Penne alla Vodka

I have a confession to make, this was the first time I had this pasta. Every time I thought about it, I would think about how much cream, fat and calories were in it and then I’d talk myself out of it. Here, there’s my compromise; there’s cream but it’s half & half, and it’s also half the amount other recipes call for!   ...more

Potatoes au Gratin

Yep, Potatoes au Gratin, these are yummy, gooey, cheesy and yes; they are low fat.  Trust me my friend, trust me!  ...more

Creamed Spinach

This is a stick-to-your-ribs, warm-you-up, side dish. This is not the conventional creamed spinach recipe that calls for tons of butter and cheese, it is low fat and delicious. What is also great about this recipe is that it is a total “pantry” dish that is a quick go-to on a busy day....more

Crab & Lobster Linguine with Brandy & Sherry Cream Sauce

There are as many variations of seafood and pasta as there are ways to prepare and serve them. Here is yet another variant of seafood linguini, but with fresh lump crab meat and freshly shelled lobster, rendered delicious in a creamy white sauce, spiked and made light with the fruitiness of brandy and slight sweet of cream sherry. A thin layer of velvet melting on the tongue!...more
Thank you, Amiga Kary, you do me honors here. And though I've just had a great dinner with ...more

Enchiladas Primos

Enchiladas PrimosThese enchiladas were something to behold! Since returning from a ski trip in Colorado I needed a good dosage of Mexican food. And yes, Freckled Soldier and I did eat at a Mexican restaurant but it was horrible!  Time to move to the Rockies and show them how it's done here in Texas! Please visit me at

Lemon, Tarragon and Mustard Cream Sauce over Grilled Salmon and Spring Peas

One of my favorite spring meals is this tasty grilled King salmon with fresh spring peas topped with a divine lemon tarragon and mustard cream sauce.  The lemon, mustard and fresh tarragon pairs beautifully with the richness of the salmon and delicate peas.  It looks so lovely on the plate, if you  light a few candles you’ll think you’re dining at a five-star restaurant. ...more

You're welcome Julie, It's deliciously simple! Enjoymore

sausage ravioli with asparagus cream sauce

I think this may be my favorite recipe that I've shared on my blog so far. Not in terms of the preparation (it's a little tricky!) but the FLAVOR is out. of. control. ...more

Creamy Cajun Pasta

 Today is not a "Fit" day at Fit Foodista - at least in the traditional sense of the word....more