The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes  Blog Post

Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of making them. Some are skinny and tall, others flat and wide, and some come nestled together like Parker House rolls in cast-iron pans. Served with butter or jam, smothered with gravy or topped with ham and cheese or a piece of fried chicken, biscuits are as Southern as bourbon, collards and mac and cheese.

5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home Blog Post

Restaurants, particularly fast casual restaurant chains like Ruby Tuesday and On the Border, are not typically known for their healthy recipes. A single meal can easily bust your daily calorie allotment.

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Beyond the Beef Taco

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Beyond the Beef Taco Blog Post

Some people have pasta night every week, but the one thing you’re guaranteed to find on my weekly menu is “Taco Night.”

This is a throwback to childhood, as we had crunchy tacos—the kind that came in a box complete with the seasoning packet to doctor up ground beef, taco sauce and shells—almost every week. But now I don’t discriminate; I love them all: fish tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, vegetarian tacos, even easy egg tacos for breakfast!

Are you ready to shake up your taco-night routine? Give one of these healthy taco recipes a try.

Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake Blog Post

I’m usually not much of a dessert person. In fact, I prefer a cheese course after dinner when I eat out. But if I see a good apple dessert on the menu, I may reconsider that choice.

While I love apple cake and apple pie, my apple dessert of choice is Apple Bavarian Torte. My mom has been making this tasty creation for more than 40 years. Since I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan, she usually makes it for me on Thanksgiving.

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Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders Blog Post

I have a thing for chowder.

I am lucky that my mother-in-law lives year-round on Cape Cod: we visit there several times a year and I get to eat some of the best clam chowder—or as we say in some parts of New England, clam chowdah. (She’s in Massachusetts, after all.) In Maine, where I lived until recently, I consumed gallons of chowder in varying forms—clam chowder, corn chowder, seafood chowder, the list goes on.