Dinner for Your Love…

TILAPIA VERA CRUZ ASPARAGUS WITH CITRUS MAYO This dish is simple but full of flavor.  Soft, spicy fish and crisp-tender asparagus with a tangy sauce.  A nice special occasion meal that’s beautiful and impressive! ~~~~     Vegetable cooking spray 1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen tilapia, thawed if frozen One 14-ounce can diced tomatoes…

SUPERBOWL!! Go team! (I’m faking it…sorry to say…)

I’m really not that overcome with the need to watch the game, but I don’t mind making snacks for those who do.  If you’re short on ideas here’s a few that would be a good addition to the table. Even those who don’t necessarily want to eat “healthy” won’t know the dif.  It’s just good…

Start to table…under one hour…

ITALIAN SAUSAGE SOUP Fast, hot, easy…your family will love it and it’s a great way to sneak some veggies past the kids.  (Okay…you can see the veggies, but they’ll want to eat them!)  Serve with garlic bread for the family and a quick Caesar  Salad for an “Italian” meal that will be a hit. This…

Cookie Emergency? Here’s your fix…

“JUST ONE” PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE Next time you are in the need for a quick – and I mean QUICK – dessert from the oven, but don’t want a dozen laying in wait, this will be perfect.  This is an old favorite…been around forever, but worth repeating. I’ll give the recipe for the whole batch…

No-flour bread. Riiiiiiiiight….

CLOUD BREAD This recipe has been around for awhile.  I’ve poo-pooed it and thought:  GAG.  But that just goes to show ya’…try it before you say you don’t like it! I have to thank so many people from Before&AfterChat message board for being ‘pushers’ and talking incessantly about this stuff.  I finally broke down and…

A Holiday beauty!

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CAKE ROLL Chocolate and cake in the same dessert is wonderful.  Add in some cool, wintery peppermint-laced cream filling and let’s just swoon and get it over with, shall we?! So pretty! Your holiday table will love you for the effort you put forth to make this.  (And it’s not hard – don’t…

Beautiful party appetizer – no work at all!

CARAMEL PECAN BRIE For your Holiday parties, or when you want to feel a little more up-scale watching the game – this quick appetizer is easy and impressive. I’ve used it with Cinnamon Bliss and it’s wonderful…if you have that, it will be truly sugar free.  If not, the Whey Low Gold, and my caramel…

Blonde IS more fun…

PEANUT BRITTLE …when it’s in the form of this golden, peanut-studded and buttery candy! This is the recipe that was from the Steel’s Nature Sweet flyer (they called for pecans) that I received when I first became aware of this product…and if sugar alcohols don’t bother you, it is wonderful to use.  I can’t eat…

Green is beautiful!

CREAMY GARLIC & EDAMAME SOUP This soup will bring a little Spring to your dreary winter! Fresh and bright with low-carb, high-protein edamame and fragrant, creamy garlic…add a bag of protein crisps and you’ve got a gourmet lunch. ~~~~   2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, peeled 2 bay leaves 4 cups shelled edamame,…

Italian Herbed Meatloaf…

ITALIAN HERBED MEATLOAF This smells so homey-good while baking! For the family: in the same oven I put some chunky potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkled with grated parmesan, salt and pepper, a dash of garlic powder. Stir occasionally and roast until golden and crisp. Whip up a green salad…