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Ever flipped through the latest issue of any fashion magazine and wonder how those models look so perfect?  Well, wonder no more.  I always knew there was some touch up wor  Read More


It’s hard to believe in just three short weeks we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving–everyone’s favorite “food” holiday.  One traditional recipe associated with Thanksgi  Read More


This week, we celebrate my favorite holiday with tricks and, most importantly, treats!  In addition to, or in place of the traditional trick-or-treating, many parents and communities ar  Read More


The autumn season brings crisp days, chilly evenings and lots of football!  In our house, a favorite dish we enjoy while watching the game is a hearty  Read More


October is Vegetarian Awareness Month so I thought it would be an ideal time to explore the different types of vegetarian diets, their benefits and how meatless meals can be incorporat  Read More


This week, I welcome Brianna Shales of Stemilt Growers, back for National Apple Month.  Autumn is busy time of year for Stemilt and Brianna has agreed to share her knowledge of the different varieties of ap  Read More


Less than a month ago, I was trying to figure out what to do with the abundance of summer squash I had on hand.  Now that we’ve moved into the fall season, the summer squash pl  Read More


September is National Mushroom Month and that’s a reason to celebrate in my house.  We love mushrooms and why not?  They’re readily available year-round and are a great addition to soups, salads, pizzas an  Read More


My friend and neighbor, Sadhana, is Indian and has recently introduced me to her culture’s culinary’s delights.  She is vegetarian so the dishes she prepares take advantage of all sorts of fruit and vegetab  Read More


A few times each year, I push the “restart” button on my healthy lifestyle routine.  It’s typically at New Year’s, around spring (think “spring cleaning”) and again in September.  S  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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