Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake

There’s nothing cooler than going directly from a midlife crisis into a cheesecake baking bender. Little else lifts the spirits like the smell of pumpkin baking in the oven–especially in a cheesecake. And now, thanks to Ideal Sweetener, options … [Read more...]

Friday Flashback

Just in case you have been living under a rock and have not heard of the Oopsie Roll, may I introduce you to your new favorite recipe?!! You can use these in so many different ways, or just stick with the basics. This recipe is original to Your … [Read more...]

Safety Tat

If you are anything like me, there is no such phrase as "over protective" when it comes to the safety of your children. I do realize they need to be their own person as well and learn to adapt being away from me. Sending my daughter to Zoo  day camp … [Read more...]

Cereal Killer

In his riveting book Cereal Killer, Alan L. Watson, Author of 21 Days to a Healthy Heart, shares the unintended consequences of the low fat diet  in small, easy-to-digest textual bites. A quick, easy to follow read, don't let this shortish tome … [Read more...]

The treadmill desk and my new balance

I have a serious love affair with my treadmill desk. Having lost 100 pounds since the end of last August (7 months), I’m now trying to walk at least five times per week for an hour while working, to work those slow twitch muscles regularly. It's … [Read more...]

Review: Rich Food, Poor Food

A fun, kicky guide to the supermarket romp, Rich Food, Poor Food helps readers navigate the sometimes overwhelming aisles of the supermarket. … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Mocha Truffles

I am a lover of beans. Well, coffee beans, to be sure. Green beans are great, too, but they don't throw my eyelids back and slap them in the face the way a delicious java bean can. Am I right? I am always looking out for new sweetener options, … [Read more...]

Easy Beef Gyros with Tzatziki

I love grass-fed beef. Always a regular buyer of Laura's Lean Beef (ground, grass-fed, 92%) for years, when the company asks for a review, I give it--gladly. In fact, this isn't my first waltz with Laura's Lean Ground Beef (read my review from 2010 … [Read more...]

Review: SeaBuck Wonders Natural Skincare Products

It had been years since I had put any thought or care into my skin beyond the typical soap-and-water routine. On the rare occasions I wear makeup (it's a semi-annual event), I wash my face more than others (dirt is an effective UV-blocker, right?). … [Read more...]

Making a Peep

I didn't, until recently, even know that Peeps were even available in a sugar-free form. Jamie, where have you been?! … [Read more...]

Review: Turbana Plantain Chips

First, fact: Turbana Plantain Chips are like crack on crack with a side of delicious, want-to-roll-around-naked-in-it crack. I already see myself on street corners looking to score a few bags of these--and you almost have to for now, since they're … [Read more...]

Review: Wholesome Meal Snack Bites

Looking for a wonderful, tasty, tempting protein snack in bite-sized dollops of tube-filled fun? Packed with 4 grams of protein per delicious cookie bite, Wholesome Meal's Snack Bites are gluten-free, low-carb and made with organic and all-natural … [Read more...]

Review: Lil’ Shuga Organic Sweetener

I really like Stevia. In fact, I love the idea of Stevia as an all-natural sweetener so much that I even tried growing a Stevia plant in high-desert country at 5200 miles above sea level (lamentably, Stevia is a tropical plant. Sorry, Colorado). … [Read more...]

Review: Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

I am more or less of a new-ish convert to the beauty, flavor, scent, and health properties of quality coconut oil. I say "quality" because I have had some pretty inedible coconut oils. I won't say the brand and coconut oil making don't matter. And … [Read more...]

Review: My Fitness Pal Tracking App

How can My Fitness Pal's tracking app for iPhone and Android help when it comes to keeping those important resolutions for health and fitness, especially in our busy lives? In a word: Simply. In a second: Intuitively. … [Read more...]