Lovely Little Plates

The tradition of tapas in Spain goes back a long way, but today, extends well beyond Spanish cuisine. The whole idea is to have…

Cooking with Cast Iron

Like seared meats and veggies? You'll love cast iron. Here are some of the benefits of cooking with cast iron and a few hints for…

Chives

My chives were the first thing to come up in my herb garden every year. As soon as the snow melted I could see their little heads…

Potatoes and the Glycemic Index

Enjoy potatoes in moderation and use these hints to make healthier choices.

Clean Grillin’

Now that we’re in the peak of the grilling season I hope these things give you the incentive to take good care of your grill. I…

How to Zolafy a Dessert Recipe

I’m one of those lucky people who can read a recipe and taste it in my head. I hope you are one too, but if you’re not, with a…

The Path to Becoming Non-Diabetic

If someone close to you is struggling with managing their Type 2 diabetes, please tell them to have hope. They are not as…

The Only Chocolate You Should Eat

Want to eat chocolate and stay healthy? Dark chocolate is your best choice.

Why Resolutions Fail

Over 50% of Americans make some kind of resolution and for many, the promise made is to lose weight, and for most, it’s a failed…

Brain Gunk

New studies have been published to show that obesity harms most organs in your body, and your brain is no exception. The…

Why NOT to Renew Your Gym Membership This Year

Exercise really doesn’t help you lose weight; unless you do a LOT of it. One study showed that women over 40 years old who do…

Sloppy Christmas

This makes quick work out of feeding a crowd of people who arrive at different times.

Holiday Aromatherapy – Simmering Spices for Your Kitchen

This isn’t a recipe for food you can eat. This is a recipe for making your house smell wonderful for the holidays. 

Christmas Shopping

What I thought I’d do today is lay out how I organize myself to keep my shopping stress down during the holidays. Maybe some of…

How to Cheat on Your Diet at Thanksgiving

Remember, the average American gains at least 7 pounds over the holidays. You don’t have to follow the crowd.

My Favorite Appliance

Gone are the days when I would regularly pull out my big food processor, or my massive mixer, or my mondo blender that could mix…

Hints for Eating Mashed Potatoes on Holidays

Some helpful low carb hints for eating mashed potatoes.

My Cooking Mentor

My mother would have turned 101 this year. I still miss her although she’s been gone for decades. At parties, people often asked…

The Legend of “Stingy Jack”

From the fine folks at the History Channel comes the history of the Jack O’ Lantern. I didn't know the origin of carving…

Beware the Perils of Plastic

I recently received this article from Bon Appetit outlining why you should NEVER even heat food in plastic in a microwave. If you…