Have a Berry, Berry Christmas and a Happy New You

We all know what berries are…those small, soft, round, brightly colored fruits that make the produce section actually seem more inviting…juicy The varied taste, colors, and textures of berries makes them one of the most popular fruits. The gamut runs from black currants to grapes…blueberries to gooseberries…cranberries to gooseberries…grapes to goji berries…and so on and so forth.Continue reading “Have a Berry, Berry Christmas and a Happy New You”

The Scoop on Drupes

I debated whether or not to jump to another category or talk about the different types of fruit in this post, but I think that breaking the fruit category into smaller categories will help you as you plan your grocery list and hit the store. So let’s begin by talking about the scoop on drupes…Continue reading “The Scoop on Drupes”

Let’s Start By Hitting the Fruit Aisle with Great Style

Obvioiusly fruits are an important part of a healthy diet, but how many of us stumble into the fruit aisle only to look at the pretty colors and then walk away because it would be so much easier simply to grab yet another granola bar out of a box and call it a day.  Continue reading “Let’s Start By Hitting the Fruit Aisle with Great Style”

The Ultimate Plant-Based Grocery List

Perhaps I’m not the only one totally not excited about making this change in diet and lifestyle, but the benefits are far too many to simply ignore…   After all, I do want to keep my diabetic husband around for a while…not to mention that I want to be able to feed my wholeheartedly devotedContinue reading “The Ultimate Plant-Based Grocery List”

32 Real Reasons Not to Cook Dinner Tonight

Advocates of the raw foods diet believe that heating food above 104° destroys the natural enzymes needed for proper digestion and reduces the nutritional value of the food. They also believe that cooked foods contain harmful toxins which can cause various chronic diseases…. People who embrace the raw foods lifestyle believe that heating foods overContinue reading “32 Real Reasons Not to Cook Dinner Tonight”

Let’s All Get Naked Together

I’m from the deepest part of the Deep South…a part of the United States quite famous for fried foods and excellent homemade desserts consisting of the Holy Trinity of Southern cooking—cream cheese, Cool Whip, and heavy cream—and big huge breakfasts consisting of lots of bacon and pancakes smothered with lots and lots of syrup. ButContinue reading “Let’s All Get Naked Together”

Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea

Okay, so I realize that not everybody has had the privilege of growing up in the Deep South where people don’t even bother to take drink orders, but simply pass around huge glasses filled with ice tea as soon as your butt hits the restaurant dining table chairs…     So how do you makeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea”

Making the Perfect Fried Apples

Fried apples are supposedly a Southern thing…which I personally found funny because having been brought up in the backwoods of the backwoods of Mississippi, I’d never even heard of fried apples until we started traipsing all throughout the interstates while my husband was on active duty…and making regular stops at Cracker Barrel. I would alwaysContinue reading “Making the Perfect Fried Apples”

Making the Perfect Apple Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is one of my favorite comfort foods…it’s great for breakfast…or lunch…or dinner…or any time in between…along with a perfect cup of coffee…       The perfect coffee cake is moist and tender…with a perfect gooey middle layer of dark cinnamon filling…and a crumbly streusel topping.….with lots and lots of crumbs.     This isContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Coffee Cake”

Apple Pickin’ Time

  Shopping  for apples can be so confusing…     There’s only umpteen different varieties in the produce sectiuon…and honestly they all pretty much look the same…so how  in the heck are you supposed to know which apple you should buy.     So you simply grab one…take it home…and find yourself disappointed. That’s becauseContinue reading “Apple Pickin’ Time”