G.H. Cretors Popcorn – Giveaway!

*Update – Congrats Ruth M! You are the winner of the give-a-way! I’ll email you for your address. I am a HUGE popcorn lover since I was a kid. One of my favorite memories growing up is making popcorn for watching a favorite show or movie at home (and of course melted butter all over…

Way Better Snacks!

So remember how I was complaining that there weren’t any snacks I could eat that were somewhat healthy – and I wanted to give them up? Well, I came home from work the other day and a box was waiting for me. Inside was an assortment of different chips! I took out the package, and…

The best muffin I’ve ever made! Banana chocolate chip!

PrintThe best muffin I’ve ever made! Banana chocolate chip! Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: PT12-14M Yield: 12 muffinsServing Size: 1 muffinCalories per serving: 186Fat per serving: 6 These muffins were moist, so flavorful and absolutely delicious – and low in calories too!Ingredients1/2 cup skim milk 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed) 4…

Cast iron Skillet Chocolate Chip cookies

I have Heidi from 101 cookbooks to thank for this recipe. She made this recipe for chocolate chip cookies in a skillet and it was a huge time saver for me over the weekend. I volunteered to make cookies for Claire’s Halloween party at school AND I had to make something for a cooking contest…

Homemade soft pretzels, start to finish less than 1 hour!

Over the summer I collected over 50 cooking magazines from a Mom in my area looking to de-clutter – I was happy to take Cooking Light, Rachel Ray, Bon Appetit, etc… Looking through the magazines the other day I was reading a 2009 October Rachel Ray Magazine and found a recipe for these pretzels. After…

1st week weigh in….

So, my first week of getting back on track and I did way better than I thought I would. I used www.myfitnesspal.com to track all my foods and exercise in. So are you ready? -5.6 pounds! What did I do? Planned my foods in advance typed in everything I ate to know how many calories…

Homemade Crackers!

With all the rain we had this weekend, I was able to spend time in the kitchen!! Yeah!! I made these only once before last year, but was thinking about them again, so it’s worth posting again. Here is the recipe!!! The other day (last year!)while reading blogs, I came across www.ceramiccanvas.com blog. He had…

Product review

So, since I had no plan yesterday, I ran to Whole Foods at lunch and I was going to get a salad, but when I was walking the aisles, I saw the Amy’s frozen lunches. I saw the tortilla bowl and looked at the nutritional information. Not bad! 380 calories, 18 grams of fat and…

Roasted chick peas

I made another batch of these last night to bring as a snack for work (also counts as veggie serving!) It’s so good, I wanted to post the recipe again. I would suggest using 2 cans of chick peas (garbanzo beans) because the process takes a while and they get eaten fast! Take 2 cans…

Low cal dips!

One thing I am trying to do this time around losing weight is to find a different way to do the things I love but in a better way. What I am talking about people is chips and dip! My husband and I don’t go out much, having 3 kids and all, so our entertainment…