Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

3 Easy Methods for Baking a Potato


This post might be elementary to a lot of you, but there was a time when I wasn’t entirely sure how to make a baked potato to achieve the results I wanted (crispy skins). I love a good baked potato, … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking Tips

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I came across this article from Whole Foods and thought it contained some useful information that would come in handy for the holidays. Best Ingredients For superior flavor, use the freshest ingredients available. Flour, eggs, butter and spices can all … Continue reading

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Cooking/Baking Substitutions


Looking to make some substitutions in a recipe? Updating your recipes to healthier alternatives can be a fun and creative process. Experiment with your recipes, trying out a variety of alternative ingredients to discover new tastes that appeal to you … Continue reading

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How to Eat and Live Clean


I just purchased a magazine that I’ve never heard of before, Clean Eating, and am thrilled that I did. It has me more inspired about eating and cooking even healthier than I currently do now. The following is an excerpt from the magazine, which basically … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Dogs – Hot Dogs, That Is


Summer is quickly approaching, which means more face time with the grill. And, I don’t know about you, but I love a good ol’ hot dog, hot off the BBQ with all of the fixin’s. It should be noted, that not … Continue reading

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Eggs Benedict


Some people shy away from making this tasty breakfast or brunch dish because of two things; poaching the eggs and the Hollandaise sauce. So, since I’ve already given you a recipe for a Hollandaise that is both easy and low-calorie, I’ll now explain how to poach … Continue reading

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Getting Corny!


There are tons of different ways to cook corn on the cob… here are my two favorites. On the Grill Peel back the husks from the corn & remove the silk. Butter the kernels and sprinkle with salt & pepper … Continue reading

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Grilling No-No’s


Everyone loves to grill, so I wanted to share with you a few tips that you may or may not be aware of. 1. NO fork – tongs are the ticket when you BBQ; turning your food with a fork … Continue reading

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Holy Guacamole!


Love guacamole? Me, too! Here is an easy, but tasty dish you can whip in about 10 minutes. Ingredients 3 avocados – peeled, pitted & mashed 1 lime, juiced 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 tbsp chopped fresh … Continue reading

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Meat & Veggies on a Stick


Build a Better Kebab The very nature of a skewer—lean meat or fish interspersed with a variety of fresh vegetables and maybe brushed with a simple low-calorie, high-flavor sauce—all but guarantees healthy eating. Best of all, kebabs take just a … Continue reading

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