by Elizabeth Kelly
"Come on. Just one bite won't hurt you."
"Ewww. It's gross!"
It's a scene that plays out at dinnertime in thousands of households across the country. But if you're picturing a frustrated mother and her rebellious five-year-old, think again. The truth is that many adults turn up their noses at certain foods, and no amount of... Read More
Before you set off on your next family walk or outing, try making one of these super easy trail mixes to keep your energy up.
Quick Fix Mix
2 cups mini pretzels
1 cup cheese snack crackers
1 cup honey roasted peanuts
1 cup raisins
Place all ingredients into a plastic baggie, seal, and then shake. Enjoy!
Chocolate Popcorn Mix
2 cups spoon size shredded wheat cereal
2... Read More
Adding fish to the diet is a delicious way to get lean protein and healthy antioxidants compared to meat and poultry. Many cultures such as Japanese and Mediterranean insist on fish in their diet for many reasons: most fish are a powerhouse for antioxidants, omega-3s, and lean protein. In addition, fish goes with almost anything. When adding fish to the diet it is important to buy the freshest fish on the market.
The freshest fish comes... Read More
"What is this for?" If your cooking utensils include a double boiler, you may have heard this question. You may have even asked it.
Double boilers, while not a commonly used kitchen utensil, are extremely beneficial. They are perfect for preparing cream-based sauces and soups, or desserts requiring melted chocolate. Once you get comfortable using a double boiler, you'll wonder how you lived without it.
A double boiler is essentially a... Read More
There's nothing more comforting than having dinner prepared by lunchtime. While it may sound extremely ambitious, it's actually the work of the oh-so-convenient slow cooker. Anybody who owns a crockpot can attest to the convenience of having the slow cooker do all of the hard work for you. We've got so many recipes that can be made in so little time. From pulled chicken to chunky chili, the possibilities are endless. Here are just a few... Read More
You do not have to be a professional chef to cook like one. In fact, you do not need any training at all to cook delicious and easy meals. For the everyday chef, it is all about having the right tools and equipment. You would not expect a mechanic to fix your car without the right tools, and you would not expect your hairstylist to cut your hair without the right tools. So, in order to cook wonderful meals for your family, be sure that... Read More
Martha Stewart ruined it for everyone. Perfectly sane people now operate under the belief that, in order to have friends over, they need a year of planning, an entire book's worth of chi-chi appetizers, and a venue that looks like it was decorated by a movie set designer.
Martha lied. Having a successful party doesn't require expensive food or intensive cooking skills. Here are five festive tips for feeding your friends that aren't dependent on... Read More
Although cooking in bulk may sound like a lot of work, in the end it really saves you time and money. There are a number of ways that you can accomplish bulk cooking based on your availability and how many people you are cooking for. Cooking in bulk is typically done every-other-week or once a month; however, there are a number of combinations in between that you can try.
Planning Your Menu for Bulk Cooking ... Read More
by Daniel Brown
Beat the heat this summer with cool summer recipes. Don't you look for a drink or cool shake on a hot summer day? Here are some easy recipes that you can prepare in no time. Try them out and serve your family and friends.... Read More
Studies show that when kids eat dinner with their families, they're more likely to have nutritious diets, healthier weights and do better in school. And moms know that sharing a meal together is an important part of building strong families.
In fact, according to an online survey of 1000 moms by the National Milk Mustache "got milk?(r)" campaign, the majority of moms * recognize that dinner is an important time to connect as... Read More