Archive for October, 2012

Love, love, love bean soup! It is filling and nutritious as beans are high in fiber and protein. This bean soup has a heartiness you know just has to come from a chunk of ham or something similiar tucked inside the soup.  No it doesn’t!  As a result it is   Read More ...

Every once in awhile I just have to have something for breakfast besides my usual high fiber cereal.  I crave a bit of decadence some mornings and every so often I indulge.  My favorite is Smothered Breakfast Potatoes.  Everyone loves this and when I want to pamper one of our   Read More ...

Breaded mushrooms have always been a favorite appetizer.  Traditionally these mushrooms are breaded in seasoned flour or breadcrumbs and deep fried.  Deep fried anything is usually way good, but not a great health choice. Dang!  These breaded mushrooms are baked and even better than typical deep-fried mushrooms, at least that   Read More ...

Chew your food!  Goodness, I heard Chew your food! Goodness I heard that often enough as a child. As a mother I am sure I said it even more times, and as a kindergarten teacher I am still saying it. It makes sense. Health sense and weight management sense. Studies   Read More ...

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Four words: homemade pasta is delicious. Simply put, simply true. The first few times I made my own pasta it was a lesson in frustration. Practice makes perfect and you will get better and better at it.  The recipe is simple too: for every cup of flour, use 1 whole   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

Scallops are a favorite we enjoy from time to time.  We always eat wild scallops and usually make a servin Scallops are a favorite.  We enjoy them from time to time.  We always eat wild scallops and make servings of four scallops each.  Quick and delicious they are one of   Read More ...

A few years ago, almost 3, I found myself in downtown Denver. Our daughter, a successful young attorney met us for lunch in a restaurant that struck me as never seeing the sun through all the tall glass windows that were shaded by neighboring skyscrapers. Back home in central Iowa   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

Nothing says fall like pumpkin.  Pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, and pumpkin muffins.  These muffins will help you feel full longer, and will not spike your blood sugar because there is no wheat in any form in them.  They are very low in fat, have no added salt, and can be sugar-free   Read More ...

  Spaghetti was always a favorite meal as a kid.  We never had it often because my dad didn’t like it.  So whenever he would go on a fishing trip with friends we would often have spaghetti for one meal as well as some other of our favorites, depending on how   Read More ...

Most people associate coleslaw with summer salads.  Not me.  Coleslaw is made in my kitchen more often in the fall and winter than any other time of year.  I think it is because there are fewer fresh garden or market salad fixings available in fall and winter but cabbage is   Read More ...

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