Food For Thought: Table Talk

Dear Friends, You’ve done the shopping, the chopping, the cooking, the serving, and assembled the whole family around the dinner table for a nice meal together. Now what? Sometimes getting good conversations started can be tougher than an overcooked steak (especially with teenagers). With hectic schedules, electronic devices, jobs, school, church, and other extracurricular activities […]

Food For Thought: Are Your Pots Too Big?

Dear Friends, Ever heard of the term “too much”? When it comes to buying food and keeping food in your pantry, fridge, and freezer, we have a tendency to become somewhat pack rattish. What we need to do is refocus and look at our needs, not our peculiar desire to shove food into every nook […]

Food For Thought: You Have a Choice

Dear Friends, In the everyday scheme of things, your quality of life is dependent on the choices you make. Really understanding the muscle of your own choices is totally empowering and has the capacity for realigning your life direction. Knowing who is in control and realizing that you don’t have to take your marching orders […]

Food For Thought: 10 Soup-er Tips

Dear Friends, One of the most wonderful comfort foods under the sun is soup and right now, we’re in the middle of Soup Season. Let me be clear, we’re talking real soup. Great big soup, not anemic wimpy soup that you can sip with a straw. I am not one of those that believes soup […]

Food For Thought: 3 Simple Steps to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

Dear Friends, In the past, we’ve talked about good oils vs. bad oils, we’ve dished on transfats, and we’ve discussed artificial colorings, flavorings, and sugar substitutes. And if you’ve listened to my Blog Talk Radio Show (Wednesdays, at noon EST on FlyLady’s channel) you have no doubt heard me rail on high fructose corn syrup. […]

Food For Thought: Don’t Panic – We Can Fix This!

Dear Friends, The freezer isn’t a cryogenic tank to park your food indefinitely. So many people buy food on sale (buy one, get one) or marked down (hit the grocery store first thing in the morning for great deals), but the only thing they really get out of the deal is inedible freezer-burned food! Let […]

Food For Thought: Are You Drinking Your Retirement Away?

Dear Friends, Did you know you could be drinking your retirement away with a fancy coffee habit? Let’s take a look at the dollars and cents (sense) of it all, shall we? My favorite coffee drink is a tall, non-fat, extra-shot cappuccino. I like mine dry and really foamy. At my local ‘Bucks, that costs […]

Food For Thought: Menu Planning Tips to Keep Your Holidays Jolly

In the hustle-bustle of the holidays, it is so easy to have good intentions go awry. Every year the reminder that you need to get on the stick and get organized to make the holidays happen, is exacerbated by the fact that the retailers can’t seem to resist putting the holiday decorations out earlier and […]

Food For Thought: Top 3 Food Myths You’ve Been Taught to Believe

Myth or truth? When it comes to food and what’s good for you, there are bountiful studies available to help you draw the nutrition conclusions you need to make the food decisions for your own personal meal planning. The problems with these studies are many; from who funded it (special interest?) to the veracity of […]