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Bob’s Amazing Gnocchis

My husband Bob is half Italian and half German, so you know he is an excellent cook.  Gnocchis, an Italian dish, are traditionally a small potato dumpling served with spaghetti sauce, but they are difficult to make. The potatoes must contain the right amount of moisture and be peeled and riced while hot, then blended with […]


Cornish Pasties

Being in the hospital can have it’s benefits other than getting healthy.  While there, I met a young woman from housekeeping who’s accent caught my interest.  When I asked, I’d been correct.  She was from England — Glastonbury, in fact, where I visited this summer and another time I’d been to Great Britain.  We talked […]

Microwave Brownie Pudding Cake

  When I met my husband, I thought a microwave was used to defrost food or heat up leftovers. I didn’t own one and never thought I would. I was amazed to learn that Bob actually used a microwave to cook homemade dishes. After twenty-seven years of marriage, I’ve come to a first name basis with […]

Creamy Pineapple Cake

   This easy recipe is great for any event and is so easy to make. By refrigerating overnight the flavors blend together and give this dessert a new and delicious taste. You can use the low-fat cream-cheese and cool whip as well as sugar free puddings and enjoy the dessert without the calories.   1 […]

Crispy-Top Vegetable Casserole

Whenever the family has a holiday meal, I’m often asked to bring this recipe. The blend of flavors and the creamy texture makes it a festive addition to any special meal. Note: By using fat free half and half, low-fat cheese, and low-fat margarine instead of butter, you can cut tons of calories off of […]

Creamy Egg Casserole

While staying at the Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast on Mackinac Island, I enjoyed this wonderful casserole and Virginia, the manger, was gracious enough to share it with me. Coincidently, the recipe came from One Centre Street Inn in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts which I had stayed a number of years ago. This B & B […]

Fiesta Chicken

This recipe came from my niece who served it to us, and it loved it.  It is an excellent crockpot dish. The taste is delciious, and the calories are low. We served it on 1/2 or 1/4 cup (your preference) of brown rice. With a salad and fruit after dinner, it’s a filling meal and guilt […]

Winning Lemon Bars

My sister makes wonderful Lemon Bars and I usually asked her to bring them to our family gatherings. I don’t know what there is about this sweet/sour dessert, but it’s sort of a melt-in-your-mouth experience. INGREDIENTS: 2 sticks (8 ounces) butter 2 cups flour 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 4 beaten eggs 2 cups sugar 4 […]

Baked Crispy Onion Rings

I received this recipe from a fellow author who’s also watching her weight. My husband and I always chuckle knowing that when we see people order a “bloomin’ onion” or a stack of onion rings, they’re eating at least two days of calories in that one dish. So I was thrilled to receive this recipe […]

Veggie Lasagna

  This recipe came from Hungry Girl website. We tried it and it’s absolutely delicious — a huge portion and very low in calories. Personally I did some revisions to the recipe. I deleted the mushrooms (not a fan) and I used only one layer of eggplant since I’m not a fan of that either. […]