BBQ-ready!

STOVE-TOP BAKED BEANS These are a little different, but so good!  Not overly sweet, but with that smokey, molassesy flavor that we expect in baked beans.  They are full of complex carbs and are the prefect compliment to your BBQed proteins. Make them ahead of time ’cause they just get better as  “leftovers”! ~~~~  …

Creamy, rich, and no sugar added…Pineapple Meringue Pie

PINEAPPLE MERINGUE PIE Might be a nice addition to your holiday dessert table…old-fashioned and homey – the kind of dessert Gramma would have made.  Except hers probably never came close to being no-sugar-added! If you make the pie ahead and wait until just before serving to do the meringue, it will be high and fluffy…

Pineapple Crisp – no sugar added

PINEAPPLE CRISP The inspiration for this recipe came from that old favorite side dish Baked Pineapple…a sweet, bread cube-topped, butter drenched goodie that is scrumptious, yes…but not very figure-friendly! I turned it into a dessert, instead…and for those of you who love pineapple, this will be right up your alley. ~~~~     Vegetable Cooking…

Lovin’ from your crockpot…or ANY pot for that matter.

SWEET & SOUR MEATBALLS Regular Sweet & Sour sauce is very high in sugar… for those of us who want that wonderful flavor but few sugar grams – I think you’ll love this.   Stick this in your slow-cooker on low for a few hours, make up some fluffy, fragrant rice for your family…dinner’s ready!…

Pretty in Pink!

FLUFFY CRANBERRY SALAD Light, sweet-tart, and creamy…another way to enjoy those gorgeous cranberries! This salad has been on my Holiday tables for years and it’s always a hit. My mom made it one Thanksgiving and I fell in love.  She got it from her neighbor who had submitted it to their hometown cookbook – you…

A Lovely Shade of Green…

WATERGATE SALAD You remember this…it’s in every home-cook’s-favorite-recipe-compilation-cookbook ever published!  Been to every potluck, church supper, or family get-together…and, although it may not be ‘gourmet’, we secretly love it! I updated it just a little with some lime – and took out the usual Cool Whip for gorgously decadent, vanilla-scented, real whipped cream (Calm down!!…