Pairing the right wine with your Easter ham


Easter dinner is one of the biggest family feasts of the year, rivaled only by Thanksgiving and Christmas. Like Thanksgiving, it is lovingly planned in advance and features a host of side dishes that are often regional in nature, using local produce. Also like Thanksgiving, the meal at Easter has become synonymous with a specific [...]

3 Pasta dinner recipes to celebrate Spring

Martha's two step recipe is super simple.

While we wait for April Showers, here are three recipes which are quick and easy to make for dinner this week.  First, from Martha Stewart is Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce can be made in two simple steps. How much easier can it get. 1/4 cup or olive oil might not win it healthiest recipe [...]

Snickerdoodle Bars recipe from Explore Louisiana North

Snickerdoodle bars from Explore North Louisiana

The Explore Louisiana North monthly news announcement featured their spin on the popular Snickerdoodle Bars recipe. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 sticks butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon & 2 Tbsp sugar combined Glaze [...]

Chef Cassondra shared healthy recipes at ‘Heart to Heart’ event

Executive chef and culinary artist Chef Cassondra demonstrates how to prepare healthy meals 
while on the run. She tops the list as one of the Texas Chefs Move To Schools with First Lady
Michelle Obama’s obesity initiative

Executive chef and culinary artist Chef Cassondra demonstrated how to prepare healthy meals while on the run at the recent Heart to Heart event. Chef Cassondra tops the list as one of the Texas Chefs Move To Schools with First Lady Michelle Obama’s obesity initiative. More than 350 people enjoyed Methodist Charlton Medical Center’s Heart to Heart event held [...]

Red Mango offering new healthy options with fresh-squeezed juices

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DALLAS – Frozen yogurt chain Red Mango is expanding its healthy offerings by introducing fresh-squeezed juices in Red Mango stores and Red Mango/ Smoothie Factory Juice Bar co-branded stores across America. “Juicing is one of the easiest ways to provide your body with the daily nutrition it needs and now accounts for $5 billion in annual sales,” [...]

Of course you need a corned beef and cabbage recipe for St. Patrick’s Day!


A St. Patrick’s Day menu wouldn’t be complete without traditional corned beef and cabbage. The ritual of serving this on St. Patrick’s Day was started by Irish-Americans in the mid-1800s, when corned beef was used as a substitute for bacon in the traditional Irish dish of bacon and cabbage. Plan this Irish classic for your [...]

Healthy eating ideas from the freezer during National Frozen Food Month


(Family Features) Few would argue about the importance of eating a nutritious, balanced diet. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to do it. In fact, more than half of Americans surveyed by Nestlé and Harris Interactive said they are unaware of MyPlate, the dietary guidelines from the USDA that make up a nutritious diet. What’s more, [...]

Get Lupita Nyong’o's look for a touch of your own Oscar Night glamour


Seagram’s Escapes and a celebrity makeup artist give tips on how to “Keep it Colorful” ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Oscars season is here and with it comes new red carpet styles, new beauty trends and certainly a reason to throw a great party. Seagram’s Escapes partnered with Celebrity Makeup Artist and Blogger, Nicole Williamsto give stylish beauty [...]

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