It doesn’t get much greener than this!! What makes this smoothie so healthful and energizing is the not-so-secret-anymore spirulina!! Have you heard about this multi-vitamin?! All it takes is one teaspoonful a day to boost immunity, increase energy and support cardiovascular, eye and brain health. I teach for three consecutive class periods in the early… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Smoothie
Here is a recipe I traditionally make for Easter gatherings. My cousin affectionatey nicknamed them “deformed twinkies,” and that is exactly the color and consistency of the cake portion. They are called Cala Lillies, however, because of the similar (easy to hold) shape to the flower. Every time I bring a platter of these light… Continue reading Cala Lillies
A slow-cooked meal is a gift from your early self to your later self. This one makes the house smell extra scrumptious. I made this for the first time this Christmas season. I discovered it in my latest issue of “Muscle and Fitness Hers” (Jan/Feb issue) so you know it’s healthful!! My family members tried something new this… Continue reading BEST Slow-Cooked Turkey Lasagna
I’ve been making this dish since I found it in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food a few years ago. I make it often for special people in my life! I’ve cleaned it up by replacing the heavy cream in the sauce with fat free half & half – it tastes just as scrumptious. Buon appetito!!!! Baked… Continue reading Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage – DELIZIOSO DISH!
My mother was way ahead of the times. She started baking red velvet cake when I was a little girl years ago. At family parties, it commanded many ooos and ahs, and disappeared instantaneously. As we grew, she stopped making as many desserts as she used to and red velvet cake became a distant taste. … Continue reading Homemade Red Velvet Cake
Need a fast crowd pleaser?? Even the kitchen illiterate can master this one . . . With 38 of us (including T.A.’s) in the English department, there’s always food in the office. We celebrate birthdays and “half” birthdays (for those born in the summer) by taking turns bringing in a small spread usually consisting of… Continue reading World’s Fastest Disappearing Dessert
Blue Moon Ice Cream I recently stayed overnight at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI and enjoyed a sweet treat I haven’t tasted since, well, since the last time I was in Lake Geneva about 6 years ago . . . Blue Moon ice cream!!! Apparently, it’s only available in upper areas of… Continue reading I Scream, You Scream, We ALL Scream for Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love brownies?! I’m kind of famous for these at work. If I don’t make them at least twice a year, I lose tenure! 🙂 My dear friend, Mary, gave this recipe to me years ago back when we were next-door neighbors. I’ve been making them ever since. WARNING: These are ooey, rich and… Continue reading Marvelous Mint Chocolate Brownies!
I made this last night for tonight’s dessert. It is actually good for you while tasting indulgently yummy! I can’t take the credit for this concoction. I stumbled upon the recipe in the November/December 2009 issue of Clean Eating – GG’s favorite cooking magazine, by the way!!! It took me all of five minutes to… Continue reading Good Dessert, Bad Dessert
This is one of my favorite desserts of the fall and winter seasons. Pumpkin is so good for you! Not only is pumpkin loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, but it’s also a good source of vitamins C, K, and E along with lots of minerals including magnesium, potassium, and iron. Wooo . .… Continue reading Cookies that Won’t Turn You Into a Pumpkin
I found this in a past issue of Women’s Health and made it the other night so that I wouldn’t have to worry about making lunches for the week. I just savored my last portion for lunch. I hunt for recipes like this that don’t taste as “clean” as they are. The spices coupled with the fresh veggies… Continue reading Nuke and Eat Stir Fry
An A+ Dessert A reader asked me why I only post healthful (not healthy) recipes so I decided to post a more decadent dessert that only seems un GG-like. This is actually fat free despite its creamy richness. So go ahead, we all need to splurge once in a while. Everything in moderation . .… Continue reading Cherry DeLIGHT
Two A+ Energizing Snacks As I illustrate in my post on healthful eating shortcuts, I make as many meals and snacks from scratch as I can to avoid unneccesary additives and preservatives. But who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Working all day, devoting a couple of hours in the evening to a… Continue reading Happy Healthful Snack