The Overachieving Basil Plant

You are going to love the fresh, zesty taste of this creamy basil vinaigrette. I have been putting it on everything! If you have extra basil in your garden now, you are going to want to try this recipe out. This quick and easy vinaigrette is not only used as a salad dressing, but it also could be used as a sauce for fish, chicken, potatoes, tomatoes, or BLTs!...more

Pomegranate Yogurt Dressing

 Pomegranate Yogurt DressingHearty dinner salad with turkey, almonds, cranberries, apples and a creamy pomegranate yogurt dressing. Served with crackers, goat cheese and fig jam....more

Guiltless Caesar Dressing

Caesar salads are one of my all time favorites. I just had one for dinner this week on a girls night out with the Moms in my life <3 The salad itself is pretty boring, but the incredible flavors from the dressing are what gives it life. I’m a total snob when it comes to Caesar dressing, and this one’s a winner! It’s salty, tangy and sharp, just how I like it!...more

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette Baby Kale Salad

You know those classic food combinations we've come to love? Like pb + jelly, chocolate + pb, pork + apples, mac + cheese? I have discovered a new combo to add to that list and while it might sound out of the ordinary, once you've had a taste of this magical combo life as you know it will never be the same!*Drum roll*            ...more

Sausage and Smoked Oyster Stuffing

 This rustic bread stuffing will be the star of your holiday meal.Click here to view the recipe:

Eat this Why? Turmeric

Eat This, Why?:  Turmeric contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound known as curcumin....more

Hell is Dressing My Daughter

It happened as soon as I knew I was having a girl.  ...more

Savory Cremini Mushroom Dressing

Mushroom dressing is one of my favorites around the holidays.  I was hoping to  create a savory dressing with rich moist flavors that everyone would love. Well, this is it.  The recipe has baby portabellas and sage which I think became the clincher.  I am sure I will make it throughout the year as a side dish to go with many different types of menus.  Since dressing and stuffing freezes so perfectly and effortlessly this is a great dish to make in large quantities.  Give Savory Cremini Mushroom Dressing a try because I think it will become one of your perennial favorites....more

A size 12 is not fat. Recovering from prescription drug-induced anorexia

Autumn has come and with it, much cooler weather.  I live and have always lived in a northern climate where snow and often lots of it is the norm, often beginning in mid to late October.  Here in Cambria County, Pennsylvania we experienced our first frost of the season on September 25th, 2012.  It's getting nippy outside already.  Time to switch our clothes from summer towards winter. ...more
jjscholar Anorexia is dangerous for everyone, regardless of gender. Please discuss your concerns ...more

Ranch Dressing When you are on an egg-free diet, ranch dressing can be tricky, as most recipes contain mayonnaise.  It pretty much has to be avoided when dining out.  While I have found a few brands that are egg-free, they just don't taste all that good.  So, I thought I would try making my own.  It turn out great!  ...more