I am a little particular when it comes to Italian food, and for good reason. I am half Italian (my mom’s side) and she raised me on old-school, homemade stuff. So I have pretty high standards. Keeping this in mind, when I was invited to a blogger dinner at Avero, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t dine out at Italian restaurants all that frequently only because when I go over to my parents, that’s … Read entire article »
Now that kids are back to school and life is in full force it’s totally time to get down to business with the meals. I try as hard as possible to keep my son healthy, especially since I grew up battling the bulge. It’s not always an easy task to get your kids to really and truly understand the value of health and eating well! And if your house is like mine, you’re always fighting … Read entire article »
The taste of an authentic Italian meal from a microwave? Barilla Microwaveable Meals pass this Italian’s test!
I am half Italian, and for many of you, you know how discriminating our tastes can be when it comes to Italian cuisine. I am a wife, Mom, full-time working-woman on the go and I rarely have time to whip up a culinary masterpiece for my work-time lunches. When I received Barilla Microwaveable Meals to try, I thought this would be a great opportunity to take my lunch up a few notches on both the … Read entire article »
First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign has raised awareness about the problem of childhood obesity. A new app called Smash Your Food, now available in the Apple App Store for $2.99, aims to make it easier for parents and kids to learn about healthy foods together. Smash Your Food was the winner of Michelle Obama’s “Apps For Healthy Kids” National Contest and was selected from hundreds of submitted games by industry leaders, including Mark Pincus, … Read entire article »
My son celebrated his first birthday on April 6th. I was so swept up in planning the details of his birthday party that I forgot to plan my Easter dinner. Two sites came to my rescue. The first is Martie Knows Parties, which is written by my dear friend and entertaining-expert Martie Duncan. The second is Making Life Better, which in run by the maker of some of my favorite foods Unilever. Martie provides tips on how … Read entire article »