Tuna pasta salad with fresh herbs

Top quality Italian canned tuna in Extra Virgin oil of olive + Sicilian capers + Italian Taggiasche sweet black olives + homemade sundried tomatoes + a nice mix of fresh herbs from my garden will make this pasta salad incredibly tasty, intense and perfect for a spectacular lunch! Enjoy!! ...more

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies  By Amy “Foodie” S | Craving Sweet, ...more

What is Star Anise?

 Ever find one of these hard stars in a Chinese or Vietnamese dish you were enjoying in a restaurant? It's star anise,  the dried, rust-brown star-shaped seedpod of the Chinese magnolia....more

Diet Chocolate Cake With Buttered on Frosting

This diet cake, while more expensive than your average chocolate cake, will last a life time and not add a single pound to your waistline.  A true bargain if you ask me :-) The creamy frosting is buttered on.  Looks good enough to eat.  On auction this week with no reserve.  To enter into my ebay gallery and possibly bid on this or another painting visit my ebay gallery.  Margaret Aycock ...more

Gifts from the Garden

Last week it was so wonderfully cool and wet that I got the whole garden weeded in the matter of a couple of hours.  Then we went away for the weekend and when I returned.......more

Sauteed Shrimp and Zoodles

Zoodles. Yes, I went down that roller coaster ride. Although somewhat hesitantly. You see, I’ve been there done that in the quest to replace my beloved noodles. We won’t discuss the great spaghetti squash incident of 2012. So, yes, I was in the back of the line for the zoodle coaster but I finally got on. I started with some things around the house and made this Sauteed Shrimp and Zoodles recipe....more

Win at weight loss with Pound a Day diet celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito: Shake recipe

Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito knows how to whip up wonderful meals. But he's also become an expert at crafting recipes designed to tantalize your taste buds while helping you win at weight loss....more

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cake Bites

Soft-baked cake bites made with chocolate chips. Serve with some plain yogurt for a tasty gluten free treat. This is my first attempt at baking with coconut flour. I bought some about a month ago and wasn’t sure what I was going to make. That bag sat in the cabinet taunting me for weeks. I felt a bit intimidated because I do not like making mistakes. It’s a bit of a personality quirk. Let’s keep this between us. ...more