No Fat, Low Sugar, Healthy Persimmon Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe!

Healthy, No Fat, Low Sugar Persimmon Muffins

I know that’s quite a title but it’s TRUE! A photography client of mine gave me 6 persimmons. So we ate 1 and then no one wanted to eat another one, over an apple or pear, so I baked them into something! They are better than I thought they’d be… tasting like a bran muffin [...]

Meditate while mixing Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffin by Debbie Markham

I really enjoy mixing up some batter or dough and baking it right away with my kids after school.  Then they do homework, I work, and we smell the delicious treats we’ll soon sample after our focused effort.  These fantastic muffins provide dairy, fruit, fiber and protein in 1 healthy, tasty snack item. Grab 2 [...]

Easy Key Lime Cake with White Chocolate Chips

easy key lime cake with white chocolate chips

I’m all about easy, fun, tasty, sort-of-healthy, unique desserts. I buy boxed cake mixes when they’re on sale for $1 a box anytime I see them.  So, having a yellow one on hand, and some sugar free lime Jell-O, I embarked on a new creation. Using milk and yogurt added calcium, protein, B2 and B12, [...]

What’s harder…carving out time? or cleaning up?

angel food cake eaten

My favorite easy cake mix, Angel Food.  “Simply add water” Seeing how quickly I get side-tracked from… well… everything really, I wanted to create a ritual of love with my kids every day, before time slipped away from us!  So, when my kids get home from school I’ve made a tradition of baking right away.  [...]

Easy Blueberry Pancakes with fiber, protein & calcium!

Blueberry Pancakes Box Mix with added Flaxseed, Wheat Bran, Almond Meal

Makes 12 cakes, 100 calories each. My kids & I make breakfast on the weekends.  Our main objective is taste & health, & here’s what we came up with today! 1 1/2 cups Blueberry Pancake box mix 1/2 cup low fat milk 1 egg & 2 egg whites 1/4 cup ground flax seed 1/4 cup [...]

S'More Camping Vacations Please!

Yosemite National Park.  Thank you Abraham Lincoln for preserving a gorgeous area of land so my fast paced spirit can slow down without cell coverage for a week.  It’s a perfect combination of rest, activity (hiking, biking, swimming at the Lodge pool, setting up camp) and creativity (making a meal from whatever’s in your cooler.) [...]

Monster Pancakes!

Regular pancakes are getting boring.  So the kids & I got creative this morning! My healthy start was 1 cup “Heart Smart” Bisquick (adorned with a Box Top for my school), 1/2 cup wheat flour, 1/4 ground flax seed, 1 grated apple with skin, 1 egg + 3 egg whites, 1/4 cu 1% milk, 1 [...]