Let’s Talk Turkey

The other day I came upon a paper turkey that my daughter created using her hand as a pattern when she was in early elementary school. You probably have seen these turkeys or even made one yourself at some point. I thought about the time when my daughter proudly brought her turkey home. I studied…
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Soy Foods Offer Variety, Nutrition

“My daughter just loves edamame for snacks. She eats it like candy!” the mother of a preschooler noted as I stood in line with a group of parents. I was happy to hear that kids were excited about eating a fairly novel snack. Another name for edamame is green vegetable soybeans. Harvested at about 80…
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Eat Better, Eat Together

Once in a while, I watch old TV shows featuring families such as the Cleavers and the Bradys. Call it nostalgia. My husband and kids would be surprised if I started wearing flowered dresses, pearls, heels and frilly aprons like the fictional TV moms when gathering them to the dinner table. Maybe filming family interactions…
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When Should You Toss Out Your Food?

“I need help!” was the first line of the email from a college friend. I figured the dilemma involved food. It did. She was in the process of helping move a relative from a home to a care facility. In the process of helping with the move, my friend discovered large amounts of stored food.…
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Pick A Pumpkin And Enjoy

  Nature’s landscape is turning to shades of orange and gold. Fall decorations, including pumpkins and gourds, are appearing on the doorsteps of homes in our neighborhood. When my 9-year-old daughter brought in a little orange pumpkin from our garden, I remembered an exchange we had when she was younger. “I like brownies, pumpkin pie…
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