Is It Possible To Be Too Poor To Eat Healthy? This Woman Thinks So

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Is It Possible To Be Too Poor To Eat Healthy?  This Woman Thinks So  Christina Briggs of UK told Closer Magazine that she wants more government assistance to help her change her diet. In essence she said that buying healthy is expensive and she could only afford high fat content foods. She also insists that it’s not her fault for being overweight because of the cost of healthy … [Read more...]

Delicious Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy During the Oscars

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With awards season in full gear, here are some fun and easy cocktails to enjoy while watching the Oscars on Sunday. Whether you are tuning in to find out what feature film wins Best Picture or watching to see this year’s biggest stars walk the red carpet, these drinks are a perfect way to enjoy one of the most celebrated award shows of the season.    First … [Read more...]

Seafood Delight: Roasted Butternut Squash Curry Soup with Kale, Peppers and Crab

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Seafood Delight: Roasted Butternut Squash Curry Soup with Kale, Peppers and Crab I love finding new tasty recipes to share and loved seeing my old high school classmate start a business and post pictures of the most wonderful treats. This recipe uses crab meat and coming from Baltimore seafood is king. I hope you find this recipe easy and a delight! INGREDIENTS 2 butternut … [Read more...]

Holiday Decorations: Feng Shui Your Thanksgiving Celebration

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Holiday Decorations:  Feng Shui Your Thanksgiving Celebration  This Thanksgiving, use Feng Shui to ensure a warm, happy and positive environment for you and your guests. Following are simple tips from ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner Dr. Andie Pearson, DMD: Clean and Clear: No matter what the occasion, the first step in Feng Shui is clearing clutter and cleaning the … [Read more...]

Halloween Themed Dessert: Spider Web Cheesecake

Halloween Themed Dessert:  Spider Web Cheesecake Are you looking for something different to make this year for your Halloween festivities? Well, I have something just for you. I kept seeing this cake all over the internet and became intrigued. It’s the perfect dish to serve or take with you to a Halloween party. I did find 2 versions of the recipe. Kraft has one that you … [Read more...]

3 Hearty Chili Recipes That Will Leave You Full

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There’s something magically delicious and simple about one pot meals. Imagine tossing all of your ingredients into a single skillet or pot for very little to no mess at all. My name is Stephanie and I’m a one pot meal lover. My favorite one pot meal this time of the year is chili. I make a pretty good pot of chili if I don’t say so myself but I’m always looking for ways to … [Read more...]

Clean Eating: 3 Recipes To Get You Started

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So you’re thinking about giving clean eating a try. What is clean eating anyway?  Clean eating is a way of life that encourages you to enjoy whole foods. Foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.  Eating clean means eating plenty of fruits and veggies, lean meats and avoiding sugary drinks. Here are 3 clean eating recipes from Cooking Light that will get you … [Read more...]

Drunken Summer Strawberries

Drunken Summer Strawberries

Whether you're out east or on the west coast, we can all agree it's been one hot summer! Here is a nice treat  (adults only) to help you unwind and cool off. I also included an alternative if you don't happen to have all the ingredients at home. Both are great. So mix this up, kick off your shoes and sip this under the fan or air conditioner. Serving size: 1 … [Read more...]

5 Meals You Can Create Using Nothing More Than A Food Processor

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If you're a busy mom like me, you're going to find it difficult to get dinner on the table without having to rely on takeout. My friends used to call me the "Take-Out Queen" because I had well over 50 menus from restaurants all across town. If you wanted Chinese, I had the menu for that. And if you wanted some Italian then I knew a great place and the phone number was never far … [Read more...]

Here Comes The Brand: 2013 Hot Summer Wedding Trends

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Image Source: www.PrettyPearBride.com In a time when so many people see "different" as "good," practically anything goes in today's weddings, and each year and season brings a new trend, sometimes downright out there, other times simply beautiful, distinctive and contemporary. Wedding etiquette maven Amber Harrison was on the Today Show discussing digital wedding etiquette. … [Read more...]

Surviving Wedding Season Involves More Than Hanging At The ‘Open Bar’

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Featured Blogger: Stefanie Long of Just Trim The Ends Dancing, laughing and taking too many pictures marks this time of year and the happiness that surrounds weddings. We all love the free food, free booze and hopefully we don't not get stuck at a table where you don't know anyone. For those of you who have weddings to attend this year, I have a few tips to share on ways … [Read more...]

Veggie Tales: More Options for Healthy Options

Veggie Tales: More Options for Healthy Options

Eating healthy sometimes can get a little dull or boring, so I’m trying out vegetables that I’ve never had and/or never attempted to cook. While I’m adventuring I’ll share with you how I did and what I thought. I know some of these many of you may already eat or cook but I know as I’ve shared with some of my co-workers there are still some that have not ventured to eat some of … [Read more...]

A Healthy and Tasty Alternative To Mashed Potatoes

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If you are anything like me, your child eats some vegetables but not enough that you feel comfortable with. I’m always trying to find new recipes, tips, and ideas to add more veggies to Jade’s diet. Last time I wrote I suggested dried fruits and veggies. This time my suggestion is from a recipe I saw on TV (Helen Cavallo “That’s Fresh” on Disney Jr.) and tried, with a few … [Read more...]

Super Healthy Super Bowl Sunday

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Super Bowl parties, whether you're a football fan or not, are a great way to socialize with friends over food and drinks, but that doesn't mean you have to disregard any of your healthy eating goals this weekend.  Our friends at Lolagetts.com (Plus Size Active Wear) have come to the rescue with five ways to keep it healthy during all the fun. Bring a healthy side: You can't … [Read more...]

Fun & Healthy Recipe: No Bake Cheesecake

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A co-worker suggested this recipe and she added in some blueberries. I added in strawberries and it is awesome and quick. We both did it crust-less. It’s a great healthy alternative to a great dessert! Here’s my first recipe for the New Year. No Bake Cheesecake from Skinny Taste http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/04/no-bake-cheesecake.html. Check out their website for many … [Read more...]

Small Changes To My Favorite Home Meals

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The first month of 2013 is almost over.  Hopefully, you're still on track toward achieving your fitness goals.  The smallest changes can have the largest impact. You can have some of the same stuff you love just by making a few changes. Here are some of the changes that have helped me or that I plan to incorporate into my favorite meals. Some of my favorite meals are: Fried … [Read more...]

Festive Finger Foods For Your Holiday Party

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Seasoned hostesses know that the secret to a fabulous party is great food and drinks -- edibles that will keep your guests satisfied and entertained and maybe even a little impressed that you are such a whiz in the kitchen. Finger foods are one of the best choices for a party menu: They're simple to put together, won't break the bank, are easy to eat, and even look cute and … [Read more...]