Browsing All posts tagged under »homemade«

Poppy-seed Chicken Casserole

March 21, 2012


Check out the new blog here  Did you know that Monday was National Poultry Day? Well, it was, and even though it’s Wednesday I thought I’d give you another delicious chicken recipe – Poppy seed Chicken! Oh how I love me some Poppy-seed Chicken Casserole. In college, it was always a treat when we had […]

Gluten-Free, Egg-Free Chicken Fingers

March 8, 2012


Chicken fingers are probably one of the most standard items on any menu. Everyone loves chicken fingers. You’re crazy not to love ’em; they’re delicious! Unfortunately, they aren’t the healthiest item on the menu or even close to healthy. Most 3-5 piece chicken fingers have 400-600 calories and over 30g fat! And that’s without the […]

Homemade BBQ Sauce

February 29, 2012


The other day I posted a recipe for Crock-Pot Pulled Pork. One of the main ingredients is BBQ sauce, but I don’t recommend using commercially produced bottled BBQ sauce. It’s usually filled with sugar, artificial colors & flavors, and sodium – ugh! Take a look at the ingredients in some BBQ sauces next time you’re […]

quick and easy icing

February 22, 2012


I cringe whenever I see the icing you can buy in the baking aisle. Only 2 tablespoons has almost 2g trans fat– ridiculous!! That’s insane, especially since it is so easy to make your own. I promise. It takes less than 10 minutes to make as much or as little icing as you need {or […]

salsa that makes everything taste tropical

February 18, 2012


Mangoes remind me of tropical scenes, and it’s February – the exact opposite of tropical in my opinion. But for some reason, mangoes were on sale the other day. I am a sucker for fruits and vegetables on sale, so of course I bought 3. One can only eat so much mango, so I decided […]

“homemade” yogurt

January 25, 2012


So I think yogurt is a really good thing for people to eat for so many reasons: It’s a great snack It contains both lean protein and healthy carbohydrates It tastes delicious It can be added to recipes to replace high fat ingredients like sour cream, mayo, and in some cases, butter It’s easy to […]

celebrate Popcorn Day

January 19, 2012


In celebration of Popcorn Day, I made popcorn {obviously}.  If you make it yourself, it literally costs 10¢… 10¢!! And that’s for almost 5 cups of popcorn! Here is the breakdown of cost: 1 tsp canola oil: 1¢ 3 tbsp un-popped popcorn: 6¢ 1 tsp heart healthy butter spread: 3¢ Total: 10¢ I can’t believe […]

breakfast sausage

December 27, 2011


Every morning I eat peanut butter, toast or oatmeal, and eggs. I love eggs, any version, for breakfast. They keep you full and are inexpensive. They’re also very versatile and tasty! However, when I’m visiting my family, I can’t have my typical breakfast. My niece is allergic to eggs and peanuts (among other foods). All […]

delicious spiced walnuts

December 22, 2011


Are you looking for a last minute gift or a great appetizer to bring to a holiday party or even a stocking stuffer? Well, these spiced nuts are perfect for any of those! They are delicious and easy to make.  Also, walnuts provide heart-healthy fats.  Just remember to stick to a small portion, so you […]

national sandwich day

November 3, 2011


Happy National Sandwich Day!! Let’s make Philly Cheese Steaks & make them vegetarian. We’ll make our own rolls, too! This is another recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Peas and Thank You. There are so many delicious recipes on there, even if you don’t want to eat vegetarian or vegan! This recipe is vegetarian, […]