Beach Body Workout

Spring break is less than a month away and I am less than beach body ready.  We’ve had a surprisingly cold winter here in Texas, which means lots of hibernating and less outdoor exercising.  I asked fitness guru Courtney Corbeille to teach me a few of her signature moves to get in shape.  She is a Tony nominated dancer who also teaches at my Equinox.  I do this class now […] Read Full Post

Skinny Pina Colada

I’m dreaming of warm, sandy beaches and frothy, decadent cocktails.  I love to order a pina colada when I’m on vacation, but once I learned they were 650 calories it felt more like a guilty pleasure.  And I don’t want to feel guilty about anything when I’m on vacation, or when I’m enjoying a drink for that matter! Here is my lightened up version, it’s only 150 calories but has […] Read Full Post

A Romantic Dinner For Two

It’s freezing here in Texas and my husband’s been traveling a lot for work.  Braised short ribs are one of his favorite things to come home to, and one of my easiest meals to prepare.  This video is from a Good Morning Texas segment I did about creating a romantic dinner at home.  I started with a simple arugula and blood orange salad.  The main dish was braised short ribs  […] Read Full Post

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Filled with rich meat, soft rice and sweet tomato sauce, scooping a spoonful of these stuffed peppers is a weeknight delight.  My Mother made this Mediterranean dish almost weekly while we were growing up and now I continue the same tradition for my husband and children.  I had leftover cooked ground beef and rice from taco night so this was a cinch to assemble and cook.  The best part is […] Read Full Post

Easy, Crispy Fish Tacos

Dinner Reinvented was an idea I had when I was the Lifestyle and Entertainment Reporter for the CW affiliate in Dallas.  At the time I was working like crazy and I had a one-year-old at home.  I took recipes from my kitchen and shared them with my viewers.  Sponsored by grocery delivery, Artizone, it was the beginning of what this site is today.  Here’s one of my first segments, Fish […] Read Full Post

Middle Eastern Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Za’atar is a wild herb that’s especially popular in Israeli cooking. Mixed with sesame seeds, it’s like the Middle Eastern oregano.  You can use dried oregano if you can’t find za’atar in your grocery store, but it’s pretty easy to find now.  The most important part of this dish is roasting it with the skin and bone on.  It keeps white meat moist and super flavorful.  I serve it over […] Read Full Post