Make your Cookie plate special with decorated Holiday Sugar Cookies.  They can be serious or silly, but everyone will love them and they taste great. Holiday Sugar Cookie Recipe  2 sticks cold butter 1 C granulated sugar 3 C all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 egg 3/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract   Cream butter and sugar together until lightened color appears.  Remember to scrape down the side of the bowl every few minutes as you beat the butter and sugar.  Add the egg and extracts.  Beat again until smooth and fluffy, scraping the bowl again.  Combine the flour and baking powderRead More →

  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 →

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 →