Monthly Archive:: December 2011


Meringue Cookies or The Snowmen Debacle

The other day I got a great idea for a Christmas confection, sort of a cookie, but a light and guiltless one.  I thought it would be super fun to make meringue snowmen.  My hope was to have cute little snowmen with the same crisp and airy texture as the pre-made puffs I have


Pomegranates – Super Delicious Super Food

Maybe it is just me but, I find it hard to get excited about the fresh fruit that is available this time of year.  I feel limited to a rotation of cold storage apples, oranges, or bananas.  This is precisely why I was so motivated to pick and freeze fruit during the


Do It Yourself Thin Bread and Turkey Apple Cranberry Sandwich

When we started paying closer attention to how we “spent” our calories my husband and I found that we ate significantly less bread than we were used to.  In many cases I skipped bread because it would have used up all the food budget for my meal before I even put anything


The Advent Smile Project

During the dark winter months when we spend so much more time inside it can be easy to fall into a pattern of grumpiness.  Longer lines in stores, crowded parking lots, and heightened expectations can leave us irritated and exhausted.  Our to-do lists grow longer and our time gets taken up by many festive