Should you go green? That is the question. We're not talking about a quest for conservation. We're talking about the heavily-hyped Debbie Meyer Green Bags that are supposed to increase the longevity of fruits and vegetables. So do they really work? We put these bags to the test.
My husband and I run our own business and keep an incredibly busy schedule. As such, neither... Read More
The NuWave oven is a counter top oven that combines the principles of convection (moving air) and infrared (heat waves) to cook food more efficiently than a traditional oven, taking 50% less time and 85% less energy.
It has many uses including baking, steaming and frying. The small size and versatility of the NuWave oven make it sound appealing for cooks who want to make the most of their time and kitchen space. It also promises healthier... Read More
Do you spend a little more on organic or stick with the regular non-organic fruit? It all depends on the fruits you are buying. Here's a great rule of thumb to remember -- thin skin, go organic and thick skin, it's ok to go non-organic.
Purchase your organic fruits in the produce, canned and frozen food aisles of your local grocery store. Expect to pay a little more for organic. That's because you're consuming the cost of enjoying organic fruits... Read More
Breakfast sandwiches are great until you factor in all the steps: toasting, egg poaching/frying, breakfast meat prep, etc. No wonder there's such a line at the drive-thru in the morning. It's easy to pick up a greasy McMuffin -- but most people don't want to take the time to prepare a more healthful sandwich before they leave home. Plus, factor in the "extras" of a value meal -- hash browns, sugary soda or coffee, etc.,... Read More
In many households, the whistle of a teakettle is no longer part of every quiet afternoon at home. While boiling water in the microwave will work, a teakettle is both a handy tool and a stylish kitchen accessory. Cooks who prepare tea along with meals or snacks will enjoy being able to use the microwave for other things while heating water. Those who own electric teakettles will appreciate being able to heat large volumes of water quickly and... Read More
You need only to visit the section in any department store that displays bathroom scales to discover very quickly that analog scales are becoming dinosaurs. In fact, you will be hard pressed to find an analog scale these days. However, with all of the new scales on the market today, how do you weigh the scales in terms of their performance?
Weighing the Scales
The current digital models of bathroom scales come in a variety... Read More
Deep fat frying is a method of cooking turkey submerged in oil and fried at high temperatures. This cooking method started in the Deep South several years ago and has grown in popularity across America. Deep-frying your turkey is much faster and easier than spending hours cooking the turkey in the kitchen.
But cooking turkey in oil at high temperatures does pose its health risks and cooking turkey in oil can... Read More
With all the television commercials, magazine advertisements and general hype about sports drinks, you might be inclined to think that you need to grab that bottle of Gatorade before heading to the gym. The simple truth is that for most of us that is just not necessary. Unless you are going to be exercising in extreme heat or for an extended time (more than 90 minutes), good old fashioned water is going to be the best thing for your body. ... Read More
Mousse is a versatile foam hair-styling product that can be used on most hair types with great success. When it's first dispensed from its aerosol housing, mousse is a foam that closely resembles delicate whipped cream - but once you put it in your hair, it magically disappears while amping up the volume.
Mousse comes in a few varieties, and can be used on curly hair, straight hair and especially on hair in... Read More
The temperatures might be dropping, but that doesn't mean the Cool-It Caddy still isn't a hot gift item this holiday season. When you are looking for something for the someone who almost has it all, think Cool-It Caddy. This great gift is ideal for anyone who has ever left her cosmetics in a hot car, only to find them a melted mess. By the time you finally discover your favorite MAC lipstick is nothing more than a mushy memory of... Read More