Microwave Popcorn (Easy Recipe for How to Make Popcorn That’s Perfectly Quick, Healthy and Delicious!)

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~ After extensive testing, we’ve discovered what really works … and what doesn’t! We’ve got the tips and secrets to help you make super-fast microwave popcorn without any oil, butter, or extra appliances … using just a simple paper bag! ~ I know you’ve seen this on Pinterest … like 1,000 times. … Continue reading

The Secrets to Perfect Whole Wheat Pancakes

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~ After extensive testing (you know we’re not kidding!) … here’s our recipe (plus oodles of secrets and tips) for making fluffy, delicious, kid-approved, 100% whole grain pancakes. So yummy … so jam-crammed with nutrition! ~ I know I’ve been saying for the past couple of weeks that I can’t believe … Continue reading

Easy Tricks for Making Pancake Shapes and Numbers

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~ Pancakes are even more fun with these easy tips for making perfect numbers, letters and shapes! So great for birthdays, back-to-school and holidays! Or, make any day special with your kids’ initials or names! Guaranteed … they’ll love it! ~ So, did you read our post on The Secrets to Perfect … Continue reading

What is Freekeh? (And How Do You Cook It?)

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Just when you’d gotten the hang of quinoa, freekeh burst onto the nutrition scene … and once again, you’re wondering how to work yet another grain into your family’s healthy meals. Sure … freekeh boasts loads of protein and fiber (listen up, quinoa lovers!), plus lots of other healthy goodies … Continue reading

Beyond Green Smoothies: Take the Spinach Challenge

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~ Spinach is a great way to amp up nutrition for the entire family! We’re taking you way, way beyond the ever-popular green smoothie! Here are easy ideas for adding this versatile superfood into the meals you’re already making! ~ Green smoothies are all the rage on blogs and Pinterest – … Continue reading

Is It Safe to Use Frozen Meat in Your Crock-Pot?

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With so many people using their crock-pot slow cookers as mega time-savers, this question is a surprisingly hot topic out there on the Internet: Can you put frozen meat in the crock-pot? Our short answer … DON’T DO IT! For those of you craving a little more detailed explanation, here’s … Continue reading

How to Zest a Lemon (and Grate Other Stuff, Too!)

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If you’ve ever used a Microplane zester, then you know it’s not at all mysterious or difficult (and you probably can skip reading this, you old pro!). But for those of you who feel a little baffled when you see recipes that require zesting (like our decadently amazing Blueberry-White Chocolate … Continue reading

How to Pit an Avocado

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Are you sizing up an avocado, staring at the weird, bumpy, thick skin? Yeah – inside it’s all creamy goodness. Guacamole … a topping for burgers and tacos and salads … our No-Cook Fresh Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad … oh, so many possibilities! But if you’re looking at that greenish-black exterior, just wondering … Continue reading