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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


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 th  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 a  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 mayonnais  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, th  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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