I was inspired to try this on beef when I saw a friend use the same preparation for pork tenderloin. I finished it slightly different, but I still love the results. The onions and mushrooms to finish this are cooked in the same skillet while the roast rests before cutting. (Note: This makes awesome roast beef for sandwiches the next day.) Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: About 45 minutes Serves 6   1 (1.5 pound) Laura’s Lean Beef Eye … continued…

Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy

I love mixing fruit flavors with mustard – especially with fruit that is coming into season. If you are lucky, you’ve already gotten to enjoy some early peaches. I gave the flank steak a similar treatment to cooking brisket, but faster. If you want to really play on the peach theme, grill or broil some fresh peach halves to serve alongside of the steak. Prep time: about 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves 6   1 Laura’s Lean Beef … continued…

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Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Memorable Meals

I was recently shopping in a store with lots of antiques and homemade pieces and came across a beautiful bulletin board that I just had to replicate and share. The piece I originally saw used an antique picture frame, minus the picture, and was hugely expensive. But what was so cool about the whole piece is that where the picture and glass once were, there was chicken wire with small clips holding memorabilia. I immediately thought of my kids and … continued…

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Decorating Tips DIY Pam Freeman

I am having an all-out fan-fest with porcini mushrooms. I have not gotten my hands on fresh porcini (my own quest), but I am playing around with dried porcini as often as I can. Because they are expensive, I look for ways to get a big bang for the buck, and I like the results I get using the porcini as a rub. Before I use any of the bigger pieces, I sift the dried porcini a bit to catch … continued…

Ribeye with Porcici and Rosemary Butter
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This is near and dear to my heart because I have a strong family history of melanoma. As someone who loves exercising outdoors, I have had to be proactive and take extra precautions for prevention since consistent exercise outdoors means consistent exposure to the sun’s rays. Did you know that skin cancer affects 1 in 5 Americans? It is estimated that over 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year. There are 3 … continued…

Fitness Healthy Habits Judy Eggebeen

Now is a good time to start thinking ahead for summer produce. The best option is to grow your own but if that isn’t possible or if you don’t have the space to grow everything then start checking out local resources. Eating produce seasonally and locally is so much better for your health and your community. The produce at the grocery store has traveled an average of 1,500 miles to reach you. That means it could have been picked too … continued…

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Community Involvement Gardening Jenny Kramer, RD Natural Farming

This is our take on a classic. Helpful hint: use soft corn tortillas, not flour tortillas, which get gummy in the soup. The tortilla strips act like noodles. I love using corn on the cob and getting a little extra flavor from the cobs themselves, but you don’t have to do this. A drained can of corn will serve in place of corn on the cob. Prep Time: About 15 minutes Cook Time: About 20 minutes Serves 8 1 tablespoon … continued…

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Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Memorable Meals

Last Spring we talked about the importance of good exercise shoes in the post “Exercise Shoes: More than an Accessory.” In that post we learned that shoes should be replaced every 350-500 miles (depending on what you are doing and how much you weigh). If you primarily exercise outside, you know that your shoes can get dirty well before it is time to replace them, so here is a great way to clean them so they look like you just … continued…

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DIY Fitness Judy Eggebeen Tips, Tools & Techniques

How about a filling snack? I’ve been thinking about a twist to my brother’s pepperoni roll for a while–I needed it to be both beefy and easy. That’s when I thought about the refrigerated crescent rolls. One roll makes a good snack; two rolls make a satisfying dinner. Prep time: About 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 32 rolls   1 pound Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Sirloin 2 ounces stick pepperoni, finely diced 1 18-ounce jar pizza sauce 4 … continued…

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Barb Freda Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Snacks

Garlic – I love it so much and apparently so does the rest of the world because April 19th has been declared National Garlic Day. Garlic is a member of the onion family, if you’ve ever opened a fresh garlic and shallot then you won’t be surprised that they are cousins. It is generally planted in the fall and harvested the next summer. The cloves of the garlic are most often used but you can actually eat almost all of … continued…

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Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques