Mixing in the Warmth

Warming up doesn't always mean a steaming bowl of soup. Sometimes, an inspired salad can turn up the heat as well or better. And when that same meal is packed with great vegetables, an amazing dressing, and sweet, spicy chicken, there's every reason in the book to love it.

Help Kids Avoid the Freshman 15

Knowing your college students will be heading home for the upcoming holidays gives you, as a parent, a great opportunity to make sure they are taking care of themselves and leave them with some great, easy ideas for eating and moving right.

(Sometimes) Life is Easy

Everyone should have a handful of recipes that are quick, easy, and versatile enough to fill any gaps in your weekly menu planning. Whether it's because you don't have the energy for your original plan or you just ran out of ideas, go-to recipes should save the day without any guilt.

Leftovers and Gifts

Sometimes, the generosity of others coincides with very special leftovers. It's times like those that your kitchen and your dinner table become places that are nearly sacred and share meals that will have everyone giving thanks.

Brighten My Day

There's nothing wrong with adding a little brightness to an otherwise fantastic meal. One of my favorite ways to do just that is by adding a super star sauce to my plate. As the whisper of winter starts to be heard, few sauces do that as well as chimichurri.

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