Main Course – 6/8 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


You guys are gonna hate me for this one. Here, I present to you, a “light” version of fried chicken.  ‘ It’s kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it?  Putting the word “light” right next to “fried”?  But sometimes, an occasion or your taste buds just scream for something fried, don’t they?  Life sure does get […]

Forever and a day ago, I subscribed to the newsletter from Jillian Michaels’ website.  Last week, I got my first newsletter. The first newsletter I got, I saw a recipe that I wanted to try RIGHT NOW.  But, my mom and I always wait and try new recipes together, so we made it today, and […]

People often ask how I come up with my recipes, and I often say, “Trial and error and error and error.” And it’s true. Sometimes I get lucky and a dish comes together immediately. But more often, it takes attempt after attempt to get a recipe right. This dish is an example. I set out […]

Audrey from Progress Not Perfection recently shared this recipe with us, and says it is delicioso, so I am taking her word for it – thanks Audrey! INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp honey 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped 4 5-oz lean boneless pork chops, trimmed of visible […]

Although I’m a work at home mom now, I had a corporate job for 8 years, complete with the cubicle farm, pipelines, spreadsheets, and status meetings. Each and every day the all important “What’s for Lunch” email would circulate between me and my co-workers. It went something like this: Does anyone want to get out […]

I found this recipe on the Weight Watchers website.  You can do no wrong with this one- go make it now. General Tsao’s Chicken Ingredients: 3/4 cups canned chicken broth, reduced-sodium 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1tbsp white wine vinegar 1/2 tp ground ginger 2 tsp peanut oil […]

I love asparagus and this time of year it seems to be readily available and reasonably priced! This recipe is one I haven’t tried, but I do plan to make it this week. It sounds so fresh and light, but filling! I think I’ll substitute some Barilla Plus fettuccine noodles in place of regular because […]

light meals POINTS® Value: 4 Servings: 4 Preparation Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 4 min Level of Difficulty: Easy Loaded with spice and lots of great flavor. Wrap in foil and take with you for an on-the-go lunch or dinner. Ingredients 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning 1 tbsp all-purpose flour 1 tsp paprika 3/4 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless […]

This recipe was shared with us by Fergie at Living, Loving, Laughing. It sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing, Fergie! Tortellini and Broccoli Alfredo Points Value: 5 (*I added shrimp to the recipe so my version may be 7 points) Prep: 4 minutes Cook: 10 minutes 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated three-cheese tortellini 1 (12-ounce) package fresh […]

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Comfort Foods Diet cookbook. It’s an awesome cookbook, and this recipe is the BOMB! Seriously, who knew lasagna could be healthy, and if it’s healthy, it certainly won’t taste good, right? WRONG!! Trust me on this one. My son (5) and daughter (17 months) gobbled it […]

I came across this recipe on Weight Watchers Online today and hope to try it this weekend. Ham is a staple around our house for Easter, but as you know, it’s just not that good for you. So anytime I find a recipe to lighten up a favorite, I give it a whirl! If ham […]

For those of us looking for a ham alternative this Easter, the Sisterhood has dug this one up for you! I’ve never tried this recipe, but it sounds wonderful and best of all, EASY!!! Who doesn’t love easy when you’re planning a dinner, getting Easter baskets ready, eggs dyed, going to church, etc. Easter Pork […]

My all time favorite Italian restaurant, Vinny’s, has cooked up a little dish just for me and the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. Well, I’m sharing it with you, so it’s for you too! I’m really good friends with the owners of the restaurant and one of them has been on and off of Weight […]

I found this on the WW site and thought it sounds delicious! I think it would be great over chicken and mushrooms! Enjoy! sauces POINTS® Value: 2 Servings: 4 Preparation Time: 12 min Cooking Time: 0 min Level of Difficulty: Easy Our slimmed-down version of this Italian classic relies on chicken broth (and just a little olive […]

This recipe is for our very first recipe carnival! I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Comfort Foods – Diet cookbook. Enjoy! 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts 3T lime juice 1T chili powder 1C frozen corn 1C chunky salsa 12 fat-free flour tortillas (6 inches, warmed) sour cream, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, […]