Recipes

Backyard BBQ Side Dishes

Backyard BBQ Side Dishes

By Betty J. Kekse Spring is here and time to get together for backyard BBQs! Here are recipes for two of my favorite side dishes Tuna & Red Bean Salad and an Asian inspired Red Cabbage Slaw. I hope you enjoy these easy to make, healthy, and tasty dishes. Both...

Lemon and Capers and Shrimp, Oh My!

Lemon and Capers and Shrimp, Oh My!

By Betty J. Kekse Spring is here and what better way to celebrate than a delicious salad. This simple and quick recipe combines some of my favorite foods- lemon, capers, tomatoes, and arugula. Hope you enjoy this recipe and remember if the dinner doesn’t work out...

Make Your St. Patrick’s Day Spread Green with Envy

Make Your St. Patrick’s Day Spread Green with Envy

Freshen up your St. Patrick’s Day menu with easy, light sandwiches inspired by the traditional color of the festivities. These open-faced noshes can be perfect for lunch, snack time or even as an appetizer for get-togethers with friends and family. Layered with a...

Red & Green Fiesta Stuffed Bell Peppers

Red & Green Fiesta Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Betty J. Kekse This recipe is a vegetarian NM style version of stuffed bell peppers. Growing up in Albuquerque, I have always enjoyed recipes that have both red and green chile. By adding black beans and cheddar cheese this becomes a hearty, satisfying meal. I hope...

5 Cooking Swaps to Help Manage Cholesterol

5 Cooking Swaps to Help Manage Cholesterol

When cooking, keep in mind small changes that can make a big impact on heart health. High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for heart disease and stroke, with about 38% of American adults diagnosed with high cholesterol, according to the...

Heart Friendly Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie

Heart Friendly Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie

By Betty J. Kekse This is a heart friendly twist on the traditional Shepard’s Pie recipe. I have always enjoyed sweet potatoes in savory settings, and this recipe lets them shine and play with others. By adding the orange bell peppers, spinach, and tomatoes, you get a...

New Year Nutrition

New Year Nutrition

A new year brings with it new opportunities to better yourself in all kinds of ways, including your health. Start by evaluating your at-home menu to make sure it aligns with your nutritional goals.  These recipes for Vegetarian Ramen Zoodle Bowls, Broccolini and Bacon...

Desserts

Desserts

With so many traditions and ways to celebrate the holiday season, the options are nearly endless for families looking to spend special moments together. One of the tastiest and most enjoyable activities you can engage in with family and friends is to team up and...

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