Manly saw a lovely looking package of pork chops while he was at the grocery store and couldn't resist them. Pork chops are probably my least Continue
favorite part of the pig but I decided to make the best of it and made
them with this grilled pineapple salsa to counteract the boringness of
said pork chops. The salsa was phenomenal and really perked up this
dinner and gave me an excuse to make my…
Added by Danielle Pallaske on March 10, 2010 at 12:22pm —
Don't we all love recipes that are easy , but fun to make. This recipe from Sunset Magazine falls into that category.
Whole wheat bread is pressed into muffin tins, baked until toasty brown, and the filled with cream scrambled eggs.
This is a terrific recipe for breakfast, brunch or dinner!
1 kale leaf, chopped
2 tsp butter
1/4 cup onion, minced
2 large eggs
2 large egg… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on March 4, 2010 at 9:48pm —
We grill anytime of the year at our house. I love mixing up different combinations of burgers. Beef, chicken, seafood. You name it, we grill it.
I love this Mexican burger with the cumin and lime. Avocado on the top didn't hurt either.
If you are interested in a seafood burger, we loved this salmon burger
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 28, 2010 at 8:54am —
Don't you just love a really terrific appetizer? For many people, artichoke dip is tops on their list. Still, it's loaded with lots of fat and calories.
I took care of that by lightening up this recipe from AllRecipes.com
. Just a few simple changes, and I'm a happy camper.
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 27, 2010 at 8:25pm —
You can get your kids to eat their broccoli with this colorful and creamy broccoli salad.
I love broccoli salads because you can add almost anything to them. I used colorful peppers in this version, but often times I'll add dried cranberries, raisins and a variety of nuts to make a sweeter salad.
4 cups broccoli florets, rough chopped
1 large red bell (capsicum)… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 26, 2010 at 8:37am —
I love foods with big flavor. Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese on the side is a favorite. Too bad it's loaded with bad for you fat, and tons of calories.
I decided to lighten up one of my favorite bar foods, and put it in a healthy, colorful salad. Lean chicken breasts sliced and marinated in hot sauce, colorful bell peppers and leafy greans are topped with a light blue cheese or Ranch dressing.
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 25, 2010 at 8:47am —
What can you do with leftover steak? Make chili, of course!
I make chili out of almost anything that would go into the compost bin if it's not used up immediately. Vegetables, chicken, turkey, leftover beef. You name it, it can go in the slow cooker, and you have an easy meal at the end of the day. The added benefit is the house smells delicious when you walk in the door!
Recipe at… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 24, 2010 at 8:59am —
If you're a blogger and a foodie like me, it's likely you follow a lot of recipe blogs. That's how I found this recipe for Ro-Ri's Wonton Soup.
I couldn't resist the opportunity to make my own filled wontons, and I wasn't disappointed. This was really a lot of fun, and very easy to do.
Simple, light and delicious. Can't beat that!
Recipe Mother Rimmy's Cooking… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 23, 2010 at 9:17am —
If you are one of those folks that can't have dairy, you'll love these waffles from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
We made a few simple adjustments, swapping almond milk for the milk called for in the recipe, and the waffles came out tender and delicious.
Served with berries and syrup, this was the perfect Sunday breakfast.
The recipe can be found here at Mother… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 22, 2010 at 9:05am —
We are big fans of potatoes in our house. Baked, fried, or stuffed, I keep bags of red, gold and russet on hand just in case a potato craving attacks.
This recipe tops our favorite potato with tender broccoli and meaty mushrooms. Lighter in calories, you won't feel stuffed when your done. Ha!
4 large Yukon gold potatoes
2 cups broccoli florets, rough chopped
2 cups Crimini… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 20, 2010 at 10:08am —
If you have some asparagus in the frig, try roasting it with this sweet honey and garlic marinade. Even if you aren't a big fan of asparagus, you'll love this dish.
This same marinade would be terrific with broccoli and root vegetables too.Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 19, 2010 at 9:05am —
Tuna melts are usually laden with fat and calories thanks to the use of mayonnaise and butter.
My sandwich uses ingredients like onion, pickle, mustard, a really great muenster cheese, and some spicy arugula to boost flavor, without added fat and salt. Grilled, it comes out nice and crunchy on the outside, and cheesy, creamy on the inside.
Now I have a sandwich that weighs in at almost half the calories, fat and sodium. Not… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on February 18, 2010 at 8:58am —
I loved this recipe from Cooking LIght Magazine. It was given to me by my husband's coworker. The chicken is stuffed with creamy goat cheese and caramelized onions. Served with an easy pan sauce, it really was delicious, and well worth the effort to make.
Recipe at Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on January 29, 2010 at 8:36am —
There's nothing like having dinner at Mom's, is there? We were evicted from our house while our realtor held and open, so Mom was kind enough to take us in and even make us a delicious dinner.
She made this wonderful, crunchy salad to go with her ooey gooey spareribs. Yum!
Recipe at Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on January 28, 2010 at 8:48am —
I love quinoa. It's such a power house of nutrition. Quinoa is high in fiber and loaded with protein. Perfect if you're dieting, or trying to eat light and healthy.
This recipe came from Victoria Groce on about.com
, and made a perfect week day lunch.
2 c water or vegetable broth
1 c quinoa
1/2 cup onion, minced
2 small or 1 large cucumber
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 cup toasted… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on January 18, 2010 at 9:34am —
I know there are a lot of people out there that aren't big fans of brussels sprouts. I have to admit, they weren't on my menu until recently when I decided to expand my repertoire of veggie recipes. Now I love them.
If you haven't tried roasting your veggies, you really should. They come out sweet and nutty. Folks that don't like vegetables will eat them this way.
Recipe at… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on January 17, 2010 at 11:07am —
This recipe for Shepherd's Pie isn't your usual version of this traditional casserole.
Sweet potato and curry add a really great flavor to this dish from Good Housekeeping Magazine.
The recipe is made for a family and makes a ton, so if you're like me, an empty-nester, be sure to cut it in half!
Not Your Usual Shepherd's Pie, Curry?
Added by Kristi Rimkus on January 15, 2010 at 9:01am —
Since I'm going to school and working full time, my wonderful friend suggested we start making a week's worth of meals together. What a wonderful idea!
We started with this Creamy Cheezy Chicken and Broccoli casserole
. The use of lower fat soup and mayonnaise really took the calorie count down, but kept the casserole creamy and luscious!
Added by Kristi Rimkus on January 14, 2010 at 9:00am —
Last night I had a craving for beef, but since we're all trying to lose a few pounds after the holidays, a big, juicy steak with potatoes just couldn't be on the menu.
Still, I wanted my steak, so I decided to make steak sandwiches. I used Orowheat Sandwich Thins (terrific light whole wheat buns), and covered a few slices of steak with sweet caramelized peppers and onions.
This turned out to be a terrific meal, when I added a… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on January 13, 2010 at 8:30am —
You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again. Quinoa is tops on my list of grains. Except, it’s really not a grain according to the world’s healthiest foods . . .
“Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. It is a recently rediscovered ancient “grain” once considered “the gold of the Incas.”
Fitness Magazine used my favorite… Continue
Added by Kristi Rimkus on January 8, 2010 at 8:43am —