Valentine Mosaic Jello

This time of year love is in the air and on your dinner plates 🙂  This week we will share foods that offer amorous aphrodisiac qualities, quotes from romantic greats to provide sweet nothings and lovely ideas to surround your loves with love. Here’s a sweet, Valentine colored and aesthetically pleasing addition. Ingredients: 1 – 6 oz (big box) of Cherry…

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Guest Chef Gina’s Brilliant Boneless Buffalo Bites (& a little history): Fabulous & Under 400 Calories & Gluten Free!

If I remember correctly, Buffaloes don’t have wings, right? However, what’s the scoop on these spicy, delectable bite’s origin? There is some dispute about who came up with the original hot wing appetizer, but most credit the Anchor Bar in where else but Buffalo, New York. The historic creation date for Buffalo Wings was October…

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Firehouse Ranch Cheddar Parmesan Cheese Crackers

Cheesy, peppery and slightly salty. These little poppers are a scrumptious snack addition to any gathering or get together. WARNING! Highly Addictive!! AND you’ll be asked to make them again and again and again! SUPER EASY! Ingredients: 1 large box of bite sized cheese crackers 1 stick butter, melted 1 package Ranch dressing, dry 1/4…

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Pringles; A Bona Fide Chip? And Chocolate Covered Pringles

photo source: buzz Did you know that Pringles once had a lawsuit trying to prove that they weren’t really potato chips?  In 2009 Britain’s Supreme Court of Judicature answered a question that had long puzzled late-night dorm-room snackers: What, exactly, is a Pringle? With citations ranging from Baroness Hale of Richmond to Oliver Wendell Holmes,…

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Should Toucan Sam Follow His Nose? Froot Loops; The Scoop, Cereal & Krispy Treats

“Follow your nose. It always knows. The flavor of fruit! Wherever it grows!” In truth the scrumptious, psychedelic colored O’s that make up Froot Loops don’t actually coincide with the jingle fruits “orange, lemon and cherry.” Sorry to burst your breakfast bubble, but according to Kellogg’s, all of those lip smacking loops are the same…

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No Bake Chunky Oatmeal Coconut Nut Butter Nuggets 75 Calories of Pure Gold! Guest Chef Wednesdays Healthy, FABULOUS & UNDER 400 Calories

Healthy, Creamy & Delicious No Bake Chunky Oatmeal Coconut Nut Butter Nuggets weigh in at only 75 Calories and pack a flavor punch! I’ve found these golden little gems to be extremely scrumptious, satisfying and filling—2 or 3 with a cuppa and you’re ready to begin or end your day or complete activities somewhere in…

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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Glazed Spiced Raisin Apple Squares

I found this recipe in my mother’s old recipe box and revised it slightly, mostly so it could be understood. My mother came to the US, from northern Italy, in her late teens. While she was fluent in both languages, her American writing and spelling was a little lacking. Yet, her intermingled English and Italian…

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#6 of 2014’s Top 10 Food Hacks “The Cheese Roll-Up”

  Done properly (and this ain’t rocket science) these cheesy little roll-ups can save you in a pinch at an impromptu dinner party or when you’re simply looking to satisfy a late-night hunger attack. Inexpensive white bread is actually preferred for these saucy little cylinders. However, don’t skimp on the cheese–leave the inedible plastic-wrapped plastic cheese…

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Amish Apple Cinnamon Teacake

This is the next best thing to coffee cake that I have ever found. You’ll use 2 bowls, 1 medium, one small, a baking pan and a knife to swirl in the cinnamony goodness. I added my own personal twists to the original Amish recipe that I found years ago in Ohio’s Amish country, but…

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