This is the easiest salad to make and can be easily done in a low fat and calorie version.  A family favorite that has been on our Thanksgiving and Holiday table for at least 40 years, maybe longer.  I remember my mom making this when I was a teenager in the 70’s.  It’s still good! Ambrosia Salad Recipe 1 Cup of each of the following ingredients: Sour Cream – reduced fat or fat free is fine Coconut – sweetened or unsweetened Miniature Marshmallows Canned, drained Mandarine Orange Segments- I used packed in juice no sugar added Canned, drained Pineapple chunks- I used packed inRead More →

  This chicken Pot Pie recipe is just as delicious with cooked turkey as it is with chicken.  Try this super easy recipe with a deli rotisserie chicken or use left over baked chicken. This is one of my go to recipes for turkey “leftovers”.  If your family is anything like mine, they are delighted to eat Thanksgiving dinner for a second time on Black Friday, but then do not want to even see another turkey dish, let alone hear a “gobble” for another year.  So, I take all of the meat off the carcass and then put a few things like turkey soup andRead More →

Have you thought about doing a Smoothy Cleanse?  This recipe has the basic components needed for a cleanse and can be substituted for a couple of meals during the day, due to the protein and fat.  You can change up the components according to your taste and preferences.  Don’t leave out the protein or the coconut oil. You can substitute the fat in the coconut oil for other nut butters like almond butter or others, but you need the fat to feel full, satiated and fat to burn fat.   They each play a role in either helping you to feel full or speed upRead More →

                       Fresh or Frozen? Have you thought about spending a little more this year and getting a fresh turkey instead of shopping for the best deal you can and getting a frozen turkey.  If you are like me, you shop the bargains, and read every flier and get on google and search every supermarket ad until you find the best price and then go to that store.  It is like a challenge for my self!  This year I will find a turkey for free!       But, I was thinking, maybe it would be worth the extra money to have a fresh turkey?  AfterRead More →

Kale is becoming the new “superfood”.  You will find it in everything from salad to soup to smoothies.  No wonder… it is delicious and so good for you.  I provided a link to 10 benefits of Kale I think you will find very interesting if you are looking for a reason to “sell” it to your family.  I put it in my smoothy this morning!  (I’ll put that recipe on the blog tomorrow). Kale Cranberry Apple Salad Recipe 2 Large stocks Kale finely chopped 1 Red Apple – Gala or Fuji cored and finely Chopped 1/3 C Almonds roughly chopped 1/4 C Feta cheese 1/4Read More →

Hey everyone, it is time to start those dishes that are easy to do in advance and pop into the freezer for Thanksgiving.  Cranberry sauce is one of the favorite dishes for the Thanksgiving table that is very easy to make from scratch and tastes far superior to any of the store bought varieties; unless you shop at a high end specialty store like Etsy’s we have here in Dallas.  Super cool store if you get a chance to shop there! In the time it has taken me to type the first paragraph of this blog, the Cranberry Sauce with Orange is already done!  ItRead More →

A different twist on the traditional macaroni salad.  If you don’t like the sweet creamy salad, this one is definitely for you! Oriental Macaroni Salad Recipe 2 C uncooked elbow macaroni 2 large carrots or 15 baby carrots cut into 1 ” julienne strips 1 C snow peas cut into diagonal strips 2 green onions finely chopped 1/2 – 1 whole green pepper (or red) thinly sliced or julienne in 1″ pieces   Dressing 1/2 C Light mayonnaise 1/2 C sour cream – or light sour cream 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp pepperRead More →