I have a grapefruit tree in my backyard. Since I’m an east coast girl who now lives in Arizona, I find it hard to believe I have citrus growing in my yard! It’s awesome. And the tree produces a TON of fruit: Even after I give dozens of the sweet-tart gems away to my neighbors,Read more
Thank goodness spring is just around the corner! Even though I live in a warm climate, I travel a lot and, like most of you, I’ve battled some pretty fierce weather this winter. Yes, the sledding at my parents’ house in PA was awesome, but at 15 degrees, my boys and I didn’t last veryRead more
Serve a meal full of dishes that cost $5 or less to make. Not $5 per person, but five smackers each for a fabulous main dish, side dish and dessert that serves 4.
There’s no better way to show someone special how you feel than by making candies from scratch. I’m not talking about labor-intensive sweets that require a candy thermometer, patience and little room for error. I mean chocolate treats that are super-simple to make and can be customized for anyone and everyone. Check out my three favorites: truffles, chocolate bark and white chocolate haystacks.
This Sunday is a BIG day in my house. My husband’s from the Pittsburgh suburbs, so you know what THAT means: Go Steelers! I don’t really watch the game (I watch the commercials), but whether you’re glued to the screen or spend most of the time socializing with friends, it’s the perfect excuse for good,Read more
It doesn’t matter if you’re cooking for yourself, your family or a table of friends, life is easier when you can make a great dish in advance and refrigerate it for another day. It’s no secret I’m a prep-ahead gal, and I do it for two reasons: First, so that I’m not running around theRead more
It’s beet season, so let’s celebrate those vibrant, nutrient-dense roots! Don’t shy away from beets because cause you don’t like them pickled or you don’t want stained hands (wear gloves!). I eat them straight from the oven after roasting, but there are countless ways to enjoy these roots (and their greens). Here are some of my favorites, plus, find out why these roots are so good for you.
I don’t know what I would do without a slow-cooker this time of year. I can throw a bunch of ingredients into the pot in the morning (or even the night before) and dinner is ready 8 hours later. And, if I’m not ready, (if soccer runs late or homework takes too long) the mealRead more
The holidays can be stressful, but I find the first week of January equally demanding. Everything seems to go from 0 to 60 in about 5 seconds: My boys are back in school (a little reluctantly) and everyone’s back at work. Since I’m dashing around catching up with everything, I like to have some quick,Read more
Does the “New Year, New You” theme ever get old? Apparently not. Let’s face it, we all want to start a new year off right, so we resolve to eat better, exercise more, be nicer, take more vacations, whatever. There are an infinite number of resolutions out there, but as a nutritionist, the resounding oneRead more