Blog Brûlée Recap

Pumpkins and fall at boyden winery

My attendance at Blog Brûlée was partially funded by the Sponsors of the event. I was not compensated to write this post. It is hard to believe that a whole month has passed since I had the privilege of attending the first Blog Brûlée in Vermont. It was an amazing weekend with a group of inspiring dietitians and […]

Facing Food Fears

Facing Food Fears

I am a consultant to various food and beverage companies, including the Corn Refiners Association, though all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Fear is persuasive, it sells. It seems everywhere we look there is another sensational headline warning consumers of the dangers of a particular food or ingredient. Food is an emotional and often passionate topic, and […]

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 […]

Menu Labeling, Coming to a Restaurant Near You

You may remember that it has been almost three years since the FDA issued the proposed rule on April 6, 2011, which was more than a year after President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) on March 23, 2010. As part of the Affordable Care Act, chain […]

Cookbook Review: 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

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I received a complimentary digital copy via NetGalley of 365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I have discussed many times before my love of the slow cooker. I have 2 programmable ones, a 3.5 quart and a 6 quart. If you are a regular follower […]

Recipe Redux – Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

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This month’s Recipe Redux is about our favorite kitchen gadgets – just in case you need any last minute gift ideas! I have so many kitchen gadgets and small appliances. Many I use all the time and others probably don’t get enough use. I couldn’t narrow it down to just one, so here are my […]

Baby’s First Bites

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The day has finally arrived, my baby girl, E,  started solids this past week. I’m excited that I have the opportunity to do this again – introduce my child to the exciting and wonderful world of food. I had such high expectations of myself, and of my son, C, the first time around. I quickly […]

Peter Piper Picked a Picky Eater…..

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Picky eater. Just saying the two words makes me cringe, as it does many a parent. When I first started this blog, I envisioned post after post about all the wonderful foods I’d introduce to my son and he would happily eat it up. Well, that of course, wasn’t the case. Eating was and is […]