this is not helping me lose weight

I was hoping to reach a new goal by December 31st. In 8 months I lost 40 lbs doing Weight Watchers. Actually, it was 6-1/2 months. Since September I've been stuck. I don't think it's a coincidence that my weight loss plateaued at the beginning of the comfort food, holiday baking, and cookie decorating chaos … Continue reading this is not helping me lose weight

The Great Calzone Failure of ’01

Nobody thought I could cook, least of all me. For our wedding, a wrapped up warehouse store supply of macaroni and cheese came alongside a copy of "Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen." There wasn't much expectation of my providing Josh with anything edible. Taking it as a challenge, I flipped through my condescending cookbook; … Continue reading The Great Calzone Failure of ’01

Cinnamon-Vanilla Granola with Almonds

I really enjoyed sharing some of my favorite recipes with you guys last month, I thought I'd continue on with it into the new year. I'm not sure how long I will keep it going; probably until it's not fun anymore. Click here to find any of the other recipes you might have missed! :: … Continue reading Cinnamon-Vanilla Granola with Almonds

What we’ll have Christmas morning…

Melted chocolate, frothy milk and pillows of whipped cream...this is something my children have come to expect as part of the Christmas season. I'm a sucker for a good cup of hot chocolate; the richer, the creamier, the better. Over the years I have perfected this recipe; tweaking the milk, the ratios and the seasonings. … Continue reading What we’ll have Christmas morning…