Healthy recipes

Roasted Spicy Ranch Salmon with Asparagus

November 5, 2015
Ranch Salmon

Dinnertime at our house can be a little hectic. It is not uncommon to be sitting down at the table at 8pm. We try not to eat that late often but it happens. I feel that it is important my family sits down to several meals a week together. It can’t happen every night but I try for several […]

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Spicy Lentil Soup with Smoked Chicken Sausage

September 14, 2015
lentil soup

There is a little chill in the air. This morning it was a sunny 52 degrees out. I love how it will still get in the 80’s during the day but cools way down by dinner time. This means low humidity and that it’s time to make a big pot of soup. It’s been a while […]

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Green Colada Smoothies

July 3, 2015
Green colada smoothie

I am going to let you in on a little secret today. I started running again but I am not telling my thirteen year- old son. As soon as I am in very good shape, I will challenge him to a one mile run and hopefully will beat him. You might think that’s mean but this […]

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Honey Mint Lime Fruit Salad and $250 Whole Foods Giveaway Basket

April 4, 2015
honey fruit salad

A few weeks ago I went to a “Share The buzz” event at Whole Foods in Princeton, NJ. The staff at Whole Foods brought in a panel of experts to share with us how important bees are to our food supply. They pollinate over hundreds of fruits and vegetables as well as pollinate the grasses […]

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Preserved Lemon and Caper Shrimp

March 11, 2015
Preserved Lemon and Caper Shrimp

I jumped on the scale the other day and thought someone was playing a joke on me. I turned quickly and thought my husband or son had their foot on the edge on the scale. There was no foot to be found. Husband? Son? Daughter? Dog? Nope! Just me and my big ole butt. How could […]

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Cherry Almond Smoothie

February 14, 2015
Cherry Almond smoothie

Happy Valentine’s Day! There has been lots of Valentine’s Day candy laying around my kitchen the last few days and it keeps finding it’s way in my mouth.  Caramels, M and M’s, chocolate hearts…it’s just not good. Actually, it’s tastes very good but you know exactly what I mean. Instead of a sweets recipe today, I need […]

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Buttermilk Waffles With Warm Spiced Apples plus #Giveaway!

December 16, 2014

During the holiday season, I love to cook big breakfasts. Christmas morning is spent with our family in new pajamas, opening some gifts and having a nice lazy breakfast together. I typically make one savory egg dish and one sweet dish. My family loves waffles and my son cannot get enough of them.  So I created this breakfast and made it […]

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

October 3, 2014

I love the cool crisp weather. I love going to my son’s soccer games and watching football. I love cooking warm comforting meals in the slow cooker. I just love fall! Reynolds asked me to create a jambalaya in the slow cooker for their Make Meal Magic campaign on Epicurious Community Table.  This is what I came […]

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Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits

June 18, 2014
strawberry parfait

Summer is finally here! This is the last week of school and I am looking forward to some lazy summer mornings. Summertime means pool time, trips for ice cream, staying up late and of course, plenty of fresh fruit such as strawberries! We missed the boat on strawberry picking this year but there are plenty of juicy […]

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Relished Foods Review: A Great Gourmet Delivery Service!

April 25, 2014

Recently I had the pleasure of trying Relished, a new gourmet food delivery service. They are a company that delivers a portioned ingredient kit filled with healthy food and instructions to cook three delicious meals every week. I have to say it really made my life easy. The ingredients were shipped to me along with a recipe card. There […]

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