Sweet Summer Plums

Tips, Tricks & a Recipe Sweet Summer Plums by Leanne Ely, CNC Today’s Focus is Plums Some of the best fruit on a hot summer day are good fat plums. Juicy and sweet, these little gems are enough to satisfy that craving for dessert. And of course, there are always the...

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Zucchini – The Ultimate Summer Squash

Tips, Tricks & a Recipe Zucchini – The Ultimate Summer Squash by Leanne Ely, CNC Today’s focus is on: Zucchini! I am lucky enough to have some zucchini planted in my garden and it’s going crazy. I’ve had about 4 zucchini so far and YUM, delish! Here are some things...

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Menu Makeover: Making Side Dishes Respectable

Dinner Diva Menu Makeover: Making Side Dishes Respectable By Leanne Ely, CNC Some of the tastiest sides to load onto your plate at a summer barbecue or any other buffet table are French fries, mashed potatoes, rice and coleslaw. Now, sadly, none of those sides are...

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The Perfect Peach

Tips, Tricks & a Recipe The Perfect Peach by Leanne Ely, CNC Today's Focus is Peaches Peaches are synonymous for summer. You see abundant peaches everywhere this time of year, in grocery stores, farmers' markets, and local produce stands. Bag after bag spilling over...

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Summer’s Fresh Corn

Tips, Tricks & a Recipe Summer’s Fresh Corn by Leanne Ely, CNC Today’s focus is on FRESH CORN Right now, fresh corn on the cob is at its seasonal best and even better, cheapest price. Locally grown stuff can be had for mere pocket change at produce stands all over the...

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Don’t Lose Your Cool!

Dinner Diva Don’t Lose Your Cool! By Leanne Ely, CNC The last thing you need to be doing in the middle of the summer is turning on your oven to make dinner. Unless you like huge utility bills and the extra heat pouring out of your kitchen, that is. I have an easy rule...

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The All-American Cherry PLUS a Cool Summer Recipe

Tips, Tricks & A Recipe The All-American Cherry PLUS a Cool Summer Recipe by Leanne Ely, CNC Today’s Focus is on Cherries I rarely ever stumble upon a person that doesn’t like cherries. They’re delicious and addicting, and tend to be at the front of every supermarket...

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Eating Like a Leprechaun

Dinner Diva Eating Like a Leprechaun By Leanne Ely, CNC An attractive meal with a variety of colors makes for a better appetite. Think about what a meal of white fish, cauliflower and mashed potatoes would like on a white plate if you don't get what I'm talking about...

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Pucker Up! Lemon Facts and a FREE Recipe

Tips, Tricks & a Recipe Pucker Up! Lemon Facts and a FREE Recipe by Leanne Ely, CNC Today's focus is on LEMONS.   Here's today's TRICK: If you take a room temperature lemon, roll it under your palm to kind of squish it up, you'll get the maximum juice out of it before...

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The Ultimate Pantry Stock-Up

Food For Thought The Ultimate Pantry Stock-Up by Leanne Ely, CNC I am a big believer in planning your menus and knowing what’s for dinner (good thing because I am the Dinner Diva!), but sometimes, even best intentions get thrown to the wayside. Stuff comes up, things...

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Mango Madness

Tips, Tricks & a Recipe Mango Madness By Leanne Ely, CNC I absolutely love mangos! They're sweet and juicy and can be added to nearly anything or eaten plain and still be scrumptious! Put a ripe mango in the fridge and they're a refreshing fruit to enjoy on these...

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Breakfast in a Glass

Healthy Foods  Breakfast in a Glass by Leanne Ely, CNC If you want to lose weight, try eating breakfast. Oh I know, you’re going to tell me you aren’t hungry—just give me some coffee and all will be right in my world. Or so you think. The problem is that nothing will...

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