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Pears – The Bright Green Gems

Did you know December is national pear month? December is the time of year where most of the pears we consume here in the northern states are being harvested. If you’re like me, the cold winter weather always puts me in the mood to bake something…

An Apple A Day… Does It Really Keep the Doctor Away?

The end of summer and beginning of fall brings cool and crisp air. Apple orchards are blooming, and the ovens are heating up! It's the perfect excuse for us health gurus to bring up the old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!”…
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Crazy for Cocoa! Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Those chilly winter months will be here before we know it. What better way to stay warm this winter than with a cup of rich, velvety hot chocolate! Homemade hot chocolate brings back fond memories of warming up after a cold night of sledding…
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Squash Nutrition: Apple stuffed Acorn Squash {Favorite Fall Recipe}

Acorn squash are a type of winter squash that are named for their shape, which is like an acorn. Acorn squash provide great nutrition and come in a variety of colors including green, orange, white and a variegated green. When choosing squash,…

How To Cook A Pumpkin In A Microwave

There is no better time than now to learn how to cook a pumpkin in the microwave! We have officially transitioned from the warmth of summer to the cool crisp air of autumn. It’s my favorite time of year when I can find just about anything…
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Make You Feel Good!

Fall is in the air, and  if your like me, chances are you have already ordered in some Celestial Seasonings Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea to help you enjoy the now-chilly evenings. I know I will be drinking this tea from now until about…
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Easy Hobo Burgers on the Grill!

Hobo burgers are a quick and easy, complete meal made in foil packets for easy clean up. This quick recipe can be baked in the oven or cooked right on the grill. It is a perfect dinner recipe for summer or tailgate parties (Think Football Season).…

Sweet Corn is a Treat! {How to choose and store sweet corn}

Written by Morgan McManimon-Myers, registered dietitian nutritionist Tender and tasty, sweet corn is a signature of summertime.  It’s a special corn variety featuring tender kernels eaten as a vegetable, instead of traditional field…
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How to Microwave Sweet Corn: Corn Nutrition Corn and Bean Salad Recipe

Is Sweet Corn Gluten-free? Sweet corn is abundantly available this time of year and can make a budget-friendly nutritious addition to summer meals. The sweet, juicy kernels are gluten-free and are rich in fiber, folate and antioxidants.…

Low-fat Pineapple Angel Cake…Only 2 Ingredients!

I have to admit, I found this delicious cake recipe on Pinterest. It was a pin from Janae' Cook on her board Yummyness. The idea that this wonderful looking cake only took 2 ingredients intrigued me, so I decided to stop by the store this…

Rules of Rhubarb & Simplified Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb is an easy to grow perennial that will provide for many years once planted. You can harvest rhubarb once the stalks reach 12 to 18 inches tall, on the second year after planting. To harvest, simply grab the base of the stalk then…
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You Say Tomatoes? How to easily peel a fresh tomato {How to freeze extra tomatoes}

How to buy and how to store fresh tomatoes There are many varieties of tomatoes on the market today, from large, juicy varieties great for cooking or slicing, to tiny cherry or grape varieties that are perfect for salad toppings. There…