July 2012

Grilled Romaine and Blue Cheese Salad

Grilled Romaine and Blue Cheese Salad@ ahealthylifeforme.com

  Grilled Romaine is one of those contradiction of what you know of a salad; cold and crisp, where grilled romaine is warm and wilted.   Once you taste it you want it again, it really is delicious.  The key to grilling romaine is to do it over medium-low heat more towards medium than low […]

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Milkweed Bug- Good or Bad?

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There are two types of Milkweed Bugs that love to hang out on the Milkweed plants: the Large Large Milkweed Bug and the Small Milkweed Bug.  Both feed on the seeds of the Milkweed plants.  They look almost exactly the same, except for, you guessed it, one is smaller than the other. Now what is a Milkweed Plant? […]

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French 75 Cocktail


I was first introduced to this delicious cocktail as I celebrated 2010 New Year in New York with my wonderful husband and our friends Janet and Joe.  We went to a restaurant called Abe & Arthurs for our New Years dinner and Janet and I ended 2009 off right drinking French 75’s.  I remember wishing […]

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Goat Cheese and Honey Fig Crackers

Goat Cheese and Honey Fig Crackers at www.ahealthylifeforme.com

This is the perfect appetizer.  It takes no time to put together (I mean it takes minutes), it is delicious, (OMG delicious) and it has bacon in it! Here is the thing, I used these crackers that are so addictive.  I found them at the Fresh Market, called Fig Crackers made by The Fine Cheese […]

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Spicy and Sweet Corn Mac-N-Cheese


Year after year since I started gardening I have grown chile and pepper plants.  Year after year I let my husband talk me in to growing way more pepper plants than the average family would **ever** need.  This year I held back and only grew a few plants, jalapeno, banana, bell, Serrano and poblano.  So […]

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Soft Pretzel Sticks

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On Sunday while I was drinking my coffee and checking out recipes on the web, Food & Wine posted a picture of these beautiful pretzel sticks.   The house was quiet because both of our boys are out of town right now, so I decided to try out the recipe.  Jim popped into the kitchen […]

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