My favorite summer time dessert- Strawberry Shortcake! Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite summer time dessert, other than my mom’s famous “Buster Bar” ice cream cake (more on that later), has been strawberry short cake. Since strawberries and whipped cream are already…… Continue reading Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake
Looking for a coffee cake recipe that tastes delicious, but contains no refined carbs and a fraction of the added sugars compared to traditional coffeecake? Look no further! This recipe is family tested and approved for flavor and texture (i.e., just as good as the “normal” stuff). As a dietitian, I have three criteria for…… Continue reading Gluten Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Dietitians often use the “Healthy Plate,” combined with portion control, to help people plan healthy meals in order to help control their blood sugar, lower cholesterol and to lose weight. The healthy plate is similar to the USDA’s “My Plate,” except that half of the plate is just vegetables, instead of fruits and vegetables. The other half…… Continue reading The Most Important Half of Your Plate
I have relocated every year for the past 4 years. And once a year, for the past 4 years, I have packed all my books into boxes, and dragged, tugged, and heaved them along with me. Classics, modern novels, textbooks, self help books, reference books, cookbooks, biographies, political books, relationship books and more- all of them have…… Continue reading I gave Away Most of My Books and Now I Read More than Ever
This cake is dense and rich, but not dry, and it has half the fat and sugar of regular cake. The secret ingredient? Sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes have been my favorite vegetable for a long time, so years ago, when I found this Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake recipe in a Reader’s Digest magazine I had…… Continue reading You’ll Never Guess What Vegetable is in this Delicious Cake!
Growing up, one of my favorite treats was my mom’s Almond Poppyseed Muffins. She would let me and my twin sister help her mix up the batter- butter, sugar, flour, sour cream, almond extract and poppyseed. They would smell heavenly when they came out of the oven, and would be devoured as soon as they…… Continue reading Almond Poppyseed Muffins (gluten free)
Hot Breakfast Succotash with corn, peppers, onions, bacon and spinach! Last Saturday, I really wanted a hot breakfast, but we were out of eggs! I remembered a wonderful dish my mom used to make with leftover corn sometimes during the summer, and decided to try making it with a few upgrades (i.e. more veggies!). I…… Continue reading Breakfast Succotash