Light Tiramisu

Do you love the creamy, light and deliciously flavored dessert that is Tiramisu but, dread all of the calories, fat and guilt that come with it? Would you like a to eat a flavorful dessert that is nearly half the calories of its traditional counterpart? Tiramisu is one of my absolute favorite desserts. The light creamy taste, chocolate and coffee flavors are really compliment to each other. This dessert isn’t rich and doesn’t leave you feeling bloated but, that is the problem! It is hard to stop eating it because there is no sugar overload and no stuffed feeling. It […]

Continue Reading

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all'Amatriciana

When I visited Rome several years ago, I was so excited to be in one of the oldest cities in the world! I was walking on the streets of what was once a thriving civilization that was ahead of its time. To walk steps away from the great Coloseum where gladiators fought wild beasts for the entertainment of others is really an incredible, memorable lifetime experience. After seeing some of the beautiful sites, one does get a little hungry. We had a wonderful meal at a restaurant near the Coloseum that served us a fresh antipasto with roasted peppers, prosciutto, sharp […]

Continue Reading

Conversation Heart Brownies

Conversation Heart Brownies

Every year in February, do you ponder what to give your significant other for Valentine’s Day? I do. As the day creeps up on us, don’t we find ourselves in a guilty panic that we haven’t planned anything yet? Maybe we haven’t even bought a beautiful, but overpriced, $7 greeting card? Or, maybe that’s as far as we’ve gotten in our planning. Need gift ideas? See a list of gift ideas near the bottom of this post. Besides a heart-shaped box of chocolates and red roses, what is more related to Valentine’s Day than conversation hearts candy? If your significant other […]

Continue Reading

Roasted Tilapia and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner

Sheet Pan Roasted Tilapia and Broccoli with Tomatoes

You’re working late, you’re tired and hungry and you know when you walk through the door, you’ll have a hungry family to feed but, at the same time are thinking about a big pile of dishes you’ll have to wash after cooking for nearly an hour. That’s not even an option to you tonight. No way! You were so busy this morning rushing to get out of the house that you didn’t even think of what you’d make for dinner until you overheard your coworker complaining about the same problem. Ugh! Aren’t we always looking for easy, healthy week night […]

Continue Reading

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

Homemade Slow Cooker Chili

Need a great chili recipe for your Super Bowl party? Try this delicious recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser! It is colorful, hearty, and has a smoky flavor with just a hint of natural sweetness. This slow cooker chili recipe has ground beef (substitute ground turkey or meatloaf mix if you wish), red, orange and yellow bell peppers (use green if you prefer), onions, red kidney beans and black beans, corn, canned tomatoes, and honey… yep a natural sweetener instead of brown or white sugar. The chili seasonings are not from a packet which, I think gives […]

Continue Reading

Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

Today, I’m going to introduce some interesting blogs to you. Take a look! The blogging community consists of many great bloggers who work hard to produce good content and promote it, support fellow bloggers by following them, commenting on their blogs and liking their posts as often as possible. We network with each other and promote each other’s blogs. I’m very happy to share with my followers that I’ve been nominated for the “Blogger Recognition Award” by Jenna and her blog named The Floridian Girl . I would like to thank Jenna for her kind words and recognizing my work. She is a sweet […]

Continue Reading

R.I.P. Mom, You Weren’t There

mother and daughter

Dear Mom, When I was a little girl, you made me warm chocolate milk every day, kissed my boo boos and wiped my tears. You dressed me, rocked me and sang me to sleep at night. You taught me how to count to ten, color between the lines and share with my friends. You taught me right from wrong, the importance of faith and helping others. You taught me how to ride a bike, sew a button, bake a cake, and weather unkind words from others. You taught me to save money and how to spend it wisely. You were […]

Continue Reading

One Pot Corn and Crab Chowder

One Pot Corn and Crab Chowder

Ugh! Another cold, windy, rainy day here in the Northeast! This is one of the few things I do not like about living in the north…consecutive days without sun. But, having a nice homemade bowl of soup helps perk up my winter blues. When is spring coming? I suppose it is way too early to ask that question. This chowder is comfort food by definition. It embodies the flavors we like to eat in the winter- bacon, potatoes, and corn.  Well, bacon we like to eat all year, along with the potatoes and corn but, it is especially nice combination […]

Continue Reading

Easy Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Need a tasty, easy to prepare Super Bowl appetizer for your Super Bowl party? These Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are easy to make ahead and are sure to be loved by your guests. Easy and tasty are the operative words here! The Super Bowl turns into a late night and you don’t want to spend the whole weekend preparing for it. Aren’t you so tired by Monday morning? I’ve been pondering what appetizers I can make for the Super Bowl that are great tasting and easy to prepare. A lot of people seem to like stuffed mushrooms and bacon […]

Continue Reading

Almond Sour Cream Pound Cake with Heart-Shaped Strawberries

Heart-shaped naked cake with heart-shaped fresh strawberries

Every year as Valentine’s Day approaches, do you feel guilty that you haven’t planned something ahead to give to your significant other or to make with your kids? I know I’ve felt like that so this year, I planned ahead. I used the heart-shaped baking pan that I bought last year and never used. I thought about which cake recipe I’d use and how I’d decorate the cake. Pink icing was a must! Heart-shaped strawberries seemed perfect. I made this buttery, Almond Sour Cream pound cake with pink Almond butter cream frosting and fresh heart-shaped strawberries for my husband and […]

Continue Reading
1 2 3 6