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3 Lifestyle Mantras To Live By

Does dieting sound good to you right now?  It might be enticing to jump on the latest diet for the sake of “trying it”.  In my line of work, I hear...

Baby Kale and Wheat Berry Salad

I’ve got a tasty, festive salad for you.  I am all about keeping salads simple and adding flavor with what you have on hand in your fridge and pantry.  In...

Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

I had a fall feeling in my bones when I picked up my friend, Katie Morford’s book, Rise and Shine: Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings.   It was a cold, overcast...

Pumpkin Spice Butter

I LOVE all things pumpkin this time of year.  It’s super simple to get canned pumpkin and add a fall flair to any recipe from quick breads to chili to oatmeal...

Food and Genes: What’s the Story?

*This post is sponsored by Illinois Farm Families. The field of genomics is exploding!  I was thrilled to be included on a recent tour of the University of Illinois’ Institute...

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds

Do you want a super simple snack that crunchy, satisfying and tastes great?  Then you’ve got to try my roasted almonds.  With only four simple ingredients, you can whip these...