How to lighten up your favorite recipe

I had the awesome pleasure of lightening up a recipe on Marcus Samuelsson’s site – I re-made a burger that was originally 2 patties, a cup of deep fried french fries, on a big baguette. What did I do to bring down the calories? Check it out at marcussamuelsson.com Are there any recipes you would…

Sunshine Smoothie with Goya fruit pulp

I had forgotten about the Goya brand fruit pulps – I just saw them again at the store in the freezer section. They come in lots of flavors and are only 39 calories per 1/2 cup! I almost always have some kind of frozen fruit in my freezer, if I have any kind of berries…

Tastespotting – Great Weekend – Chicago Food Swap

I had something happen this week, that I’ve been wanting for a REALLY long time. Most food bloggers are aware of the site TASTESPOTTING. It’s a site for food enthusiasts, whether you are a food blogger or avid cook – it’s a great site to get inspiration for something to make. I’ve submitted TONS of…

Pretzel buns

I don’t know about you, but when faced with the choice of a regular bun or pretzel bun – I always choose the pretzel one! I’ve made this recipe a number of times already and it doesn’t disappoint. You know what makes pretzels or pretzel bites or pretzel buns turn brown when you bake them?…

Lemon Chili Chicken – No recipes.com

I’ve been a fan of Marc at No Recipes.com for a long time – he’s an awesome chef, super creative and I love all the spices he puts in things. I saw this recipe of his – and it looked amazing – I had to make it – the same day I saw it! One…

Chicken in cream sauce and alphabet pasta!

I think the major advantage of cooking at home is what it rubs off on my kids. Take tonight for example. I didn’t do a full weeks shopping over the weekend, so I kind of had bits and pieces of things – not sure if I could even make a meal with what I had….

Breakfast wonton cups

I had leftover wonton wraps sitting in my fridge and I didn’t feel like making more potstickers with them, so breakfast it is! This recipe takes no time at all! I use a mini muffin tin – sprayed with cooking spray so they don’t stick. PrintBreakfast won ton cups Yield: 24 Feel free to change…

Pantry soup!

I’m calling this pantry soup – because when I came home from work tonight I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner. Most weeks – I have a plan Sunday-Thursday because we have party pizza Friday every Friday night and I usually get something quick for dinner Saturday with a full…