12 Easy Last Minute Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the December holidays are not far behind, so I decided to compile a list of some quick and easy side dishes that you can make at the last-minute and still impress your mother-in-law. 1.¬†Buttery, Warm Southern Cornbread Just sweet enough to make everyone happy. Just make sure you…

Celery, Carrot and Fennel Bean Stew

Finally, a recipe from Italy! Going to Italy is confirmation of my love for food. Italy equals good food. There just is no other way to say it. Of course, you can find crappy food there, but it is rare and most often because you did not avoid the tourist areas and the chain restaurants….

Reduced Fat Caesar Dressing

I have gained a few pounds over the winter. I could just blame it on the winter gain but most of it has been from not feeling well due to secondhand smoke from my neighbor’s place. It really is amazing how smoking kills the respiratory system of everyone around, including those who do not smoke….

Slow Cooker Cooking: Chicken Tortilla Soup

We are finally home! I have to admit to being so sick of hotel rooms and am so happy to be home. Hubby is a little wary because he is afraid they will send him back out there. I am lucky to be able to go with him, otherwise it would have been an even…

Slow Cooker Cooking: Sausage and Fennel Cassoulet

Staying inspired for cooking from the hotel room, is a bit challenging because of the limits of not having my arsenal of spices, knives, pots, pans and of course a full-size fridge. It is a challenge I have enjoyed since it forces me to use my crock pot more. I love the taste tests at…