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Hy-Vee + busy families = making meals, making memories

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDIt seems like the majority of us have busy schedules, which is why Hy-Vee offers a variety of services to make lives easier. With September being National Family Meals Month, this is the perfect time to get your family to eat one more meal together each week. The real ...

Poached Eggs Carbonara

By Wendy MonroI normally don't order eggs Benedict when I am out because the Hollandaise sauce is never as good as Claud's. I am always disappointed. For some reason, on my last few days in England I had a hankering for it and wanted to give it a shot. All of the food we were eating was so ...

Cooking Family Meals with Tea

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDThere is something nostalgic about sitting on the front porch and sharing a glass of tea with neighbors or family that lends to slowing life down and making memories. But have you tried cooking with tea? With September being National Family Meals Month, it's the perfect ...

Beef Wellington

We have reached our final week in Great Brittan. It will be sad to leave; but, I have to admit, I am looking forward to sleeping in my bed and bathing in my bathroom. There are small conveniences I forget after I have been out of Europe for a while. For example, I like to use a tap that has the ...

Family Meal Month: Making meals, making memories

Are family meals a lost art? In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extracurricular activities, drive-thru meals and takeout food have become the norm. What impact does this have on our kids, our families, and ourselves? As the trend moves toward simplicity and ...

Italian meatball casserole

By Wendy MonroWhat do you get when you bring an Italian man, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona with you on a trip to the beautiful English seaside town called Dorset? You guessed it, Italian meatball casserole. I need to back up a little in order to explain. My family is visiting England for a ...

Veggie Power!

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDAs children head back to school it's important to make sure vegetables make a regular appearance on their plates. Vegetables are naturally low in calories and pack a nutrient punch with vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber just to name a ...

Shrimp Fajitas

One of my very best friends moved to Virginia a while ago. She's only been gone for two months, but it felt like much longer. I was used to spending a couple of days a week with her while she lived here in Las Vegas. I have missed her so much. This week, she flew out to visit me. I was so happy ...

Food Safety: Back to school meals

Brown bag lunches, leftover pizza boxes, and raw hamburger left sitting on the counter are big no-no's when it comes to food safety. New school schedules may make it difficult to plan meals, but make sure you follow these food safety tips when packing lunches and thawing meats for meals.The FDA ...

Pad Thai

By Wendy MonroIn three days I ate three lobster rolls, two whole lobsters, a seabass, five oysters, one clam, and two cups of clam chowder. I am not going to apologize for this gluttony because I think I deserved it. Allow me to explain.Claud travels a lot for business. Pretty much throughout ...

The NEW Food Label

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDWith kids heading back to school, and making more food decisions on their own, this is the perfect opportunity to help teach them about the food label. Teaching kids about the food label can increase their knowledge on how to choose better-for-you options and get them ...

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

By Wendy MonroThis week we were blessed with a visit from my friend's daughter, Mackenzie. The minute she landed, her father brought her straight to my house for dinner as per my instructions. Robert's daughter, Mackenzie, is a sweet young teenage girl. Every time she comes to town, we have to ...

Got Calcium and Vitamin D?

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDMany can relate to carrying multiple things at one time - from children and pets to dry cleaning and groceries (unless, of course, you use Aisles Online). You may find the list of things you're carrying to be in the double digits. Have you ever tried carrying 206 things ...

Spaetzle With Caramelized Onions

This weekend, Claud and I decided to have a very lazy time. We didn't have any visitors, Daphne was at a friend's house and Jack is now living in England. We didn't have any visitors arriving until Sunday. So, we decided to spend Saturday in our pajamas and read or watch television most of the ...

“Better-for-You” After-School Snacks

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDWe have all been there; we get home from a day of work and the first thing we think of is "What can I snack on before it's time for dinner?" Like many adults, kids may be having the same thought after getting home from a long day of school. Snacking consumption among kids ...

Egg In A Pepper

By Wendy MonroSo, my youngest is moving to England. Jack has been asking to move there for a couple of years now. Since my niece, Ruby lived with us all I have heard is how unfair his life is. He says, "You let Ruby come here and live my dream. She got to live in another country, which is all I ...

Grilling Outside the Box

By Laura Schmidt, RD, LDWhen it comes to the outdoor grill, think outside of the box! The grill imparts incredibly complex flavor into foods. Whether you are grilling turkey, pizza, vegetables, or fruits, anything goes, and the result is often a sweeter, more flavorful dish. Grilling food ...

Grilled Artichokes with Thousand Island

By Wendy MonroIt has been a crazy summer. I don't even know what day it is anymore. It has been a whirlwind. In fact, "whirlwind" doesn't even cover what this has been.The drama of family, a hospital visit, dance competitions, arguments with spouses, chaos with teenagers, crying babies, a ...

Fire up the Flavor with Grilled Fruits and Vegetables!

By Laura SchmidtIt's grilling season! What better way to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies than to take advantage of the season. Grilling enhances the sweetness in both fruits and vegetables and, with the right techniques, will have your friends and family wanting more! Below ...

Lamb Lunch

By Wendy MonroThree of my cousins arrived this week to visit Fabulous Las Vegas. Two flew in from Colorado and one drove from Texas with her two small children. I was so excited to see all of them. They were getting in around three o'clock. So, I thought I should make us a late lamb lunch. I ...

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