I have never been one to make recipes with 20 ingredients and spend hours in the kitchen. It just isn’t me, and when I got married, surprisingly, I didn’t suddenly turn into an excellent cook who loves grocery shopping and baking. Who knew that you didn’t turn into Betty Crocker once the wedding band went on and you said ‘I do’? It just doesn’t work that way. This is why when you take a look at my recipes, you will see that many of them have the word ‘easy’ or ‘simple’ in it – because they are! Easy dinner recipes keep me from ordering out for dinner every night or resorting to cereal for dinner.
As I have (repeatedly) mentioned, I come from a long line of dessert eaters, and when I look at a menu I usually look at the dessert section first so that I can plan my meal accordingly. The first time I saw a mini dessert on a restaurant menu, I remember thinking, “Are you kidding? I could eat 20 of those!” Then someone pointed out how you could order a few different ones and enjoy multiple desserts. I was hooked!
The holidays mean time spent with family and friends. This also means time spent eating! At least, it does in our family. Holidays have always been filled with delicious meals with tons of desserts—we love our pies.
This time of year is full of family get-togethers and holiday parties. It seems like every weekend you have someplace to go or someone is coming over for dinner at your house. It can be difficult to come up with last minute, easy ideas when serving dinner to a group; especially if you try to stick with a theme or are trying to keep things lower calorie!
Ask anyone in my family what cookie they have to have during the holidays, and every one of them will answer peanut butter kiss cookies. Some of you may know them as peanut blossoms, but we’ve always called them peanut butter kiss cookies in our family. Forget the sugar cookies and gingerbread, we want some peanut butter and chocolate at our holiday parties! Okay, to be honest, I want peanut butter and chocolate year-round.
As the holidays get closer and the temperatures drop, I find myself slowing down just as things start to get crazy around here. Planning holiday dinners, buying presents, decorating the house, relatives dropping by – the holidays are a very busy time of year. This is when I start craving comfort foods. You know, the elaborate meals that warm your belly and make you think of your mom cooking when you were little? Who has time for that when things are so busy? Not me!
November is just the beginning of a holiday season full of good food and yummy treats! For me (and I’m sure many of you), this is the hardest time of year to keep a healthy lifestyle. It gets dark earlier and is colder so I don’t want to go outside for walks. Plus, the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are full of delicious treats that I can’t seem to resist. What is a girl (who is still eating Halloween candy) supposed to do?
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I’m sure most of you have heard of Philadelphia cheesesteaks and have eaten a variation at some point in your life. What you may not know, is that Philadelphia is also known for their roast pork sandwiches. These sandwiches are made with roast pork that has been seasoned, slow cooked through the day and piled into a crusty long roll. In addition to the juicy pork, they have melted sharp provolone and are most often topped with broccoli rabe.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is difficult in a world where it is easy to eat fast food, guzzle sodas and veg out in front of the TV with peanut butter cups. At least I know it is for me, that is why I have been sharing ideas for getting in shape with your spouse and cleaning up your diet.