February is filled with dip, snack, and dessert recipes galore for Super Bowl get-togethers and Valentine’s Day. But what about after those two most popular occasions? After all those snacks and sweets, veggies sound very appetizing. Too many snacks and desserts can pack on the pounds quickly. I’ve been choosing more protein meals, cutting back on meat (although I love it), and increasing vegetable and fruit intake. Veggies for Breakfast This morning I started off with a veggie-packed three-egg omelet. Too many eggs? Perhaps not. My husband met a professional truck driver who feeds his pet macaw a four-egg omelet for breakfast. I had theRead More →

Mother’s Day makes me think of memories of my mother baking in her kitchen. She would either be baking a cake (our favorites were German Chocolate and Pineapple Upside Down Cake), her specialty teacakes, cornbread or dinner rolls. Dinner rolls that divided in the middle or the ones that had three sections were my favorite kinds. Bread was my weakness, especially bread with butter. Butter melted in a hot roll was as good as dessert – almost. I think my parents must have liked the cornbread the best, though. We had cornbread in chicken and dressing, casseroles, baked in iron skillets, crumbled up in milkRead More →