• Top Three Tips for Making Infused Olive Oil
    Created By aaron123onMar-27-2017

    Infused olive oil is a simple and delicious way to add flavor and color to most any dish.  It can also be a decorative and functional gift.  Here are some safety tips to remember in order to avoid growing any unwanted bacteria:


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  • What is Clean Eating?
    Created By knumbersonJan-26-2017

    You’ve probably heard of clean eating, but you may not know what it is exactly or how to go about cleaning up your diet. Eating clean is about eating more of the best and healthiest choices in each of the food groups—and eating less of the not so good choices. That means em

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  • Fav Five Gifts for Mom
    Created By knumbersonDec-02-2016

    The greatest thing about shopping at Smith’s Marketplace is that I know I can find everything on my list from ingredients to gifts.  With the energy and excitement of the holidays also comes the stress of finding the perfect way to show the moms in my life some appreciation.

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  • Halloween Sugar Intake
    Created By knumbersonOct-31-2016

    If your house is like ours Halloween is a much anticipated sugar fest.  Even though I try to limit the candy intake, it comes in all shapes and sizes from school, neighbors, family and friends.  I can't complain about people's kind deeds in leaving goodies fo

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  • Back to School Meals Made Simple
    Created By knumbersonAug-30-2016

    Back to School Meals Made Simple
    Getting back into a school routine can be hard for the student as well as the one feeding them.  Here are five of our go-to

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  • Bison over Beef
    Created By knumbersonJul-25-2016

    Choosing Bison over Beef


    When you think of cooking with ground beef you will likely envision an endless possibility of recipes.  Italian, Mexican and all kinds of other dishes can be created from

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  • Culinary Therapy
    Created By knumbersonMay-09-2016

    As many of my blog posts and television cooking segments will attest, I have a strong opinion about the importance of family meal time. There are numerous benefits- both emotional and physical. Today I have been pondering the benefits in the kitchen not just for the family but specifically for th

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  • Mise En Place
    Created By knumbersonApr-18-2016

    Mise en place is a French culinary phrase which means "putting in place", as in set up. It is used in professional kitchens to refer to organizing and arranging the ingredients such as cut meats, chopped vegetables, broths, etc. that a cook will require for the menu items that are expected to be

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  • Five Simple Ways to Get Spring Cleaning Done Fast
    Created By knumbersonMar-28-2016

    It’s that time of year when the weather and the budding of nature beckons a fresh start.  Spring can be a great time to refocus on diet, exercise and yes, sprucing up our abodes.  It can also be  a busy time of year for many families with Spring sports, field trips

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  • Five Reasons I Use a Frying Pan Instead of a Wok
    Created By knumbersonMar-14-2016


    I love to try out new recipes and duplicate favorite restaurant dishes. Many times this means trying new Chinese recipes. Repeatedly the word 'wok' is in the directions of said recipes. Each time I have made a new Chinese dish for my family they are thrilled that we are eating deli

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