Mother’s Day Timeout

By Laurie Searle
Laurie SearleWhen I think of Mother’s day I immediately think of my mother, not my friends who are moms or myself even though I feel like a mom to so many people. Taking care of others is a selfless act and my mother is the definition of selfless. She puts everyone else first even over her own personal wins or losses. She will listen to my sisters and I ad nauseum and never say a word if we don’t ask how her day went. So, on Mother’s day, us kids (um, adults) think of every possible pampering routine we can imagine to take her away from caring for others so that she can solely focus on herself. (more…)

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

By Lauren Hass
Lauren HassAs the Holiday Season quickly approaches, so does the possibility of gaining the dreaded “Holiday 10!” Instead of accepting that your pants are going to feel tight this year, start telling yourself NOW that your skinny jeans WILL FIT you throughout all the festivities because you are going to follow my tips to keep you feeling and looking fabulous at all the parties you attend. (more…)

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

By Catherine McCord
CranberrySauceCranberry Orange Sauce

  • 1 bag of cranberries, washed and bruised cranberries discarded
  • 2/3 cup orange juice and or the orange pulp, removing the seeds and sections between the pulp
  • 1/3 cup agave
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  1. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. When they reach a boil, turn the heat to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the berries start to pop.
  3. Turn off heat and cool. Remove the cinnamon stick.
  4. Serve warm or chilled.


Haunting Halloween Recipes

By Catherine McCord
Pizza MummiesPizza Mummies (serves 2)

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • 2 english muffins, cut in half
  • 8 teaspoons pizza sauce
  • 2 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 3 green olives with pimentos


Easy Back to School Lunches

By Shirin Yadegar
Preparing any meal for 4 growing children and a foody husband is a challenge that I have mastered. My biggest obstacle was learning how to make healthy food taste good for all of their palates. Here are my two favorite, super easy dinner recipes that you can recycle for school lunch.

BBQ Chicken Dinner= BBQ Chicken Salad

  • Serving 6
  • Ingredients
  • 6 pieces of skinless chicken breast BONE IN
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Wash your chicken then marinate it with a bottle of your favorite bbq sauce. Leave it in a pyrex dish covered for 4 to 24 hours then cook on low in the crock pot for 4 to 6 hours.