Nothing says "fancy dinner party" quite like the combination of fruit and cheese. This pear, gorgonzola, and arugula salad is colorful, delicious, and super impressive, if you're entertaining. The saltiness of the gorgonzola balances out the sweetness of ripe pears to give this salad a classy, bistro-esque flavor. And it's easy! Try out this delish salad with the family or for … [Read more...] about Let’s Cook: Pear, Gorgonzola and Arugula Salad
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I had a blast this morning during my appearance on Table Talk. We talked about the blog and I shared my passion for putting together a gorgeous veggie platter. Below are the tips we discussed and links to some of my tasty dip recipes: Tips for Arranging a Veggie Platter I love to serve a veggie platter/crudités for many reasons. Whether I’m hosting a … [Read more...] about Veggie Platters: Tips and Tricks
Whole Foods Market announced a cheese recall in five Western states on Thanksgiving day. The recall is specifically for certain types of cheddar, but all kinds of cheese have been recalled this month for potentially making people sick. Bravo Farms of California recently recalled all of its cheese, including the cheddar sold under Whole Foods' label. The company already … [Read more...] about Whole Foods Recalls Cheddar
If you think morning sickness is bad, you definitely do not want to get food poisoning. Food poisoning is bad enough when you are not pregnant, but it is even worse when you are and can lead to premature delivery, infection in your newborn or stillbirth. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to food-borne illness, according to the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, so … [Read more...] about What Not to Eat on a Pregnancy Diet
A positive pregnancy test creates a wide range of emotions and concerns. After the initial excitement wears off, many pregnant women start wondering what is safe during pregnancy. A healthy diet during pregnancy is important to the developing baby. Just as important is learning the foods to avoid during pregnancy. Many foods on the list to avoid during pregnancy can potentially … [Read more...] about What Foods Should Be Avoided in Pregnancy?