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August is National Peach Month and it’s fitting since these delicious fruits are in abundance right now.  Sweet, juicy peaches typically come into season around late June and are available through late Augu  Read More


Cheesesteaks, Hoagies and Clubs–August is National Sandwich Month! While these are a few of the less-than-healthy options, I’ve got some great ideas for tasty yet nutritional sandwich select  Read More


I love salads and there is never a better time to enjoy them than summer!  Hot weather is ideal for breaking out the fresh veggies, not to mention it saves you from having to heat up your kitche  Read More


Stone fruits refer to those that contain a stone (or sometime referred to as a “pit”), which can be removed with ease (Freestone) or without (Clingstone) from the flesh of the fruit.  The most   Read More


July is National Baked Bean Month!  It’s no surprise since picnics, barbeques and summertime gatherings almost always offer up this popular side dish.  Hot dogs, hamburgers or grilled chicken are har  Read More


July is National Pickle Month and that’s a great thing since your garden is probably overflowing with cucumbers right about now!  If you haven’t tried homemade pickles, now is the time to start, espe  Read More


This week is filled with July 4th festivities–picnics, barbeques and backyard cookouts.  Whether you’re at the beach, around the campsite or just spending it relaxing at home  Read More


When the temperatures rise, it’s important to stay hydrated.  Of course the obvious answer is to drink plenty of liquids, preferably water, but another great way to ensure you keep hydr  Read More


One of my favorite things about summer is the fact that blueberries are in season.  I simply love them!  It’s hard to believe so much flavor can come from such a tiny berry, but an in season b  Read More


This coming Sunday is Father’s Day and we all want to do something special for dad.  This year, instead of taking dad out to dinner, why not cook him something he’ll love?  Let’s face it–most dads   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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