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November 21, 2019

Fig Jam is one of my favorite additions to holiday entertaining. A jar of Fig Jam pairs nicely with a bottle of wine as a hostess gift. Plus, I love to use it add fig flavor to both sweet and savory treats for guests. Today, I’m teaming up with California Figs to show you a scrumptious way to entertain using my Easy California Fig Jam.  It's so easy to make!

Then, try making this super-simple Fig Jam Flatbread featuring creamy goat cheese, shallots, prosciutt...

March 4, 2019

As a kickoff to National Nutrition Month®, I’m excited to share my ABC27 Good Day PA live cooking segment with host Amy Kehm. People are looking for help making sound food and nutrition choices. That's why I chose a recipe that features beef tenderloin—one of the leanest, most tender cuts of beef.  Many thanks to the folks at PA Beef Council for sponsoring; as always opinions are my own!

Do you ever feel intimidated to try new cuts of beef? You're not alone. During...

November 30, 2018

Experts predict diabetes, as a disease, will reach epidemic levels in the U.S. without serious changes and early intervention. The condition “prediabetes” can develop into full-blown type 2 diabetes (the most common form of diabetes) and can increase risk of heart disease and stroke. Currently, CDC estimates that more than 1 in 3 American adults (that’s 84 million people!) now have prediabetes. Startlingly, 90 percent of them don’t even know they have it! Find out if you are at risk w...

September 10, 2018

 Caprese salad is a light and flavorful salad, inspired by Mediterranean eating. This signature salad features layers of fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, slices of fresh mozzarella cheese and a light drizzle of high-quality balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.  

The secret to eliciting delightfully complex  flavors from  this seemingly simple combination of salad ingredients is to start with the freshest and highest qualit...

September 10, 2018

Eggs are one of the most nutritious, versatile and least expensive sources of protein, supplying 6 grams of protein per large egg.

In addition, one large shell egg supplies 13 essential vitamins and minerals plus lutein & zeaxanthin in a 70-calorie, portion-controlled package.

Nutrients found in eggs (lutein and choline)  have recently captured attention for their role in early cognitive development and  helping to maintain brain health as part of a healthy diet while agin...

September 10, 2018

Omega-3s can help reduce risk of cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
recommends 1,000 mg pf EPA + DHA per day for patients with mood disorders.

Prominent health organizations recommend 250-500mg omega-3s EPA+DHA per day or eating a variety of seafood at least twice a week, while the American Psychiatric Association

Because salmon is a rich source of omega-3s (delivering >1,000mg per 4-ounce cooked portion), I’m always looking for new ways to serve it. This recipe has...

March 28, 2018

Consumer eating trends have shifted away from three set meal times and toward snacking throughout the day with 94 percent of Americans snacking at least once a day and millennials, as a generation, choosing to snack as often as four or more times a day. Overall, snacking accounts for half of all eating occasions. With increased frequency of snacking comes growing demand for snacks that couple substantial nutritional value with convenience and a variety of appealing textures and powerh...

March 21, 2018

Many families celebrate Easter with favorite family foods. Two of the staple foods that my family and I include as part of our Easter celebrations year after year are colorful Easter eggs and baked ham. But, of course we always have some left over. Here are two ways that I love to use ham and eggs after the holiday. First is a classic ham and bean soup that features fresh herbs and wilted greens.

Ham & Bean Soup

March 16, 2018

Bright red RubyFrost® apples deliver a blend of tart and sweet flavors with an exceptionally crisp texture. Developed in partnership with Cornell University’s apple breeding program, RubyFrost® apples are grown exclusively in New York State. This apple variety took 10 years to develop and began being marketed commercially in 2013. RubyFrost® ripen later in the fall than most apple varieties, making them a good choice as a winter fruit for use in baking, cooking or simple eating freshl...

March 7, 2018

A Small Guide to Losing Big, written by Cheryl Forberg RD, is a compact, no-nonsense plan for weight loss based on the author’s expertise as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, her training as a James Beard award-winning chef and her hands-on experience working one-on-one with clients, both privately and as the nutritionist for NBC’s The Biggest Loser. It is meant to be a step-by-step pocket guide for busy people who want to change their lifestyle habits for good. In it, she outlines...

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