• Healthy Afternoon Snacks for Kids: Mini Veggie and Dip Cups

    Even when the school day is over, most kids still have plenty of tasks to tackle including homework, sports practice, music lessons and more. To keep your youngsters fueled up until supper, stocking quick and healthy snacks in the refrigerator and pantry is a priority for mental and physical performance. While processed chips, crackers and sugary sweets might seem convenient to busy parents and certainly appeal to the kids to whom they are so heavily marketed, there’s not much nutritionally in these products to help prevent end-of-day brain and body drain.

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  • Instant Herb Garden Fast Italian Herb Focaccia

    “I beg your pardon. I never promised you an herb garden,” teased my husband after I fussed and complained about my partitioned-off little corner of the backyard getting brutally mowed over “on accident.” In his defense, I guess my scrappy, scorched attempt at basil, parsley and oregano did resemble weeds more than a crop of something actually edible. As the classic song goes, “along with the sunshine, there’s gotta be a little rain sometime” and my part of the country has been in a drought seemingly forever.

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