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Shopping for Organic Foods

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers When shopping for your family, you should consider that per pound of body weight, babies consume about 60 times more fruits and vegetables than adults. This fact combined with undeveloped digestive and immune systems, put young children at the greatest health risk for pesticide residues. To minimize the effects, you might consider buying organic for those foods that your children eat regularly. Produce: Pesticides levels vary in produce. Here is a list of common fruits and veggies that are high in pesticide residues*. » Read more

Getting Started With Freezer Cooking

Are you a busy mom on the go with no time for cooking? Are you looking for the convenience of fast food without the hefty price tag? Then freezer cooking might be right for you. » Read more

Flax Seed for Your Family

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Here are few quick tips for adding more flax seed into your family meals. If you have never purchased flax seed, it is located in the baking section of most supermarkets. It is available as whole seeds or ground. Whole seeds can be ground using a blender or a coffee grinder. It is recommended that flax seed be eaten finely ground for maximum nutritional benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. » Read more

Eight Time-Saving Cooking Tips

by Rachel Paxton CreativeHomemaking.com 1. Plan meals at least a week in advance to incorporate the use of leftovers. For example, have baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy for dinner Sunday, and then use the leftover gravy as the base of beef stroganoff Monday. 2. If you know you're not going to have time to cook one evening, prepare two dinners the night before and just reheat one the next night. » Read more

Easy Summer Macaroni Salad Recipes

by Rachel Paxton Macaroni salads are always a big hit at summer barbecues. These recipes are easy to prepare and you can make them ahead of time. They taste better if you let them sit in the refrigerator and let the pasta absorb the flavors of the other ingredients. Surprise your loved ones with one of these delicious pasta creations at your next summer family get together. » Read more

Easy Spaghetti Recipes

Spaghetti has always been a favorite family meal. My teenage daughter will eat leftover spaghetti for breakfast, lunch, and as a mid-afternoon snack. Not everyone loves spaghetti so much that they will go to that extreme, however, and the same meals can getting boring after awhile. Here are some ways to jazz up this old favorite: » Read more

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipes

A heavenly slice of flavorful pumpkin pie and delish whipped cream is the perfect way to complete any holiday meal. Here are 3 pumpkin pie recipes that are fun, easy and incredibly tasty! » Read more

Easy Apple Pie Recipes

A traditional meal isn’t complete until you’ve had a slice of some fresh baked apple pie. Here are several easy apple pie recipes to serve your holiday guests this season. » Read more

Crock Pot Recipe for Lasagna

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Cookin’ Couscous

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Couscous has been popular among many different cultures, one of the first written recipes for couscous is found in a 13th century Hispano-Muslim cookbook, which references the recipe as "known all over the world.” Many people think of couscous as Middle Eastern or Mediterranean in origin, but it is really from Western Africa where details of cooking and making couscous date back to the 10th century. Today, couscous remains a staple in Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian cuisine. » Read more