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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


Who doesn’t love a sweet treat every now and then?  I know I do!  Many times we avoid having dessert because of the high sugar and/or calorie content that comes along with it.  The good news is that you ca  Read More


We begin October later this week and with that marks Vegetarian Awareness Month.  In recent years there has been a push for Americans to incorporate more meatless meals into their diets.  Meatless Monday is  Read More


September is All American Breakfast Month.  I love healthy breakfast foods at the traditional time of day (morning), but every now and then I enjoy serving breakfast foods at dinner time.  The key to  Read More


If you’re a busy parent, especially if you hold down a job in addition to your parenting role, you know that it’s difficult to always plan and prepare a healthy meal.  This is why I regularly try to fea  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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