Secret Ingredient Beef Stew

Secret Ingredient Beef Stew

Have you heard about the Food52 project? Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs started a web-based community where home cooks have a place to shine. They ran weekly recipe contests for a year (hence the “52”) and have recently published The Food52 Cookbook featuring the winners. The folks at HarperCollins Publishers (Morrow Cookbooks) were kind enough…

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Winner of Marx Foods Giveaway Announced

EA Stewart of Del Mar, CA is the winner of the Madagascar vanilla beans and japones chiles from Marx Foods. Congratulations, EA! Check out EA’s blog, The Spicy RD, when you get a chance. It’s terrific! Thanks goes to Marx Foods for sponsoring this giveaway. There is good news for those who entered but didn’t…

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5 Ways to Stay on Track for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving bounty

Thanksgiving poses a tough challenge for those of us trying to keep blood glucose, fat intake and cholesterol under control. There’s nothing wrong with splurging today, but try to make sure it’s only for today. Don’t let the fact that you went off your meal plan for Thanksgiving give you permission to eat whatever you…

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