All posts tagged: delicious

Berry Cherry Pie

Pie makes me happy. But I do NOT like pies that require lots washing, peeling, and chopping, so I created this perfect fruit pie. As with all of my food inventions, it meets my criteria of easy, delicious, and nutritious….

The Truth About Gravy

Whenever I’m seated at a dinner and asked if I want gravy, I have no idea what to say. What IS gravy, exactly? What is IN it? Should I view this as the curse of never wearing mini skirts again, or is this the delectable treat my life’s been missing? I consulted our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice, and Little Mama and this is what I found out….

Chili Breakfast

I found that I easily tire of the same breakfast, which leads me to not eating enough, which then leads me to being hungry and grumpy. This is clearly not the way to start my day, so I am always looking to create more breakfast ideas. I’m really excited about my most recent invention because it feels very fall-ish, only takes a couple of minutes to make, and keeps me full with the key nutrients, protein and fiber….

Banana Ginger Smoothie

Smoothies are out there…everywhere! You can’t get away from them, so you might as well join in. However, let’s join in the “right” way! Some smoothies are infused with so much sugar, processed flavors, and absolutely NO nutrition. I prefer a smoothie that is high in protein and fiber, which can make you feel fuller, is nourishing, and has less calories. This recipe includes ginger. I LOVE ginger because of its many benefits. It can be a pain reliever, help with digestion, reduce nausea symptoms, and is an anti-inflammatory. With my recipe, I’ve made it simple for you to make this healthy, wholesome, and tasty treat…

Macaroni Tuna Salad

Summer is not summer until my mom makes this macaroni tuna salad! It’s nice and homeycozy (my new word for the dictionary). When I started making it myself, I got rave reviews! Of course, I “healthed” it up a bit. Here is my version…

Pasta Salad

Believe it or not, Memorial Day is around the corner! I have always loved Memorial Day; not only because my husband’s birthday falls near it, but because it is the beginning of our warmest season! My husband and our kids, Tom and Andrea, RV’d. Memorial Day weekend was the official start of our camping season. It’s great when you have nutritious food, like this pasta salad, when you’re “on the road”. I decided on this recipe after my sister-in-law, Peg, made a delicious pasta salad for a family get-together. Here is my rendition…

Protein-Packed Breakfast

I’ve invented another breakfast option for us. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always hungry, especially in the morning. If I don’t fill up properly first thing, my body is in agony until lunch. And no one needs that. Here’s our delicious and nutritious new breakfast…

Gorgonzola Soup

I love soup. Specifically, creamy soup. I find it to be magical. Especially when you pack it full of nutrients and it still tastes delicious. This makes it the perfect snack that fills you up! My latest soup creation is gorgonzola…

Superbowl Healthy Hoagie

SUPERBOWL SUNDAY is February 7, 2016! I LOVE watching the Superbowl, new-fangled commercials, and best of all…………..FOOOOOOOD!  When my husband and I married, he never watched sports.  He followed his father and watched Westerns every weekend.  NOT in my house.  Watching sports is a very warm and cozy time for me.  I know that sounds weird, but that’s me!  Anyway, I digress.  One of my favorite foods to make for this day is my Cheddar Chicken Sausage Mini Subs.  It is a healthier version of the original I used to make years ago.  You may think it is more work to make something healthier, but this is easy!   Go for it…starting on the 50-yard line: Superbowl Cheddar Chicken Sausage Mini Subs ¾ lb Cracker Barrel 2% Cheddar cheese (that’s 1 ½ bars) 2 cups (12 oz. package) cubed chicken sausage (I use Aidell’s All Natural Smoked Chicken & Apple Smoked Sausage-it is FREE of nitrites and seedless!) ¼ cup mayonnaise (I use Cains All Natural Mayonnaise-it is free of preservatives!) 8 whole wheat hot …