Gumbo Lite – Under 200 Calories

Posted: June 14, 2015 at 8:29 pm   /   Food

I’m from New Orleans, so I love gumbo! The best pot of gumbo was always made in the home of someone’s grandma (usually mine). But with all the butter or oil from the rue, fatty sausages and chicken skin, it could add a few pounds.  Here’s a […]

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Make A Mother’s Day Edible Bouquet

Posted: May 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm   /   Food

My daughter surprised me with an early Mother’s Day arrangement out of cupcakes! To Make this you’ll need: A flower pot (she used two plastic pots, a smaller one inside the larger one), floral foams, silk leaves, wooden skewers, cupcake cups and green tissue paper. […]

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Easter To Go Bags

Posted: March 30, 2015 at 8:00 am   /   Food

If you’re like me, you’re sometimes surprised by family and friends who drop by for the holidays. So I like to have a big homemade basket on my counter filled with goodies for my kids and whoever stops by! Making your nieces and nephews or your neighbors’ kids feel special could […]

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Cooking Crawfish Étouffée With Chef Averriel Thomas

Posted: March 7, 2015 at 6:52 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food, Highlights

Chef Averriel Thomas of The Fat Creole Tomato catering in New Orleans, joins me in my kitchen to cook up a quick and easy crawfish étouffée! Recipe below. SERVINGS: 4        Calories: 555     Fat Grams: 14 INGREDIENTS 1 lb crawfish tails 1/2 medium onion  1/2 cup diced […]

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Easy Chocolate Turtle Recipe

Posted: February 12, 2015 at 10:44 am   /   Food

My husband brings me chocolate turtles every Valentine’s Day. It is a tradition he took over after my father passed on.  It’s very important to me to have this chocolate candy as my Valentine treat. My kids really enjoy the treat and most times they eat them before I […]

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Apple Cider Tini Twist

Posted: November 19, 2014 at 5:57 pm   /   Food

Here’s a fun, warm drink for Fall  – Apple Cider Tini Twist. [categoryvideothumb type=category id=7]

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Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake

Posted: November 19, 2014 at 9:04 am   /   Food

A delicious creamy cheesecake with a pumpkin pie center, topped with a cranberry sauce. Here’s everything you love about Thanksgiving all baked into one slice!   Recipe below. INGREDIENTS Cheesecake Cooking spray 10 whole graham crackers 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons melted butter 3   8 -ounce […]

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Black Fried Rice – Under 300 Calories!

Posted: September 4, 2014 at 9:18 am   /   Food

Black rice is a great superfood! It has higher amounts of vitamin E than brown rice, and contains more anthocyanin antioxidants than blueberries. Black rice has a great nutty taste and is said to be good for the kidney, stomach and liver. Here is a delicious way to […]

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Berry Cream Crunch – Under 200 Calories

Posted: August 2, 2014 at 7:02 am   /   Food

Berry Cream Crunch is a delicious treat for dessert or breakfast! When you taste it, you won’t believe that it’s actually very healthy for you! Prepared using directions below, you can enjoy this dish for under 200 calories. SERVINGS: 1        Calories: 180  (half portion = 105)     Fat Grams: 3 INGREDIENTS 1  (5.3 […]

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