St. Patrick's Day Healthy Rainbow Cupcakes

My daughter was flipping through the Family Fun Magazine when the last page caught her eye. It was a recipe for rainbow cupcakes–perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. I looked down the ingredient list and was a little upset. They used food dyes and a white cake mix. I thought that I could make it much healthier. So I came up with this alternative: RAINBOW CUPCAKES ...more

Hungarian Mushroom Barley Soup

I really wanted to make some Mushroom Barley soup, but many of the recipes called for BUTTER or SOUR CREAM.  Or, quite frankly, they looked a little bland.  So, I decided to overhaul a highly rated recipe on to make it lower in fat and dairy free.  The results were outstanding, so I feel compelled to share it with the world....more

Looking for Ways to Prepare Asparagus?

It’s almost Spring, and one of my favorite vegetables is making an appearance in the supermarket at a price I can afford to pay. Asparagus!What a versatile, colorful, and tasty veggie. It doesn’t take long for asparagus to be the first to disappear from a vegetable platter filled with carrots, celery, tomatoes.Asparagus is best when it’s simply steamed, and served lightly dusted with a little kosher salt and some cracked black pepper....more

Midweek Meal: Mushroom & Miso Cod en Papillote

Some days when I'm dashing from meeting to meeting, I rely on these two things to keep me at bay:When I come home exhausted and frazzled, I just want to kick off my rainboots, pop my dinner in the oven,and watch a good old fashion slasher film if Lost isn't on. (Who are these temple people!?) I'm not a fast-food joint kind of girl but I sure love a quick, hot meal - who doesn't? Here's a recipe that can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes. ...more

Three Healthy and Quick Snacks for a Flat Stomach

The key to losing weight - I mean really losing weight and keeping it off - is making sure that your metabolism is consistently working to burn fat. How do you keep your metabolism burning? ...more

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup


Need a Tried and True Appetizer Recipe For Your Super Bowl Party?

Yahoo! It's that time of year again, and we are big football fans in this family.The fact that my son is the head coach of a local high school, and has played or coached most of the 27 years of his life, hasn't contributed to our football obsession at all....more

The over thinker buys frosting

Over Thinking in the Kitchen with Diana  A friend from work gave me the heads up about the coolest better mouse trap evah Spray Frosting! Its in a can! and you spray it! It's like Cheeze Whiz only not gross! ...more

In The Bag: Lemon Love ...more

Obesity: Causes & Treatments

Obesity: Causes and Treatments Courtesy of  ...more