chocolate · pies

You’d Never Guess it was Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie

I’d like to preface this posting with three facts: Fact #1: I am not vegan.  I enjoy my cheese and dairy way too much to possibly give them up. Fact #2: I do not enjoy most vegan “versions” of classic foods.  Things like vegan cheese, lunchmeat, etc.  I don’t think they taste as good as the… Continue reading You’d Never Guess it was Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie

Appetizers and Dips

Homemade (baked) Totino’s Pizza Rolls

True story: My husband loves, loves, loves Totino’s Pizza Rolls…. and I married him anyway. I still remember my total disgust when we went on our first weekend away together at his parent’s vacation house.  We stopped at the grocery store on the way for some food to take with us, and he bought some.… Continue reading Homemade (baked) Totino’s Pizza Rolls

chicken · Dinners · Healthy and Delicious · slow cooker recipes

Skinny Adobo Chicken

Adobo Chicken is a Filipino dish that I first tried asa teenager.  I loved it, and I still do.  Chicken (traditionally on the bone, with skins on) is slow cooked with soy, vinegar, pepper, and tons of garlic.  The aroma will make your whole house smell delicious.  I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts to cut… Continue reading Skinny Adobo Chicken

bars · cookies · Desserts

Snickerdoodle Blondies

You know that scene in Sex and the City where Miranda has to dump dish soap all over the chocolate cake so she won’t eat it?  I made the mistake of not sending these to work with my husband and I actually had to DO this with these snickerdoodle blondies.  They were THAT good. The… Continue reading Snickerdoodle Blondies

Dinners · Healthy and Delicious · Soups

"Skinny" Pasta Fagioli

I have long been on a quest to find a heathy version of my favorite soup from The Olive Garden- Pasta Fagioli.  I finally found it.  This really does taste just like the stuff at The Olive Garden.  Actually, I think it’s better. The great thing about this soup is you can make it on a… Continue reading "Skinny" Pasta Fagioli

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast

Double Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

I’m calling these muffins “Double” lemon because that’s what they are.  This moist delicious muffin is full of lemony flavor, but it is also topped with a delicious lemony glaze. When I make a cake, I will often use cake mix.  It’s really just the dry ingredients of a cake all measured out for you. … Continue reading Double Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

chicken · Dinners · Healthy and Delicious

Healthy Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata is one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant, but I have never tried to make it myself until now.  It was actually a surprisingly quick and easy dinner to make.  In a restaurant this is usually served with some kind of pasta.  Being on a bit of a health kick… Continue reading Healthy Chicken Piccata