FRUIT CLOUDS

“A party without cake is just a meeting.”  Julia Child Every now and then I want something sweet.  Before that I wanted to be a great writer.  Thus, my Creative Writing Degree. I wanted to be able to write something moving and memorable like “Hippo Birdie Two Ewe”.  Or I wanted to write a great…

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ASPARAGUS HAM SOUP

“Is the chemical aftertaste the reason that people eat hot dogs, or is that some kind of bonus?”   Neil Gaiman Neil, obviously, has some food attitudes.  Which are neither good nor bad.  And this leads me right into this soup recipe and the attitude that some people have about asparagus.  I hope I’ve helped overcome some…

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SOPHIA LOREN’S DIET

“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” Many years ago, when I still believed that I had a chance to have hair like Farrah Fawcett and a face like Elizabeth Taylor, I read an article about Sophia Loren, another ravishing beauty.  Sophia was quoted as saying that her favorite meal…

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MEAT AND SPINACH CAKES

“I thought about losing weight once, but I don’t like losing.” Now that my hubby and I are eating lo-carb, the biggest challenge is his lunch.  He likes to eat while on the go.  That means his favorite foods are finger foods, like sandwiches, which he no longer takes in his lunch. Wanting to provide…

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CHEESE & BACON ROLLUP RE-DO

“Rice is great, if you’re hungry and want 2000 of something.” As promised, I’ve been working on a way to create a successful bacon and cheese rollup for an appetizer.  Is it because I’m a woman of my word?  Or is it because I’m always looking for ways to eat bacon and cheese?  People who…

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CHILI DEBATE

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”  Lucille Ball It’s wonderful when a cooking secret about the perfect …  comes your way.  Fill in the blank.  You’ve had people share secrets about their cooking, haven’t you? The other day at our ladies luncheon, (polite term for…

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SKILLET CHOCOLATE TREAT

“Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions.  Chocolate understands.” Yesterday’s quote talked about fun sized candy bars which brought on thoughts of treats which brought on reasons why I’m carrying a little extra weight which brought on guilt for not providing a few “good” desserts.  So here’s a dessert that has all the goodness of a real…

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ASPARAGUS AND DRIED ONIONS

“Whoever thought a tiny candy bar should be called fun size is a moron.”  Glenn Beck No, this post isn’t about candy.  I only eat candy in private in order to maintain the illusion that I always eat healthy.  This post is about two different small things which, by themselves, wouldn’t make a complete entry…

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PIZZA VEGGIES

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”  Winston Churchill The other day as I was visiting with some friends, the talk turned to diet.  We had already whipped through politics, sex, and religion, so were now onto the really controversial topic.  Two of the women in the group…

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CHOPPED SALADS

“Whoever snuck the s in ‘fast food’ was a clever little bastard.” OK.  We all know we’re supposed to eat our veggies, especially those that grow above ground.  I read that somewhere on the Internet so it must be true. Personally, I simply feel better when my eating includes a good portion of veggies.  Of…

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