Instant Pot Custard

Few treats fill me with more nostalgia than homemade custard. It was one of those things my mom made a lot and we never tired of finding those small dishes of creamy, cinnamon-topped wonderfulness in the fridge. Some never even made it to the fridge - it's yum warm, too! As I remembered it anyway... Continue Reading →

The Humble Hard-boiled Egg

Recipes included: Deviled Eggs, Really Good Egg Salad Hard-boiled eggs rule. One of the least expensive proteins that also comes pre-packaged and ready to crumble on salads, use in tuna salad and potato salad, or just enjoy by itself with a little salt and pepper. Try putting a sliced hard-boiled egg, topped with sliced tomato,... Continue Reading →

Eating Out

Mindset: Calories don't count when you eat out with friends (or family on special occasions). Lunch, dinner, or at the movie grill - eat what you love, live... make a memory. Enjoy it to the max. It's all GOOD! That said, it doesn't hurt one bit to at least explore the "lighter fare" section of... Continue Reading →

Fruity and Refreshing

Recipes included: Pineapple-Carrot Gelatin, Cherry Banana Gelatin, Lime 'n' Cheese Gelatin I'm always on the look-out for under 100 calorie goodies to enjoy as quickie snacks, desserts, or sides. Maybe it's my age, having grown up in the Golden Days of Gelatin when no dinner feast or Pot Luck of merit lacked at least one... Continue Reading →

Love on a Plate

My mom was born in 1924 on a family dairy farm near Rolla, MO. She and her identical twin sister were numbers 3 and 4 of what would become a family of 9 surviving children during the depression years. When my mom talked about scratch cooking it had little resemblance to what we call scratch... Continue Reading →

Beef ‘n’ Noodles

Recipes included: Beef 'n' Noodles, Steamed Baby Carrots What's for dinner? How about beef 'n' noodles covered with rich, beefy gravy? Add some buttery, spicy baby carrots for a company-worthy meal that comes in at... wait for it... under 400 calories. To increase the healthy-eating quotient with a kick of added fiber and nutrients and... Continue Reading →

Planning and Organization

Included recipes: Barbie Taters, Southwest Chicken Salad I hear you groan. Admit it. "Planning and Organization" sounds like the dreaded four-letter word that starts with 'w'. In reality, planning and organization will save you a ton of time and w*** while making it easy day-to-day in keeping with your positive eating plan. It allows you... Continue Reading →

Mmmm Hummus

Included recipes: Basic Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Cilantro-Lime Hummus, Kalamata Hummus Hummus is everything. Okay, some hyperbole there but not too far off. It's a high protein/high fiber delicious side to a meal, served on warm pita or naan wedges or slice of whole wheat toast. It's a great addition to sandwiches and burgers.... Continue Reading →

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