Spring Tune Up- Healthy Eating

Now that the weather is finally turning warmer in the northeast, I am starting to re-evaluate my food intake and habits, to see if there's any nutritional "spring cleaning" we can commit to as a family. I was intrigued to hear that Susan Peirce Thompson, PHD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and an expert in the psychology of eating, has just penned a new book-- Bright Line Eating-- that explains how to take back control of when & where we eat & trim down for spring in this … [Read more...]

Must-Have Cooking and Food Mobile Apps

  Gone are the days of leisurely thumbing through tome-sized cooked books in search for that perfect recipe. Sadly, it seems like cookbooks are becoming relics used more often as coffee table books or as decorative pieces that simply adorn our kitchen shelves (although, I’m in the minority and still love to go through my cookbook faves: Homemade with Love, Silver Palate Cookbook and Small Plates Sweet Treats) . As our lives become increasingly fast-paced and pressure-filled- with multi-tasking becoming the norm- many people are … [Read more...]

Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin Cappuccino Chip Muffins

Yay!  It’s my favorite day of the month, I get to reveal my Secret Recipe Club assignment for September. I’m honored to be a part of this diverse international group of food bloggers.  In case you forgot, everyone in the Secret Recipe Club gets “assigned” a blog from which we are supposed to pick a dish to cook.  But, it’s all done in secrecy.  It isn’t until the ultimate reveal day (today) that everyone showcases the dishes and discovers who’s been their secret foodie link.  This club has provided me valuable exposure to blogs I might not … [Read more...]