I love your site and how you put your own spin on recipes. I was wondering how long/many attempts does it usually take for you to get your recipe right? I had an idea for oatmeal made overnight in the crock pot/slow-cooker, so that my husband could have it at 4:30 am before heading out to work. I found a recipe on another site and the results weren’t to our taste, so I know I’ll be going through some trial and error until I get it the way we like it. Is this how you come up with some of your recipes? How many attempts until you either have it or give up? Just curious, do you have a crock pot oatmeal recipe? Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
I was making the toddler’s lunch when I realized I had a pint of cherry tomatoes that were getting a bit overripe. I don’t know about you, but I can’t eat cherry tomatoes once they get all “wrinkly”. For some reason, they gross me out! So I decided to make a little evening snack.
This weeks video is a repost of my new favorite dish, Fried Bulgur with Peas and Pomegranate. I wanted to get you guys a real recipes with nutritional info instead of just the idea I posted a few weeks back.
This week’s video is a complete dinner idea from beginning to end. No edits, no camera cuts just me, in my kitchen as I am most nights trying to make a fast healthy home cooked meal for me and the family.
Boring? Possibly. Realistic? Definitely. :~) Read the rest of this post
As I said in my original “crusted” tilapia idea, I’m fascinated with breading things in anything other then traditional breadcrumbs. I just think it’s fun to come up with new ideas for “bread-ings”.
I was on a mission to use the leftover turkey in some ingenious ways this year. Something fun and different but light, especially after the amount of calories I’ve consumed over the last 2 days! Yikes!
So this morning I whipped this up and oh… my… word… SO GOOD! Read the rest of this post
The toddler and I make one of my favorite quick holiday desserts. It’s not “healthy”, per say but it’s fast, low fat and EVERYONE loves it! EVEN the husband, and he doesn’t like any of my dessert ideas.
I made this dish for a friend. That’s right, I have sought out others to cook for since the husband is overall… BORING! I kid, but you know what I mean. I know his likes, and dislikes and it’s fun considering someone else’s. I guess you can say I’m food cheating. That’s right I admit it, I food cheat on my husband. At least he knows and we have an open dinner relationship. LOL :~P
Continuing with my thanksgiving prep I present a completely new idea. Well…. at least I think it’s new.
As you may know this is the first year I’m cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I’m feeling the pressure to make things very traditional but I also want to make them my own (with health and nutrition in mind, of course!) So instead of the old fashioned candied mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallow on top, I’m going for sweet potatoes in the crockpot. Read the rest of this post
I couldn’t help myself, I took my hand at another Oatmeal flavor. This time taking the tea idea and going for more flavor!
The toddler and I cleaned our traditional morning Pomegranate (we do it at least once a week) and the idea smacked me in the face! Why not top some berry flavored oatmeal with theses!
I have such good online friends. Really, I do!
When Kraft announced it’s Cooking Video Challenge I received a ton of emails and telling me about it. It made me smile to know that you guys know me so well. This is right up my alley! Read the rest of this post
AKA Trail Blazin’ Quick Oats! That’s my more creative name for the contest. :~)
This recipe was made exclusively for Quaker. They extended a contest for a few bloggers that were invited to a Quaker weekend in Chicago. I learned so much about oatmeal and nutrition overall. It was SO much fun. I’m planning a whole post about oatmeal soon but first I had to make something up for the contest.
Our mission… Read the rest of this post