Archive for December, 2011

Dec 31 2011

Happy New Year – Hoppin’ John Recipe

Have a safe and healthy holiday! Hoppin’ John Black-Eyed Peas My mother served black-eyed peas  on New Year’s Day  she said it would bring good luck for the whole year. Here is her recipe from her recipe notebook. One pound dried black-eyed peas Two tablespoons oil One half-pound salt pork, diced One cup thinly sliced [...]

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Dec 18 2011

Eight Gifts for Young Cooks

It takes time to teach safe and proper cooking, but if your child is interested and enjoys the process you are spending true “quality time” together and participating in a parent -child tradition that once made children feel “important” in the family. Here are some of the items that make good gifts for any new [...]

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Dec 12 2011

Three Fast and Fabulous Appetizers

We love the idea of holiday parties, but chose the foods you serve wisely. No one wants you to be stressed out. Here are three appetizers that can be made mostly ahead of time, they are delicious and for an extra bonus they carry less than 30 calories per serving. But, don’t mention the part [...]

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Dec 05 2011

Menu of the Month- Lemon Chicken

  Menu of the Month Lemon Chicken with Quick Potatoes , Green Beans with Tomatoes, Braised Carrots with Scallions. The entire menu has  about 415 calories and  the right balance of vegetables to protein and starch. The Carrots are simmered in broth and topped with scallions for a little crunch              [...]

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