Blackberry Dumplings Healthified

I don't remember eating anything "blackberry" when I was a kid.  I asked my sous-chef dish washing mom if my memory serves me right.  She agreed that in western Nebraska we just didn't have blackberries available to us fresh and she rarely bought them canned. ...

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Broccoli au Gratin

After a week of recipes like Tuesdays With Dorie Croissants and the Pioneer Women's Cinnamon Rolls I knew I better end on a healthy note or my faithful reader-son Cory, will definitely disown me!  Enter a lovely bag of fresh broccoli.  I love broccoli.  I think it...

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Healthy Baked Fish Sticks and Tarter Sauce

I haven't eaten fish sticks, you know the frozen take and bake kind, since my kids were little.  I am actually a little ashamed that I foisted those awful things off on them when they were growing up.  But alas, I did.  I thought fish sticks were healthy as opposed to...

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Healthified Triple Chocolate Pie

With Valentine's Day next week wouldn't it be lovely to make a chocolate pie to share with those you love?  How about a chocolate pie that is fast and easy?  How about 58% less fat and 33% fewer calories than the original recipe? Now am I talking your love language?...

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Healthified Baked Oatmeal

At the beginning of the year I told you I would be bringing you some healthified recipes this year.  A healthified recipe is simply created by either subtracting or substituting ingredients to create healthier versions of the recipes we love!  The first I got ready to...

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Grilled Romaine Healthified!

Before you think or say ich, hear me out.  If you like to BBQ your dinner on the grill, and you are typically a salad eater, you are going to LOVE this grilled romaine.  It is remarkably DELISH with flavors only olive oil, balsamic and a hot grill can make! I saw the...

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Saturday’s Soup: Healthified Cheesy Potato Chowder

It's National Soup month! (Who knew?) We start eating soup the first week the weather turns a bit chilly and I try to make a different soup every week throughout the winter. Sometimes I repeat a soup, by popular request 🙂 but I like trying new recipes. I thought...

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Healthified Tiramisu Mini-Parfaits

My friend Margaret gave me the cutest little mini-parfait glasses for Christmas.  They are so cute and came with cute little spoons! Immediately I started researching dessert recipes to serve in the cute little parfait glasses.  New year's eve was just around the...

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Aromatic Fruit Compote

At a holiday luncheon my sous-chef dish-washing mom and I were served a warm fruit compote alongside a delicious egg strata.  Mom is absolutely crazy about fruit in about any form.  Me, not so much. As a matter of fact I usually loathe anything that even resembles...

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