Menu Plan Monday – September 1

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Happy Labor Day! We’ve had a great weekend, starting with our first football game of the season! We are huge University of Georgia fans and had a great time in Athens watching Georgia beat Clemson! Summer is officially over though the weather here in Georgia usually has other plans for keeping summer around a while […]

Menu Plan Monday – August 25

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I finally took the plunge and got a Vitamax, thanks to a great deal on QVC and credit card cash back. I’m so excited and for the 3 days I’ve owned it, I’ve used it at least once a day. So far I’ve just made juice, smoothies and fruit popsicles. I’m looking forward to doing […]

Menu Plan Monday – August 18

  Only a few more weeks until the launch of my new business, My Menutrition, with my friend and colleague, Lesley Baradel! We are so excited to be able to offer more comprehensive menu planning tools and resources. Once we launch the new site, I will no longer be sharing my weekly menu plans here […]

Menu Plan Monday – August 11

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We finally have figs! The harsh winter destroyed many a fig tree, but luckily mine survived. They are ripening much later than usual and I don’t have as many as previously, but that is okay. I’m just happy to have figs! Now to harvest them before the birds, deer and whatever other animal decides to […]

Menu Plan Monday – August 4

It is the first week of school! My how time flies. And my little guy is starting kindergarten. We are going to be working on establishing a new routine at home in the evenings so this week’s menu may be more flexible than usual. But I have a well stocked pantry if I’m overly ambitious […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 28

Unfortunately I never could make any of my planned menu last week. I was sick the entire week and then both of my children got sick as well. We ate a lot of soup and some leftovers from the freezer. I love having backup meals in the freezer or things that are easy to throw […]

Recipe Redux – Cherry Berry Cabernet Sorbet

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This month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about spirits. Adding liquors, spirits, beer and wine in recipes can have a dramatic impact on the flavor. I often add white wine when making pasta sauces, and have even added red wine to chili on occasion. But I’ve never done much experimenting on my own when it […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 21

This is a quick post today, while I planned out my menu on Saturday I came down with a terrible stomach bug yesterday and I’m still recovering today. It is really hard to think about food right now! But I wanted to go ahead and post my menu plan for the week. Here is what […]

The Case Against Sugar Policies

I am a consultant to various food and beverage companies though all thoughts and opinions are my own.  It seems like every day the media reports on a new study about sugar, high fructose corn syrup or a new proposed policy restricting the consumption of caloric sweeteners. Are these policies based on credible science? Or are […]

Still Time for Summer Fun in the Kitchen

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Here in Georgia, school is starting back in 3 short weeks. It is hard to believe school is so close, which makes it feel like the end of summer is at hand, which it clearly isn’t. There is still plenty of time for summer adventures, and of course I love those that involve the kitchen. These […]