Super Bowl Dip Tips

Mixed Crudites with Dip

Did you know Super Bowl Sunday is the day for the 2nd largest amount of calories consumed in the year? Second only to Thanksgiving. And, unfortunately, this day of gluttony comes as many people are trying to lose weight after all their holiday feasting. Following are our Top 10 Tips for dealing with all those […]

Bakin’ Bacon


Like bacon but dislike all the grease spattering you and the stove as it cooks? Dislike having some parts of your bacon crispy while other parts of it are still soft and fatty? Are you a little concerned about having all that grease clogging your arteries when you eat it? I’m not a big fan […]

No-Mess Marinades and Rubs

Rubbed Coriander

Just a few quick tips for applying marinades and rubs during this summer grilling season. Marinades Purpose: to add flavor AND to tenderize the meat, so there’s usually some acid (like fruit juice or vinegar) in the mix. Recipes:  You can either buy a commercial marinade, use a vinaigrette salad dressing, or make your own. We […]

Recipe – California Pesto

California Pesto

Among the nutritional qualities of basil are that it’s a good source of many B vitamins, including Riboflavin, Niacin, B6 and Folate. It also contributes a good amount of the antioxidant vitamins E, beta carotene, and C. It’s also full of vitamin K and the minerals Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese. Basil […]

Dorm Room Eating

Need Munchies

What to eat during late nights? Want something easy to fuel your brain and body? What if the dining hall’s closed or you have no money left on your dining card? You can always grab the easy things like cookies and snack mix. But, eventually that stuff can make you feel a little sick and […]

Cooking Tip – Ginger

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Ginger has been used for ages to relieve gastrointestinal upset, like nausea from motion sickness and pregnancy. Many recent studies have explored the anti-inflammatory effects of ginger with very positive results. As part of this research on ginger’s role against tissue inflammation, scientists are looking at it’s effect on various cancers and dementia. Ginger should […]

Cooking Tip: Easy Peeling Peaches, Nectarines, Tomatoes


Do you ever wish there was an easy way to peel fruits with a thin, soft skin? The tip below works well with thin-skinned produce like peaches, nectarines and tomatoes. Heat water to boiling in a deep saucepan, using enough water so it will completely cover your produce when it’s put into the pot. When […]