Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts Party Mix

Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 154) I brought these slow cooker spiced nuts to a little Oscar Party gathering at Peter’s house Sunday night. They were a hit. Everyone gave them a thumb’s up, which was nice. (I’m always a little nervous when making new recipes to share with friends and family and […]

Easy Cranberry Nut Bread in the Slow Cooker

Easy Cranberry Nut Bread

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 69) I made this easy Cranberry Nut Bread in the Slow Cooker to use up what remained of the slow cooker raspberry apple cranberry sauce I made for Thanksgiving (but haven’t yet posted). Different from your typical cranberry nut bread made with fresh cranberries, but just as delicious, […]

Healthy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

Healthy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 47) This healthy slow cooker pumpkin bread is a winner in my book. Made with whole wheat flour, it baked up moist, sweet and delicious. I adapted it from what is quickly becoming my most used Slow Cooker Cookbook of the moment: Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New […]

Crock Pot Apple Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking, Day 9) I was surprised by how much I liked this crock pot apple oatmeal. Most slow cooker oatmeal recipes call for steel cut oats, but this one specified rolled oats. I wasn’t sure how the rolled oats would hold up in the crockpot for so many hours. So […]

Slow Cooker Apple Cake

Slow Cooker Apple Cake

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking, Day #6) Check out this slow cooker apple cake! It’s my first attempt at baking in the slow cooker. I’m really impressed with the results. This slow cooker apple cake baked up moist, dense and delicious. Chock full of chunks of apples, it’s a perfect dessert for fall. Every […]

Ina’s Chunky Banana Bran Muffins (Small Batch)

Ina's Chunky Banana Bran Muffin

Can you believe it’s the first Friday of July already? Where did the first half of 2013 go? Time seems to be passing at an ever-increasing pace, which makes me appreciate my time in the kitchen when I slow down and get absorbed in the process of cooking and baking all the more. A few […]

Pasta Salad with Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Arugula

Weight Watchers Pasta Arugula Salad

I’ve been meaning to post this delicious recipe for Pasta Salad with Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Arugula, which made the cover of a recent Weight Watchers Weekly, for a while now. As soon as I saw it I had a feeling I would love it. Filled with many of my favorite ingredients (pasta, arugula, blue cheese, […]

Mixed Greens with Apples, Irish Cheddar, Dried Cranberries and Toasted Walnuts

Mixed Greens with Apple, Cranberries, Irish Cheddar and Toasted Walnuts

I was craving salad for lunch yesterday. I wanted something light, yet tasty and satisfying. For me a nice big salad usually fills the bill. I’m a huge fan of salad, especially at lunch. It’s a great way to fill yourself up with a healthy dose of fresh vegetables and fruit. But for a salad […]

Low Fat Cranberry Walnut Rugalach

Weight Watchers Low Fat Cranberry-Nut Rugalach

Simple, easy and delicious low-fat cranberry-nut rugalach that are well worth their 72 calories / 2 PointsPlus. These  Low Fat Cranberry Nut Rugalach have been on my “must try” list since I first spied them in one of the December Weight Watchers Weeklies, where they were featured along with other holiday cookies. With a package of low […]

Weight Watchers Apple Slaw

Weight Watchers Apple Slaw

Here’s a fresh and crispy take on coleslaw perfect for fall.  Featured in the 10/21-10/27/12 Weight Watchers Weekly, its flavors and textures are a delicious combination of tangy, sweet and crunchy. I usually don’t think about coleslaw much after the end of summer barbecue season. But seeing this recipe caused me to reconsider. Brimming with ingredients I […]

{38 Power Foods} Mesclun Salad with Pears and Blue Cheese

Mesclun with pears and blue cheese

Sliced autumn pears and mesclun greens tossed with pear Dijon dressing topped with crunchy toasted walnuts and crumbled gorgonzola cheese. All I can say is YUM! I love a salad that’s as great tasting as it is good-for-you and this simple classic combination really delivers.  It’s easy, healthy and delicious. At this time of year, […]

{The Recipe Redux} Memorable Vacation Meals – Warm Goat Cheese & Fig Salad

Galeries Lafayette

It took me all of ten seconds to decide I should attempt a warm goat cheese salad for this month’s Recipe Redux’s “Most Memorable Vacation Meal” challenge. Even though it’s been more than a decade, I can still see and taste the original warm goat cheese and fig salad on which this one is based. It […]

Skinny Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

These skinny banana coconut chocolate chip bars were born of necessity. I needed to use up a couple of overripe bananas. What do you do with overripe bananas? The first thing that usually pops into my head when considering ripe banana recipes is banana bread. (I’ve never claimed to be particularly creative.) Then I decided […]

Healthy Harvest Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

healthy fresh apple cake

Every October, I find myself craving a piece of my mom’s fresh apple cake. The apple cake recipe with fresh apples she made every fall when apple harvest season arrived in Connecticut. The apple and cinnamon cake I began making every fall during college. It’s a wonderful old-fashioned recipe, very similar to this recipe for […]