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Mama Steph’s lightened-up spicy red beans and rice

I revisited my mom’s Cajun-style red beans and rice recipe last weekend; we had a little cool snap and I thought it would be tasty to pull that together to enjoy with the boys on a cool night.  I still have my mom’s handwritten recipe for this recipe. I am not sure whether she copied… Continue reading Mama Steph’s lightened-up spicy red beans and rice

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Farmers Market recipes · Healthy recipes · Quick recipes

Can balsamic vinegar say I love you on a day like today?

We have so much to be thankful for. We do live in a crazy world, I’ll give you that. I work in a TV news station, so believe me, I hear the craziness on the police scanners and on the other end of the telephone, and I see it in my inbox and via satellite… Continue reading Can balsamic vinegar say I love you on a day like today?

Breakfast and brunch · desserts · Healthy recipes · Quick recipes

Have you ever drunk a Purple Cow?

A simple recipe for a drink I call a Purple Cow has always  made my boys very happy. It makes me happy, too, because the PC packs a healthy dose of fruit, and is loaded with potassium, vitamin C, calcium, and fiber for their growing bodies. I’ve made these for years…it’s a healthy drink (unlike… Continue reading Have you ever drunk a Purple Cow?

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Italian turkey-eggplant stacks

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that 5 or 6 days later you’re hungry again.” ~George Miller, British writer Admittedly, Italian food can be … filling. Rich. Luscious. Delicious. I love it.  Sofia Loren loves it. She said, “Everything you see, I owe to pasta.”       I love that she is happy with her curves… Continue reading Italian turkey-eggplant stacks

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Heart-healthier Italian sausage-rigatoni bake

Happy February, everybody!  It’s American Heart Health month, and yesterday was “Wear Red for Women” day, to remind us that heart disease kills more American women than any form of cancer, and that we need to improve our eating, get a little more exercise, and take care of ourselves! This month is especially important to… Continue reading Heart-healthier Italian sausage-rigatoni bake

comfort food · Farmers Market recipes · Healthy recipes · soups

Top 7 soup recipes to comfort your body and soul

What do I want to eat when I’m cold? Soup. What do I want to eat when I’m sad? Soup. What do I want to eat when I am sick? You guessed it. Soup. I’ve shared before the connection to my childhood offers, and that’s part of the reason I love it so much. “Soup… Continue reading Top 7 soup recipes to comfort your body and soul

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Healthy fast food: Gingered shrimp and crispy vegetable saute

I’ve been working the past several weeks to create some easy-to-make recipes that are, first and foremost, quick to make, but that are also good for your body; in other words, healthy fast food.  No need to always drive through a fast food place for greasy burgers or chicken when you need a meal for… Continue reading Healthy fast food: Gingered shrimp and crispy vegetable saute

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Healthy fast food: spicy fajita steak & veggie saute

The delicious fun continues in my kitchen! I am on a mission: to keep us all out of the fast food drive-thru lane as often as possible. Now, I’m not saying that I (or you) will never go through a drive-thru again, nor eat in their familiar little plastic dining rooms. Of course we will.… Continue reading Healthy fast food: spicy fajita steak & veggie saute