Slept In!

Happy Weekend! Guess what time I woke up? And it is the latest I’ve woken up in probably 20 years…11:45!!! WTH? And it wasn’t like I woke up at say 8:00 and decided to sleep some more, that was the first time I woke up and when I saw the clock – I was more…

Update on Kelly – Weight Loss Superstar – Down 100 pounds!

I first interviewed Kelly in January of 2011. She had lost an astonishing 65 pounds and looked great. Recently we reconnected and she told me she has lost 100 pounds! I asked her if she wouldn’t mind sending me some newer pics and I am happy to share them with you here 🙂 And here…

Wet and stormy Saturday

As I type this, its totally pouring outside right now. 🙁 Last night the weatherman said it would rain, but only a little bit and late afternoon. The rain started around 10:30 and over an hour has gone by and its still pouring 🙁 It always bums me out when the weather is bad on…

Cilantro stir fry for breakfast

Any time you buy fresh cilantro in the store, it comes in such a huge bunch that if you are just making it for one recipe – what are you supposed to do with the rest of it? I made salsa over the weekend which I added fresh cilantro to. I made my “goulash” recipe…

New Food Network Star – from Elmwood Park, IL!

Who watched the finale last night of The Next Food Network Star?? I thought it was a great ending. I actually would have been happy to see any of these three win: There was Jeff – the sandwich king, Suzy who made great latin food and Vic who changed his point of view from flashy…

Chipotle chicken pasta skillet

Last weekend I used McCormick’s chipotle marinade to make grilled potatoes. which turned out great. I didn’t really plan my dinners that much this week, I knew I just had things on hand to put something together. One night this week as soon as I walked in the door, my kids ran up to me…

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Do you have a ton of zucchini in your garden and you are running out of ideas of what to make with them? Make these muffins – you won’t be disappointed! I haven’t made these in a long time I forgot how good they are. This recipe is my adaptation of Heidi from 101 Cookbooks….

Chipotle marinated grilled potatoes – 5 Weight Watchers SP

Normally I don’t buy seasoning mixes out of a packet but I picked up a few of these a few weeks ago at the store and it is really good! Last week I used it to marinate chicken breasts, and over the weekend, we grilled out burgers and I thought about putting some of the…

Homemade potstickers

Is anyone sad that the end of the summer is near and in a few short weeks my three kids will be back in school? This summer has flown by so fast! Yesterday I had a half day of work, so my oldest son Paul got a hair cut (which looks great!) and then it…

Salad club is back – winners of Pop Chips!

After a few weeks off of salad club because people were out of town or not available, we had a spectacular one yesterday! I had spinach, broccoli slaw, strawberries, shredded beats, fresh basil, pine nuts, blueberries, cherries, grapes, carrots, cauliflower, peas, black beans, etc. and lite catalina dressing. It was awesome. I usually don’t like…