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10 Nutrition Mind Set Resets

Could some nutrition practices be doing your health a disservice? Sometimes, it's all in your head. Literally. Inevitably, when I talk with people, we may be in the middle of talking about pineapple upside down cake, and there it is!  They tell me about what they eat,...

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“Hey, Doug…” Will He Like Zucchini Brownies?

I’m going to try it…Luanne’s going to try it…”  Hey, let’s get Doug to try it…he’s not big on vegetables, but it’s chocolaty, and he like brownies…” This was the conversation today in the WCHE1520AM Morning Magazine studio. If you like brownies and would like a better...

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A Case for Growing Your Own

Usually my grocery bill is pretty predictable. But is seems over the last month I’ve been spending more money on food. The cost of food got me wondering if home gardening might actually make my food dollar stretch further.

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Tangy Jicama Rhubarb Slaw

It used to be that the slaw was JUST the side salad.  The variation between mayonnaise or vinegar-based dressings, just wasn’t enough to enliven predictable combination of sliced cabbage. Bye-bye Old School Slaw With today’s innovative use of alternative ingredients,...

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Baked Apples for Your Sweet Heart

I love making baked apples because they are deliciously easy, and I always have the ingredients.  And this Valentine’s Day, when you want to spend time where your heart takes you, baked apples hit home better than Cupid’s bow or a box of chocolates. You can use a...

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Can Comfort Carbs Fit Your Health Goals?

This time of year, comfort foods rule, but who can afford to give up of high-quality nutrition?  Your health is more important than ever!  As I think about February, three areas of health take focus.  Strong Immunity: If you’re like me and want to stay well from...

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Does Eating Nuts Make You Fat?

Have you been depriving your self of tasty walnuts, peanuts, almonds and pistachios because they have too much fat? Eating half an ounce of nuts was shown to lower your risk of gaining weight by 23%. But calories still count.

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Gilled Corn with Thyme

This is one of my all-time favorite ways to make corn.  Start with sweet corn and fresh picked thyme.  IT’S THAT SIMPLE.I‘m always tossing dinner on the grill because it’s quick and keeps the kitchen cool.  Plus, I love being outside!  And it seems this time of year,...

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Refresh, Hydrate and Be Happy with Sweet Peach Iced Tea

My favorite time for iced teas is in the peak of heat on hot summer afternoon. More often than not, I’ll sip iced tea at the patio table while working on my laptop. But iced tea is extra special when a neighbor or friend comes by and I get to take a break, relax and refresh. When you drink tea, you have to be happy. No worrying allowed!

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