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Slow Kitchen Changes For Kids

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Stonyfield, and I’m proud to be a #StonyfieldBlogger, yet my opinions are always my own. Moms, you know how it is introducing new foods to kids.  Pediatricians say to introduce a new food a zillion times before declaring defeat in the healthy food department, don’t they?  Kids […]

Continue Reading By on April 18, 2016 in cooking, food, organic

New USDA Report Recommends Shifts to Healthier Eating

Could picking more fruits and vegetables while holding the sugar, salt and fat help you live better?  The latest dietary guidelines by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services reminds you that yes, you are what you eat. The newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages healthy eating patterns […]

Continue Reading By on February 1, 2016 in agriculture, cooking

Stretching the Winter Food Budget

FREE newsletter here! Have the holidays left you tapped out, stressed and dreading the next credit card bill?  Did Christmas dinner and New Year’s revelry stretch your budget beyond the limit?  Maybe you can ease into the new year by using some simple tricks to become more frugal in these winter months. Here are a […]

Continue Reading By on January 7, 2016 in canning, cooking, food, frugal

How I Killed the Kombucha & Other Green for the Mainstream Confessions

Have you tried kombucha lately?  Apparently, people have been making the stuff for ages — an interesting concoction based on a glob of goo that creates a tasty fermented drink for your health. Now that modern science is confirming what some have known for centuries, drinks like kombucha are all the rage.  I tried to […]

Continue Reading By on September 24, 2015 in agriculture, blogging, clean couponing, conscious consumerism, cooking, food

Celebrating the Comforts of Soup

Before you even reach the kitchen you know something good is on the stove, because you smell the aroma of homemade soup.  Especially in fall and winter, we savor the comforts as well as the nourishment served up in a bowl or a cup. What makes soup a seasonal favorite?  What goes inside, of course. […]

Continue Reading By on November 5, 2014 in cooking, food, nurture, nutrition

Top Chefs Serve Diverse Tastes at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Can you use bone broth to fortify foods for kids, even convince picky eaters to try some greens?  The chefs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital know how.  They start with the most wholesome, safe, fresh ingredients possible.  Director of Culinary Operations Miles McMath showed me on a behind-the-lines kitchen tour for Flour Sack Mama […]

Continue Reading By on March 25, 2014 in agriculture, cancer, children, cooking, eating well, garden, nutrition

Peaches & Cream for the #StonyfieldGreek Pancake Challenge

*Because this recipe was chosen as the YoGetters winner in the pancake challenge, we won a cast-iron pancake griddle PLUS we’re giving one away!  (giveaway closed) Thanks Stonyfield! Pancakes were a breakfast favorite when I was growing up.  Mom always made the batter from scratch. I enjoy finding time now to make scratch treats like pancakes […]

Continue Reading By on February 24, 2014 in cooking, organic, recipe, Yo-Getters, yogurt