New Etsy Store


  After losing my shirt in shipping costs by using paypal to sell the cookbook, I decided to open an Etsy store to sell the cookbook instead. Using WordPress and Paypal was a make-do scenario. I tried to get paypal and wordpress to work together to have buyers pick their preferred shipping method, but the … Continue reading New Etsy Store

Celery-Split Pea Soup with Ham


I've always loved split pea soup, esp the bad-for-you canned variety, so I learned to make it myself. Split Pea soup is high in carbs, so I add celery soup to bring down the carb count and increase the fiber count, making it diabetes-friendly!   Make Celery Soup from Simple Healthy Fresh.   Normally when … Continue reading Celery-Split Pea Soup with Ham

1/2-1 Plain Chocolate Cake


Created a Simple Chocolate Cake after looking through all my cookbooks and not finding a simple, plain chocolate cake recipe. Simple Recipe, Simple Measurements, Simple Ingredients. 1/2-1 Plain Chocolate Cake cream: 1/2 cup butter (one stick-softened in micro for 20 sec) 1 cup sugar. blend in: 2 eggs (throws off the 1/2-1 but 1 is … Continue reading 1/2-1 Plain Chocolate Cake

Monday Review: Good Housekeeping Classic Home Cooking


Good Housekeeping Classic Home Cooking: 300 Traditional Recipes for Every Day   From the description: Home cooking never goes out of style—and neither do these dishes, from Southern Fried Chicken to New England Clam Chowder. Good Housekeeping presents the best of traditional American cuisine in one big, beautiful book, complete with delectable photos and the history of … Continue reading Monday Review: Good Housekeeping Classic Home Cooking

Last First Friday Free Recipe


Bringing you free recipes from my cookbook, "SImple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0" this last year has been fun!  I know a lot of you have enjoyed the recipes and hopefully, the healthy nutrition along with them.  Last month I showed the Top 4 recipes from the past 7 days and 90 days, this month, I"ll bring … Continue reading Last First Friday Free Recipe

Something Bold, Something New


  Good Morning all, the sun is beating down over Belltown, got the blinds shut.  There can be too much of a good thing. Got my mug O'Roast and enjoying the time. Thinking of stopping several of the daily blog posts, finding They are time consuming and They aren't bringing in any new readers/subscribers/followers, Not … Continue reading Something Bold, Something New

First Friday Free Recipe Recap


The First Friday Free Recipe post has been going on for almost a year now and it's become a popular post with readers. The recipes are from my first cookbook, "Simple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0" and came from all sections of the cookbook, from Starters to Main courses and then side dishes. Some were more popular … Continue reading First Friday Free Recipe Recap

Monday Book Review: Diabetic Cooking


Diabetic Cooking 3 Books in 1: Snacks, Main Dishes, Desserts From the Book Description: Get three diabetic cookbooks for the price of one. The Diabetic Cooking 3 Books in 1: Snacks, Main Dishes, Desserts is comprised of cookbooks for snacks, main dishes, and desserts—each organized into specific food categories and cooking methods. The collection includes more than … Continue reading Monday Book Review: Diabetic Cooking

First Friday Free Recipe: White Spinach Salad


This month's recipe from "Simple, Healthy, Fresh 1.0" is White Spinach Salad. Sometimes during these hot summer months when the heat is just too much to stand over a hot range, steaming your face in an already humid environment, you want something light, refreshing and easy to serve. Salads are a great summer lunch or … Continue reading First Friday Free Recipe: White Spinach Salad

Monday Book Review: The Little Guides Soups


The Little Guides Soups by Janine Flew From the Amazon Description and book back: Overview Soups and stews are family favorites- nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare. Whether you're looking for a satisfying one-bowl meal, a delicate consommé, a simple supper, or an elegant chilled soup, you'll find something to tempt you in this book. … Continue reading Monday Book Review: The Little Guides Soups