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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Fun stocking stuffers for everyone! Procrastination is a common thing when it comes to holiday gift shopping.  We’ve all been there. You’re checking out your shopping list and just can’t figure out what to get those last few people who are left.  Finding a great gift…especially at the eleventh hour…can be stressful.  So we have […]

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Hot Artichoke and Crab Dip

Hot Artichoke and Crab Dip

A perfect holiday party appetizer Ingredients 1 (9-ounce) package frozen artichoke hearts 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups half-and-half 3 scallions, thinly sliced 2 ounces finely grated parmesan (1/2 cup) 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons minced drained pickled jalapeño chiles […]

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Recipe: Turkey Club Wrap

Recipe: Turkey Club Wrap

A convenient, quick Post-Thanksgiving meal. Set it up like a salad bar, and let everyone build their own! Ingredients  1/2 ripe avocado, seeded 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Dash of ground red pepper 1 small garlic clove, minced 2 (2-ounce) low-carb, low-fat sandwich wraps (such as California Lavash) 4 ounces sliced leftover Thanksgiving turkey 4 (1/4-inch) slices tomato 1/2 cup thinly vertically […]

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5 Tips for Smart Holiday Shopping

5 Tips for Smart Holiday Shopping

Simple ways to make your big shopping weekend a success! The biggest shopping days of the year are coming up! Are you worried that you will be left with an empty wallet after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday? Don’t despair! Help is here. Read on for tips and tricks to stay ahead […]

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Give Thanks by Helping Others

Give Thanks by Helping Others

The holidays are here. What a hectic time of year! But, aren’t you thankful to have the means to enjoy it? You have your health, your friends, and your family. In the midst of giving thanks this Thanksgiving, take time to remember those who are less fortunate than you. As a way of showing how […]

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Ionized Alkaline Water

Ionized Alkaline Water

What is Alkaline Water? Alkaline Water is water that has pH level greater than seven. Alkaline water is also known commercially as- “Ionized Water” or “Antioxidant Water” or “Kangen Water” or “Ion Water” Why do I need Alkaline Water? The alkaline water is healthier than normal water and helps the body to rehydrate faster and […]

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Thank a Teacher This Month!

Thank a Teacher This Month!

Did you have a favorite teacher when you were in school? That one person who encouraged you and inspired you to be more than you ever thought you could be. You know…that teacher who taught you those life lessons that textbooks simply can’t impart. We all had those teachers who were so dedicated to our […]

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Healthy Eating for a More Improved You!

Healthy Eating for a More Improved You!

It’s not a diet…it’s a lifestyle Eating healthy is easier than you think it is! If you think of eating as an opportunity to improve your health and overall well-being instead of a dreaded sacrifice, you’re one step closer to success. Check out some of the ways you can improve your quality of life by […]

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Recipe for Pumpkin Soup

Recipe for Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped, about 1/2 cup 3 cups vegetable broth 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin 1 1/2 cups skim milk 2 tablespoons prepared polenta, creamy 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 pinch salt and pepper  Directions Melt butter in a […]

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Recipe: Wild Mushroom Tartlets

Recipe: Wild Mushroom Tartlets

Delicious tartlets. Perfect for a light appetizer! Ingredients: 375g block all-butter Puff Pastry Flour, for dusting 25g Butter 300g mixed Wild Mushrooms or just one type, cleaned and sliced 25g Parmesan, finely grated Small handful Parsley Leaves, chopped 1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped 1 Egg, beaten Directions: Roll the pastry out on a floured surface […]

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