Healthy Snacks (Part 3 of 3)

SIMPLY … MIX AND MATCH!  Nuts and dried fruits. Low fat yogurt topped with granola, nuts and raisins. Low fat yogurt topped with granola, nuts, raisins and fresh kiwi. Celery with peanut butter. Combine nuts, dried fruits, veggies, [low-fat] dairy several ways. Indeed, a clean, easy, low-cost way to go when it comes to healthy snacks….

Easy Step by Step Skillet Lasagna

      This Easy Skillet Lasagna is another perfect comfort food after long work/school days, at least in my family. It’s very easy and it’s best with fresh mozzarella, home-made marinara sauce and home-made bechamel sauce. Here are the steps. 1. Start with a base or roux (butter, flour, salt and pepper) at medium low…

Intimidated by the Thanksgiving Turkey?

Cartoon by Juan A. Horrillo Do you feel intimidated by the thought of cooking Thanksgiving dinner? You are not alone. For many years, cooking was very far from my mind and baking a turkey was the farthest! Cooking techniques and ingredients were foreign concepts. Growing up there was always someone else thinking about cooking. Years went…

Spooky Apples!

  Thanks to my kids, we spent last Saturday with some Spooky Apples! 🙂 This week many K-8 schools are all about “Fall Parties”, “Trick or Treat Day” and “Costume Parades.” Kids will be wearing their costumes and will enjoy fun crafts and activities. In anticipation of all the excitement, my kids organized an “Apples Costume…

Take me home, fall flavors, take me home..

Pumpkin spice drinks, warm -out of the oven- home-made bread, comfort foods all over again. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, everything says harvest. After over a decade in Colorado, this October was our first time at the Botanic Garden Chatfield Fall Festival. Rows of distant fall color changing trees stood around us in the open field….