Healthy Living with a Little Help From a “Delightful” Bread

low carb chicken salad sandwich

In February of 2014 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I was tired, overweight and had out of control diabetes. I knew nothing about the disease, what caused it or how to treat it. After attending nutritional classes and meeting privately with a dietitian, I knew my lifestyle had to change. Number one, I had to change how I ate and what I ate and bring my high blood sugar … [Read more...]

Festive Blueberry Rice Pudding

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One of my family's favorite things to eat during the holiday season are all kinds of desserts. Yes, we have a collective sweet tooth and we own it. Although cookies and candy are what first come to mind when you think holiday desserts, there are many other options out there. Plus, variety is the spice of life. One option other than cookies is rice pudding.  It is creamy and … [Read more...]

Red & White Candy Christmas Mittens

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By now all bets are on that your Christmas tree is up in its full glory and your stockings are hung with care. I suspect that some of you are probably in full swing with your Christmas baking and others are struggling to find the time in their already busy and hectic days to shop, let alone bake. If you fall in the latter category, we have a fun Christmas candy recipe that is … [Read more...]

Almond Snowball Cookies

Snoball Cookies

Snowball cookies are so amazingly good that they just seem to melt in your mouth once you pop them in. You can also never eat just one. They are a favorite Christmas cookie recipe but you will also see them served year round for all different types of occasions including weddings and bridal showers. There are quite a few different versions out there including ones with … [Read more...]

Pecan Pastry Pie Puffs

Pecan Pie Pastry

Pecan Pie can be the highlight of the holiday dessert table for many. You can get creative and instead of using pie crust, use puff pasty as your base! These Pecan Pastry Pie Puffs are just as tasty as Pecan Pie and actually easier than whipping up a traditional pie. I use Puff Pastry Cups. Pepperidge Farm makes them and they are fabulous to work with. They rise into light, … [Read more...]

An Elegant Thanksgiving Dinner Made Easy

Roast Turkey recipe

Several years ago Master Chef contestant, Pauline McAloon, put together a fabulous Thanksgiving menu, complete with recipes, just for the readers of Imperfect Women. Her menu was delicious and had a great combination of traditional and new recipes. They were easy to follow and many of her recipes can be prepared in advance. She indicated that she "designed the menu to give the … [Read more...]

Easy to Make Acorn Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Acorn cookies

Your kids and guests will love these Easy to Make Acorn Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies at your Thanksgiving celebration or fall holiday parties! It is really quite simple to make and yet very unique. The best thing about this recipe is that your kids can help make these and you will have them finished in no time at all. Even better, you can make these without a whole lot of … [Read more...]

Healthy Halloween Treats

Mandarin Pumpkins

It is almost Halloween and for many parents the most frightening thing about Halloween is the thought of how much candy their child will eat. Are you looking for a delicious and easy treat for the kiddos this Halloween but something that is also healthy? Make sure you give these Mandarin Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts treats a try. They are simple and quick to make and naturally … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

It is no trick.  Your little ones will love these treats! These Candy Corn Cupcakes are inspired by Halloween's signature candy and are easy to make and so delicious. They will be the hit of any kid's party you might have and adults will love them too! Take them to work with you if you celebrate Halloween at your workplace.   Candy Corn Cupcake Ingredients 1 c. … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Cider Slushy

Caramel Apple Cider Slushy drink

It seems frappes are the “in” drink these days and with so many flavors out there it is easy to see why. If you’re not a coffee drinker though or looking for something with more of a traditional fall flavor and the same consistency as a frappe, the Caramel Apple Slushy is perfect. Ingredients: Apple cider, approximately 1 cup 1 cup cold apple cider ¼ cup caramel … [Read more...]