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Is Coffee a Healthy Brew for You? {How to Make Iced Coffee | Cold Coffee}

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world, along with tea, of course. But, there’s often confusion about coffee. Is coffee healthy? Or does it lead to bone loss and heart attacks? Here are some coffee facts for you. The…
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Peas Please! How to Cook & Store Fresh Peas {creamed peas and potatoes recipe}

Green peas aren’t usually the star of the meal, but we think they deserve more attention! And we aren’t the only ones – many public health organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and…
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Spears at the Ready! How to Prepare Honey Roasted Asparagus & More

Asparagus is a spring perennial that’s been considered a delicacy since early ancient times. Pictures of it have even been found in ancient Egyptian paintings, and the name asparagus comes from the Greek language meaning "sprout" or "shoot."…

Mother’s Day Nutrition – For Moms at Every Stage!

The Hopeful Mom: Nutrition is very important for women who are trying to get pregnant. Check out this link for some great advice on how to make your body baby-ready (there’s some info for Dads, too!). Hopeful mom nutrition here. The Mom-to-Be:…
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Creamy Parmesan & Garlic Pasta with Kielbasa

Sometimes I long for creamy pasta. This recipe for Creamy Garlic Parmesan is very elegant, yet simple to throw together. When I first posted this about a year ago, I wouldn't have dreamed that this would be one of my most popular posts. This…

An Egg-straordinary Healthy Snack – But Eat The Yolk Too!

Some food misconceptions just seem to hang on forever. I still hear people say they can’t have eggs because their doctor said they have high cholesterol, but not only do eggs have less cholesterol than once thought, it’s been known for…

Eat Right: The Eating O’ The Green!

This St. Patrick’s Day, get your green on with some of the best plants for the table! You might not find a four-leaf-clover, but you’re still in luck – these greens have nutrition worthy of a pot of gold! Leafy greens top the charts…

Eat Right: Go Fish for Good Health!

Fishing for healthy meal ideas?  The answer might be just that. . . fish! When it comes to healthy eating, we know all about getting our fruits and vegetables, but the idea of routinely eating fish can slip through the nets.  Don’t…
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Meals in Minutes: Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash (Foot Steps to Health*)

Halloween is over and Jack Frost will be here soon. But, before the air turns to ice this winter, take time to enjoy the taste of fall in Southeastern Minnesota with this easy microwavable recipe. This recipe is sure to warm your tummy with…
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Cocadas…A Brazilian Coconut Treat!

I wanted to make my new Brazilian son (aka exchange student) feel at home here in the US, so I decided to look for a recipe for something native to his home country. I was quickly drawn to a coconut dessert recipe on the internet called…
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Greek Roasted Chicken…So Easy Yet so Elegant!

  1 whole roasting chicken (about 6 lbs.) 4 to 6 baking potatoes, peeled & quartered salt & pepper, to taste 2 tsp. dried oregano 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup butter, melted 3 Tbs. lemon juice Preheat oven to 350º.…
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Eating Fruits and Veggies is as Important as Lowering Sodium for Blood Pressure

In celebration of Fruit & Veggies - More Matters month, I would like to bring your attention to the role fruits & veggies take in the battle against high blood pressure. When it comes to lowering blood pressure, rightfully, most people…