classes these past few months and I started thinking that it might be fun to have a Crockpot Christmas Dinner.  This is a term I created. Crockpot Christmas Dinner simply means that all the dishes for christmas dinner are made […]

Cookie Exchange

Cookie Exchange

My teenaged daughter hosted a cookie exchange party the other day. The younger generation has picked up some of our fun ideas! It was neat to hear the girls laughing and talking as they swapped cookies and shared recipes. They were also experiencing some important […]

Don’t Blame Turkeys!

Don’t Blame Turkeys!

Don’t blame turkeys for the calories you pack on this holiday season! Diet programs and garment sellers are depending on us to gain weight, you know. Holiday dinners have so many calories that any diet plan can be shot to pieces at just one sitting […]