Cinnamon Jumbo Muffins – My healthy version

By now, you all know how much I love muffins! So much so, that I make a batch pretty much every week. It’s easy to take to work in the morning, it’s easy for the kids to grab and snack on during the day and any leftovers can be stored in the freezer and just…

My best ever pasta sauce

My twin sister always makes fun of me because I make pasta so much. But with so many different ways to make it, you can never get tired of it. When I had my first apartment, I think I made pasta at least 4 nights a week! Here are some of my favorites I’ve made:…

Frozen Fruit Cups! + Free Coupon to a lucky reader!

My kids love Popsicles pretty much all year round, but especially during these hot summer days. 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…

Submit your favorite healthy recipe!

I am starting a new series on my blog to highlight other people’s healthy recipes! If you have any kind of dish that you enjoy that keeps you healthy and that you like to make, e-mail it to me at slim-shoppin@comcast.net! OR you can leave a recipe in the comments section too. If you have…

Cheesecake Factory Jambalaya Pasta

A few weeks ago I was watching Unwrapped on Food TV because they were profiling spicy foods. One of the recipes they made was from the Cheesecake Factory. I’ve only been to one once in my life, but the recipe looked incredible. It’s actually one of their top sellers, they said they serve about 1,000,000…

Maya del Sol – Oak Park, IL

I was so lucky today! Along with about 15 other people, I get to test a possible lunch menu for a restaurant in my town called May del Sol. They’ve been open for a while, but soon will be open for lunch in a few weeks and wanted to test the menu. It was like…

Muir Glen Alfresco recipes!

A few months back I was given samples of Muir Glen’s fire roasted tomatoes to try. Delish! For those of you who don’t have back yard gardens, buying Muir Glen canned tomatoes is a great option. Recently I was contacted by them and asked if I would share some of their “Alfresco” recipes. Of course…

Guest Post – Slow Food Pasta Sauce in 15 minutes!

I am a member of Slow Food, which tries to bring people back to the table with the freshest foods, cooking with real ingredients, the more it comes from the earth, the better! Recently I joined that Group on Linked-In and a fellow member Meredith Greene posted a great recipe using her bumper crop of…

I have to give it up….

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now… I’ve been eating way healthier, read/write about healthy eating and I’m doing the worst thing – too much diet pop! When I think about how much money I’ve spent on the stuff over the years, I could probably have taken a nice vacation somewhere at an…