I had a friend over for dinner on Friday night, and it just seemed like a comfort food kind of an evening. I’m a big fan of The Lyndale Tap House in Uptown, especially their shells and cheese. Only one problem: It is super greasy and I always feel really guilty for eating it. I decided to try to make it at home. I substituted turkey bacon and tried to use some pasta water and less cream. Don’t get me wrong: this will NEVER be a Weight Watchers recipe. However, when you put the leftovers in the fridge, you will see noticeably less grease. For that reason, I will chalk the recipe up as a success. Continue reading
I know nutritionists recommend eating a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables. As I was eating a bowl of Froot Loops for dinner last night, trying to justify the colorful cereal as a “fruit,” I thought that maybe I should re-evaluate dinner. I do enjoy cooking, but don’t always have the time – hence, Froot Loops for dinner. I know spinach is one of those “super foods,” so I decided to try to incorporate it into my diet. I tried a recipe for spinach mashed potatoes from Emeril a while back, and I loved being able to add a healthy kick to this starch. Plus, the little kid in me likes the idea of green mashed potatoes.