I have to tell you that I absolutely love Paula Deen! She is so adorable with all of that Southern Charm just bubbling out with every word she speaks. And her recipes, oh my, it is no small wonder she is as famous as she is. That girl can COOK! But honestly, I gain 5 pounds every single time I watch her show, and I can just feel my arteries clogging with all of that butter. So, every once in a while, I have to take one of her recipes and try to make it a wee bit more healthy. . . . → Read More: Crock-pot Onion Apple Soup
That’s why when I made this wonderful Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce, I didn’t exactly correct him when he assumed that it was a cream based sauce. But it is DELICIOUS! I served it over baked salmon and steamed asparagus, with wild rice on the side. Not even my pickiest eater complained. And this was so easy! . . . → Read More: Delightful Spring Food
I created this recipe by combining and editing 2 or 3 others. If you skip the sour cream and cheese – which I do – it is totally vegan. Otherwise, it is still a vegetarian option and no one missed the meat. If you know me at all, you know that measurements are only suggestions. This never turns out exactly the same, it just depends on my mood and what I have on hand that day. But it is delicious every time. . . . → Read More: Tortilla Soup
This is an easy recipe I got from allrecipes.com that cooks quickly after a long day at work. Experiment with the penne pasta — try wheat, buckwheat, or quinoa pasta to make it even healthier. You can leave off the parmesan cheese if you want to make it dairy free also, but I honestly don’t believe that much is going to hurt you. So yummy, I may have to make it again real soon! . . . → Read More: Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
The weather keeps teasing us with thoughts of spring. The prospect of fresh spring air and sunshine is enough to make anyone smile. (Especially because it helps us to produce some much needed Vitamin D!) I love everything about spring, but my favorite thing is the prospect of fresh veggies for my salads! I pack a fresh salad for my lunch almost every day. There is something about eating a salad that just makes me feel healthier. Could be all those enzymes those veggies that keep my digestive tract working properly. But honestly, I am getting tired of the same cardboard tasting vegetables that have been appearing in my grocery store for months. I am eagerly anticipating the opening of the local farmers market with all that fresh-from the garden taste. Of course, most of the stuff around here won’t be ready for a while. But it does seem that this time of year, even the grocery store offerings are a bit more palatable and varied. Continue reading Spring is so delicious!