Sunday, April 25, 2010


This is soooo fast and easy it's ridiculous. In about 15 minutes it will be done and you will have a nice soup to go with a yummy salad. I used a couple of fresh tomatoes so you get the homemade love, but of course you can use a can of diced tomatoes if that is all you have on hand.

1 can of chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
2 medium fresh tomatoes(diced)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 8oz can of tomato sauce (I use Hunt's products)
2 tablespoons of tomato paste (again Hunt's)
1 teaspoon Splenda (or whatever sugar sub you prefer)
1/4 teaspoon crushed thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together in a sauce pan and simmer for about 10-12 minutes. I also sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on top when I serve it. This is very goooooood!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This is a staple quick salad for spring and summer days. It goes well at BBQ'S and everybody loves it. I even made it for Easter--everyone loved it.

1 cup raw broccoli crowns, cut into small pieces

1 red onion

6 slices of crumbled bacon

4 to 8 ounces of shedded cheddar cheese (more or less to taste)

handful of sunflower seeds

Dressing ingrediants

1 cup mayo

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons splenda 
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Mix the salad ingredients together and than in another bowl mix the dressing ingredients. Now mix them both together until well blended, chill and enjoy.