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Top 5 Healthy Hacks to Deal with Hatred of Vegetables

by Editorial Team February 2nd, 2017| Cooking Basics
Dislike of vegetables should not affect your healthy life. Staying fit is an essential attribute in our lifestyle. Eating perfect food is very important to stay healthy. Though vegetables are a full-fledged package of nutrients and vitamins, still it's possible to replace them and stay healthy. Fantastic ways to eat

Tips for Cooking without a Kitchen

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 28th, 2016| Cooking Basics
Sometimes things in life align just perfectly. For example, the day after we brought our daughter to college and officially became empty nesters, a week's worth of travel for work fell into our laps. Having a week on the road, avoiding the quietness of our home, was truly welcomed.

And sometimes

Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 21st, 2016| Cooking Basics
It's three days until Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean that you need to feel stressed. There are many ways to make this an enjoyable holiday for yourself and your guests. Although we've turned this into a food-focused holiday, more than likely your guests are looking forward to the time spent

Healthy Eating & the Holidays

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 14th, 2016| Cooking Basics
I'll start this article with a disclaimer- I am not a nutritionist, dietician, or any other certified health professional. I simply speak from personal experience and knowledge gained.

With that aside, let's delve into the topic at hand. Next week marks the start of the holiday season with the arrival of

Cooking Spaghetti Squash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 7th, 2016| Cooking Basics
I didn't really start cooking with spaghetti squash until a few years ago. I'm not sure why it took me so long to start using it as an ingredient. For me it has been an excellent replacement for pasta that both my husband and me enjoy. Oh well, better late

Simple After-School Sweet Treats

by TT Editors September 19th, 2016| Cooking Basics
The school year is well under way, and with it hopefully the school day schedule is on autopilot. To help with this we have spent the past two weeks sharing lunch ideas. (If you missed them, be sure to take a peek at some simple lunch suggestions.) Now

Simple Ways to Pack Lunch

by TT Editors September 12th, 2016| Cooking Basics
Last week we began sharing our thoughts on ways to pack lunch for your child (or yourself) without turning to the ever so boring sandwich. So, we focused on salads, muffins, and a soup. The lovely thing about all of those lunches is that they can be made in a

6 Tips to Help Serve the Best Ice Cream Treats Ever

by TT Editors June 20th, 2016| Cooking Basics

Whether you’re making an ice cream cone or scooping it to create an ice cream pie, the key to easy scooping is water. Have a bowl of hot water handy, and dip your ice cream scoop in it before each scoop of ice cream.

Easy Appetizer Ideas for Your Summer Cookout

by TT Editors May 30th, 2016| Cooking Basics

With Father’s Day, graduations, and summer cookouts on the horizon, it’s time to get some easy appetizers into your lineup. Continue reading to pick up some appetizer tips.

An easy appetizer doesn’t have to mean that you make a veggie tray.

Let Barbecue Season Begin!

by TT Editors May 10th, 2016| Cooking Basics

Whether you use a gas or charcoal grill, it’s time to start cooking outdoors again.

Before it’s time to cook dinner, be sure your grill is clean and you have enough fuel to prepare the meal.

Now, let’s

Helpful Hints & Recipes for Mother’s Day

by TT Editors May 2nd, 2016| Cooking Basics

Planning on cooking for the mom in your life? We have a few hints and recipes to help.

If your mom enjoys breakfast, even though it’s a bit cliche, breakfast in bed is a great way to start.

6 Tips to Improve Your Vegetarian Cooking

by TT Editors April 4th, 2016| Cooking Basics

Keeping protein in your diet is key. This can be done with lentils, tofu, tempeh, and seitan. Plus, nuts and seeds, among other ingredients, are other good sources.

Utilize your spice rack. Give your diet lots of flavor with some help
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