Delicious Baked Oatmeal with Peaches

Family members having been asking for a fast breakfast idea lately and although baked oatmeal is not fast, it can be done ahead and reheated later when you’re ready to eat. Just reheat a square of baked oatmeal in a matter of seconds in the microwave in the morning. Add some fresh fruit to go along with that and baked oatmeal makes a great way to start your day with very little effort. My Delicious Baked Oatmeal with Peaches is healthy as well as a great tasting way to start your day!...more

Delicious Homemade Hot Hot Hot Sauce

In our home, we love hot sauce and spicy recipes! When I was growing up in our Italian household, it was not unusual to see my father or mother putting hot sauce or hot peppers on a wide variety of foods. The hotter the sauce the better sauce was my father’s opinion. So I guess my love of spicy food comes to me naturally. Adding hot peppers or hot sauce to a dish, almost always makes a meal taste better for me. That’s why I decided to make my own Delicious Homemade Hot Hot Hot Sauce!...more

Honey Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Italian Gelato

Grilled peaches are delicious for summer desserts and so easy to make! You can add Italian gelato or ice cream to grilled peaches and create a dessert that everyone will love. I like to add Vanilla Bean Italian Gelato to my grilled peaches because with the honey cinnamon grilled peaches, the creamy texture of vanilla gelato is outstanding. My Honey Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Italian Gelato are absolutely delicious and a family favorite in our home!...more

Eight Awesome Smoothies

Smoothies should always be both healthy and delicious tasting! When someone drinks a smoothie, they are doing so for any number of reasons. One reason for drinking smoothies is that they are usually healthy and will energize you if made with the right ingredients. Another reason for drinking smoothies is that they taste delicious when made with the right ingredients. Both of these reasons are great, and both apply to my Eight Awesome Smoothies!...more

Escarole Soup with Chicken Sausage and Navy Beans

Growing up in an Italian family, it was not unusual for my mother to make escarole with navy beans as a side dish. With this side dish, sometimes she would cook Italian sausage. Escarole with navy beans was always a favorite dish of mine. So today I decided to use my garden fresh escarole in a new recipe for escarole soup. I love escarole in chicken broth, a classic Italian escarole soup, but for my escarole soup I added something more than broth....more

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts

Homemade cookies are always so good when freshly baked. The whole house smells wonderful when baking, and cookies are no exception to that rule. That’s one of things I like best about baking a fresh batch of homemade cookies. I did this more often when my children were young, but they are grown now. Still, once in a while, I will bake some homemade cookies, and one of my favorite recipes is one that came from two different recipes I had used over the years....more

Delicious Homemade Crusty Bread

When making a meal like pasta, stew, or soup, it’s always great to have a crusty bread to serve with it. So many dishes are enhanced by adding crusty bread to your meal, but especially if your crusty bread is homemade. My Delicious Homemade Crusty Bread is not only delicious to eat with a great meal, but if done right, it’s great by itself straight from the oven....more
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Delicious Berry Berry Vanilla Nonfat Frozen Yogurt

I love homemade nonfat frozen yogurt and enjoy coming up with new flavor combinations. Since I had recently frozen some fresh blueberries and had some fresh ripe strawberries, I decided that combining the two would make an awesome tasting nonfat frozen yogurt. I just needed to let the blueberries thaw slightly to puree them with the fresh strawberries. That's how I came to make my Delicious Berry Berry Vanilla Nonfat Frozen Yogurt!...more

Tilapia with Spicy Fresh Balsamic Tomato Salsa

When baking tilapia, your options for adding flavor are unlimited. One way to add flavor is to cook the tilapia with a sauce or seasonings. Another option is to add a sauce or salsa of some sort when serving the cooked tilapia by spooning it over the fish. Either way, changing the taste is limited only by your own imagination. With a garden of fresh tomatoes, green onions, peppers, and more, I decided to serve my baked Tilapia with Spicy Fresh Balsamic Tomato Salsa....more

Stepping Out and Keeping a Count with a Steps Counter

 One of the ways I try to keep fit is by counting my steps each day with a steps counter. A steps counter is a device that tracks how many steps you take a day based on your personal length of stride. These devices called steps counters are made by a variety of companies and come with many different options for counting and tracking steps, as well as your personal health growth in this area of your life. For me, Stepping Out and Keeping a Count with a Steps Counter is a great way to track my activity levels and stay healthy!...more