Basic Standard Pizza and spaghetti sauce – recipe by Todd English

Grub Street New York compiled a list of the TOP 20 chef empires. These chefs were scored based on how many restaurants they owned, TV shows, cookbooks, gadgets, etc…they are involved in. I’ve had so much fun visiting these sites and learning about chefs I haven’t heard of, or don’t know much about. # 10…

Prickly pears? + Winner of POM Tea!

Congrats to Errign who wins a coupon for a free POM tea drink!! Thanks to everyone who left a comment! Errign, I will contact you to get your address. Do you know what this is? Neither did I. When I was grocery shopping over the weekend, there was a big pile of prickly pear fruits…

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

OK, who doesn’t love boston cream pie? When I saw this recipe at www.myrecipes.com I knew it would be a great way to have a lo-cal dessert after dinner. This recipe makes 2 servings: 1 large banana (frozen)* 1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup skim milk 2 TB. graham cracker crumbs (about 1/2 a…

French Toast! + another give a way!!

My Mom gave me a great loaf of bread that’s perfect to make French Toast. But, after looking at the nutritional information, each slice of bread was 160 calories! Yikes! But, I thought two slices of french toast with sugar free syrup wouldn’t be THAT horrible, so that’s what I made for breakfast this morning!…

Jen@prior fat girl – a weight loss success story!

Welcome to the second installment of my series of profiling people who inspire me! These people have lost weight and kept it off. No miracles, no pills, no surgery. I “met” Jen through her blog, and even though she’s had a recent tragedy of losing her Mom unexpectedly, she’s still fighting the fight and is…

Home made pizza + give-away winner! + Happy Birthday Mom!

First of all, I need to give a shout out to my Mom!!! Happy Birthday Mom!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! If everyone can wish my Mom a Happy Birthday, that would be great! Last week I featured a new product called True North Nut Clusters. I had 19 people leave a comment,…

Thai beef lettuce wraps

This recipe comes from this months issue of Women’s Health Magazine. It reminds me of my favorite at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro…their lettuce wraps which are so good. But this recipe looks pretty easy! I like it because it only has a few ingredients, quick enough to make on any night of the week. 12…

Weekend re-cap

The weekend started out by taking the boys to see the movie 9. It was really good, and a little scary (although my sons said it was not scary to them!) I loved all the characters and I always wonder how people have the imagination to come up with fantastic stories like that. So I…

Weigh In Friday + exercising!

Weigh in Friday! I can’t believe another week has come and gone already! That’s why I am trying to make every day count, because before you know it, its time to weigh in again! For those of you who don’t know, I am doing Weight Watchers on-line. I’ve gone to meetings in the past, and…

Product Review & Give-a-way!

I was lucky enough to get a sample of some new snack foods you may have seen in the stores recently. They are True North Brand Snacks and I had seen them in the store, but wasn’t sure what they were. When I got the package and opened it up, of course my kids were…