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Looking for an easy Friday night appetizer? Endive.

The work day is done, and you are looking for a little snack before you order your Friday night pizza or maybe prior to going out later on this evening. Look no further. Endive There is actually a website for endive, http://endive.com/what-is-endive and they share recipes and some scoop, no pun intended, on endive: “Endive is a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, escarole, frisee and curly endive. It has a crisp texture and a sweet, nutty flavor…

Diane’s Egg White Bites.

I love guest bloggers. Thanks to modern technology, I can communicate with people from 300 miles away and partake with them in Fitbit challenges and Fresh Start Programs to clean up our homes, offices, and ourselves. Once lovely group in Buffalo, NY has been so much fun. I recently blogged about them as I survived the Fresh Start Challenge. Now we are on to cooking and living a healthy life. Diane shares with us her Egg White Bites, “Because breakfast…

I am surviving the Fresh Start Challenge!

A wonderful old friend of mine, Linda, and her friend Diane in Buffalo, NY put out a Fresh Start Challenge on Facebook: Welcome to Fresh Start! This group was created to share and encourage organization and healthy lifestyle ideas in the coming year. We're going to start with a "30 Day Organization Challenge." It’s an easy task. Spend 15 minutes each day organizing an item or area and post before and after pictures. Don't know where to start....don't worry, we'll…

It’s Friday (pizza) night, but time for an amendment to the menu.

I love pizza, especially Chip’s pizza. Outside of that unfortunate incident when he broke my finger with the bowl of pizza dough, pizza night is one of my favorite nights. Tonight, we are making a hot Soppressata and Manchego spicy pizza with honey drizzle. But with the haze of holiday overeating hanging heavy over the kitchen, and my midsection, I look for an alternate or addition to the pizza night menu. Something light and fun. I searched my recipe books…

Pancetta, Garlic, and White Bean Dip

White bean dip is a multi-purpose concoction. Of course, you can eat this dip with  veggies, crackers, and chips, but for the sheer joy of it, you can also mix it into piping hot pasta. The aroma when it hits the hot pasta is just delicious. Below is my take on white bean dip for the holidays. What you need: 8 ounces or so Pancetta- you can purchase it already diced or get the deli to hand cut a chunk…