Egg McMuffin breakfast and soup and sammy lunch

Since I made the homemade English muffins yesterday, I decided to make two small McMuffin type sammiesI “fried” and egg with Pam cooking spray, and divided it between the two English muffins. I added 1/4 oz. of cheese on each one, and two slices of pepperoni and heated them in the toaster oven when I…

3 great meals + homemade English muffins!

I started out my day with Oatmeal. I like it pretty creamy, so I add extra water. This bowl is 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1 1/2 cups of water, heated in the microwave for 1 minute. I added 1 banana, sliced and 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon dried blueberries and a sprinkle of almonds…

Lemon Pepper Chicken + 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

I was all set to make chicken with a marinade I found when I was straightening out my cabinets.  The packet had one side with a dry rub, and the other side was a liquid marinade. I won’t tell you the brand, because it was gross!  I tasted the marinade and it tasted like it…

Asian Vegetable Soup with Tofu & Shrimp

This is a quick and easy recipe, ready in about 15 minutes.  It comes from www.mealsmatter.org.  They have tons of great recipes.  And for those of you who don’t like tofu, you don’t have to add that ingredient and it will still be fine! Ingredients 6 cups Fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth 1 tbsp…

Product Review – Quaker True Delights Granola Bars

Because I am part of the Food Buzz community, I was asked if I would be willing to test any new products coming to market and share my thoughts.  So, yesterday I got a package in the mail with 6 new Quaker Oats True Delights granola bars.  They come in three flavors: Dark chocolate raspberry…

Guest Post, recipe by my son Paul. Yummy Soup!

  This is my son Paul.  He’s 12 and he’s fantastic!  The kids are off school today because of a school institute day, and Paul decided to make his own soup. I was folding laundry in another room and I asked him if he needed any help and he said no.  When he was done, this…

Home made pizza!!

For years my sister has made homemade pizza.  We used to work at a bar in our early 20’s that made the best pizza ever. The cook there, Billy, was an old man who smoked way too many cigarettes, but he showed my sister how to make pizzas so well, that my sister actually started…

magazine + Yummy breakfast

   When I got home from work yesterday, I had this cooking magazine waiting for me in my mailbox.  Its the second time I’ve received it, and I didn’t even order it!  So that’s kind of nice!  It’s a companion to the Cook’s Illustrated Cooking Show on PBS.  The great thing about this magazine is…

New stir fry

A year ago my stir fry’s consisted of celery, carrots, rice and chicken.  I’m not joking!  I always thought I didn’t like certain vegetables, so I just never tried them again.  Fast forward to this stir fry:  I have:  sliced garlic green onions sugar snap peas cauliflower broccoli slaw carrots bok choy water chestnuts ground…

The best sandwich ever!

When I was at a local grocery store over the weekend, I saw a package of these:They are lo carb pita pockets.  Each one is only 170 calories and 7 grams of fiber!So, I put a few things together and came up with an awesome sammy!  2 slices turkey pastrami (from the deli counter) 3…