Shrimp Boil

This a quick, easy, and fun dinner. Low in points and but big on flavor. One of our little Miss J loves. So do we. I don’t count the beer when calculating the points because all but a quarter cup of the liquid is drained away. Shrimp Boil Four servings Ingredients Instructions You don’t have…

Pizza Dough

Some deliciousness is happening at our house. Jayme is all about pizza these days, and I don’t mind at all. I love it too. I use the bread machine to do the work of kneading and proofing. My part: Roll, prebake for a few minutes, add toppings, and finish a few more minutes in the…

Granola

My husband’s go-to breakfast is yogurt and granola. I like granola with a bit of milk for a snack, dessert, or used as crunchy. It’s one of the easiest things to make and allows me to change it up according to what is in the pantry. It’s a healthy sweet treat but watch your portions…

Smoky Black Bean Soup

This is a super quick and easy recipe that is great whenever you don’t have a lot of time. For those of you on WW this can be zero points if beans are part of your zero points foods. Feeds four to six hungry people Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1…

Where Is That Wagon?

Falling off the wagon hurts. I know this from experience. I was sharing with one of my daughters that I not only fell off the wagon but also rolled down the hill, knocking the air out of me. In hindsight, it wasn’t quite that bad. I just spent the summer maintaining my weight. I didn’t…

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Enchiladas

I have been trying to edge our way towards a bit more plant-based eating a few days a week. (Yes, another new habit.) We do not really desire to be fully vegan or even vegetarian. We are equal opportunity eaters. Lol! We love to eat foods of all types. We especially love when we are…

Hawaiian Pasta Salad

Before I give you the recipe, I must give you a disclaimer. I have never been to Hawaii. Nope. Not even once. But I have eaten at a few Hawaiian BBQ places here in California. Most serve a scoop of steamed white rice and a scoop of macaroni salad. I have made up my own…

Slipping into Summer

Now that summer is upon us, we have the opportunity to enjoy picnics, BBQs, and al fresco dinners.  These days it can be as simple or as fancy as you like, but the real focus of any event are the people we will share with. For that reason, ease is important to me. Less time…

Our Family’s Rice-a-Roni

Does your family have any recipes you are pretty sure never show up in anyone else’s house? Growing up, we had a hamburger rice dish we referred to as Rice-a-Roni, only ours never had the ‘a-Roni’ part. My mom replaced the pasta with red kidney beans, and it was always served with copious amounts of…

 Cheeseburger Bowls with Fry Sauce

  Oh, boy. Last week flew by with all the goodness a week could have. We had a snow day with snow play. We baked bread and other good eats. We visited with friends and family, took a bike ride, went to swimming lessons, and flew through the air on our swing. We planted our…