Oat Flour

Have you ever bought oat flour from the grocery store? Try making your own at home by putting regular oats in a food processor. You can pay $8-$10 for 22 oz of oat flour or you can pay under $4 for 42 oz of whole oats and processing them into a fine flour by yourself. Here…

A Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving to You!

Hi there, happy Thanksgiving! Here are some tips on how to enjoy Thanksgiving while keeping health and nutrition in mind. If you are not hosting this year offer to bring a dish or two. Choosing to bring a healthy dish will ensure that you have a healthy option to choose from. Consider making a wild…

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 have 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…

Potato Masher

You know how there are thousands of kitchen gadgets, and there are articles on which ones are must haves and which ones you can live without? I’ve decided that the potato masher is a must have. It’s so basic, but so useful. I like that it’s easy to clean and does not need to be plugged in….

Meal Planning

One way to increase the likelihood of eating healthy is by planning what you will eat. Meal planning is an essential part of choosing healthy foods on a day to day basis. Before my meal planning days, I remember going to the grocery store on the weekend and I’d willy-nilly pick out things that looked tasty…

Does Alcohol Really Cook Off?

When referring to alcohol that is added to recipes I often hear people say that it will just “cook off.” Have you heard that phrase too? In reality, alcohol never fully cooks off. There is always some amount of alcohol that is retained. Using information from the USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors Release 6,…

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Simply put, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is an expert in food and nutrition. To become a RDN, an individual receives a bachelors degree or higher, completes a dietetic internship, passes the RDN exam, and completes required continuing education. You probably read about food and nutrition on the internet, in books and in magazines. You…