Three Grain Muffins

Muffins can be part of a healthy diet. We are not talking about those giant superstore style muffins. I looked up the nutritional information on Calorie King and I knew it was going to be bad but the stats are shocking. Gasp! Approximately 670 plus calories and 38 grams of fat in one muffin from Costco or Sam’s …

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Ellie Let Me Down

I have tried some Ellie Krieger recipes in the past and have had tremendous success with them. Those culinary delights were dancing in my head when I saw her new cookbook “So Easy” at Costco the other day. This cookbook had to come home with me. My daughter Katy and I went through it page …

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MasterCook

I am excited about some new software I just purchased called MasterCook. It is a recipe and nutrition manager. You can import recipes from the internet, compile your own favorite recipes in one place, complete with all your changes and notations, add photos and calculate the nutritional information. All of this for just under $20. It sounds …

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Apple Cider Tea

In my quest to give up foods containing artificial sweeteners I found the perfect swap for the sugar free instant cider I used to drink. Bigelow’s Apple Cider herb tea is zero calories, and with no caffeine, I can drink it in the evening too! You will think you are drinking apple cider – it’s that good! …

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Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Shells

Each jumbo pasta shell is stuffed with chicken and spinach combined with the smooth ricotta, mozzarella and parmigiano-reggiano cheese, smothered in tomato sauce with more  mozzarella cheese melted over the top.  The layering of three types of cheese creates a creamy texture with every bite.  With recipes like this you won’t feel the least bit deprived. I prefer to use marinara or spaghetti sauce which adds more …

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