Whether you don't want to heat up the kitchen or the demands of getting the kids out the door are upon you, it's nice to have a few no-bake cookie recipes on hand. We thought we would share some of our favorites with you.
Cranberry Coconut Bars
This first recipe, Cranberry Coconut Bars, is more of a big kid cookie-it has too much fruit and too many nuts in it to suit most youngsters. But it so scrumptious and easy, we had... Read More
Do you want to become a "skinny bitch?"
And authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin do not mean it in a derogatory way. No, there is nothing bad about transforming into a woman who wants to stop eating crap and begin looking wonderful. Their definition of a skinny bitch is a person who likes food, eat... Read More
Conscious eating is all the rage, with numerous movements-local first, all organic, green living, etc.-celebrating the virtues of consuming foods that are good for the body and the Earth. This is great news for American families who have an interest in following a more balanced and healthy diet, as the market for nutritious and more natural food products has grown at a staggering rate.
But with this... Read More
We're all looking for that perfect pie, or cookies, or loaf of bread. It doesn't always happen. In our experience, there are four reasons that account for most of the less than perfect products.
Under baking or over baking. This has to be nemesis number one. Breads are often under-baked and cookies are often over-baked. Under baked bread is soggy. Crusty breads will never be crusty if the temperature doesn't get high enough to... Read More
Nothing beats the taste of freshly baked goodies such as cookies, brownies or bread. However, you may not always be able to enjoy them as fresh as they came out of the oven every time you want to. Bakeries would do everything to assure you that the baked goods you get from them are oven-fresh but it happens that they will still go stale and lose their delicious taste once they are exposed to air for some time. Fortunately, there are some... Read More
A lot of people still don't know there are fat-burning foods that can actually increase the number of fat calories your body burns each day. These are known as free foods and are generally low in calories; in fact, some of these foods are so low in calories that your body actually burns more calories metabolizing them than the total amount of calories in the food itself.
Although fat burning foods are important for anyone who wants to lose... Read More
I was sitting there watching one of my favorite TV shows when a cookie craving hit me. As I watched one of the main characters take her chocolate chip cookies off the baking sheet, I drooled at the prospect of some freshly baked cookies.
I wanted something that was easy, quick, and didn't require me to go out and buy ingredients. So I searched the Internet, figuring peanut butter cookies would do the trick. I was surprised to find... Read More
Do your children love spending time with you in the kitchen? If so, maybe it's time to start teaching them simple cooking lessons by letting them help you prepare the family meals. Letting your kids help in the kitchen can be both instructive and fun for you and your little ones. If you are ready, you might want to have some kitchen gadgets for kids that will keep them occupied and help them safely learn the ABCs of cooking. ... Read More
You're sitting at your desk, it's 11:00 a.m., and your normal lunch time is still a few hours away. You have a couple of choices. You can go back in time and remind your 7:00 a.m. self to pack an apple and a handful of granola. Or you can grab a snack from the vending machine.
Unless you find yourself in the kind of place full of hip, cutting-edge vending machines that are filled with healthy foods, you probably don't have a whole... Read More
Beginning the year with a clean, organized and well-stocked pantry will go a long way in helping you meet your diet goals. Start by tossing anything that's past its expiration date. If there's unopened, nonperishable food that you know no one in your household will eat, then donate it to a local soup kitchen or food pantry. From there, start taking a look at labels, particularly at items that contain trans fat. Anything that contains it,... Read More