Monthly Archive:: February 2012


I’m in the mood for something…Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Call me crazy but I enjoy cravings.  Not the sudden got-to-have-it-now feelings that happen from time to time.  I like the quiet rolling around in the back of my mind sort of cravings.  These are the little seeds getting ready to sprout an idea for a recipe or an excuse to try


Yesterday the Sun Came Out

I really thought that I was going to make it through this winter one step ahead of a full blown SADD attack. Things had been going well and there were enough breaks in the gloomy weather to keep the blues at an arms length. Unfortunately I was ill prepared for the mid-February


The Boring-Lunch Cure

Typical diet food has a reputation for looking boring.  Personally, I prefer to avoid food that either looks or tastes boring.  The adage that we first eat with our eyes influences my approach to all meals and snacks.  If my lunch is a Lean Cuisine I almost always transfer it to a


Lazy Baker Pancake Muffins

For the past few weeks I have been dragging my butt around. I keep pushing through all of the things on my to-do list trying to convince myself that I am not as tired as I feel. The truth is I am just plain exhausted. I don’t know if I am fighting


Pam, My Motivational Speaker

In previous posts I have mentioned our Weight Watchers leader, Pam.  She has played a tremendous role in all the changes that both myself and Mr. Second Helpings have made over the past 3 ½ years.  I feel extremely blessed to be able to hear her straight-forward words of wisdom every Monday


Have a Heavenly Valentines Day! – Angel Food Cake

There is no denying that there are some ingredients that just work well in light cooking.  Egg whites may be one of the most versatile.  Over the course of the past few weeks I have separated many many eggs for baking projects.  Angel Food Cake is another recipe that requires egg whites.  I read recipes


Sinless Dark Chocolate Flourless Cake – For a Great Cause!

Last week I posted a couple of teases on the Our Lady of Second Helpings Facebook page.  Now without further torture, here is the full chocolate-filled story… About a week and a half ago, all the bloggers who participated in the Will Bake For Food event last November received an email.  We


Fast Food: Diet Disaster or Healthy Option?

This is probably no surprise to regular Our Lady readers but the phrase, “let’s just hit the drive thru,” is rarely uttered in our family.  However it may surprise you to hear that we grab some version of fast or convenience food at least once a week.  Yep, it’s true. I am sorry it


Rustic Eggplant Lasagna

A few weeks ago, I started to think about making something using eggplant.  I have been having fun trying new foods lately. Eggplant is something I like to eat but haven’t had good results preparing myself.  My wheels really got turning after reading a Facebook post by my friend and Our Lady


‘Loving’ With Food

In previous posts I have brought up the subject of emotional eating.  It is a subject most people with food issues have to deal with in some form or another when attempting to get their health on track.  Now I would like to bring up emotional feeding or ‘loving’ people with food.


Exchange “Have To” with “Get To”

Last Monday Pam, our Weight Watchers Leader, spoke about identifying “have to’s” and the “get to’s.” It is part of a reframing exercise and I really like it.  See when you strip life down to the really brass tacks there are very few “have to’s.” Basically, in order to exist we “have to”


Game Day – Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip

We are heading to a Super Bowl party this afternoon so I thought it would be fun to share what I am bringing.  Another little peak into my world, sort of like reality t.v. only more real. The hostess asked us to do a veggie tray.  I grabbed a few of my

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