The flavors of stuffed cabbage are a comfort to me – but the many prep steps… not so much. So I broke the recipe down into its parts, cooked it up as a one-dish meal and made it simple and delicious. This is so good, I know people who think they don’t like cabbage will like it. And it just seems to feed an army. Make some, freeze half, and you’ve got another meal for later in the month. Prep … continued…

Unstuffed Cabbage
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy

This month my kids are crazy busy with back to school, after school activities, homework and new routines. But after a wonderful summer of swimming, traveling and lazy days, they still like to hang onto the fun by talking about it. As a family, we often find ourselves reminiscing at the dinner table or commenting about how we’d really like to be on vacation right now. This year, I decided it might be nice for my kids to have a … continued…

Pam Freeman

It is not a secret that obesity rates in our country have been on the rise. Many people do not think there is anything they can do to really have a big impact on the obesity epidemic, but I am here to try and change that way of thinking! One of the best ways we can change the obesity patterns in our country is to start with our kids. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, so let’s take this … continued…

Fitness Healthy Habits Judy Eggebeen

This is a lighter way to make meatloaf–combining lean beef with ground turkey, old-fashioned oats, and some traditional spices. I shape this into two loaves and bake them out of loaf pans in order to get maximum crust. You could also make one, larger loaf and top it with a blend of ketchup, brown sugar and mustard for a sweet topping so many people know and love. (Note: if you do use a single loaf pan, you’ll have to increase … continued…

Oatmeal Meatloaf
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Holiday Cooking Memorable Meals

The story of Laura’s Lean Beef is the stuff of legends – well, for those of us who love it when the family farm is saved, the little guy (or gal, in this instance) makes good, the food world is made better and everyone lives happily ever after.   So here’s how it started. Laura Freeman came home to her family’s central Kentucky farm after years away, becoming the seventh generation farmer in her family. Family farms are special places, … continued…

Barb Freda Behind the Scenes at LLB

Chances are you or someone you know suffers from knee pain. In fact, pain from arthritis in general affects more than 70 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability in older adults. Knee pain from arthritis tends to be the most common type of joint pain reported, and can unfortunately be a common barrier to exercise and being active. Therefore, chronic knee pain from arthritis can lead to muscle atrophy, decreased mobility, and poor balance. Many people believe … continued…

Fitness Judy Eggebeen

For the past 6 years our office, located in Lexington, Kentucky was leasing office space that wasn’t really the best fit for our needs. So when our lease was up we decided to upgrade to a new office that we all agree, much better suits us. We are now located in a beautiful new office space only about 15 minutes from our previous location overlooking an area called Hamburg. Anyone who has ever been through Lexington, might know about this … continued…

Behind the Scenes at LLB Contests & Giveaways

This proved to be the perfect way to use up extra barbecue beef (see our Slow Cooker BBQ recipe) and some red beans and rice that were in the fridge. Not a soul knew this was a “leftover” meal. I use these incredible tortillas I’ve found recently–Joseph’s. The tortillas have flax, oat bran and whole wheat flour, and each has just 70 calories, no saturated fat and 6 grams of fiber. If you can’t find them, ask your grocer about … continued…

Barbecue Rice and Bean Tortillas
Barb Freda Contests & Giveaways Healthy, Delicious Recipes

Ok, as I say every year, Yuck! I love spending summer with my kids. And, I’m always sad to see them go back to school. With that said, preparing for back to school always centers around buying uniforms, school supplies and preparing for packed lunches. Last year I showed lots of cool lunch storage containers that can make packing what goes inside the lunchbox a breeze. This year, I want to focus on the lunchbox itself. Between my two kids, … continued…

Contests & Giveaways DIY Foodie Gift Ideas Pam Freeman Tips, Tools & Techniques

Stir-fries are among the simplest and quickest meals to put together. All the ingredients are cut to sizes that cook quickly. I aimed to make this a 6-ingredient recipe (the sesame seed garnish is optional) to minimize your cutting. I use store-bought black bean sauce in this, but it might be too pungent for some of your pickier eaters. You can substitute hoisin sauce or teriyaki sauce for the black bean sauce. Quick cooking means the stove is on only … continued…

Stir-fried-steak
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