Those that know me well know that I am pretty mindful of what and how much I eat. This isn’t a statement about strict clean eating, but rather an approach that was summed up beautifully by my oldest daughter’s kindergarten teacher when they were learning about healthy foods and “sometimes” foods. I love food, I always have; I also love that I weigh less now than I did in high school and that since graduating from high school my weight has fluctuated by less than 15 pounds. I attribute this phenomenon to eating healthfully, but not denying myself those “sometimes” foods sometimes. Unfortunately after an overindulgent spring followed by a vacationing summer, I’m finding myself at the high end of that 15 and I need to snap things back into control. Continue reading Cucumber & Sausage Stacks
Some of you may have noticed a bit of radio silence these last few weeks. I apologize for the break but my family and I were taking a much needed vacation. Now I am back, feeling recharged, and ready to cook.
Today, as I write, it’s my dad’s 65th birthday so naturally, he must have a cake; but what cake? This isn’t a question that has ever been asked because he’s had this same cake every year for the last 65: The Toasted Butter Pecan Cake. Continue reading Toasted Butter Pecan Cake