3 Easy Methods for Baking a Potato


This post might be elementary to a lot of you, but there was a time when I wasn’t entirely sure how to make a baked potato to achieve the results I wanted (crispy skins). I love a good baked potato, and while my favorite is a twice baked all loaded up with cheese, bacon, chivesContinue reading “3 Easy Methods for Baking a Potato”

Cooking/Baking Substitutions


Looking to make some substitutions in a recipe? Updating your recipes to healthier alternatives can be a fun and creative process. Experiment with your recipes, trying out a variety of alternative ingredients to discover new tastes that appeal to you and your family. Reduce or Replace Substitute Conversion Ratio white flour unbleached white flour equalContinue reading “Cooking/Baking Substitutions”

How to Eat and Live Clean


I just purchased a magazine that I’ve never heard of before, Clean Eating, and am thrilled that I did. It has me more inspired about eating and cooking even healthier than I currently do now. The following is an excerpt from the magazine, which basically explains the rule(s) of thumb for clean eating. The soul of clean eating is consuming foodContinue reading “How to Eat and Live Clean”

Let’s Talk Dogs – Hot Dogs, That Is


Summer is quickly approaching, which means more face time with the grill. And, I don’t know about you, but I love a good ol’ hot dog, hot off the BBQ with all of the fixin’s. It should be noted, that not all hot dogs are created equal, so I wanted to share with you my twoContinue reading “Let’s Talk Dogs – Hot Dogs, That Is”

Eggs Benedict


Some people shy away from making this tasty breakfast or brunch dish because of two things; poaching the eggs and the Hollandaise sauce. So, since I’ve already given you a recipe for a Hollandaise that is both easy and low-calorie, I’ll now explain how to poach an egg, so you can fear no more. If you are really low on time,Continue reading “Eggs Benedict”

Getting Corny!


There are tons of different ways to cook corn on the cob… here are my two favorites. On the Grill Peel back the husks from the corn & remove the silk. Butter the kernels and sprinkle with salt & pepper and any other seasoning of your choice. Fold the husks back over the corn andContinue reading “Getting Corny!”

Holy Guacamole!


Love guacamole? Me, too! Here is an easy, but tasty dish you can whip in about 10 minutes. Ingredients 3 avocados – peeled, pitted & mashed 1 lime, juiced 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 2 plum tomatoes, diced 1 tsp minced garlic A pinch of cayenne pepper 1Continue reading “Holy Guacamole!”

Meat & Veggies on a Stick


Build a Better Kebab The very nature of a skewer—lean meat or fish interspersed with a variety of fresh vegetables and maybe brushed with a simple low-calorie, high-flavor sauce—all but guarantees healthy eating. Best of all, kebabs take just a few minutes to assemble and the potential for deliciousness is limited only by your imagination.Continue reading “Meat & Veggies on a Stick”