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sausage and rice squash

Day 1: Sausage & Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

In Giveaways, Healthy, Pork, Vegetables On December 3, 2012 29 Comments

Well hello and happy December. Here in Milwaukee it certainly did not feel like the start to December with weather in the 60s over the weekend. I could… Read More »

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Announcing: 12 Days of Christmas

In Giveaways, Update On November 30, 2012 1 Comment

Happy Friday folks! I just wanted to remind everyone that starting on Monday, December 3rd, Food n’ Focus will be bringing you the 12 days of Christmas. I… Read More »

white bean and chicken chili

White Bean and Chicken Chili

In Poultry, Soup On November 29, 2012 5 Comments

Let’s switch gears today and cook a hearty meal. It’s getting really cold outside and the perfect way to warm up is chili! This is a great twist… Read More »

pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sugared Pumpkin Seeds

In Treats On November 28, 2012 2 Comments

From healthy to indulgent…I’m switching gears today! I’ve had my eye on this cheesecake for as long as I can remember and I thought Thanksgiving was the best… Read More »

butternut mac

The Morning Blend

In Giveaways, Healthy, Pasta On November 27, 2012 33 Comments

Happy Tuesday folks! Whether you’re joining me early today or you’re stopping by after seeing me this morning on The Morning Blend, I’ve got an exciting recipe and… Read More »

brusell sprout salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Hazelnuts & Brown Butter Dressing

In Salad, Vegetables On November 26, 2012 8 Comments

Welcome back! I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I know that I definitely ate way too much pie but it was definitely worth it.  I’m… Read More »

Gouda mashed potatoes

Lightened Gouda Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Apples

In Sides, Vegetables On November 21, 2012 5 Comments

Can anyone else believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow already? I feel like this year is just flying by! For all of you out there still looking for something… Read More »

Caramel Apple

Holiday Update!

In Update On November 20, 2012 0 Comments

Well hello. I’m sure everyone is frantically getting ready for their Thanksgiving festivities this week! I was out of town for the past week visiting Boston, which is… Read More »

pasta

Ultimate Mac ‘n’ Cheese

In Pasta On November 16, 2012 1 Comment

Last month I brought you the lower fat Butternut Mac n’ Cheese. Today I’m bringing you the fully monty.  This Ultimate Mac ‘n’ Cheese comes from the all… Read More »

cookie

M&M and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

In Bakery, Chocolate, Cookies On November 15, 2012 2 Comments

We are now in the final stretch to complete the week! I’m in Boston until Sunday and am on the lookout for some delicious local favorites and foodie… Read More »

southwestern chicken soup

Southwestern Chicken Soup

In Poultry, Soup, Southwest On November 13, 2012 1 Comment

I’m calling this my Tuesday Quickie recipe and it’s also a nice spin on a traditional chicken soup.  And to make this three-fold, it’s a great way to… Read More »

jalapeno poppers

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

In Giveaways, Grilling, Healthy, Sides On November 12, 2012 18 Comments

Raise of hands of how many people were looking for a delicious snack while watching football yesterday… Well next time you’re looking for a game-day snack I’m going… Read More »