Cucumber Tomato Summer Salad

If you’re lucky like my friend Shar, your garden is bursting with more cucumbers than you can handle. If you’re unlucky like me, your cucumber plants are dead, but you can still get them at the store (or from Shar). This cucumber tomato salad is one of my favorite parts of summer, and I can’t

Asparagus with Caramelized Balsamic Onions

This vegetable side is the perfect accompaniment for spicy bronzed chicken. It’s certainly flavorful enough to hold its own with any strong entree. You’ll need: a bundle of asparagus 1 T extra virgin olive oil 1 onion salt and pepper 3 T aged balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons mustard (dijon is good but all I had

Low Fat Muffin thingies ~130 calories

Here’s another low-fat low-calorie snack, if you’re going that route. Basically it’s just a box of cake mix (they have lower-sugar ones which will help your cause a little) mixed with a can of pumpkin puree. These are the first ones I made. It’s devil’s food cake mix, and I mixed in the pumpkin by

“Ice Cream Sandwiches” – 150 calories

If you’re cutting calories or trying to eat low-fat foods, you’re probably looking for snacks for 150 calories or fewer to enjoy this summer. Here’s an “ice cream sandwich” with 150 calories for a pretty large portion. Thaw some Cool Whip Free on the counter for a little while so it gets soft. You’ll need

Make this for a healthier-than-cherry-pie dessert, or eat it for breakfast. Come on, you know it’s better than those “whole wheat” lucky charms even if there is chocolate in it. Layer: vanilla yogurt sliced strawberries mini chocolate chips vanilla yogurt sliced strawberries mini chocolate chips Of course you can use whatever fruits you want, or

Jul 03 2009
Category: Meatless. Recipes
Homemade Pizza

I’ve posted here several times about homemade pizza. The first attempt I made was certainly an ERROR. After that, things generally tasted much better but were a bit too doughy for me.  This one was great, probably because I realized that I need to make my dough AS THIN AS POSSIBLE in order for it

How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave

Honestly, I don’t understand when people say, “I don’t like vegetables.” Like vegetables are a whole group of unappealing foods or something… and they’re all the same. But in my opinion vegetables are some of the best things EVER. Especially when they come from your own garden or from a local farmer. They are so

Lemon pasta salad with Asparagus and Mushrooms

It’s a good thing I did sort-of step-by-step photos for this one, because these photos are from a while ago and I don’t even remember eating this! Let’s see… Ruffles pasta (I LOVE that shape) and asparagus, washed and “snapped.” Looks like I’m boiling some water and also sauteing some mushrooms. I bet it smelled

Spring Spaghetti Squash

I had some spaghetti squash once in the fall and it was soooooo good, but since then the commissary hasn’t had any. Well, they showed up again in the produce section, so YAY! I bought 3 of them and have been eating this: Amaaaaazing. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, de-seed and chop

Oatmeal Walnut Pancake Recipe

Here’s another variation on my basic pancake recipe. It’s a-muh-HAY-zing! My mother visited in February, and one morning for breakfast she requested IHOP. Well, when we googled around we realized we don’t HAVE an IHOP here. (Whyyyy?) So I asked her what she would have ordered and she told me oatmeal walnut pancakes sounded like

Superbowl Food – Mini Muffins?

Mini muffins are the last thing you’d expect as Superbowl fare, but when they’re jalapeno cheddar cornbread muffins, there could hardly be anything better! Jalapeno Cheddar Honey Cornbread You Will Need: bacon grease or Pam Cooking Spray 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 cup milk

Creamy Baked Artichoke Heart Dip Recipe

I was going to post yet another non-recipe post… and you may have to get used to that for a little while, because lately I’ve been cooking “reruns” or semi-meals that don’t count for much as far as blogging goes. BUT I had this one saved up (well, the photos anyway) so I figured I’d

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