Oats have been a staple in the traditional American diet for years, and much like the potato has been under scrutiny.

One of my favorite things to do with my husband is make a bucket list of the experiences we want to share together. We have done everything from zip lining across the jungle to taking paper Valentine hearts to nursing home residents.

When you hear “chia,” you may immediately think of the well-known green Chia Pets. However, chia seeds have recently become a staple food in health food stores for their promising health benefits.

With the hustle and bustle of back to school approaching, your family might find it challenging to enjoy dinner together, consistently. Putting a healthy dinner on the table and making it one your family will enjoy is not as hard as you might envision.

It’s always unfortunate when a longtime local eating establishment closes its doors, but I was particularly sad to see Las Casas in Temple close down over the weekend.

Ah, the dog days of summer are here. Last-minute vacations, sweating while shopping in the brutal Texas heat, and purging your house to get rid of the old, making room for the new and reorganizing everything to get ready for the school year.

Discover the wonder of reading at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library. This is the week for National Book Lovers Day, and to celebrate I am reading a favorite book of mine, “Persepolis,” by Marjane Satrapi, and “Beowulf,” both of which I recommend.

When seeking out foods with optimal nutrient content to improve cardiovascular health, look no further than these easy-to-find foods at your local grocery store.

I can’t imagine what it would be like to find out I had a life-threatening illness — and the treatment of that illness would force me to put my life on hold for a year or more.