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What’s in and what’s out for 2017 food-wise?  According to restaurant and hotel consultants Baum & Whiteman, there are some key food trends to look for this year.  A few worth noting are:


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We tend to associate apricots with the summer months, but while you can also find fresh apricots during the winter in your grocery store, dried apricots are wonderful additions to many recipes.  Drie  Read More


Welcome to 2017! We begin the new year with one of my favorite “food days”–National Spaghetti Day.  Pasta has always been a main part of big family meals in my house.  I love it and my mom is part   Read More


Fruitcake is synonymous with Christmas.  You really can’t think of any other time of year when fruitcake appears on your grocer’s shelves, can you?  Unfortunately, the traditional version contains ca  Read More


In my home, Christmas morning not only means opening presents, it also means having a big, delicious breakfast with family.  Many times we’ve had guests at our house, so having something special   Read More


‘Tis the season for goodwill, friends, family, and celebrations.  Unfortunately, many times all these holiday gatherings can result in unwanted, excess weight gain by the new year.  A big part o  Read More


In the cooler weather months, you’ll notice recipes using leeks more frequently.  Part of the reason is they are in season during this time and can be found with ease in your supermarket’s produce sec  Read More


Salads can be a healthy part of your meal and when you include a protein like chicken or fish, can be made into an entrée.  One big mistake many folks make is by drowning their healthy salad with   Read More


During the cooler weather, especially with the holidays, bread is frequently served at meals.  Think serving a hearty soup or stew and then having some fresh rolls or bread on the side–it’s my idea of the   Read More


Certain fruit and veggies are particularly popular at various times of year.  Cranberries are associated with the holidays, so you’ll see them popping up in your produce section by the end of October   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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