sharing my love of food

3 Natural Sugar Substitutes That Are Good for Your Health

There are a lot of good reasons to avoid ordinary refined sugar. It's bad for your teeth and your waistline, and it can contribute to serious conditions like diabetes and liver disease. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that just any sugar substitute is a good substitute. Artificial sweeteners have long had their own detractors, and recent studies suggest that they may upset the balance of gut bacteria—the microbes that live in your stomach and intestinal tract—leading to some of the same maladies that sugar contributes to. Read More 

4 Dietary Changes For Autoimmune Diseases

Although dietary changes cannot cure autoimmune diseases, many people find small changes in their diet can help reduce the intensity or duration of flares. Try experimenting with a few dietary changes to determine if you notice any benefits or if it helps boost your existing treatments. Ease Up On Dairy Many dairy products can increase inflammation. It is okay to have a few servings of low-fat milk, cheese, or yogurt throughout the week. Read More 

3 Ways To Re-Use Your K Cups

One of the benefits of K Cups is that you can quickly make the perfect dose of coffee without having to deal with messy coffee grounds. However, there are many uses for coffee grounds around the kitchen. For this reason, you may want to purchase a tool to open your K Cup after it cools. You can recycle the aluminum lid and then use the plastic cup and coffee grounds several ways to improve your kitchen. Read More 

How To Cut Calories When Eating Mexican Food

When you're trying to lose weight, it can feel like you're stuck cooking and eating the same things over and over again. Eating out can seem like it's automatically off limits. But it is possible to keep your calorie count low while eating out, and a Mexican restaurant is a great place to start. There are plenty of healthy, low-calorie options at a Mexican restaurant if you know what to look for. Read More 

Safe Food Storage: Walking Into A Clean, Non-Toxic Freezer

Owning and operating a restaurant is rewarding in most cases, but following basic rules and regulations are essential for the success of your business and happiness of your customers. Unfortunately, ensuring your establishment is clean at all times can be difficult. Considering 36 percent of documented foodborne illnesses stem from improper food handling in restaurants, following the basic steps to clean your kitchen is essential. If you own or are managing a kitchen, you most likely understand the importance of food storage. Read More 

About Me

sharing my love of food

Some of my best memories from my childhood are from the many times I spent working in the kitchen with my grandmother and my mother. I learned to love cooking at a very young age and that love has helped shape my adult life to what it is today. I love cooking, creating and eating all sorts of foods and love sharing these things with as many people as I can. This blog is filled with tips, ideas and tricks that can help you make the time you spend in your kitchen preparing meals, baked goods and treats for those that you love much more enjoyable for you and the people you are serving the food to.