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The spring season brings many special events–proms, weddings, and graduations just to name a few.  Of course the key to a successful party is having appetizing food options for your guests.  I also t  Read More


Sweet peas, also known as green peas or English peas, are one of the first fresh veggies available in the spring season.  They are grown within pods, and should you buy peas in their pods, don’t shell th  Read More


Chowder is a soup that is traditionally prepared with milk or cream and thickened with a roux.  Probably the most popular chowders are clam or seafood, but there are also many other variations that cont  Read More


Tomorrow is the official start of spring and that means a whole new selection of fruit and veggies come into season (think asparagus, strawberries, and peas).  A new season also means ligh  Read More


Creole cooking originated in Louisiana and blends French, Spanish, and Haitian influences, along with general Southern American cuisine.  It revolves around the cuisine of the populations present  Read More


Radicchio is a form of chicory and is mainly produced in Italy.  This red-purple leaf veggie has a slightly bitter and spicy flavor that mellows when grilled or roasted.  Radicchio is also benefic  Read More


Adding a colorful variety to your diet not only looks good, it’s good for you!  Eating fruit and veggies in a variety of color such as red, dark green, yellow, blue, purple, white, and orange helps  Read More


Stir fry dishes are a wonderful way to incorporate plenty of healthy veggies into your diet.  An extra bonus is they are easy to make and can be prepared quickly, which makes them ideal for a weekn  Read More


February is Snack Food Month, but before you reach for the chips, pretzels, or cookies, think about how snacks can either help or hinder your diet.  Snacking can actually be good for you.  It ca  Read More


  Winter is the season when a variety of citrus fruit are plentiful.  These include clementines, grapefruit, Mandarin oranges, oranges, and tangerines. Citrus fruit are best known for being an exc  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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