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The Taste of Winter

Walking into the locker room of my gym recently, I was struck by a large, laminated sign: “Avoid Holiday Weight Gain! Join us for tips on preventing the Winter Slump.” Funny, I thought, because winter is a time for so many... Read More

Recipe: DIY Corn Chips & Black Bean Hummus Dip

Sometimes when I hear that something was made from-scratch, I get a headache. Maybe it’s because I’m still learning how to cook. It is intimidating to learn new skills while I’m just trying to keep up with family and work. But... Read More

Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

While the days are still short and the temps cold, I know it's time for the slow-roasted goodness of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. The apples add sweetness, and the cayenne provides a touch of heat, while pureeing it in its... Read More

Recipe: Chicken Leek Noodle Soup

I simply love the comfort foods I make during the colder months. The soups, chili, and stews are all so delicious and heart healthy. I have many recipes for each, but as a rule, I always add more vegetables than... Read More

The Sugar Trap

Sugar is everywhere! We see it at every birthday party, school celebration, holiday gathering and even in common foods that one would not necessary be overly suspicious of, such as whole grain bread. Doesn’t it feel like once your children... Read More

Recipe: The Great Salisbury Steak Swap

When it comes to my kids, any meal that is lacking in color, or contains a sauce/gravy that “hides” ingredients, is sure to be a disaster at our table. Anytime there is a sauce/gravy, I tend to leave it on... Read More

Spring into Greens With Basil Pesto

While spring won’t have officially sprung until March 20, the weather sure has us believing otherwise! St. Patty’s Day just passed, which kicked off my family enjoying many of the fresh green foods that are in season right now. I... Read More

Finding Balance in Your Meals

What is on your plate for breakfast? Would you like to know what is on mine? Breakfast has evolved for me in the past year. It’s my favorite meal of the day. To be honest, I could eat breakfast foods... Read More

Celebrate Spring — and St. Patty’s Day — with a Green Smoothie

At long last, the days are getting longer, and the sun is getting warmer here in Colorado. Early spring is a beautiful time of year for so many reasons. It also happens to be the season for spinach, and I... Read More

A Meal Makeover from the Queen of Substitutions

My name is Cara, and I am addicted to canned tomato soup. I also need to admit, I make a few dynamite meals using original ingredients for which I haven't been able to find replacements. But, my search continues, as... Read More