Enjoy National Soup Month with a nice warm bowl of Cream of Zucchini Soup.Read More
New Year’s eve is a time for celebration. New Year’s day is a time for a fresh start.
What happens when you are so tired from celebrating the night before that you cannot embrace the day?
This smoothie is a healthy treat and can provide the energy to get a jump on those New Year Resolutions.Read More
Christmas morning demands a do-ahead breakfast. Choose something that can be prepped the night before (or well ahead), and baked in the morning like these Baked Potato Puffs.
Boil the potatoes the day before and they will be ready to go for this perfect alternative to hash brown potatoes.Read More
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it doesn’t always feature the most delicious dishes. People are rushed and will grab just about any type of convenience food on their way out the door.
These Apple Pancakes take only a few minutes, are healthy, and I hope you will agree are worth the wait!
This Cranberry, Coconut, Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a family favorite. I hope that you enjoy!Read More
If you want to include more fruit and vegetables in your family’s diet, this Healthy Zucchini Banana Bread is a delicious start!Read More
This is a healthy option for a frozen coffee drink.Read More
You only need 4 ingredients to make this vegan mayonnaise and it’s ready in just 2 minutes!Read More
This frozen drink combines white tea and watermelon to create a naturally sweet refreshment.Read More
Tis the time of year when zucchini fills (or overfills) the gardens. This recipe is a special treat my family enjoys and is actually pretty healthy for a dessert. An added bonus–getting to eat your vegetables and chocolate at the same time.Read More
While working hard on edits and other aspects of publishing for the second book in my Revelation Chronicles, I’m making a lot of smoothies instead of full meals. (A lot of indy authors can probably relate!) The fact that fresh fruit is in season makes this a lot easier!Read More
Looking for something healthy to help you beat the heat this summer? This Berry-Banana Smoothie has you covered.Read More
Fans of Starter Zone, book one of my YA LitRPG series, know that Cami and Alby are two sisters who are inscribed into a game-like realm after their world is destroyed by violence and war. Stay tuned for further announcements about the launch of Book Two, including upcoming title and cover reveals.Read More
Portobello Caps and Mozzarella Cheese
As I gear up with writing and editing, I need these go-to quick and easy (and healthy) dishes more than ever.Read More
A quick and healthy snack. Garnish with fresh strawberries or your favorite seasonal fruit.Read More
This cool treat is easy to make and is a healthy mix of fruit and dark chocolate. #desserts #easy #frozen #chocolateRead More
Today in the virtual kitchen we are serving a warm, healthy soup to help fight off the cold weather. This can be a vegetarian dish if you make it with vegetable stock rather than chicken stock. #Vegetarian #soup #cookingRead More
Healthy dessert options. Cranberries, apples, pecans or walnuts, and pineapple make this a flavorful dessert. #healthy #dessert #fruitRead More
This soup is another one designed for a crock pot or Dutch oven. It makes a nice, healthy, and hot meal for a cold winter day. You can add in all types of vegetables beyond what is listed below–cherry tomatoes are a family favorite. (We still have some frozen from our garden last year!) Ingredients:…Read More
This is a healthy dish for the new year. It can be made with couscous or brown rice. Ingredients: 4 cups peeled and diced butternut squash 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoon olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided 5 oz. dried cranberries about 1 cup 2 cups water 2…Read More
This recipe can be used to make either muffins or bread. It is a healthier choice since it is made with egg whites instead of full eggs and applesauce instead of butter or oil. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups flour 2 1/2 cups oat bran or 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups sugar 1…Read More
If you are looking for a DIY present this year, a home-made lip sugar scrub might be just what you need. Most store-bought scrubs may taste sweet, but they contain ingredients that should not be ingested. This scrub combines simple ingredients that are entirely edible. I first thought of this scrub when I read the ingredients…Read More
Chickpeas (also called Garbanzo beans) are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber. They are featured in the Mediterranean diet. Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon cinnamon or allspice Materials: Measuring spoons Strainer Small baking sheet Parchment paper Bowl Metal bowl Paper towels Directions: 1. Preheat oven 375°. …Read More
Carrot Pineapple Blueberry Salad Carrot Raisin Salad is a classic dish that my family served during the holidays. Both my Grandmother and her sister (my great-aunt) made this special treat whenever we would get together to celebrate. This salad takes a turn from the original by adding both chunks of pineapple and dried blueberries in…Read More
This is a wonderfully creamy soup to serve on a cold fall/winter day. Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter 1 small yellow onion (about 1 cup) finely chopped 2 cups celery, very finely chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced 1/3 cup flour 1 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 1/2 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon…Read More
Tis the season for the holiday gift set bonanza, not only at stores like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom, but also Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target. These items are available now and will most likely be sold out before the first snowflake falls. So each Friday I will be featuring holiday sets on my blog. I…Read More
Adding chia seeds to this banana bread makes this an even healthier treat. Ingredients: 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 egg whites 2 Tablespoon vanilla extract 2 cups bananas (about 3) 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened 3 cups flour 2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional) 1/2 cup raisins…Read More
This is a family favorite and a healthy fall dish. I hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini, (peeled if you prefer) quartered and cut into large pieces 4 medium potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks 1 medium red bell pepper seeded and chopped 1 garlic clove sliced 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 1/4 cup…Read More
My family is fond of muffins and I am happy to oblige with different recipes throughout the year. This one is perfect for fall Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 eggs 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4…Read More
These are so good I had a hard time “saving” one for a photo! Ingredients: 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup milk 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 1-1/4 cups fresh or frozen…Read More
Lips are a wonderful feature to highlight. Lipliners, lip stains, lip oils, lip glosses, and lipsticks–in liquid, sheer/satin, gloss, frosted, cream, and matte formulas–help draw attention to this area of a face. Sometimes, however, lips will get dry and chapped and the last thing we want to do is draw attention to them! Cold weather…Read More
A good way to use the cherry tomatoes from the garden. My cherry tomato fruit bowl: blueberry, black cherry, lemon drop, and sungold. Ingredients 2 cups chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/3 cups couscous 1/2 cup chopped green onion (scallion) 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 cups chopped peeled cucumber 3 tablespoons chopped…Read More
This makes a sweet and easy complimentary side dish or dessert. Ingredients: 1/3 cup rice 2 1/2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons sugar Raisins (optional) To serve: Choose from: strawberries, raspberries or blueberries chocolate sauce slivered toasted almonds Materials: Heavy medium saucepan Heat resistant spoon Measuring spoon Measuring…Read More
Looking for something healthy-yet-delicious to prepare for those back-to-school breakfasts? Anne Montgomery has you covered.Read More