Food Matters | Chocolate Pudding Cups

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have a sweet tooth that just won’t go away.   I just need that little something to satiate that craving. This week I planned a dessert into my menu so I had that quick sweet snack that I knew would be a wise and healthy choice to turn […]

Weekly Shopping Steals!

I’m having a lot of fun grocery shopping right now to discover what great sales I can walk away with.   It’s a fun thrill, especially for this time of the year when fresh local produce isn’t available. My steals again came from Beiler’s Penn Dutch Market.  How much did I spend this week?  $17.98.  I […]

It was a steal!

I typically grocery shop once a week with a shopping list so I don’t overspend or impulse buy.  Today I broke all my rules.  Following a Meal Prep Assistant appointment with a client, I stopped off at one of my favorite local-owned stores, Beiler’s Penn Dutch Market in Uniontown.  They always have fresh, low-priced produce, […]

Food Matters | Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin is abundant throughout the fall and holiday season, so I love incorporating it into a variety of dishes.  Traditionally it receives the most attention in dessert dishes, especially at Thanksgiving. I’ve been on a quest to find savory dishes to highlight pumpkin and this soup is won my affection.   What you eat matters […]

Food Matters | Apple, Kale, Pomegranate & Quinoa Salad

Kale is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s inexpensive (I typically pay less than $1.00 per pound) and can easily be found in the grocer all year long. In fact, the flavor is so much better in the cooler weather months. It can be enjoyed raw, steamed, baked or sautéed making very versatile ingredient to […]

Food Matters | Apple, Kale, Pomegranate & Quinoa Salad

Kale is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s inexpensive (I typically pay less than $1.00 per pound) and can easily be found in the grocer all year long. In fact, the flavor is so much better in the cooler weather months. It can be enjoyed raw, steamed, baked or sautéed making very versatile ingredient to […]

Healthy Holiday Cooking Class

How’s your holiday meal preparations coming along?   Do you have the privilege of making the full meal?  Do you get to contribute with just a dish or two?   Are you struggling to come up with some recipes that are delicious as well as healthy?    A healthy holiday menu isn’t an oxymoron.  With a good plan of action and […]

Food Matter | Summer Garden Chowder

During the summer months, I take a hiatus from soups to enjoy fresh salads, raw, plant-based food dishes and grilled meats. As summer ends, I love pulling out this Summer Garden Chowder recipe. It adds a new flavor dimension for the veggies still in bounty and awakens the memories of the crisp, fall days ahead. […]

Cooking Academy for Students – New Series

One of the favorite aspects of my business is cooking with students.   Not only are they excited to be in the kitchen, but they are full of life and adventure and willing to try new foods because they made it themselves. Cooking is becoming a lost art.   I know my generation spends much less time  […]

Food Matters | Gluten-Free Crepes with Blueberry Lemon Sauce and Whipped Cream

  I love cooking with kids.  It’s one of my favorite life-skills I teach to students of all ages on a regular basis.   As a mom, I especially love cooking with my daughter.  Cooking allows me to invest in her confidence of working in the kitchen, teach a life skill she can use for herself […]

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