Wild Card Wednesday: 5 ways to improve your eating habits TODAY

I am a firm believer in moderation.  Nothing is completely off-limits in my book.  BUT, if you are trying to maintain a healthy weight, lose weight and/or live an overall healthy lifestyle, there are some realistic steps you can take to help you get there and STAY there. And being healthy isn't just about how …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: Casabella Cherry Pitter

Hallelujah!  It's cherry season!  I love cherries because they are delicious, nutritious (high five for Vitamin C and A) and such a treat.  What I don't love about cherries though, are the pits that are wedged deep within this glorious fruit. I have a sooolllution! THIS Casabella Cherry Pitter.  I love this tool because it …

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Cooking Tip Tuesday: How to properly measure flour

Do you often have a hard time getting your baked goods just right? Being a successful baker takes a lot of practice, plenty of mistakes and an understanding of the science behind it. There are a lot of chemical reactions that have to take place so it's really important that you be precise (and follow …

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Sundays with Samantha: Nerdy Nummies

One of the best ways to get kids to be more adventurous eaters is to let them help you in the kitchen.  And while sometimes you just want to get it done and on the table, it's fun to set aside some time on the weekends to cook together.  You could make something as simple …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Sweet Potato Skins

It's Cinco de Mayo so a Mexican inspired recipe is in order! I love Mexican food so any opportunity I have to infuse authentic flavors into my recipes, I do.  And while sweet potato skins are not what you think of as typical Mexican food, they are a (very nutritious) blank slate, perfect for delivering …

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Wild Card Wednesday: HipS Sister

Because it's Wild Card Wednesday, I decided to step out of food and into exercise. In order to live a healthy lifestyle, it's just as important to remain active as it is to eat healthfully.  And being active is different for everyone.  Some bust their tush, workout everyday and rock a hard bod.  While some …

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