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Donut Ho: Easy Donut Holes Recipe

March 22, 2013

I did not grow up depression era, but as a participator in the organic food movement, I tend to hoard scraps and wallow in a puddle of “waste not, want not” when it comes to food. Bacon rinds get frozen to be tossed into bean soups. Chicken bones are hoarded in the freezer to become […]

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Redefining Fit: Why You Should Stop Dieting Right Now

March 20, 2013

There are a lot of diets out there. Like—a lot. So how do you know which one works best for you? Here’s a secret about all those pills and point systems and food restrictions: they work—if you stick to them. But after you get tired of no-carb, no-fun cauliflower pizza or detoxing once a week […]

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Farro: Not Just For the Egyptians

February 21, 2013

If I left things up to my child, he would eat nothing but pilfered items from the candy drawer (no judging) and fur-bedazzled bites of string cheese he finds under his Thinking Chair.  Sometimes I get mom guilt and feel like he should be eating nourishment molecules that aren’t in the form of refined corn […]

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Taming the Ta-Ta: A Chick’s Guide to Chicken Titties

February 8, 2013

It shocks me how many people eat boneless, skinless chicken breast on a daily basis.  Sure, it’s lean protein.  Sure, it’s versatile.  But the oft overlooked facts are that it’s a) more expensive, and b) less delicious than it’s slightly more “rugged” counterparts.  I generally steer clear of chicken breasts entirely, allowing dieters, bodybuilders, and […]

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Quick, Balanced Breakfast Smoothie

January 31, 2013

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but who has time?  You do, as long as you have two minutes, a blender, and a desire for a delicious, healthy, well-balanced meal.  This breakfast smoothie contains: complex carbs, healthy fat and a naturally sweet flavor.  It is both delicious and quick–super-duper quick […]

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Super Bowl Food: The Way Of The Chicken Wing

January 24, 2013

In general, when I use the term “Super Bowl,” I’m referring to the only non-mixing bowl in the house that is large enough to hold an entire box of cereal with appropriate levels of milk. (Side note: I have always viewed a box of cereal as a serving. It’s why I can’t eat cereal every […]

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Tips and Tricks For Speedy Stews

January 10, 2013

Winter is the time of year where we picture ourselves using crock pots and heavy dutch crockery to prepare hearty stews and pot roasts for our families.  What says “I love you” better than long-simmered meats and vegetables and hunks of potato-like tubers?  Nothing, say I, which is why Hallmark has repeatedly refused to give […]

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We Crave: Strawberry Spinach Salad And Dressing Recipe

December 28, 2012

I’ve been making this strawberry spinach salad for as long as I can remember. The combination of the sweetness of the strawberries and the bite of the feta cheese is like teenagers throwing a rave in your mouth. But I guess it’s not so much the salad as it is THE DRESSING. It’s made from […]

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We Crave: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe EVER

November 6, 2012

In the late 90′s and into 2001, I owned and operated a catering company. And far and above the most popular dessert item on the menu was my chocolate chip cookies, The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER. It’s only fitting that with the Holidays quickly approaching, I share this recipe with you. The Best Chocolate […]

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We Crave: Apple Crisp

October 19, 2012

Every Fall, my family heads out to one of the local apple orchards to spend a chilly Sunday morning picking apples. It’s become a tradition and I look forward to eating and making delicious treats from the half bushel we bring home for our family of four. One of my favorite things to make is […]

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