Applesauce Bran Flax Muffins

by zesty on October 24, 2011 · 8 comments

Happy Monday!   Why did I make applesauce based muffins?  Well, Saturday we were shopping and the kids were strolling down the aisle with us and all of a sudden I hear…. let’s buy applesauce , let’s buy applesauce.  I was like… ummm OK so I picked up the 6 individual servings of unsweetened applesauce and [...]


Chicken and Apple Casserole

by zesty on May 18, 2011 · 7 comments

Middle of the week…. Whoooo Hooooo!  And believe it or not it is not raining here.  The amount of rain we have had here in the past 4 weeks is nuts.  I feel I have to buy a baler so I can get the grass cut.  I was out last night in between rain drops [...]


Minty Pea and Apple Rice

by zesty on May 16, 2011 · 1 comment

Good morning!  I have a tendency to use the ingredients on hand and come up with some odd pairings, unique combination or just all out crazy dishes.  For this dish, I combined the fresh taste of mint and crunchy royal gala apples, green peas and some jasmine rice.  Interesting combination?  Tasty?  I would say yes [...]

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College-Friendly n’ Healthy Snacks

by zesty on September 22, 2010 · 6 comments

Help The Students Event: Day 16 By: Amie Valpone, HHP, AADP Nutritionist and author of The Healthy Apple, Heading off to college? Pack some of my portable snacks to keep your tummy satisfied whether you’re in class, studying in the library or trying to find healthy fare in the dining halls…these healthy nibbles are [...]


Let's Go Bananas!

by zesty on May 19, 2010 · 12 comments

Happy Wednesday!  Ever just feel that there is one food that is so versatile for any meal?  I think for me it has to be the banana.  Whether it is breakfast, lunch , dinner or dessert – the banana can make you happy.  High in potassium and fiber (9 grams for one), bananas are a [...]


Happy Monday! What a weekend we had…  to say it was a busy weekend would be an understatement but it was so much fun.  Saturday started with a visit to the house, three truck loads of junk to the dump, checking out the temporary driveway (woo hoo!), followed by a “PEI Spud Run for children”.  [...]


Curried Pumpkin and Apple Soup

by zesty on September 24, 2009 · 18 comments


Hi Cooking Readers, I am Mellissa from A Fit and Spicy Life and am very excited to be doing a guest post while Cooking is out of town. I thought I would share one of my fall favorites made with ingredients that are in season now and spices that really complement those flavors! Since this [...]


Off the Cuff French Toast

by zesty on November 6, 2008 · 28 comments

Happy Thursday everyone!  Oh boy, have I got a story for you!  The other night I was hanging around the house after work wondering what to have for supper. This usually leads to ordering take out from some restaurant when no plans have been made.  So an idea pops into my head… lets go grab some [...]


How to Make Caramel Apples

by zesty on October 16, 2008 · 19 comments

Since apple picking was just this past weekend – I wanted to share another really quick classic treat. The caramel apple! Now this recipe is dead easy and tastes so good.  The flavours are endless with this treat but I chose just a quick simple method to tantalize your taste buds and bring everyone back [...]


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