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Nov.17.2013
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In my home Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, as we gather around the table with food and family. But if you're hosting Thanksgiving, this festive, fun-filled day can also you leave you stressed and anxious. Although the day can be busy, with lots of dishes to...
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Jun.12.2013
Exhilaration and excitement comes with wedding preparations, the wedding and then the honeymoon! However, newlyweds often have a reality adjustment once all the bags are unpacked. Nothing is more intimidating than the kitchen and preparing a home-cooked meal can seem like a daunting task to...
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May.20.2013
May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and you may be surprised to find out that arthritis is the second most frequently reported chronic condition, with more than 100 types of arthritis that each affect the body differently. Eating healthy is good for us, but did you know your diet can make a...
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Apr.30.2013
Simple Southwestern Casserole
Too busy to cook, or the kitchen just intimidates you.  With kids activities, gradatuations, and meetings, you need a meal on the table and you need it fast! My rush hour recipes are the perfect solution to your daily dinner dilemma! Kids and adults alike will enjoy digging into these...
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Jan.06.2012
Pizza, burgers and fries are all-American favorites but have been touted as forbidden foods. "Junk food" shouldn't be the answer to your quick meal, but with a few simple changes you can easily enjoy a healthier approach to these classics. We all wish our kitchen could have a drive-through window,...
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Oct.16.2011
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, or if you’re caring for a loved one facing a diagnosis, you know that cooking healthful, delicious food is not always easy. You may be experiencing fatigue as a result of your treatments, you may be challenged by the prospect of cooking for a loved one who...
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Sep.22.2011
From regular aging to genetic predisposition – have you ever wondered what you can do to help keep your mind sharp and at it’s best? Although our genes do play a role in if we acquire certain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, the brain is a powerful organ and feeding it the optimum fuel or...
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Aug.31.2011
In advance of your Labor Day, no need to tell your guests to save up on calories so they can enjoy the festive food. Warm summer days such as Labor Day is always an excuse for barbecue.  Some do it the old fashioned way with charcoal while others prefer the less messy way with gas. I...
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Jul.07.2011
Having a party and want to make it diabetic-friendly? As a host, get-togethers often revolve around food. And if you, or someone you love has been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel as though you have to give up your favorite dishes all together. Not so! There's no need to completely change your...
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Jun.05.2011
As author of the cancer cookbook, Eating Well Through Cancer, this is the focus of my book.  There are foods that are better tolerated and ease the symptons.  When facing a cancer diagnosis, whether for yourself or a loved one, you know that cooking healthful, delicious food is not always easy....
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Jun.05.2011
Mandarin Steak Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette
Salads have come a long way!  Forget a salad with iceberg lettuce, tomato, dressing, and maybe tossed with a few croutons. Mandarin Steak Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette featuring marinated sirloin steak, mixed greens, oranges, and red bell peppers, is a delicious, innovative entrée salad that will...
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Apr.27.2011
Have you ever decided you were going to start eating healthier, but weren't sure where to begin? To make it simple, all you have to remember is to eat with color! Green, red, orange and yellow -- the color in fruits and vegetables represents important vitamins and minerals your body needs to be its...
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Apr.26.2011
Margarita Salt Body Buffer
Want a quick and easy Mother's Day gift you can make at home? I love to make and give these inexpensive yet fun and luxurious facial scrubs to my friends and family.  Anyone who loves to be pampered will enjoy the festive Margarita Salt Body Buffer - detoxifying the skin and making it feel so soft...
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Apr.26.2011
Shrimp and Cheese Grits
With May here and summer fast-approaching, I’m sure your calendar is filled with tons of important dates.  Graduations, family reunions, and Mother’s Day are just a few of the popular May celebrations. One of my favorite ways to entertain for these special occasions is to prepare a wonderful,...
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Apr.26.2011
Asparagus Wraps
When making a delicious meal - especially when entertaining - I think the sides are just as important. Asparagus is plentiful and in season and the tasty Asparagus Wraps, from Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle At Any Age, are the perfect way to showcase their snappy flavor. Don't be...
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