Favorite Christmas Desserts 2014

Every year I watch anxiously to see which of my Christmas desserts will be the most popular with the readers....more

Crocheting Caps for Cancer Patients with Love

This is a very different post for me, because I have an important story to tell you today! I'm about to tell you how I came to the decision that I needed to do something for cancer victims who are bravely going through chemotherapy today and every day. A few weeks ago, I was thinking about an old friend, someone I loved, who bravely fought her own battle with cancer, but in the end, lost. Actually, I think about her all the time because I miss her so much. So often, I want to pick up the phone to tell her some news or just talk, but of course, I can't!...more

Holiday Cranberry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

During the winter holidays, everyone looks forward to all the special treats usually associated with that time of year. Apple pies with cranberries and cranberry sauce are two that come to mind during the holidays for my family. Cranberries add such a unique flavor to any recipe and are well-loved by many, so why not use some of that homemade cranberry sauce in a . frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt tastes good any time of year. I love both homemade cranberry sauce and frozen yogurt....more

Grapefruit Strawberry Mango Smoothie Plus

I never tire of new smoothie combinations, especially before or after working out! Each smoothie combination is carefully thought out for the maximum boost I may be looking for on any particular day. Because I use mostly fruit and vegetables for my smoothies, each one is sure to be full of needed nutrients of all kinds. My Grapefruit Strawberry Mango Smoothie Plus is full of healthy nutrients and is delicious as well....more

Hearty Homemade Lentil Soup

One of my favorite soups to make on a cold winter day is lentil soup. My recipe for lentil soup is both delicious and healthy because I power up the amount of vegetables I use to make it. I have always liked a lentil soup with substance, but most recipes I find use things like carrots and celery as a slight touch of flavoring for their lentil soup. For me, I have always felt a bit more is needed, so I add more to my Hearty Homemade Lentil Soup!...more

Good Morning Strawberry Mango Plus Smoothie

Getting up in the morning and grabbing a healthy smoothie is a great way to start your day! A smoothie, done right, can be a high-fiber breakfast, which can help you lose weight if that's a personal goal. But even if you are not looking to lose weight, a healthy smoothie has all sorts of health benefits, like reducing the risk of heart disease. My Good Morning Strawberry Mango Plus Smoothie does all of that for you, and it tastes delicious as well!...more

Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce

If you've never made homemade cranberry sauce, when you decide to do so, you will be pleasantly surprised. Making homemade cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries is so easy, you'll wonder why you never did it before. The flavor is sweet but tart and will make everything you serve with it taste so much better, because of it's crisp rich flavor. My Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce is so flavorful and delicious, it will make any can sauce pale by comparison!...more

Get Back on Track Healthy Cabbage Soup

Years ago I made a great cabbage soup whenever I felt the need to eat a vegetarian meal...a meal that would be healthy and delicious! Sometimes when we travel, it's hard to stay as healthy as we would like when eating out. Cabbage soup is my way of getting things back to where they need to be after traveling. I love cabbage, and there's no doubt I love soup, but this cabbage soup has so much more value for me because it is one of the healthiest soups I make....more

Eating Out at Emeril's Fabulous Table 10 in Las Vegas!

Eating out in Las Vegas is always a delicious experience because there are so many wonderful restaurants and venues to choose from for every meal. Emeril Lagasse has four restaurants in Las Vegas to choose from when eating out, whether you are looking for a casual meal or a fine dining experience! Emeril's Table 10 at the Palazzo is definitely a fine dining experience for eating out deliciously....more

Thick Green Smoothie Magic with Almonds

Lately, I've been trying out some thicker smoothies that would be filling and could take the place of a meal while being nutritious and healthy as well. One thicker smoothie I put together was especially tasty. I think this smoothie was so good because of the addition of almonds. It's much thicker than my regular smoothie, but the almonds also make it more filling. Almonds are heart healthy and since I love them, I felt certain they would add something great to the flavor. I was right, and the result was my Thick Green Smoothie Magic with Almonds!...more