I grew up in Tennessee, and as such, reveled in the traditional Southern diet – rich, delectable, and not always so healthy. After years of enjoying foods bathed in butter and cream, I couldn’t imagine a diet outside these confines. The prevailing thought was that food couldn’t possibly taste good if fat and sugar weren’t involved. It wasn’t until I adventured beyond these “necessary” ingredients that I discovered a whole new world of wonderful flavors – and ironically, ones ... Continue Reading
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Should you make another meal for the picky child in your house?
If there is one daily question in our house that is sure to get me aggravated, it's "What's for dinner?" This is because dinnertime has been, and continues to be a thing of frustration for me. Just the sound of the question drives me bananas. Trying to accommodate the nutritional needs and eating preferences of 4 different people. So, dinnertime in our house kinda goes something like this. Kids eat 5:30PM. Parents eat anywhere from 6:30 to 7:30PM, (while the kids eat their fruits so at least ... Continue Reading
Holiday dinners are a breeze with time-saving cooking equipment.
We are now entering the holiday season, the busiest time of the year. Raise your hand if you’re on the “dread” side or the “excited” side? I’m, at the moment, ambivalent. I know how much work hosting an event, and preparing holiday dinners, can be and I’m thankful to only have to to host two times a year. Time commitments that include social engagements can do two things; wreck your diet and wreck your ability to have time to plan healthy meals and exercise. By making ... Continue Reading