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five friday favorites 10.31.14
Happy Halloween!  Remember what I always say about today being the day that sets off our sugar binges for the next few months!  Be mindful.  I have some new favorites I'd like to share with you today.  Enjoy!   oster dura ceramic...

planning a happy thanksgiving 2014: 4 weeks and counting!
This post has been edited from the original, which was published on October 27, 2011.   I adore Thanksgiving.  I love the traditions, the food, the Macy’s parade on television while I am making my pies, the football games.   I...

five friday favorites 10.24.14
TGIF, friends!  Here's a few of my favorites this week, running the gamut from food to beauty care to kitchen aids and a fun little basket my husband gave me!     Glasslock Containers Little by little, piece-by-piece, my kitchen is slowly becoming...

five friday favorites 10.17.2014
Happy Friday, everyone!  Is it me or are the weeks FLYING by?  I've got some new favorites to share!   neat-os I am crazy about these neat-os bags.  Rachel, the founder of neat-os, came to one of my cooking classes and gave...

five friday favorites
Hi friends!  A few of my cooking class students suggested that I post onto my blog every week a few of my favorite products that I mention on Instagram, Facebook and in my classes.  They thought it would be...

what you should know about luncheon meats and what i buy instead
Now that school is back in session, I know we are all in lunch-making mode, among other things.  I always talk about how important it is to ensure the kids get enough protein throughout the day, especially when they...

international travel tips
We’re back!  We had a great trip to Europe, and, despite missing our connection in London on Sunday and being stuck there for 24 hours without our luggage (!), we made it back safe and sound.   I had...

stressed out? 8 foods to take the edge off
  Are you stressed out? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel stressed these days for a variety of reasons.  Unfortunately, all that tension and worry can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health. Stress and its...

snacks and essentials for healthy travel
My husband, the kids and I are off to Europe today for 3 weeks!  It is always exciting to go to on vacation to someplace fabulous, but it takes a lot of advance planning to make sure everything goes...

how to freeze stock and other liquids
I am totally obsessed with homemade stock.  It's one of those foods that you'll never find the same quality in store-bought, so I always make it for soup-making at home and for my classes, which means I need...