16 Cooking Tips Just in Time for the Ucoming Holiday Baking Season

This time of year brings out the baker in me. The illsbury doughboy and I have an annual affair that ends at the same time that the Christmas tree is taken down. Over our rhitty year relatinoshi, here are a few things that he has taught about baking a cake. Get an oven thermometer…It isContinue reading “16 Cooking Tips Just in Time for the Ucoming Holiday Baking Season”

What’s Next?

When I started this blog, I had no intention of turning this into yet another food blog. There are enough of those out there already. Instead I wanted to talk about my journey to take our family to a more minimalistic and healthier lifestyle, especially since my husband was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.Continue reading “What’s Next?”

Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies

Now that we know that date sugar is a healthy sweetener alternative for diabetics than standard granulated sugar…where do we find it?…how do we make it ourselves?…how do we use it in a recipe? What are the benefits of using date sugar instead of regular granulated sugar? Antioxidants…Dates contain the highest concentration of antioxidants ofContinue reading “Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies”

Black Strap Molasses—The Why?!

Since I started this journey toward creating a healthier lifestyle for my family, I have begun actually looking at nutrition labels before chunking anything and everything into my grocery cart, especially processed foods. My goal has been to create a Master Grocery List based on what I have learned as I go along. Just likeContinue reading “Black Strap Molasses—The Why?!”

Avocado—The Why?!

Antioxidant phytochemicals (such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein) — To help protect against various diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts, it’s a good idea to eat a diet rich in phytochemicals like avocados. Antioxidant phytochemicals prevent oxidative damage (also called free radicals) that have the power to change DNA and result in cell mutations…. FolateContinue reading “Avocado—The Why?!”

Daddy Always Said, “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It”

Most likely whenever you look at the ingredients label for any typical packaged food, you won’t have a clue what many of the ingredients listed are, and probably won’t be able to pronounce many of them either. Those ingredients are most likely artificial chemicals that have been added for various purposes—such as to make the foodsContinue reading “Daddy Always Said, “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It””

On the Lunch Menu Today…Baked Fish Filet Sandwiches…Better Than McDonald’s

   Baked Crispy Fish Sandwiches Tartar Sauce…1/2C mayonnaise, 3Tbsp pickled relish, 1Tbsp chopped fresh dill, 1Tbsp Dijon mustard, Dash hot sauce 1Tbsp olive oil or butter 1-1/4C panko breadcrumbs 1 pound white fish (halibut, tilapia, cod, etc.) 1tsp salt 1/2tsp pepper 1/2C mayonnaise 1C all-purpose flour 1 tsp garlic powder 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons vegetableContinue reading “On the Lunch Menu Today…Baked Fish Filet Sandwiches…Better Than McDonald’s”