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Cilantro Lime Sorbet


This is the first summer in 6 years that my fiancé, Dan, has had air conditioning. I was lucky enough to have an air-conditioned apartment while I lived in Baltimore. Our first apartment in D.C. was not air-conditioned and we spent last summer sweltering in the muggy Washington heat. I’ll admit that, […]

Come On Over, Cupcake!


A few weeks ago, the local supermarket put boxes of Pillsbury cake mix on sale, enticing shoppers with a price so low that even I, a girl with an avowed distaste for cakes from a box, couldn’t resist. I snapped up three boxes.
Two disappointing cupcake recipes later, I was ready to go in an entirely […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Goat Cheese and Bread Crumbs


To be completely honest, I wanted to post this picture and just write two words: make this. Or maybe MAKE THIS. Because some recipes don’t need words. They just need a call to action.
But then I worried that perhaps that wouldn’t be enough to entice you to make this recipe. And I […]

Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic


Do you think a broccoli recipe can be considered OMG-worthy?  At first, I’d say no.  I mean, broccoli?  Really?  But after this recipe, I just may have to rethink that answer.  I love roasted broccoli.  I love broccoli cranberry salad.  I love broccoli with maple syrup.  But now I have a new way to love […]

Taco Salad: A Tortilla Lover’s Way to Move On


One of the hardest things about adjusting to my slowing metabolism and suburban lifestyle has been adapting our favorite recipes into healthier ones. This, unfortunately, has meant giving up a lot of our favorite foods- or at least dramatically reducing how often we eat them.
For instance, my favorite dinner is Taco Night. While […]

Losing Weight with Rocco DiSpirito


Having you noticed that celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, 42, looks a bit thinner these days?  A semi-regular fixture on both NBC’s Biggest Loser and Bravo’s Top Chef, he recently shed 25 pounds and is cooking much lighter and leaner these days.
On a recent (March 3rd) episode of Biggest Loser, he showed the contestants how to eat right, and […]

Katie Lee Joel’s Homemade Granola


When it comes to granola, even though it sounds good for you, beware.  Store bought granola can be fattening sometimes.  As with anything else, you need to read the label and know what you’re eating.  Someone who knows this all too well is Katie Lee Joel.  Although you may know her as pop singer Billy […]

Whole Grain Hummus Bread


I received a bread machine as a wedding gift, and it certainly hasn’t gathered dust since we returned from our year in Europe. While I mainly use it for mixing up rolls and pizza dough, I have tried my hand at a few bread recipes, in the quest for healthy, whole-grain loaves that don’t eat […]

Potato Soup for the Holidayed-Out Soul


I hope you had a wonderful holiday, full of family, friends, and fun. If it was also filled with food, and your belly is feeling the effects, why not try a light soup to cure what ails you?
Whether you feel sick for days after overindulging (like me, with my tender digestive system) or you’re fighting […]

Perfectly Poached Eggs to Combat Holiday Munchies


In the past, unless it was worked into a baked good, I avoided eggs like the plague. I despised their taste and texture … yet, in just the last few years, they have begun to grow on me a bit.  I still have my limitations.  In an omelet packed with veggies or poached is just about […]