Entertainment makes life, well, entertaining. Unfortunately, it's usually one of those "extras" that get eliminated from the budget when times get a bit tough. When you're watching your wallet, nights out on the town are out, but that... Read more
Entertainment makes life, well, entertaining. Unfortunately, it's usually one of those extras that get eliminated from the budget when times get tough. When you're watching your wallet, nights out on the town are out, but that doesn’t mean the... Read more
Party food. The phrase alone is enough to induce fear and panic in anyone who is trying to eat healthier. But a Halloween-themed party menu, often dominated by candies, cakes and sugar, is extra scary!
Don't fear Halloween parties this year!... Read more
With a plethora of health resources available these days, it can be hard to know where to look for reliable, accurate and useful information. When it comes to raising healthy kids in an increasingly unhealthy world, where do you start? Coach Nicole r... Read more
During the holiday season, food temptations are everywhere. From stuffing and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving to eggnog and sugar cookies in December, the seasonal temptations are endless. It can be tough enough to navigate the turkey buffet without havi... Read more
We have been invited to a few adult Christmas parties where alcohol will be served that I can't get out of. This sounds odd, but I never liked the taste of wine, beer, or other types of alcohol or mixed beverages. So question is what do I say when o... Read more
Don't write our American children off, and those identifying with pushy "Tiger Moms" and the more laid-back "Swedish Moms" and happy-go-lucky "Dolphin Dads", take note:
South Korea seems to get great math students spending at a bargain price per... Read more
Junk food and carb hangovers are what I call the "day after " --when I overindulge in junk food and sweets --the headache, the being cranky, the restlessness, just a few reasons ---it just isn't worth it !! Just sticking to eating fruits and veggies... Read more
If you're a parent, you know that the last thing you're worried about when planning your kid's birthday party is 'the parent's nutritional needs.' The buffet of kid-friendly delights are not always in step with your current meal plans. If you have... Read more
As a chef, I love to entertain in our home--especially around the holidays when the house is decorated and we want to spend time with our family and friends. As part of my schooling, we were taught how to entertain as part of our hospitality tra... Read more
It's not just the ghouls and ghosts causing a scare on Halloween — how about the mountains of treats handed out to kids by friends and neighbors? Some treats are worse than others — these are the ones that I pick out of my kiddos'... Read more
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