Chip’s Unorthodox Jalapeno Poppers

My husband loves jalapeno poppers.  I am not a huge fan of them nor am I a fan of deep frying- anything. I know you can grill them as well but here is a cheater option for an open-faced popper.   Be creative! I added a little ground beef to the base before adding the cheese mixture to make it more of a meal than an appetizer. You can also make these a Buffalo Chicken Cups by adding rotisserie chicken tossed…

Recipe for a college student’s mom

Today’s weekly recipe post diverts from the usual pizza, brownie or pasta recipe. This is much more crucial to feeding the human spirit.  It is a recipe for being a mom with children in college and an Italian mother at that.  Please don’t misunderstand me.  I am not excluding dads, I’m just speaking to the mothers right now. I am not a novice baker or cook in this regard.  I have a college Junior in Rochester, NY at Rochester Institute…

Guest Blogger- Moose Balls

Today’s guest blogger is Joanne.  “Mama Jo” is a business woman, a fitness expert, a wife and mother of four girls/women.  Joanne inspires people every day in her role as the Group Ex Director at our gym. She and her team have been working double time to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer, Lymphoma and other great causes. These tasty treats were waiting for us after a 2-hour yoga fundraiser. The recipe makes a good number of Moose Balls and…

sheer perfection pumpkin muffins

Well Halloween will soon be upon us so I thought I would take one more swat at something pumpkin.  These are great muffins and the recipe within is a combination of many different recipes.  Most of us have these items in our kitchens so these can be whipped up on a school morning or for Thanksgiving snacks after the Turkey Trot or power spinning class.  Enjoy them and Happy Halloween. What You Need: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons…

Things I tell my dog-how do you self-soothe?

How do you self soothe? Family, children, finances, health issues, we all have them.  I am neither pounding my chest, or feeling 'special' in this regard.  It just is what it is. Like many people, I struggle now and then. I am a talker. Talking is something that helps whether I am riding alone in the car or walking Izzy. I think walking the dog is the most cathartic. Izzy is our 10-year-old fawn pug.  She is deaf as a stump…