Celebrating two of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, I’m dedicating this newsletter to my Granny, ‘Patricia’, born on the March 17th! Even though she isn’t Irish, she certainly has had a lot of ‘luck’ with her dishes. Queen of our family kitchen, she has passed on some fierce cooking skills and many cooking tips that you can see on the site.
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When I was growing up, Valentine’s day wasn’t just about chocolate. Granny always made her own treats, handmade goodies that had nothing to do with candy. One Valentine’s, she created a basket full of hand-sewn pin cushions in the shape of a heart stuffed with fragrant rose and lavender potpourri. But now that I’m older, I always think of giving food this time of year.
In my January 2008 newsletter, I highlight my latest articles for YogaLife, People and In Style magazines, and share healthy eating tips. Why wait for New Year’s? Make your resolution now! If losing weight is your number one priority, making one to two small changes to your daily food choices can make all the difference in the world.
Home-made baked goods are my weakness during the holidays. Who doesn’t love a plate of warm cookies right from the oven? Why not try some healthier holiday goodies that are lighter than traditional fare but just as sweet? Try my recipe for rugelach for Hanukkah filled with chocolate chips and walnuts or leave Santa a stack of peppermint biscotti.
Want to enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving dishes without packing on the pounds? Don’t go cold turkey – try the skinny version of my holiday favorites like Granny’s moist stuffing, pumpkin bread pudding, and sweet potato mash. Find out Granny’s #1 secret to for a perfect Thanksgiving feast in the latest In Granny’s Kitchen podcast.
When the weather turns, enjoy rich tasting, cool-weather favorites like corn chowder, tuna melt, and mac and cheese without worrying about your waistline! Who said creamy has to equal fat! Watch my myth buster webcast on how I make creamy dishes without all the fat! Listen to cooking tips and recipes from over 50 years as a home cook in the lastest In Granny’s Kitchen podcast.
In my September newsletter, I’ll cover the latest Skinny Chef webcasts on Sharpening Knives and Cooking with Spices. Looking for other ways to prepare for fall? It’s easier than you think with the Skinny Chef Blog, packed with simple, do-ahead ideas and tips for healthy people on the go. With articles like 10 Healthy Ideas for School Lunches and 10 Healthy Summer Habits to Take Back to the Office, it’s a cinch to add healthy habits to your busy schedule.