Roasted White Fish with Tomato-Kalamata Salsa

Sticking to a healthy eating plan doesn't have to leave you feeling deprived and miserable. Sure you'll likely have to give up some of your favorite vices (in my case, Starbucks and chardonnay), but you don't have to starve yourself to realize the benefits. It does require eating realistic-size portions (i.e. no more than 4 … Continue reading Roasted White Fish with Tomato-Kalamata Salsa

It’s all fun & games until…the diet starts

There's no escaping it. The holidays are long over... much fun has been had...and I've got the extra five pounds to prove it. OK, my clothes haven't fit properly since October, but even still, I just wasn't committed to dieting immediately following the holidays. For me, winter is a time to hunker down with some … Continue reading It’s all fun & games until…the diet starts

10 Sensible Tips to Save Cents in the Kitchen

Pocketbook feeling a bit lighter than usual? Did you overspend (again) this holiday season? If you did, you're NOT alone! Every year, Mike and I say we're going to cut back, and then one thing leads to another...maybe we get a little too caught up in the holiday spirit...and before we know it, we've blown … Continue reading 10 Sensible Tips to Save Cents in the Kitchen

Baked Brie with Spiced Almonds and Honey

Looking for a simple way to impress your guests this New Years Eve? Everyone loves baked brie, and turns out, it's as easy as 1...2...3! The spiced almonds in this preparation give this decadent dish a pop of texture and balance the inherent richness of the cheese, while the drizzle of honey adds a hint … Continue reading Baked Brie with Spiced Almonds and Honey

15 Tasteful Holiday Gift Ideas for the Deserving Cook in Your Life

Got a foodie on your list this holiday season, but don't know what goodies to give? Well, being food-lovers ourselves, we happen to have a few gift ideas hidden in our hot mitts which we'll happily share. T'is the season to share and share alike, right?! Just as Santa bounds up the chimney, there's bound … Continue reading 15 Tasteful Holiday Gift Ideas for the Deserving Cook in Your Life

10 Inspired Gift Ideas for your College-Age Kid

It's December 6th, do you know what you're getting your college-age kid this Christmas? It's always a struggle to come up with ideas, but even more so when they live away from home. We used to know these kids inside-and-out when they resided under our roof, but now they have lives of their own and, … Continue reading 10 Inspired Gift Ideas for your College-Age Kid

Aunt Fanny’s Famous Southern Squash Casserole

Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday because it's all about good food and family traditions...and none of the commercial mumbo jumbo. It's not a fabricated Hallmark holiday, and there are no obligatory gifts to buy. The entire purpose is to get together with family and friends, give thanks for all that we have, and … Continue reading Aunt Fanny’s Famous Southern Squash Casserole

Nonpartisan Chicken

Vote 'yes' for this easy and delicious one-pot skillet chicken with tomatoes, mushrooms, eggplant, peppers and olives. America is often described as a melting pot, so it only seems fitting to make an election night meal that blends different flavors and cultures into one pot! Regardless of which side you're on, it's likely that you … Continue reading Nonpartisan Chicken

Pedal Power Bike Drive — November 12

I always wanted to be an audience member at one of Oprah's shows when she announced that everyone was the recipient of some outrageously awesome prize -- a TV, her favorite new kitchen appliance, or maybe a bike! Imagine what it must feel like to be surprised with something so incredible. Then, imagine that you're … Continue reading Pedal Power Bike Drive — November 12