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Recipes from My Kitchen

No Flour Chocolate Cake

I have been on a quest searching for a gluten-free alternative to chocolate cake. It also had to be Weight Watchers Points Plus friendly, so it has been interesting. You can imagine my delight when I found this recipe on Hungry Girl’s website this morning! I just had to share […]

Apple Streusel Slab Pie

There is nothing better than a big slice of warm apple pie with ice cream, or cool-whip, or real whipped cream!  I have struggled to find a Weight Watchers friendly version forever.  Guess what?  I found one and it is better than real apple pie.  Just ask my wonderful husband, […]

Healthy Autumn Banana Bread

I swear I just bought those bananas a few days ago!  Nevertheless, there on my counter were bananas that were so ripe they had fallen from the stand they hang from.  There is nothing left to do at this point, but make banana bread, my husband’s favorite. Now to be […]

Persimmon–An Asian Fruit

Have you ever heard of persimmons?  Since moving back to Florida a couple of years ago, I have had the best time discovering all kinds of different plants to grow and eat.  My neighbor, Su, shared some of these orange gems with me and they are fabulous! Persimmons taste like […]

Sushi Making 101

I had a wonderful morning learning how to make Sushi with my next door neighbor Tsuvako, (Su) who is from Okinawa.  She was a patient and kind teacher.  Our other friend Connie, who is from China also came.  Connie made Chinese Pot Stickers for our feast.  We had a great […]

Oregano Mint Vinegar

My mint was starting to look a bit bedraggled out there in the pot on the patio so I decided to use the best leaves and make some flavored vinegar.  I chose some of the best oregano from my garden too. I used a clean bottle with a cork stopper.  […]

Sangria Part II

I got quite a huge response from my sangria recipe ideas yesterday.  As promised, I am sharing my sangria creation called, ‘Florida Orange.’ My Florida Orange Sangria turned out to be fabulous!  I used a whole bottle of my favorite Moscato wine.  I added about a cup of the Gran […]

EASY BBQ Chicken

My husband Ron, the BBQ Master – Corn in side pockets, tongs in the back pocket – drink in hand and chicken (or tri-tip, or pork tenderloin, or porterhouse steaks, or fish…) to barbecue! One of my husband’s favorite things to do is barbecue, and believe me he is a […]

Tea Time

  I don’t know about you, but I love tea!  Hot tea, iced tea, Long Island Iced Tea!  I usually end my day with a nice hot cup of PG Tips.  Years ago when I was  in the Air Force stationed at RAF Lakenheath, England I took up the habit […]

Banana Bread Extravaganza!

I swear I just bought those bananas a few days ago!  Nevertheless, there on my counter were bananas that were so ripe they had fallen from the stand they perch on.  Nothing left to do at this point, but make banana bread, my husband’s favorite. Now to be honest, I […]

JULY = HEAT & Cucumbers

It appears to me that this summer is hotter here in Pensacola, Florida than it was last year.  It could just be me, or the mood I am in; although it feels unbearable outside.  Happy July everyone! Since Saturday, I have mowed the grass, trimmed the bushes in the front […]

A Garden Breakfast

I am obsessed with breakfast!  I know, I know, it is the most important meal of the day! Of course it is, however, I have found that it is more than that to me.  Since I began my weight loss journey a few years ago, I find myself with breakfast […]