Secret Restaurant Recipes**
If your home budget seems a bit squeezed lately--and whose
isn't?--chances are you haven't been able to enjoy eating out as
much as you'd like. Now, you can cook all your
restaurant recipes at home, for a fraction of the cost!
Make popular dishes from popular fast-food and chain restaurants.
Surprise your family. Amaze your friends. Feed your
P.S. From Cate--The best part about cooking restaurant
home? You can apply my "Real People Don't Diet" strategy to
dish. Customize your recipes and lose weight while you "dine
at home. Get the best of both worlds!
Thanks to all who
visited my vacation food diary at:
Check out what I
ate and drank--it sure isn't the stuff of "diets".
If you want proof
that I exist, you can go here to check out some
photos from all
the beach and family fun:
pictures of the chair game, a gorgeous sunrise, and yes,
one picture of me
in a bathing suit (very carefully chosen, to be sure).
Well, if this
isn't a time for comfort food, I don't know what is!
has arrived (and what a shock for us, returning to the
10 days in much warmer South Carolina).
The economic news
isn't good and many folks are stressed about their
The election is
nearly here and regardless of where you stand or how you'll
vote, you have to
admit the incessant talk on the news and cable channels is full of a
whole lot of negativity.
So what to
do? Get together with the family, slow down the schedule, and
pull out some of those warm, comforting recipes that make you and your
belly feel full and happy.
Do comfort foods
go hand-in-hand with winter weight
gain? Not necessarily. Many comfort foods aren't
fattening or non-nutritious. Those that are can be changed
bit in order to become much more weight-friendly. And best of
you can avoid comfort food weight gain through simple portion control,
or side dish and beverage choices.
details? Read my book and personal story: "Real
thing about comfort foods is that they're usually created with
very inexpensive ingredients. Casseroles and skillet
meals can be doubled or tripled and stored in the freezer for quick
dinners on cold nights. Slow-cooked meals make it possible to
deliver home-cooked goodness just about every night of the week, no
matter what your schedule looks like.
If you're at a
loss as to what comfort food looks like, or you're interested in trying
out some new recipes, here are some good websites I've come across that
may give you some ideas.
information on Campbell's soups, go here:
these before, but my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks have
comfort-food recipes that are easy to prepare.
recipes, maybe during a family night complete with
games or other cozy activities. You'll be amazed at
what it does for
your blood pressure.
Happy Fall, and
remember to stay positive!