Cool and Crisp: Watermelon-Lime Granita

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For a refreshing summertime dessert, try Watermelon-Lime Granita. This is so easy and only 3 ingredients. How could you go wrong? Van from Boutwell Studios asked me on a podcast I did recently for Birmingham Magazine what he could do with his leftover watermelon. I thought this was a fabulous recipe to share. It’s so cool and refreshing and the perfect combination of watermelon and lime. My kids loved it!

Lower-Fat Cookies: Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies

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With only 118 calories and 6 grams of fat, you can make these easy, delicious cookies with ease. Instead of using store-bought cookie dough, try these heavenly chocolate delights. It’s the end of June, and I’m in heavy recipe testing for Christmas cookies-just one of the perks and odd things to work on Christmas in the summer and summer in the heart of Winter.

Low-Fat Skillet Pork with Mushrooms in 15 Minutes

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I get many requests for really fast recipes from friends who, like me, are moving at the speed of light. When I create a recipe that only takes 15 minutes, is healthy, delicious and child-friendly, I feel like I have hit the jackpot. This recipe is not only all of those things, but it’s also under 10 dollars for the entire dish. It doesn’t get much better than that. See this recipe on Nashville’s News Channel 5 on “Talk of the Town” Thursday 11 a.m. where I will be preparing budget-friendly skillet meals.