The Healthy Cook

About the Author

The Healthy Cook - Contributor

Nancy Smith is a wife of 40 years, mother of 2 grown children and grandmother of 2. She enjoys being creative through cooking, quilting, knitting, home decorating, and tole painting. Encouraging others to learn new things no matter what age is a priority to her and is expressed through teaching piano, quilting, and sewing. She has been a life time member at goal of Weight Watchers for the past 3 years and feels strongly that eating healthy should be a delicious adventure and a worthy goal.

Articles & Features

The Last Soup - Beef and Mushroom Barley Soup

The month of May sure has unpredictable weather in Southern California! I just reorganized my clothes closet with all my winter stuff pushed to the back and then we get a rainy, cold snap! So... I put on a warm, cozy, sweatshirt and tried a new recipe for soup. Read More...

Budget Friendly - Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Easy on the budget, healthy, and delicious! Wow, what a combination! This casserole is only $2.47 per serving. Read More...

The Mystery of the Pass - Pearl Pass Pancakes That Is!

Does anyone know where Pearl Pass is? If you Google it, you will find it is a cross country ski trail going from Aspen, Colorado to Crested Butte, Colorado and is quite famous for its difficulty! I don't ski but I know a really great pancake recipe when I see one. Read More...

No Sacrifice in Taste - Macaroni and Four Cheeses

Everyone seems to love mac and cheese, especially men and kids! When I decided to focus on cooking more healthy meals for my family, I knew I still had to please my husband, my grown kids when they came to visit, and my grandkids. That's a tall order! Read More...

Comfort Food To The Rescue - Pork and Hominy Stew!

This stew will make you feel warm and toasty on the inside during this cold and frosty weather outside. And it is nice to know you're preparing something for your family that tastes yummy and is healthy too! Read More...

Best Kept Secret - Steel Cut Oats!

One of my favorite breakfast foods has always been hot oatmeal, especially on these cold mornings. My sweet Lacey, a 10 year old Australian Shepherd, and I come out into the kitchen, I turn on the heater, and get breakfast started. Read More...