Menu Plan Monday – July 28

Unfortunately I never could make any of my planned menu last week. I was sick the entire week and then both of my children got sick as well. We ate a lot of soup and some leftovers from the freezer. I love having backup meals in the freezer or things that are easy to throw […]

Recipe Redux – Cherry Berry Cabernet Sorbet

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This month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about spirits. Adding liquors, spirits, beer and wine in recipes can have a dramatic impact on the flavor. I often add white wine when making pasta sauces, and have even added red wine to chili on occasion. But I’ve never done much experimenting on my own when it […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 21

This is a quick post today, while I planned out my menu on Saturday I came down with a terrible stomach bug yesterday and I’m still recovering today. It is really hard to think about food right now! But I wanted to go ahead and post my menu plan for the week. Here is what […]

The Case Against Sugar Policies

I am a consultant to various food and beverage companies though all thoughts and opinions are my own.  It seems like every day the media reports on a new study about sugar, high fructose corn syrup or a new proposed policy restricting the consumption of caloric sweeteners. Are these policies based on credible science? Or are […]

Still Time for Summer Fun in the Kitchen

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Here in Georgia, school is starting back in 3 short weeks. It is hard to believe school is so close, which makes it feel like the end of summer is at hand, which it clearly isn’t. There is still plenty of time for summer adventures, and of course I love those that involve the kitchen. These […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 14

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Our blueberry crop hasn’t been as good this year as in year’s past due to a bad pruning job. I wasn’t responsible, that’s all I’m saying! But we are still getting a good many and my children love it. Of course, more go into the mouths during the picking than come into the house at […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 7

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I’m back from a 2-week hiatus! I was at a conference in New Orleans, LA and then on vacation with my family. I had intended to still get a post or 2 up, but of course a crazy schedule and other events prevented that from happening. I was so excited to go back to New Orleans […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 16

Biscuits

Hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day. We spent it with family though started the day with a special breakfast, including homemade whole wheat biscuits. Every now and again, I just love a good biscuit. This one is flaky and tender just as a biscuit should be, I’ll post the recipe soon. And it really […]

Garden Mushroom Meatloaf – Recipe Redux

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  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  Looking for ways to stretch your meat to save money? Wanting to find ways to boost the nutrition of your recipes? Mushrooms […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 9

SwissChardPeaLasagna

Last week I made my first trip into Aldi. I decided to check it out, finally. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of healthful options and certainly the prices are fantastic, on average $.50 to $1 less than what I normally pay each for some items. They even had a number of organic products, […]