Great ways to 'green' your holiday season
With trees dressed in fall finery and homes adorned in holiday hues of silver, gold and red, fall and winter are colorful times. This year, why not "green" your holiday by adopting some eco-friendly traditions? From making holiday meals with organic ingredients to wrapping gifts in recycled paper, it's easy to find ways ...
Stress-free holiday gatherings
Entertaining during the busy holiday season can vary from one extreme - like Halloween with grab-and-go snacks - to another - like Thanksgiving with a sit down formal dinner. And there's a good chance your family will be very busy hosting parties and gatherings well into 2013 with New Year's and the big football games.
Tips for elevating the traditional holiday meal
If preparing the holiday feast falls upon you, the pressure is on to get it just right. Whether you're faithfully replicating treasured family recipes, or want to put a new creative spin on seasonal culinary customs, achieving success with the food you offer can define a happy holiday experience for all.
Prevent winter fun from becoming a DUI
Many Americans associate drinking and driving with New Year's Eve. But throughout the cold-weather months, from holiday season office parties through snowmobiling season in January and February, to St. Patrick's Day in March, there are ample opportunities for even cautious drivers to let their guard down when it comes dr...
Savory fall dishes enhanced with grapes
Beautiful fall vegetables are in season now and make for wonderful dishes that will have your family members saying "yum." In addition to the traditional fall flavors of produce like squash and cauliflower, California grapes are also in season, having one of the longest, "just-picked" seasons among North American fruits,...
Keeping breakfast part of the morning routine
Fitting breakfast into your kids' morning routine can be a struggle, especially during the school week. Between nagging them to get out of bed and preparing their book bags for school, breakfast is often put at the bottom of the morning to-do list. Here are a few tips for winning the "breakfast struggle."
A phenomenal breakfast
As parents and kids fall back into their daily routines, it's important to be as prepared as possible with new shoes, pencils, notebooks and more. But there's one more thing that's just as essential when it comes to achieving a successful day at school: breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
The keys to early learning: good nutrition and good books
Growing evidence from nutritionists and literacy experts suggests access to good nutrition and good books are the building blocks to early learning. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, lack of enough nutritious food impairs a child's ability to concentrate and perform well in school. Children who have not de...
Four foods you don't need
The average super market offers some 45,000 food products, most of which are packaged, processed and a poor choice for someone who wants to eat healthy - even when the package says otherwise with claims of being natural, whole grain and even organic.