Newtons Law Of Snacking!

It seems a little silly that I am writing a post about "Fig Newtons" today but when I had the chance to try and review some of Newtons new products, I just couldn't help myself! I have been a fan of "Fig Newtons" ever since I married the hubster many moons ago! Growing up we never had "sugar cereal" in our house, let alone pre-packaged cookies, but when I got married and found out the hubster's favorite store-bought cookies were Fig Newtons…I became a fan too. :-) But the "Fig Newtons" of 25 years ago have come a long way!...more

Crock-Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos: The Easiest Recipe Ever

Editor’s note: By the time January rolls around, most of us turn away from the stove and devote time to other pursuits, like spending time with our animal pals. Stefanie from Sarcastic Cooking pens a tribute to her dog Weezer, and gives us a quick, easy recipe for Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos to boot. --Jane ...more
I've done a variation of this with just regular salsa rather than salsa verde -- it's incredibly ...more

Honey Whole-Wheat Waffles, Hot Out of the Waffle Iron

Editor’s note: Did you know that making waffle batter in a blender results in a fluffier waffle? Plus, the blender’s spout equals less mess in the kitchen. Nicole from Baking Bites gives her Blender Waffles recipe a healthful spin with white whole-wheat flour and honey. -- Jane ...more
Elizabeth J White cool! I sent JMP's mom a waffle maker that makes elephant shaped waffles, lol. ...more

For the Best Artisan Bread Ever, Just Add Cheese and Bacon

Editor’s note: I may be the last person on the planet who hasn’t made no-knead bread yet. But this bacon cheese-bread looks so amazingly delicious that I think my time has finally come. Cathy at Noble Pig puts her own spin on a recipe from the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, adding bacon and extra-sharp cheddar cheese--two things I always have in my fridge. -- Jane ...more
@Jane Tunks Demel And since my husband and I are wine lovers, I have a great curiosity about ...more

Yogurt Parfait: An Elegant Breakfast in Less Than 3 Minutes

Editor’s note: My husband and son could eat granola every morning for breakfast and not complain. But even they don’t mind if sometimes you dress it up a little. Take a cue from Glorious Treats and use granola--or anything crunchy—as a topping in an elegant yogurt parfait.-- Jane ...more

Rice Cooker Risotto: It Doesn't Get Easier

Editor’s Note: I bought myself a fancy new rice cooker a few months ago, and I make more steel-cut oatmeal than rice in it! I can’t wait to try this rice cooker risotto Milanese recipe, which Carolyn says is one of her favorites. No constant stirring required! -- Jane...more
What a great idea.more

Party-Perfect Antipasto Skewers

[Editor's Note: If you're still in search of easy-yet-elegant bites for a New Year's Eve party, look no further. You can mix and match the ingredients on these little bites depending on your taste and dietary preferences, and they're simple to make and tasty to eat! --Genie] ...more

Barbecue Chicken Bites

[Editor's Note: With just a few ingredients, these barbecue chicken bites are simple to assemble before a party. They're sure to disappear quickly, thanks to the magic combination of bacon and barbecue sauce! --Genie] ...more
Wow...mouth is watering!  What a great way to incorporate such a savory combination into a party ...more

Slow Cooker Lentil Minestrone Soup

[Editor's Note: In the wake of this busy season, I'm looking for quick dinners that have slow-cooked flavor. This lentil minestrone is perfect for that—add bread and a salad, and dinner's done! Plus, most of the (speedy) work is done in the morning when you throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker to simmer all day. --Genie] Lentil Minestrone Soup Recipe ...more

The Light and Refreshing Skinny DragonBerry Rum Twist

[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a cocktail that clocks in at fewer calories, this is a great choice. It's fruity and refreshing, but light, as well. It's a great option for a holiday gathering! --Genie]...more
No alcohol for me, but I might go for a bit of eggnog with a touch of nutmeg.more