Celebrating Blueberry Season with Chocolate

I love fruit ending in “erries”; blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. What better way to celebrate blueberry picking season than with the other super food—chocolate. Here’s a recipe for a decadently delicious, brownie-like-chocolate-pie, with a few different suggestions on serving it (my favorite way to eat it, is topped with any berry in season). This recipe is quick and easy, and you probably have all … Continue reading Celebrating Blueberry Season with Chocolate

Vegetable-atarian Burgers Even Carnivores will Love

The Vitameatavegamin I Love Lucy episode and the Grape Stomping episode are my favorites. However, I’d rather have a burger than have to resort to spooning my way to health with unappetizing concoctions like Vitameatavegamin. We strive to have at least three vegetarian meals per week, so I’m having fun coming up with creative ways to cook protein so that the carnivores in the family will feel … Continue reading Vegetable-atarian Burgers Even Carnivores will Love

Always save room for dessert.

    Remember the Friends episode when Jennifer Aniston’s character (Rachael) volunteered to make trifle? But she created a combo of shepherd’s pie with trifle. Trifle is a light, delicious dessert, easy to make and you can tinker with the recipe and add your own touches….except do not add beef and vegetables….no bueno.   Here is a trifle recipe I converted and made it into a parfait.  … Continue reading Always save room for dessert.

Tasty Tuesday. “Yes, soup for you!”

Social media has been all a twitter and buzz about the cold temperatures we’ve all been experiencing this winter. Besides a good comedy movie, book, dancing music, and interaction with family and friends, hot soup on a cold day brings a ton of happiness and gets your glow on.     Swiss Chard, Potato & Bean Soup One of my favorite vegetables is Swiss chard. … Continue reading Tasty Tuesday. “Yes, soup for you!”

Chocolate Bread

Chocolate Bread Slice and serve with strawberry jam or whipped cinnamon butter. Makes 6 Breads Ingredients: 1 package Rapid Rise (instant) yeast 1 1/4  milk 1 stick unsalted butter (softened, but not melted) 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 TBSP honey 4 cups flour (you may need a little more) 1 egg was (I beaten egg with 1 tsp. water) 1 … Continue reading Chocolate Bread

“There are three good reasons to be a teacher – June, July, and August.”

Please join me in welcoming back, LadyBug, our resident color expert, southern corn bread connoisseur (we still haven’t figured out who actually won the Selena vs LadyBug corn bread throwdown) and author of “Karma Sutra for your mother” article. Today, Ladybug is sharing her family’s transition from those lazy hazy days of summer—-also known as a teacher’s mental respite—-to getting her children off to school—also known as … Continue reading “There are three good reasons to be a teacher – June, July, and August.”