Skinny Turkey Meatloaf

This millet and veggie filled turkey meatloaf changed my opinion of an icon of American cuisine. I don’t think I’m a picky eater but I have never cared much for meatloaf, or as I call it loaf-of-meat. In general I find this classic American comfort food greasy, mushy, and lacking in flavor. It seems to me that most people are…

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Don’t Toss that Turkey! More than 20 recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers

I love leftovers! I love reheating them in their original incarnation. I love reconfiguring them into new dishes. I also love packing them up to be frozen and enjoyed a few months down the road. Leftovers make life easy and delicious.  So, imagine my shock when I heard the following statistic last weekend on Northwest Cable New: Americans will throw away…

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Slow Cooker Cabbage and Kielbasa

When it comes to Fall foods the trick is to satisfy the primitive urge to fatten up for hibernation without actually fattening up. This simple Cabbage and Kielbasa recipe is one of my favorites. It completely indulges the desire to fill my belly with cozy food but I won’t need to loosen my belt at the end of the meal. A…

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Making Pizza – A Poem

Today for the first time I hear Fall knocking on the door. Pandora is serenading me – Patti Griffin, Joan Osborn, Cat Power, Stevie Nicks… Child slumbering. Toes toasty in fuzzy pink socks. The extra large mug of tea on the desk still half full of milky warmth. And rain. Absent 67 days. A reminder to gather and store. I want to…

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Tortilla-less “Enchiladas”

Life in the Second Helpings household continues to be a whirlwind. Mr. Second Helpings and I are back from our grand adventure in New York City.  We are both honored and grateful that Weight Watchers gave us the opportunity to be both in New York and featured as success stories for their website.  I want to sit down and give you…

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