The Lifestyle Blog

Maintaining healthy eating habits, cooking from scratch, and sourcing high-quality ingredients can seem daunting. However, when it becomes a lifestyle, it is natural and provides invaluable rewards. These blogs provide tips on how to create the lifestyle and stay motivated to make the effort because it's worth it.

The topics I write about apply to anyone, but families raising children face unique challenges when it comes to mealtimes, such as fussy eaters, varying dietary preferences within the family, and working parents who struggle to find time to cook. You will find blogs that speak to problems that are unique to families, so you can enjoy cooking and bring your family together at the table.
May 22, 2024
Family Picnic Dinner – al Fresco!

A family picnic dinner is a fun family outing anytime the weather allows and is also a great solution for when your kids' sports games and practices clash with dinnertime. Bringing a picnic to the game or practice helps you plan an easy and wholesome homemade family dinner. Plus, if a treat is offered after […]

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April 15, 2024
8 Compelling Reasons to Serve at the Table

If you normally plate your family's dinner in the kitchen, serve at the table instead. This simple shift can make a profound difference in your family's health and make mealtimes more meaningful. Here is why it's worthwhile: 1. Portion Control Serving at the table helps manage portion control. When you plate your food in the […]

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December 17, 2023
The Better Brunch

It's not always worth to order in, for your health, experience, and wallet. In this short story, you'll find meaningful inspiration for your next family brunch.

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December 14, 2023
Meaningful and Practical Gift Ideas

Return to The Table Holiday Gift Guide If you're looking for some gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season, consider the gift of good food and kitchen accessories to help those you love easily make delicious meals and memories. I've been giving food products and kitchen tools as gifts for the past twenty years, and […]

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November 5, 2023
Pasta from Italy

It's Best from the Source The Italians are the masters when it comes to pasta, so it makes sense to go right to the source for several reasons. In Italy, you will find high-quality pasta, learn the best way to cook it and discover how to eat it to improve your experience- both for your […]

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October 30, 2023
Cooking Pasta to Perfection

Al Dente Pasta for the Taste and Your Health When it comes to pasta, learn from the Italians. They are the masters at cooking pasta and creating simple, delectable pasta dishes. Any Italian will tell you the only way to cook pasta is al dente. "Al dente" is an Italian term that refers to pasta […]

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October 29, 2023
French and Italian Flour

Less Gluten, Better Quality If you've ever been to France or Italy, you might have noticed it was easier to digest bread, pasta, and pastries there than in the United States. Even individuals with gluten sensitivity report they can enjoy these foods without any adverse reactions. In this article, I will share some insights that […]

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September 26, 2023
You are How You Eat

Essential Healthy Eating Habits You've probably heard the saying, "You are what you eat," meaning eating healthy food is crucial for good health. However, the right food is not enough. How you eat matters just as much as what you eat. When I say "how you eat," I'm referring to factors such as where you […]

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August 9, 2023
The French Paradox 

The Secret to Eating Well and Balancing Your Health and Weight Maybe you’ve heard of the French Paradox. It’s an age-old question, “How can the French routinely eat bread, cheese, butter, cream, and croissants and stay thin?” Since many people believe these foods cause weight gain, how the French can consume these foods and stay […]

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July 7, 2023
No Milk With Dinner

Serving milk with dinner is filling and can ruin a child’s appetite for the meal. In addition, the taste of milk conflicts with and overshadows the flavor of the food, making the food less attractive. Instead of serving milk with dinner, do like the French and Italians and serve calcium-rich foods after dinner as a course.  

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July 5, 2023
Healthy Food: What to Watch Out For

Food companies are savvy at marketing processed foods as wholesome and healthy. Read this post to learn three questions to ask to assure you are buying the quality food you think you are.

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June 29, 2023
Easy Tomato Sauce

With San Marzano Canned Tomatoes You May Also Be Interested in: Pasta from Italy Cooking Pasta to Perfection French and Italian Flour

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