Food brings people together. For me, that is the greatest gift I’ve received from my love of cooking. It brings my friends and family together. It helps them retreat from their worries and stresses, and gives me great joy watching them eat my culinary delights.
I’ve been a Weight Watchers fan for years now. I love the philosophy that healthy eating is a lifestyle, and that there is room for great foods like pizza and fries in any eating plan, as long as it’s balanced with wise food choices as well. My friend, Dar, can attest to my love for french fries! 🙂
I started collecting recipes that fit within the Weight Watchers plan. That was the beginning of my love affair with the Food Network, cooking magazines and cookbooks. I’ve spent many happy hours reading recipes. I’m always thinking about how I could turn those recipes into healthy, weight reducing, blood pressure lowering, cholesterol lowering meals.
Anyway, some of my cooking adventures are a success, and some could use some work. While my husband is always appreciative, I can tell by the look on his face when a recipe isn’t a hit. It’s actually quite comical watching him try to find a way to put into words his dislike, without hurting my feelings!
In the process of all this trial and error, I’ve learned a few things I want to share, and I’ve collected some terrific recipes along the way. Many of these recipes are from magazines and cookbooks. Some are modified versions of other people’s recipes, and some are my own. I will always post a reference to the contributor of the original recipe, and do my best to provide an accurate nutrition listing.