A Little Taste of Italy: Lunch at Maggiano’s

By now you should know my friend, Kristy, who has been mentioned in quite a few of my posts. It’s great having her in Florida with me. We are both complete Jersey Girls at heart, but we love our new lives down here. While we both love to cook and bake, we never shy away from going out […]

Banana Bread

One of the most popular quick breads for baking fanatics has got to be banana bread. There are so many variations you can make. Banana nut, Peanut butter banana, chocolate banana, strawberry banana, blueberry banana, banana chocolate chip, the list goes on and on… And it’s perfect for breakfast…or lunch…or dinner…or a snack…or a dessert…or […]

My Favorite Protein Shakes

My favorite way to refuel after a good, hard workout is a good, nutritious protein shake. There are a million different combinations you could try for your own shakes, but I always include some sort of food in mine. Check out some of the ones I’ve made recently. Before I moved to Florida, I worked […]

My Favorite Foods, A to Z

I thought it would be interesting to put together a list of my favorite foods so my readers can have a peek into my foodie brain and see what really makes me swoon. But it would be so hard to think of everything! To maker it a little easier (and more fun), I decided to do […]

One Last Use for Pumpkin…

It’s about time I got back into the kitchen and started whipping up some delicious desserts again. I had leftover pumpkin purée so I wanted to make a good old-fashioned pumpkin bread, but halfway through, I realized I didn’t have enough puree! What to do, what to do… Time to improvise! I grabbed two ripe […]

More Adventures in the Kitchen!

November 17, 2011 Well, the trend continues… I am still on my cooking kick and tried three new recipes this week. First up, in honor of the Eagles game last Sunday, I decided to go GREEN and make Edamame Ravioli using Won Ton paper.  It was the easiest thing I’ve ever done!  In case you […]

A “Skinny” Treat

November 8, 2011 I made these low-fat, low-calorie Cinnamon Oatmeal Banana cookies, adapted from a recipe on the blog, Skinnytaste. The original recipe is a Oatmeal Banana Nut cookie, using chopped walnuts, but I opted to forgo on the nuts for an even lower fat and lower calorie version of the cookie.  I also used rolled […]