Amazing Old-Fashioned Apple Butter

Apple butter holds a special place in my heart. It was my Grandma’s favorite thing in the world, and I’ve always felt close to her when I eat this simple, silky smooth, fall treat. Apple butter doesn’t have to be as hard to make as everyone says. Dump everything into your crock pot or dutch […]

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Oh, the Horror!

The food of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s in all of its photogenic glory endlessly fascinates me. It’s not just the pictures. Trying to imagine the flavor combinations, themselves, is at once nauseating and entertaining. As disturbing as it sounds, I have always wanted to try recreating one of these monstrosities, maybe for Halloween. Here […]

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Carrot Curry Soup

I love this soup!  It’s savory, rich and filling, and it’s still healthy.  Carrot soup on a chilly, Fall evening is a cozy warmer for your heart. It’s a great stress reliever. This soup pairs well with a roasted, green vegetable, like asparagus or broccoli. Of course, toast or cornbread is a great compliment as […]

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Roasted Tilapia and Green Beans with Dilly Sauce

This is a nice, cozy, easy meal for one on a night when you’re home alone and feel like being nice to yourself. It’s healthy, it’s yummy, it’s simple to clean up, and it’s a little more elegant than carrots and a chicken breast. Of course, you can make this for more people. Just double […]

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Dill Sauce

This sauce is great for fish and green vegetables. It also makes a great vegetable dip. I created this to compliment Roasted Tilapia and Green Beans for one, so this only makes a small amount. Of course, it can be doubled or tripled, if needed. Dill Sauce or Dip Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Lite or Low-Fat […]

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Almond Brownie Cookies

I’m calling these “brownie cookies” for now because I didn’t think to just make them in a sheet and call them brownies. Next time, I’ll try that, but these turned out great, so I’m going to go ahead and share them with you. I made these so that my diabetic dad and my gluten-free sister […]

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Low Calorie Strawberry Pops!

How do you save overripe strawberries?  You freeze them into mini-popsicles, and eat them whenever you want! You know how I am about strawberries, so of course I experimented. Fortunately, the best-tasting version of these is also the lowest in calories. Just 14 calories per pop! Low-Calorie Strawberry Pops Ingredients: 2 Cups of Strawberries 1 […]

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