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Easy Summer Lunch for Kids: Lighthouse Sandwich

Easy Summer Lunch for Kids: Lighthouse Sandwich

I love the ocean. I don’t enjoy getting in it, but I do love it’s bigness, the smell, sounds, color, sea life, and especially when I come across a lighthouse! And the seafood!   I went to college right outside of Santa Cruz, ...more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sandwich Sensations

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sandwich Sensations

In Westerns, you can easily tell the good guys from the bad, thanks to the handy white (good) or black (bad) hats they wear. Unfortunately, when it comes to sandwiches, telling healthy from unheathy isn’t so clear cut. Sure, there are ...more

Is Paula Deen Racist? Her “Soul Sister” Says Yes

Is Paula Deen Racist? Her “Soul Sister” Says Yes

Good old-fashioned Southern dinners have a certain reputation: just when you think the last course has been served, here comes more. The same can certainly be said for the Paula Deen scandal.   The former Food Network star’s fall ...more

Judge Bars Cracker Barrel from Grocery Stores: Supermarket Savvy

Judge Bars Cracker Barrel from Grocery Stores: Supermarket Savvy

If you’ve been waiting for the chance to fry up some of that down-home Cracker Barrel bacon in your own kitchen — well, you’re out of luck. For now, a federal judge has quashed the “Old Country Store’s” plans to ...more

Picnic Stop Ahead! Easy Food for Healthier Summer Road Trips

Picnic Stop Ahead! Easy Food for Healthier Summer Road Trips

Back when road-tripping Americans were getting their “kicks on Route 66,” roadside diners and small-town restaurants offered a variety of tasty, local and reasonably healthy food options for hungry travelers. Nowadays, American ...more

New Goldfish Mac & Cheese: A Match Made in (Pre-K) Heaven

New Goldfish Mac & Cheese: A Match Made in (Pre-K) Heaven

If only toddlers could tweet, we know what would be trending on Twitter right now: Goldfish Mac & Cheese!   Yes, some genius at Pepperidge Farm has managed to come up with what may go down as one of the most brilliant branded-food ...more

Give Your Tuna Salad a Flavor Makeover: 5 Terrific New Recipes

Give Your Tuna Salad a Flavor Makeover: 5 Terrific New Recipes

Tuna salad may seem simple — but don’t be fooled into thinking “simple” has to equate to “boring.” Because come summer, what we all want for lunch (and dare we say, dinner) is an easy recipe that involves a can ...more

Blazin’ Kids Lunch: Sunshine Quesadilla

Blazin’ Kids Lunch: Sunshine Quesadilla

My family had a blast over Memorial Day weekend. It was great to soak up the rays, splash in the cold pool, grill out with friends — and generally enjoy being out in the sun! (Especially after a pretty cold winter.) To celebrate the ...more

Could Wendy’s New Pretzel Burger Be the Next Doritos Locos Taco?

Could Wendy’s New Pretzel Burger Be the Next Doritos Locos Taco?

No doubt execs at America’s fast-food chains have been green with envy over the runaway success of Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos (with more than 350 million served, a feat the taco chain credits for creating 15,000 jobs).   ...more

MyPlate Meals: 5 Easy, Healthy Take-to-Work Salads

MyPlate Meals: 5 Easy, Healthy Take-to-Work Salads

There are so many good reasons to bring your lunch to work. For starters, you save money; even if you only spend $5 a day on lunch, that’s $100 a month! BYO, and you can easily cut that in half.   Second, you’re much more ...more

Purr-fect Kids Lunch: Green-Eyed Kitty

Purr-fect Kids Lunch: Green-Eyed Kitty

Our kitty, creatively named Kittie-Pie, isn’t a fan of our new family member, which happens to be a fluffy puppy! She’s convinced our home is now a house of horrors, and she can’t seem to escape the madness! Tolerance isn’t her ...more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Tasty Ways to Eat More Healthy Whole Grains

MyPlate Meals: 8 Tasty Ways to Eat More Healthy Whole Grains

“Whole grains” has to be one of the most confusing phrases in our modern dietary lexicon. We see commercials and packages every day extolling the inclusion of whole grains in everything from sugary cereals to dense loaves of brown ...more

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