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Butter: In the Fridge or Safe to Leave Out?

A few years ago, while visiting friends in Vermont, I was the source of helpful annoyance. It seems my host was left constantly searching for the butter dish, as she was prone to leaving it out on the…

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Taking Out the Bad Fat

This year, spring cleaning in my home includes cleaning out my family's diet of an item that's pretty much at the top of the naughty list: trans fats found in partially hydrogenated oils. These oil…

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Healthy Caramel Corn Clusters

National Popcorn Day is January 19. It's true. It seems that just about every food has its own holiday these days--and although I am pretty sure this is more about marketing than good old fashioned fo…

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Butter vs. Margarine

Q: I am trying to lose weight but worry about the chemicals in light margarines. Is it better to eat real butter, or these fake substitutes? A: I will always advocate for people to use natural food…

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Clever Cookies

Its cookie time and we thought it would be refreshing to spice up the cookie tin this year. Weve tweaked some classics and thought wed share our twists on the traditional: Cherry pine nut cookies, …

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Thanks for those ideas, they're very helpful.