Happy Valentine’s Day

 If you are lucky enough unfortunate enough to get chocolate for Valentine’s Day, here’s a simple remedy: serve lean chicken cutlets topped with a combination of roasted cherry tomatoes, red onions and garlic. Not only is this a delicious way to serve usually boring boneless, skinless chicken breasts, the cheery red tomatoes lend a colorful Valentine air […]

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Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili

In anticipation of this Sunday’s Super Bowl, I am reprising Southern Living’s most popular turkey chili. This is a perfect game-day recipe because you simply combine everything in your slow cooker and set-it-and-forget-it until half-time. Then dig in and — shh! — don’t tell anyone it’s healthy. Honeysuckle White makes a 93% lean ground turkey that’s 1.2 lbs., just […]

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Everyday Vegetable Soup

“Everyday soup.” Doesn’t sound very enticing, does it?  My guess is that the cooks at Martha Stewart gave it that lackluster name because you can make it with whatever fresh or frozen vegetables you have on hand. But don’t let its humble name fool you: this soup is delicious and it’s crazy-low in WW Points. I used fresh vegetables — […]

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Chicken and Pepper Stew

I often seek out recipes from Martha Rose Shulman, food columnist at the New York Times, because she is an expert at adapting traditional recipes into more healthy fare.  Here she offers a pepper-packed classic French dish, poulet Basquaise, aka chicken and pepper stew. Chicken thighs are simmered in a “pipérade,” which is French for a combination of onion, bell peppers and tomatoes. […]

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A Man and His Hungry Poodle

In the 1933 short film “The Fatal Glass of Beer,” W.C. Fields said, “It ain’t a fit night out for man or beast!” (W.C. wasn’t a slave to proper grammar, especially after a few of those aforementioned brewskis.)  Tonight, in the midst of an ice storm in the American Midwest, we couldn’t agree with W.C. more. […]

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