On cooking when you’re pressed for time

Folks, I hate to tell you this, but Abigail’s asking the wrong question. Her new book is titled “Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy?” when a much better question is “Who Wants to Marry a Chef?”

I know the answer to answer that one: Me, me! I’d love to have someone cook for me. All. The. Time. And if he looks like John Stamos (or Gerard Butler or Channing Tatum), all the better.

Sadly, that’s not possible. The Boyfriend — who is NOT a dead ringer for a hot movie star — cooks even less often than I do. In fact, he expects me to do the cooking for him. Say what? Hasn’t he heard of Women’s Lib? 😉

But — for this week only — I have something almost as good as a live-in chef. I have Diet-to-Go. Continue reading



Don’tcha just love when your kids ask for a treat they think is yummy and it’s secretly good for them?

Enter the smoothie!!!

Now, I haven’t yet ventured into the world of wheat germ or other secret healthy ingredients.  But even so, how much better can a smoothie be?  Milk!  Calcium!  Protein!  Fruits!  Vitamins!  Load it up!

I’ve found my smoothies work best with a 1:1 milk to vanilla yogurt (not frozen) ratio, and then fruit added to taste.  Depending on the amount of fruit, you might need to up the yogurt.  Right now the kids are all about strawberry smoothies, but for a while we were peanut butter and banana fans.  Throw everything in a blender and off you go.

I mean, seriously!  Three or four ingredients in a snack that are good for them???  What’s not to love?  Not to mention it’s almost time for strawberry AND blueberry picking again.

Do you smoothie?  What’s your favorite recipe?