Pumpkin pie flavor in a bite-sized, hand-held treat?!? Yes, please! I love all things pumpkin, especially pumpkin pie. In my family, we typically only enjoy pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. But as the leaves have started changing and the air has started getting chilly, we have found ourselves craving a little preview of that Thanksgiving treat.
These little rollups are so easy to prepare and are ready in minutes, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time and effort to get that pumpkin pie experience. They are super-cute and delicious, too! (more…)
I had an entirely different post scheduled for today, but I made these a few days ago, and I was so excited by how delicious they turned out that I just had to post them right away!
There is nothing super-special about the ingredients, but turning them into twirls really boosted the fun factor. They are so cute, and kids love to eat cute food! Oh, who am I kidding…I am the one who likes to eat cute food!!
I used whole wheat pizza dough for the extra shot of fiber, and turkey pepperoni to minimize the fat. I also used reduced-fat shredded mozzarella for the same reason. Of course I had sneak a veggie in there, and even though the spinach was not ‘hidden’, no one minded it at all! (more…)
This past weekend we enjoyed perfect early fall weather, with cooler temperatures, low humidity, a nice breeze, and warm, bright sunshine. I loved it! It really got me in the mood for all things fall, like mums, pumpkins, and of course caramel apples! Then I started thinking about the Salted Caramel Mocha I had from Starbucks yesterday (what a wonderful treat!) and the idea hit me. Salted caramel apples! My mouth started watering just thinking about it. (more…)
Thing 2 does not like eggplant.
I took that as a challenge.
Why, you may wonder? Well, eggplant is a nutritional POWERHOUSE. There are so many good things in there. Vitamins and minerals are just the beginning.
In addition to vitamin A, a bunch of B vitamins, folate, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, eggplant contains compounds that are thought to prevent cancer. One of those compounds, chlorogenic acid, is an antioxidant and is also antimutagenic (inhibits cell mutations) and antiviral as well. The skin of the eggplant contains nasunin, which is also an antioxidant, but has the bonus of being antiangiogenic (prevents cancer cells from creating their own blood vessels to increase their blood supply). [Information source: LiveStrong.com]
And that is not even mentioning that eggplant is loaded with fiber, has zero fat, and only 27 calories in a 1 cup serving!
So, I made it my mission to see if I could get Thing 2 to not only eat eggplant, but actually enjoy it! (more…)
Just a note: This recipe originally appeared as a guest post on Anyonita Nibbles. I am now posting the recipe here as well for archiving purposes! My original writeup is still here and the recipe is below. Check out Anyonita’s site as well, she has a ton of great recipes! Enjoy!
Happy Saturday everyone! I want to invite you to head over to one of my favorite blogs, Anyonita Nibbles. Anyonita graciously invited me to guest post on her blog, and the post is up and ready for you to view! You do not want to miss this recipe for Baked Crab and Mushroom Wontons…they are hand-held, kid-friendly, nutritious fun!
I know I have featured quite a few meatless entrees in recent posts. Lent always gets me thinking about meatless dinners.
If you are not Catholic (or even if you are), you may not be aware of the true purpose behind abstaining from eating meat on Fridays during Lent. One misunderstanding is that it is supposed to be a sacrificial practice, and therefore people wonder how it makes sense to be able to eat lobster or other delicious seafood on Fridays in Lent instead of beef or chicken. (more…)
I just made this awesome dip in preparation for the food fest later today also known as the SuperBowl.
No matter which team you are cheering for, you have to have munchies around for the game! I love crackers with creamy dips, and this recipe allows me to enjoy them without feeling so guilty later.
For families, you can ease up on the jalapenos, but I really like this dip to have a little bite in it so I added some extra! The kids will just have to stick to the sour cream and onion dip this time! (more…)
Welcome to the new home for this blog! DizzyBusyandHungry.com is now live! Yippee!
This is very exciting, as I now have my own domain name and site! It has been an adventure getting everything set up and converted over from the old site. I am really happy with the new design! I am a little less happy with the formatting of the past posts that I converted, but I will continue to try to work on fixing them. In the meantime, I didn’t want to delay making the transition so I could start posting new entries on this site! (more…)