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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

 

Different regions of the country are known for various foods and flavors that the locals feast on.  For example, I live outside Philadelphia and the region is known for the “Philly Cheesesteak.”  Simila  Read More

 

Many Americans suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) and part of treating this disease is a low-sodium diet.  Even if you don’t have high blood pressure, it’s a good idea to get into the habit  Read More

 

With the start of June we celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.  It’s perfect timing as the growing season is in full swing and there is an abundance of fresh produce available loc  Read More

 

May is National Strawberry Month and it’s perfect timing since these delicious berries are at their peak of flavor!  Strawberries are a great addition to your diet since they are fat free, chole  Read More

 

Olive oil is a kitchen staple in my house.  So, when planning a day trip to Napa Valley while in the San Francisco area recently, I made it a point to visit Talcott Carneros Estate–Napa’s first large  Read More

 

The Mediterranean diet is very popular and it’s no wonder considering it was ranked as one of the top diets (#3 to be exact) for 2015 by U.S. & World Report earlier this year.  A Mediterranean d  Read More

 

Tomorrow is one of the most festive holidays–Cinco de Mayo!  In this country, we typically celebrate by going out to a Mexican restaurant and eating our favorite dish (and enjoying margaritas!).  T  Read More

 

I love appetizers!  In fact, many times I will make appetizers the main meal, especially when dining out.  I also love a casual get-together where instead of a formal dinner party, drinks and fun ap  Read More

 

Now that the weather is getting warmer (finally!), we can start spending more time outdoors.  One way to enjoy all beautiful spring blooms is by spending an afternoon in your local park.  Many of the parks  Read More

 
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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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