Seasonal

Sparkle, Sizzle, Pop! Celebrating the USA

Sparkle, Sizzle, Pop! Celebrating the USA

Celebrating the July 4th holiday vary from an impromptu BBQ with family or friends, attending a festival, watching or participating in a parade, fireworks, taking a road trip or just relaxing at home. No matter how you celebrate the USA, remember 3 letters and enjoy […]

Dressing or Stuffing?

Dressing or Stuffing?

Oh my! What did I get myself into when I decided to write a blog discussing that holiday dinner favorite—stuffing. Or is it dressing? For a really fun time, pose this question to a group of adults from different backgrounds. If the group is gathered […]

Crockpot Christmas

Crockpot Christmas

I’ve hosted several Crockpot Cooking Classes these past few months and I started thinking that it might be fun to have a Crockpot Christmas Dinner.  This is a term I created. Crockpot Christmas Dinner simply means that all the dishes for christmas dinner are made […]

Cookie Exchange

Cookie Exchange

My teenaged daughter hosted a cookie exchange party the other day. The younger generation has picked up some of our fun ideas! It was neat to hear the girls laughing and talking as they swapped cookies and shared recipes. They were also experiencing some important […]

Don’t Blame Turkeys!

Don’t Blame Turkeys!

Don’t blame turkeys for the calories you pack on this holiday season! Diet programs and garment sellers are depending on us to gain weight, you know. Holiday dinners have so many calories that any diet plan can be shot to pieces at just one sitting […]

Winter Squash

Winter Squash

If you Google “winter squash” you will either be delighted or dismayed by the kaleidoscope of photos, articles and recipes presenting the many varieties of winter squashes available. One writer even says that since there are just too many different types to learn about, you […]

Cranberry, Amazing Antioxidant

Cranberry, Amazing Antioxidant

As a child, I was fascinated by the canned cranberry sauce my mother served at holiday meals. Released from the can, it retained the shape and the indentations of the can. It seemed so wondrous. I also thought cranberries were only sold for Thanksgiving and […]

Challenge of Halloween

Challenge of Halloween

Was that you I saw standing in the candy aisle at the grocery store with a confused look on your face? That, is the Challenge of Halloween. Halloween brings out the nutritional worst in us, doesn’t it? I know people who say, “Come on! It’s one […]

Autumn’s Amazing Colors

Autumn’s Amazing Colors

Isn’t Autumn amazing? Colors everywhere! (For those of us in the cooler parts of our country.) If the trees of red, gold and orange weren’t enough, every kind of colorful vegetable is being harvested and sold right now. Farm stands and produce departments alike become […]

Green is Your Color

Green is Your Color

No matter what color your favorite football team wears, green is your color nutrition-wise. “Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to improve your health,” says Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, author of The Veggie Queen. I remember my mother serving a peach half […]