Monthly Archives: April 2014

  1. Baking with Buttermilk

    Baking with Buttermilk

    SPLASH of Buttermilk A conversation with my mother the other day had her asking if I baked anymore in my quest for healthy.   Somehow that question led to a discussion about baking with buttermilk.  I somehow forgot the many times my...

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  2. Meatless Monday’s – Quinoa as the Superstar and Superfood

    Meatless Monday’s – Quinoa as the Superstar and Superfood

    Quinoa A question that I always get when I note that I rarely eat meat, ?where and how do you get your protein? in your diet without meat?  I get my proteins from many sources and one that I have...

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  3. The Art of Creating a Second Meal from the First

    The Art of Creating a Second Meal from the First

    We are all fans of the two-for-one concept.  It just makes sense to pre-plan as you are cooking.  When we finish the grilled meats,  I often have a plan for the remaining meats that will change up the menu...

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  4. Meatless Monday's - Black Bean Burgers and Texas Caviar

    Meatless Monday's - Black Bean Burgers and Texas Caviar

    In my quest for flavorful meatless options, hands down, this recipe is a favorite at our house.   These small cakes are packed with flavors and textures.  I will admit that these are a re-make from an area restaurant that...

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  5. Paleo Pasta (grain-free, gluten-free) Recipe

    Paleo Pasta (grain-free, gluten-free) Recipe

    Illustration Here is a fantastic pasta recipe for those who are choosing grain-free and gluten-free diets. Let's face it; processed wheat is not a Super Food. If you are looking for a nutrient dense meal to feed your family,...

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  6. Appetizers from "Yesteryear"

    Appetizers from "Yesteryear"

    Foodies talk about food regularly!  Just the other day, we were reminiscing over lunch about the Appetizers we remembered from our youth.   Southerners remembered homemade Cheese Straws and Deviled Eggs as their consistent top picks   I resided in t

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  7. My "spin" on Grilled Meats

    My "spin" on Grilled Meats

    Spring is in the air and so is Grilling Season.  Although, I have been known to grill in the snow before!  There are many great foods to take to the grill.  I mentioned a favorite Glazed  Salmon and I must...

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  8. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

    Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

    Cinnamon Rolls Looking for a tasty twist on pancakes? Check out this cinnamon roll pancake recipe. This particular recipe calls for a very particular type of mix for the pancakes; however, there is no reason why you can't use your own boxed...

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  9. Don’t Waste Those Eggs: 3 After-Easter Egg Ideas

    Don’t Waste Those Eggs: 3 After-Easter Egg Ideas

    Quinoa salad with tomatoes, avocados, eggs, herbs It wouldn?t be Easter without decorated eggs hidden around the house or yard, but it?s a waste to paint an entire dozen or more each year just for a game. Unless you?re the...

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  10. How To Steam Clams in the Microwave

    How To Steam Clams in the Microwave

    Clams If you're like me, sometimes there's nothing like a plate full of delicious clams steamed and seasoned just the right way. But not in a cooking mood or too busy to take the time? You can still satisfy...

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