A new, healthy spin on the classic tortilla
Many people opt for whole wheat bread as a healthier option than the white version. But for meals that go beyond a standard sandwich, whole wheat tortillas can serve as a versatile ingredient that's more nutritious than white flour tortillas. Whole wheat tortillas typically contain fewer calories, less fat and more fiber...
Open your house parties up to the beautiful outdoors
Having guests over to your house doesn't necessarily mean you have to keep everyone contained inside. Open the doors of your home to your backyard to provide a relaxed ambiance for your guests. And with good lighting and comfortable seating, they'll enjoy socializing and hanging around until well after the sun sets.
Curious about the Mediterranean diet? How to make it work for you
The people in countries bordering the Mediterranean have historically been known as some of the healthiest, fittest people in the world. Their diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, wholesome whole grains, and fish and lean meats has long been hailed by nutritionists and health experts as a reliable recipe for weight contr...
Simple luxuries made better when enjoyed at home
A spa appointment, a personal training session, your favorite drink from the coffeehouse and a movie night - most of us only dream of filling our days with these activities. But the reality of hectic schedules and budget restrictions often leaves little time for personal luxuries. The good news is that even the busiest o...
Refrigerator makeover: Keeping your most-used appliance tidy and clean
The new school year is upon us and with it comes hectic schedules and harried mornings that make weekdays a mad dash. With school lunches to make, snacks to prepare and evening meals to plan, getting out the door on time can be a challenge. Having the house in order and a few things made ahead of time can be a huge conve...
Wacky tributes to America's favorite cultural icons
Americans love to pay tribute to the famous, sometimes in wild and wacky ways. Whether they are collecting mementos of their favorite celebrities, creating off-the-wall portraits of political figures, or mingling with life-sized reproductions of movie stars and superheroes, these forms of affection have risen to an art f...
Fighting the growing problem of childhood hunger in America
When thinking about childhood hunger, many people envision poverty-stricken regions on another continent, far from home. However, millions of children right here in the United States don't know where their next meal will come from. It's called "food insecurity," and it's a big problem in communities across the country.