Baked Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms

When our kids were young I made cheesy chicken casseroles with Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup, an easy fix for dinner but not the healthiest option. I’ve mended my ways in recent years and no longer use cream soup in recipes. I use a lot less cheese now too. Life is hard and then you die. I […]

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Spatchcocked Chicken

How do you roast a whole chicken in less than an hour? Easy — you spatchcock it. Spatchcocking is a chef’s term for cutting the backbone out of a chicken and flattening it so that it cooks faster and more evenly. When I buy a whole chicken, and nowadays I buy free-range chickens grown at a local farm, I […]

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Sautéed Bell Peppers Win at the Numbers Game

  Do you know why attending Weight Watchers meetings is vital to your long-term weight loss success? A Consumer Reports survey found that people who went to WW meetings were more satisfied with the program and lost more weight than people who used only online tools. Bottom line: online apps are convenient and popular, but they aren’t sustainable. In […]

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Mardi Gras Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya

Today is Fat Tuesday, but I prefer to call it by its more elegant French name, Mardi Gras! This is a day of feasting and celebration before the privations of Lent begin on Ash Wednesday. Creole jambalaya is a favorite Mardi Gras dish and while traditional recipes can be loaded with fatty sausage and rich meat, I found a lighter version in Weight Watchers’ One […]

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Lasagna Primavera

In 1992 the makers of Newman’s Own Sauces staged a contest for the best recipe made with a Newman’s Own product. The judge? Paul Newman, who sampled the seven finalists’ entries in a New York restaurant with a napkin tucked under his chin. First prize was a $50,000 donation to the winner’s favorite charity and […]

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