Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thin Mint Cookie Truffles

These cute and yummy truffles really do taste just like the thin mint girl scout cookies and they are also perfect for Saint Patrick's Day too.  They are super easy to make and only require a few ingredients.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce

I loved this Pork Carnitas recipe.   The original recipe can be found here in the Mazola® collection of recipes at  Mazola® has been our kind sponsor this month and I have enjoyed working with their heart healthy corn oil.  Their Mazola® Corn Oil is cholesterol free and according to a study is better for your heart than olive oil.  You can find more healthy recipes by clicking here to go to their website.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa

Here is a delicious heart-healthy way to prepare salmon that I tried recently that not only tasted great but also makes a beautiful meal to enjoy.   The nice folks at Mazola® sent me a sample of their Mazola® Corn Oil to try and they also have a collection of recipes that can be found here at  I learned something new while working with this product and that is according to a study; Mazola® Corn Oil lowers cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil.  That was surprising news to me.  You can find more information about other corn oil health benefits by clicking here. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mardi Gras King Cake

This was my first time making a Mardi Gras King Cake and also my first time ever trying one.  I thought it came out very well and my family liked it too.  I wasn't sure what to expect from it but it reminded me of a cross between a cinnamon roll and a honey bun.  I looked around for a good recipe to try and this one had a lot of great reviews that I found on  The only thing I did different from the original recipe was to leave out the raisins and I also scaled back the recipe to just make one cake instead of two.