Too good to be Salad

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Okay, who doesn’t roll their eyes at the thought of a congealed salad, be honest. Visions of green Jello mold on a plate wiggling are the basis for many comics’ jokes.  But when does congealed salad become yummy, right now! The first time I had this recipe I was surprised how delightful it tasted. Light refreshing, sweet and fruity, perfect harmony for my taste buds. I have made this recipe with sugar free gelatin and low fat cream cheese and sour cream, you really can’t tell a difference and this has become a favorite with wrestlers “cutting” weight in our …

Sweet Potato Chips

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Do you ever have those moments where just want something salty, but semi-healthy too? Well Sweet Potato Chips fit the bill for me. I am not saying anyone is losing weight eating these, but I do enjoy the “small” victory of not eating the whole bag of chips ! Cold, snowy days bring out the need for comfort food and baked goods for me. Shoveling the driveway was not my definition of comforting. The oven was calling my name, bake cookies, cake, or try something new. Well, I had a couple of sweet potatoes that needed to be used and …

Snickerdoodles

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Snickerdoodles:  what a funny name for a delicious, easy cookie. I was an adult before I ever ate one of these treats, not sure how that happened, but I am hooked now. When my son brings friends home from college these disappear fast and because they are so easy, making more is a snap, but in truth “more is never enough!”  I love these warm out of the oven while they are soft. Some folks prefer a crisper cookie so bake them according to your preference. This is an easy recipe and I usually have all the ingredients for those …