Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — September 15-19

If you’ve got school-aged kiddos, you have been in a school routine for a few weeks now or are freshly setting in. That means soccer practice, piano lessons, and after-school festivities are littering your calendar and demanding a lot of your time. We’ll try to take the stress off your dinner choices this week with fast, healthy menus for each […]

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A Hibiscus That’s Heart-Healthy?

What if I told you this beautiful plant in our garden could lower your blood pressure, make a tasty hot tea, be the base of a great curry, add zing to fresh salads, and stir up a pretty stellar cocktail? Skeptical? Sure. But take just one of those benefits from the many uses of Roselle, Hibiscus sabdariffa, and it still […]

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Five on Friday: Breakfast for Dinner

September is National Breakfast Month, which means I’ll be chowing down on chilaquiles and frying up some challah French toast. And while I love sitting down to these staples in the morning, I often want breakfast at dinnertime, too. As it turns out, I’m not alone in my cravings. According to a recent survey conducted by Krusteaz, 91 percent of Americans eat breakfast […]

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CFB Week 3: Rumble in the SEC East Jungle

If this were a perfect world, Dippin’ Dots would be readily available on every street corner (is it not the future yet?), Kimye would be a word unrecognizable by humanity, and Bobby Boucher, Jr., would be plying his trade on NFL Thursday night football for our viewing pleasure. Alas, this crazy world is far from perfect, so for now we’ll just have to […]

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Giving Gluten-Free a Go

By nature, I am a baker. I dream in sugar, butter, and flour. A pacifying rhythm comes with combining these basics into limitless varieties of things that make you go “mmm.” There’s a rhyme and reason to it. As in, if I add this amount of X to this amount of Y, I know Z is going to happen. I […]

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Wow! You’ve Got to Try This–Spooky Spider Cupcake Toppers

Halloween is a holiday for pulling out all the stops, for having fun with all kinds of ghoulish decorations. Here’s a scary-good way to go big and give kids and grown-ups a thrill—3-D chocolate spiders that perch on top of cupcakes and definitely give you the creepy-crawlies. Dare you reach for a sweet treat, lest these spiders crawl onto your […]

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First Blush of Apricot

Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask Apricot kernel oil works along with avocado overnight to help replenish moisture and prevent future signs of aging. $17 Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Coriander and apricot oils lend silicone-free shine and moisture to hair without weighing it down. $40 Josie Maran Vanilla Apricot Hand Cream Argan oil (which provides nourishing vitamin E) is whipped […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — September 8-12

Fall is in the air. OK, not really. It’s pretty sweltering down South, but Fall is on my mind, how about that. One thing is a sure bet: We’re all busy this time of year. Here’s a plan for next week using some of my favorite 5-ingredient Cooking Light recipes. You read that right. A short ingredient list means a short […]

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What Should I Drink with a Greek Salad?

A DRY, JUICY ROSÉ Olives and feta cheese provide richness that can handle the soft, berry fruit of a dry rosé. Great rosés can come from anywhere, but seek a lighter, paler style. Its complexity, great acidity, and flavors of dried herbs and berry fruit will connect with the diverse flavors and textures of a Greek salad. Skouras, Zoë Rosé, […]

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Five on Friday: A Better Breakfast

Rise and shine! These fun picks are sure to add some joy to your morning meal. –by April Hardwick

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