Tasty Tips

Grocery List or No?

Grocery List or No?

Oh, for the days of yore! Shopping was so simple then. One walked up to a counter and read off items from a list. The shopkeeper located each item on the shelves behind him and set it on the counter. He weighed out the flour […]

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 […]

Grocery List Must Have

Grocery List Must Have

Your thoughts? Grocery List Must Have or Do Without? Do I really need to tell you how important a shopping list is? Are you one of those people who can remember everything they need for the coming week from the grocery store without a list? […]

Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen Gadgets

I once read about a chef who claimed he did all of his cooking with only the following items: one medium saucepan, one medium skillet, one high quality chef’s knife, one equally good paring knife, one wooden spoon and one wire whisk. The article claimed […]

Singin’ the Lunch Box Blues? –Change Your Tune!

Singin’ the Lunch Box Blues? –Change Your Tune!

Remember your plan? The one you made last summer for how you would send your family to school and work with healthy, appealing lunches in trendy lunch bags or boxes? You would make them in the evening and have them neatly packed and ready near […]

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 […]

Mason Jar Salads

Mason Jar Salads

Mason Jar Salads are delicious but preparing a really good one is a bit labor intensive. No wonder many salads end up being some lettuce leaves and cherry tomatoes on a plate! A salad is also a perfect lunch to pack. Except, who wants to […]

One Smart Cookie – Brain Health Workshop

One Smart Cookie – Brain Health Workshop

“One Smart Cookie – Brain Health” a workshop that I’m excited to present at Del Webb, Huntley, IL, on August 10. The discussions points will be on how promote brain health and to help delay the symptoms of, and perhaps even prevent, Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve […]

Tea–the other beverage

Tea–the other beverage

Tea. The Other Beverage. Our American “coffee break” is a “tea break” in the British Isles and Ireland. In fact, most American travelers to Britain complain that they can’t find a good cup of coffee there; and British visitors to our shores claim we have […]