Soups on!

I have been fantasizing about soup non stop lately.

Not that kind of fantasizing, what kind of pervert do you think I am?!

Soup is my favorite food group.  Okay, technically not a food group, but by golly it should be!  It should be deemed “the comforting yet nutritious food group.”  And, we would all eat it and be merry […]

By |September 20th, 2010|Daily Confessional, Recipes|7 Comments

Recipes: Super Lean Turkey Chili

I make a mean turkey chili.

One of the reasons I love it is because it’s really lean when it comes to fat, but super high in fiber and protein.  My version has over 40 grams of protein per serving, and almost a days worth of fiber! Also, it’s delicious, and ridiculously easy to make,  so […]

By |August 28th, 2010|Recipes|Comments Off on Recipes: Super Lean Turkey Chili

Un-Crazifying my Life and Pancakes

I very rarely blog on the weekends, but I’m working on being a bit more accountable about my eating habits.  Translation: not eating eating a bunch of crap on the weekends.  This weekend went pretty smoothly on the healthy eating front.

I was supposed to go home and spend Father’s Day with my folks but after […]

By |June 20th, 2010|Daily Confessional, Recipes|1 Comment

Veggie Daze

I have an ongoing battle every week to conquer my produce bins.  Every shopping excursion consists of bags and bags of fresh fruits and vegetables that inevitably rot somewhere in the depths of my produce bins.

I start out with the best of intentions.  But really my grocery store eyes are bigger than my real world […]

By |December 29th, 2009|Daily Confessional, Recipes|1 Comment

Love & Sweet Potatoes on Thanksgiving

I believe in signs.  As my best friend and I braced ourselves for some competitive shopping over the weekend we came across the new light of my life, the Red KitchenAid Mixer.

This can only mean one thing:
One day, we will be together my love.  Wait for me…
Till that day comes I am left mixing with my hand mixer, or when I’m visiting the folks using my mother’s stand mixer, which is precisely what I did this weekend when I made my Thanksgiving standby Sweet Potato Pie.
I have been making this recipe for sweet potato pie every Thanksgiving since high school.  I don’t know where it came from, and I’m sure it’s changed over the years because every year I’m told it’s the best one yet.
Many a friend has looked at me skeptically as I whipped this bad boy out, but have always left asking for the recipe and have gone on to impress their families and friends with it.
The truth is, it’s easy.  Super easy, taking only a few minutes to whip up.  It is not the most foodie, most complicated concoction out there.  What it is is simple and reliable and I think it’s time I share my secret with you.

Kim’s Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients:

1 pound canned sweet potatoes in syrup/ 1 can (drained of syrup but not rinsed)
1 item(s) Ready Crust 25% Less-Fat Graham Cracker Ready pie crust
1 egg
1/8 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup(s) unpacked brown sugar
1/4 cup(s) maple syrup
Approximately 25 large marshmallows cut in half or oodles of mini marshmallows

Instructions:

Mix everything but the crust and marshmallows. Keep tasting till seasoning is right.

Bake about 40 – 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool.

When ready to serve heat at 400 for 20 minutes, add marshmallows and heat till golden brown and melty, approximately 10 minutes.

It’s not the most labor intensive, foodie-tastic recipe, but it’s easy and reliably delicious and always a crowd pleaser.

Here’s the rundown for the rest of my Thanksgiving.  My aunt, mom and I did the cooking, and I have to say, it was perhaps our best Turkey day performance yet (although, here’s a reminder of last years: Thanksgiving 2008).

More pictures of Turkey Day after the jump…
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By |November 30th, 2009|Recipes|Comments Off on Love & Sweet Potatoes on Thanksgiving

Easy-Peasy Soup Days

I have to tell you all that all of your pumpkin suggestions last week have haunted me all weekend long.  I can’t wait to try them all!  I haven’t even used my can of pumpkin yet, but I’ve already bought more so that I can experiment.  Perhaps I should add pumpkin exploration to my November […]

By |November 3rd, 2009|Daily Confessional, Recipes|Comments Off on Easy-Peasy Soup Days

Cupcake Nazi Scares Me

There was an article in the New York Times this weekend about a NYC mom who has gone batshit crazy about snacks given to kids in school  She claims to be crusader against childhood obesity and diabetes. At first when I opened the link, I thought it was going to be something I was going […]

By |June 18th, 2009|Recipes|11 Comments

Call me Big Foot

 

This may sound strange considering I focus on body image, but the part of my body that I am most self conscious about is my feet.  They’re big.  They’ve always been big.  Even when I was a baby I was nicknamed “Baby Big Foot.”  Because of my seriously undainty footsies it was always anticipated that […]

By |May 25th, 2009|Daily Confessional, Recipes|4 Comments

Daily Confessional: Let the Shopping Begin

Yay for sneakers.  You know you’re an exercise freak when the idea of brand new sneakers is just about the most exciting clothing item you can think of.  Okay that’s not true, but I’m currently budgeting and can’t shop with abandon the way I’d love to for cute tops and sexy jeans, but sneakers are […]

By |March 6th, 2009|Daily Confessional, Recipes|1 Comment

Daily Confessional 1.20.08: Dinner and a Lentil Recipe

Today I rediscovered the elliptical.  I had sort of given up on the elliptical when I started running, because the elliptical seemed so easy in comparison.  Well I ran yesterday, and missed my spin class today, but I knew I needed to get some cardio in, and the elliptical machine was just standing there shining […]

By |January 21st, 2009|Daily Confessional, Recipes|4 Comments