Carrot-Cake Thumbprint Cookies [RECIPE]

Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies

Does carrot cake get your mouth watering? Then these cookies are just what the doctor ordered! (Photo by Marcus Nilsson)

We’re always excited when we get to introduce you to great new cookbooks with out-of-this-world recipes. Since this is the time of year when lots of families get together to bake cookies, we knew you’d be thrilled to receive several new recipes this week, selected just for you, and all from the beautiful new volume, Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection. We’ve tested several recipes from this book already, and simply can’t say enough good things about it! So stay tuned all this week and discover recipes we know you won’t be able to wait to bake up in your own kitchen. To kick things off, here’s Martha’s Carrot-Cake Thumbprint Cookies. Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post

Pork Medallions with Roasted Root Vegetables and Grapes [RECIPE]

Pork tenderloin with roasted root vegetables and grapes

Pork tenderloin with roasted root vegetables and grapes is a low calorie, low fat way to enjoy the bounty of the harvest season. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Few things say autumn to me like a huge platter of roasted veggies served alongside one of my favorite cuts of meat, pork tenderloin. I love it because it is a tasty cut that cooks quickly, but it also has great health benefits. If you’re watching your figure, tenderloin has only 93 calories per 3-ounce serving and is very lean. It is also rich in selenium which helps regulate your metabolism and protects the cells that line your blood vessels from damage. The addition of grapes lends moisture and a touch of natural sweetness to the meal. The best thing about this fall feast is that it looks simply gorgeous on your plate. Enjoy! Read more of this post

Glazed Carrots [RECIPE]

Glazed carrots are an easy way to add this wholesome root vegetable to your diet.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

I’m always looking for new ways to add vegetables to my diet, particularly carrots since they have such great health benefits. This powerful orange root veggie is chock full of beta carotene, fiber, antioxidants, not to mention vitamins A, C, K, B8, and other powerful nutrients. As a result, they not only improve our eyesight but also helps lower the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. This simple, delicious recipe is one of my favorites and pairs well with practically any meal. Read more of this post

Are Baby Carrots Bad For You? [VIDEO]

Baby carrots

Baby carrots might be a snack-sized way to add veggies to your diet. But are they good for you? (Photo by m01229, Flickr)

Upon perusing the produce section at the supermarket, ‘baby carrots’ may seem ready made for mindless, healthy eating. After all, they’re already cut, peeled and ready for munching. But are they bad for you? The answer may surprise you. Read more of this post

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Our Chicken Tortellini Soup makes for a delicious and comforting meal on a cool autumn day.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

With the arrival of autumn and cooler temperatures, soup is the natural food of choice in our kitchen. We love it because we can eat off one big pot all week, or serve it up to guests for a wonderful Sunday afternoon supper. This week we craved the hearty goodness and delicious Italian flavors of this yummy Chicken Tortellini Soup. Serve it alongside a tossed salad and warm Italian bread with an olive oil dipping sauce for a complete meal.  Read more of this post