July 4th Menu Planning

With the 4th of July celebration sneaking up on us this week I have seen all kinds of yummy and sometimes really cute menu items. From the website Real Women of Philadelphia comes these cute little marshmallow pops that feature a Tub of SNACK DELIGHTS Dark Chocolate.  Occasionally I post recipes on this site and … Read more

Stay Cool With Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pot Roast

You may not think “pot roast” is a very exciting or blog-worthy recipe.  But when my sous-chef dish-washing mom came home from her visit in Kansas City earlier this month I wanted to greet her with some down home comfort food.  I was picking her up at the Nashville airport at 3:00 p.m. and would … Read more

Healthified Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

One of my favorite new websites is www.livebetteramerica.com.  It is dedicated to Health, Food, Fitness, and Relationships.  The term healthified has been coined from the writers and I enjoy learning how to take an original recipe and healthify it by lowering the fat content, sometimes lower sodium and always lower calories. I started this casserole … Read more

Kale – Queen of the Greens!

If you haven’t eaten kale lately, it is time to jump on the bandwagon and join the health craze for kale!  Even though my southern-born and raised husband grew up eating collard greens and turnip greens, kale wasn’t cooked up in his granny’s kitchen.  But last year as he was fighting an iron deficiency we … Read more