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Mexican Pineapple

March 22, 2016 It’s picnic time again. The weather is getting amazing around here and that always calls for a good picnic and lots of fun in the sun. My mom and Doug came out for the weekend from California. more »»

Dressed Up Salami

March 15, 2016 A few days ago, my cousin Alex asked it I would like to join him at a chef’s tasting dinner. I said yes. I didn’t ask the name of the restaurant or the type of food. more »»

National Nutrition Month – Make it a St. Patrick’s Day tradition

March 15, 2016 When you think of St. Patrick’s Day you likely think of Ireland, wearing green clothes, shamrocks, and corned beef and cabbage. Did you know that St. more »»

Sole with fennel

March 8, 2016 We are successfully continuing our Sunday Family Day tradition. Each week, we take turns deciding what to do. So far, it has revolved around food. This week was no different. It was Jack’s turn. more »»

Time for registered dietitians to shine!

March 8, 2016 “What do you do?” As a registered dietitian (RD) working for Hy-Vee grocery store, I have been asked this question more than onc. more »»


March 1, 2016 It has been a beautiful week. The sun has been shining and I am considering changing from boots to sandals. It may seem strange but I get excited whenever this footwear change occur. more »»

Fat Basics 101

March 1, 2016 For years, we have heard to eat low-fat or fat-free foods. more »»

Bison with Mushroom Sauce

February 23, 2016 As our children are getting older, I have been feeling like we are drifting apart a little. Thus is the plight of the stay at home mother who has growing children. more »»

Sliders make great party food

February 9, 2016 We decided to keep it simple for the Super Bowl this year. At first, we thought we would head out to a ba. more »»

Real Ramen

February 2, 2016 My daughter and I have had an obsession with ramen for a long time now. Before I learned more, I thought of ramen as the cheap soup that kept me alive during my college years. more »»

Oven Braised Duck Legs

January 26, 2016 I have wanted to adopt a cat for some time now. Claud kept telling me no. We have two dogs, two turtles, several fish, and a parrot. So, I knew it was a bit crazy to want another pet. more »»

Croque Provencal

January 19, 2016 It’s my birthday week. I am 45 years old now. It sounds weird to say it out loud (or to write it). As the words leave my lips, it feels like I am speaking a foreign languag. more »»

Pan-seared scallops

January 5, 2016 During our trip to England, we decided to take a little three-day side trip to Paris. At the last minute, I invited my good friend, Sage’s, two kids. This meant we were a party of eigh. more »»

Orange Tuna Ceviche

December 29, 2015 I am writing this as we drive through the French countryside. There are huge windmills to my left and green fields to my right. I just looked at Claud and said, “This could be the Midwest”. He agreed. more »»

Sonoran Cheese Enchiladas

December 22, 2015 We made it to England. We are spending our first few days in London with our good friends, Ned and Sage. Other than visiting loved ones, I have been doing nothing but eating and drinking. more »»

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

December 15, 2015 I had my Christmas party this weekend. We really wanted to make sure we got together with all of our close friends for Christmas. We bought a 10½ pound rib eye. I had never seen anything like it. more »»

Rhubarb Crumble

December 1, 2015 You are not going to believe this but I attempted yet another dessert. This year, we celebrated Thanksgiving at my mom’s house in California. more »»

Cauliflower Tostadas

November 24, 2015 The other day, Claud came home with a recipe for cauliflower tortillas. These are tortillas made with cauliflower rather than flower or corn. He showed me the video. It looked so simple. more »»

Colcannon Soup

November 17, 2015 “Did you ever eat colcannon, Made with lovely pickled cream, With the greens and scallions mingled, Like a picture in a dream? Did you ever make a hole on top, To hold the melting flake, Or the... more »»


November 10, 2015 It seems as if the Christmas atmosphere arrives in the stores earlier every year. I went in to buy Halloween candy and the Christmas aisles were already set up. more »»



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