Here are 6 reasons I try to eat a banana every day. A list of banana health benefits… for your body and your wellbeing! Plus, my favorite overripe banana recipes – including homemade banana bread and strawberry banana smoothies.
Campfire Cones are the perfect sweet treat for kids of all ages — a great alternative to traditional Campfire Smores. Here’s my favorite Campfire Cones recipe and tasty Smores ideas that work well inside waffle cones. These can be made at home in the oven, on the grill, or on a campfire!
A comparison of the Wendy’s Chicken BLT salad vs McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch salad. PLUS… some interesting facts about fast food salads compared to dog food. AND… fast-food salads compared to burgers.
If you buy food at the grocery store, look for these common buzzwords on food labels. The misleading food labels make foods seem healthier than they really are.
A super handy reference guide for anyone who spends time in the kitchen cooking and preparing food. I refer to these kitchen shortcuts ALL the time!
Recently I was asked, “What is the one kitchen gadget that you can’t live without?” Generally speaking, I just don’t do gadgets. After long thought, however, there is one item that I really like. I get more use out of a simple egg slicer than just about any other item in my kitchen!
Fermenting fruits, fruit juices, and similar sweet things attract fruit flies to your kitchen. To get rid of fruit flies, you need to eliminate their food source: moist garbage combined with fruity foods. Try these homemade fruit fly traps!
A superfood is one that provides multiple health benefits when it is included in your diet. Superfoods are often overlooked. This video will introduce you to many superfood items from around the world.
For a healthy snack you can’t beat nuts and berries. They’re packed full of disease-fighting goodness that should be included in your diet every day. Here’s why…
Bananas come in a neat disposable and biodegradable handy wrapper. Here’s how to impress your friends — or your kids — by serving pre-sliced bananas within an unopened banana peel or by making individual bite-sized slices of bananas within the peel. Plus how to peel bananas like the monkeys do!
Stocking up on in-season produce is only smart if you don’t let it go to waste.
A collection of tips to help you get the most out of your next shopping trip at the local Farmer’s Market.
Do you really need to wash fruits and vegetables before you eat them? If so, what is the BEST method of washing produce? What about those commercial vegetable washes and produce washers you can buy… are they worth it? Here’s what you need to know about washing produce — what works and what doesn’t.
We go to Sonic drive-in at least once every week. Tonight at Sonic I noticed a few unique things I’d never seen before. These 4 things are just SOME of the reasons that Sonic is our all-time favorite fast-food restaurant.
Miracle Fruit is all the rage these days. Now you can buy your own Miracle Fruit seeds to grow your own Miracle Fruit plants. Miracle Fruit makes foods taste sweet… without using sugar!
Have you started gardening for groceries yet? I have. I’m starting with tomatoes and strawberries planted in containers. It’s a form of urban gardening. Here’s what you need to know to start your own urban garden project, plus LOTS of tips to save you time and money!
Chances are, you’re probably buying local produce. But have you thought about doing some home canning of fruits & vegetables in order to make your food last all year long? Here are some tips for your first home canning project. It’s easy, really!
Do you know where your fruits and vegetables come from? Here’s a confusing scenario I encountered the other day…
Did you know that when you buy produce at the grocery store, in addition to the cost of the farmer growing and harvesting the produce, you are also paying the cost to ship the item as well? That makes produce from supermarkets more expensive than local produce from local farmers.
Here’s how to slice bananas into individual bite-sized pieces — without the banana slices turning brown.
See when all types of produce, fruits & vegetables are going to be ‘freshest’ in the stores. Here’s when things are in season…
They say that people can lower their pesticide exposure by almost 90% by avoiding the top 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated instead.
Here are some babies sucking on lemons and limes for the first time. Their expressions say it all. Lemons…You either love ’em, or hate ’em. Enjoy the videos!
After 11 years as a loyal member, I’ve decided to let my Sam’s Club membership lapse. I am going to miss a few things at the trusty ‘ol Sam’s Club. They carry a handful of items that I just can’t find elsewhere, or prices that just can’t be beat, like…
To slash your pesticide ingestion by up to 90%, you’ll want to follow this list of the most-and least-contaminated fruits and vegetables. In brief: The most contaminated produce are the ones that should be bought organic. Here’s a helpful guide…
The annual celebration of the Tomato is today… April 6th. Yep, it’s National Tomato Day!
Technically, it’s called Fresh Tomato Day.
Some of the best little-known cooking tips and food prep hints from Martha Stewart… and myself.
Isn’t it amazing how quickly bananas start bruising? It seems like they develop brown spots virtually minutes after you bring them home from the store! Here’s what I do to make bananas last longer
After picking strawberries last spring, we became addicted to strawberry fruit smoothies! They’re extremely easy to make. And somewhat healthy too. Here’s how to make a smoothie…
The FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer helps you save money on groceries AND keep your food fresher longer. Here’s why we love the Foodsaver, and the foods we store in Food Saver bags.