Make Time For Family Meals

I noticed a few sure signs of fall this past week. Yesterday, I saw a group of young guys suited up in football uniforms doing their warmup exercises at 7:30 a.m.I wonder if they look that bright-eyed for classes. My kids’ school supply lists arrived in the mail. Our daughters’ dance class schedule showed up a couple…
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Adding Pinch Of Cinnamon To Recipes May Boost Health Benefits

“Mom, where do we get cinnamon?” my 9-year-old daughter asked as she took a bite from a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven. “I think it’s from the bark of a tree,” I replied, although my first thought was to say “from the grocery store.” “My teacher said it’s from a plant,” she countered.…
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Eggplants Inspire Creativity In The Kitchen

“Wow, look at this!” my older daughter exclaimed as she helped unpack the grocery bags. She was about 8 at the time. “It’s an eggplant,” my then 11-year-old son replied nonchalantly. My daughter gave my son the “don’t you think I know anything?” look. “It’s a good one because it’s really shiny and dark purple.…
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Try These Winning Fruit And Vegetable Tips

During a presentation to a group consisting mainly of businessmen, I asked them a few nutrition and fitness questions. I wanted to get an idea of their general awareness of current recommendations. “How many minutes of moderate physical activity should adults try to get five or more days a week for overall health?” I asked.…
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Ignore Old Food Preservation Recipes (Please!)

Eavesdropping is not my habit, but the people were talking loudly in the next restaurant booth. To avoid hearing their conversation, I would have had to cover my ears and hum  loudly. My ears perked, however, when I heard them describing their home canning practices. Actually, the hair on the back of my neck stood up…
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