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Feb. 15, 2011 10:23 am 
Updated: Mar. 21, 2011 9:41 pm
When your mom told you "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," she wasn't far from the truth. For those of us trying to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle, breakfast is a must. And no, coffee doesn't count! Why is breakfast so important? Study after st MORE
Feb. 4, 2011 7:10 am 
Updated: Feb. 14, 2011 4:08 am
As I write this, I can hear the ice and freezing rain falling outside. We're waiting for the power to go out, but praying it doesn't. We love our little house out in the country, but weather likes this makes us love it not so much. Our country roads are always the last to be cleared and wh MORE
Jan. 25, 2011 7:39 pm 
Updated: Jan. 26, 2011 9:38 am
I am constantly trying new recipes, or new takes on old recipes. When I do, my goal is always the same, to make a healthy and satisfying dish that is also full of flavor. Most of the time, I like to think, I'm pretty successful. Sometimes, I'm not. And sometimes I feel like I hit a h MORE
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Jan. 11, 2011 8:53 am 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2011 4:42 pm
Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Mushrooms in a Goat Cheese Sauce For me, there is something wonderfully decadent about gnocchi. Made from either ricotta cheese or potato, it has such a creamy texture and is so often served in brown butter or olive oil sauces. As decadent as it seems, MORE
Jan. 5, 2011 9:42 pm 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2011 8:48 am
It's a new year, a time for possibilities and brighter futures. For many, it's a time for the annual New Year's resolution. And, for almost as many, it's the same resolution they made last year, and the year before, and maybe even the year before that! Can you tell that I'm not a fan of MORE
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Dec. 22, 2010 12:51 pm 
Updated: Dec. 23, 2010 12:05 pm
Chicken is a protein staple for many of us trying to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle. I would bet serious money that the vast majority of us have groaned over the idea of yet another piece of grilled chicken. This is why I love Hunter's Chicken, cacciatore in Italian. At its mo MORE
Dec. 9, 2010 7:40 am 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2010 12:48 pm
Regular readers know that I started cooking as part of a larger effort to lose weight and get healthy. I was significantly overweight and needed to make a change. But, it wasn't as if I hadn't tried before. My previous efforts had failed, primarily, for two reasons; I felt I had to complet MORE
Oct. 7, 2010 8:37 am 
Updated: Oct. 8, 2010 3:27 am
Spinach, Mushroom and Sausage Linguine My apologies to the regular readers out there, I know I haven't been posting much. It's not that I haven't been cooking, it's just that I am in the middle of a very busy time at work. Between that and personal obligations, I just haven't had a lo MORE
Sep. 20, 2010 8:38 pm 
Updated: Sep. 28, 2010 9:42 am
There are night's when you just feel like grazing. I actually love those evenings.We'll put out small plates of fruit, fresh and pickled veggies, crackers and cheese. We'll throw in a movie and everyone chills, snacks and enjoys the flick. We recently had one of those nights with fresh, MORE
Sep. 15, 2010 8:37 am 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2010 8:59 pm
You know those days when you open the cupboard and see all those ingredients that you bought for a particular dish and either you had more than you needed or you never actually got around to making that particular dish! I don't know why, but there is a certain amount of guilt associated to… MORE
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I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
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