Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Red Grapes......

I've gotten very serious about trying to eat healthier. So I got some red grapes, red grapefruit and some melon at the store today. Figured if I was going to have dessert or a snack, it would be healthy.
Why is it we have to feel so guilty when we indulge in all those goodies during the holidays. It's funny though, I didn't feel at all guilty; till I got on the scale a few days ago. That was a real shocker!! Well, it wasn't quite that bad,.....but I do want to lose the few lbs I gained over the holidays. If you are in the same boat with me....I wish you the very best of luck; trying to lose the weight.
Till next time........

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Food Blues......

 Do you have the after Christmas blues and feel guilty about all that Thanksgiving sausage stuffing and those yummy Christmas cookies? Well, I know just how you feel. So after the first of the year, I am thinking Progresso soups are in my future for at least a little while.
But when you look at this Tomato with Basil soup, I don't think it will be a struggle. It really looks good! I'd like to drop about 10 lbs, but I won't diet! I just want to eat a little healthier and watch my portion size. Somehow the word diet defeats you before you even start. I really hate that word.
Till next time......

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Word for 2014......

I have never been very good at keeping a New Year's Resolution. So several years ago, I started picking a word to concentrate on. It works out much better for me and I tend to keep it in focus throughout the year. This year, I found the perfect word for me. On January 1st, I will tell you what it is. Put on your thinking caps and let me know what you think the word might be. 
Till next time.....

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ending 2013.......

Are you ready to end this year? Have you done all you could? Well, Father Time is slowly inching away and Baby 2014 is creeping  close behind him. Have you taken care of all the business of 2013 yet? If not, you better hurry time is slowly slipping away for this year. Baby 2014 looks pretty happy about to start a new year. What do you think?
Till next time......

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pizzelles.........

It would not be Christmas without pizzelles.  Years ago, I used to go to the local Christmas mart and buy all the pizzelles I could find, anise, chocolate or vanilla. Well, after a while, I figured I could have paid for a pizzelle Iron several times over. So that's when I decided to buy one. Today, I made the pizzelles for Christmas. They are anise flavored and are my favorite Christmas cookie. I made 6 dozen and when you can only bake 2 at a time, it takes a while. But  they are so worth it. Till next time.......

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Are You Ready For Christmas?.......

Are you ready for Christmas? Only 9 more shopping days left. Oh.......you are ready! Super, now you can sit back and enjoy the season, bake some cookies and listen to the Christmas carols. I have everything wrapped and ready, cards have been sent out and I am trying to decide what cookies to make and if I really want to bake any. I love the frosted cut-out cookies, gingersnaps and the melt in your mouth, Mexican Wedding Cookies. Don't you just love them. That buttery nut flavor just dissolves into goodness. Now that I have gained 10lbs just thinking about those cookies, I'll say goodbye for now.
Till next time......

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce.......

The Christmas parties have started and will be going on till after the first of the new year. This shrimp sauce is a bit above the ketchup and horseradish sauce most people use. This is a little spicier and so good. I like to use Heinz Chili Sauce instead of the ketchup and omit the cayenne Pepper. But it is all up to you what you use.


Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Optional:1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix it all together and let it sit for an hour or so to let all the flavor blend together.
Till next time......