Scallion Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

It's HOT outside.  So hot that the idea of cooking anything in the kitchen becomes incomprehensible. When the mercury rises, I always take my food to the grill. Many envision grilling dogs and hamburgers, creamy potato salad and greasy chips during the dog days of summer. I'm not denying that they're all delish, but they're not so great for your waistline. Why not try to trim the fat a little bit?  After all, we are still smack in the middle of bathing suit season so we should be cognizant of our middles! Looking for something to grill … [Read more...]

Banana Pudding

Face it.  No one wants to slave over the stove on a hot summer day.  This no-bake Banana Pudding will definitely satiate your hunger without heating up your kitchen. We took a much-needed mid-afternoon break from the blazing sun so we were thrilled to start concocting the Banana Pudding. My helper was an adorable 4.5 year old who approached the pudding creation with the precision of an art project. She blended and mixed and lined up the ingredients to create a beautiful masterpiece The recipe is as creamy as it is sweet.  Its … [Read more...]

Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor Giveaway

What's better than making your own refreshing juice in the summertime? Since it's important to start your day the right way, we're thrilled to host a giveaway where one lucky winner will receive their very own Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor! I'm not exaggerating when I say your whole world will change with your new juicer.  Forget about your every day orange juice.  You now have the opportunity to expand your horizons  and experiment juicing with everything: apples, carrots, grapes, cucumbers, lettuce, parsley, spinach, kale, … [Read more...]

July 4th: Whoopie Pies

  July 4th is a day of celebration.  And, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than to make some Red, White and Blueberry Whoopie Pies? For me, Whoopie Pies remind me of my summers at camp in the back woods of Maine where Whoopies (or Moon Pies) are a celebrated beach treat. A few summers ago I first attempted to make Mom’s Whoopie Pie recipe I found in her archives.  It needed to be made entirely from scratch—from the cake-like exterior to the creamy interior (which used raw eggs).  And, while they didn’t look exactly as I had … [Read more...]