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Safe for the Summer // Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Don't be confused by thinking food safety is a practice only for the kitchen.  It is just as important to practice good food safety habits when eating outdoors at picnics, barbecues, and neighborhood parties.  It is said that salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses in the United States each year.  An even scarier statistic is… Continue reading Safe for the Summer // Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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National Nutrition Month // Chicken Gyros

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates March as National Nutrition Month. It's a great time to focus on the basics of a healthy diet and set a few goals to be more healthy. This year, the theme of National Nutrition Month is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right". Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and it… Continue reading National Nutrition Month // Chicken Gyros

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The Skinny on Fats // White Chili

February is American Heart Health Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The key to a lifetime of heart health is to commit to a healthy lifestyle. In most cases, heart disease can be prevented. The type… Continue reading The Skinny on Fats // White Chili

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Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!

It is not uncommon to have lots of sugary treats around the house this time of year. It is important to balance holiday treats and sweets with a well-balanced nutritious diet. Leafy greens and other foods high in fiber will help keep you feeling fuller long and help ward off cravings. Having the ingredients on… Continue reading Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!

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Slow It Down // Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner and More!

Do you ever wish you could slow it all down? Life seems to get busier and busier by the minute, as we try to meet the demands of work, school, children, and many other responsibilities. You can use a slow cooker to reduce time spent in the kitchen preparing meals. Quick preparation and slow cooking… Continue reading Slow It Down // Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner and More!

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Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

Whole grains are an important part of any diet. To understand the term "whole grain", you need to understand the anatomy of a grain. The Whole Grains Council tells us that a grain kernel consists of three parts, the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. A whole grain has all three parts of the kernel… Continue reading Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

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Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

Did you see our Weekly Menu Plan blog post last month?  It talks about the steps you take to plan your dinner menu for the week using your local grocery store ads.  If you missed it, or just need a review, click here. Then come on back and see what I'm  planning this week!   Remember that… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

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Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?

One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to utilize current grocery store ads.  Start by comparing ads from different grocery stores in your area, making a list of sale items.  Next, take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer and make a list of what you already have on… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?

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Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

Do you ever feel like you are in too much of a hurry to eat healthy?  With today's busy, fast-paced lifestyles healthy eating can be tricky.  It is important to make nutritious food choices as often as possible.  You'll find below ten tips to eat healthy in a hurry. 1.  Plan ahead.  The first step to… Continue reading Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

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Chicken Creole: A Deep Dive into a Southern Classic

When it comes to soul-satisfying comfort food that's rich in history and flavor, few dishes can match the hearty appeal of Chicken Creole. This classic Southern dish, born from a fusion of French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences, tantalizes the taste buds with its vibrant blend of spices, tender chicken, and a tomato-based sauce that's… Continue reading Chicken Creole: A Deep Dive into a Southern Classic

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Are Pineapples Berries?! Plus Bonus Tips and Tasty Recipes!

Pineapples, with their distinct tropical charm and sweet tang, have long been a favorite among fruit enthusiasts. But have you ever stopped to wonder: are these spiky, juicy wonders truly berries? The answer might just surprise you. In this exploration, we delve into the intriguing botanical classification of pineapples, unraveling the mystery behind whether they… Continue reading Are Pineapples Berries?! Plus Bonus Tips and Tasty Recipes!

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Time-Saving Culinary Hack: Hand-Shredded Chicken to the Rescue

When you are busy, it is easy for menu planning and healthy eating to be put on the back burner. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a few tips and tricks, you can find ways to balance a chaotic busy life and still eat healthy. In this post, we will cover 10 Time-Saving… Continue reading Time-Saving Culinary Hack: Hand-Shredded Chicken to the Rescue

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Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Who says pizza can't be healthy? When you make pizza at home, you choose your own toppings to create a nutritious meal. Today I made a Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza with homemade BBQ sauce and homemade pizza crust.  In this blog post you'll find: Easy No Cook BBQ Sauce Basic Pizza Dough Recipe Healthy BBQ Chicken Recipe Easy… Continue reading Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe