Cook Meats to Safe Temperatures

Do you use a food thermometer when cooking meats? Doing so canĀ help you avoid some serious food borne illnesses. You cannot tell whether meat is done or not just by looking at it. Also, do not assume that meat is fully cooked just because you followed the cooking time written on a recipe. The only…

How to Make Meal Planning Easier

I previously wrote a blog post about meal planning and while meal planning is so beneficial to do, it can be tedious and challenging. That is why I’d like to share a couple of tips here to make it easier. Tip #1- Plan for leftovers One thing I like to do when deciding what to…

Kitchen Gadget With the Most Character

This rotary egg beater is dear to my heart. It was my grandmother’s who passed it on to my mother. Recently, my mother gave it to me (thanks Mom!). I haveĀ fun memories of using it while baking pumpkin pie with my mom when I was a little girl. Now, when I bake with my daughter…

Vacation Weight Gain

Going on vacation this summer? Most people associate vacation with relaxation, adventure, and some indulgence. Sounds good! Individuals who conducted a study at the University of Georgia found that people going on a vacation lasting one to three weeks had lower levels of stress, increased physical activity, and lower blood pressure. However, the participants in…