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
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
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
I'm struggling to get the 8 glasses of water a day. I drink about half that. I stopped drinking pop all together but still can't make the 8 cups...how does everyone else hold themselves to it?... Read more
A word of caution regarding the addition of LEMON in water.
If you drink it all day long you can become dehydrated! Seriously. My step moms surgery was postponed because she was dehydrated & drank lemon water all day. Citrus is known for dehydration... Read more
Feeling pretty good, 2 days with no soda at all, heading into my third now. Anyone else find when they added more water to your diet that you are thirsty all the time? I never felt this dehydrated when drinking soda all day... Read more
I suffer from CFS & cannot tolerate a lot of chemicals. I can clean everything around the house with a mixture of vinegar, bicarb (baking) soda, water & paper towels. For aromatherapy effects add a few drops of your choice of essential oils: lemon... Read more
Baking soda is amazing! The white stuff can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling fresh, and even get rid of your sweet tooth? Check out these tips for home uses of baking soda.Tips for Using Baking Soda Add baking soda to your bat... 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
With Thanksgiving behind us, the sweet tooth pushes aside pies for another seasonal treat: cookies! Thankfully, it's simple enough to boost the nutrition of your cookies and other baked goods, and we have no shortage of good recipes. That's why, for... Read more
137This month I am daily sharing a helpful hint or more that may surprise or delight you. I am also adding a comment or note of interest you may wish to remember (from my point of view ... lol). Feel free to pass any of it on.
Baking soda has... Read more
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