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  • Health benefits of nuts: Fortified natural nutrition that is health smart
    Health benefits of nuts: Fortified natural nutrition that is health smart
    One of nature’s splendid creations are nuts. There are many different types of nuts grown and sold daily. Since today, October 22 is “National Nut Day” we wanted to share some of the benefits that consuming nuts can provide.These...
  • Banana Splits made into a cake
    Banana Splits made into a cake
    When was the last time you had a Banana Split? Banana splits are always fun to make and to eat. In case you've never made one, all it consists of is a banana that's divided in half lengthwise and placed in a sundae dish. Then, you can top...
  • Autumn in Ballston
    Most pleasant news: Feels like autumn
    Today, we probably turned the corner from summer to fall, real quickly. The air is cool, but not cold. It is 62 degrees and diving to 47 overnight. The breeze is blowing, but not harshly. The flowers and trees are “lovin' it”.A...
  • A nutty, cheesy bread
    A nutty, cheesy, bread
    Cheese is a food that's nutrition-packed, full of flavor and versatile. By checking out the local supermarkets, especially those that have a deli section, you can see that there's multitudes of cheese to choose from, according to your...
  • Have a nutty flavored and colorful snack
    Have a nutty flavored and colorful snack: Go green with pistachio muffins
    Going green has new meaning when it comes to dessert or a morning or mid-day snack. These muffins have a vibrant neon green look to them and a taste that is irresistible especially if you have a love for pistachio nuts. Muffins are potable and are...
  • food allergy
    Food allergy tattoos for kids
    Food allergies in the US are on the rise. According to FARE (Food Allergy and Research Education), about 8% of children, or 6 million kids, have food allergies. With school starting, parents have growing concerns that their children will not...
  • Pignoli cookies: Snack Italian style with these nutty crowned jeweled cookies
    Pignoli cookies: Snack Italian style with these nutty crowned jeweled cookies
    Cookies made with pignoli cookies are like jewels crowing a tasty little treat. These traditional almond Italian confections bring out the taste of a bakery treat into your home without having to step out to make a purchase.They have a maroon like...
  • Pumpkin Spice Nut Mix
    Fall Recipes: Pumpkin Spiced Nut Mix
    The kids are heading back to school and that means fall is just around the corner. Many foods lend themselves to this time of year. If you are looking for a tasty fall snack, something different to add to those school lunches or a simple treat to...
  • Green Virgin Products.com
    Green Virgin Products.com: Review
    Green Virgin Products has been around since January of 2009. The business was born out of personal tragedy when Ken Marion's older brother passed away at the tender age of 52, from cancer. The brother had lived a healthy lifestyle, which...
  • A Southwest Summer: Southwest Carrot Salad with Raw Honey
    A Southwest Summer: Southwest Carrot Salad with Raw Honey
    There is probably nothing more enjoyable than sitting outside on a quiet evening and noshing on a salad which explodes in flavor with each and every bite. It is a refeshing meal. It is a light meal and in the case of Southwest Carrot Salad with...
  • Pistachios: The Skinny Nut
    Pistachios: The Skinny Nut
    It’s baseball season and nothing can be more wonderful than catching a game at your favorite stadium. Although it’s the great American past time, at the ball park you are surrounded by high calorie, low nutrition foods that are so...
  • A "ring" baked inside of a cake
    A "ring" baked inside of a cake
    Yesterday, I discussed a classic cake recipe from the 1960's, "Tunnel of Fudge Cake". This was a "Pillsbury Bake-Off" winner from 1966 and became wildly popular. This cake not only became famous in its own right, but it...
  • Baking history that's rich and chocolatey
    Baking history that's rich and chocolatey
    It's well known that Pillsbury, the company famous for their baking products, sponsors a Bake-Off Contest every two years. It's been called "the Olympics of Bakers", in which cooks from all over the country compete for a million...
  • Nuts about our health
    Nuts about our Health.
    There are countless ways to get the nutrients, proteins and antioxidants that our bodies require to be healthy. As Americans, chances are that nuts are not at the top of the list on our snacks or favorites. Well, if you haven't done so yet, I...
  • Fantastic ways to use foraged walnuts
    Fantastic ways to use foraged walnuts
    Walnuts are some of the best nuts for foraging and there are all sorts of fantastic ways to use them.Last week, I wrote about how to shell your dried walnuts and harvest the meats. Now it's time to put them to good use! You can eat them raw or...