7 Tips To Stir-Fry Your Way To Better Nutrition

Years ago, before a husband and three children were part of my daily life, I took various community education cooking and baking classes. I learned to decorate cakes, cook Italian food and make various soups. I had a lot of fun in the process. The Asian cooking class was my favorite. We learned to wrap…
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Is Sitting Bad For Your Health?

“You can help us clean the house by dusting all the chairs,” I said to my daughter. I thought the lilt in my voice made the task sound fun and exciting.  She was about 8 at the time. She grabbed the dust cloth rather reluctantly, sighed heavily and ambled to the living room. We have…
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Freezer Meals Can Alleviate Dinnertime Dilemmas

Back in 2009, I was busy preparing our house and freezing dinners ahead of time. Considering all this “nesting,” you would think I was preparing for the arrival of a child, but our youngest was 5 at the time. I wasn’t bringing a newborn home. I was bringing my husband home from the hospital after…
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Join Us At “The Family Table”

Did you grow up gathering around the family table for meals? In my house, dinnertime meant no TV, no magazines and everyone gathered. If the phone rang, it wasn’t answered. We didn’t have cell phones, tablets or even answering machines back then. If you ate with your family, count yourself as very fortunate. Eating together as…
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How To Teach An Old Dog New Weight Loss Tricks

A few years ago, our dogs came back from their annual checkup with a recommendation. We were informed they needed to lose a little weight. In fact, the recommended weight loss amounted to about 6 percent of their body weight. I looked them over myself. Sure enough, one of them in particular did not have…
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