It’s Time to Buy Cranberries

My Fresh Cranberry Sauce Copyright 2011 by R.A. Robbins I know the holidays are over, but there may still be fresh cranberries available in your grocery store.   This is a good time to stock up. Why Cranberries? The price may be going down. In fact it may already have.  If you haven’t already picked upContinue reading “It’s Time to Buy Cranberries”

Healthier Holiday Sweet Potatoes

Who needs candied yams when there are so many other wonderful ways to prepare sweet potatoes?  Sweet potatoes are loaded with so many wonderful nutrients it seems a shame to load them up with refined sugar. So here are a few of my favorite ways to serve sweet taters: Simple Sweet Potato Soup is aContinue reading “Healthier Holiday Sweet Potatoes”

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Did Somebody Say Cookies?

Yes, it’s National Cookie Day, just in time for the holidays.  Time to get started or at least start planning your holiday cookie baking.  Maybe even time to think about hosting a cookie exchange. I love cookie exchanges because you can get as simple or fancy with this as you want.  The basics are thatContinue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Did Somebody Say Cookies?”

A Healthier Holiday Meal That Still Tastes Good

As the holidays approach many of us will start planning holiday meals.  If one of your holiday traditions is spending three days in a “food coma” from overindulging stop and think, is it really worth it?  Is it really enough fun, to make yourself sick over? This year I would like to offer a fewContinue reading “A Healthier Holiday Meal That Still Tastes Good”

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

Okay so the cookies in the picture aren’t bar cookies.  They aren’t even from the same recipe.  But my camera is not working  so I thought this photo would be better than none at all.  You will have to imagine soft, cake like bars with that pumpkin-chocolate goodness.  Sounds good doesn’t it? Chocolate Chip PumpkinContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars”

It’s Pumpkin Day

  This time of year I know when most people think of pumpkins they think of Jack o Lanterns. Me? I think of soup, pasta sauce, cake, cookies, pie. I do love my pumpkin in both sweet and savory dishes. If you have never tired fresh pumpkin consider buying a pie pumpkin (they are smaller)Continue reading “It’s Pumpkin Day”

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Oh yes it is.  But at my house every day is cookie day and one of our favorites is chocolate chip.  I live with a Cookie Monster.  Whenever Bob walks by freshly baked c0okies cooling on the counter at least a few get devoured.  I usually have homemade cookies on hand, at least in the freezer. Of courseContinue reading “It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day”

National Ice Cream Day

It’s National Ice Cream Day.  But what do you do if you cannot eat the sugar, dairy or eggs in regular ice cream for health reasons? No More Ice Cream?  Oh No!!!! What does an ice cream lover do when forced to give up sugar, dairy and eggs for health reasons? Well, in my case theContinue reading “National Ice Cream Day”

The Secret to Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

With Independence Day coming up on Tuesday many of us in the U.S. are thinking about food, planning what we are going to serve.  Summer always makes me think of picnics and when I think of picnics I think of fried chicken.  Not just any fried chicken, my mom’s fried chicken.  She made the best. Continue reading “The Secret to Gluten-Free Fried Chicken”

It’s a Salad Celebration!

May is National Salad Month, but I think  a nice fresh garden salad makes any meal a celebration. When you think of a garden salad, or green salad what comes to mind? A bowl of iceberg lettuce with maybe a little purple cabbage or grated carrot mixed in and one slice of tomato on theContinue reading “It’s a Salad Celebration!”