How to Make Slow Cooker Lasagna, Minestrone and White Wine Chicken

Good Morning Texas asked me to be part of their ‘slow cooker challenge’.  I created three savory weeknight dinners and I had such fun!  Any of these dishes would be perfect for a weeknight meal. If you have a few minutes in the morning before you leave the house, toss some ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do its magic.  There’s nothing more comforting than returning home after […] Read Full Post

Easy Tips for Chopping Herbs

No matter what time of year, I always keep fresh herbs in my refrigerator.  It could be basil for a caprese salad, rosemary for roasting hearty root vegetables, or thyme for stews.  They’re my secret weapon for livening up my weeknight meals.  But there are different techniques for different herbs.  Here is a quick 1 minute tutorial on how to wash and cut them.  After they’ve been washed, I store  […] Read Full Post

Easter and Passover No Bake Desserts

Springtime sweets are irresistible! Bunny ears, chocolate eggs, and a flurry of coconut always gets me excited about making cute, edible crafts.  But I’m not a baker. At all.  For my Good Morning Texas, I came up with the simplest desserts for Easter and Passover that are no-bake and no-fuss.    Please let me know ow yours turn out.  Happy Easter or Happy Passover! Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 10.55.10 AM For these little chocolate nests simply use […] Read Full Post

New Reel!

This video is a short introduction into who I am, my personal life as a wife and Mom of two young boys, and some of my recent work.  I created Dinner Reinvented while I was working as the lifestyle reporter for a Dallas tv station.  As a busy, working Mom I was struggling getting healthy weeknight meals on the table.  I know my challenge is one every Mom faces as […] Read Full Post

Spaghetti Bolognese using leftover meatballs

A sweet, rich meat sauce is always a welcome treat in my home.  My boys can’t get enough of spaghetti and meatballs, but my husband and I tire of eating the same thing several days in a row. This is an easy way to reinvent leftover meatballs. Just crumble, sauté along with your favorite jarred tomato sauce and add some fresh herbs to liven it up.  I also add a  […] Read Full Post

How to Brew The Perfect Iced Tea And Infused Water

Down here in Texas, iced tea is a thang. It’s the first beverage you offer guests when they come over for a visit.  Good Morning Texas asked me to offer some tips on brewing the perfect glass of iced tea and share my recipes for ‘spa water’.  I leave a large beverage dispenser on my kitchen island full of cucumber mint water or melon water.  It looks gorgeous and encourages […] Read Full Post

Dinner Reinvented on The Daily Buzz!

Who doesn’t love meatloaf, mashed potatoes and steam green peas? This classic American dish is a family favorite, but it could use some refreshing! I took the leftovers I had from dinner and created this simple shepherd’s pie.  It was featured on the national morning show, The Daily Buzz. If you missed it, you can watch the video for the easy how-to.  (It was also featured on Emotional Mojo tv,which […] Read Full Post

Dinner Reinvented featured on national tv show Emotional Mojo

If you haven’t checked out Emotional Mojo, it’s a national morning show that focuses on feel good news and lifestyle segments that are designed to empower and inspire.  Right up my alley.  They asked me to share a Dinner Reinvented recipe on their show and below you’ll find the clip and recipe.  I took a classic American dinner, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas, and transformed it into a classic Irish […] Read Full Post

Reinventing the Classic Cheeseburger

I’m on vacation at the beach and that calls for chill nights grilling out burgers.  Maybe it’s the Jewish mother in me, but I always make too much food! I have every intention of eating the leftovers, but a day old burger on a day old bun just doesn’t sound that inviting! But it makes for the perfect stratta.  Stratta is an Italian dish somewhere between a quiche and a  […] Read Full Post

Getting in Shape After Having a Baby

Two weeks after I had my second son, Kessler, I was back in the gym.  But I quickly got frustrated, my body wasn’t bouncing back as quickly as it did when I had my first son two years earlier.  And it wasn’t just the scale, I had a tough time getting tone and firm again.  I did this segment for AOL On and got some great tips from Dallas Equinox […] Read Full Post