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Love peaches?  Well, now is the time to get to your local farmer’s market and take advantage of this juicy, sweet, summer fruit.  Many supermarkets are also carrying local peaches at great prices–ju  Read More


Most of us get our fill of zucchini during the summer months as it’s so plentiful.  If you’ve planted some in your garden, you know that many times you’re trying to figure out ways to use thi  Read More


We’re officially into the “dog days” of summer, so when it’s hot there’s nothing quite like a cold glass of lemonade to help cool you cool down on a hot day.  But wait …don’t reach for the pre-made mix   Read More


Cole slaw is a popular side dish this time of year, but the traditional recipe (shredded cabbage and carrot, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and spices) tends to be higher in fat and calories.  What’s great ab  Read More


Pasta salad is quite popular at summertime barbeques, picnics, and pool parties.  However, the old fashioned version that combines macaroni with a bit of chopped celery, onion and lots of mayonnaise  Read More


Okra is synonymous with Southern cooking.  It is often fried or used in the popular Southern dish, gumbo.  What is so interesting about okra, is the fact it is actually a seed pod.  And, the  Read More


Now that we’re in the middle of growing season, I like to use veggies in creative recipes.  I really enjoy being able to center a meal around vegetables and one way to do this is by stuffing them.  Stuffed pepp  Read More


I love avocados.  Everything about them–their mellow flavor, creamy consistency, and I really love knowing they are so good for me.  Avocados are sodium free, cholesterol free, and packed with monounsat  Read More


Tapas cuisine originates in Spain and is a style of eating rather than a form of cooking.  Tapas focuses on small, flavorful appetizers and snacks and combining them with beverages (primarily cocktails)  Read More


If you’re like me, you probably had limited exposure to beets in your diet.  For me, it was restricted to the canned variety.  I had no idea how delicious this vegetable could be!  Baked, added to soup–  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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