Making the Perfect Apple Cookies

The perfect apple cookies are bursting with spices, fresh apple, and little bits of gooey caramel….perfectly soft and chewy…with perfectly crisp edges and soft, moist centers. *********** Ingredients 1C flour 1-3/4C old fashioned oats 1/2tsp baking soda 1/2tsp salt 1tsp cinnamon 1/2tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon 1/2C butter, softened 1/2C unsweetened applesauce 3/4C brown sugar 3/4C sugar 1Continue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Cookies”

Corn…The What

Corn was first introduced to European settlers cultures by several Native American tribes, such as the Iroquois of New England and the Pawnees tribes of the Great Plains. And if we look back at what we learned in elementary school…or what our kids and grandkids are learning now…corn was introduced at the first Thanksgiving feastContinue reading “Corn…The What”

Making the Perfect Protein Bites

  Getting adequate amounts of protein is important for all women, not only die-hard athletes. Adequate protein is important for both appearance and long-term health, especially among active women….(okay, now find me one woman who is not active…usually we have more on our plate than one person could possibly handle, right)… So why is proteinContinue reading “Making the Perfect Protein Bites”

Making the Perfect Tempura

For our final post on using a flour-based batter, let’s talk about tempura. Tempura is a very popular Japanese appetizer or snack. Tempura is actually more a method of cooking, more specifically of deep-frying, that involves coating ingredients…(more on this later)…with a feather-light batter and then cooking it in very hot oil so that you endContinue reading “Making the Perfect Tempura”

Midnight Snacking

Blame your midnight refrigerator raids and before-bed snacks on your circadian rhythm, or inner time clock…or come up with any other excuse that you can possibly think of, but how many of us find ourselves raiding the refrigerator in our pajamas  before we go to bed every night or while anyone in their right mindContinue reading “Midnight Snacking”