Recipes

Easy Microwave Popcorn

Thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web, my family and I have found an easy way to make great-tasting, inexpensive, low-calorie popcorn. I just wish we’d discovered it before we bought our air popper. I’ve seen this idea on several blogs, so I’m not going to try to link to where I saw…

Recipes: Berry Trifle

Is it just me or, when summer time starts creeping in, do you start craving light, yummy, somewhat-good-for-you desserts? Tell me you do, too. One of my favorites is a berry trifle. It’s easy, summery, and not too bad on fat or calories. I start by baking my own angel food cake. The recipe is…

Something New: Quinoa

When I first began my weight-loss journey, I had this bright idea that I’d share with you the new foods I tried.  Um, yeah, I’ve done it once when I posted about spaghetti squash.  I really did do think it’s a good idea, it’s just that I’m forgetful.  And sometimes not quite so adventurous on…

Christmas Baking

As Christmas nears, my mind turns to thoughts of…well, Christmas baking, among other things.  I’m not sure how much baking I’ll be doing this year, what with the whole “trying to get rid of that last 30 pounds” thing, but I can still daydream. And I may still have to make a few things.  The…

10 Homeschool Lunch Ideas

If you’re anything like me, it’s about this point in the homeschool year — if not sooner — that you find yourself in a lunchtime rut, unable to come up with any new, tasty ideas. photo credit Another problem I’ve had lately is my kids’ changing tastes — things that used to be favorite are…