Simple Chicken Skewers with Spicy, Nutty Sauce

I got lucky last night. I tried out a new dish with my boys and they loved it. Ate every single bite without stopping, then asked for more when it was gone. These grilled chicken skewers with spicy nutty sauce are tasty, and snazzy enough to serve to adults. Jackpot. I was surprised because my boys aren't [...]

Lemon Poppy-Seed (Chia Seed) Protein Pancakes

  I have a confession: I have a full blown lemon obsession. I love everything about them from the refreshing smell to all of the mouth-watering, puckering, sour goodness they offer. So, it's no surprise that lemon poppy-seed muffins happen to be one of my favorite treats. I took a chance and decided to combine [...]

Zucchini Lasanga: A Healthy, Hearty Triumph

After a gorgeous summer and an extended, lovely fall, winter is upon us. By now folks have harvested their gardens and “put up” their bounty in cans, root cellars, or freezers. The snow is accumulating, we’re getting our winter gear together, our tummies are craving hearty dishes. Winter is here. To celebrate the shift of seasons, [...]

Healthy Apple CRISP

This tasty dessert is my latest creation. The thought of biting into a crisp, tart apple picked fresh from a tree makes me beyond happy. I grew up eating loads of green apples off the trees in our orchard, and that’s certainly why green apples are among my favorite foods. And you can’t go wrong when [...]

Boo! Healthy Carrot Cupcakes

My first son’s birthday is two days before Halloween. Late October in our home is a parade of family, friends, and festivities. I’ve made this carrot cake every year for the past six and it's evolved along with me: getting  healthier each year. The original carrot cake recipe was from a friend who was a [...]

Chili My Way – Easy, Tasty, Thick & Hearty

I grew up in Oklahoma, which is probably why I say “yes, please” to anything Tex-Mex. One of the first cookbooks I ever bought was the El Paso Chile Company’s Texas Border Cookbook. I’ve been working on my own versions of two recipes from that book – one for guacamole, the other for chili. Here’s [...]

A Healthy Breakfast Option: Mini Quiches

Protein is a must for breakfast! If that’s news to you, read Kate’s recent post: Why You Should Never Skip a Meal. Big picture: food provides protein, fat, and carbohydrates – and of these, protein has the greatest satiating power by far, according to the 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. That [...]