Archives for March 2008

April 2008 Newsletter: Healthy Entertaining

Get ready for warmer weather and slim down for spring! Cooking with plenty of fresh vegetables is the best way to lose weight and still enjoy a completely satisfying meal. So save on calories without skipping on portion size or flavor.

Cooking Winter Classics with Crock-Pots

Crock-pots can be wonderful for busy cooks – because you don’t have to tend the pot! They’re also a great tool for beginners in the kitchen who would like to cook more often, but feel intimidated by lengthy recipes with long ingredient lists.

Crock-Pot Baked Apples

This was an old stand-by in our family home on icy Pittsburgh winter nights when cold weather kept us indoors. This dessert has the same flavors as apple pie without the guilt of a fattening crust!

Crostini with White Cheddar, Apples and Onion

Try this elegant and low-fat party appetizer in place of the usual, calorie-rich fare you’ll find at most gatherings. Apples and onion can be made up to one day ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Grilled Cheese with Turkey and Arugula

Everyone loves grilled cheese. This high protein version has less fat and a serving of veggies. Serve with a wedge of apple and you’ve got the four food groups.

Daily Special Show

Jennifer joined the Daily Special’s host Kimberly Rae Miller to share tips and tricks to prove that healthy and delicious cooking can be a cinch.

Grapefruit Cupcakes with Chai Icing

Grapefruit and buttermilk are both high in nutrition, but create a tender texture in baked goods. When I bake these for friends’ birthdays, no one guesses that they are made with grapefruit. Regardless, they disappear fast!