Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:15:41 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131221/BLOGS/312219989/-1/blogs01Barefoot Bubbly recently commissioned a survey to learn how Americans are planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year. Though some will head out for a night on the town, more than half (54 percent) intend to skip long lines and high prices by celebrating at home.]]>Buttery Brussels sprouts
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:15:18 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131219/BLOGS/312199984/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for a buttery Brussels sprouts casserole.]]>Don’t peel it
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:16:44 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131217/BLOGS/312179984/-1/blogs01 When you remove the peel or skin from fruits and vegetables, you lose a lot of nutrition — it's a concentrated source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and potentially beneficial phytochemicals.
]]>Care in food
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:20:33 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131123/BLOGS/311239987/-1/blogs01A recent survey conducted by Pillsbury reveals that 89 percent of Americans say preparing homemade foods shows their loved ones how much they care.]]>Rolo Pretzel Delights
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:20:34 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131121/BLOGS/311219983/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for Rolo Pretzel Delights.]]>Food for Thought: Picking the right supplements
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:20:49 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131119/BLOGS/311199980/-1/blogs01 Whole food supplements are all the rage right now, bringing superfoods to the forefront of the American diet.
]]>'Duck Dynasty' cookbook
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:20:29 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131116/BLOGS/311169990/-1/blogs01Review for "Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food — Bringing Our Home to Your Table."]]>Turkey Fajita Mini Pizzas
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:31:43 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131114/BLOGS/311149972/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for Turkey Fajita Mini Pizzas.]]>Saving time, food during the holidays
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:20:49 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131112/BLOGS/311129981/-1/blogs01The holidays are stressful enough without worrying about food. To make things go a little more smoothly during family entertaining, try these tips from Recyclebank.]]>Staygating with pizza
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:50:30 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131109/BLOGS/311099987/-1/blogs01Pizza is the top choice to serve at a staygating (tailgating at home) party, according to 37 percent of people who responded to the 2013 LG "Staygating" national survey.]]>Belgian Endive with Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:26:19 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131107/BLOGS/311079974/-1/blogs01Easy recipe for Belgian Endive with Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad.]]>Use the whole hog’
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:26:02 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131105/BLOGS/311059981/-1/blogs01 The term "whole hog" is a philosophy among some chefs that you should use and celebrate the whole animal in cooking.]]>First Thanksgiving
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:20:06 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131102/BLOGS/311029989/-1/blogs01 When was the first Thanksgiving meal?
]]>Savory Turkey Brine
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:26:17 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131031/BLOGS/310319968/-1/blogs01Easy recipe for Savory Turkey Brine.]]>Soak up antioxidants
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:20:54 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131029/BLOGS/310299976/-1/blogs01 Antioxidants are a hot topic these days. According to the National Cancer Institute, antioxidants are chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals known as free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive and have the potential to cause damage to cells, including damage that may lead to cancer.
]]>Coffee addict? Join the club
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:20:09 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131026/BLOGS/310269992/-1/blogs01Can't start your day without a cup of coffee? You're not alone: 63 percent of adult Americans drink coffee every day, according to the 2012 National Coffee Association's National Coffee Drinking Trends study.]]>Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:20:32 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131024/BLOGS/310249978/-1/blogs01Easy recipe for Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies.]]>Reduce food waste
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:20:15 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131022/BLOGS/310229991/-1/blogs01 With the holiday food season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about reducing our food waste.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:25:11 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131019/BLOGS/310199990/-1/blogs01Resist the urge to lift the lid of your slow cooker to stir or peek at your meal. Each time you remove the lid, enough heat escapes to lengthen cooking time by 20 to 30 minutes. ]]>Sweet Potato and Turkey Frittata
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:25:55 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131017/BLOGS/310179976/-1/blogs01A recipe for Sweet Potato and Turkey Frittata.]]>A pro wrestler’s tips on going vegan
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:26:18 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131015/BLOGS/310159974/-1/blogs01 You wouldn’t know Austin Aries is a vegan by looking at him. One of the top stars of TNA Impact Wrestling, Aries has been a vegan for a year and a vegetarian for 12 years before that.
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:25:18 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131012/BLOGS/310129986/-1/blogs01 White button mushrooms are the most popular variety, representing 90 percent of mushrooms consumed in the United States.
]]>Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:25:41 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131010/BLOGS/310109983/-1/blogs01A Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup recipe.]]>Gourmet cupcakes at home
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:26:42 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131008/BLOGS/310089969/-1/blogs01 Everyone loves dessert, so mini treats — especially cupcakes — can be a great addition to a party or other celebration, such as a birthday or anniversary.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:25:15 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131005/BLOGS/310059987/-1/blogs01The percentage of Americans savoring dessert after dinner has increased 5 percent since 2009, and 78 percent of treats enjoyed after dinner include chocolates, according to a study by The Hartman Group on U.S. eating habits.]]>Gourmet Beef Pot Roast
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:25:29 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131003/BLOGS/310039980/-1/blogs01Gourmet Beef Pot Roast recipe.]]>Voting with our forks
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:25:30 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131001/BLOGS/310019981/-1/blogs01 With a new school year underway, it’s important to reinforce healthy eating habits with children — and the rest of your family. Why not go natural?
]]>Coconut oil benefits
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:25:16 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130928/BLOGS/309289987/-1/blogs01It’s recommended to consume between one to three tablespoons of the superfood coconut oil a day. ]]>Grape and Red Cabbage Slaw
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:25:52 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130926/BLOGS/309269976/-1/blogs01Grape and Red Cabbage Slaw recipe.]]>Lights, camera, holiday party
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:26:40 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130924/BLOGS/309249973/-1/blogs01 With the holiday party season right around the corner, a growing camp of entertaining experts suggests approaching things a little less like Martha Stewart, and a little more like Steven Spielberg.]]>Sponge bacteria
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:10:16 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130921/BLOGS/309219990/-1/blogs01Replace kitchen sponges regularly and wash them thoroughly with soap after using.]]>Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:10:57 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130919/BLOGS/309199974/-1/blogs01Easy Recipe for Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip.]]>Share meals, stay connected
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:10:50 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130917/BLOGS/309179975/-1/blogs01 There's nothing quite like sharing a meal to keep you connected to friends and family.
]]>'Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2'
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:10:05 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130914/BLOGS/309149988/-1/blogs01A review of "Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2."]]>Frittata at home
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:10:47 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130912/BLOGS/309129972/-1/blogs01Chef Nate Appleman's fritatta recipe.]]>Party on at dinner
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:16:55 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130910/BLOGS/309109976/-1/blogs01There's nothing more chic than entertaining with ease and seamlessly bringing family and friends together over a great meal at a fashionable table. ]]>Power fruit
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 12:11:05 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130907/BLOGS/309079996/-1/blogs01Goji berries, recommended to be eaten daily, are a rich source of antioxidants and have a whopping amount of vitamin C — better than 500 times more than an orange. ]]>Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Peach Apricot Preserves
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:16:37 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130905/BLOGS/309059980/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Peach Apricot Preserves.]]>Eat healthy away from home
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:38:03 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130903/BLOGS/309039979/-1/blogs01 No matter what your eating habits are at home, you know that travel presents a new kind of challenge to sticking with healthy choices.]]>The China Study Cookbook
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 07:00:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130831/BLOGS/308319951/-1/blogs01"The China Study," with 850,000 copies sold, has been hailed as one of the most important health and nutrition books ever published. It revealed that the traditional Western diet has led to our modern health crisis and the widespread growth of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. ]]>Tomatillo Salsa
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:00:23 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130829/BLOGS/308299907/-1/blogs01Tomatillo Salsa recipe.]]>Master meal planning
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:00:25 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130827/BLOGS/308279921/-1/blogs01 Meal planning sounds like a daunting task — you have no time to cook one good meal during the week, let alone plan out seven of them (or more if you’re counting for breakfast and lunch), so why bother?]]>Sugary sodas
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 07:00:20 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130824/BLOGS/308249966/-1/blogs01One can of regular soda, sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, packs about 150 calories, adding up to the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of table sugar, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.]]>Brown Rice Triscuit Sea Salt & Black Pepper Crumbled Snack Mix
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:00:41 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130822/BLOGS/308229883/-1/blogs01Recipe for Brown Rice Triscuit Sea Salt & Black Pepper Crumbled Snack Mix.]]>Upgrade lunchbox classics
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 07:00:30 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130820/BLOGS/308209916/-1/blogs01 Can kids enjoy their favorite lunchtime standbys and be healthier, too?
]]>Kids and protein
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 07:00:43 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130817/BLOGS/308179951/-1/blogs01Kids should eat about 20 grams of protein before heading off to school to help avoid hunger pangs during morning classes. ]]>Spinach and Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 07:00:03 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130815/BLOGS/308159881/-1/blogs01 Spinach and Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms recipe.]]>How to go Greek’
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:00:54 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130813/BLOGS/308139942/-1/blogs01 Twice the protein, half the carbs, 20 percent of your daily calcium requirement and probiotic cultures that help keep digestive tracts happy. What's not to love about Greek yogurt?]]>Baking for pets
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 07:00:11 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130810/BLOGS/308109966/-1/blogs01People are making time to bake treats for their pets, according to a Harris Interactive study.]]>Mint Chocolate Chimps recipe
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 07:00:17 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130808/BLOGS/308089937/-1/blogs01A recipe for Mint Chocolate Chimps.
]]>Start a fall garden
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:00:55 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130806/BLOGS/308069944/-1/blogs01Fall is a great time to get growing your own produce.]]>Food for Thought: Helping in the kitchen
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 07:00:32 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130803/BLOGS/308039976/-1/blogs01Nine out of 10 children help in meal preparation at least once per week, according to results of a new nationwide "Coaching Kids in the Kitchen" survey conducted for global home appliance brand LG Electronics.]]>Food for Thought: Chicken Avocado Quinoa Salad
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:00:19 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130801/BLOGS/308019925/-1/blogs01A Chicken Avocado Quinoa Salad recipe.]]>Food for Thought: Savor summer flavors
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 07:00:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130730/BLOGS/307309916/-1/blogs01 Follow these tips to make your summer healthier and more flavorful.]]>Food for Thought: Spending more time with family
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 07:00:06 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130727/BLOGS/307279922/-1/blogs01Facing busy calendars and over-scheduled summers, Americans are dedicating, on average, only 40 minutes a week for family time, according to a research study from the NYU Child Study Center.]]>Food for Thought: Chef Ridsdale's Homemade Cat Treats
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 07:00:33 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130725/BLOGS/307259926/-1/blogs01 Chef Ridsdale's Homemade Cat Treats recipe.]]>Food for Thought: Lose your sweet tooth
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:00:24 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130723/BLOGS/307239933/-1/blogs01 Most of us have been there at some point. You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight, eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of candy.
]]>Food for Thought: The right temps to store food
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 07:00:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130720/BLOGS/307209936/-1/blogs01Food needs to be stored at 40 F or colder to reduce the risk of pathogen growth, so limit the number of times you open the cooler.]]>What's broccolini?
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:10:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130223/BLOGS/302239986/-1/blogs01Tips on how much of your plate should be fruits and vegetables, which potato is the starchiest, and homemade version of your favorite snacks.]]>Easy Recipe: Ten Minute-Stroni
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:10:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130221/BLOGS/302219981/-1/blogs01Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 8]]>Get kids to eat fruits and vegetables
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:11:34 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130219/BLOGS/302199958/-1/blogs01Any parent can tell you that getting kids to eat well-balanced, wholesome meals is tough, and many parents end up purchasing foods their children favor over well-balanced options. But with a little planning and creativity, you can ensure your child will eat foods you can feel good about serving throughout the day.]]>The importance of washing produce
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:10:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130216/BLOGS/302169991/-1/blogs01Rinse fresh vegetables and fruits under running water just before eating, cutting, or cooking.]]>Easy Recipe: Spinach Apple Salad with Toasted Walnuts
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:10:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130214/BLOGS/302149977/-1/blogs01Spinach Apple Salad with Toasted Walnuts]]>Understanding food labels
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:10:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130212/BLOGS/302129971/-1/blogs01When you're scanning a restaurant menu or walking the grocery store aisles, do you know what many of the food terms really mean? What designates "local," and what is the difference between organic and non-organic?]]>Choose vegetarian alternatives for less fat and cholesterol
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:15:32 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130209/BLOGS/302099991/-1/blogs01Tip of the Week, Food Quiz and more.]]>Try soy for healthier meals
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:18:14 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130205/BLOGS/302059950/-1/blogs01Bringing healthier foods to the table can be easier -- and more delicious -- than you might think. When you add high-quality proteins such as soyfoods to the menu, you open up the door to a wide variety of tasty and nutritious meals.]]>'Hello Bento!' helps jazz up your lunch
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:10:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130202/BLOGS/302029977/-1/blogs01Read about "Hello Bento! a A Collection of Simple Japanese Bento Recipes," how much seafood you shoudl eat a week, and more.]]>Easy Recipe: Norwegian Salmon in Aluminum Foil
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:18:12 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130131/BLOGS/301319917/-1/blogs01Recipe for salmon that's easy to make and to clean up.]]>Eat red!
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:18:11 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130129/BLOGS/301299946/-1/blogs01If you're looking for ways to feel better and live healthier, you might want to pay attention to what's in your kitchen.]]>Beans: Not just for vegetarians
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:18:10 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130126/BLOGS/301269987/-1/blogs01Food tip of the week, food quiz, and recommended cookbook.]]>Easy Recipe: Crust-less Spring Quiche
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:18:08 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130124/BLOGS/301249924/-1/blogs01Easy recipe for crust-less quiche.]]>Be inspired by Asia
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:10:43 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130122/BLOGS/301229923/-1/blogs01Chefs continue to be inspired by global ingredients in 2013, and home cooks can take a cue by spicing up their own menus, too. Asian-inspired comfort foods with Thai, Vietnamese and Korean seasonings are at the forefront of flavor, and it's never been easier to dial up your dinners.]]>The Dish On... 'Love: Fries'
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:07:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130119/BLOGS/301199996/-1/blogs01Learn how to "spice up" your fries (literally), how many wings Americnas eat during the Super Bowl, and what bechamel is.]]>Easy Recipe: Lemon Spaghetti
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:07:00 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130117/BLOGS/301179993/-1/blogs01Easy recipe for lemon spaghetti.]]>Looking at lean beef
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:15:41 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130115/BLOGS/301159975/-1/blogs01These days, many people are re-evaluating their diets to lower cholesterol and fat. They're looking closely at foods to eliminate or cut back. One item that shouldn't be on the chopping block is lean beef.]]>Food for Thought: Cupcakes for every occasion
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:20:18 +0000http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20130108/BLOGS/301089996/-1/blogs01GateHouse News Service's weekly Food for Thought with tips on cupcake decorating, how to avoid unhealthy snacks, and added sugars.]]>