Month: June 2010

“Diet” is a four letter word

photo courtesy of Weight Watchers Over the last few months I have been making “healthy choices” choosing to eat just about everything but in moderation. Obviously not chowing down on chips and cookies but rather eating those things that we ate at the beginning of time to “sustain life.” You know fruits, veggies, and grains, […]


Dove, Real Women Real Beauty

photo credit: Dove Most of my readers know I’m not a big PR blogger, I don’t have anything against it, and as a matter of fact I enjoy reading other people’s reviews and take part in a giveaway from time to time. But my site is about my journey as a special needs mom on […]


Southern barbecue for a Northern gal

shelley and the food

  Sarah thought it be fitting to have a “southern style” barbecue for her graduation party since she graduated from the University of Alabama (roll tide!). She specifically said “mom, no healthy food here!” Ha, what do you mean, you’d think I was killing my family with my “wellness makeover” and having them eat fruits […]


A Sardine I am not!

Eww Eww Eww, what an awful morning I had on my Metro ride into DC today! I was so pleased with myself that I got out of the house by 7:45am and off to the Metro, dancing in my car to my morning tunes, got a great parking spot, put in my Metro ticket and […]


Baked Penne with four cheeses

4 cheese pasta

  Who doesn’t love comfort food sometimes? I have yearned and missed homemade macaroni and cheese, which I will attempt to “lighten” up soon but in the mean time we loved Ellie’s four-cheese baked penne. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup small curd low-fat cottage cheese 1 cup spark-skim ricotta cheese 1 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella […]


Blueberry Brunch

blueberry almond bread pudding

  Our Anniversary was this past week and I though I would make a little something special for breakfast this weekend so I gathered up an idea from my friend Ellie and made a blueberry-almond french toast bread pudding. OK, so maybe it isn’t quite as decadent as other bread pudding I have made in […]