Another Chicken Recipe? I’m Alfre-do…

As we near Summer here in CNY after having barely had anything resembling a Spring, we’re also nearing month three of quarantine. Things around here officially shut down in the third week of March. Our officials are talking about opening up approximately 25% of eligible businesses beginning this Friday, but what and where those businesses…

This Snack Be Straight Poppin’

Captain’s log 342. I’ve lost count of how many days we’ve been living this quarantine life. Every day brings something new but at the same time, nothing new. More restrictions, more rules, more fear, more munchies! I know I am not alone here. I’ve seen it all over the place; everyone is struggling with being…

If You Like Piña Coladas, and Being in Quarantine….

⇒Please note that while there is a recipe on this post, there are also many links to various information sources regarding the current happenings surrounding Coronoavirus-19/Covid-19.⇐ If you are only looking for the recipe, please feel free to scroll to the bottom of the article where it will be posted as per usual. There is…

I’m in a New York (Cheesecake) State of Mind….

Having lived in New York for my entire life, I’ve always known that there are a few certain inexorable things that come with being a New Yorker: a snarky attitude, a large roster of four letter words, a love of REAL apples and cheesecake. Real, honest to goodness cheesecake. The dense, creamy decadence that all…

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip…

Just dropping in to share a few easy recipes for dips. These are great for when you want a quick snack, need to take something for travel or are trying to help yourself get some extra veggies in. The first recipe is something very Upstate NY: Rye Boat Dip. Traditionally, rye boat dip is served…

Cause it’s the mash, it’s the Cauli-mash!

One of the biggest complaints I see from the bariatric community regarding cauliflower mash is that it’s way too liquidy. Having tried various brands of pre-made as well as a few homemade recipes I’ve found online, I totally agree. I’ve also found that most of the recipes for cauliflower mash require you to either steam…

Korma, Korma, Korma, Chameleon….

This is a really simple recipe! In all honesty, Patak’s® has done all the hard work with their korma sauce. I mixed it up a little by adding some additional seasoning and some vegetables, but this is by no means a personal masterpiece. With that said, it’s still delicious! NOTE: While writing this recipe up…

Won’t Be Much Frenchin’ With This Onion Soup…

French Onion Soup is a very classic, very easy yet oh so fancy meal that everyone should try making at home at least once in their lives! The most difficult part of the entire ordeal is slicing all the onions! The average batch of this soup requires approximately 3 pounds of sliced onions! You can…

9 out of 10 People Love Chocolate. The 10th person is a liar…

“My wife said, ‘Take me in your arms and whisper something soft and sweet.’ I said, ‘chocolate fudge.’” – Tommy Cooper Chocolate. As a woman, I have a specific love for this nectar of the gods. And while hormones definitely play a role in some chocolate cravings, it’s also been proven that there are other…

Might as Well Face it, You’re Addicted to Fudge!

  Valentine’s day; It’s basically here. Holidays like this which are (pretty much) centered around candy are difficult post weight loss surgery. People want to be able to celebrate their favorite holidays and just to be able to have that sense of normalcy after making such a huge life change. I hear a lot of…