Banana, zucchini, and flax muffins

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 1 cup lightly packed light-brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated zucchini (from 1 large zucchini) 1/3 cup mashed ripe banana (from 1 [...]

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp ground flax seed 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups skim milk 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 large Granny Smith apple, patient peeled, cored, and diced Optional – replace [...]

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(OMG) Roasted Broccoli

Yes…. OMG! How have I gone this far in life without tasting this deliciousness? Thanks to Pinterest, I have discovered roasted broccoli. Genius. I swear, try it tomorrow and make more than you think you’ll need. You will not be sorry! I can’t wait to try this with cauliflower! Ingredients Head of broccoli ‘a bit’ [...]

Glazed Ham

This glaze was gorgeous and made my ham absolutely delicious. I served it with smashed potatoes and vegetables with cheese sauce. It was heaven. I cooked the ham ‘low and slow’. I put it on first thing in the morning and waited anxiously all day for dinner time! Ingredients Bone-in ham (size depends on number [...]


Smashed Potatoes

This is the side dish that I served with my Christmas ham this year. I didn’t want to do the standard mashed or scalloped potatoes, and these looked ‘interesting’, and had the roasted potato flavor that I love. Best of all, it was very quick and easy! Ingredients Small nugget potatoes (3-4 per person, depending [...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Ingrediants Brownie: 1 box low-fat brownie mix Cookie Dough (egg free!) 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup light brown sugar, drug site packed 3/4 cup granulated white sugar 3 Tablespoons milk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips 1/2 cup semisweet chips + 1 teaspoon shortening or [...]

Cake Mix Cookies

I love this recipe. It was a recipe shown to me 15 (or more) years ago by a mom who made this regularly with her kids. You can make delicious, soft, cafe style cookies in less time that it would take you to get to the local coffee shop. The best part is that before [...]

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Roast Beef Dip

Earlier this week we had an awesome roast beef dinner. I knew before I even started cooking my roast that we would be having beef dips the following night. I couldn’t wait! I wasn’t disappointed – I have to say, they might have turned out to be the best sandwiches ever! Here is the scoop [...]

Yorkshire Pudding

Growing up we had Yorkshire Pudding almost every Sunday… along with the roast beef, potatoes and veggies – a traditional ‘Sunday dinner’. I was a very picky eater (sorry mum!) and the only thing I ate willingly were these golden, warm, soft, and delicious yorkshires. Mmm… I made these yesterday along with a roast and [...]

Spinach and Ricotta Canelloni

Ingredients 1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce or a homemade batch using your favorite recipe. Pasta- either dried cannelloni (follow directions on package) or I use whole wheat lasagna sheets made by Olivieri. Cannelloni Filling 2 eggs, advice nurse lightly, sale beaten 10 ounce package spinach, page trimmed, cooked, drained, and, chopped 500 gram [...]

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Bread Pudding

I made this the other morning when we had company. It was super simple to make and tasted sooo good. I used gingerbread cranberry buns from Cobs. I think it would be awesome with cinnamon raisin bread or hot cross buns too. We served it for breakfast with fresh turkey sausages and fruit, but it [...]

Mrs. Chapman Cookies – Healthified!!

This is a recipe that our family has been enjoying for close to 30 years! Mrs. Chapman lived 2 doors down and every Sunday, until she moved away, made these cookies for the neighborhood kids and every Sunday we all went to her house and asked for a cookie. You were only allowed 1 so [...]

Beef Stew

This is one of my hubby’s favorite meals. Although I do like all of the ingredients in stew, I have yet to find a recipe I like… Maybe this is the one? I guess I’ll find out in a few hours! Ingredients 3 cups potato cubes or mini potatoes, halved 2 cups each, carrots and [...]

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A perfect day for baking

Today is the kind of day when sweatpants and ponytails should rule… And the house should smell of baking! I am wearing jeans and straightened my hair today. Maybe I should change. Anyways, help I had some less than perfect bananas on the counter so I threw together a loaf of banana bread. And after [...]

Apple Cake Squares

2 medium apples, tadalafil quartered, cored, and cut into small cubes (about 2 cups) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup golden brown sugar 1 cup all purpose flour (I made my recipe gluten free by simply changing up the flour and the squares turned out delicious!) 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp [...]