Posts filed under: Recipes/Makeovers

Let’s get festive in the kitchen with this dark chocolate bark.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love chocolate, especially the dark stuff.  I often say, get the darkest...
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With the holiday season here, there’s no better time to whip up flavored nuts to toss into salads, stuffing and to enjoy as a tasty snack.  I love using walnuts...
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Need an E N E R G Y boost? I have to admit there are days when an energy drink sounds really appealing to me.  A quick burst of energy...
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I love squash any time of year.  It makes a great main or side dish, plus it doesn’t hurt that it’s super low in calories and carbs with only about...
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Milk is a staple in my house – it’s front and center in the fridge.  I use it in my coffee, cereal, cooking and baking.  I encourage my two teenagers...
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I had a fall feeling in my bones when I picked up my friend, Katie Morford’s book, Rise and Shine: Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings.   It was a cold, overcast...
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Do you want a super simple snack that crunchy, satisfying and tastes great?  Then you’ve got to try my roasted almonds.  With only four simple ingredients, you can whip these...
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Yasss!  Peaches are in season now.  I just want to gobble them up.  My family loves them, too. I have childhood memories of eating whole peaches and just letting the...
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Spring is in full force here, and in typical Chicago fashion – it’s rainy and cold one day and blissfully sunny and warm the next.  You truly never know what...
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Some of my fondest food memories are of my grandmother’s cooking.  “Gram” as my two sisters and I called her was a natural cook.  Although, her kitchen wasn’t a large...
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