Archives for January, 2014

Tips, Tricks and Traditions

by Sarah G. Mason For many, cooking is more than just a chore – it’s a tradition. Over the years, we pick up kitchen tips from loved ones, read technique tidbits in magazines and learn a few tricks on our own, too! To help you along the way, read a few of our favorite culinary tips from the kitchen. After …

Love Rekindled: PB&J

by Kat Freestone The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is an American classic. This lunchtime favorite dates back to 1880, when St. Louis physician Dr. Ambroze W. Straub decided to crush peanuts into paste for his elderly patients with poor teeth. Of course, it wasn’t much longer before we discovered the scrumptious jelly pairing and a sandwich was born.  Years …

Marcus Lemonis

Interview by Lauren Douglass In CNBC’s hit show, The Profit, Marcus Lemonis puts $2 million of his own money on the line to invest in desperate businesses struggling to get out of the red. After partnering, he assumes control, makes necessary adjustments and works hard to save these dying businesses. If you haven’t seen the show, it is entertaining along …

6 Ways to get Picky Eaters to try New Foods

by Sari Davidson-Crevin, Booginhead As parents, it is so important to feed our kiddos an array of nutritious foods to ensure they get all of their essential vitamins and minerals. However, this could be extremely difficult if your little one has a picky palate and refuses to try new foods. Many parents are all wondering the same thing: What is …

Almonds

by Sarah G. Mason Good things really do come in small packages. Almonds might be lacking in size, but they steal the spotlight when it comes to their height-to-health ratio. Almost 50 percent of an almond’s weight is fat, so you’d be crazy to think almonds can aid in weight loss, right? Well, not quite. Studies have shown that those …

Bring Learning Home

by Heather Aulisio Whether your child is gung-ho about school or they have the back-to-school blues, one thing is for certain: They need a home routine that mimics their structured school environment in order to succeed. A structured environment sets boundaries and establishes expectations, but it can be completely fun! Read on to learn how to develop a proactive routine …