Apple Pie Rings

Apple Pie Rings

I enjoy making desserts that are authentic (white flour, white sugar) though as I sift through recipe ideas I discard those that start off with 1 c. heavy cream or 1 c. butter. Apple pie, when made with my oil crust, is “middle of the road” on the unhealthy spectrum, but it still clocks...

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

Good morning America was on in my kitchen the other day while I was feeding both kids and grabbing handfuls of peanuts, almonds, and chocolate chips  as my chosen, time-limited breakfast of champions (did you know that eating almonds and peanuts together creates a “complete protein”?). There was a segment on Kobe Bryant’s foray...

Lightened Up Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Lightened Up Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ok.. it’s oatmeal cookie week. The last recipe was SO DELICIOUS but had no redeeming healthy qualities. Take two, for the healthy folks. I’d borrowed the America’s Test Kitchen Light Cooking book from my friend Bri, and then forgotten that I had it and about six months went by. Once recovering it I scanned...

Easy Split Pea Soup

Easy Split Pea Soup

My mom’s split pea soup is memorable – as in some of my girlfriends are still after the recipe. I bought a bag of split peas figuring if I had them, I’d make the soup. I pulled out my copy of Mom’s recipe and grew tired just reading: soak the peas overnight? Make a...

Clean Chewy Apricot Almond Snack Bars

Clean Chewy Apricot Almond Snack Bars

Clean, as in Clean Eating. I’ve gotten this magazine for years and though I’ve never followed their strict meal plan, I use TONS of their recipes. Clean basically means whole grains, no white flour or sugar, generally lower calorie, and chock full of veggies, fruits, lean protein and dairy. These snack bars fit that...

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