Talk Like a Pirate Day. Fried pickle planks

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Enjoy with this bacon shake. Arrr! Ahoy, mateys! Thar be deliciousness encompassed in pickles! A favorite appetizer from steak houses like Texas Land(lubbers) and Cattle(prods), this is low caaaaaaaaaarrrrb grub even yer trusty parrot will … [Read more...]

Fruit Kebabs

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Pictured: Another fun, colorful way to use fruit: The fruit pizza. These bright, fun, healthy kebabs are all about the presentation. Served with cottage cheese or yogurt, you can assure yourself something as fresh and fun as you are, you adorable … [Read more...]

Cream of Jalapeno Soup

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Pictured: Another favorite soup: Cream of Mushroom BaconFall is the perfect time to break out the pots, pans and crock pots. Still, with some summer left, a little spice kicks this hearty soup up a notch. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese for … [Read more...]

Broccoli Cheese Soup

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On Wisconsin! You delicious state of being... with cheese As the chill of fall plucks at spinal chords across the nation, it's almost acceptable to suggest that it is time to release those crock pots from their nesting places and put them to work. … [Read more...]

Book Review: Quick and Healthy Recipes and Ideas

Quick, healthy and able to lay flat on the counter With the new, third edition, Quick and Healthy Recipes and Ideas (for people who say they don't have time to cook) is another 'spike it in the endzone victory dance' for people who don't think … [Read more...]

Earthquake and emergency preparedness

California's earthquakes and the hurricanes threatening the east coast may have been seemingly non-shattering at a 4.6 (earthquake), or a category 1 (hurricane), but for friends of mine standing on floors high above the ground, or who had to quickly … [Read more...]

Jicama Latkes

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L'Chaim! … [Read more...]

What healthy foods can I send to the troops in Iraq?

They're in Iraq, and they're hungry.While it's safe to say the troops are also tired, weary and hard-working, they are also in need of healthy, quality foods in the form of shippable proteins, fats and antioxidants.1. Beef jerky. High in protein and … [Read more...]

Fred Hahn: Strong Kids Healthy Kids

Hot off of the presses, and just in time for the holiday season, Fred Hahn has done it again. The author of The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution has anted up. But this time, it's for the kids. Strong Kids Healthy Kids: The Revolutionary Program … [Read more...]

Roasted Turkey

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Pictured: Served with this terrific Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake, Roasted Turkey is the birdie belle of the ball. … [Read more...]

Gravy from Broth

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Easy and flavorful. There can never be too many shoes--or gravy recipes for that matter. This recipe is the one of the easiest ways to make gravy, and is healthy, too! The use of organic chicken broth adds flavor without possible MSG … [Read more...]

Lose weight during Thanksgiving? Sure. Don’t get sauced.

Yesterday I spoke about cooks tending to dabble in the gobbler while griddling. While sampling in the kitchen can be the beginnings of a difficult holiday season, beginning at noonturkey, and ending January 1 of the following year, there's … [Read more...]

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

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Pictured: A fun way to use leftover cranberry sauce: Cranberry Frappuccino. Countless Thanksgiving tables have witnessed the schlop of the nuclear tower, bright red cranberry gelled canned product annually. This amalgam of crimson deliciousness … [Read more...]

Quick Chocolate Syrup

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Perfect with this bacon shake! Need a chocolate syrup or drizzle in a snap for your iced coffees, lates, or for chocolate milk? If the syrup sits at room temp, it may harden. If this happens, add a titch more water, reheat, stir, and pour. … [Read more...]

A low-carber asks: What can I eat when I’m sick with the flu?

It's Thursday morning and you're praying to the porcelain princess. You've been passed out on the cold tile floor since three a.m. mumbling something about Smurfs and squirrels. What are some stomach soothers acceptable for low-carbers? Put down the … [Read more...]