Easy, Breezy Summer Family Cooler

Cranberry-Lime Cooler It’s a refreshingly different beverage to pair with any meal of the day. 6-oz. can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed 4 c. cold water 16-oz. bottle cranberry juice cocktail 1/4 c. orange drink mix ice cubes Garnish: fresh mint sprigs Prepare limeade with water in a large pitcher. Stir in cranberry juice and orange … Continue reading

Almost Like Starbucks’ Yogurt Parfait

4 ounces nonfat plain yogurt 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (if almond’s not your fav measure less/ substitute vanilla). 1/4 cup raspberries (or any fruit). 1/4 cup fiber breakfast cereal (I like eatwell Harvest-grain, High Fiber cereal). 1/2 – 1 packet sugar substitute I kept my Starbucks’ parfait container and I mix the young art, extract, … Continue reading

Chocolate Eclair Cake

Chocolate Eclair Cake Crust: 1 cup water 1/2 cup butter/ margine 1 cup flour 4 large eggs Filling: 1 (8 ounce) package low fat cream cheese, softened 1 large box (5.1 ounces) sugar free vanilla instant pudding 3 cups 2 % milk (skim won’t set well) Topping: 1 8 oz. container fat free cool whip … Continue reading

Faux Rocky Mountain Oysters

Faux Rocky Mountain Oysters I have a very broad appreciation of the unusual when it comes to food. I have tasted Rocky Mountain Oysters with a horseradish dipping sauce while vacationing in Colorado. And I enjoy offering a ‘not frequently prepared’ food item at my dinner parties. Faux Rocky Mountain Oysters will be the highlight … Continue reading

Faux Escargot

Yes, I am rather fearless in trying new dishes. As you are aware caviar is a fav of mine, but escarot. . .Well, let me tell you a little story. At Provencal, a local French restaurant, a member of my plotting group ordered a round of escargot for everyone to share. Not wanting to appear … Continue reading

Downton Abbey Luncheon–Followed by a DVD Marathon

The war is over, but intrigue, crisis, romance, and change still grip the beloved estate in the thrilling new season of Downton Abbey. Written and created by Julian Fellowes, with its all-star returning cast and Oscar-winning guest star Shirley MacLaine, Downton Abbey, Season 3 premieres January 6, 2013 on Masterpiece classic! Until then, explore all … Continue reading