Safe Thanksgiving Leftovers

Today is your last day to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers unless you are freezing them. Here are a few safety tips to remember when using up your Thanksgiving (and any other) leftovers: Leftovers should be used within 4 days if they are stored in the fridge This means that for Thanksgiving leftovers, if your... Continue Reading →


BEFORE YOU BUY THE TURKEY- Make space in the refrigeratorKEEP IT SEPARATE- In the shopping cart, bags, and the refrigerator,separate raw turkey from other foods.NEVER DEFROST AT ROOM TEMPERATURE-Thaw in a refrigerator, 40 °f or below. Allow about 1 day for every 4 to 5 pounds. Keep the turkey in its original wrapper. Place it on... Continue Reading →

Autumn Soup

With the weather getting colder, there is no better way to warm up than with a delicious bowl of soup! Soups are a great way to fill you up without having to spend hours in the kitchen. In fact, most soups can be made in 30 minutes or less. For making quick soups, follow these... Continue Reading →

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Pudding

With fall upon us I find myself craving all things pumpkin.  Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin spice lattes, Pumpkin smoothies, and my favorite Pumpkin Pie.  Pumpkin pie has that sweet, spicy, smooth filling with a buttery crust I crave each fall.  The only down fall…. It has so much sugar!  But you’re in luck!  This Pumpkin Pie... Continue Reading →

Stay Healthy and Active Through the Holidays

Many of us want to avoid weight gain during the holiday season. Yet we don’t want to miss out on the fun or traditional holiday foods! Set yourself up for success this holiday season by establishing healthful habits now. Eat a breakfast of whole grains and fruit. This will help you stay full throughout the... Continue Reading →

Healthy Halloween!

Halloween starts off a 2 month period where we all feel as though we have a bit of a continual sugar hang-over. While we should allow ourselves the occasional treat, the candy over load makes it difficult for these treats to be occasional. Here are a few tips for before, during, and after trick-or-treating to... Continue Reading →

Warm up this hearty recipe!

In chilly weather, we crave hearty meals. This dish is easy and satisfying! Zesty Pumpkin Bean & Rice Bowl Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup cooked winter squash (Try a small pumpkin, acorn, or any other winter squash) 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder) 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano... Continue Reading →

Fall Fitness Close to Home

Fall activities are even more pleasant when it’s cooler outside and the scenery is changing. Grab a jacket, comfortable shoes, and try some of these activities: Take a walk through your neighborhood or local park to see the changing colors of Fall Get the whole family involved - Turn leaf-raking and other Autumn yard work into... Continue Reading →

Autumn Activities

Fall is finally here and now that the weather is changing, you might be looking for some fun fall activities to do. Whether you’re the type that wants to visit a pumpkin patch to pick out that perfect pumpkin, or maybe you want to adventure through a corn maze with a hot chocolate in hand,... Continue Reading →

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