Refreshing garden drinks
With warmer than average temperatures the norm for much of the country, people are looking for new ways to cool off. Nothing is more cool and refreshing than sipping on an ice-cold drink while enjoying a meal made on the grill or resting in the comfort of a hammock. The garden can hold the key to some tempting new drinks...
Five tips for fast, healthy meals on a budget
Between managing a packed schedule and trying to stretch every dollar, getting a healthy meal on the table may seem impossible. Smart planning and shopping can make it easier on any budget, so mealtime can be nutritious, tasty and stress-free to prepare. Consider these five tips to plan and prepare quick, nutritious and ...
How baking serves up a batch of skills for children, tweens and teens
When you think of baking, your mind probably goes right to warm cookies, fruit-filled cobblers or pies and savory bread. While those are all the happy results of spending some time in the kitchen, when children, tweens and teens get involved in baking, they'll come away from the experience with a lot more than just happy...
Smart solutions for busy parents
Many parents are busy these days juggling everything from work, car pools, soccer practice, and cooking dinner. But a hectic schedule doesn't have to mean poor food choices. Here are a few time-saving tricks to make mealtime easier and nutritious for the whole family.
Bow wow chow: How to make easy, healthy treats for your dog at home
Dog lovers want good nutrition and flavor to ensure happy, healthy animal members of the family. Today, professional chefs are creating delicious, healthy foods and treats for dogs as well as people. It's easy for the home chef to create tasty treats for their furry family members too with these easy recipes.
Why a healthy diet doesn't mean giving up snacks
If you've ever hidden a snack, you're not alone. Grabbing a quick nibble on the sly is something a surprising number of people will admit to, when pressed. A recent study conducted by One Poll in the United Kingdom showed that 46 percent of people surveyed admitted to feeling embarrassed about the foods they choose for s...
Condiment creativity turns good meals into great ones
Burgers and hot dogs may be the darlings of summer barbecues, and grilled goodies get all the glamour, but what would summer dining be without condiments? While tried-and-true favorites like classic dills will always have their place on a summer table, the sky is the limit when it comes to new condiment options to transf...
Labeling medications as 'gluten-free' helps those with celiac disease
Going gluten-free has become an emerging nutritional topic and trend in the world of dieting and weight loss. Some celebrities even tout the gluten-free lifestyle as a way to shed pounds. But according to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, the gluten-free diet isn't a choice for at least 3 million Americans...
Creative and healthier after-school snack ideas
When school starts, kids' schedules fill up fast, and that means they need the right fuel to keep their growing bodies and minds satisfied. After a long day of learning, kids require a snack that will get them through homework, after-school sports and other activities until dinner is served. Before you reach for the defa...
Family-friendly fall food pairings
From fresh harvests to flavorful spices, the fall season is full of opportunity, especially when it comes to the foods we eat. With a little creativity, enjoying classic fall flavors can be delicious, fun and easy for the entire family. Here are a few fall food pairings that both kids and adults will love.