Mango Margaritas

Mango Margaritas

I’m perfectly happy with beer and wine. I like the taste of both, and if I’m going to use up over 300 calories on something I’d like it be ice cream or chocolate cake. Or pizza. The one drink that does actually get me going is a margarita. It’s the drink in my “last...

Chicken Nachos for Dinner

Chicken Nachos for Dinner

The idea of “taco night” isn’t something we practice; I know most of my friend’s families do but I’m pretty particular about my mixins when it comes to Mexican food and the concept just didn’t excite me enough to grab all the extra items at the store that I don’t typically have on hand (namely...

46 Calorie Chocolate Cupcake Bites

46 Calorie Chocolate Cupcake Bites

Remember a little while ago I discussed how fat is “in”? This is technically a trend I’m on board with, but I’d like to issue a word of caution. Fats have more than twice the calories per gram as compared to carbs and protein. If you’re eating it with gusto, the scale will be...

Bruleed Grapefruit with Maple Cream

Bruleed Grapefruit with Maple Cream

You can’t beat a fresh, vibrant, fragrant and juicy pink grapefruit. That being said, people probably thought you couldn’t beat a marshmallow until they toasted it – which, essentially is what we’re doing here. With just a sprinkle of sugar and a burst of flames, the familiar (and sometimes polarizing) citrus fruit becomes a...

Lemon Blueberry Rolls

Lemon Blueberry Rolls

These strawberry and cream rolls  were a culinary highlight several summers ago and I planned to make them last night as my Bible study group was in charge of snacks. Alas – we’d just eaten our last frozen strawberry! We did, however, have a bag of frozen blueberries so with a few swaps to the...

Chicken, Spinach and Havarti Quesadillas

Chicken, Spinach and Havarti Quesadillas

Do you typically buy the same ingredients every week? When it comes to cheese, I definitely do – sharp cheddar, mozzarella, and organic cheese sticks for the little miss. I had a coupon, though, for cracker barrel cheese and when I saw the havarti I snapped it right up. It melts gorgeously and is...

11 Tips to Use Your Freezer Better

11 Tips to Use Your Freezer Better

During my first year as a high school cooking teacher, I received a crash course on freezing from my 70-year-old coworker. Our budget was tight, and wasting food was a cardinal sin. I’ll never forget when she threw a gallon of skim milk in the freezer because of a snow delay—and it came out...

Quick Garlic Hummus

Quick Garlic Hummus

I have a post on here for hummus – it’s from America’s Test Kitchen and, though delicious, I don’t often make it. I hate to admit it but I’ve actually been buying hummus for months and eating it almost every day for lunch – especially during the no-dairy period. After reading a reminder on...

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