- Sarah Klein | Healthy Living | Mon, May 28, 2012 10:41 AM EDT | CommentsFrozen foods have been a fantastically popular part of most home kitchens ever since they were first introduced to grocery stores back in 1930. Think past pizzas and TV dinners: the freezer case of your local supermarket is your ticket to variety, convenience and healthful eating.
Fresh Meals Using Frozen Foods
Fresher than Fresh
Even when your schedule is hectic, basic frozen ingredients such as vegetables, fruits and meats can help you get a fresh, tasty and nutritious meal on the table.
If you feel like you're compromising on quality or nutrition--or that you're "cheating" by using frozen items--think again: frozen fruits and vegetables are often more nutritious than their fresh counterparts.
- Food intended for freezing always gets processed and quickly frozen within hours of being picked, whereas fresh produce from the grocery store is usually picked while it's unripe so that it can withstand shipping.
- Fresh produce may sit in storage or on the shelves for days, weeks, or even months before you
- Dionne Regal | Parenting | Sat, May 26, 2012 1:12 AM EDT | Comments
You know the drill when it comes to losing weight - take in fewer calories, burn more calories. But you also know that most diets and quick weight-loss plans have about as much substance as a politician's campaign pledges. You're better off finding several simple things you can do on a daily basis - along with following the cardinal rules of eating more vegetables and less fat and getting more physical activity. Together, they should send the scale numbers in the right direction: down.
LET'S REVEIW THE RESTURAUNT: CHILI'S...Read More »
Chili's is my favorite resturaunt! Their food is great! you feel like you can do any thing in there.They have great service! They have entered so many cooking contests. Their best meal is their ribs! They are the best ribs EVER! You have a choice to sit in the bar, booth, and outside! When you sit down they don't right away ask you what you want to drink they wait until you are done looking at the menu. Then they ask you. they wait until they they are done handing you your drink then they ask you what you want to eat. The try to bring your food out in 15 minutes. Then they what until you are all done with your food before they take your food. Then they ask if you want a box or dessert. Then they give you a dessert menu and your box. Then in about 5 minutes they come back and ask you what you want for dessert. They usually bring it out in 10 minutes. The whole family loved Chili's! I did too! So if you want some idea on where to go tonight go to Chi
- Babble.com | Decorating Guide | Fri, May 25, 2012 3:12 PM EDT | Comments
It's Memorial Day weekend ant hat means it's time to bust out the red, white and blue! I always love the burst of stars and stripes that pop up over the holiday weekend as people welcome summer with open arms. Want to add a little patriotic flavor to your decor or your bbq this weekend? Here are 7 red, white and blue ideas for Memorial Day!...Read More »1. Stars + Stripes
Stars + Stripes
Boasting a little patriotic spirit can be as easy as hanging a flag outside your front door proudly for all to see. (Gorgeous New England beach house not required.)
Related: 25 ideas for hosting your own outdoor movie night this summer2. Bunting + Stripes
Bunting + Stripes
Decorate your table with a striped table cloth (they're plentiful in local stores this time of year) and add a touch of paper bunting for extra cheer.3. Get Spray Paint Happy
Get Spray Paint Happy
Add a patriotic touch to seating by giving old, mismatched chairs new life with red, white and blue spray paint.4. Get Fruity
Serve up berries in red and blue in paper cones made from parchment paper
- Yahoo! Contributor Network | Team Mom | Fri, May 25, 2012 2:45 PM EDT | Comments
If you aren't traveling for Memorial Day weekend this year, there are still plenty fun ways to celebrate the beginning of summer. Hosting a barbecue at home with a unique theme will get everyone in the mood for the long summer ahead but there are some other ways to honor this special day. Memorial Day 2012 could also be a good excuse to kick off your own countdown to the 2012 Olympics in July. Whether you decide to stay at home or want to do some traveling this Memorial Day, here are 10 different ways to celebrate the national holiday:
#1: Host a Patriotic Barbecue
Host a barbecue or potluck and create a menu that incorporates red, white, and blue in some way. Ask guests to bring something with a flag theme or just a classic American dish.
#2: Make Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream
Memorial Day weekend is a great time to spend a few hours making your own ice cream. A homemade ice cream project is also a great activity for kids and teens. Make your own layered "flag" ice cream...Read More »