Recipes

30-Second Chocolate Cake – Just 100 Calories!

It’s freezing in Buffalo, and cold weather always makes me hungry. Here’s a decadent recipe with only 100 calories. Yum! 2 tbsp. flour 1 1/2 tbsp. no-calorie sweetener (or real sugar) 2 tsp. cocoa powder 1/4 tsp. baking powder Pinch of salt 2 tbsp. milk 1 tsp. oil 1 drop of vanilla extract Spray a mug or ramekin with cooking spray. In the cup combine the flour, sweetener, cocoa powder,... »

Bolder, Healthier and Easier Meals

(Family Features) One of the challenges of cooking at home is creating bold and unique flavors with healthy, organic and wholesome ingredients without spending hours in the kitchen. With the right tools, you don’t have to go to extremes or make drastic changes to eat healthy. Try these tips to prepare tasty, healthy meals in less time: Double or triple up on ingredients: If you’re making a r... »

Happier Healthy Holidays

(Family Features) The holidays are filled with temptations and opportunities to over-indulge, and if you’re managing your health and weight, the season can feel anything but merry. Depriving yourself of your favorite holiday treats isn’t only unpleasant, it’s also unnecessary. Many experts recommend that instead, you focus on building a healthier lifestyle through a well-balanced, long-term eating... »

Easy Back to School Dinners

7 Easy Back-to-School Dinners (Family Features) When the school bells start ringing, putting wholesome and tasty family dinners on the table can get a lot harder to schedule. These simple, seasonal recipes – from one-pot taco skillets to sheet pan pork tenderloin – can help you own the school-year dinner routine. With all the cleanup time you’ll save, visit McCormick.com or find McCormick on Faceb... »

Get Foiled: Gochujang Glazed Chicken

Servings: 4, Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 45 minutes 4 tablespoons rice vinegar seasoned with roasted garlic 2 teaspoons red chile bean paste (gochujang) 6 tablespoons maple syrup 4 teaspoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons, olive oil 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper 8  chicken thighs 4 cups fresh cauliflower, riced (use grater or food processor so cau... »

Get Ready for Back-to-School With These Easy Recipes

7 One-Pot Recipes for Back-to-School Season (Family Features) School is back in session, and so are hectic weeknights with little time to cook dinner. Instead of reaching for ready-made meals or takeout, serve up tasty one-pot dinners made with wholesome ingredients like spaghetti squash and quinoa. These seven kid-friendly recipes bring everything together in a single baking dish or skillet, so t... »

Blueberry Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

by Cooking ala Mel There is nothing quite like blueberries to kick off the summer season. Combine them with ripe bananas to make this gluten free blueberry banana bread using almond and coconut flours to keep it high in fiber and protein. A hint of liquid stevia adds just the right amount of sweetness to the naturally sweet bananas. A bit of lemon zest and lots of bursting blueberries really make ... »

Double Chocolate Strawberry Muffins (Gluten Free)

Double Chocolate Strawberry Muffins (Gluten Free) – Another Great Recipe from Melinda Novak at Cooking ala Mel These muffins are great for stashing away in the freezer, ready for a crazy morning when you don’t have time, or for when a chocolate craving strikes. Ingredients (yields 1 dozen muffins) 1 cup almond meal (I use Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp... »

Double Chocolate Strawberry Muffins (Gluten Free)

Another Great Recipe from Melinda Novak, who attended pharmacy school at UB at Cooking ala Mel  These muffins are great for stashing away in the freezer, ready for a crazy morning when you don’t have time, or for when a chocolate craving strikes. Ingredients (yields 1 dozen muffins) 1 cup almond meal (I use Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ba... »

Soup – Perfect for Cold Weather

Simple, Satisfying Soup for Supper Southwestern Bean and Pasta Soup (Family Features) A hearty, flavorful bowl of soup on a chilly night is hard to beat. But if the thought of preparing soup from scratch makes you think “nice idea, but too time consuming,” it’s time to rethink soup making. Minimum prep and maximum flavor is what you get with Southwestern Bean and Pasta Soup. It g... »

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