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Martha Stewart’s Banana Cream Pie Recipe

After talking about it for several days, I finally got around to making Banana Cream Pie. It’s one of my favorite desserts, but I’ve never found a recipe for it that I loved. I decided to try this one from Martha Stewart. As I always do for a first time recipe, I made it exactly […]

Granola For Non-Health Nuts

I love granola. I could eat it all day. I have eaten it all day, every time I make it. I like it plain, I like it mixed into vanilla yogurt, I like it with milk, I like it sprinkled on peanut butter and banana. But what I don’t like are most granola recipes. For […]

Win $20K in cash AND a $50K cafeteria makeover!

My kids are home with me this week. There’s this weird thing in New York City Public Schools that I did not have growing up in Buffalo, called February break. My kids still have Christmas break in December, and then Spring Break in April, so I think this whole February break thing is overkill. Couldn’t […]

Hidden Valley and my big salads

[The following post was written as part of my paid ambassadorship with Hidden Valley.] I’ve been on a weight-loss kick lately. I started out by losing ten pounds with Slim Fast, then moved to a diet that I devised myself, and I’ve lost an additional twelve pounds in the last six weeks, for a total […]

Week 4 weigh-in: a little stumble, & a great recipe

So this week I only lost half a pound. That’s not bad itself – down is better than up – but this is where my motivation starts to falter. If I don’t see great results I have a hard time justifying the effort. My eating was fine this week, although I did eat 1,800 calories […]

Today’s Agenda: More Slim-Fast edition

So I’m pumped. I said last week that this week would be the true test of my Slim-Fast experiment, since I always lose a lot of water the first week on any diet. And I’m happy to say that I weighed in this morning, and have lost a little over two pounds this week! I’m […]

Finally, a great biscuit recipe that’s also lightening quick!

I’ve tried about a half dozen biscuit recipes over the years, trying to find a good one. In order to be a good one in my mind the biscuits don’t just have to taste good, they also have to be easy, relatively quick, and use only ingredients I commonly have on hand. Because I’m not […]

Randomosity, garlic breath style

I’m writing this with possibly the worst garlic breath I’ve had in a while, but it was totally worth it. I got a very nice shout-out on a post about a Hidden Valley Ranch event my friend Nicole and I both attended a little while back, and included in her post was a simple and […]

Mashed cauliflower & muesli–but not together!

When I travel I tend to not worry at all about how I eat. That’s not to say I necessarily eat worse than I do at home, it’s just that I’m not thinking about healthy eating at all. I order what I want, since I enjoy it so much when other people are making food […]

Thin Mint Cookie Bake-off part 3: dipping

This was definitely the most labor-intensive and annoying (and, in a way, unsuccessful) step in my quest for the perfect homemade Thin Mint cookie. Friday night I made the dough, and Saturday morning I baked it all up. The rest of Saturday was spent making a chocolaty mess. I mean, I did other things too, […]