One my favorite part of the holidays is cooking and baking all the goodies that I either don’t allow myself to have very often, or dishes that are a pain to make, or both. Think mac & cheese, pumpkin and apple pies and chocolate raspberry cake.
For Christmas 2013, The New Me also baked a Weight Watchers recipe for German chocolate cake. Actually, it’s an upside down German chocolate cake, and it was freakin’ DELICIOUS! Because I have Type 2 diabetes, I haven’t tasted real GCC in years. A lot of years. So maybe to you this recipe will taste a little “less than”. It should. There’s less sugar, less coconut and less frosting, and it is just fine..
So, I loved the cake, but what I didn’t expect was that the recipe produced a ton of it. Five egg whites lifted the batter to make a sheet cake in a 13×9 pan that was almost more than 3 inches thick. I had a big SMH moment (shaking my head) as I pulled the heaving cake from the oven.
It wasn’t the first time that I’ve thought, Surely, I am not the only NotMom who loves to cook and wishes for recipes that won’t serve Kate + Eight. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in August 2013 that “living alone has become more widespread as the rising number of one-person households offset the shrinking number of married households with children”. Hmm.
Stuff started bubbling and one thing led to another…and tomorrow we’re launching Saturdays in The NotMom Kitchen! So much more than recipes.
Two new NotMom writers will post on alternating Saturdays with commentary, how-to’s, and tips on food and nutrition focused on the distinctive needs of one- or two-person households. Long term, you’ll find their posts on new pages under the menu tab for NotMom U.
- Wellness for One (or Two) is already a specialty for Samantha Pollack. You might remember meeting her in TheNotMom Blogger Profile in November 2013. She’s a certified holistic health coach and a certified personal trainer. Sam’s all about finding the fun in healthy food choices and behaviors, and finding solutions for eating challenges in little households (Are you buying – and wasting – too much food, too?)
- In the Small Batch Kitchen, Faye Davenport shares how she’s making her lifelong passion for cooking good food and baking delicious desserts fit the realities of her life. I can personally testify: She.Can.Cook! Trying to get good results with only a toaster oven and a too-small freezer? Got a craving for homemade soup but no space or desire for a vat of leftovers? She’s your girl. Faye’s first post on Saturday, January 18 offers a ‘just enough’ chocolate chip cookie recipe perfect for a January night. Yes!