January

Speedy Elegance

Think getting dinner on the table in less than a half hour is asking too much? Think making sure that dinner is elegant and easy is asking way too much? Get ready for a guest-worthy menu idea that will have you accepting praise from friends and family alike when it's time to sit down to dinner.

Center-Stage Veggies

January brings us some of our coldest weather of the year and this year is no exception. Fight back by eating your veggies via one of the most comfort food presentations I know: a creamy bisque brimming with everything from parsnips and broccoli to onions and celeriac.

Hot and Sweet

Cold weather calls for food with a lot of flavor. For me, that means something that blends heat with sweetness and I can't think of a nicer way to bring that to the plate than with a simple chicken dish that can be made in minutes.

Diet Diaries: What to Eat to Ease Back Pain

When was the last time your chiropractor asked you about what you are eating? Get some insights from one who will tell you that your diet can absolutely impact your back health. Find out what he recommends for helping you recover from back pain.

Creative Containers

Sometimes, all you need to make a quick meal that will appeal to your family is a can of refrigerated biscuits and a handful of leftovers or convenience items. Next thing you know, you're serving them a bevy of creatively-assembled empanadas!

Kick It Up All The Notches

When you say "vegetarian chili", you might get groans from carnivores. Yet, vegetarian chili packs one heck of a punch in my home and is my go-to when what I really want is a spicy meal that will have more than five alarms going off!

The Skinny on Healthy Eating

Last time, we talked about the costs associated with eating healthy and now it's time to talk about how to eat healthier without letting food go bad, slaving in the kitchen all day, or leaving your family wondering where the flavor went.

The Cost of Eating Healthy

With many New Years Resolutions involving eating healthier, we thought it might be time to take a look at a recent study that finds the difference between a healthy and unhealthy diet can be as little as $1.50 a day. That's great news for folks worrying that their resolutions would also break the bank!

Beautiful Soup

Spoils from the recent spate of entertaining find their way into the slow cooker and a wonderful, steaming bowl of delicious soup is born. It's time to sing the praises of this ultimate comfort food and the time of the year made for it.

Weeknight Sprinting

Quick sauces for pasta make weeknight dinners a snap. But you don't need to open a jar of tomato sauce in desperation for a quick meal. Instead, turn to ingredients you may well have on hand for a rich, creamy sauce that will impress friends and family alike.

The Joy of Tater Tots

Lest you think tater tots are just a frozen side dish you toss in a deep fryer and lay on a plate in a soggy pile in front of young kids and toddlers, it's time to sing the praises of these versatile, mid-week meal savers. That's right, I love tater tots and so should you!