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Crispy Potato Cakes

23 Feb

Do I have a fabulous low fat, low calorie dish for you today!!

Ok, maybe not, but man, are these babies good! I quickly whipped some up for my lunch today because I seemed to have fallen in to a ‘same ol’ lunch’ funk that I couldn’t get myself out of. It happens to the best of us, unfortunately. These are a take off of my grandma’s potato pancakes because…umm….maybe I didn’t happen to have all the ingredients.

There. I said it.

These really are some of the simplest things to make probably EVER. Its not much of a recipe either, but I will gladly take the credit…..and maybe share a little with my grandma!

No promises.
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Rice Pudding–Risotto Style

20 Feb

My daughter really hates milk. Like completely refuses to drink the stuff. So, in an attempt to get some dairy and a few extra calories into her little one year old body, I made rice pudding.
Now, this isn’t your typical rice pudding! Its made with arborio rice and whole milk and you just go through the motions of making risotto, except it ends up being sweet. My mom taught me the whole arborio rice trick and man, is it a great one! That mother of mine has serious culinary tricks up her sleeve.
Anyways, the arborio rice puffs up into these chewy, soft grains that are swimming in this creamy, cinnamony deliciousness. And, I realize that last sentence had some made up words in it.
I don’t know what it is about eating something warm with cinnamon that makes me relax and forget about my cares. At least thats what happened yesterday when I made this….and then 5 minutes later realized my daughter was playing in the toilet. But, thats another story. Continue reading

Creamy Vegetable Soup

15 Feb

Lately, my sister and I have been going running early in the mornings when it is so cold out! A little ridiculous, but it feels great once we’re done. Anyways, going running when it is that cold out makes me cold for the rest of the day! I don’t know why, but it just does. And hot showers and sweat pants aren’t cutting it. So, I made some soup to help warm my body up. This stuff is goo-ood! Its made from scratch with vegetables that are typically very common in most kitchens. Don’t let the whole ‘from scratch’ scare you because its really quite simple. I’ll show you!

Creamy Vegetable Soup

Yield: 4 servings


2 tablespoons butter

1/2 onion, diced

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