Make it Monday: Pizza Dough

     So, I know I normally save “food” entries for Tuesday, but pizza dough seemed so, let’s say, “anti-climatic” that I didn’t feel like making it “the” recipe for the week. And actually, tomorrow’s recipe will be a kind of pizza, so I thought it would be best to share a pizza dough recipe first.     …

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Weight Loss Wednesday: Kale

     Kale. It seems like for months I’ve been hearing and reading about this “superfood” everywhere. I’ve seen it on blogs, in magazines, other online articles. What’s all the hype about? Well, having a few servings a week can offer huge benefits.      According to WebMD, a cup of Kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams…


Tasty Tuesday: Cinnamon Rolls

           Here is a cinnamon roll recipe I got from over at Money Saving Mom. I’ve always had good reactions with these, and you can freeze the unbaked rolls for later.      Now, the original recipe is actually for use with a bread machine, but I don’t have one, so I did the “by hand” version,…


Tasty Tuesday: Pesto Chicken Pasta

Tonight’s dinner was something I adapted from a recipe I got for a magazine. It’s the second time I’ve made it in the last two weeks and my hubby absolutely loves it. And since he went to the store the other day, he bought another bunch of parsley (which I only get if I’m planning…


Tasty Tuesday: Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatball Recipe      Today I thought I would share my recipe for Italian meatballs. These meatballs are fabulous, if I do say so myself. 🙂 Trim Healthy Mamas–You can simply omit the bread crumbs, as I’ve been doing, or sub with baking blend or almond flour.


Tasty Tuesday: Fabulous Devil’s Food Cake

     If you want a really good devil’s food cake recipe, I think this is a pretty good one. I just made this for my daughter’s birthday, and it was amazing! Perfect flavor, texture, etc. I only used half the recipe, but the full recipe makes 3 9-inch rounds or about 30 cupcakes. We think it…


Festive Friday: Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts

     In light of Valentine’s Day approaching, here is a really awesome recipe for Peanut Butter hearts, modified from a recipe I found at Brown Eyed Baker. If you’re a fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups/hearts/trees, then you’ll love these. The filling is actually quite easy to make. The dipping, depending on what shape you choose,…


Tasty Tuesday: Homemade Hibachi

I loooove Japanese steakhouses. There is an awesome one in Tampa that we like to go to when we visit. We were less than impressed with the one here in town. And they are all expensive. The show is fun, and I can’t replicate that, but I was really excited to find a recipe for…


Tasty Tuesday: Basic Fried Rice

Okay, so this recipe is the result of my experiences of watching the hibachi guys and going to the Chinese buffet. And I’ve been doing it for a while now, and I think I’ve gotten it pretty good! (If I say so myself.) This is a pretty simple recipe for homemade fried rice that you…


Tasty Tuesday: Orange Chicken

In the town we live, though there are plenty of restaurants, we have yet to find what we would consider a good Chinese takeout. And while we do have a good buffet here, my husband has issues with MSG (he gets migraines) and he says the one here uses it. Plus, you always feel like…