New Year’s Day is typically considered a day in which we focus on the positive changes we want to make for the new year. This seems especially true when we embark on a new decade that offers so many possibilities. At 53 years old, I realize more and more the value of how food impacts …

Maybe it’s a girl thing but whenever I am out with friends for lunch and there is a roasted or grilled vegetable sandwich on the menu, I’m in!  Unfortunately, the man of the house has to have meat with his meals so usually this is something I just get to enjoy in restaurants.  That is …

Yesterday morning, in anticipation of a busy day, I was trying to figure out what to have for dinner.  I needed something quick and easy because I was going to be out and about until later in the day but I didn’t want to just order a pizza or do take out.  I had almost …

It is that time of the summer harvest season when the tomatoes are causing their vines to droop, heavy with the green and red fruit.  Sometimes it’s hard to find new ways to use these delicious, juicy delights but why not use them in a way that you can enjoy them when fresh tomatoes aren’t …

“Tomato Pie??!!??”  That is the response I got from the  grocery clerk when I answered his question about what kind of pie I was making as he was ringing up my frozen pie crusts.  He had never heard of it before and honestly, other than seeing a recipe or two in magazines over the years, …

Cooking is much like art.  The plate is your canvas, the food ingredients are your colors, and your herbs, spices, and other types of flavors are your tools.  Creating a new recipe can be lots of work or it can be easy as the one I am sharing with you today…My “Tipsy” Pasta! “Tipsy” Pasta …

Summertime brings all kinds of new opportunities for cooking…All the fresh vegetables and herbs with their bright colors creating such savory flavors!  It truly is my favorite time of the year to be a personal chef and I couldn’t wait to have my first taste of one of my favorite seasonal vegetables..Eggplant!  On a recent …

6 cups baby spinach, loosely packed 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice or Mexican Rice, (recipe for Mexican Rice recipe) 1/2 cups chopped romaine heart lettuce 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat 1/2 cup salsa (recipe), optional Pico de Gallo 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt, fat-free Kosher or …