recipes

Baby Bullet Review And Recipes

Old habits die hard. I eat too fast. I don’t chew enough. Neither helps my diet or my digestion. Still I am trying to turn things around. Obese for most of my adult life, I decided enough was enough and started to take control two years ago. It was not for previous lack of effort – diets, meal plans, rx’s just weren’t enough. They never staved my constant hunger. Since all else had failed, I opted for bariatric surgery creating an egg-sized food pouch instead of a huge cavernous opening . The lap band was a success, and the weight […]

Duncan Hines Brownies

I opted out of baking treats for Mother’s Day dinner when my oldest son invited me out to brunch. I enjoy going out–less clean up and work with more relaxing. I decided I would take one particular Duncan Hines brownie recipe and make it as an early Father’s Day tribute to hubby. He doesn’t get to share the day with his own family because he volunteers to spend that weekend at Boys State. Indeed baking that dessert was unforgettable. Togetherness may have been the goal then things went wrong. When I left to do the weekly shopping, I told him […]

How To Make Mickey Mouse Candy Apples

I just love candy apples. There are so many different kinds to choose from nowadays besides the original. Bet you have seen coconut, caramel, chocolate, rainbow sprinkled ones too. Bet you haven’t seen this one though. I found it in the Candy Shoppe on Main Street in Disneyland, Anaheim, California. I couldn’t resist in buying one for the kid in me. Not being able to bring any home for my grandchildren, I figured out the next best thing. I took a picture, listed every ingredient, and wrote down step by step how to make Mickey Mouse ones. (Incidentally there were […]

Fun And Healthy Halloween Recipes From Disney FamilyFun

Kids on candy overload? The folks at Disney FamilyFun magazine have offered me six fun – yet healthy – recipes for parties or after-school snacks for Halloween. Black Bean Cat Crudite´s No bones about it, this kitty skeleton makes a healthy centerpiece for Halloween parties or school gatherings. Just arrange assorted fresh vegetables and a bowl of your favorite black bean dip in the shape of a spooky cat. Edible Eyeballs Set out a platter of these creepy peepers, and your party guests are bound to do a double take. Simply slice carrots into 1-inch-thick chunks, top each with a […]

Food Porn – BHG Chocolate Cherry Stack Cake

As I’ve previously mentioned, I do not love to cook. It’s not all that often that I cook outside of my “zone of comfort”. It’s even less often that I see a recipe that looks so good that I actually consider making it. My daughter informed me that Better Homes And Gardens had posted a fresh batch of yummy dessert recipes and that I should take a look. Knowing I love chocolate and cherries, she pointed me to this one in particular after warning me that it was food porn. CHOCOLATE CHERRY STACK CAKE Ingredients 3/4 cup plus 1 tsp. […]