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Fall is the perfect season to enjoy a hot bowl of soup.  I’m used to using a large stock pot and letting the ingredients simmer away on top of my stove, but another option, which is more flexible for b  Read More


Now that we’re into football season, you may be spending more time in your local pub watching your favorite team.  Just be careful if you’re also indulging in the standard pub fare–while really   Read More


It’s apple season!  That’s right, October is National Apple Month.  Most apple varieties are just coming into harvest right now, so be sure to check out the selection at your local supermark  Read More


It’s no secret that kids love snacks.  And snacks can be a good thing.  They can help your kids (just like adults) from overindulging in main meals and help maintain energy levels f  Read More


Grains make up an important part of a nutritious diet.  In fact, grains are one quarter of the MyPlate guidelines and the USDA recommends that you make half of these whole grains.  But, what exact  Read More


I find that the beginning of each school year time is a commodity.  Maybe it’s simply getting back into the swing of school and work schedules after summer vacations, but I always find myself crunched  Read More


September is National Chicken Month.  I highlight this because chicken can be a terrific source of lean protein–just make sure you use the white meat and remove the skin.  It’s also importa  Read More


It seems like yesterday we were welcoming the summer season, but it’s already time for the new school year to begin again.  If you’re like most moms, school lunches can pose a challenge–packing so  Read More


Afternoon tea originated in England in the 1840’s as a light meal enjoyed by the upper class and was eaten between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 pm.  Over the years it evolved to its current form, whic  Read More


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–j  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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