12 Secrets to Spending Less at the Grocery Store

Save money with some easy planning for shopping and cooking. The first step to saving money is to avoid waste. Americans throw out more than 25 percent of the food we prepare, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That means we need to do a better job of using leftovers, learn what to do with food […]

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

By Matthew Thompson, Eating Well, October 26, 2011 – 11:39 am Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the smell of roasted pumpkin seeds that followed our Halloween pumpkin carving. It was such a fall ritual in my house: after a clear, cool day picking pumpkins at a local farm, we’d spread crinkly newspapers on the kitchen […]

4 Ways to #MakeFitHappen—Every Day

A funny thing happens when you fill a room with endorphins, ambition, and fitness buffs: you become majorly motivated. Here are some fit-spiring highlights from the day. Make Time for Fitness (It’s Easier Than You Think) Short on time? #BeenThere. Consider what’s going to give you the most bang for your exercise buck. “Work out smarter, […]

Riesling Baked Pears

Here’s an elegant yet simple twist on the autumn classic. Pears are oven-poached in Riesling wine, which is known for its floral accents and aromas and hints of honey and pear. Serve this dessert with lightly sweetened ricotta cheese. Delicious hot, room temperature or chilled. Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes […]

Chocolate Pretzel & Cherry Popcorn Balls

These popcorn balls are made with agave nectar and peanut butter and are spiked with chocolate-covered pretzels and dried cherries for a special treat. Try making them for your Halloween party this year. Makes: 12 (2-inch) balls Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 6 heaping cups popped corn 1/4 cup agave nectar (see Note) or honey […]