Category: Food

Menu Planning Save Time in the Kitchen

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

I always find that the hardest hour of the day, aptly nicknamed “the witching hour” is the one before dinner. At about 5:00 pm, my kids start losing it, and so do I! When they were younger, I would cook dinner with a wiggly baby in my arms and a toddler hanging on my leg… […]

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Grocery Tips for Shopping Smarter in 2012

| January 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Do you do the grocery shopping in your house? An unofficial survey among my circle of friends has shown that in most homes, the mom does the grocery shopping. In our house, my husband and I share the chore, but in his childhood home, his dad — a.k.a. my father-in-law, Bob — always did the […]

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Better Candy Choices for Halloween

| October 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Not only is Halloween candy bad for the kids, but it’s difficult for the adults to walk buy those childhood favorite treats as well.  Besides how bad can a miniature Snickers be?  Well it’s not just the calories, the increased sugar will also make you crave more carbs. It’s a vicious cycle.
There are better options […]

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Huge Increase Of Peanut Butter Prices starting this Month

| October 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

We all know that the price of food is increasing what feels like daily but, recent news about peanut butter was really alarming to me. The price of peanut butter, a long-time family favorite and a staple of the daily American diet, is expected to increase by at least 30 percent beginning Oct. 31.
Three of […]

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Meatless Monday Crock Pot Recipe: Zucchini Ziti

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Back on the menu planning bandwagon… this week is presented with a request for attention to healthier recipes. Now, I will be honest, I gave this entirely too much thought. DO NOT fall into that trap. I don’t know about you when the time I give something too much thought is exactly the time it […]

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World Food Day 2011

| October 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

World Food Day is on October 16. The sole purposed is to bring awareness to the global issue of hunger. Each year it is observed in order to bring more support and make an impact on a local level. This year makes the 31st observance of World Food Day which was started by the United […]

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Learn About Different Types of Squash

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Squash is very versatile, and there are lots to choose from this time of year. We’ll be sharing recipes with you in the coming weeks, but first wanted to review some of the most popular types of squash you will find during the fall.
My favorite, Butternut Squash.  It’s beige in color and is shaped like a […]

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Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe

| October 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Nothing I love more than a Pumpkin Pie in the Fall, but my family likes Pecan Pie as well.  Why not have two of the best desserts in one?
3 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 […]

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Foods For Healthy Skin and Meal Plan

| October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am a reader of all things GOOP and a recent newsletter had an interview with Dr. Perricone. All the questions were on the connection between what we eat and how our skin looks. A quote from Dr. Perricone was “I’ve created a day’s worth of recipes as an example of how to load up […]

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Carnival Cruise Line’s Pumpkin Soup Recipe

| October 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

One of my favorite things on a cruise is the food! The rich and creamy soups they serve are nothing like you will find on dry land. If you have something amazing to eat while onboard remember to ask our waiter for the recipe because many times they will share it. Here is Carnival’s delicious […]

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