BBQ Menu: Sauce + Meat + Sides

BBQ Menu: Sauces, Meats & Sides Summer is full of sunshine; the perfect time for picnics and barbecues. Make sure your own cookout stands out this summer, with a great BBQ menu. Check out our tips below for preparing chicken, sauces, and sides to help you on your way to hosting the best barbecue ever. BBQ Chicken When cooked, sauced, … Read More

BBQ Ideas: What Do I Bring as a Guest?

BBQ Ideas Kabob

Barbecue season is here, so it’s time to scheme your signature cookout contribution, or switch up the same-olds for a new take on some tastier summer vittles. No matter what you decide to bring, having a few unique BBQ ideas in your apron pocket will enhance your event – and net invitations to future events! Where’s the beef? Burgers and … Read More

Staying Healthy: What is the Best Probiotic?

Staying Healthy What is the Best Probiotic

While the idea of eating fermented foods might seem odd at first, they contain the best probiotic; probiotics are bacteria that line your stomach and intestines, providing nutrients and helping you to resist infection. Would you believe that allowing food to rot (on purpose!) can make it long-lasting, safe to eat, healthy, and delicious? What if we replace the word … Read More

Mix it Up with a Great Dinner Party Idea

Besides the event itself, planning your party is fun and exciting! From food to a themed dinner party idea, it is great to toss around thoughts to keep the interaction high; it is important to keep your guests engaged and the food & drink constantly flowing. These are the things that make a dinner party great. Dinner party ideas to … Read More

The Most Important Meal of the Day! Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

The morning meal is known as “break fast,” because your body has usually been without nutrients since the night before. Be sure what you eat is healthy and gives your body the boost it needs to get through the day. Easy breakfast ideas—what sounds good? Many people are pressed for time at breakfast during the week. We talked earlier about healthy … Read More

Sugar Detox: The Skinny on Giving Up Sugar

Let’s face it, sugar is fun! It’s awesome! Ask any kid! Where would a custom made birthday cake or fine european chocolate be without, yes, SUGAR! BUT, for those that have made sugar part of your regular diet, you may want to read on. Because, yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. Sugar detox is good for … Read More

The Joy of Cooking (Classes)!

Regardless of your skill level, there is a cooking class in your future. Cooking classes are like travel—you never come away from one without being changed in some way. The food, friendly atmosphere, and the social opportunity combine to make an ideal learning environment for many people. Here are some great reasons to consider a cooking class: Food around the world: … Read More

Gourmet Meals: Why Simple Works

gourmet meals

Impress dinner guests with easy, fabulous meals Do you have guests you want to impress? Use these simple but successful tips to make your gourmet meals memorable. Nothing works better than friends and a fine meal—or an elegant evening with co-workers visiting for dinner. Create your own gourmet style by going simple with the right ingredients—fresh food, great flavor, and … Read More

7 Homemade Healthy Snacks the Whole Family Will Love

Busy schedules drive a need for quick and healthy snacks. With autumn here and school back in session, we’ve compiled a list of seven suggestions to improve your snack—and nutritional—profile. It is never too late to introduce or reinforce the idea of healthy snacks to children or adults. According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, children ages … Read More

Does Honey Go Bad? An Inside Look at a Fascinating Natural Food

Does honey go bad jars?

It’s a question a lot of people wonder about—does honey go bad? And if honey does not spoil—why not? Produced by bees, honey is a natural product with many uses. Archeologists suggest humans have been using bee products for 9,000 years, and the oldest samples of stored honey, discovered in an Egyptian tomb, date from about 3,000 years ago. But … Read More