Yummy breakfast

Yummy breakfast Originally uploaded by Slim-Shoppin I woke up late this morning, so this is like brunch for me today. I toasted 2 slices of rye bread, cut up some kiwi, and had some very sweet grapes. For the eggs, I started out making a frittata, but it was starting to stick on the bottom,…

Frozen Fruit cups

My kids love Popsicles pretty much all year round!  I think its a much better alternative to ice cream and they love it more than that.  When I was at Trader Joe’s last weekend, I stocked up on their frozen mangos, frozen blueberries, frozen pineapple chunks.  Using this simple recipe, you can make home made…

Jennie-O/Biggest Loser Thai Turkey Wraps

My sister gave me a Biggest Loser desk calendar for Christmas, so every morning when I get to work, I tear off the day before and there will be a weight loss tip of the day.  It could be a recipe, a work out tip, trainer tips etc.   Today’s tip was pretty eye opening.  This…

Bow Tie Lemon Chicken

One of the things I enjoy most is reading cookbooks, reading other peoples recipes, and getting more ideas.  I have found a few new sites you may be interested in.  One is www.foodchannel.com   They have lots of recipes, techniques, videos.  I am always excited when I find a new food site!  The other one I…

Baked mostacolli – a new version for me

I decided to make a baked mostacolli last night, but decided to add the ricotta cheese in with the sauce so my kids could see no visible sight of it, and say “What are those chunks of white stuff?”I was actually really surprised how good it turned out!  Adding the ricotta to the sauce made…

Baked French Toast

Baked French Toast 1 loaf Challa bread (about 1 pound) 8 large eggs 3 cups plain, vanilla or lemon yogurt 2 TB. maple syrup 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. sugar I am lucky enough to have two bread stores in my town, but Challah bread can also be purchased at the…

Banana Bread-take 2

I had two misses this week cooking wise.  I made a pork tenderloin which I overcooked and it was super tough, and I made banana bread which I was trying to do super healthy, just putting lots of stuff in it, and it came out dense and tough and yucky.  I had to throw it…

Spinach and Pesto Meatball Soup

I used to not like spinach unless it was raw.  But ever since I had my friend Kathy’s pasta dish with spinach, I kind of liked the way it tasted cooked in a dish.  This recipe is from one of my favorite sources for ideas: Fitness Magazine.  The one thing you can do differently is make your…

Nutella won ton bites

Nutella wonton bites Originally uploaded by Slim-Shoppin I missed National Nutella day a few weeks ago when a ton of food bloggers made recipes using Nutella. I saw lots of wonderful deserts made with Nutella and this idea popped into my head. I had leftover won ton wrappers from making potstickers, and I took a…

Chicken tomatillo white bean chili

Last week Marc from www.norecipes.com posted a recipe for Chile Verde which caught my eye, and then my husband and I watched a recipe showdown on Food TV where the winner gets $25k and their entree gets served at TGI Fridays.  One of the contestants made a white bean chicken chili and had similar ingredients to Marc’s chile verde,…