Visiting My Las Vegas

I love Las Vegas. It’s an irrational kind of love. At least it seems that way to others who don’t understand it. I’ve been going there for over ten years, multiple times per year. Always with my husband, who was my boyfriend the first time I went. My Las Vegas is not everyone else’s Las…

Diet Quickie: Spiralize It

Do you want to know the easiest way I’ve found to drop some middle-aged, creeping-up-on-me pounds? By eating less carbs and more veggies. But having the same old vegetable dishes were starting to bore me. Until I started spiralizing. In the last few months, my spiralizer has become my most used piece of kitchen equipment.…

Immerse Yourself…In Soup

Immerse yourself in soup. It sounds like a kinky new bedroom trick for people who have an inflatable pool on hand. While it certainly could be, I am referring instead to the Immersion Blender, my favorite new toy for making soup. Immersion blenders are hand-held blenders: sexy, lethal and highly effective at pureeing whatever you’ve…

Friday Links: Super Bowl Recipes

It’s the Friday before the Super Bowl and in my house, that means things are heating up in the kitchen. Pulled pork, a 6 foot sub and that all-American favorite, chicken wings. Check out these crowd-pleasing recipes and have fun watching the commercials, the half-time show and the game. These chicken wings are tossed in…

Diet Quickie: Holiday Eating Tips

We made it through Thanksgiving with it’s feast of overabundance, including tons and tons of desserts. That was easy compared to what we’re going to be faced with over the next few weeks. Two of the most important tips for healthy holiday eating? Don’t go to a party hungry. Have a little healthy snack before…

Friday Links: Holiday Food and Drink

Twas the weekend before Christmas, and the fourth night of Hanukkah, and we were done with our shopping. All we wanted to do was cozy up to the Christmas tree and the menorah. And eat, drink and be merry. Check out these awesome holiday recipes: Let’s start with a cocktail. I’m in a little bourbon…

Friday Links: The Neon Museum, Mary Jane Falls and More

Tomorrow is my birthday so I’m in one of my favorite places in the world: Las Vegas. But it’s my Las Vegas. Which means no shows and very little gambling. It’s about hiking, eating off of the Strip and having cocktails at my favorite bar. Oh, and getting a hot stone massage. The Wynn Las…

Ate [Sic] Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

I love holiday food. Tenderloin, turkey, sweet potatoes with a marshmallow crust and all of those yummy desserts. But I’ve worked so hard to be healthy the last couple of months with my diet and exercise, that I don’t want to blow it over the next couple of weeks. Plus, as I’ve moved closer to…