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Healthier Three-Cheese Shells and Cheese

Healthier Three-Cheese Shells and Cheese

Posted by Anthony on January 16, 2015 in Entree


Serves: 6

Time: 45 min

Difficulty: Easy

For tonight’s dinner, I decided to do another new recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge, and tackle a healthified version of “Mac and Cheese”. After scouring around for various recipes, I landed on a recipe for Three-Cheese Macaroni at the Food Network website. I made a couple slight modifications to the recipe, and the end result was a rich and creamy dish, perfect for a chilly winter evening.

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Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Posted by Anthony on January 10, 2015 in Snack


Serves: 16 (2 tbsp. per serving)

Time: 25 min (active); 20 min (inactive);

Difficulty: Easy

After making two new recipes for my 50 in 15 Challenge for breakfast, I felt even more adventurous this afternoon — enough so to tackle homemade peanut butter. I can in no way claim this as my own, as I found a recipe for Wok Fried Peanut Butter on Alton Brown’s website. Being a big fan of Alton Brown and all the science and information he presents, I’m always trusting of his recipes. So I decided to give his Wok Fried Peanut Butter a shot, making a couple slight modifications including adding a bit more honey than originally called for, as well as making the final peanut butter creamy rather than chunky. Wouldn’t you know it, even with my modifications, I couldn’t be happier with the results!

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Individual Breakfast Quiche

Individual Breakfast Quiche

Posted by Anthony on January 10, 2015 in Breakfast


Serves: 4

Time: 50 min

Difficulty: Easy

Having started today by making a healthier version of cinnamon rolls for breakfast, I also decided to pair the cinnamon rolls with a light and healthy breakfast quiche. I’ve made a variety of quiches and frittatas in the past, but this morning, decided to do smaller, individual-sized quiches. The best part of doing individual quiches is that you can add in whatever fillings you want based on everyone’s personal preference. (I chose to use broccoli florets and diced tomatoes this morning.) And since this was the first time I tackled individual quiches, it was yet another good addition to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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Healthified Cinnamon Rolls

Healthified Cinnamon Rolls

Posted by Anthony on January 10, 2015 in Breakfast


Serves: 12

Time: 1 hr (active); 2 hr (inactive)

Difficulty: Intermediate

Today is going to be a great homemade food day. I know this because I’ve already started the day by making a healthier version of cinnamon rolls for breakfast at my wife’s request. I found the basic recipe on The Picky Eater Blog, making a few minor modifications to it. And while the end result wasn’t quite the same as the tried-and-true old school cinnamon rolls we’re all used to, this lightened (and healthier) version proved to be a suitable substitution for health-conscious eaters like me. It also proved to be a nice addition to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes

Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes

Posted by Anthony on January 8, 2015 in Side


Serves: 6

Time: 45 min

Difficulty: Easy

Today I had just enough beef tenderloin on hand to make one more dinner with it. I also had some potatoes on hand, and decided to get creative and try a new way to prepare the potatoes as a side to the tenderloin. (This also gave me a good excuse to tackle my 3rd new recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge.) I searched a handful of sites for different ways to make mashed potato “cakes”, most of which were same general recipe. So I pared them down to the most basic recipe and gave it a go.

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