Tag: food

6 Tips To Safely Frying Your Turkey

  Guest Contributor, Paul Kenny A few years ago my daughter’s in-laws from Brooklyn, NY came to Memphis for Thanksgiving. To give them a taste of Southern cuisine, I decided to fry a turkey in addition to my conventionally roasted turkey. In effect, we had a taste panel where our twenty guests got to try both

6 Tips to Help Keep Anxiety Levels Away

Since the school year started our family has been having discussions regarding anxiety and how it hurts mentally and physically.  It’s paralyzing!  You feel sick to your stomach and just want to run or, in a lot of cases, can’t move.  Sometimes it springs out of nowhere, with no rational explanation or, a much larger

Dr Pepper Suits You Up With Game Time Fan Gear!

Brought to you by Dr Pepper® and Albertson’s Companies.   Whether you’re in it for the football game, or the food, or the friends… or all three – meeting up for a college football tailgate party is fun!  Most of our parties end up being a “cook-off” of some sort; Chili Cook-Off *check* Hamburger Cook-Off

Want To Be In A Good Mood? Eat These Foods

    A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put in your mouth. “Diet plays a huge role in depression,” says with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Do you crave sweet, salty, and fatty

5 Top Food Brain Boosters to Add To Your Shopping List

    The foods you have in your pantry and fridge may be helping or hindering your brain. Dr. Christopher Calapai DO, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine explains that the foods we choose have a lot to do with how sharp, attentive, alert, focused and happy we feel

A Great Way To Save – Groupon Coupons!

(Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.) “The moon belongs to everyone, the best things in life are free“, sang Frank Sinatra (among many others) and that’s fantastic!  However, it’s very hard to wrap and very difficult to fit under a Christmas tree.  And so it goes, the search for the perfect

Enter To Win! $1200 Thanksgiving Giveaway!

  This is the time of year when access to extra cash is most welcome.  If you’re like me you like to decorate for Halloween, create delicious bites for Thanksgiving and treat those you hold dear to special gifts around the holidays. Wouldn’t it be fun to splurge this season? I bet $400 would help! Enter

10 Foods To Fight Aging

    Of course I use lotions and potions to help my skin look as good as possible, yet there’s more to reflecting beauty then what’s on the surface. I agree with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., board certified in family and anti-aging medicine, that beauty really does come from within. There’s no denying the beauty of

Free Pancakes For Kids At Denny’s

    KIDS WILL FLIP FOR FREE FLUFFY PANCAKES AT DENNY’S IN SEPTEMBER To begin my Peace of Mind theme for September I’m sharing a great opportunity to feed your children – for free and also help a very needy cause.  America’s Diner, Denny’s, introduces September’s month-long “Free Pancakes for Kids” promotion – ages 10

Check It Out! 10 Age Defying Beauty Bites

Yes, I use lotions and potions to help my skin look as good as possible, yet there’s more to reflecting beauty then what’s on the surface. I agree with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., board certified in family and anti-aging medicine, that beauty really does come from within. There’s no denying the beauty of a those

$200 Whole Foods Gift Card! Enter Today!

           Fresh. Healthy. Tasty. Quality.  I believe these words sum up what you find in Whole Foods!   However, that quality can come at a price which has brought about the nickname of Whole Foods as “Whole Paycheck“.  Guess what? By entering below you’re closer in getting some help to place your hands on the fresh,

Having Fun On Chef vs. Challenge On The Cooking Channel!

What a fun night!  My Mother, sister Kathi and I joined guests on the Mount Hood Railroad for a special dining experience being filmed for The Cooking Channel.  The new series “Chef vs. Challenge” with Chef Chuck Hughes premiered last night (September 8th, 2015) and it was thrilling to see our adventure on T.V.!  Before

Travel To The Napa Valley And Enjoy The Wine Train!

Photo courtesy of Napa Valley Wine Train When Rob and I get a chance we hop a quick flight to visit our heaven on Earth – The Napa Valley. 10 years ago we discovered the glory of the Napa Valley and almost get giddy with each return.  It’s so-o-o beautiful and it’s lovely to take in

Special Dining Experience On The Mount Hood Railroad

What a fun night!  My Mother, sister Kathi and I joined guests on the Mount Hood Railroad for a special dining experience being filmed for The Cooking Channel.  Our chef was a surprise so that added to the fun of the evening.  Mt. Hood is an hour drive from my town of Portland and it’s one

Inspire Your Cooking Using Mary's Secret Ingredients!

I’m the kind of cook that needs a recipe, some kind of guidance in the food creation area.  I love trying new foods, or a different take on something “tried and true”, but my mind doesn’t come up with those ideas.  I admire those that can look in the fridge and whip up a fun dish.  For those with

The Art of Deception In Advertising

In this infographic we talk about The Art of Deception in Advertising, specifically do misleading ads influence your buying decisions?     Here are some products that look amazingly good in ads but not in real life.  Some of the tricks they use make me shudder. Designed by reviews.financesonline.com — Author: Martin Glover — Our

Did You Know These Big Companies Are In Your Cupboards?

I’m not oblivious to the fact that companies like Nestle and Kraft have a wide net over the foods that are offered in grocery stores. But I was surprised to find the reach a particular company had with regard to butter – even though the brands are different, they are all owned by the same

The Honest Kitchen – Healthy Dehydrated Pet Food

While my family settles into the new year, we are not only recovering from a very busy season of celebrating the holidays and hosting 3 birthday parties (whew!) we are also helping our dear Chocolate Lab Benny recover from ingesting 4 pounds of chocolate.  Yes, 4 pounds!  One evening, while attending a gathering, we mistakenly

IfOnly – Your Opportunity For Extraordinary Experiences

  IfOnly – a marketplace for extraordinary experiences with the world’s top talents.  IfOnly.com has curated gifts that are not only jaw-dropping, they are gifts of the heart and surely touch on the spirit of the season – * Joy * Sharing * Caring *.  IfOnly provides selections of gifts that range from Recipes of

Food Should Taste Good – I Agree!

Is there any clearer message from a product name than “Food Should Taste Good”?  I don’t think so.  And hey, I completely agree with them! I am a crunchy, salty food craving girl so when I was given the opportunity to try chips from the company Food Should Taste Good I was more than happy

Let's Have A Party! Target Has Opened In Downtown Portland

Tuesday, July 23rd the much anticipated City Target store in Downtown Portland held a party to celebrate it’s completion. Located in the historical Galleria building on 10th and Morrison, City Target will serve the 90,000 people who work downtown and the 12,000 residents who call downtown their home. A wonderful benefit is that it will

Halloween Recipes with Schwan’s!

With Halloween being on a weeknight that can make for a quick turn around from school/homework, to costume transformation of the ultimate Ninja warrior or Monster High school girl. Throw in just arriving home from work only to have to eat something before you head out with your Princess or Avenger and it’s stressful. Here