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Cecily

About Cecily

Hi, I’m Cecily and I’m new around here! I cook primarily for my super-picky husband and daughter and occasionally for girls’ night events and such. I’m currently a stay-at-home mom (although I rarely do) and wife. No matter how tired I am in the evenings, I always enjoy cooking dinner. My food philosophy seems to go in cycles, one phase after another. Currently I’m on a “real food” diet; I’m following the whole foods philosophy. I’m trying to get my family to jump on the bandwagon too. Eliminating over-processed, chemical laden “food substances” is a start. I’m trying to add tons of fresh veggies and fruits to our meals, too. Hopefully this phase will last. In the past, I’ve experimented with several diets for overall health and wellness such as The Zone, the paleo diet, vegan, anti-inflammatory and vegetarian. I’ve also gone through phases of totally gluttony: the Krispy Kreme and nacho diet just didn’t work out. Maintaining a healthy diet for the family is easier said than done. My five-year-old likes to gag to show her disgust after tasting foods she doesn’t like. My recipes reflect my experiences with my ever-changing diet philosophies (some super healthy, some, just fun and yummy) as well as my childhood in the South and the seven years I spent living in New Mexico. Regardless of what my current food philosophy may be, one thing has always remained the same: I love to cook and eat. I hope you enjoy my recipes as much as I do!

tomato soup
Easy Creamy Tomato Soup

As Fall approaches and temps get cooler, you may be thinking about serving warm and comforting soups to your family.  I used to wait tables at an awesome place in Silver City, NM called Diane’s Restaurant.  One of my favorite menu items was their creamy tomato soup with garlic croutons.  This easy recipe is my attempt to recreate […]

banana bread
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe sounds decadent but it’s not.  It’s actually a healthy update on plain old banana bread.  Whole wheat flour replaces white.  Instead of oil, I use peanut butter as well as less sugar than the average banana bread recipe.  This bread is not overly sweet; the sweetness comes mostly from the ripe bananas and dark chocolate chips […]

Assembling the lasagna
Quick and Easy Spinach Lasagna

Love lasagna?  Does your greasy, meaty, high-calorie version need a makeover?   This super easy recipe nixes the meat as well as substitutes whole wheat lasagna noodles for traditional white, and uses part-skim cheeses.  You also get a dose of healthy spinach in this cheesy one-dish meal.  Filling ingredients are mixed in a food processor to […]

red enchiladas with egg
New Mexico Red Chile Cheese Enchiladas

A big welcome to our newest contributor, Cecily!  Read a little about her here… Red or green? That’s the New Mexico state question; as in, would you like red or green chile on your enchiladas?  Having lived in southern New Mexico for seven years, I love red chile.  Well, I love green too, come to […]

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About Cecily

Hi, I’m Cecily and I’m new around here! I cook primarily for my super-picky husband and daughter and occasionally for girls’ night events and such. I’m currently a stay-at-home mom (although I rarely do) and wife. No matter how tired I am in the evenings, I always enjoy cooking dinner. My food philosophy seems to […]