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Peanut butter vanilla cream oatmeal

    1/3 cup Regular Oats, uncooked
    1 t coffeemate coffee creamer sugar free french vanilla (powdered)
    1T vanilla pudding mix, fat free, sugar free
    1 tbsp Skippy Natural Chunky Peanut Butter
    2 pumps Torani surgar free vanilla syrup
    1/2 cup  1% milk
    dash of salt
    In a medium bowl, combine creamer with a little warm water. Add pudding mix and syrup. Stir well. Add oats and milk; stir.  Add peanut butter and sprinkle with a dash of salt.  Microwave for 3 minutes on high.  Be sure to watch it because it can overflow.   Remove from microwave and mix in the peanut butter.   Let sit to thicken about a minute.  If too thick add water or milk and stir well.

Lemon Herb Broiled Tilapia


4 tilapia fillets

lemon flavored olive oil (or olive oil+  crystallized lemon like True Lemon)

McCormicks Lemon Herb Seasoning (different than lemon pepper)

Freshly ground sea salt and coarse ground pepper

Brush fillets with olive oil, coating well.  Flip over and brush other side with olive oil.  Sprinkle with seasonings and broil on high for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

I served with peas/steamed broccoli and baked potatoes.  I had a baked sweet potato.  Even my father loved this!  (And if you’ve read the about me, you know that is saying something.)

Super easy/quick/healthy meal!!

Attention Chocoholics! 5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE


Received this in my email yesterday.  I haven’t tried it, but can’t imagine it’s not delicious!  Please note these pictures were in the email I received, they are not mine.


4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).




Tipped out of mug


I’m back!!


Okay everyone,

Sorry about the delay.  It’s been so long that I thought I would just jump right back in with a recipe.  This is something that I made tonight.  It was super super quick and pretty good too.  It wasn’t phenomenal, but it could be tweaked.


2 lbs of ground beef

2 packages of taco seasoning

2 cups water

2 cups quick cook rice, uncooked

1 cup shredded cheddar

tortilla chips

shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa, and other taco toppings


In a large saucepan, brown ground beef.  Drain if necessary.  Add taco seasoning and water.  Bring to a boil.  Add rice and return to a boil.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until rice is cooked.

Serve with tortilla chips and other toppings.

Fixed as is, this is a little bland.  Maybe a third packet of seasoning or add onions, minced garlic and garlic powder to the beef as it’s browning.  Some crushed red pepper would add some heat. 

Let me know how you like it and how you fixed it!