Because I’ve Been There

February 2016, I started a journey to get heathy. Well let’s get real, I started a journey to look better. I was miserable and I was tired of looking and feeling bad. My husband kept asking me what I wanted for Valentine’s Day. What I wanted was to be a size 10 and to feel…

Don’t Forget the Macaroni Salad

Every time we are planning a family get together I always hear, “Don’t forget the macaroni salad.” Thinking back I guess I got my basic recipe from Bonanza Restaurant. I spent a few years there while I was in college and even a few after college while I was waiting on a teaching job to…

Lemon Pound Cake

If I serve you a piece of cake in my house lately, chances are I’ve been experimenting with beans. Yes, beans! I’ve found that they are a delicious and healthy substitute for the fat in baked products. I’m sure you have heard of black bean brownies but maybe baking with chick peas is not something…

Sweet Southern Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a classic dish that goes great with any meal. The only problem with classic southern slaw is it can be very high in fat and calories. However I have developed a recipe that allows me to lighten it up and my family will never know the difference. This weekend I was watching a…

Mona’s Cooked Apples

I couldn’t name this recipe anything but Mona’s Cooked Apples. I shared this recipe a couple years ago when I joined Weight Watchers. I was the new kid on the block and I was looking for a way to connect to my group. I didn’t have much in the way of experience to share so,…

Clay’s Chicken Casserole

There is something special about cooking for your children. I always tried to cook great meals for my family when they were at home. I wanted them to always remember that cooking for them wasn’t a chore, it was something I done with great pride. My son has just recently moved out and he likes…