Easy Banana Smoothies

This recipe is very simple and requires little time. I love making them in the morning for breakfast. You need: Milk, 1 Frozen Banana and cinnamon Use a blender to blend the milk (about half a cup) and the frozen banana. Then add the cinnamon and continue to blend. That is it!! Sometimes I like it a little sweeter, so I will add one packet of splenda. Serve immediately!
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Elephant Bar

Over the weekend, my mom came to visit and we had a lot planned. Not only was it Mom’s day for the sorority, but we wanted to go shopping, check out the local market and also get a chance to go out to eat. On Friday night after my mom arrived, we went out to dinner. She told me to pick anywhere I wanted, and so I decided on the Elephant Bar. I had been there a couple times before, but it was always a treat because it is more expensive than I usually spend in the dining area. Since
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Mom’s Day Potluck

Over the weekend, we had Mom’s Day for Alpha Chi Omega. This was a really fun event because all the mom’s came up for the day and were able to spend time with us. The day consisted of a potluck and nail day at the salon. For the potluck, we ordered Jimmy John Subs for the main course. To add to this, we all were required to bring food. Freshman were required to bring desserts. Sophomores were required to bring side dishes. Juniors were required to bring chips and Seniors were required to bring drinks. This ended up working very
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Vegetarian: Winter squash and Root Vegetable Gratin

Who doesn’t love the humble potato? Ok, so maybe during that whole low-carb craze I may have shied away from baked potatoes for a little while, but it sure didn’t take long for me to be wooed by a yummy potato salad or some rich scalloped potatoes.  Especially in the cold New York winter, potatoes are a solid staple of my pantry.  This might be because potatoes are a staple in my family.  Growing up in Connecticut, I ate steaming baked potatoes on winter nights in my mother’s kitchen.  A few holiday seasons back, I watched my Dad resurrect an
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Devilish Eggs Recipe

Image via Wikipedia I love making devilish eggs when my eggs in the fridge are about to go bad. You can make them very easily and it is a great snack! This snack is also a healthier option. To make this….Cut a hard-boiled egg (see Tip, below) in half. Combine 1 teaspoon low-fat mayonnaise, 1/4 teaspoon whole-grain mustard and a pinch each of salt and pepper and dollop it on the egg. Makes: 1 serving. Per serving: 91 calories. What you get: Protein. Kitchen tip: To hard-boil eggs, place in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring
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Vegetarian Fast Lasagna Roll Ups

Today’s Paper Plate du Jour is a vegetarian lasagna roll up that is simple to make.  It is a satisfying comfort food without being heavy.  About 16 years ago, I took a class at the gym called “Think Light” which focused on weight loss and real cooking.  This is an adaptation of the recipe from that program.  This week I have been revisiting some of those recipes since I ate my way through 10 funerals and Production Baking class last year.  While I am not imposing marshall refrigerator law in my house, I am looking for lower calorie versions of foods my kids will eat that
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Happy New Year!!!!

Image via Wikipedia We are almost at the end of 2010! This year has flown by for me, but I am very excited to start the new year off right! I only have one year left in college… I am now the president of my sorority… I am very excited for what’s in store for me in the future! But before 2011, I have my new years eve celebrations of course. Tomorrow, I start during the day at my boyfriend’s house. Every year, his family does an appetizer meal while watching The Twilight Zone New Years Eve Special. The appetizers
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Denny’s 2 4 6 8

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Since I am in college, everything I do is on a budget. I am always looking for new deals, coupons and savings to conserve my limited budget. I don’t go out to eat that much because it gets expensive, but it every once in awhile I treat myself and enjoy a nice meal without the work of cooking. Yesterday, my boyfriend suggested going to Denny’s, a restaurant I haven’t been to in years. Usually when I treat myself, I go to unique restaurants with a cool theme or exotic food I can not cook
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I’ll be home for Christmas…

Image by Eva Ganeshavia Flickr The past two weeks, I have been home for the holidays. It has been very nice to see everyone, but it also throws off my daily routine. Usually, I am in charge of everything, have a set busy schedule to follow, and barley have time for meals. Now that I am home, it is so different. I still have been working part time over break, but besides that, my break is pretty free. Most people who come home from breaks enjoy the time without preparing meals. Personally I miss cooking. Although I am super busy
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Caramelized Red Onion Pizza Recipe

Looking for a vegetarian main course? Try this Caramelized Red Onion Pizza.  I made it last night for dinner and the leftovers at lunch today were just as good.   It is moist and full-flavored without any high-calorie layer of cheese – just a hint of feta on top of a mound of sweet, caramelized red onions.  the Swiss chard cooks down nicely once baked.  Use your favorite pizza dough recipe.  I made my pizza dough with my bread machine (here’s a link to the exact same bread machine that I have) – using whole wheat flour, of course.  To save
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