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One of the latest cooking fads is spiralizing.  This is taking vegetables (primarily) and paring them down so they become ribbon like–similar to linguini, spaghetti or fettuccini.  As the popularity o  Read More


Now that December has arrived, we’re into full holiday party mode.  One way to celebrate the season is to hold an “open house,” where friends can stop by during a specific time of day or evening.  Rath  Read More


Pomegranates have been touted as a super food and for good reason–this fruit is low in fat, cholesterol free, sodium free, an excellent source of fiber, Vitamins C and K, a good source of potassium, folate, an  Read More


Thanksgiving week has finally arrived!  While there are many favorite side dishes, no Thanksgiving feast would be complete without stuffing.  I know many of you have a tried and true recipe–maybe it’s a   Read More


November is National Pepper Month and while there are both sweet and hot pepper varieties, I’ve decided to focus on the most popular hot peppers for this blog entry.  You might be surprised to learn that   Read More


I’m a week late in celebrating, but last week was Split Pea Week.  Split peas are considered to be in the same family as beans and lentils.  When peas are fully mature, the peapod is dried and the skins are re  Read More


Turn to any food magazine these days or even open a professional cookware catalog, and you’ll find that braising is a hot form of cooking right now.  If it’s new to you, braising involves sautéing foo  Read More


October is National Pasta Month and that’s reason for me to celebrate since my favorite comfort food (by far!) is pasta.  Ever since I was a little girl, my all time favorite dish was spaghetti and mea  Read More


Seafood is a great protein choice for many people since it’s lower in fat and calories than many meat options, especially if you prepare it by broiling or grilling and without using high fat sauces.   Read More


Americans love their dogs!  According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, as of 2012, 43,346,000 households owned at least one dog.  That’s 36.5 percent!  And, if you’re a dog lover li  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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