Marketers invest millions to convince us that we need the latest and greatest cleaning spray, detergent, and paper towel, so it’s not surprising that tidying up can quickly become a budgetary mess. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Eating healthier may seem like a daunting task, especially when you're not sure how to start. Will you go hungry? Will your meals taste like cardboard? Will you have to give up your favorite foods?
Don't worry. When you make small change... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
Having spent a week on a road trip, I learned one thing along the way: Fast food is unavoidable, given time and budget constraints. You can’t beat a drive-thru for convenience and speed of service. But the bellyache you get afterward can quickl... Read more
It's been really hard. I have been drinking it for 55 years. I listen to Dr. Oz show and he talk about it saying it is really bad for you so I am trying to get off the stuff. Wish me luck. 244... Read more
I don't agree with the article I just read giving 5 good reasons it's OK to have a diet soda. They're good reasons if you're trying to lose weight, but not all sweeteners are safe! I'm specifically speaking about aspartame. I know many people who... Read more
If there is a way, that is. I will be learning how to use non-grain flours, but got wondering about substitutes for sugar. Can you use something like stevia or Splenda in place of the white sugar and the regular amount of brown sugar if it calls fo... Read more
One of my "Super Dinner" meals is Greek Chicken with brown rice and Pita bread.
Here it is:
1) 1-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast/strips
2) One bottle of Greek salad dressing
3) 1 box brown rice
4) 1 pack fresh... Read more
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For some of us who are SparkPeople members, this is uncomfortable, to say the lea... Read more
I love to cook. My inspiration comes from fond memories of cooking with my two grandmothers in their respective kitchens. They taught me to cook from scratch and find joy in family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.St.... Read more
This recipe was created by Patricia Huller C.C.E., M.Ed., a culinary instructor and healthy baking expert from Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute, especially for SparkRecipes.
Every cookie platter should have a chocolate chip cookie. Thi... Read more
First mix 1/4 cup of Baking Soda with 3/4 cups of water. Next mix 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 cup water. Wash hair with Baking Soda mixture like your washing your hair with regular shampoo rinse and repeat but this time with the ACV mixture th... Read more
Summer comes with all kinds of issues to resolve-from how to best clean the grill to how to ward off animals from eating your garden to how to soothe bee stings, poison ivy, and sunburn. But if you have a box of baking soda on hand, you already have... Read more
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