Mexican Corn and Bean Soup

Soup is one of my favorite things about fall and this recipe is a perfect find for a busy family. All of my kids loved it, my husband commented on how tasty it was and, best of all, it was so easy and all of the ingredients I had on hand. I cooked the onion […]

Loaded Potato Soup

Another one from the Prevention Magazine’s ‘Clean Comfort’ list. My boys all loved this soup, which says a lot. I think I would add a little more potato, just to thicken it up a bit, but the flavor is perfect. I loved that all of the ingredients, with the exception of the leek and dried […]

Superhero Muffins

It hasn’t even been two weeks since I got the cookbook and people are already tired of hearing about how much I love Shalane Flanagan’s ‘Run Fast Eat Slow’ cookbook. These muffins are moist and all sorts of yum. I can’t wait to see how many different combinations of nuts and goodies I can use […]

Clean Chocolate Chip Cookies

I clipped this recipe out of the February 2016 Prevention Magazine and held onto it until I had the perfect occasion. I finally made them as a birthday treat and discovered that I should have made them sooner and I needed  double the recipe. My boys had a hard time leaving any of these for […]

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

I’ve been waiting for some cooler temperatures to make this soup and had the perfect stormy day to give it a try. This is good with or without a toasted cheese sandwich and definitely qualifies as comfort food. You do need to plan ahead with this, since it takes time to roast the tomatoes, but really […]

Blueberry-Sour Cream Muffins

Blueberry muffins are a comfort food for me, so that’s always the first thing that jumps out at me when I go through a cookbook or cooking magazine. I have several really good recipes already, but this one got the whole family pretty excited. Most of it was probably the taste, but I also think […]

Taco Rice

My family loves tacos, but I try to limit their meat consumption so this recipe was an exciting find. It’s FAST, easy and was popular enough to implement a Taco Tuesday at our house.  For me, a taco is really about the ‘fixings’ and when you have the right ones you don’t even miss the […]

Pear-Almond Smoothie

It only took me 4 months, but I finally tried out this recipe from Prevention magazine and I must say it’s pretty tasty and definitely filling. Pear-Almond Smoothie

Peanut Butter Power Cookies

From “No Whine with Dinner,”  these cookies go fast. I cut down the sugar quite a bit and they still turned out great. The recipe calls for 1% milk, but I used non-fat and it didn’t seem to make a difference. They are quick and easy and worth considering a double batch. 

Coconut Oatmeal Bars

I recently discovered Coconut Bobo Bars on a trip to the beach. While they are a convenient snack, the cost quickly adds up when you consider there are three boys here to feed and all of them love coconut. My girlfriend sent me a copycat recipe, which I tweaked just a little to accommodate what […]

Ellie Krieger’s Better Blueberry Muffins

Better Blueberry Muffins   I made these to celebrate Molly’s birthday and they were a hit with the bootcamp crew and my family. They went together super fast and include ingredients I already had on hand. I can’t wait to try another recipe from Ellie Krieger’s  Comfort Food Fix. I forgot the vanilla and they still […]

Picnic Coleslaw

I LOVE this recipe for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s EASY and, secondly, it’s a non-mayonnaise based coleslaw, which makes it perfect for a picnic. A healthy coleslaw alternative this has a sweet and sour taste and it’s super refreshing. 

Chili-Lime Shrimp

This recipe was originally in a Healthy Cooking Taste of Home magazine as a fun appetizer for a Halloween party. It only included the shrimp and red pepper and had them on skewers. I like grilled onions and skewers are too much work, so the following ingredients were marinated for a couple of hours and […]

Kate Major’s Banana Bread

~I’m bringing my favorite banana bread recipe to class in the morning. I found this a couple of years ago in Triathlete magazine. It’s really fast and a great way to use up overripe bananas.            Kate Major’s Banana Bread ½ C mini chocolate chips 2 C whole wheat flour 1 […]

Spicy Beets

Kitty brought cookbooks to bootcamp and I tried these for Father’s Day since my dad loves beets and the recipe was labeled super quick. While I wouldn’t describe these as spicy, I agree they are super quick. I would say they have more of a sweet and sour taste, but delicious enough that he asked […]