Sweet & Tart Slow Cooker Apples with Cranberries, Pumpkin, and Oatmeal

“I stand holding the apple in both hands. It feels precious, like a heavy treasure. I lift it up and smell it. It has such an odour of outdoors on it I want to cry.”  ― Margaret AtwoodOne of my favorite parts of fall is the selection of apples at the market. Since childhood I … More Sweet & Tart Slow Cooker Apples with Cranberries, Pumpkin, and Oatmeal

Layered Refried Bean and Guacamole Dip ~ Individually Packaged for Portion Control

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”  ― Rainer Maria Rilke It appears that we have finally turned corner on winter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I keep reminding myself, however, that it is not unheard of to have snow storms in May. Mike and I … More Layered Refried Bean and Guacamole Dip ~ Individually Packaged for Portion Control

“Turn Up The Flavor” with Weight Watchers’ Creamy Peanut Butter Soup

“The last full moon of February stalks the fields; barbed wire casts a shadow. Rising slowly, a beam moved toward the west stealthily changing position until now, in the small hours, across the snow it advances on my pillow…” ~Jane Cooper (from Hunger Moon) February is fading fast and the snow continues to pile up outside … More “Turn Up The Flavor” with Weight Watchers’ Creamy Peanut Butter Soup