Most people fear the task of making homemade candy because they hear stories of candy thermometers and high-heat, quick-preparation methods where one wrong move could cost you the recipe. We've put together some great low-fuss recipes that will be a hit in your candy jar!
Don't think that fancy decorated truffles are a candy shop exclusive. They're quite simple and fun to... Read More
If you just can't resist rich desserts, know that you are not alone. Everyone craves a sweet treat every now and then but whether you are looking to lose a few pounds, keep a fantastic figure, or can't eat sugar for medical reasons, searching for a delicious sugar-free dessert can seem impossible (or expensive).
Don't despair! If you like your desserts fresh and enjoy being in your kitchen, you can whip... Read More
Does your diet prohibit all of your favorites? Then take a trip to the Mediterranean. Dieting doesn't have to be about deprivation, especially when you follow a Mediterranean-style way of eating. There's not one "particular" Mediterranean diet, but they all emphasize fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, bread, dairy, fish, poultry and wine. Olive oil is the primary source of fat, offering the healthful monounsaturated kind -... 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
Fruit is a perfect diet food, especially for those of us who have a mean sweet tooth. It can curb cravings, boost antioxidants and offers a multitude of other health benefits. But the kind of fruit you eat is almost less important than how it's packaged. Whether you prefer canned, frozen, dry or fresh, weigh the pros and cons and the impact they have on your diet. Dried fruit is certainly convenient, portable and tasty. But it's also easy... Read More
Dessert takes on a new meaning when you try to work the word "healthy" into it. You can tell by the looks on your husband and kids' faces that they have visions of dry, hard, granola bars and vegetables masquerading as dessert. But you can spin a lot of healthful foods into dessert dishes with just a little tweaking and a promise to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Fondue Party! ... Read More
When you're on the go and can't stop to eat, what can you do to quiet those growling stomachs without having to drive through and pick up unhealthy food? Pack snack bags with good-for-you grub that will allow you to finish what you need to do without making a food run. There are an almost a dizzying array of snacks on grocery store shelves, and it's hard to find ones that don't include an unhealthy amount of fat, sugar, salt or other... Read More
I know a person who spends hours working out every day - 6 days a week. He has been doing this for the last 60 days and has not lost a single pound. How is that possible? The answer is quite simple - he never changed his diet!
When it comes to looking good and feeling good, healthy weight plays... Read More