Brown bagging it at lunch time is a great way to control calories and keep more cash in my wallet. I keep on track with my diet by knowing exactly what I’m eating.

Ice cream has origins in ancient China and Greece, where people mixed snow, fruits and syrups to create sweet treats. Sorbets and ices were served to the wealthy in ancient Rome and Persiato mark special occasions.

It’s barely mid-July, and with a lot of 100-degree days ahead, the last thing I want to do as summer heats up is spend a lot of time over a hot stove making dinner.

When my family gathers for meals, I’m often in charge of desserts, and I’ve already started working on the treats I’ll take to my sister’s Monday for Fourth of July festivities.

During her spring break visit last month, my mom brought me a spiral vegetable slicer. She picked up a few in the bargain bin at a craft store and thought my siblings and I would enjoy using them.

A couple of days before my family’s Easter gathering, while my mom, sister and I were out shopping for the ingredients we’d need for the big meal, my mom decided she wanted to add her grandmother’s Magic Lemon Pie to the menu.

Italian food has long been a favorite of mine, but I developed an even greater affinity for cooking it after tasting what students in Central Texas College’s culinary arts program did with fennel during an Iron Chef challenge about three years ago.

Winter is my favorite time of year, partly because citrus is in season. Nothing brightens a meal like the sweet, tangy zing of a lemon, orange, grapefruit or tangerine.

Even though fall’s cooler temperatures have been hit or miss so far, Halloween weekend seemed like a good time to get in season with a batch of chili.

I’m temporarily staying in a house without a dishwasher, which has inspired me to pull out some of my favorite one-pot meals so there’s less to clean up.

While cleaning out cabinets in my kitchen over the weekend, I found a stash of recipe cards that weren’t filed in the box I use to organize the hundreds of recipes I’ve collected over the years.

While I enjoy cooking using a number of methods, I’ve always loved baking best.

It’s almost time for another school year, which means getting meals ready in a hurry to ensure there’s time for breakfast before heading to school.

If I could only eat one style of food for the rest of my life, it would be Tex-Mex.

While fresh blueberries are in abundance, I like to eat them in everything from smoothies and cereal to salads and desserts.

A friend gave me a bunch of zucchini from her garden this weekend, so I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite recipes for fresh zucchini.

With summer right around the corner and the temperature starting to heat up, I’m ready to start eating lighter meals for lunch and dinner. Nothing’s worse on a hot day than a heavy meal at night.

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