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Grapes are a favorite fruit nationwide and it’s no surprise considering they are popular in all forms–fresh, dried (raisins), and the liquid form (grape juice). Grapes are also readily available yea  Read More


Usually by mid to late August, parents find themselves counting down the days until school starts.  Camp has typically ended and all those favorite summer activities that your kids found to be so app  Read More


When we think of casseroles, we typically think of cooler weather and “comfort food.”  Fall and winter weather casseroles are designed to fill you up and keep you warm.  Aside from the taste, the   Read More


When Mother Nature turns up the heat, one of the best ways to cool down is to take a dip in the pool.  Add a few friends, your favorite music, and some great snacks and you’ve got yourself a terrific sum  Read More


Ask a group of people to name a fruit most associated with summer and the most frequent answer will probably be some form of melon.  It’s hard to picture a summertime picnic without juicy wedges of watermelon  Read More


During the summer season, most of us are going to a barbeque, picnic or pool party at some point.  Menu choices most commonly involve grilling and the side dishes usually include the traditional pota  Read More


The heat is on and who doesn’t love to cool down with a sweet treat?  But before you reach for the standard ice cream cone or sundae, I’ve got some healthier alternatives that will still satisfy yo  Read More


Eggplant is one of my favorite summer veggies.   Eggplant is a member of the “nightshade” or potato family, which also includes tomatoes and hot peppers.  While dark purple is the most common color of e  Read More


Burgers are commonplace at any summertime picnic or barbeque.  And, while the typical beef burger is tasty, I’ve got some equally delicious choices that are lower in fat and calories (an extra b  Read More


As the temperatures rise, I often look for ways to keep my house cool and that means using my stove and oven as little as possible.  Grilling is always a terrific alternative, but another option is to avoid   Read More

Janet Skibicki's Bio

Janet Skibicki is a working stepmother of teenage twins. Until her mid-30's, she was able to easily work in exercise and healthy eating. Now married with kids, she's found it harder to stay on track with her fitness regime, while trying to instill healthy habits into her family’s daily routine. Janet and h


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