sweet potatoes on cutting board

I have a confession. I never liked sweet potatoes. The thought of the sticky sweet marshmallow goo left me feeling a bit nauseous….now, don’t get me wrong. I respect tradition and have always made room on my holiday table for the required side dish. But it was all obligation until…..I discovered savory sweet potatoes.

avocados and vegetables on bread

July 31 is national avocado day! These fruits are a relatively recent player on the super foods all star line up. What’s so super about them? Avocados have a high content of healthy fats which boost your good HDL cholesterol. The fruit offers approximately 20 vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including vitamins K, C, E, B, potassium, and lutein. Plus 10 grams of fiber per cup!

busy parent

It’s May! And while we envision long springtime days filled with picnics and smiling children….that is often not our reality. May is busy, particularly this year. I’ve heard from many parents and teachers that they are not sure they are going to make it through to June! What with several sport seasons rolled into the last month or so, graduations and end of the year programs it is almost too much!

plate of chicken

January is National Slow Cooker month! How fitting! There is nothing like coming in from the cold to the cozy smell of comfort food cooking unattended on your counter. I have found, over the years, that there is a sweet spot in the timing of slow cookery. If your days necessitate leaving the house for more than 8 hours, then you might have been disappointed with slow cooker results. Cooking times longer than 8 hours often result in flavorless food.