Sep 30, 2015

Coffee Lattes and National Coffee Day!

Yesterday was National Coffee Day!  Around the country, coffee shops, Starbucks and DD were giving out free coffee. How nice!  We can't give you free coffee but we are delighted to give you some free coffee recipes instead!

Sep 27, 2015

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Cookies

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Cookies are loaded with old fashioned uncooked rolled oats, dried cranberries, walnuts, and pure pumpkin. The flavor of pumpkin is subtle and almost completely hidden in this cookie, making it even harder for any non-pumpkin-lovers not to fall in love with them or this recipe.

These little cookies have enough warm spice flavor in them to give you a welcome sensation of the fall season!

Sep 24, 2015

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I promise that all of your skeptical, picky eaters who turn up their noses at the mention of "Brussels Sprouts" will quickly become converts when presented with my revitalized recipe.

My healthy, modernized twist on this tired vegetable is roasting the Brussels Sprouts with bacon, onions, garlic powder, crushed red pepper and extra-virgin olive oil. Prepared in this fashion, the unpopular Brussels sprouts flavor is camouflaged. The result is a crunchy, crispy dish that is irresistible to pass up at the table!

Sep 22, 2015

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins

Cinnamon sweet potato muffins are loaded with mashed sweet potato, good old fashioned oats, eggs, milk and cinnamon, then topped with a cinnamon brown sugar crumble, making these muffins sweet, fluffy and delicious.  YUM!

I never imagined using sweet potatoes to make muffins, but then again, why not? Sweet potatoes give these muffins their moist texture and a delicate flavor with minimal fat!  They also add in good nutrients like beta-carotene and vitamins A and C.  They're perfect for breakfast, and can be enjoyed in the afternoon with some tea.  

Sep 16, 2015

Almond Raspberry Breakfast Bars

Breakfast bars are a convenient, eat-on-the-go breakfast! My favorite flavor is almond raspberry, boasting a crust loaded with raw almonds and good old-fashioned rolled oats, topped with raspberry preserves and more chopped almonds. Just bake until the crust sets and simply cut into bars. Easy to make as well as a healthy intake!

Sep 14, 2015

Roasted Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Roasted potato and cauliflower soup is a very hearty soup made with roasted potatoes, roasted cauliflower, cannellini beans, diced onions, celery and vegetable stock. Then it's finished off with some yogurt and cheese to give it more protein, and a creamy texture everyone loves in creamy soups.

Creamy potato soups can be heavy, starchy, contain a lot of cream and are high in calories.  But when you mix in cauliflower, cannellini beans and nonfat Greek yogurt to this fall weather classic, it cuts calories, fat and carbs while maintaining the richness in flavor and texture.

Sep 10, 2015

Macaroni and Cheese with Pancetta and Caramelized Onions

Macaroni and cheese is made with a creamy white sauce made from three different cheeses and half-and-half, then topped with shredded mozzarella and baked with crispy pancetta and caramelized onions.  Light, creamy and delicious, I promise everyone will be back for seconds!

Sep 4, 2015

Oven-Fried Chicken Fingers with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Boneless chicken tenders are smothered in buttermilk then rolled into a walnut-panko crumbs mixture and baked until the texture is crunchy and crispy. Serve them with a spicy dipping sauce made with sriracha. These are Tempura Chicken Fingers at its best! Simple, not fried and delicious!