Try Some Heart-healthy Cooking Tips During February, American Heart Month

“Mom, do you think in the future we’ll have food disks?” my son asked as he helped set the table for dinner. He was in elementary school at the time. “What’s a food disk?” I asked, intrigued by his suggestion. “Oh, it would be something that would fill you up fast. Wouldn’t that be useful?…
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Stay Hydrated, Safe During Winter Activities

“Mom, that was fun! Exhilarating!” my rosy-faced son exclaimed as we stepped off our cross-country skis on a sunny afternoon. He was 11 at the time. “I agree. Good word choice, too! I’m thirsty; how about you?” I responded. He nodded. I was a little tired, too, but I didn’t tell him that. He did…
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Here’s How To Feed A Cold

Lately we have heard about widespread sickness with colds and flu. I thought of a scene at my home a couple years ago. “Can you see the love floating out of the bowl?” my husband asked our daughter as he brought her a steaming bowl of chicken soup. “I’m kind of hungry. This is the best…
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Old Cookbook Offers Interesting, Not Always Accurate, Advice

  The other day, I decided to consolidate all of my cookbooks into a large set of bookshelves in my dining room. I thought my cookbooks would fit in a couple of shelves. I underestimated the size of my collection. Suddenly, my kids and husband began gathering my “coffee table” cookbooks from the family room…
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Lift Your Plates And Bowls To A Colorful New Year

Have you ever noticed that many comforting “wintry” foods are fairly bland in color? Our plates tend to take on the appearance of the outdoor landscape about this time of the year. I thought about this as I was enjoying a cup of cocoa with marshmallows. My steaming cup looked like a murky pond filled…
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