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Sep. 21, 2010 10:13 pm 
Updated: Oct. 16, 2010 3:05 pm
I was recently approached by folks at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and asked to participate in the SNAP Hunger Challenge. SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a government assistance program to help low-income households pay for food. SNAP used to be called the Food Stamp… MORE
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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. 16, 2010 9:01 pm 
Updated: Sep. 17, 2010 6:09 am
A face can say so much without a word being spoken. When we sit down for family dinners, I like to sit back a moment and watch as Nancy and Quinn start in. I'm waiting for "that" face, the one where the eyes close and that deep exhalation of satisfaction can be heard. When I get 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
Sep. 12, 2010 9:03 pm 
Traditional eggplant Parmesan was the first dish I can remember making, many years ago, and having one of those "WOW" moments. I absolutely loved the layered flavors of the crispy fried eggplant, creamy cheese and a spicy sauce. That said, and despite being made with eggplant, tr MORE
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Sep. 8, 2010 5:00 am 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2010 11:46 am
Fall is clearly making its way into East-Central Illinois. The corn in the fields have turned brown and the soybeans are moving from green to yellow. There's a chill in the morning air these days. We're harvesting the last of the produce from our garden as well. I always feel the that the MORE
Sep. 2, 2010 8:38 pm 
Updated: Oct. 31, 2010 1:33 pm
I love experimenting with recipes, trying dishes I've never made before or combining cuisines. But sometimes, my son Quinn calls me out and requests, "something simple." This dish, was a response to one of those requests. I have to admit, it wasn't that hard to convince me. I 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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