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

Chicken Pot Pie Using Leftovers

I dreamed of snow days when I was in school, but now it’s my 3-year-old who is thrilled when we get one of these quick storms that leaves a layer of ice on the roads.  By the way, here in Dallas it was 80 degrees on Saturday and by Sunday afternoon it was 24! Today my hands will be full running after the kids instead of working, and there will […] Read Full Post

Make Lunch using Last Night’s Leftovers

Dinner leftovers tasty the next night, but with a little creativity they also make the best lunches! Save some money and reinvent last night’s dinner into a healthy and easy lunch dish.  Good Morning Texas asked me to share some of my recipes on this morning’s show and here’s what I came up with:
  • Chicken Fajitas: Chicken Lettuce Wrap.  Simply place sliced chicken and grilled veggies in a tortilla
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How To Make Peanut Butter and Almond Milk

Have you ever looked at the ingredient label on a jar of peanut butter? Most of them contain a long list of preservatives and bonding agents like mono and dyglicerides (an animal or vegetable derived emulsifier) and other stuff I can’t pronounce.  It’s surprisingly easy to make your own.  On this Good Morning Texas segment I show you the simplest recipe for DIY peanut butter. I threw in another favorite, […] Read Full Post

The Easiest Meatball Recipe

Kofta is the Middle Eastern version of the traditional meatball and my father’s recipe can’t be beat!  He made these for us growing up, grilling them leisurely on Sunday afternoons.  Now I make them for my own children and nephews, and they’re still a hit! The pine nuts are my favorite part, they add a crunchy, buttery taste with every bite. On weeknights, the last thing I have time to […] Read Full Post