29 November 2008

Recipe - Dennys MINI Louisiana Lyon Oven Pancake





Dennys MINI Louisiana Lyon Oven Pancake - Light, easy, quick meal for two! Try it with fresh lemon and powdered sugar or drizzled with chocolate! Yummy!

26 November 2008

We Believe In Santa





We Believe In Santa - great article with tons of wonderful Santa photos and his believers. You can join for free the We Believe In Santa fan club and spread some goodwill this season!
Photo by Julie, David and Family @ flickr

19 November 2008

Foods We Love to Hate: Knowing Why


Foods We Love to Hate: Knowing Why

Photo by Vin Crosbie @ flickr

Have you ever considered what foods you hate and why you hate them? There may be more to it than finicky tastebuds.

Article by Denny Lyon

16 November 2008

Healthy Recipe - Oatmeal Pancakes with Cherries


Dennys Oatmeal Pancakes with Cherries

Heart-healthy, easy to make and vegetarian!


Here is a wonderful and hearty recipe for cold weather days - and lazy Sundays! This recipe is heart-healthy with lots of oatmeal, cherries for the mineral iron and buttermilk as the American version of yogurt.

15 November 2008

Healthy Recipe - Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tofu


Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Note from Denny: Found this fun little healthy recipe using lots of chocolate over at the photography site of flickr! Enjoy!



Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tofu
- vegan recipe


Yields about 12 large cookies

Photo and recipe by freakapotimus @ flickr


Ingredients


1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup unrefined sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon fine-grained sea salt
1/2 cup soy margarine
1/2 cup silken tofu OR 2 eggs (3 eggs for a cakey texture)
1 teaspoon almond OR vanilla extract


Optional: try adding 1 cup nuts to the dry ingredients!



Preheat oven to 350 F.

Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment.

In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
Blend margarine, tofu (or egg), almond (or vanilla) extract.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.
Drop cookie dough onto sheet using a tablespoon.


Bake 15-20 minutes, or until cookie bottoms begin to brown.
Briefly cool on a cooling rack--they are tasty warm!



Note from freakapotimus @ flickr: For the batch I made yesterday, I used the equivalant of two eggs instead of the three called for, and they came out a bit less cakey but still chewey and moist. Although I feel bad I cheated on the vegan-ness by using Swiss-made dairy chocolate chips.
This was my first time making this recipe, and the cookies turned out so yummy delicious! It's an easy-to-follow recipe that can, without any trouble, be vegan--I find it's tastier with the tofu!


13 November 2008

Healthy Recipe - Low Gluten Cornbread




Dennys Low Gluten Southern Cornbread - This is very low-gluten and wonderfully moist and satisfying. White corn meal cornbread is lighter than yellow. Fast and easy for beginner cooks! Vegetarian too!

08 November 2008

Cat Hammock Photo and Life Quote



"Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cats and Dogs Friendship Quote




"The only way to have a friend is to be one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Photo by HaPe Gera @ flickr

06 November 2008

Love Quote 6 Nov 2008



My first post on this blog! :)

“Pass it forward for it is in the passing of love from heart to heart that truly gives us an enduring legacy!” - Denny Lyon, 12 October 2008

Photo by Kjunstorms @ flickr

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