Do you ever get in a groove with making different ethnic dishes? The last few weeks I’ve made several Chinese dishes, here and here. Last week I headed South from China and landed in Thailand (in my palate anyways)! I love the freshness that Thai cuisine provides. Being a lover of lettuce wraps I decided to make Thai Chicken Wraps… Read More
The weather has been so beautiful lately, and I’ve been spending every moment I can in my garden. There’s so much been going on at the Charmer. The deck is almost finished, the master bedroom remodel is in process, the kitchen is getting a cottage updo and the bathroom has two paint samples on it. I feel like I’m going… Read More
A favorite meal at the Charmer House is Fried Chicken but not the deep oil fried version! In 1996 I found a recipe that turned out to be The Best Healthy Oven Fried Chicken in Cooking Light Magazine. It seems I’ve always been on a diet my whole life, but a true test of a good healthy recipe is when… Read More
I’ve been trying to incorporate more fiber into our diets. We love soup anytime of the year, but especially during winter. I typically make Chicken Noodle soup, but decided to change it up a bit and make Chicken and White Bean Soup. Legumes (beans) add great protein and fiber to a diet. I also wanted a quick and easy recipe… Read More
You might not know it, but I love Latin food. So when I find a new recipe that I can make in my slow cooker – well I just couldn’t find a reason not to. Slow Cooker Chicken a la Criolla had me at hello. It has such great flavor and is healthy too. There isn’t anything I would change… Read More
Smiles Everyone, It’s time… It was time in January, It was time in February, and it is definitely time now!!!! The time for me to get serious, about losing weight. I found myself last summer, for the first time, not wearing shorts, I found myself “avoiding’ seeing people I knew. I found myself not wanting to go out, because someone… Read More
One of my most favorite meals is Roast Chicken. It is an easy weekday meal, as well as an elegant Sunday dinner! It is also consistently delicious. I have been making this recipe for years. Please try it, I believe you will love it as much as I do!